Thursday, September 18, 2014

Friday Favorites - Happy Pants Edition

Happy Friday, friends!!!  

Quick PSA - if you're linking up with us PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAASEEEE make sure that it's an actual Friday Favorites post.  Like where you talk about Favorite things, moments, etc.  Last week there were several super random links submitted (like to posts from months ago that were about really random stuff) that I had to remove.  Also, please link to me, Erika, or Narci and grab our graphic below.  It's super easy... just cut and paste the code and voila! :)

Momfessionals

On Tuesday night Griffin put on her FAVORITE "Happy Pants" and we headed to dinner with Dave's parents, grandmas and his younger brother and his girlfriend to celebrate their birthdays.

Uncle Stephen didn't want to sit on the saddle to celebrate - but isn't that what nephews are for? :)


After dinner we did what we always do when we're with Uncle Stephen.... try on his helmet and sit on his motorcycle :)

And Griffin party danced with her Gram.  Yes - she's learned from the best,,, her big brother has some MOVES!!!

Mason's FAVORITE activity this week has been art.  All he wants to do is color with markers and paint!  Rather than try to keep his creativity on small sheets of paper - we've resorted to covering the entire table and letting him have at it.

He has an epic painting face :)


One of my FAVORITE sites, Zulily, has some AWESOME deals on right now!  I picked up this fun sand digger and spiderman cape (with an M for Mason!) to tuck away for Christmas.  Because I'm a planner like that.


Plus my FAVORITE brand of personalized plates goes live on their site this morning!!! (9 a.m. CST).  How cute are these Halloween plates?!?!?!  LOVE!


Yesterday I wore one of my FAVORITE outfits.  It's quirky and comfy and I love it.



I follow the Graygang on IG and she posted this pic earlier this week...


... the caption read:

This particular group of women can often be found at the back of my local bakery.  Eating pastries and sipping tea.  Chatting and giggling like they own the place.  And when they happen to be here at the same time that I am, it kinda lights up my morning.  Today, they made a remark about my boys, so I seized the opportunity to inquire about their gathering.   Then one of the ladies welcomed my asking with the sweetest smile and said, "Well, we have been meeting up like this, once a week, for 33 years.  we have known each other for so long that we all walk, talk and dress alike now.  We are more than friends, we are family.  We have been through it all together.  So, sweetheart, I guess you could say this is a cherished age-old Sisterhood"

I immediately screenshotted it and texted it out to MY sisterhood :)  This may have been my FAVORITE IG post all week.  Please note that several of the ladies are wearing puffer vests and one has on a twill anorak.  LOVE!

One of my FAVORITE things to do in my classroom is to incorporate funny pics of my kids into my lessons and such. Yesterday, all of my classes were taking tests so I thought this was only fitting...

Sidenote: if you missed me Teacher Tuesday post, you can find it HERE along with links to some other fun things I do in my classroom.

Dave's mom gave us this picture of Dave on Tuesday night and I IMMEDIATELY knew it reminded me of my FAVORITE six-year old :)  I mean...

This weekend is going to be full of some of my other FAVORITES.... quality time with my family, actually putting away laundry (woo hoo!!!) and (fingers crossed!) catching up on some sleep. hahaha

I hope your weekends are filled with your favorites as well!!!   See y'all on Monday!

   
   

64 comments:

  1. Love Zulily as well, just received my Tom's order from them today :)
    Griffin looks adorable in her pants, she's always dressed so cute!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you!!! Dressing her is my hobby :) hahaha

      Delete
  2. Loved your favorites this week!!! And oh my goodness...Dave has his own mini!!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, girly!!! And yes.... I never realized how much they looked alike :)

      Delete
  3. Andrea I love the personalized plates! What site are they on? My little guy would LOVE the Frankenstein one! Love your blog and how sweet, humble, loving, funny, and adorable you are! Your family is precious!! xoxo

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hey! THey're also on Zulily... I think the sale starts at 8 am CST :)
      http://www.zulily.com/invite/amcanally651

      Delete
  4. That picture of G dancing is ABSOLUTELY PRECIOUS! And I've never really thought that Luke looked like Dave, UNTIL NOW OF COURSE! Wow!
    Love you friend! I hope all of your weekend dreams come true. ;)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. If I can get in bed before 12:30 a.m. I'll consider it a successful weekend :) hahaha
      And yes.... they're total twinkies! Sidenote - I'm bringing you Starbucks tomorrow morning so I can check out the new digs! :)

      Delete
  5. new follower from X-extremely V...excited to link up! I love finding other mamas blogs!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Those Halloween plates are adorable! Your favorite outfit looks so fun and comfy! Love your arm candy!

    Jill
    dousedinpink.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  7. Loved loved loved your outfit! So adorable!!!! Hope you have a fab weekend and get lots of rest! Can't wait to link up with y'all soon!! Happy friday

    ReplyDelete
  8. Those plates are so cute!!!! Also, Griffin rocked her cute Mustard Pie!! So fun!!!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Oh, Texas Roadhouse birthday saddle...I have been conned not once, but twice, into going there on my birthday and being mortified having to sit on that thing in front of a crowded restaurant. It's funny looking back on it now but at the time, I was not appreciative haha!

