Friday Favorites - Valentine's Edition!!

Friday, February 12, 2021

Happy Fri-YAY!! Is it just me or has this week gone by SO fast?!? Last week was, what felt like, the longest week of my life!!! Maybe time is balancing out? ;) 

Anyway, it's Friday favorites time!! You already know the drill. I'm linking up with Andrea and Erika to share some VALENTINE'S Day favorites!! 

First off...

Look at how cute these Valentine graphics are?! I'm in love!! And yes, I'll be using them throughout the rest of the month ;) 

Speaking of graphics...

Don't forget to check out my February graphics!! You can find them HERE!! 

Moving along, I have some Valentine's outfits for you!! 

I realized while making this post that I wear a TON of pink!! I mean I have 3 pink sweatshirts that look exactly. the. same. But whatever, it is my favorite color!!

We are starting with this sweater from Amazon!! I've worn it once...Thanks, Covid. Buuuuutttttt, when I did wear it, it was super comfortable and cute!! Win, win!! And I mean, Amazon...

Second, up is this adorable shirt from Altar'd State!! (different color but on BIG sale!!) I LOVE!! This color...chef's kisses. I love the ruffles and the turtleneck!! I paired it with these shoes!!

Next, we have my new favorite top. How cute!?! I'm in LOVE with this color and the fit!! Also from Altar'd State (once again, couldn't find the same color, but this mauve is so cute!!), and once again, wearing these shoes!! 

Side note...I'm wearing these jeans!!

Okay, I'm so annoying. But here I am again raving about my favorite sweatshirt from Wal-Mart. I've talked about this sweatshirt SO much. If I haven't convinced you to get all 10 colors then I don't know what will. Leggings are my fave from here!!

Also, I'm wearing a large in this one but...

A medium in this one!! Yeah, I have this sweatshirt in 4 colors...oops!! This light pink is giving me ALL the Valentine's vibes!! I may or may not be wearing this on Valentine's day...

I'm wearing leggings in this pic but...

Yoga pants are my preferred way to wear it!! (sale alert!!!)

So, this sweater is from TJ Max, so, unfortunately, I can't find the exact link, BUT, this one is very similar!! Same brand, same texture, just different colors!! I love it!! 

No, not me sharing another pink sweatshirt. Sorry guys. But anyway, I love this pink sweatshirt from Amazon!! The one I'm wearing is currently out of stock, but this one is almost identical!! Probably one of my most worn items of this winter!! Same leggings from here!!

This sweater has been sitting in my closet for the last 4 months begging me to wear it. I will...eventually ;) But, I do love it!! First off, the red, so cute!! Second, it is so comfortable!! Third, I love the sleeves!! Another Amazon favorite!!

And finally, for those of you who are joining me in the Alabama heat, this one's for you!! As I'm writing this, it's 70 degrees!! UGH!!! But, this Amazon shirt is getting me through it. I LOVE this top!! I have it in pink and red...either would work for your Valentine's day occasion!! 

I thought that I would share some of our Valentine decor that we have going on!! It's not much, but it definitely gets us in the Valentine's Day mood!!

If you missed it, a few weeks ago I talked about our coffee station!! Since then, we've changed it up a bit, and we now have a little tray AND a tea bowl!! And, it's a heart! How cute!!

A little love towel...

We added a few hearts to our wreath...

A little "love" sign...

Some heart picture frames...

We added a bit of decor to our fireplace...

And finally, we brought out this pink candle!!

And for this week's photo dump...of Ollie ;)

Look at how he crossed his legs!! Haha!!!

After a busy day (of doing nothing ;)) Ollie was very tired...

Okay, who am I kidding...This is him every day๐Ÿ˜‚

We got a new swivel chair and Ollie LOVES it!!

Side note - We have a blanket over it so it doesn't get dirty!!

Spoiled rotten. 

Next up...Some Superbowl fun!! I was going to do a little "recap" but I didn't get enough photos, so I hope you enjoy this one pic of Huddy and I and our food...yeah.

We recently got an air fryer so we are in need of some recipes!! Let me know if you have any good ones!!

We made monzarella sticks (in the air fryer)...

Cauliflower gnocchi (in the airfryer)...

Our favorite chocolate chip cheese bowl (recipe here)...

And finally, Mexican layered dip!! It's safe to say that we were a *little* full ;)

This sunrise from last week was absolutely GORGEOUS!!! 

I mean, how pretty!!!

God is so big.

So big.

I went to the lake this past weekend with my grandparents so that was FOR SURE a favorite!!!

The lake instantly puts me at ease.

Look at who I caught giving some cuddles the other day!!!

