Thursday, February 25, 2016

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday!  This has been another crazy busy work week.  Just when I think I'm finally getting caught up, something happens and leaves me feeling overwhelmed again.  I'm ready for a slow, relaxing weekend.

Now for some favorites from the week!

I am so excited that Target brought back this tankini top this year.  I have a hard time finding bathing suit tops to wear because I am very blessed in the chest.  I usually have to buy an expensive underwire top to get any kind of support.  The tops from Target do not have a wire, but I found the support to be good.  I bought 2 last year.  By the time I went back to get more, they were all gone.  I'm shopping early this year to stock up.  And right now, the swimsuits at Target are on sale for buy one get on 50% off.

My favorite bloggers are starting to post about Easter, and it's got me feeling all festive.  Maybe I'll get the decor out this weekend.  I scanned Pinterest for some inspiration and here are a few of my favorites.  

And just important as the decor, the Easter outfits!!  Yes, I am one of those people that coordinates the family for Easter outfits.  I usually start with Hallie's dress and then work around that.  I haven't found a dress that just really excites me.  I really do like dress below from SweetHoney.  Unfortunately, it's from last year.  

I think the dress below from Joyfolie is super sweet, but I'm just not quite sure it's "the one".  Has anyone found any fabulous Easter dresses?   

A friend told my about an app this week, and it was a favorite for the kids.  The app is MSQRD.  We all laughed so hard.  And I'm kind of freaked out about how much Bryson looks like Leonardo DiCaprio.

The screenshot below is a favorite, well because queso is a favorite.  And I'm sure queso will be consumed this weekend.  #truth #quesoislife

Hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!  I'm sure I'll be binge watching Fuller House on Netflix with half of America.

Linking up AndreaErika, and Narci for Friday Favorites!

Weekend Moments

Friday morning started off this adorable girl ready to go to school.

Friday evening we decided to eat at Logan's since I had a gift card to there.  Well, it didn't work out like I had planned.  I went to pay with the gift card, and Bryson pointed out that the gift card was actually for Longhorn's, not Logan's.  Major fail.  Oh well.  We shared an awesome dessert.  Maybe we'll try to get it right this weekend and head to Longhorn's.    

After we ate, the boys dropped me and sister off at Sam's for me to browse around to see if I would be interested in a membership.  David took Bryson to get a haircut while we roamed the isles of Sam's.  Hallie was having way too much fun!

Saturday morning Hallie and I head to a photo shoot for her to model some clothes.  She patiently waited her turn on this cute little pink couch.

She did a great job, and we are super excited about the clothes she got for her little side gig.

After our little photo shoot, we went to Bryson's last baseball.  Insert all the sad face emojis.  I really wish they would just play all year long.  

Bryson made his half time free throw shot and that made this momma smile from ear to ear!

After the game, we took Bryson to stay the night with his cousin so that they could go to the new trampoline park.  While the boys had fun jumping, Hallie and I headed to Toys R Us for our own fun.

Hallie was looking pretty in some purple for church on Sunday morning.

In the afternoon, we attended a birthday party at the indoor inflatable place.  It was unseasonably warm, and all the kids looked like a hot mess.

After the party, we headed to Sam's to sign up before the new membership deal expired.  I picked up just a few things when I decided it was time to head home with these crazy kids.  I'll wait until I'm kid free to go back haha.  

Valentine Celebration Catch Up

Bryson was with his dad on Valentine's weekend, so we celebrated the Monday after Valentine's Day. We started off with a fancy dinner that included paper plates, plastic cups, and pizza.

After dinner we opened gifts.  Bryson got a cool glow in the dark basketball, a Pokemon card holder with cards, and a minion heart shaped box filled with gummy candy.

Hallie got a Princess Jasmine wig that I bought on clearance at target for 4.98, regular 14.99.  Score!!  She also got Jasmine pajamas and a heart shaped Frozen container filled with jelly beans.  

I got hubby a mandalin book and CD that he has been wanting.  Hubby sent me flowers at work.  He also got me a gift certificate for a pedicure.  He knows the way to my heart. 

After playing with their new gifts for awhile, the kids opened their cards from mamaw and papaw.   

After opening gifts and playing, we watched some television in the presence of Princess Jasmine.  

It was a perfect night filled with lots of love!

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Friday Favorites

Hello Friday, I welcome you with open arms!!

The thing I love most about reading blogs is finding new things to products, new recipes, new workouts, new crafts, etc.  I thought I'd share some blog find favorites.

Julie over at Peanut Butter Fingers wrote a post about her love for rosehip seed oil.  I'm definitely in need of a better facial regimen.  I started using rosehip seed oil last week.  I haven't seen any noticeable changes in dark spots yet.  I'm sure it will take some time.  However, it has been a great moisturizer.  I love the way it makes my skin feel.

Holly at While I'm Waiting got me hooked on the Bitmoji app.  Seriously, check it out!  It's so much fun.  After you download the app, you design your avatar.  I probably spent way too much timing doing this.  I would pick an eye shape, lip shape, or some other feature and then ask Bryson if it looked like me.  I've been having lots of fun texting friends and family.

