Friday, January 10, 2014

High Five For Friday

A few months ago, I ventured off and decided to not partake in all of the weekly link ups I had been participating in.

I decided I would challenge myself to write content based on my daily life but I found out one important thing. Can you guess what it is?

I didn't "meet" as many new friends.

I maintained friendships but I found that I haven't gained many new readers based on having my blog just exist.

I have learned that making bloggy friends takes a little work. Link ups, commenting and quality content are among the important things.

So, since it has been awhile and I am very interested in finding new friends I decided to jump back on the H54F train with Lauren!

1. My two day weekend became a three day weekend due to the weather conditions. I could really get use to that! I spent most of the day reading, drinking coffee and staying warm under a blanket.

2. We accumulated approximately 12 inches of snow so we had a lot of fun building a snowman, creating frozen marbles and throwing snow at each other. Gotta love the self timer feature on the camera!

3. I am grateful that Madison hasn't had school at all this week. She was supposed to go back on Monday but due to the blizzard and frigid temps she has had the week off. Luckily, her babysitter kept the kids this week saving me the stress of making it to school in record time for pick up. She is an angel!

4. I finally had the time to sit down and catch up on my Bloglovin posts! I absolutely love reading all of your blog posts. Some make me laugh and some make me cry but I can truly appreciate the work and effort put into each one!

5. Although my drive in to work looked like this (a skating rink) I am counting my blessings that I haven't had an accident or flat tire! The snow and ice is starting to break apart leaving the roads in pothole/crater conditions! My normal 35 minute drive took me two hours one day and an hour and a half the next day. Despite the negative, it could be SO much worse!

I love this link up because it gives me a time of reflection and shows me what I should truly be grateful for.
I hope you had an awesome week! If you are a new visitor, drop me a comment so I know you stopped by for a visit and if you are a daily reader thank you for following along as always! Love to hear from you all!


  1. Glad you had time to catch up on bloglovin! We had like 0 degree temps here but no snow so we had to go in to work...let me tell you it sucked! Hope you have a great weekend!

  2. Glad you had a good week... and that you survived!

  3. I bet you're so glad it's thawing out up there. This week has been so weird because we had -30 windchills on Monday and today it was in the 50s!

  4. link ups are a great way to get your stuff out there and make contact with new people, which is why I am finding more and more of them. I forgot about this friday link up, I'll have to do it next week again. It looks so cold where you are, bbrrr put the snow is pretty!


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