Friday Five: Pink Sweaters, Winter Blues + More

I’ll be honest, this week has been a doozy. We’ve had more snow, more gloomy freezing weather, and not a lot of sunshine. I’m over it to say the least. I’ve actually been handling winter a lot better than I usually do, but here lately I’ve been struggling. It’s about this time every year that I start to question my life choices and wonder why in the world I live in this state. Why don’t I live in Texas? Or Florida? Or California? All valid questions. And the worst part is we have at least three more months of cold weather and snow ahead of us. Sheesh. The winter blues are dragging me down. I’m sorry to complain, but DANG. Sometimes it just grinds on ya and mama needs some warm sunshine! Anyway, enough belly aching. Today I wanted to pop in with a Friday Five post. I have a few random things to share, including some pink sweaters I’ve been loving lately and lots more random favorites from the week. Let’s do it!


With all the gloomy weather we’ve had lately I’ve been wearing lots of bright colors in an effort to trick my brain into thinking spring is coming. I’m not sure it’s working, but I’m still wearing bright colors anyway. I’ve been really into pink lately and I picked up this pink hoodie a couple of weeks ago. I wear it alllll the time! It’s so good. It’s definitely one of my favorites hoodies ever and it comes in several bright colors options. I’m wearing a small. See it HERE.


I also picked up this pink sherpa and it’s super cozy too! This thing is so nice and warm, which is perfect when it’s nineteen degrees outside. And I don’t think I’ve ever seen a sherpa in this bright pink color. I love it! I’m wearing small. See it HERE.

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Fresh Flowers + Woven Baskets

Yesterday I stumbled on the best clearance flower jackpot ever. I think it was probably all the leftovers from Valentine’s Day, but I bought a ton of flowers for super cheap. I put them here on our dining table and used my favorite white woven baskets to display them. I just put a large glass jar inside each of the baskets to hold the flowers. Easy little trick! I also did this last year with fresh lilacs.


  • This week I started eating a Keto diet, which actually hasn’t been too bad. My mom is a huge Keto fan and she’s always raving about how great she feels, so I decided to give it a try. The first day was pretty awful, but since then I’ve felt good. My sugar cravings are way down and I feel like my energy is picking up. I don’t know how long I’ll stick with it, but I’m liking it so far!
  • I’ve also been drinking these all natural ZipFizz vitamin drinks lately and I LOVE them. They’re so yummy and loaded with vitamins. Plus they give me a nice energy boost without any crazy crash.
  • Lately I’ve really been enjoying the brand new Tula smoothing primer. It’s honestly one of the BEST primers I’ve ever used and it doesn’t break me out, which is a huge plus. It makes my skin so smooth and it helps my makeup last all day! See it HERE. They also just launched this new makeup removing balm which is also amazing! And as always SARAHJOY saves 15% off any Tula order.
  • The botanical prints I just hung in our bedroom are still on sale!
  • I rounded up some cute spring shoes HERE and spring pillows HERE.
  • We’re adding farmhouse trim to our reading nook in the living room next week and I’m SO EXCITED. I’ve been wanting to do this project for a while now and I think it’s going to make that little nook have so much more pizazz. Can’t wait to share!

Hope you have the best weekend. See you back here soooooooon! xoxo

Welcome!! I’m Sarah-- mama to three kiddos + wife to my high school sweetheart. I'm usually over-caffeinated, browsing Amazon + running on lots of grace. Grab a snack + get comfy!

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  1. 2.21.20
    Tammy Ganci said:

    Hi, Love all your picks on this Friday. What is farmhouse trim? I am re-doing alot of my beach house in New Jersey and I am turning it into something along the lines of farmhouse meets coastal decor.
    Have a blessed day
    Love your blog friend,

    • 2.24.20
      Sarah said:

      Hi Tammy! Farmhouse trim is just a wide plank trip with a tophat basically. It’s like what we did around our window seat!

  2. 2.21.20
    Mary said:

    Hi Sarah! Love your dining room table with all the beautiful flowers! I live in Michigan so I understand the winter blues. But, today is our third day of sunshine, and supposed to be in the 40’s this weekend. So spring really is coming…..finally!

    • 2.24.20
      Sarah said:

      Oh yay!! I hope you enjoyed all that sunshine Mary!

  3. 2.21.20
    bap said:

    Popping in to say that I enjoy your blog! It is so encouraging and I glean ideas all the time from you. Thank you! My daughter lives in Colorado also and every time it snows there, it rains here in Ms! Odd and funny!!

    Happy Day to you,

    • 2.24.20
      Sarah said:

      Ah thank you so much, I really appreciate you dropping by!! That’s so bizarre that is rains in MS when it snows here in CO. You must get a lot of rain!!

  4. 2.22.20
    Holly said:

    Those white baskets with the beautiful, colorful flowers are so cheerful! Nice!

    • 2.24.20
      Sarah said:

      Aren’t those so cute?! I love them!

  5. 2.22.20
    Lane said:

    I totally get where you’re coming from about the weather! February is the worst month, especially here in Ireland. Wet, dreary and cold and no hints of spring yet! Love all the pinks, I do exactly the same thing to trick the brain!

    • 2.24.20
      Sarah said:

      February has been the worst around here too. So much snow. Here’s hoping for a sunny March!

  6. 2.23.20
    Kathleen Annette LIVICK said:

    I just love reading all of your blogs!! Thank you for sharing this and God bless you as well!

    • 2.24.20
      Sarah said:

      ah thank you for being here Kathleen!!

  7. 2.26.20
    Georgina Porter said:

    As always I so love your posts your ideas are amazing and I love how you have changed your home’s look from one season to another, unfortunately some of the items you recommend on offer i cannot purchase on the UK but i do try whenever possible to do. Loving the pink look I never used to like pink very much but I do admit to loving the hot pinks around now as indeed I love all bright colours. In the UK winter can feel very long so having bright items to wear and be in the home does lift ones mood somewhat. Have a great day. Georgina Porter.

  8. 4.13.20
    Carla said:

    What is the paint color of your walls in your dining room?

    • 4.13.20
      Sarah said:

      Hi Carla, the paint color is Alabaster by Sherwin Williams.

  9. 6.9.20
    Taylor said:

    Gorgeous! And I love those dinning room chairs. Where did you get them?!

  10. 7.21.20
    Leasa said:

    Hi:-) what is the source for your black curvy dining chairs? Thx!

    • 7.21.20
      Sarah said:

      Those are from Wayfair but they’re sold out!

      • 2.11.21
        Rachel said:

        Hi! Can you provide a link to your dining room chairs and table? Thanks!

  11. 8.7.20
    Amanda said:

    Just found your blog! I’d love to know where your dining chairs are from! Love them!

  12. 3.31.21
    Jennifer said:

    Hi, I love your dining room table! I’ve been scouring Pinterest and the internet. Where did you get it? Thanks

  13. 7.7.22
    Natalia Slaughter said:

    I would love to know where you purchased the chairs in the photo. Please share.