Friday Favorites

Friday FavoritesIt seems J’s teeth have decided to come in all at once. He has spent a lot of this week chewing on lambies, his blanket, teething rings, and sitting with his Momma. And watching Elmo.

Make your own house stamp.

I usually have one mystery, one fiction/non fiction book, and one foodie book on my nightstand at once. Here are five great food books that I have added to my list!

Love these little purple pansy stud earrings.

Love this neon circle garland, thinking about making it and adding it to A’s room.

Citrus sangria.

I have loved the movie Clue since I first watched it over twenty years ago (I also frequently reference it in my classes!). Here’s a great background on how it catapulted from flop to cult classic.

Such a great twist scarf (it includes a wire band). Thinking about adding it to my Christmas list!

How to dress for success.

I am really in love with Essie’s fall collection of nail polishes. I purchased the one I mentioned last week (a dark blue), and now I really want this one (a dark gray).

Loving this ruffled striped shirt I got from B for my birthday!

I am making this lemon poppy seed bread today for breakfast tomorrow.

Oh and since cold season is upon us, this is my very favorite vitamin C drink. And it’s super yummy!

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Friday FavoritesHappy Football Season! Here is an Auburn spirited nail polish to match your game day clothes if you’re an Auburn fan…or a fan of the color blue.

My current favorite travel/cooking show.

An awesome DIY canopy bed project.

Fall sneakers on my radar with my next DSW coupon.

J loves dressing up right now, so this fire chief set is already on my Christmas list for him.

I’m always cold at home, so I’m always on the look-out for a new throw blanket. This one looks wonderful.

Do you remember Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle? I used to LOVE these books. They are really inexpensive on Amazon, so I am going to get some to read with A.

On the go fashion inspiration.

German potato salad.

And that’s it! Have a great long weekend!

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CousinsCousin time. J-O and J have the same play style, which makes me wonder if it’s a second child thing, or a name that starts with J thing. Both are logical choices. My very favorite thing that J-O said of the day? “I like your baby. He brings me stuff. You have a good baby there”. Seriously. Statements like that are why you have kids. ๐Ÿ™‚

So a few of my other favorites from the week:

Unfortunately, you cannot be Ron Swanson. Or a Tyrannosaurus Rex for that matter. Collective sigh of disappointment, everyone.

A fourth grader gives you the scoop on school lunches. His findings? Yuck.

I am so purchasing this fleece blanket for J. Does our H&M carry the home collection? Does anyone know about this??

A has been hard at work trying to collect fifty pins for his chore chart I created for him. His prize is a new Lego set, and he requested one with Jango Fett. Mission accomplished!

Chocolate coffee ice cream cake. Sounds amazing!

Love this happy print.

An amazing desk DIY.

I am loving Banana Republic’s fall line, especially their sweaters. This Carpe Diem one is on my list.

After watching this tutorial I was totally sold on getting this mousse. Off to Ulta!

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Friday FavoritesThe breakdown (pun intended) of an A dance sequence. A sings and dances throughout the day, but at 7:00 (on the dot) every night he performs a concert of his own creation. Seriously, pay attention folks. I’m going to be blogging as his momager in about thirteen years. HA!

And on to a few more of my favorites from the week:

Since we got our curtains for our bedroom I am slowly working through how to organize a color palette for the room. This meyer lemon + midnight color palette is on of my inspiration points. Love it!

My favorite easy up do for the summer is this braided messy bun.

Essential crafting basics.

Love the idea of the Paper to Petal book. Especially because it’s the only flowers we’d ever have in the house. Boom!

I have been aisle shopping these ankle boots at Target since the were put on the shelf. As cool as it has been here I should just go and buy them and wear them!

In defense of the scrunchie. I wonder if in 2030 we’ll read an article titled “In defense of the fabric elastic hair tie”. Just saying.

Five moms share their organizing tips for around the house. My very favorite is the school memory box. I am doing that this year!

Rosemary butter cookies.

Tips for shooting night photography. Keeping these in mind for Fourth of July next year!

After reading through my new Instyle magazine the Revlon creme shadow set in not just nudes and Laura Mercier kohl eye pencil in black turquoise are on my radar for a fall make-up update.

And that’s it! Happy Friday!

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Friday FavoritesThis is J’s “wonder/surprise” face. If he thinks somebody is here to visit or you find something that is hidden, he makes this face and an “ah ha!” sound. It’s adorable!

Love this article entitled “what my son the thespian taught me about parenting“.

So B got us on a kick of watching the Breaking Bad series (don’t spoiler me, we aren’t to the last season, yet!). If you watch it here is some back story on Walter’s hometown.

Neon yellow converse shoes for kids. That’s it. Because I think that pretty much speaks for itself.

Just in case you were wondering what Bobby Flay eats for breakfast…(spoiler alert: it’s yogurt! AHHH!)

When we were back to school shopping my sister and I ended up (of course) in the mini notebook section looking for notebooks for ourselves. Why, you may ask? Because doesn’t everyone need some fresh office supplies? I found this little list of cute ones. I’m partial to the thumbtacks.

