Friday Favorites: What I’m Loving this Week

Friday Favorites

It’s the end of the blogging week around here, and that means time for one of my favorite posts to write – Friday Favorites, where I tell you all the things and links I’ve been loving this week!

// The fact that I’m finally able to join (what seems like) the rest of blogland in using Plugins, now that I have WordPress.   If it’s a switch you’re considering making, I 110% suggest hiring Lisette to do it for you.  There is no way I could have made this transfer by myself without losing basically my entire blog in the process, and Lisette was amazing to work with.                         And speaking of Plugins…what are some of your favorites?

//I absolutely LOVED this post Whitney wrote on the type of friend she wants to be.  These are all qualities I’d hope that my friends could say I have, and which I look for in my friends.

// This really important reminder from Katie.  It’s so easy in blogging to get wrapped up in the success your favorite bloggers seem to be experiencing, especially if one of those bloggers is someone who started at the same time as you and seems to have SO many more followers.  But this isn’t a competition, and another blogger’s success is not your failure – instead, it is a chance to congratulate a friend who is doing great, and to set goals for yourself and your blog.

// Pumpkin spice hot chocolate.  I know you’re all probably so sick of hearing about pumpkin spice lattes, but that’s why I’m not bringing those up (well, that and I don’t drink coffee).  A couple of weeks ago, my roommate told me I could have the barista at Starbucks put pumpkin spice into whatever drink I wanted.  Cue my new love affair with pumpkin spice hot chocolate.

pumpkin spice


// Today is my last day at my current (part-time) job, which means that starting Monday I’ll be working full-time in the city! This is something I’ve held off on sharing, because I didn’t want to talk about it online too much before I was finished with my current job.                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I was so lucky to find a job that I loved right out of college, but unfortunately it was only part-time, and once I stopped waitressing about a month ago I knew it was time to find something with more hours.  I couldn’t be more excited about this new position – everyone I’ve met is so nice, and it’s a career (paralegal work) I’m really excited to be getting into!  Wish me luck?


So what about you? What are your Friday Favorites this week?

  • socalledhomemaker

    Good luck at your new job! That’s awesome! :)

    • Kiersten McMonagle

      Thank you! I’m really excited :)

  • Katie @ Something Winnderful

    Ahhh thank you for sharing my post! And woooo for starting your new full time job! It’s going to be wonderful :)

    • Kiersten McMonagle

      You’re welcome! It was a great post, and a reminder I really needed :)
      And thank you – I’m so excited, but it’s weird to feel like a “real” person, with a 9-5 in the city.

  • Diane

    Oh my you just made my day with this pumpkin spice revelation! I am going to have to try this! Best of luck with the new job, so exciting!! Have a wonderful weekend.

    • Kiersten McMonagle

      hahaha I hope you love it as much as I do (although maybe not AS much…because I drink it WAY too much…)
      And thank you for the luck!

      • Diane

        Your’re welcome – hope you had a great weekend!

  • Lizzy

    Good luck! You will do amazing!

    My friday favorite is that i’m also finishing my part time job on Sunday. I love the people i work with but it’s definatley time for me to leave the part time retail jobs i had whilst at uni behind and start a new adventure :)

    • Kiersten McMonagle

      Thank you, Lizzy!!
      And yayy – congrats to you too! That’s exciting – and I love that. It feels like this step from “college” to “world.”

  • Shybiker

    Hey Kiersten, I just linked to you on my blog!

    • Kiersten McMonagle

      Thank you! What’s your blog address? I can’t seem to find it through your profile…

  • Marielle

    Good luck with the new job! As for plugins, I like iThemes Security, Wordfence, Redirection, Revive Old Post, Akismet, and BJ Lazy Load. You know, I’ve never had pumpkin spice anything but I hear a lot of about it. Maybe I’ll give it a try. . .

    • Kiersten McMonagle

      Thanks, Marielle!
      I have a couple of those (WordFence, Akismet), but I’ll definitely have to go check the others out!

  • Brita Long

    Congrats on the new job!!!! That’s so exciting!

    I love Yoast’s SEO plugin. There are others available, but I’m very happy with it.

    • Kiersten McMonagle

      Thanks, Brita! I’m so excited about it!! And I’m using Yoast and so far I LOVE it – it’s so nice to see the exact things I need to do to bump my SEO