TGIF, Y'all!! Seriously.
I haven't been this excited about a Friday since May :) hahaha
It's time for Friday Favorites!!! WOO HOO!!!
Be sure to copy our image from below and paste it into your post, write about your Friday Favorites and then link to me, Erika or Narci! Easy!
Matilda Jane Fall 2014
I am BEYOND excited about this one! My very favorite brand of girls (and women's!) clothing is releasing Part One of their Fall collection NEXT FRIDAY, AUGUST 1st! If you're interested in ordering, PLEASE join my Trunk Show Facebook group for updates, instructions and lots and lots of pictures of mix and match combos of the clothes on release day.
If you're local YOU'RE INVITED to my real life trunk show! It's 9:00 - 12:00 p.m. at Stonebridge Country Club (7003 Beacon Hill Rd, McKinney, TX 75070) and it's come and go as you have time. All the clothes will be there for you to see, feel and try on your girls (or you!). If you're coming, shoot me an email at
firstname.lastname@example.org and don't forget to join the Facebook Group!
If you're not local, no worries! Join the Facebook group anyway - and you'll be able to place your orders online like always. Hope y'all are as excited as I am about this!!! :) Here are a few sneak peeks to get you excited...
My Favorite Post From The Week
I saw this post last week and bawled like a baby through the whole thing. If you have a son(s) you TOTALLY need to check it out. In case you don't believe me, read this excerpt...
So today as your husband looks up at me and smiles and coos, I will think of you. I will pray for you. And I will do my best by you to raise a man among men. A leader among leaders. And to help him be strong, resilient, brave, loving, and humble. A good man in a storm.
Your Future Mother-in-Law
My New Favorite Drink
I have always been a Starbucks "purist". Hot tea in the morning, iced tea in the afternoon.
That was until a SWEET SWEET SWEET blog reader INSISTED that I try a green tea lemonade with peach. I was skeptical - but I had a free drink on my gold card and so I gave it a whirl.
And my life will never be the same. Amen.
Do yourself a favor and get one today! And then again tomorrow. And then maybe again the day after that.
My new favorite craft!
I posted our back-to-school decorations on Tuesday and promised a tutorial for the apple I hung above my stove - so here it is. hahaha Hopefully it's better than my American flag tutorial :)
I originally planned on making this out of burlap - but didn't have any at home, so I pulled out some canvas material I had in my stash and sketched out an apple.
I cut two of them out (they look different - but I promise they're the same.... I just cut the two layers of material together.
I used acrylic paint to paint my apple - BE WARNED! The canvas SUCKS UP THE PAINT! I used paint I had around, but the red took an entire bottle.
I let it dry for a couple of hours and then started to assemble it. The paint kind of shrunk the painted apple, but no worries! I started at the stem and hot glued around the edge.
Originally I was going to stuff it full of grocery bags, but (despite the giant pile on my counter) I didn't have enough. so I busted out my trusty roll of butcher paper and started tearing off sections and stuffing it. Once it was stuffed to my liking, I hot glued it closed and then trimmed the edges.
I took some wire I had in my junk drawer, doubled it up and used a TON of hot glue to adhere it to the back. I trimmed off the excess wire and it was ready to go!
It didn't turn out like I planned it to - but I think I love it more :) I have plans to make these for LOTS of different occasions (I'm thinking a pumpkin, birthday cake for the kids birthdays, shamrock, etc.!) The best part was that it cost me $0 to make. That's right. Nothing.
A Favorite Summer Pic/Memory
I was looking through pictures last week and came across this one of me and my cousin back in 1992.
This was at my grandparents cottage (one of my favorite places!), making mud pies (one of my favorite things to do!) wearing my favorite bathing suit EVER. hahaha
sidenote: in case you were curious - my stomach still totally looks like that. Totally. :)
Don't forget - if you missed my favorite picks from the Nordstrom Sale you can check them out HERE.
So, grab the logo, link to one (or all!) of us and share your Friday Favorites!