One of my favorite family blogs had this sweet post about sisters…the pictures and writing will make you happy, guaranteed! ๐Ÿ™‚

For a mere 95 dollars you can own….Coach Barbie. You’re welcome.

I am always in a state of growing out my bangs. (I cut them, then push them to the side, then cut them again). Here are some helpful tips if you do that as well!

A and I made these peanut butter toffee cookies this week and they were soooo good! You must try them.

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Friday FavoritesA helping J wake up from his nap. Absolute love.

A typographic print that would earn a Jedi’s approval.

Is it too early to start Christmas shopping? This banjo is on my list for J.

Animal crossing is scary, ya’ll.

Seen Back to the Future a hundred times? And love it? You’ll love this print.

Killer whales are totally hip. Who knew?

Ten things you should not refrigerate.

Did you know you can participate in ninja training in Japan? I know four boys saying, “sign me up!”

Essie wicked. One of my all time favorites for fall/winter.

Grilled sweet potato salad.

And, another item on my tax free weekend shopping list: these tees. Cute, lightweight, and super inexpensive.

Happy Friday!

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Simple zucchini saute

One of my favorite summer sides is a quick saute in olive oil of fresh corn, thinly sliced zucchini and then throw blueberries in right at the end so they are a bit warmed but not fully cooked with a squeeze of fresh lemon over the top. So easy! Yum!

The ultimate in simplistic container gardening (baby pool required).

These little wooden toys remind me of ones from Granny’s house.

Keep it simple, swordsman.

This is the ice cream maker I am liking for my birthday. And I don’t think it would be complete without getting this e-book to go with it (shout out to my Ohio fam!).

Ten home decorating mistakes to avoid. The one about buying fabric on-line is so true. It’s like swimming the waters of on-line dating, you never know if they will look like the picture. Not that I would know anything about that.

Apparently birds aren’t as scary as I thought.

On being a stylish mom.

I would love this great book to sit with my super chic desk lamp in our living room. (Anyone who has seen said lamp is laughing right now).

After seeing this post on the new benefit primer I went out and bought it. And…I love it. It pretty much does everything it says it will.

And finally…avocado shrimp salsa. Happy Friday!

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Happiness is a boy with a new Lego tie fighter.

Super cute summer peasant top. Oh and here’s a less expensive version.

Tricks for applying eyeliner.

Thinking about purchasing this terrific print for our hallway gallery wall.

I absolutely love this lamp, but where to put it?

I made these grilled steak fries last night. So tasty!

This looks like a sweet little book for the boys.

Cute white pumps.

Snapchatting a scent? I can’t explain it, you just have to read it.

Deep dish chocolate mint cookies. Yes, please!

Happy Friday!

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Friday Favorites

Our neighborhood put on quite the show of fireworks this fourth of July. A got to see huge fireworks, floating lanterns, and extensive sparklers all from the comfort of our driveway (which was well out of the zone of firework displaying).

Just in case you were wondering how big they were, this was one of the smaller ones:


And since the boys stayed up until almost nine they of course slept in until the late hour of 7 a.m.! Living the dream, people! HA!

Anyway, here are some of my favorites from the week:

I went shopping with my sister today and picked up this book, these coasters, and this shirt from Anthropologie.

I am always looking for new treat recipes for A and I to make and this cookbook looks like a great choice.

I am almost done re-doing the boys’ bathroom and then I am moving on to the laundry room. I have been searching for navy and coral accents for the laundry room decor and after seeing this room now I am thinking about also adding some copper.

How to make a house to a home.

I don’t know why, but I think this little card would be hilarious to frame for J’s room.

So many s’mores.

Barbecue chopped chicken salad.

I have been searching for a new nail polish color and this one is on my list.

J is tall. So tall that he reached his tree canvas and took it down. I had to move it but now every morning he sadly pats his wall and says “dat, dat?” I kept trying to think of what I could put there instead (high up, of course!) and then the idea of a fabric banner jumped into mind (and by jumped I mean I have seen it EVERYWHERE). I found this DIY tutorial that I am planning on following and I am off to find fabric!

Have a great weekend!

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I tried these hummus chicken enchiladas last night and they were so yummy! It’s in that “you just have to try it to believe it” category. I used red pepper hummus, and added chopped green onions. I will definitely be making them again!

I found this blog about children’s books and was instantly addicted. It is so fun!

Love this geometric mobile.

How to teach fiscal responsibility to kids.

A sweet fourth of july party theme. My favorites are the silly sunglasses and the patriotic popcorn.

And if you are having a party, this cute red and white tee would be great for a fourth of july cook-out.

I love this little giraffe necklace.

A cute idea for DIY ombre wooden spoons, and my inspiration for the wall letters I am working on for the boys’ bathroom.

A cookbook combining Asian and American comfort food. Sounds fabulous!

This week J started making cookie monster noises whenever he saw cookie monster on tv, or his waffle box, or if you say “gimme some cookies!!” It is so hilarious, we cannot stop laughing when he does it. Makes me want to go buy this guy to go with his Elmo!

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