Friday Favorites: Southern Charm returns, Bachelorette Returns, Birthday Boy and Mindfulness in the Morning

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This week flew by. We have another busy but Good weekend that I am looking forward to. I wanted to post this on Friday but the end of my week went a little sideways. To kick off the weekend, I am linking up with ErikaAndreaNarci for Friday Favorites and sharing what is bringing me Joy this week.

1) Return of Southern Charm

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Southern Charm is back...hallelujah! While I love my Hallmark Channel, I also love my Bravo. Southern Charm is Running Daddy and my favorite reality show. It returned this week just in time for Running Daddy's birthday. 

There was so much going on in this first episode that it was hard to keep up. There was so much drama going on in the off season and it was all brought up in the premier. It was so crazy Running Daddy and I had to rewind several times.

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Of course there was a dinner party at Patricia's house. Love her porch, didn't love the gold flatware. My niece always says that Patricia is my spirit animal. I could just watch her walk around her house, drink a martini and interact with her butler Michael. 

That Eliza Limehouse...she is going to be trouble!

Who else is into Southern Charm? It's the Best.

2) Return of The Bachelorette

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As I have mentioned before, I have watched every season of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette since it started. A fact I am not sure if I should be proud of or embarrassed by. Now that we are on season 9,000 of this show (ok, I exaggerate) I am looking forward to catching up on Hannah's season this weekend.

You see, Hannah G got the crazy edit on Colton's season.  Remember all of these gems?

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The question is...was it just an edit? Or is she really a little cray cray? We will soon find out.

We do let Hockey Guy watch this show now, but only some episodes and typically after we have already viewed it. His take on it is always funny and fascinating. Frankly, it is kind of a Good way to talk to tweens and tweens about finding the right kind of person to date and making Good choices. I know it is not for everyone, apparently one of those people is my girl Kelly Rippa! But we enjoy it and take it all in fun.

Ok, what are your thoughts on the new season and my girl Kelly Rippa? Yes, we are all too special to be fighting over a guy...but it makes Good tv.

3) Birthday Boy

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Running Daddy had a birthday this week. Last week he had an amazing week with totally crushing it in a Strong First competition dead lifting over 300 lbs and then winning the Volunteer of the Year award at Hockey Guy's school. He is Hallmark Hunk-like. He is funny, he is sweet, he is smart and just all around the Best

Our birthdays have been kind of upside down this year with my having a flu like illness for mine and Running Daddy's being the middle of the week. We will get caught up on our birthday dinners soon but all he said he really wanted for his birthday was cupcakes and Southern Charm.  He got both!

4) Mindfulness in the Morning

I will probably go more into this in a few weeks, but I have added something new into my morning routine. I have added in a little prayer and meditation to start my day. Every day. I get up, pour a coffee and head into the porch, although I have also done this outside. Sometimes I have a four-legged companion to help me get centered. I have been using a few apps with deep breathing and then some Bible reflections. It takes about fifteen minutes.

What I have noticed so far? I am less anxious and more focused. I truly think it is working, but regardless, I think it is a really Good way to start the day.

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Have the Best weekend!


  1. Your morning reflection time sounds like a great way to start the day. Happy birthday to your guy...he sounds like a real winner. :)

    1. Thank you Tanya! Appreciate you taking the time to comment.

  2. Love this- love that pink top on you AND I start my days with devotionals and prayers and it is the perfect way to kick off the positivity XO

  3. Thank you for the kind compliment. It is such a lovely way to start the say isn't it. THank you for taking the time to read and comment.

  4. I am so glad that Southern Charm & Bachelorette are back- they are two of my favorites!! I've watched Bachelor/Bachelorette since the beginning too (I'm a proud OG!)


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