Make Me Up Mia: A Lifestyle & Beauty Blog: Five Friday Faves.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Five Friday Faves.

 Morning my sweet friends- I'm off work today but still had to get up and around for a morning full of errands before a busy weekend starts. 

Busy day today, then tomorrow we're off to KS just for the night to hang out with family and meet our new little nephew, which we are so excited about! 


Here are a few things from this week-

Just a few short months ago we were out celebrating Kim's engagement and now today is their big day. I can't wait to celebrate their love tonight at their wedding. I'm so excited to be doing her makeup today for her big day, I'll do my best to snap a few pics to share, I know she is going to be one stunning bride. 

I celebrated my 1 year blogiversary on Monday with a little giveaway. You all sure made my day with some super sweet comments! The giveaway is open until Sunday night, make sure to enter here

Kelli from A Deeper Joy and I are starting a new monthly link up and we wanted to share it with you today. It will be a once a month link up on the first Wednesday of each month, starting Wednesday July 2nd. We'd love to see what you have been loving each month! Share your new or rediscovered favorites from the previous month- beauty, food, home, tv, blogs, books, people, etc. Anything you want! It's a great way to discover new things. Feel free to throw in some un-faves too!

Not sure if you noticed, but I only posted 3 times this week. You're all familiar with it, the blogging struggle. Balancing blogging (posts, reading, emails), work and life. I know we are all trying to find our balance between our love for blogging and life. For me, I've started getting up early with Dustin and now I'm just going to shoot for posting 3 days a week instead of 5. Some weeks it might be more, but that's my plan. It's summer, we are leaving OK when our house sells and moving to FL, I want to enjoy summer and the time we have left with our family and best friends. So, I think this is going to be a really good balance for me. We'll see! 

We celebrated last night with a bachelorette party for Kim. It included a scavenger hunt downtown, sweet drinks, delicious treats and fun gifts for the gorgeous bride to be. We had such a fun time! I think she is officially ready to be wifey, which is just hours away now.

Have a great weekend friends, tell me what you're going to be up to? 


I'm linking up today with:

39 comments:

  1. Yay for weddings and blog birthdays!! Have a great weekend!

    www.madeintheshadeblog.com

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  2. Can't wait for your link up!! And happy blog birthday!! Have a great weekend!

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  3. You will do her make up wonderfully. And I love you and I love Kelli sooo I'm excited for you guys!!

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  4. Happy blogiversary! I hope you have a fantastic time at the wedding, and I'm sure the bride's makeup will look gorgeous!

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  5. Hope you have a wonderful time at the wedding and spending time with family this weekend!! Love the new link up!! Happy Friday :)

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  6. Yay for a new link up and your blogiversary!

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  7. The whole time I was reading this post I just kept thinking "this girl and I are practically the same person." I think we're besties now, k? Your friend is gorgeous!! Definitely be sure to post pics of her day--she'll make a stunning bride! Have fun!!

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  8. Have fun at the wedding tonight! There is nothing better than doing bridal makeup for someone you know - I've had the pleasure of doing it twice now. I'll know you'll make her look like a stunner. :) Enjoy your weekend, lady!

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  9. Balance....it seems to be the elusive thing we all search for! I hope you find it this summer :)

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  10. Yes...your #4 explains me perfectly right now! I only posted 3 time this week too and STILL felt overwhelmed. Know that I will always read your blog, even if you post less :) I get it!

    Have fun at the wedding tonight! I know the bride will be gorgeous because of you!! :) I wish I had known you when I got married!

    Can't wait to do the link-up with you! :)

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  11. Don't feel bad about the blogging. Here is the advice I gave another blogger the other day: "Here is the real issue: We got all these other bloggers trying to get A+s. Guests post when people are away. People staying up till midnight to make sure their face/blog is the first in a linkup. But, clearly, that mentality ain't going nowhere. I say forget it and you do you. If you posted three times a week I would still read your blog faithfully.".... Anyway, looking forward to the link up! Be sure to remind me of it closer to the 2nd bc I am quite forgetfull!

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  12. Good for you for moving to only 3 days a week. I think finding that balance is the hardest thing to do. And have fun at your wedding today!

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  13. Happy blogiversary and have an amazing time celebrating the wedding this weekend!

