Friday, November 21, 2014

Friday Favorites: Thankful for Y'all Edition!

Friday again??? How did that happen so fast???  Maybe it was my "pause day" Wednesday that threw me off, but I just have a feeling that I'm going to blink and it will be 2015. WAAAAAAAH!!!!

Enough lamenting and on with the favorites.

First up, in case you missed it.... I'm giving away one of my FAVORITE staple wardrobe pieces.... a blanket scarf!  Go back to Wednesday's post and enter to win!  If you didn't already think that you need this scarf in your life, GG is here to show you otherwise...



Next up are these three cuties, eating dry cereal, in my bed.  The end.
Morning snuggles are my FAVORITE time of the day - until they turn into the inevitable "he's in the middle and IIIIIIIIIII want the middle" or someone spills an entire cup of Lucky Charms under the covers ;)  But those first few, blissful, moments where everyone is still groggy and kind of still are the sweetest.

Our family pictures (that were scheduled for two weeks ago.... the same day GG got Hand, Foot and Mouth disease) are this Sunday and I generally like to do a neutral polish for pics. I used OPI's "Cosmo Not Tonight, Honey", and at first I loved it.  But then it was way too neutral and so I threw some awesome glitter polish from Julep over it and it turned out to be a new FAVORITE.  Glitter is a BEAST to remove, but it lasts forever so I think it's worth it.  I'm thinking of doing a plum color for pics (I know, not very neutral), so wish me luck getting this off on Saturday!


I'm pretty sure that Griffin's FAVORITE time of the day is when we get home and she digs through my purse looking for snacks.  Yes.  I had a pb&j in my purse on this day.  Because #momofthree #alwaysbeprepared

My FAVORITE pumpkin sheet cake that I shared about a few weeks ago is just as tasty with 1/2 oil and 1/2 applesauce.  Okay - maybe 95% as tasty.  But this way I can cut my piece a little larger ;)

I've been up to one of my FAVORITE pastimes.... gettin' crafty!!!  Can't wait to unveil some fun Christmas things I've been working on! :)

Y'all know I LOOOOOOVE me some little girl clothes, and here are a few of Griffin's FAVORITE outfits this week!  Yes, it's Fall (and freezing!), but we like to add a "little" color ;)



Last night we had pork chops for dinner and I was in a pinch for a side dish, so I channeled Dave's Aunt Lisa and made THE BEST "creamed" corn EVER!!!  Her recipe makes 40 oz of corn (perfect for a potluck, but that would take us like 2 weeks to eat), so I just roughly cut the recipe in 1/4s and called it a day.  I cooked one bag of frozen corn in the microwave (I am convinced that Sam's club has the best frozen corn of all time) and then threw the cooked corn, about 2 oz of cream cheese and 1/2 stuck margarine in a small sauce pan.  I cooked it on low until it was all melty and creamy and then left it on warm (stirring every once in a while) until we were ready to eat.

It is seriously PERFECTION.  I could eat it as a meal.  Try it out for a dinner this weekend and I GUARANTEE you that you'll be adding it to your Thanksgiving meal plan.  Promise!

This week 5 out of my 6 classes have been working on a group project where I assigned them a topic (we've been working on fractions) and they had to come up with a "creative way" of presenting the information to their peers.  Yesterday was presentation day and it was awesome.  One of my FAVORITE things as a teacher is to give my students some freedom and watch what they come up with.  I saw a puppet show (going down behind my "trashketball" goal)...

A sockpuppet movie.... this one cracked me up because it was "Jimmy Fraction" (instead of Jimmy Fallon" and they did the whole "ewwww" thing. hahahaha


There was a "news segment" about the teacher who can teach anyone!

And we ended with a puppets vs stuffed animals fraction showdown.  Seriously... their creativity blew me away.  I don't get to see this side of them all that often in math class, so when I do it's always my FAVORITE.

Another FAVORITE teacher moment from the week was on Monday.  My classes are over at 1:15 and then I have planning periods. Dave was off and was having a bunch of stuff done to his car, so he swung by school and brought us lunch.  It was a little mini "lunch date" which was crashed by 16 middle schoolers when I ended up having to sub drama. :)  So we dined on Chick-Fil-A and watched them play "taxi cab" and other drama games.  So fun, and I think Dave left with a greater appreciation of what I do all day. hahaha


Luke had his Thanksgiving day feast yesterday and even though I had to miss it I was super excited I got to see a few pics that some of the other moms snapped.  My Indian is the third from the right in the middle row.  Doesn't he look thrilled??  ;)  There are two kindergarten classes - Luke's class were Indians and the other class were pilgrims.  TOO CUTE!



