What’s up, Weekend? {11/24} 6

What's up, weekend?

Happy Friday and Welcome to the ‘What’s up, Weekend?’ Friday Link Up!

Welcome to the Happy Friday link-up that Charlotte, from My Pixie Blog, Beth from The Beth Next Door and I host call, ‘What’s up, Weekend?’

For three years now, Fridays have always been (and always will be) a place where I reflect on the happy and grateful things in our lives, but more specifically from the last week. To expand upon that, this link-up is now open to any post that relates to happy things, happy lists, gratitude lists, faves of the week or it could also be your practice to greet the weekend with a bang/open arms. Whatever your choice is, have fun with it. But please remember that any links that are just simply “dumped” or if your blog post does not mesh with our theme, it will be deleted.

For me personally, sometimes all it takes are gentle reminders of things that have made me grateful or appreciative during the week. We live in a world full of conflict, disaster, chaos, poverty, famine, and tragedy – you name it. Reflecting on the positive, I personally find, makes me more mindful, gracious and appreciative of all things, big and small.

You can be having the worst of weeks but I always, always manage to find things to be happy or grateful for. So, I hope writing out your lists makes you happy, too!

What's up, Wednesday?

**When adding your blog post link, please remember that this is not a link dump; if it is not an appropriate link, it will be deleted.**

– – – – –

Grateful and Happy things of the Week:

  • Andrea temporarily fixing my phone last weekend for approximately 18 hours.  I was grateful for all the efforts to MacGyver my phone and all the times phones were lent for me to use.
  • A weekend away with friends  It was good company, we drank our faces off, relaxed at the spa and enjoyed some good food.  I’m so glad we do this once or twice a year. 🙂

Blue Mountain


  • Seeing my pups after four nights away from them.  They also got groomed last Friday so it was nice to come home to some handsome fluffers. 

Charlie Baxtee

  • Changing up some furniture in our living room.  It feels like a totally new space. 
  • Taking a mental health day on Monday.  So, so needed and worth it.
  • Seeing some old, familiar faces at hydrotherapy on Tuesday evening.  We hadn’t seen them since Charlie had his first CCL surgery over two years ago, so it was nice to catch up with her.
  • Going our for a belated birthday dinner at this delicious Mexican restaurant in town.
  • Playing cards in the evening with Jeff.
  • Fresh linen.
  • Thinking ahead to this weekend and getting to see some gorgeous show dogs again.  🙂 🙂

show dogs

From last year’s show.

And lastly: LOVE these from Steph’s blog of the women’s conference she went to earlier in October

“If you meet someone and they feel you are too much for them, they are right. You do not dim your light for someone else’s.” – Carla Harris


“The names you give people and things matter. Words are power.” – Shonda Rimes

What are YOU happy or grateful for this week?

I’m so excited to be going to the Royal Canin Dog Show this weekend!!!  We went last year and it was so much fun seeing a ton of different dog breeds but most especially, the Bichon fluffs and the Great Danes. 🙂

What about YOU? What do you have planned for this weekend? Have a great weekend my friends! 🙂

– – –

If you haven’t already joined and would like to join an amazing group of supportive bloggers, look no further. It’s called The Peaceful Posse and its intended purpose is to be a safe and supportive place for bloggers to come hang out, share their posts, interact with others and much more. Come on over and join us! We’d love to have you. 🙂

– – –

Want to hop in on the fun?

Related Post

  • Glad you had a great weekend away. Lol at “we drank our faces off”
    Changing furniture around always gives a room a whole new look in minutes!
    Sounds like you had a great birthday dinner.
    Those quotes are lovely by the way.
    Have a great weekend

  • Jessica Bradshaw

    Girl! It sounds like you had such a great week. I am all about going on trips and coming home to my pups. They are always so excited. Love that you had a mental health day Monday. Those are always the best way to rejuvinate.

  • shootingstarsmag

    That’s great your weekend away went so well! It sounds lovely. And awww…your doggies are so cute!!


  • Thanks Lauren. I’ve got to brushed them up real good and looking dapper so I can try to get some Christmas cards. Gotta get that nailed down by this weekend, I’m running out of time man. Can’t believe it’s the end of November!!! Ahh!

  • Isn’t that one of the best parts? Coming home and getting such a happy and excited greeting. That really is my favorite. 🙂

    I need to have more mental health days. This time of year is so hard and trying, for many. And so much going on. I’ve got to be more kind to myself, that’s something I’ve got to work on.

    Hope you had a nice weekend babes!

  • Saw you reached out and emailed me. I’ll respond to that — in short, thank you. <3
    The weekend away was amazing and they need to happen way more often. I’m hoping to literally spend a few days at Christmas doing nothing at all, in my pajamas. I’m just not feeling Christmas this year, and I think it’s mostly because of family drama and BS that I want no part of.
    Anyways, I’ll write you this morning, check back later love. xoxo