Link Love: 09.20.13

Best Friends: A man and his dog.

I snapped the above photo with my iPhone last week, when I saw how cute Chester was cuddling with his Dad. I didn’t even realize that the Hubbs was looking at Chester, smiling, when I took the photo. It made me so happy to see that I had captured such a sweet moment in time.

Wes is probably going to kill me for posting this, but it was so sweet, I couldn’t help it!

This week was a mix of fun and getting down to business. I’d call it a healthy mix, but it was much more “getting down to business” than fun. Although the fun parts were quite fun, I have to say.

Last Saturday, I attended the “Wicked Good Burger Experience” at Stonewall Kitchen Cooking School. It’s a class taught by Chefs Chris Hart and Andy Husbands in honor of their new cookbook, Wicked Good Burgers (a follow up to Wicked Good Barbecue). I got some great insider tips and advice for making kickass burgers at home (the lamb burger was my favorite), and they topped it off with the most delicious salted caramel frappe of life.

Otherwise, school is really kicking my butt. I’ve spent the majority of my free time this week on studying and homework. Not the most fun I’ve ever had, but I have a 4.0 GPA in my MBA program so far and I’ll be damned if I let anything change that.

Link love time!

read-on script Glossy Blonde Link Love

~ A rash of suicides has been linked to cyber-bullying on a popular social media site. This needs to stop!!!!

~ Commenting on blogs: A few Dos and Don’ts.

~ Which pieces you should invest in for home decor.

~ Did you know you can shop online at TJ Maxx now?! Winning!

~ I love these fall inspired iPhone/iPad wallpapers… and these gorg wallpapers for your desktop.

~ This bridal beauty timeline is a great resource for brides to be!

~ You can still rock mint in the fall! Here’s how.

~ Working hard can actually be good for you!

~ This natural make-up look is gorgeous! I’m obsessed.

Have a great weekend! xo

  • Vanlun

    What a cute pic!

    • Niki Caron

      Thanks! I love it.

  • Janine Huldie

    I have had a gift card for TJ Maxx for a really long time now and can never seem to get my butt in gear to go to the local store here. So checking out online to use t and thank you for sharing that. By the way, that picture of your husband and dog is too cute for words. And huge congrats on the 4.0 so far for you MBA. That truly is awesome and now wishing you a wonderful weekend, too!!

    • Niki Caron

      Oh that’s so good that you can use it online! And thank you so much! I love that photo and maintaining a 4.0 is a struggle but I’m trucking through it!

  • Meghan

    You should frame that picture :)

    Happy Weekend!!

    • Niki Caron

      I might actually do that! Happy weekend!

  • Susan

    So cute!
    Happy Weekend Niki!

    • Niki Caron

      Thanks Susan, you too!

  • Mica

    Aww, what an adorable photo! Your dog is very cute :)

    Away From The Blue

    • Niki Caron

      Thank you! He’s my little man.

  • Nikki @ The Pink Growl

    That has got to be one of the CUTEST pics ever! Happy weekend Nik!

    • Niki Caron

      Thanks Nikki! I love it so much! Have a great weekend friend!

  • Lauren

    What a sweet photo! That is too precious. Happy Friday, Niki!

    • Niki Caron

      Thanks Lauren! Have a great weekend!

  • Sarah Grace Chastain

    Cuddling puppies melt my heart! So glad I found your blog through the h5ff link up!

    Happy Friday!!
    xo, Sarah Grace

    • Niki Caron

      They’re the best! Thanks so much for stopping by! xo

  • Karly Kim

    That picture is so adorable!

    • Niki Caron

      I love it so much.

  • Elizabeth M

    OMGTJMAXXONLINE! I just died. Thank you for this information, my wallet now hates you. Haha :)

    • Niki Caron

      Haha my wallet hates me too. I couldn’t believe it. I kept closing out and going in to make sure it was real and I wasn’t just seeing things.

  • Sharon

    That photo is so sweet!

    I’m really excited that TJ Maxx has online shopping because I never have any luck in my local store. :) Have a great weekend!

    The Tiny Heart
    Style Lately Giveaway!

    • Niki Caron

      Ohh that stinks, but maybe now you’ll find some great stuff online! Happy weekend Sharon! xoxo

  • becauseshannasaidso

    Oh yes, Wes is gonna KILL you!!! LOL! But it’s such a sweet pic! And I almost fell out of my chair when I saw TJ Maxx is online now!! Yahoooo!!!!

    • Niki Caron

      Right?! SO excited! And yeah… I’m just hoping he chooses not to read my blog today :) Have a great weekend Shanna!

  • Minna Ojala

    That is seriously cute! And please don’t talk about burgers my stomach is rumbling… :-) Have a great weekend!

    • Niki Caron

      Haha they’re so good! And thank you, I hope you had a great weekend!

  • jointhegossip

    What a sweet picture! Have a great weekend :)

    • Niki Caron

      Thanks! I hope you had a great weekend!

  • Lanaya | Raising Reagan

    Great job on the 4.0 you over-achiever you!! LOL .. I’m the same way so I totally get it. That pic of your two loves is just too sweet.
    Have a fabulous weekend love!

    (¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo

    • Niki Caron

      Thanks Lanaya! Love you!

  • Laura

    Great link round up Niki, thanks! Have a lovely weekend xo

    • Niki Caron

      Thanks Laura! I hope you had a great weekend!

  • DL Stinedurf

    I have so many sweet pics of my pups with their daddy and their little girl…nothing beats a dog cuddle!
    Debbie :)

    • Niki Caron

      I agree!

  • Cassandra Too

    This picture is so sweet. Seems like you had a great week.

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    cassandra xx

  • Cheryl

    Oh this is such a sweet, photo, such a tender moment to capture for life! :)

    • Niki Caron

      I love it so much!

  • Rachel

    Such a sweet photo! I’m so happy about TJMaxx, too!

    • Niki Caron

      Thanks Rachel! Hope you had a great weekend!

  • Angela Keeley-White

    That picture is the sweetest!! and congrats on your GPA, that’s awesome!


    • Niki Caron

      Thanks Angela!!

  • Niki Caron

    Thanks :)