Friday Favorites #6 (Granola Bars, Music, Fall Nail Colors)

Happy Friday! I don’t know about you guys, but for me this week has been a long one. This weekend I don’t have any specific plans, but I do hope to get some baking done for a recipe post I … Continue reading

Friday Favorites #5 (Candles, Etsy, TV.)

Knock, knock. Who’s there? The WEEKEND!!   I hope you guys had a good week. I spent most of it studying (and finishing!) biology and freaking out over fall finally being here!! Que the pumpkin spice everything from now until … Continue reading

Friday Favorites #4

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Happy weekend y’all! This week has been super packed for me. I’ve had so much going on, and I’m looking forward to the weekend. I’m going to hang with the fam and take it easy the next couple days. Today I’m going to do one of my favorite posts; Friday favorites! So lets get into  it –>

Ari by Ariana Grande Rollerball Perfume  –


I love buying perfumes in rollerball form because (a.) they’re cheaper than a full sized bottle and (b.) they’re just the right amount! By the time I use up a whole bottle of perfume I’m so tired of the scent. Please tell me I’m not alone… This way is a win win. This perfume has a sweet, girly scent to it. It’s light, but strong at the same time. I know, I’m bad at describing scents 😉 All I can say is that it’s amazing ❤

Urban Decay “Sin” Eye Shadow


Please excuse the horrid selfie pictured above. Yikes! Anywho, I’m not usually an eye shadow girl (I typically stick to mascara and that’s it for eye makeup). However, I’ve been getting into neutral/earth-tone shades  lately. This color is the perfect pink with sparkle and shine. It lasts a long time and has great pigmentation. If you have the 1st Naked Palette from Urban Decay, then you already own this color. LOVE.

La Croix Sparkling Water



This stuff is SO good! I’m a huge sparkling water fan, but sometimes I like for my water to have a little flavor. This drink is perfect! My favorite flavors currently are berry and lime, but I like pretty much every kind they make 😉 They’re so refreshing and perfect for a hot summer day.


“Come Alive (Dry Bones)” – Lauren Daigle

Every time I hear this song, I feel God’s presence. I’m such a fan of Lauren’s and love how God is working through her. Her music has such a great message and her voice is beautiful. This song gives me such peace. Whenever my day is getting so busy and I need a moment of calm, I listen to this song.


Jesus > Religion by Jefferson Bethke


Jefferson Bethke has only written two books, but he is one of my favorite authors. I love his take on the world and on Christianity. The book is based off this video on his YouTube channel. If you’re curious about Christianity, have been a Christian all your life, or anywhere in between, this book is for you. It has been such a blessing to me. p.s if you guys would like for me to make a post sharing my favorite christian books, let me know.


That’s it for this FF! I hope y’all have a great first weekend of summer 2016 🙂 Talk to you in my next post ❤



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Friday Favorites #3


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Happy Friday! I hope you all have had a good week thus far. As you know, I love sharing my Friday Favorite’s with you guys. I think this link-up is so fun, and I always find new things to check out 🙂 So let’s jump in —->

Ashland “Salted Caramel” Candle


Candles are a default gift for me and I’m sure many others. They’re so relaxing to watch burn and make your room smell super yummy! I love most scents, but have a soft spot in my heart for sugary/sweet scents. So, when I got this “Salted Caramel” candle as a gift, I freaked out. I love it so much, my Grandma even got me a back up. She said she got these candles from Michaels Craft Store, but I couldn’t find this specific scent on their website. Honestly, this scent is very duplicable, so you could get any salted caramel candle and it would be super similar 😉

Forever 21 Purse


I bought this purse on my birthday a few weeks ago. I saw it sitting all by itself near the check out and I had to get it! I love how it’s plenty big, but not like a suitcase big. Also, the strap can be adjusted too, which I love. I typically get a new purse about once a year. I’m not sure why, but I go through purses quite often, haha. I tried to find this exact purse on F21’s website, but couldn’t. However, I did find one sorta similar here.




I am not going to lie, I may have a slight gum addiction…. In my defense I did go without gum for almost 3 years due to braces, so I need to get reacquainted with my old friend 😉 This flavor is SO good! It’s Bubble-Mint by Orbit. It’s amazing, not too minty or too sweet, just right. It’s always sold out at my drugstore, so whenever I find it, I stock up. I even turned my family onto it as well. Now were all gum lovers!


Lately I have been finding such amazing music to listen to! I literally could list 10+ songs. But, I digress and have chosen 2 instead.

Let it go – James Bay

I typically only like a few songs off an album. However, recently I’ve been loving James Bay’s whole album. His voice reminds me of Ed Sheeran and John Mayer (two artists I love). “Let it go” is such a gorgeous song with even more beautiful lyrics. No matter what kind of music you like, I’m 99% sure you’ll like his music.

Do you wanna be happy? – Kirk Franklin

I loved this song the first time I heard Kirk perform it on the Dove Awards. That performance made me feel like I was IN church. The lyrics are so true. “Don’t get stuck in how you feel. Say, ‘Jesus take the wheel,’ the love you need he already gave…” Those words always resonate with me every time I hear them. It reminds me that I need to trust God. He knows which people do and don’t need to be in my life. He knows what’s best for me. I just need to be patient and trust in Him.



Shameless plug. I know, I know… I recently made an IG (@graceful_coffee) just for my blog and love posting on it. I’m a total photography lover. I could spend hours and hours editing pictures, so I share some of my favorites on that platform.Yes, I did take this screen shot before I updated the IG app. What do you guys think of the update? I kinda like the all “white and black theme,” but kinda preferred the original icon. Oh well, as long as I can share pics that’s all that matters right?!


That’s all my favorites this week! It’s finally starting to feel like spring where I live so I’m super pumped for spending more time on the deck outside. Gotta get that Vitamin D 😉 Happy weekend <333

Question time:

Do you like the new Instagram icon?

What’s your favorite candle scent?


Thanks for reading,