Friday 5+1 (5 Things I Like + 1 Thing I Don’t) + A Giveaway!

Happy Friday!

I hope you’ve had a great week and are ready to roll into the weekend.  You can really tell the seasons are changing around here, and I love how beautiful it is here in the Midwest this time of year.  

Let’s get started!

I’m in love with this client kitchen remodel from Worthing Court.   As someone who really wants to incorporate more gray into my home that has a lot of brown/beige tile, seeing this look pulled off so beautifully gives me hope.  It’s so fresh and gorgeous, and goes to show that you can pull off gray kitchen cabinets and still have a light and bright kitchen.

Source: Worthing Court

Fall Nail Polish
I rarely get manicures, but splurged on one recently because I just love the beautiful fall color choices they offer.  On the left, “You Don’t Know Jacques” and on the right, “Nein! Nein! Nein! OK Fine!”  

Since I was going to Oktoberfest, I went with “Nein! Nein! Nein!” option.  (Boy, I swear my hands don’t seem that old looking in person…).

In keeping with the gray trend this post is taking, how about this beautiful shade of gray in this kitchen on the paneled fridge?  (I know it’s a House Beautiful photo, but don’t have the original source link, sorry).  The notes I have on it indicate that the paint color is Benjamin Moore’s Silhouette.  The hardware isn’t too shabby either.

Bad Lip Reading
I may have shared this one before, but it’s too funny not to share again.  The name says it all, and I have laughed so hard at some of these videos, it’s embarrassing.

I know the NFL isn’t the most popular organization right now, but this is one of my favorites:

Unroll Me
I haven’t had time to try this app yet, but it’s on my list.  The idea behind it, is that it will help you easily unsubscribe from email lists that may be overrunning your inbox.  I have so many, I don’t know where to start, so this looks like it will help make the job a whole lot easier!

What I Don’t Like – Insomnia
The one thing I don’t like, that has been wearing me down all week, is a bad case of insomnia!  For three nights in a row, I was looking at the clock, and ultimately awake at about 4:30 am.  Not fun.  Especially when you start getting anxious about not sleeping in the process.  I felt as tired as I was when I had a newborn.  Yes, that tired.  Fortunately, I finally got a great night of sleep last night.  It’s a whole new world today!

I don’t do a whole lot of giveaways, but this is one I think you’ll appreciate.  I really love the look of canvas prints, especially when I have some nice photos that I want to display.  It just changes things up a bit from the usual.  So, when Easy Canvas Prints contacted me, I couldn’t refuse.

I had one of our family photos made into a canvas print, and I just love it.

So, here’s your chance to win a 16×20 print + free shipping, for yourself!  Leave me a comment, and you’ll be entered to win.  The giveaway will stay open until Friday, October 3, 2014 at midnight, Eastern time.

Have a wonderful weekend!


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    Simply LKJ
    September 26, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    Love that gorgeous kitchen. And yes, those polish colors are my favorite. Currently sporting Nein on my toes. I so need that app!! I unsubcribe, but they just keep coming back. A friend did suggest creating a separate email address to give out when asked for one, that way I will still get the ones from companies I want but the ones I don't won't be flooding my inbox.

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    September 26, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    That paneled fridge is gorgeous, I wouldn't mind having it in my kitchen! 🙂

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    September 26, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    Love reading blogs, but even better when written by someone I know!
    Hope you are doing well!

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    September 26, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    Love the gray polish! Seriously considering trying it this weekend.

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    September 26, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    Love all those gray cabinets – I'm kind of wanting to try that in my house. And I'd love to win the canvas!! I so enjoy pictures of my family around and those canvases really make the wall look classy!!

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    Cassie @ Primitive & Proper
    September 26, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    we are getting family photos taken today so i would love to win! 🙂 and i love fall nail polish, too!!

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    September 26, 2014 at 6:42 pm

    I love your photo, beautiful family!! Deb [email protected]

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    Beth A
    September 26, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    Great giveaway…thanks!

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    September 26, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    Gorgeous picture!

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    Sue Farmer
    September 26, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    Love the gray kitchens!! And would love the canvas for a picture of my Grandboys!! They are 12 and 9 and the cutest, sweetest boys ever!!

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    September 27, 2014 at 12:24 am

    Very nice. We are doing that next weekend.

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    Lauren Sewell
    September 27, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    Love the grays!! I'm currently transitioning my home from brown to gray- & love it!! That canvas picture would look great on great walls!! ????

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    Lauren Sewell
    September 27, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    Gray walls**

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    Mike Moore
    September 27, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    I also need a mani, but would love to win the canvas to display new pictures of my grands! Thanks for the chance to win. Joan Moore

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    September 27, 2014 at 10:23 pm

    Oh pick me! Pick me!!

    I LOVE those nail polish colors by the way!! I may have to splurge on a mani/pedi!

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    Nicki Joseph
    September 28, 2014 at 12:17 am

    Awesome giiveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!

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    September 28, 2014 at 10:46 am

    You have a beautiful family. The canvas is lovely. Thanks for the chance to win.

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    Lisa @ Shine Your Light
    September 28, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    Oh my gosh Jenny, I just watched the bad lip reading video and am crying. Mai Tais? oh that is good stuff. Thank you for sharing!!!! What else……your nail color. Love for fall. The grey House Beautiful kitchen – I'm in love. Gorgeous with that amazing brass hardware! And the canvas giveaway – how fun and thank you for hosting it – I need to do a family picture in a big way and seeing your beautiful one is inspiring me to take action 🙂 Happy weekend my friend.

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    Mary Ann Van Atta
    September 28, 2014 at 11:06 pm

    Maybe winning the canvas would motovate me to paint the walls. Gray of course 😉

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    September 29, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    Very pretty kitchens and I do not think your hands look old….you should see mine!

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    Dianne Hall
    September 30, 2014 at 4:27 am

    Great photo! Thank you for the opportunity to win.
    [email protected]

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    September 30, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    I would LOVE one of these canvas prints! Great giveaway!

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    September 30, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    Love the nail color! Laughed so hard at the lip reading. Beautiful photo.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Fiddlin' Dandi
    September 30, 2014 at 8:23 pm

    That is such a lovely canvas print and I would really like to win one!

    honingharmony at gmail dot com

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    Erin C. Young
    September 30, 2014 at 11:09 pm

    I would love this for a family picture!!
    erincyoung (at)

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    October 1, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    Beautiful print and so perfect for Fall – love the colors!

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    Mary Jo Meilstrup
    October 2, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    Love your canvas print! Would love to have one made from our recent family photo session. Thanks for holding the give-away!

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    October 2, 2014 at 10:27 pm

    We just had our family photos done and I would love to put one of them on canvas. Also I love that bail color. ciaradwest at comcast dot net

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