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Looking Forward to 2018

Over the last couple of posts, I’ve been looking to the past as most of us do, as one year comes to an ending and another begins. First, I looked at some of my stats for my 2017 in Review and then I took a walk down memory lane and looked back over some of the more memorable moments of the year in Looking Back on 2017.

But now, there’s no more looking back to be done. There’s only time for looking ahead!

I’ve got some pretty big goals coming up this year. I had hoped to get a lot more done in 2017 than I did, especially in terms of blogging-related goals, but it ended up being a much busier year in real life. This year is also going to be pretty busy, but I’m getting sick of all these things sitting on the back burner.

So, here’s some of the things I have planned to do in 2018.


  • Start publishing WTMFI Wednesdays on Wednesdays

    I currently publish each session of WTMFI Wednesdays whenever I get around to it. At the time of publishing this post, I’m 3 sessions behind! I’d love to start publishing these on Wednesdays! Gotta catch up first…

  • Start doing other memes or bring back past memes

    I love memes, like a lot. They are a great way to get constant inspiration and to consistently post on your blog. I have done a few of these in the past and would like to start adding more to my repertoire. Some of them, I’d like to participate in regularly and some just every once and awhile.

    • #MasturbationMonday

      Hosted by Kayla Lords, Masturbation Monday challenges you to “write a steamy hot post about masturbation or so hot, it’ll make people want to masturbate.” I’ve never done this one, but would love to!

    • #TMITuesday

      In the vein of WTMFI Wednesdays (and probably about as old), TMI Tuesday “is a confessional of sorts where people come to reveal too much information–sexy secrets, dirty deeds, and more.” I’ve never done this one, but have always wanted to!

    • #WickedWednesday

      Wicked Wednesday is a “place where you can share your wicked sexiness or your sexy wickedness! Be creative and share!” I’ve never done this one, but think it could be fun to do every once and awhile.

    • #ThrowbackThursday

      I previously did these recap posts of my #ThrowbackThursday’s on Facebook. I still haven’t found an easy way to be able to just see these posts, so I was collecting them up myself! I want to start doing this again!

    • #FridayFavorites

      I’m a lot of places all over the web. Sometimes it’s hard to keep up with what I’m doing everywhere. So, #FridayFavorites served as a place to show you all of the stuff – from my favorite Tumblr post of the week to my favorite Tweet. I really enjoyed doing these, so I’m bringing it back!

    • #SaturdaySerenade

      #SaturdaySerenade used to be a poetry hashtag used by The Erotic Writers Group. I’m stealing it and also transforming it into a song hashtag. I plan to use it every Saturday to share musical-type things with you. You can expect to see song lyrics written by me or song lyrics that I just absolutely love and YouTube cover videos.

    • #TumblrFavorites

      Back in the day, every 3 months, you could expect to see a #TumblrFavorites post. I’d do a rundown of all the best posts to my Tumblr over that time period. I seriously miss doing these and I miss Tumblr, so I’m bringing it back!

  • Publish my first book of erotic limericks

    I’ve been working on this project for about half a year now. I decided awhile ago that it was on the list to publish my first book and also decided that that first book would be a collection of erotic limericks written by me. They’re my favorite type of poem, I love writing them and that’s why it’s going to be my first book!

  • Finish The Mermaid

    I was challenged by a member of The Erotic Writers Group last year to write a story about a mermaid. And I’ve been working mighty hard on this story on and off since I was challenged. I’m determined to have this finished this year!!!

  • Complete the first draft of The Brighton Tales

    The Brighton Tales has been a story in my head for almost a decade. I have every intention of getting this at least somewhat more complete this year. I want to get it to the point where I have the whole thing down on paper and out of my head!

  • Re-launch The Erotic Writers Group (I say this every year)

    Every year I say it and every year I mean it!

    As the creator and founder of The Erotic Writers Group, it’s my responsibility to maintain and expand this community for readers and writers of erotica. Some years, I’m absolutely amazing and the group thrives and does great. Other years, I’m a total slacker and basically just let the group do it’s thing.

    For years, I’ve been wanting to really dedicate a lot of my effort into this group. Get the website that I’ve been talking about going, post regularly and make products and publish books and the list really goes on and on and on.

