Friday, June 13, 2014


Hey all you beautiful Midwest Bloggers! I'm Jess and I blog over at 26 and Not Counting where we embrace the years passing us by, rather than dreading them. I'm bringing you my Friday Favorites Linkup, which is one of my favorite linkups to browse! Don't forget, if you have a great link you would like to share for an upcoming Friday Favorites feature, send it to the gals at Be sure to include the subject line, "Friday Link Up"! Add your link-worthy post below and be sure to stop by and meet fellow Midwest Bloggers.

1. Kari from This, too opened up her Etsy shop this week. I love how she talked about the process of taking an idea and making it a reality. I hope you swoon over her beaded headbands as much as I did! 

2. Flowers that you don't have to worry about keeping alive, sign me up! The duo over at Brewed Together created an easy DIY Crepe Paper Roses tutorial and I'm excited to give it a go. 

3. Floral blazers. So hot right now. Rachel of Rachel's Lookbook dressed hers up with a pencil skirt for work. Which in turn put my pixie pants and graphic tee to shame. 

4. Carrie, the gal behind Face First Beauty, stays up on all of the trends. I hadn't heard of "dry brushing," but I'm naturally curious and can't wait to read more about it. Also, check out her latest splurge vs. save post, perfect for makeup amateurs, like me.

Any big plans for this weekend? Hope it's fabulous, no matter what you do! Bottoms up! 

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  1. Thank you so much Jess! And lol, pixie pants and a graphic tee sounds perfect to me!

  2. Thank you SOOO much for the shot out, Jess! You are awesome!