Happy Friday, Friends!
We're back to school and officially back in routine. Not gonna lie - I kind of love it! I love breaks, but I also love getting back in the classroom :)
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- Backpack -
If you caught the SASS at the end of Sunday's post when it was time to remove the backpack, then you shouldn't be surprised that the FIRST thing she wanted on Monday morning was her own :)
I was back at work, but Dave texted me these and I laughed so hard. Her backpack is her FAVORITE and her morning hair is my FAVORITE. hahaha
- Tara Lynns -
I've professed my love for Tara Lynns before, but oh my goodness! When I got this blanket scarf (mine is the white plaid) and vest in the mail last week I couldn't wait to get them on!!!
The puffer vest is a really soft material and it's actually a woven fabric, not a screenprint. I wore it with floral, but I think it will be super fun with plaid and chambray as well. Definitely a new FAVORITE in my closet! I did order up a size to accommodate layering... so keep that in mind if you decide to order. And since several people on IG asked, the polish is Shoshanna by Julep. If you haven't heard of Julep before, it's s super fun cosmetics company and you can sign up for their Maven program where you get two fun polishes and a beauty product once a month!
- My awesome students! -
On Monday I was going through major "baby withdrawal" and so Dave (it was his day off) brought Mason and GG to school to deliver a Starbucks and some snuggles for mama. Griffin worked on Evaluating Algebraic Expressions with Exponents with my Honors Algebra 1 Class :)
It is FA-REEZING here (we're talking like 22 degrees!!!) and I have been wearing my UGG Slippers and blardigan every chance I get.
Mine are actually this fun fuschia color in a size 3. I'm normally a size 6.5, so if you're my size (or a few bigger or smaller) you should try out the kids sizes for $20 less and some fun color options.
- Jack Bauer McAnally -
Jack Bauer is everybody's FAVORITE right now :) He's really coming into his own, getting comfortable and letting his little personality show. He's playful and sweet and is doing great with house training.
There is no shortage of attention, licking and tummy rubbing :)
I mean :) hahaha
We still have no idea what kind of dog he is... his hair is coming back in and we're guessing we'll have a better idea once we can see what he really looks like :)
Homeboy is HUNGRY!!!
- Shop Till I Drop -
Despite the arctic blast happening - my typically dark nails were screaming for something light and bright. Essie's Shop Till I Drop did the trick! It's super unlike me, but I'm loving it!
- Our FAVORITE Pasta -
Wednesday night I made my family's favorite pasta and I thought I'd share! It's CRAZY easy and majorly delicious. Gourmet? No. Cheesy and amazing? Yes.
I started off with a jar of alfredo sauce and a jar of marinara, a box of penne pasta, mozzarella and Parmesan.
Mix together the sauces and 2 cups of mozzarella.
Stir in the box of cooked pasta and then pour into a baking dish...
Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Sprinkle on some Parmesan cheese and pop it back in for about 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted. I didn't take a pic of it after because my crew was too busy chomping it up with grilled chicken. I did snap a pic of it in my awesome lunch container with leftover chicken parm pre-lunch duty yesterday :) Trust me. It's delish!
- GG's Pony! -
My FAVORITE little pony around??? This one :)
- Ashby -
My absolute FAVORITE moments from this week have been watching some of our best friends travel halfway around the world to bring home their little girl.
It's been amazing to watch the Shull's story unfold over the past several years - from a conversation that I will NEVER forget when Shay and I were driving our kids through Christmas Journey three years ago to this pic :) Witnessing the amount of love and prayer that's already been poured into this sweet girls life has been incredible. Hurry home, Shulls!!!
There's a possibility of snow this weekend, which means there's an equally likely possibility that I will not change out of my pjs, will drink copious amounts of hot tea and bake a bunch of stuff that I don't need to eat :) Sounds like fun!
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