    PS LOVE those bracelets! So fun!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. So funny!!! My boys were EAGER to get up on that saddle :) I'm not sure how many more years that's going to last though :)

      Delete
  10. You MUST share where those adorable plates are from and can you please just move in with me and dress my daughter every day for the rest of forever? Griffin is WAY too cute!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hey! They're also on Zulily - I think the sale goes live at 8 am CST :)
      http://www.zulily.com/invite/amcanally651

      Delete
  11. I love your comfy outfit. Where are the pants from? :)

    ReplyDelete
  12. Happy Friday! Your kids are adorable! Love the covered table for art. Thank you for hosting the link up.

    ReplyDelete
  13. What brand is the digger thingy? My nephew would LOVE that!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's on Zulily today - click the link and it should take you there :)

      Delete
  14. Where did you get the grey shirt with the pink Texas?! I am a Texas newbie and love it!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's from www.hippiechickbtq.com You totall yneed one! :)

      Delete
  15. Happy Friday! I just love those personalized plates!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Hi Andrea! I tried linking up. Not sure if it worked. I'm at frostyourparty.com. I did it from my iphone. Maybe that's the problem.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Those are some super happy pants! And I love your bracelets.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Andrea, 4 things...Your kids are adorable as always, Luke is a very handsome 6 year old! You've got the cutest clothes! And I love the Halloween plates-very cute!! Happy Friday to you!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Love your outfit! Love Griffin's outfit! Almost makes me want to go for baby #3 to try for a girl. Almost. LOL
    www.518nymammaof2.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You should!!! She was the best surprise EVER :)

      Delete
  20. I just bought that cape for my 4 year old- also a Christmas present! He will LOVE it! Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Love, love, love your outfit! You are my kinda girl! Your "dang blessed" bracelet....must know where you found that please ma'am.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I had it made by Farm Girl Paints on Etsy. I linked to her on my blog post on Wednesday :)

      Delete
  22. Love G's happy pants!!!! I just might be stealing Mason's favorite activity for H this weekend. Homegirl loves her some paint :) And I'm pretty sure I have told you before, but seriously....Luke needs to model!!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Awwwww! Thank you! We think he's pretty handsome :) Happy painting!

      Delete
  23. Cute post, Andrea! Thanks for sharing! The teacher in me has to let you know that you have an error on your test slide. If I am seeing it correctly, you wrote, "Its Test Day," and it should read "It's Test Day." The apostrophe needs to be there for it to be grammatically correct. Sorry...it kind of made me cringe since you teach middle schoolers, and they EVERYTHING leaves an impression. Trust me, I have taught a long time (college students now!) I would want to know, and I hope you feel the same way!
    MSB

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks! I actually noticed and corrected it after I took the pic :)

      Delete
    2. This is for the teachers comment your comment actually had wording issues as well, you mentioned you would want to know so I am letting you know as well (returning the favor). I have typos daily maybe even now at this moment. :) I just adore Andrea and felt bad when I read it. I totally understand how it is to run after kids, work, and find the time to keep up with your hobbies. :) Have a fantastic day ladies!

      Delete
  24. I just love your blog. It's always bright, cheerful, and real. Enjoy your weekend! :)

    ReplyDelete
  25. Just found your blog and it is super adorable! I will definitely be back. Also linked up a Friday post :)

    ReplyDelete
  26. Did you happen to notice that the actual caption on thegraygang IG post says "eating PASTIES and sipping tea"? I saw it right away and thought that was what you were going to comment on :)
    Love your blog by the way! Your kids are adorable!

    ReplyDelete
  27. Love those plates. Now that my kids are older, I might order the family serving plate. And your pulled pork was on my Friday Favorites this week...yum! http://txtanya.blogspot.com/2014/09/friday-favorites_19.html

    ReplyDelete
  28. Hey Andrea, Just checking, this is my first time to link up, and the graphic doesn't appear in my post. Everything else seems to work perfectly, so I'm just curious what would cause that? Anyway, super fun!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. No idea! did you grab the entire code??? Thanks for linking up!

      Delete
  29. As always, love seeing those cute faces on those kiddos of yours! Griffin is just growing like crazy!
    I need to try just covering the table and letting Xavier have some fun with paint and such. My luck he will cover our white cabinets instead!
    I have always thought that Luke and Dave were twins!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You totally should! He would love it!!! And yes... G is growing WAY too fast for my liking :)

      Delete
  30. Love the idea of covering the whole table and letting them have at it! My son likes to color, but often misses the sides of the paper and the table gets a good crayon coating so this is so smart! Totally going to do that too.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I second Elizabeth. Where's a good place to find paper? I am totally clueless when it comes to crafts! Thank you.

      Delete
  31. Hi! Can you tell us who is your favorite personalized plate designer/brand? It's no longer available on Zulily. Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  32. Your baby girls is unbelievably cute! I just love her outfit!!! Also I'm totally stealing that great idea of covering the entire table with paper for the kiddos to draw their masterpieces. I'm new here and I love you!!!

    ReplyDelete