I am soooooooooooo ready to decorate for Christmas (this weekend!!! WOO HOO!!!) and I have a new FAVORITE ornament.  Ever since we were 15 and 16 Dave and I have exchanged Christmas ornaments.  When I saw that Farmgirl Paints was making ornaments this year I decided that this would be our ornament to each other ;)  We have plans to get one every year with a piece of a Christmas song and the year.  Can't wait!!!

Sidenote: I DETEST the Christmas song "Mary, did you know".  I don't really know why.  But I do.  I think it's just overly dramatic for me or something.  So when I was talking to Dave about the ornament/song tradition he agreed to it, but said he wanted to pick the lyric for next years ornament.  I agreed and then he broke out into a full-on grin.  He's dubbed 2015 "Mary Did You Know..." year. hahaha



Since I didn't get to see Luke at his feast today, when we got home I asked him to show me his Indian costume.  He told me that he needed to paint his face, so I let him use eyeliner. ;)  His little face is my FAVORITE.

Apparently he'd been thinking about painting his face because he knew exactly how he wanted it...

He informed me that "real Indians" didn't wear shirts and never smiled. hahaha
So Mason made it his personal mission to get him to "crack".




What's one of my FAVORITE moments as a mom???  How about opening my email and finding this sweet note from Luke's teacher.  My mommy heart was BIG and proud last night ;)

Last, but definitely not least.... Erika, Narci and are so thankful for y'all and so we wanted to give away a $150 gift card to one of our very FAVORITE stores.  Any guesses???
It's NORDSTROM!!!!  How fun, right???  Treat yourself to something extra fun for the Holidays from us!


Enter to win below and then link up your Friday Favorites!!!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

240 comments :

  1. I just love GG's clothes! She is so adorable! And seriously with that creamed corn recipe....I'm all over that!
    Happy Friday..... Have a fabulous weekend :)
    ~Tiffany

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  2. Love reading your blog and would love to win the gift card!

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  3. You have the cutest family!! I absolutely love my blanket scarf like yours!! Love reading your blog!!

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  4. 1st comment from NC!! I love your blog! This single mom could really use a gift card for presents or maybe something special for ME!! Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

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  5. That creamed corn recipe sounds delicious! I may have to try that for Thanksgiving this year! Thanks for hosting the linkup and this amazing giveaway! Fingers crossed!

    Jill
    www.dousedinpink.com

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  6. Love the ornament!
    I don't think I have ever shopped at Nordstroms(!) That nees to change this year!

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  7. Love the nail polish! Thanks for hosting!

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  8. Yay!! Love the fun giveaway, love the precious email about your sweet boy, and love the easy creamed corn recipe! Such a fun post :) Have a wonderful weekend!
    Alli from onmywaytowhereverimgoing.blogspot.com

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  9. I love starting my Fridays with your favorites :)

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  10. I love your ornament tradition! How sweet is that?! And the pics of all your sweet kiddos kill me as usual!!:)

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  11. What a fun week of blessings! Happy Friday!

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  12. That decoration for your tree....that just sums up my life right now. I love it. So good to see you babies again this week as I link up with all the pretty ladies! Have a great weekend and hey I'm thankful for all of ya'll too!!!!

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  13. I'm thankful for your blog! I always look forward to reading about your sweet family!

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  14. I love your blog! And I think it's hilarious that you hate that song! Lol
    Sam pisano samt824@yahoo.com

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  15. I would soooo love that Nordstrom card! Praying for your sweet friend!!

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  16. Love your blog and would love to win a gift card for Christmas shopping!

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  17. My favorite part about the entire post was that email from Luke's teacher. How sweet!!

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  18. What a wonderful sweet giveaway. :-) What an amazing blessing that will be for the lucky winner. Was Manson able to get Luke to smile? The best emails I get are ones from my daughter's teacher. :-)
    Christene @dancing_in_love(Instagram)

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  19. I love your blog! It really helps me start my day off! You and your family are so cute and thank you for sharing your life!

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  20. Just found your blog a few weeks ago and I am loving all of your sweet posts! You make me smile every day!! xoxo, Andrea
    p.s. so are you an Ann-drea or an Awn-drea?? I'm the latter :) hahahaha

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  21. Would love to be able the get some winter maternity clothes with that gift card!

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  22. Mary did you know... That your song is overplayed and over the top? Haha loved it!