    This year, I want to buckle down hard!!! Prioritize this like crazy and finally, finally bring my vision to life!!!

  • Start posting videos on Pornhub again…

    It’s been quite awhile since The Boyfriend and I posted videos on Pornhub. It wasn’t a planned experience, so we didn’t plan to keep posting. But we’ve both expressed an interest in doing more. We’ve got tons of ideas and now it’s just a matter of following through.

  • Take a lot more pictures of everything!!!

    I keep getting Facebook memories that make me think, “I should’ve gotten a picture of that!“. There’s so many memories that we’re missing out on. Plus, there’s a new baby about to be a part of our family. Always good to take lots of pictures during that time, since it goes so fast! I also want to become a better photographer and practice makes perfect.

  • Make more products for my Zazzle store

    I bet you didn’t even know I have a Zazzle store... I do and I even have some products. When I do work on this, I work pretty hard. However, I’m likely to forget it even exists for a long time. More designs, more products, more promotion!!!

  • Start playing a Sims 4 Legacy Challenge

    Way back in March, I had asked which legacy challenge I should do as my first Sims 4 challenge after my hiatus. However, I never got around to starting any challenges. I recently ran a poll on my Facebook page asking if I should even bother with the Sims 4 on ValerieRayne.com.

    Either way, I want to play a Sims 4 Legacy Challenge – even if I don’t blog about it!

  • Write something erotic once a week

    Currently, I publish erotica all willy-nilly. I want to do it a lot more!!! I think if I could dedicate myself to writing one erotic thing once a week, I’d be very happy.

  • Write a poem or song once a week

    I used to write poems/songs daily. Now, I’m lucky if it happens once or twice a year. Honestly, this year I’d just like to be more creative in general. And I really want to expand my original songs repertoire, because right now, it’s super tiny!

  • Record a new cover or original to YouTube once a month

    It’s always been a goal of mine to become more active on my YouTube channel. I’d love to be able to add a new video at least once a month. Eventually, I’d love to do a daily vlog too, but really I just need to get comfortable with a little bit more consistency on there!

  • Check into my Tumblr at least once a week

    I was doing a great job of this for quite a long time. And then, I went through a period of rarely ever being aroused and Tumblr really went to the way back burner. I haven’t even looked at it in a few weeks now… It’s time to get back to the good ole days and check into my Tumblr more often!!!

  • Participate in the Goodreads reading challenge

    I have been participating in this for a few years now. Usually, I set the bar way too high and never come even close to the mark. Last year, I set the bar incredibly low with only 1 book to read and of course, did it. This year, I want to actually challenge myself but also make it a reachable goal, so I’ve chosen to try to read 13 books (one for each month and one for good luck 😉)

  • Buy and review an erotic eBook once a month

    Currently, I don’t read any erotica. I never seem to be able to find the time or the space to just sit down and do it. But I really want to support some of the people who have supported me over the years – especially members of The Erotic Writers Group. I also want to try my hand at writing reviews 😉

  • Figure out a way to offer audio of all of my blog posts

    I don’t know why, but I’ve been obsessed with this idea for about half a year now. First of all, I think sometimes my writing comes off as confusing because you can’t get my tone or inflection through commas and exclamation points! Also, I know there is an audience, especially for posts like my erotica or sexperiences.

    I haven’t figured out how I want to do this or what exactly I want it to be like (so if you have any suggestions…), I just know that I’ve been obsessed with the idea and so I have to figure out how to do it!


Ultimately, we can sum up all my goals for the year into three words: More, Consistency and Creativity.  I want to be more consistent and I want to be more creative. I want to finish something, not just start it. Now, it’s just a matter of getting it done!!!

#TumblrFavorites - For Adults 18+

#TumblrFavorites – Spring 2017

Valerie Rayne Tumbles is a not-safe-for-work adults only Tumblr, curated by Valerie Rayne, that has been online since 2014 and features images, videos and .GIFs of an erotic and sexual nature.

Today, I’d like to share some of my #TumblrFavorites for the spring of 2016/2017 with you!