Huddy and Ollie!! Speaking of Huddy...

Look at who got his second deer!!! 

They're done for the season now, but they went out with a bang!!

To finish off this post, I'm sharing some book recommendations!! First off, I'm sharing some books to read during Black History Month...

1. Dear Martin by Nic Stone
2. Me and My White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad
3. Stamped by Jason Reynolds
4. You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson
5. Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
6. Uncomfortable Conversations With a Black Man by Emmanuel Acho
7. March by John Lewis - A great comic book!!
8. On The Come Up by Angie Thomas
9. Punching The Air by Ibi Zoboi 
10. All American Boys by Jason Reynolds

And some Valentine books to read this weekend...

1. To All The Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han - The third movie comes out today!!!!
2. You Should See Me In A Crown by Leah Johnson
3. The Selection by Kiera Cass - Not necessarily a "romance" book, but a great book with a great love story!!
4. The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han

This made me laugh this week...Couldn't be more true!!!

Okay, whew!!! I am wrapping up this post with some words of encouragement...

Alexa, play The Climb by Miley Cyrus...

Sometimes we need this simple reminder๐Ÿ™‚

WHEW!!! This post is WAY longer than intended but I hope you enjoyed it!!! Thank you SO much for stopping by today and I hope you have the best Valentine's Day weekend!! I love each and every one of you!!!


  1. Love all of your new graphics!! Love you lots, Ella!

  2. Love all of your Valentine outfits- adorable! :)

  3. Loved all your pink sweaters and now I need that shirt from Wal-Mart in pink!!! Your number graphics made me so happy as did the Valentine was just the right touches! Happy Friday!

  4. Your graphics are very nice! And I love all of your outfits. Good job Huddy on the deer.
    Do you guys get the deer meat processed too?

  5. Great post Ella! Love all of your valentines outfits!! Love you ๐Ÿ˜˜

  6. You have the cutest style!! I love all your graphics!! I very much enjoyed this festive post!!

  7. So many darling pink sweaters! Love those photos of Ollie! He's such a cutie!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  8. Love everything about this post, Ella! Especially the lake pics ๐Ÿ˜‰. And the words of encouragement. As always, you inspire me and I love you ❤️

  9. Still obsessed with graphics and loving all these Valentine's Day inspired looks! Enjoy your weekend!

  10. So many fun things here! My family would LOVE that cheesecake dip with nilla wafers. Have a great weekend!!

  11. You have so many cute pink/red tops for Valentine's day! What beautiful sunrise photos.

  12. Love the pink tops, you keep encouraging me towards that Walmart sweatshirt! Cauliflower gnocchi sounds like a recipe I'd like! Have a good weekend!

    1. Yes!! I recommend it 100%!! It’s from Trader Joe’s!! Thank you!!

  13. Champagne toast is my favorite scent at BBW. I love all the pink you are wearing. So many cute tops! Your pup has a similar look to my dog. So cute. Have a great weekend!

    1. It smells so good!! Thank you!! What breed is your dog? Ollie is a rat terrier!!

  14. You always wear such cute outfits! Your super bowl food looks so good! I didn't watch or get a chance to make any food this year, but the food is definitely the best part! ;) And those sunsets are gorgeous!

    1. Thank you!! It’s is the best part for sure!! And the commercials!

  15. Great post the outfits you picked out! Also we just bought an air fryer too...I love Gina's recipes on many yummy and easy ones!

    1. Thank you for this recommendation I will definitely be checking Gina out!!

  16. WOW! You are gonna cause me to go broke with all those cute tops! And I love cooking in my air fryer. Try chicken wings. I swear they are amazing!!

    Very cute blog. I love it!

    1. Haha!! That sounds so yummy!! We’ll have to try!! Thank you!!

  17. So many cute outfits in pink... my favorite color! LOVE your graphics! How do you create them?!

    1. Thank you Bri!! I create them through an app called Procreate!!

  18. Ella these graphics are too cute!! Seriously, love them! I have a couple air fryer recipes on my blog if you want to check them out. Just click "recipes" on the right side. My favorite are the southwest sweet potato fries :)

    1. Thank you!! That sounds so yummy!! We’ll have to check them out!!

  19. Ella, I love all of your pink sweaters and sweatshirts! All the shades of it look wonderful on you. There's no shame in owning a dozen different pink tops! I always love your Ollie photo dumps, too. What a darling little pup. The sunrise and lake photos are absolutely beautiful, too. Evidence of something so much greater than us! We just got an air fryer for Christmas and love it, but haven't tried mozzarella sticks in it yet. I will keep that in mind, for sure! Thanks for linking with me.