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  23. LOVE Nordstrom! and that you let your kids eat Lucky Charms in your bed :)

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  24. Love the school projects...super love how you guys made your lunch date work and oh my gosh those kind of notes are so good for a moms heart! Happy Friday!

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  25. Ahhhh! So thankful for you sweet friend!!

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  26. Did I miss your pumpkin sheet cake recipe? I must try this......looks delish!

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  27. Your daughter is the cutest. I love seeing what she is wearing.

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  28. Happy Friday!!! Thank you for the tutorial this week!!

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  29. I love your blog! I hope I win!

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  30. Excellent Friday favorites, thanks for the giveaway!

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  31. I love the glitter polish!! and I love the ornament tradition you and Dave have....its the little things like that that are seriously just the best. have a great weekend.

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  32. Thanks for sharing Andrea! I always enjoys viewing your Friday favorites!

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  33. What a great giveaway! Could really use $150 for Christmas.

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  34. Your little Indian is adorable!!

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  35. I can't wait to see your Christmas crafts that you are working on.
    Have a blessed weekend!

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  36. Obviously, I love Griffin in the scarf!! That might be my fave pic of her! Also, I love Luke getting into his Indian character! So cute!!

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  37. Great, now I have that song in my head! Lol

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  38. Awesome giveaway! Love your blog!

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  39. Oh and the corn...I'm making that this weekend. Looks so delish

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  40. Thank you for another awesome giveaway!!! I would LOVE to add some more tunics to my fall/winter wardrobe :-)

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  41. Griffin looks adorable in that scarf! Like mommy like daughter (: CANNOT wait to see the Christmas crafts!

    It is so awesome what you guys are doing. Thanks for giving the chance. Some really miss the true meaning of this time of year and forget what the "Gift of Giving" is really all about!

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  42. I love reading all of your blogs! Thank you for the joy of your children, your crafts, cooking and fashion ideas. Thanks for the chance!

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  43. I so enjoy reading about your family each morning! It is a delightful start to my day!

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  44. Oh I love that ornament! My FAVE christmas song!!

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  45. Your blog is a ray of sunshine each morning! And I looooove the pumpkin cake...made it twice already!

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  46. Thankful for all of you ladies! Make my mornings :)

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  47. I can't wait to see that craft with the lights and letters!

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  48. I DEPISE "Mary Did you Know" as well.. I just feel that it's a pointless song. Obviously she did not know she was giving birth to Jesus..

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  49. I can't wait to see how you are decorating for Christmas. Hope you have a fun weekend! :)

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  50. Love Griffin wearing the scarf! :)
    Would love some extra help with Christmas this year..The GC would be awesome to win! :)

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  51. Love your blog! One of my very favorites!

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  52. love your little Indian! so funny :)

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  53. If I win - I'm getting a blardigan!

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  54. I love reading your Friday favorites each week!

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  55. Look forward to your posts each morning - thanks for always starting my day off right!

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  56. Heather (McManigal) ButlerNovember 21, 2014 at 8:01 AM

    Hi Ms. Andrea!

    I love love LOVE your blog! I don't have kids yet, but I have made a point to start saving some of your ideas for when I am a mommy myself! You inspire me to make the most of my time, be thankful for the past, be PRESENT in the present, and be excited for the future. You are proof that you really can do it all!

    Please blog forever!!! :)

    Heather (McManigal) Butler

    P.S. I got married in April and we had our rehearsal dinner at Stonebridge. Guess who was in charge of the evening? Your husband! :) Such a gorgeous place with even better service. Tell him thank you for us!

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  57. I love Friday Favorites! That creamed corn looks delish!

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  58. Believe it or not, I've never shopped at Nordstrom (we dont have one here). I'd love to win and do a little online holiday shopping! :)

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  59. Love all of G's outfits. Can't wait for my baby girl to make her appearance next month!

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  60. Just stumbled across your blog the other day and now it's one of my FAVES!!!

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  61. Love the glitter nail polish!!

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  62. Always love reading your blog in the morning :)

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  63. I read your blog every morning from Louisville, KY. I love following your sweet family and use your craft ideas as inspirations in my own home! Great blog for working moms!

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  64. Love reading your blog every morning! Happy Friday!

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  65. I'm so thankful for this blogging community! I would have never guessed I would find so many great ladies in this bogging journey, but I am SO grateful I did. And I can't wait to see your DIY project! I love myself some lights in letters!!

