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5 Things on Friday {January’s Highlights}

January was a good month! I scrolled through the pictures on my phone and came up with 5 categories of things that I enjoyed this month. Here they are!

1// Snow! We got about four inches of snow on January 7th, and it lasted four days! I enjoy having a few cold, gray days that I can spend cooped up at home each winter. It’s just so cozy!


2// Alli’s Visit – My parents and brother in law went on a two week trip out of the country, so my sister spent a long weekend with me while they were gone. We had so much fun watching Castle, eating, shopping and laughing…and we even did some freezer cooking!



3// Special memories – Paul and I attended a gospel concert featuring one of my favorite groups. The venue is one that we’ve visited many times, and it holds so many memories from the past ten years of my life! It’s a little country church in the foothills with some of the kindest people you’ll ever meet.

4// The Inauguration of our 45th President – I don’t mean this to be divisive at all, but I’ve been voting in Presidential elections for 12 years now and in the words of Andy Bernard on The Office, “It just feels good to win one!” While I’ll agree the choice was a little unconventional, I’m a conservative and have high hopes for our new President. If nothing else, I’m incredibly patriotic and just enjoyed all the festivities of inauguration day. I love seeing all of our nation’s living Presidents and First Ladies seated on that platform (even the ones I didn’t vote for!).

5// Winter Outfits! We finally had some “winter” weather this month that enabled me to wear some of my favorite outfits. I love layers and they’re even better when they can be worn without sweating!


A few of my favorite blog posts & videos from January:

What was your favorite thing about January?Β 


Linking up with High Five For Friday, Friday Favorites,Β andΒ Five on Friday


28 thoughts on “5 Things on Friday {January’s Highlights}

  1. #4 YES!!!! I agree 150% with you friend. I love that you had so much time with your sister. I hope my girls have a relationship like y’all do someday. Also snow!!!! I am so very, very jealous.


    1. Well, if your girls aren’t close now – don’t despair. Alli and I weren’t besties until I was in college. We are 7 years apart, so the age difference was challenging while we were growing up. We got along, we just weren’t BFF’s like we are now. πŸ™‚


  2. Your outfits are darling and we have barely had any snow in Iowa! Crazy for us! My kids are kind of bummed. The sun is out today so I am a happy camper! Have a great day! xoxo ERIN


  3. January was a great month!! I love your round up and am glad you got to enjoy a pretty big snow. I was always wishing for snow when we lived in the South and it never happened. Love your outfits, that you got to spend a weekend with your sister and we really enjoyed all of the presidential festivities, too. Hope you have a great weekend!


  4. Ah the snow! It’s hard to even remember it when it was 70 this week! But it was so pretty to see out the window. Love that you got some time with your sister (a little jealous!). And you know I was watching the inauguration too πŸ˜‰ It’s always fun to know someone else loves tradition and pomp as much as I do! I agree – seeing all the past presidents and First Ladies all together is just so neat! Have a great weekend!


  5. I love the photo at the top with the cat on the sofa looking out the window. The lighting and your home decor make it look so cozy – like the perfect spot to curl up with a good book! πŸ™‚ Haven’t had a chance to watch your freezer cooking video yet, but looking forward to that this weekend. I’ve been wanting to do a freezer cooking session for a while but am intimidated by the process, so I think your video will give me some inspiration on how to get started. πŸ™‚


  6. Whitney, I love seeing pictures of you & your sister – it looks like you have such a sweet friendship! I’m jealous of the snow you had – I live in northern Virginia and we haven’t even had an inch yet! I’m a snow lover so I hope we see some before spring. Enjoy your weekend πŸ™‚


  7. This post makes me smile! What an absolutely fantastic month you kicked off this new year with! I’m so with you on loving being in and cozy for a few days with some gorgeous snow to watch falling and to gaze out at while it lasts! We can have some brutal winters here in our area, but enjoyed only our second decent snowfall this week and it was/is beautiful! I love that you enjoyed that special time with your sister! I enjoyed the freezer meals vid that came out of it! πŸ˜‰ Hooray for a great concert and a time of fellowship with some of the nicest people! We sure enjoyed all the fun festivities of inauguration day here too! It stirs up such patriotism to celebrate our country’s history unfolding right before our eyes! I’m hopeful too and praying for our new President and Vice President! Loving all your super cute looks!!Wishing a wonderful upcoming weekend, sweet friend! xo


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