#TumblrFavorites

March 2017


http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/158782415346/sluts-sluts-i-fuck-sluts-sluts-get-fucked-when-i

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/158619734701

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/158618679536

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/158301669521

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/158503634726/nigerian-empress-anotherrandomblogon-fear-is

 


#TumblrFavorites

April 2017


http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/159314834336/hellish-daddy-street-art-tbilisi-georgia

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/159669244256/myalaparisienne-ulya-petrova

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/159666586546

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/159522260811/boobs

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/159315085411/kinkyquotes-im-a-sucker-for-romantic-stuff-like

 


#TumblrFavorites

May 2017


http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/160223006636/theladycheeky-happy-masturbationmonth-spread

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/160254682776/theassprincess-ismaelguerrier-soft-pink-15

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/160221892686/adriamercuri-fever

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/160221770951/robswiff-she-wins

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/160937262036/see-the-full-did-you-hear-about-series-on

 


#TumblrFavorites

June 2017


http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/162034698656/fuckableone-maddisonavenue16-awesome

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/161956308231

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/161956243846

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/161416333046/uglypnis-kostis-fokas

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/161955715931/dardant-universe-marilac-mario-laboccetta

 


So, there you have it! 20 of my #TumblrFavorites from the last 4 months

If you’d like to see more content like this then I encourage you to follow Valerie Rayne Tumbles. I post to Twitter every time I’m updating my Tumblr, so follow @ValerieRayne13 to find out when new stuff has been added! And, I love to follow back.

See my previous #TumblrFavorites.

#TumblrFavorites - For Adults 18+

#TumblrFavorites – Winter 2016/2017

Valerie Rayne Tumbles is a not-safe-for-work adults only Tumblr, curated by Valerie Rayne, that has been online since 2014 and features images, videos and .GIFs of an erotic and sexual nature.

Today, I’d like to share some of my #TumblrFavorites for the winter of 2016/2017 with you!


#TumblrFavorites

November 2016


http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/153857446031/lbanonymous-via-lets-get-in-the-mood-addams

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/153816582016/lbanonymous-did-you-know-that-were-planning-a

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/153857241071/lbanonymous-the-use-of-color-in-this-totally

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/153857764421/lbanonymous-foryoursexualinformation-everyone

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/153816858746/lbanonymous-a-littlereddevil


#TumblrFavorites

December 2016


http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/154073547476

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/154372035686/flensburgpaar-flensburgpaar-july-20-2015

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/154315225101

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/154282251126

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/154158344846


#TumblrFavorites

January 2017


http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/156479966901

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/155797777506/if-you-dont-think-this-is-genius-we-cant-be

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/155563633451

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/156073676601

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/156207990941


#TumblrFavorites

February 2017


http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/156881169721/fawnstarflare-fawnstarflare-periodic-table-of

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/157185549606

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/157094159096/maxinesarahart-people-who-get-their-period-do

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/157520778621/onceuponsirsstarrynight-camdamage-hey-thats

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/157308719096/enslavednightmares-this-always-people


So, there you have it! 20 of my #TumblrFavorites from the last 4 months

If you’d like to see more content like this then I encourage you to follow Valerie Rayne Tumbles. I post to Twitter every time I’m updating my Tumblr, so follow @ValerieRayne13 to find out when new stuff has been added! And, I love to follow back.

See my previous #TumblrFavorites.

Follow Valerie Rayne Tumbles
Follow Valerie Rayne Tumbles
#TumblrFavorites - For Adults 18+

#TumblrFavorites – Winter 2015/2016

Valerie Rayne Tumbles is a not-safe-for-work adults-only Tumblr that I created probably over a year ago now. I dedicate at least one day a week to checking in on my Tumblr and over the years have found some really amazing pieces. Today, I’d love to share my #TumblrFavorites for Winter 2015/2016 with you!


#TumblrFavorites for February

See My Top 5 Tumblrs: February 2016

After an entire month off, I had so much fun coming back to Tumblr. My first night back was a three or four hour deal and I was reblogging like it was going out of style.

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/140139762091/flensburgpaar-february-28-2016

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/140139615221

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/139959075236/13sixes-good-girls-get-spanks-too

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/139958815276/black-and-white-erotic-art-bwea

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/139958664496/udhcmh-charles-e-colohan-virgin-no-more

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/139777000876

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/139711240506

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/138843004256/black-and-white-erotic-art-bwea


#TumblrFavorites for January

I was sick all of January and my Tumblr saw absolutely no updates.
Sorry 🙁


#TumblrFavorites for December

See My Top 5 Tumblrs: December 2015

December saw a huge focus on black-and-white photography – some of it erotic, some of it not – nonetheless all amazing! These were my favorite out of the huge selection of those!

