Alison’s Friday Favorites

TGIF Pretties and welcome to another edition of Friday Favorites!  If you’re new around here, Alison’s Friday Favorites is a weekly list of anything that makes my life a little easier, prettier or happier.  Here are a few things that checked those boxes this week.

Favorite #1 – Horse Show

We got up at 4:30 am last Sunday to drive to our first horse show of the season.  This was also Ava’s first show on a new horse.  She is now my height (!) at 12 years old and has outgrown the pony that she rode for the past year so we’ve been on the hunt for a horse for a few months.  The horse she’s riding now is on trial and things have been going pretty well so far. Her trainer rode her in the pre-green division and they won champion!

I love watching her ride and seeing her passion for this sport, although to be totally honest, it also scares me.  A.  I’m afraid of horses, which makes things really interesting!  and B.  I have a minor heart attack every time she jumps.  Full disclosure – I didn’t watch any of her rounds this past weekend. When it was her turn, I walked away. All three of our kids have done sports that have made me nervous – football, gymnastics, competitive cheer and riding. I could rarely bring myself to watch our middle daughter on the balance beam in gymnastics either. That could be the reason why I’m now getting my gray roots covered every 4 weeks. Frankly we should’ve pushed them all a little harder for chess club.  🙂

But then you see this and it makes it all worth it, right?

Favorite #2 – Upcoming GNO’s

I’ve got not one, but TWO fun local Girls’ Night Out events coming up next week and would love to see you at one…or both! First up is at Closet Revival in Plano on Tuesday, April 4th from 6-8 pm. I’ll be on hand all evening to show you how to get a season’s worth of looks with just a few key pieces. Closet Revival will get you started on your new capsule wardrobe with a free spring scarf when you spend $25 or more. We’re giving away lots of goodies, just RSVP to our Facebook invite.

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The second event will be Thursday, April 6th from 6:30-9:30 pm in Frisco at the monthly HeartStories GNO.  This month GYPO is the title sponsor so you can get your ticket for just $29 ($19 if you’re a first timer!)  I’ll be sharing spring style tips and you’ll be treated to an evening of connecting with new friends, wine and light bites plus this month’s guest Tonia Tomlin will be helping us get our lives organized with her tips.  You can learn more and sign up HERE.


Favorite #3 – Spring Challenge Closes Tonight!


Registration for the Spring 2017 GYPO Style Challenge closes at midnight tonight! We’ll be styling our outfits beginning next Monday.  There’s still time to get your shopping done this weekend!  You’ll get a shopping list of spring trends and classic basics plus 24 days of outfit ideas created from the pieces on the list. It’s the perfect way to get the tools, resources to easily update your wardrobe for spring!  The best part? It’s just $39.  Get your shopping list and your first 10 days of outfit ideas immediately HERE.

Favorite #4 – Scarf Giveaway


In case you missed the announcement on Wednesday in this post,  the GYPO Silk Scarf Collection is now available. To kick off the launch of our first product line, I’m giving away two scarves.  Just pick any of the easy ways to enter below!  Two winners will have their choice of any of the six scarves in the line.  (Open to US residents in the 48 contiguous states only)

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It’s Your Turn:  What are you loving this Friday?

Linking up with Erika, Narci and Andrea for Friday Favorites.