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  66. My cousin makes that corn for our family get togethers as well. We have dubbed it Corn From The Gods...have a wonderful weekend :)

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  67. I laughed so hard reading you don't like "Mary Did You Know." Sooooo funny!

    I LOVE Christmas music but "Little Drummer Boy" drives me NUTS!! I could see my hubby buying me a drummer ornament as a joke too. Happy Weekend to you and thank you for the giveaway ; )

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  68. I just came across your blog and I can already tell I'm going to be grabbing my computer and reading it for hours today! This is so much fun, I think I will join in! :)

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  69. I've enjoyed reading these posts each Friday but today was my first day to link-up. Cheatham Chatter on the link-up and sharing some of my favorite things from the past year.

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  70. Love Griffins coat! Also, love your blog and the corn! Making it for thanksgiving!

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  71. What a great bunch of favorites!

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  72. My goodness that creamed corn recipe sounds devine! I enjoy reading your blog every day!

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  73. Love your blog Andrea!! It's the first thing I read in the morning. : )

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  74. Love reading your blog, Andrea!

    Jenn
    jco031676@hotmail.com

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  75. You did NOT include your blanket scarf as a fave? Shame on you!

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  76. You are doing a great job at being being a parent. It is so obvious from Luke's comment to his teacher. THOUGHTFUL, just like his momma :)

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  77. Adorable Pilgrims and Indians for the Thanksgiving Day Feast.

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  78. Y'all are all so precious! Happy Friday!

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  79. I must be hungry because that corn and pumpkin cake look and sound so darn delicious! Happy weekend, friend!

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  80. Happy Friday! Thank you for the giveaway. This would be perfect just in time for Christmas. Your little ones are adorable as usual. Love the Christmas ornament song lyric idea. Maybe Mary Did You Know will grow on you. Have a blessed Thanksgiving :)

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  81. Happy Friday! I think I will try your corn recipe tonight for my in-laws! Thanks!

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  82. Mason trying to get Luke to "Crack" is the cutest!! Thanks for sharing your sweet family with us!

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  83. I might have to try that corn recipe for Thanksgiving this year. Looks amazing!

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  84. Happy Friday! I am very curious about the little DIY project you gave us a sneak peak of. Can't wait to see it!

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  85. Y'all are just the cutest family. Love Luke's dedication to being the best indian and not smiling! Ha! :)

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  86. Can't wait to see your fun Christmas project!!

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  87. Thanks for the giveaway! I can't wait to see the pictures of your house all decorated for Christmas! You always have such a nice display. :)

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  88. Love GG in the blanket scarf! So cute!!!

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  89. Your blog is so fun! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  90. I look forward to reading your blog every day. I love Luke in his Indian costume and his serious face!

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  91. Griffin always looks so darn cute!!! You have the sweetest family! and the corn recipe is one that I use except we add in some diced jalapenos!! Its amazing!

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  92. Eeeppp, great giveaway... I think I'd actually have to treat myself to something in the midst of the holiday madness!;)

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  93. That comment from your son's teacher is so sweet! What a great kid. I love reading your blog every morning!

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  94. Sephora has a nail polish remover specifically for glitter nail polish. I haven't tried it myself, but I've heard really great things about it. Here is a link to the product on their website: http://www.sephora.com/instant-nail-polish-remover-for-glitter-P386179?skuId=1590611

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  95. I enjoy reading your blog each morning!

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  96. Your post made me smile so many times today! I could totally see my husband putting the Christmas Shoes lyrics on an ornament for me! ha! and Luke with his stoic Indian face. Have a great weekend!

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  97. love reading your blog every day! hope Griffin is feeling much better, have great weekend!

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  98. I love your blog and love getting inspirations from you to bring a little southern living to New Jersey. I love watching your kids grow up too!

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  99. What a cute little Indian you have and Griffin and her outfits are always so cute! Love keeping up with your family!

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  100. The rafflecopter things never work on my phone for some reason, but I wanted to leave a comment anyway. I love reading about your sweet family. Luke's idea of an Indian made me chuckle, and Mason trying to make him crack..too funny! Glad GG is feeling better!

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  101. What a great week and that corn looks amazing!

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  102. Look forward to all your Friday favorites every week and can't wait to go through them all this week :)
    Have a great weekend!

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  103. I love reading your blog!! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!

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  104. That corn looks delish! Luke is such a cute Indian

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  105. Love all the favorites this week! Esp all the pics of the adorable kids!