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  14. What a fun bachlorette party! I hope you have a wonderful time at the wedding! I can't wait to hear all about it next week! I can't wait to see how beautiful her makeup looks! I agree with Kelli, I wish you could have done my makeup for my wedding! So excited for the link-up-- what a fun idea :)

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  15. Sounds like an awesome weekend ahead. I only posted 3 times this week too, and it feels nice. I've been struggling with reading, writing, commenting and life. It's hard to fit it all in, I feel your pain girl! Can't wait to see pics of you all on IG. Happy weekend xoxo

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  16. I am SO excited about the linkup and will def. be linking up with y'all!! What a great idea!!
    And I completely agree with number four too.

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  17. Great idea with the new link-up! I'm marking my calendar to join in in a few days!

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  18. Happy Bloggiversary! I can't wait join your new link up! Have a fabulous weekend!

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  19. I'll need to remember the link up!!!!
    Have fun doing the make up today :)

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  20. Finding that balance is so key girl. I missed your daily posts this week but I agree sometimes it is nice to take a step back. I had a few posts done this week and it was so nice to just put them up instead of scrambling to write them during the week. Fingers crossed for that fab giveaway!!!

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  21. sometimes taking a step back from blogging is a needed thing, especially during the summer when there is so much to be doing!

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  22. Don't stress about posting 5x a week! I only post 3 times a week and I know I feel pressure to post 5x, but it's so unrealistic! Have fun meeting your new nephew! So exciting! Happy Friday!

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  23. Aw so fun!! I love Bachlorette parties! Sounds like you have a busy weekend! Have so much fun at the wedding!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

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  24. Um, YES I noticed your absence some this week and then I felt sad. For real. But totally understand it is all about balance! Have fun at the wedding tonight! XO

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  25. Hope you have an amazing time at the wedding!!! And can't wait to see your little nephew!! Have a great weekend!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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  26. YAY for meeting your new nephew!!! Happy weekend, pretty thing! xx

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  27. So fun when your friends get married! Have a wonderful time celebrating them.

    Woohoo for a new nephew!

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  28. Looks like loads of fun and such an eventful time! :)
    Hope you're having a lovely Friday!!xx

    ♥ ♡ ♥ ♡ GIVEAWAY ♥ ♡ ♥ ♡

    Creme de la Chic

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  29. "Balancing blogging (posts, reading, emails), work and life."

    Amen, girl. I'm trying to blog every day but I figure when I can do it, I will, and if it'll take me away from my husband and kid, I won't! Good for you. Looking forward to the monthly linkup! <3

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  30. 2. Congratulations on one year!!
    3. Sounds like a great link up! I'll be sure to join. :-)
    4. This struggle is real. I've been blogging for two weeks and I can see where things can pile up easily if not managed well. Great reminder to find balance.
    Have a great weekend!
    -Julie @ http://www.homegrownstateofmind.com

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  31. Can't wait for the new linkup! I feel you on the balance thing.. I'm okay with getting posts up but I'm having a really hard time keeping up with emails and comments lately. I feel so bad if I don't respond but it's an overwhelming feeling to never have enough time to get to the bottom of my inbox! Have SO much fun this weekend - can't wait to see picts!!

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  32. The new link up sounds awesome- looking forward to it! I hope you have a wonderful time at the wedding. :)

    xo Always, Abby

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  33. This link up sounds great!!!! So excited that u finally "announced" your big move! Makes it seem more real! Gosh I can't wait!!!!! I'm so happy for y'all! Xo

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  34. I know the blogging struggle too well, at least these last several weeks! It will be nice to let yourself enjoy summer + life for awhile. :) Congrats to your friend on her wedding! You all look beautiful!

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  35. Congratulations on your friends wedding! That's so exciting!!
    And I love what you said about living life which will later inspire your work--it's so true! As bloggers we sometimes forget that taking a break from blogging/internet/computer is actually so good for us! Lovely post!

    <(') Hoda | JooJoo Azad ~ Free Bird

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  36. Congrats to Kim on her wedding! So exciting! I know the struggle with finding the balance and have had a hard time with this as well but cutting back the times you blog {and being okay with it} really does help!

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  37. Putting it on my calendar to link up on the monthly favorites! Can't wait!

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