If you want longer, thicker hair you must try It Works! Hair Skin Nails.  After having Hallie, I lost a lot of hair, and it never grew back.  I desperately wanted my hair to be thicker.  I got with Amy at Little Bits of Our Life to order some It Works.  This stuff does work people!  Below is comparison pictures of me.  And this was only after 2 weeks use!

I've read about Cara Cara on a couple of blogs recently.  Unfortunately, I cannot remember which blogs.  I have been enjoying one of these everyday for the last week.  They are delicious!  My only complaint is they don't peel as easily as the cuties mandarins.  But oh, the taste is so worth it.

Couponing to Disney mentions a deal going on right now for a Sam's Club membership.  I actually don't have a Sam's Club membership, but it's been something I have been interested in.  It looks like now might be a good time to join.  So, tell me.  Is a Sam's Club membership worth it?  What do you buy at Sam's?  

What are some of your recent blog finds?  Happy Friday!  Hope it's a great weekend.

Linking up AndreaErika, and Narci for Friday Favorites!

Monday, February 15, 2016

Oh Pinterest...How I Love Thee

Pinterest is the best thing since sliced bread.  It is a heaven sent to this non creative momma.  I first discovered Pinterest shortly after having Hallie.  I spent a lot of late nights and early mornings feeding her and scrolling Pinterest at the same time.  I have over 13,000 pins to show for it.  I told you, lots of nights and mornings.  Homegirl didn't sleep through the night until 18 months.

I have tried several pins.  Here are just a few.

For Father's Day 2014, I used this fish hand craft as inspiration to make hubby a shirt.

I used fabric paint and fabric markers.  Hubby loved the shirt.  I'm thinking we may need to make a new one this year.  He wears it to sleep frequently, and it's started to fade.

The hubby is such a great sport when it comes to projects/crafts I find on Pinterest that I want him to help with.  I fell in love with this pallet cross.  

This is our version.  I like it, but I think I need to switch the thread colors.  I went with black, red, and white to be symbolic, but I just don't think it pops.

And seeing my fireplace picture reminds me that I still have a fireplace project to do.   My Fireplace board is filled with tons of inspiration.

I have made this recipe the most out of all the recipes I have pinned.  It's simple, easy, and delicious.  It's a must try.  

I love using Pinterest to help in vacation planning.  We are a Disney loving family and have been several times.  My Disney board definitely gets the most love with over 1,700 pins.

Other vacation boards include the beachDisney cruise, and Gatlinburg.  We are planning a trip to Dallas and Great Wolf Lodge this summer.  I would love any pin suggestions!

Linking up with Andrea for Show and Tell Tuesdays.

Also, linking up with Whitney for Tuesday Talk

Weekend Moments

Valentine festivities started Friday morning with Hallie's classroom party.  It was so cute.  They had a silly sock hop where they danced to 50's songs in their socks. 

Looking all cute in the paper plate Valentine hat she made.

When I picked up Bryson, he came out carrying his bag he made at school.  It's a barfing Valentine.  Too funny!  I'll just enjoy these days because I'm sure not ready for him to have a special person on Valentine's. 

David picked up Hallie from school and stopped at Walmart for her to pick me up a gift. She picked out some flowers, a balloon, and a little heart filled with candy. I had a good laugh because the flowers looked pretty pitiful. They were falling apart and dying. David said he tried to get her to pick out different ones, but she wanted these particular flowers because it had a few lilies that had not opened up yet. Honestly, I could care less what the flowers look like. I'll take anything my little girl wants to give me.

Saturday morning we headed to Bryson's basketball game.  I just love watching him play.  His coach said he is doing awesome on defense.  I'd have to agree :)

His last game is this weekend, and I'm pretty sad about that.

After the game, we dropped off Hallie at my parents so David and I could enjoy a little lunch date. I was little disappointed in my steak. It was overcooked. I'm not one that likes to complain about food when going out, but when a steak is $30, it should be cooked right. I got a new one cooked, and it was perfect. They also did not charge us for the steak. That's great customer service. And this lovely piece of cheesecake was perfection.

After eating, we went to get David a new cell phone and switch carriers.  We will be saving over $100 a month with the switch.  I just hope we are happy with the service.  We picked up Hallie and spent the rest of the evening chilling at home.

Sunday morning I was scheduled to work in children's church.  I went to Walmart on the way to church to pick up some of those Valentine conversation hearts for a few games.  I turned the corner and was shocked that the Valentine isle was now the Easter isle.  Luckily, I was able to find a small section of Valentine candy that had been moved across the store. 

After church we headed to our favorite Mexican restaurant and this cutie posed for me. 

And when our favorite server saw her posing, he insisted she get a picture with the sombrero. 

The rest of the day was low key.  I spent some time creating a playlist for my spin class on Monday while Hallie said "watch me" every 15 seconds while attempting cartwheels.  I'm thinking I need to sign this girl up for gymnastics. 

 I'm looking forward to Monday evening.  Bryson will be coming home, and we can finally have our family Valentine's celebration.