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  106. awesome blog! i would love to win a gift card this time of year

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  107. Your kids are so precious - especially Griffin in that blanket scarf! Glad to see she's feeling better:)

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  108. Hi, I LOVE THIS BLOG! Where did you get teh beautiful blue flowered coat for Griffin? It is sooo pretty!
    Eileen

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  109. I adore your blog and your sense of style. Can't wait to see your DIY project!

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  110. Could sure use that giveaway prize for Christmas shopping! 😉

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  111. Not sure if the last comment went through :( Happy Thanksgiving anyways!

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  112. Love the glitter polish!

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  113. That face paint! SO sweet that he had been thinking about it and took it so seriously. :) And GG in a blanket scarf!! Absolutely precious! But what's new there? :) And I second Ashley Stewart's comment above. I'm a working mom in Louisville too, and you give me so much inspiration to lighten up and just have FUN soaking up those moments with my girl. :)

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  114. I absolutely love your blog...such positivity and realness.

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  115. I am so excited to try your creamed corn recipe, looks amazing!

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  116. I love reading your blog, you have such a sweet family!

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  117. I agree with you completely- this year is going by WAY too fast- 2015 sounds crazy! Love reading your blog each week- sorry for not commenting very often, but I do read it :) Your energy as a mother, teacher, and wife is inspiring. As a teacher, and not yet a parent- and I know how tired I feel at the end of the week- you amaze me! Thankful for you Texas ladies!!

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  118. I love the sparkle polish!

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  119. That is my favorite corn recipe ever! I could literally eat it at every meal!

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  120. 1. This giveaway is AWESOME!
    2. I bought that exact scarf for $18 on groupdealz yesterday! I bought one for myself and my mother in law.
    3. Those ornaments a precious! From what I gather she isn't selling them anymore? I would love to give those this year!

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  121. We're decorating for Christmas this weekend too! We leave for out of town on Tuesday night & I want to come home to a fully decorated house, so I talked my husband into it! And I love buttered corn! I've never had it this way before though, so maybe I'll try it this weekend!

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  122. I look forward to Fridays for the Friday Favorite posts. It usually gives me a good excuse to get out on Saturday and buy a little something fun that someone has blogged about. Thanks for feeding my shopping prob. lol

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  123. I am dying that Luke wanted to paint his face and not smile nor wear a shirt because Indians don't! That's hilarious! Can't wait to see what you're making! It looks pretty fabulous! Have a great weekend!

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  124. Ooooh!! I wanna win soooo bad!!!! :)

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  125. I have so much to say! G is adorable as always. Luke is so cute with his pilgrim outfit! And I still need to make that delicious pumpkin sheet cake. The creamed corn looks really good...and easy! Right up my alley! :) Happy Friday!!

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  126. I've always added butter to my corn, but next time I'm going to add cream cheese too! YUM! And I'd love an extra $150 to my favorite store, Nordstrom!

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  127. That email from Lukes teacher.... So cute! Love reading your blog! Happy Friday :)

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  128. What an awesome giveaway! How exciting!
    Love Luke's costume and GG with your blanket scarf!
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  129. Hi Andrea,
    Love your blog and your adorable kids. Luke seems like such a sweet boy, and what a nice message from his teacher!! It makes me feel better about the future to know that moms (and dads) like you are raising their sons to be kind, appreciative, and sensitive...
    Which is why I want to say one quick(ish) thing about Luke's Indian costume. I understand that dressing as Native Americans and Pilgrims is something the class does every year, and while in general I think it oversimplifies history and exploitation and all that jazz, I am not trying to say that this practice should stop. What I do want to mention though is that Luke "playing" an Indian by not smiling and being shirtless is not necessarily funny or cute to those of us with Native American ancestry. That's a stereotype that is inaccurate and harmful. I'm not saying you need to give him a crash-course in violence toward indigenous people, but perhaps just use the opportunity to explain that Native Americans are real people too and they aren't somehow shirtless or non-smiling, but often look just like me or you. I think it also can be beneficial to explain that sometimes Native Americans felt upset and were hurt by the settlers taking their land and their homes. Kids are smart and can deal with truths like that, and honestly, I think learning truths like that makes them better, kinder, more understanding people in the long run.

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    1. Thanks so much for your comment, Christine! Let me start by saying that I sincerely apologize if you took offense to Luke playing Indian. My husband has Native American ancestry as well and I'd hate for anyone to think Luke was being anything other than a little boy playing dress up. I asked Luke why he wanted to dress like that and his response was, "that's how they look in books" (we've been reading lots of Thanksgiving books from the library). We've talked about several of the points you brought up and I appreciate your feedback. Please accept my apology for not clarifying these points in my initial post. Thanks!

