Friday Favorites: Is Spring Really Here?

We had a fabulous week with some really beautiful weather.  I pulled out my flip flops twice!  I'm hesitant to pull out all the spring clothes though as I just know that spring weather is probably not here to stay just yet.  However today is supposed to reach into the 70's and I am loving it! We have plans to hike with friends and I have already packed my flip flops in the car for afterwards when we plan on having a picnic. I'll share all about it in next week's post.  But for now here are some of my favorites from this week. 


It was a lovely sunny day on Friday so Evan and I met up with our friends for a little hike. This is such a short and easy hike but I really love the view!




For some reason my camera really bleached out the colors but the sky was a pretty pale blue

Despite waking up to a light dusting of snow, my husband and I headed out on long 2 hour hike Sunday afternoon.  





After helping Ian with his taxes and finishing school with Evan on Monday, Evan and I decided to just take a short walk to the state park and back.  

I loved this clump of snow that looked like a leaf




Tuesday after lunch we headed to hike at Old Furnace state park and while the normal route into our hiking trails was flooded we drove round to another parking area and hiked around the lake instead. We finished just in time to pick Alec up from school.











I decided to just paint my nails this week instead of using any Colorstreet wraps. I had forgotten just how many pretty colors I had. I settled on a  neutral light beige color.




Tuesday afternoon Alec drove around for nearly an hour; he is getting pretty good at driving!  So good that I had him start driving us home from school this week too. 

Tuesday night after dinner my husband and I headed out on a RZR ride through the muddy trails.  




It was warm enough this week to pull out some early spring fashions!  Lighter weight tops, my ripped jeans and even my flip flops.








It was so beautiful out on Wednesday that Evan and I ran through his schoolwork quickly and headed out hiking around Wallum Lake checking out a new to us trail-- the cedar swamp trail.  We ended up walking most of the coffeehouse loop trail too.












We had a beautiful sunrise one morning this week too and I just had to stop and get a quick picture. 


How was your week?

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Comments

  1. Oh that sunrise is stunning! Ok your spring outfits got me so excited- love them all- can't wait for spring to stay!! :)

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  2. I'm ready for lush greens to takeover the browns and now more snow!

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  3. We had nice weather this week but we'll see if it lasts. Right now it's raining!

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    1. It rained all day yesterday and next week is supposed to only a high of 50 so definitely not here to stay... which I knew but always hope I am wrong.

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  4. I love that nail polish color. It's very similar to my favorite fall color that I always wear. Such a great neutral that'll go with everything! Happy weekend!

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  5. Love your nail polish! I am so ready for the grade to be gone replaced by the greens of spring

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    1. Thank you! I'm so surprised at how well it is holding up even with household chores.

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  6. I am hoping for a pedicure next week so I can pull out some of my sandals to start wearing them occasionally. Loving your off the shoulder top with the scarf: really pretty! Have a great weekend!
    www.chezmireillefashiontravelmom.com

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    1. I gave myself a pedicure the same day I did my nails (the same color).. it's fun to see color back on my toe nails!

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  7. It certainly looks like spring is on its way! How wonderful for you! It's so special when it gets warmer after a long winter. The areas for your hikes look fabulous. I miss something like that where I live, but I can't complain. I have the sea, cliffs and green fields and that's lovely too.

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  8. The Cedar Swamp trail looks beautiful! And the views from your first hike are stunning too! It's so nice that weather is warming up and we are able to enjoy more time outside!

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  9. I love the jeans that you wear. Where do you shop for them? Your nail color is so pretty. I can't remember the last time I painted my own nails.

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    1. All over really-- the gray pants are from Dress Barn, the white jeans are Gloria Vanderbilt from Kohl's, the ripped jeans are KUT that I got through Stitch Fix.

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  10. How is it possible that with all the walking you do, there are still new trails for you?

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    1. I know, right?! I get so excited when we find a new trail because I do feel like we've seen them all and just keep walking the same ones.

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  11. I always love your nature shots and these are no exception. There's really something lovely about pulling on lighter clothes for the first time in the season. We're doing the opposite, being thankful that the humidity appears to have gone (and with it the rain) and the mornings are finally getting a tad cooler. Beautiful. Have a lovely weekend.

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  12. Joanne, So nice to see signs of spring and get dressed in lighter weight clothing. Thank you for sharing your beautiful hiking trails and photos with us at #weekendcoffeeshare.

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  13. You are so good about doing your nails. I don't understand why I can't get in the habit. And I have some great colors too.
    I love the signs of spring, and it's full blown here in AZ.
    XOOX
    jodie
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    1. I used to paint my nails every day in college and when I was working (even with young kids underfoot) so that my nails matched that day's outfit.

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  14. Lovely photos! I do love this time of year, when seasons collide, knowing full-well that the weather will shift back and forth a few times before truly settling into Spring (before launching in Summer) :-) Hope you have a great weekend and week ahead!

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  15. What a lovely week. The RZR rides sound like fun! I'd love to do that. And your spring outfits look fab. You look so well.
    That sunrise is stunning! We see some beautiful sunrises and sunsets here across the canal looking out across the fields. It's a real treat to see.

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    1. Oh I bet. I just love the colors of sunrise!

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  16. It feels like spring is here with us. We've had some lovely weather over the past week.
    Gorgeous photos and it sounds like you've had some great hikes. x

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  17. Look at you....wearing the flip flops!! WooHoo - bring on the spring!!

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    1. It felt so great! Even if it was only for 2 days.

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  18. Wow! The snow is gone! And, I can see shades of green! The weather here has certainly been a rollercoaster ride! I love that off the shoulder top on you, Joanne! It's so pretty!! Have a wonderful rest of the weekend!

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    1. Now we just wait to see if we get any more snow before summer...

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  19. Wow, you went on so many beautiful hikes this week! I loved Friday's warm weather and am looking forward to hiking as well! Hope you had a great weekend!

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    1. Friday's weather was just perfect! I'm missing it this week but keep reminding myself that sunny and 50 isn't all bad either.

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  20. These random warm days are getting me through! Cannot wait for spring! That sunrise pic is seriously gorgeous.

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  21. Love your nail polish! I have a similar color I like to use! And what a pretty pink sunrise!

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  22. Lovely to see your warmer weather returning - certainly a change in the photos! Glad the driving lessons are coming along well - it's always good to see them gaining confidence.

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    1. It really is! He's doing so much better and I think it's definitely confidence that makes the difference.

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  23. I enjoyed your post this week. I love that boardwalk through the woods. I'd love to walk on that. I need to use my little glass ball. more. I just forget I have it...lol

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    1. I think I have used mine 4 times total since I bought it... in December of 2019! I'm trying to make myself drag it out and use it once a week.

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  24. The views in your area are pretty! Though it does not snow, the sign of spring here are the cherry and plum flowers bloom.

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