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/136245770291/kyotocat-kyotocat-impressionoflight

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/136244702176/the-prussian-officer-lou-jover

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/136244452301/c-a-p-s-u-l-a-s-18

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/135703760381/my-bubbles-are-gone-bathtime-footography

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/135483591841/mau-indy

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/135483522971/mau-indy

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/134849217086/notpulpcovers-the-gay-coloring-book-1964

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/134785188181

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/134785025531/sicsen-glow-blog

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/134400789491/xxxygirlsss-sexanndlove-sexual-passion


Well, there you have it!

2 months, hundreds of post and I just narrowed down 18 of my favorites!

If you like what you’ve seen here, be sure to like this post and then head over to my Tumblr, Valerie Rayne Tumbles, and follow me there to see new posts and reblogs. I’ll let you know on Twitter when I update so follow @ValerieRayne13 for that.

Which image stood out to you or was your favorite from February and/or December? Are you on Tumblr and think by this collection of images that I should definitely be following you? Leave a comment below with a link and your thoughts! 

#TumblrFavorites

#TumblrFavorites – Fall 2015

Valerie Rayne Tumbles is a not-safe-for-work adults-only Tumblr that I created probably over a year ago now. I dedicate at least one day a week to checking in on my Tumblr and over the years have found some really amazing pieces. Today, I’d love to share my #TumblrFavorites for Fall 2015 with you!


#TumblrFavorites for November

See My Top 5 Tumblrs: November 2015


It’s still early in November, but after following a number of new-to-me Tumblrs, I’m sure that this month is going to fill up quickly. So far, here’s some of my favorites for this month!

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/132324885451

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/132324894251/whennightclosesin-robert-c-cochran

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/132324699821/annantan-nuit-mon-amie-sois-ma-tendre

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/132324952731

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/132324943621/oldalbum-by-robert-farber

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/132325548111/kinkupdates-electrosluts-trick-or-treat-19

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/132324661486/jasminpussy-love

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/132324795246/mau-indy

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/132324516626

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/132325604841/nitratediva-claudette-colbert-in-the-infamous


#TumblrFavorites for October

See My Top 5 Tumblrs: October 2015


October was an active month for me on Tumblr and I found a huge selection of Tumblrs with amazing erotic art, which just fills my heart with so much joy – even more joy than porn!

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/132199015646

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/131145113601/visualobscurity-valerie-galloway

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/132200336101/mau-indy

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/131144682516/mau-indy-danielerebecchi-valerie-knox

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/132199192736

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/132200290491

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/130941227486

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/131403315706/iglovequotes-httpiglovequotesnet

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/130620918296

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/130620899511/flensburgpaar-october-06-2015

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/130940349161

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/130320574476/flensburgpaar-october-02-2015


#TumblrFavorites for September

See My Top 5 Tumblrs: September 2015


You could say that September was my black-and-white obsession month, as a large portion of my reblogs were black-and-white photos and .GIFs. It just looks so sensual. Here’s a few posts that weren’t B&W.

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/129476357631/trepol-peter-fendi

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/129476383071/lifepornography-felicien-rops-the-shower-1881

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/128166149656

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/129476350946/a-male-gaze-swan-by-j-young

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/129476214601

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/130251758601/erosisaman-richard-macdonald-erosisaman

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/129477311356

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/129477294336

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/128547112076/do-it

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/130251650796/mistresseva-eroticaandmore-by-jdarnell

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/129945195766/ganymedesrocks-georg-vilhelm-pauli-1855

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/129103951776/symes4u-ribbons-of-desire

Well, there you have it!

3 months, over 1000 posts in total and I just narrowed down 36 of my favorites!

If you like what you’ve seen here, be sure to like this post and then head over to my Tumblr, Valerie Rayne Tumbles, and follow me there to see new posts and reblogs. I’ll let you know on Twitter when I update so follow @ValerieRayne13 for that.

Which image stood out to you or was your favorite from November? October? September? Are you on Tumblr and think by this collection of images that I should definitely be following you? Leave a comment below with a link and your thoughts! 