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  130. I love that ornament - Oh Holy Night makes me cry every year! Love that song!

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  131. I love keeping up with you and your lovely family. I am due with my 1st little girl in April and love seeing Griffin in all her glamor outfits!! :) Too cute! Thanks for listing all your favorites and sharing your tips and tricks!

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  132. Your blog is my favorite! Thank you so much for all that you do and share with us!

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  133. It's Friday...HUZZAH!!! Your recap of the week was darling. If I had a recap of mine it would be...I drove here in GA...I toured this place....I ate this....I slept in this hotel.... Ah, traveling for my job. Your week was def more my speed! Enjoy the weekend!

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  134. Love reading your blog and all of your friends' blogs too. So much good advice, ideas, inspiration, and just plain fun!!.

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  135. That cream cheese corn looks too yum!!!! beautiful meaningful ornament!

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  136. Your little Indian is too much!

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  137. I just love your blog! Your little Indian is so cute and I can't wait to try your cream corn recipe!

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  138. I just love your blog! I can't wait to try your cream corn recipe!

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  139. What a fun giveaway! I'm thankful for fun blogs to read like yours! :)

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  140. Happy Friday! Hope y'all have a great weekend:)

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  141. Love love love your blog!!!! You are such an inspiring mom/teacher!!

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  142. I love that song "Mary Did You Know" lol ....it was the first christmas song I listen to each year!

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  143. I never start my day without reading your and Shay's blogs! You are both so real and down to earth and FUN.

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  144. I just picked up my first glitter polish in years the other day! I love it! I used it as a accent color on each hand :) Love the pics of Luke as a little Indian! Excited to see your family photos! I hope they go well! We have ours next weekend on a tree farm hopefully :)
    Love that ornament from Farmgirl Paints! I just received my cuffs that I ordered...love them!

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  145. What a sweet little Indian! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  146. Love your blog! First one I read everyday! Great giveaway. I am not on instagram so not really a huge chance to win, but worth a try!

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  147. You need a recipe blog or recipe tab so we can find your recipes easily. All your things look so delicious!!

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  148. I just told my in-laws I would bring corn as a side dish for Thanksgiving so think I will be trying your recipe :)

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  149. I must try that recipe! Your kiddos are adorable!! Love your blog

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  150. Happy Friday!!! Love your class project!!

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  151. Love your blog {and the glitter polish}! Great giveaway and linkup!!!

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  152. Love the glitter polish, but yes, a huge pain to get off:( I can't wait to try the corn recipe!

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  153. Love Nordstrom and love Griffins hair!

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  154. I love reading your blog! Thank you for the opportunity!

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  155. What a fun giveaway! We are thankful for you and your fun blogs too!!

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  156. Yay! What an awesome giveaway! Love your blog :)

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  157. Happy Friday! I love your blog and Griffin's colorful outfits :)

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  158. I definitely need that blanket scarf. Griffin rocks it!

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  159. Griffin's hair straightens??! So funny. That creamed corn looks delish, and I love your little thanksgiving Indians face paint! Thanks for sharing your life with us!

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  160. I just love your family! Also love me some Nordstrom!

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  161. Thanks for sharing favorites every week. Love the consistency and have really enjoyed getting to know this community of mothers, writers, and adventurers!

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  162. Love your nails and this giveaway!

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  163. Best giveaway ever! Thank you ladies so much! Love keeping up with you all and your sweet families. :)

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  164. Y'all are so generous to do this giveaway!!! Love all of your blogs!

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  165. I'm not on Instagram but I read your blog every day! Such a sweet family!

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  166. You are the cutest mom ever! Love your holiday spirit and cannot WAIT to see what you've been crafting!

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  167. Thank you for sharing your life with us. LOVE your little girls outfits and adorable curls. Special thanks for helping me with my Matilda Jane Dresses. It was fun talking to "my internet friend"😀😍

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  168. There are so many things I would love from that store right now!!

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  169. Love reading your Friday favorites!! Always makes me smile!

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  170. Your blog is Awesome!!! I can't wait to try the cream corn recipe!!!

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  171. Love your Blog!!! I can't wait to try the cream corn recipe!!!

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  172. Love your daughter's outfits!!! It's hard when you have to miss your kids school events. I remember that from my teaching days!

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  173. You are such an inspirational mama! Love your blog!

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