Friday Favorites

Friday Favorites / Cupcakes and CommentaryHere’s to building a train while wearing a train shirt. 🙂

It’s amazing how a bit of purging and living with less can be an incredible stress reducer.

The ultimate collection for my ninja turtle obsessed boy.

My husband is attending a bachelor party coming up and he said they were planning to get some dinner and then play a Mario Kart marathon…sounds like these guys had similar plans.

A terrific collection of basic essentials to update your wardrobe.

In keeping with my theme of travel essentials discussion, I found this list inspiring.

A terrific end of winter slow cooker sandwich.

1 and 1/2 cups of frozen mixed berries + 1 6 oz box of apple juice + scant 1/4 cup powdered sugar + 1/4 cups of water until it reaches the consistency you like = a great smoothie. Make it an adults only drink by adding a shot o’ tequila and triple sec.


I’m going to leave you with a history of rap for your weekend. I’m not going to say that I know all of the songs in the montage…but I just might. Happy Friday!


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Friday Favorites

Friday FavoritesHonestly this boy is starting to look more like his Daddy every day.

New York and fashion make me happy. I really wish I was headed to New York sometime soon to see this exhibit at the Met. However, since I am not at least some of the collection is up for viewing on-line.

Did you see Jennifer Lawrence’s backwards Chopard necklace from the Oscars? Gorgeous! I really want an excuse to wear a necklace like that. Plus the fact she is always hilarious. Check out this comment and interview she gave at the Oscars.

This NARS eye shadow palette is AHMAZING. It has all the colors I love and own and it has ones I have wanted to try. Something to save my money towards! HA!

This Elmo and this Elmo video with Sutton Foster have been a lifesaver this past weekend.

I am currently reading Luisa Weiss’ My Berlin Kitchen and I absolutely love it. I love books that provide a great description of place intertwined with food. This book excels at doing that and more.

Our sweet baby J is getting tubes in his ears today. Please pray for quick healing and that this will finally resolve the ear infection he has that isn’t responsive to antibiotics.

Happy Friday!

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Friday Favorites: The view from here

Just a few thoughts on a Friday morning:

I took J shoe shopping this week:

cupcakes and commentary It’s a good thing I did! He was wearing a size five and his foot size is almost a six…new shoes it is!

A was quite excited about Valentine’s Day this year. He loved filling out his Valentine’s, and getting them. He especially loved his Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles DVD from us and his new droid from Granna and Papa!

IMG_1625 And J was excited about his new plate and Elmo DVD:IMG_1630J has recently discovered Elmo and LOVES him. It is our hidden gem when J gets really crazy to put on ten minutes of Elmo the Musical. Considering J moves almost non-stop it is nice to have him stand still for just a minute.

Oh and the view from our house lately?IMG_1634Is definitely J in his tunnel with Daddy…his favorite place to chill out!

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Friday Favorites: Baby JAM’s First Birthday Inspiration

Baby J turns 1 next week! I can hardly believe a year has gone by. I know I have mentioned several times of what a love bug J is. He has an easy going, cuddly, giggly nature that makes him so loveable. When I was trying to decide on a birthday theme for J, I came across the Gap I heart collection. Which made me think of one of my favorite shirts which is a I heart NY shirt that I have had forever and still wear and love. Hence the city/heart themed I heart JAM birthday was born. I am still in the creating and decorating process, but I wanted share my inspiration board:

Cupcakes and commentary, city/heart birthday inspiration board[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7]

Since J is a boy I didn’t want it to go too feminine with all of the hearts, so I added in the city theme to make it more boyish and I haven’t gone overboard on the heart decorating. I am using lots of bright blue and then accenting it with red hearts. I loved, loved the dwell studio blanket I have featured (J loves blankets so much we are starting to call him Linus), but it is on back order, but the inspiration is still terrific. I can’t wait to share the completed project with you! Enjoy!

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