#FridayFavorites

#FridayFavorites: For the Week of October 2 – 9

Ever wanted to be able to see what I’m up to all over the web without actually having to go all over the web? Well, now you can with #FridayFavorites. Join me every Friday to see my favorite finds and posts over the last week.

Favorite Tumblr Find

Everything you find on my Tumblr will be absolutely NSFW and totally intended for adults only! But here’s my favorite PG-13 find from this week and be sure to check out my upcoming #TumblrFavorites post.

#TumblrFavorites - October
See My Top 5 #TumblrFavorites for October

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Favorite Song

The guitar riff in this song is to die for. And for such a simple song, it evokes such great emotion. I can never get enough of “Never Going Back Again” by Fleetwood Mac.

Follow Me on Spotify

Favorite Google+ Update

There are many places that I’ve always dreamed of traveling to and New York has long been on that list. This post gave me at least two more reasons to go to New York (as if I didn’t already have enough reasons).

Circle Me on Google+

Favorite Tweet

I’m still working my butt off to publish this post. I seem to be struggling something fierce, and it doesn’t make any sense…

Follow Me on Twitter

Favorite Pinterest Board

While I love pictures of the sun (which I shared last week), paths seem to be my biggest photographic obsession. I take lots of pictures of paths and this board brings me so much happiness!

Follow Valerie’s board Pathways on Pinterest.

Follow Me on Pinterest

Favorite Facebook Update

I was scrolling through my Facebook feed and was so surprised to see my Mom had shared a Davey Wavey video. Watched the video, loved it, had to share it!

 

Like Me on Facebook

Favorite Posts

In case you might’ve missed them over the last little while, here’s my favorite posts from around here over the last week…

  • Wasting Away
    Do you ever feel like you’re wasting your life away?
  • #BathTime Rantings
    A spotlight on a Google+ post that really should’ve been a blog post…

Follow My Blog

Well, that’s my #FridayFavorites.

I encourage you to follow me wherever you are and if you have favorites that are different than mine, let me know what you loved in the comments below! And be sure to join me next Friday for another installment of #FridayFavorites – what will I find?

#FridayFavorites - For Everyone

#FridayFavorites: For the Week of September 4 – 11

Ever wanted to be able to see what I’m up to all over the web without actually having to go all over the web? Well, now you can with #FridayFavorites. Join me every Friday to see my favorite finds and posts over the last week.

“I’ve been dealing with a lot of stress this week, WAY too many firsts. It resulted in me being completely unaware that it was Friday yesterday and therefore I missed this week’s #FridayFavorites . Oh well, next week…”
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Favorite Google+ Update

With back-to-school well underway, there’s lots of lists being made and lots to do. Including goals for the rest of the year…

Circle Me on Google+


Favorite Pinterest Board

I recently ran across a bunch of vintage stuff on Pinterest and this spurred the creation of the All Things Vintage board, which literally has everything vintage!

Follow Valerie’s board All Things Vintage on Pinterest.


Favorite Song

I literally just heard this song thanks to Spotify and it’s suggestions and I think it’s going to end up on my regularly listened to lists very soon! Enjoy “The Wire” by HAIM.


Favorite Tumblr Find

Everything you find on my Tumblr will be absolutely NSFW and totally intended for adults only! But here’s my favorite PG-13 find from this week and be sure to check out my upcoming #TumblrFavorites post.

#TumblrFavorites: Top 5 Tumblrs – September 2015 (View on Tumblr)

Follow My Tumblr


Favorite Facebook Update

It seemed like we spent the entire weekend celebrating Keirnan’s eighth birthday and there was a lot of talking about how long ago it seemed like he was a baby, how much he’s grown.

Like Me on Facebook


Favorite Tweet

I spent part of the week working on stuff for The Erotic Writers Group, which meant that I jumped onto Zazzle for a little bit. While I didn’t get anything done that I had intended to, I did do this…

Follow Me on Twitter


Favorite Posts

In case you might’ve missed them over the last little while, here’s my favorite posts from around here over the last week…

Follow My Blog


Well, that’s my #FridayFavorites.

I encourage you to follow me wherever you are and if you have favorites that are different than mine, let me know what you loved in the comments below! And be sure to join me next Friday for another installment of #FridayFavorites – what will I find?