Friday, February 17, 2017

Friday Favorites - Lots of Love Edition

This week was a great one and jam packed with lots and lots of love and lots of FAVORITES.

Erika, Narci and I are sharing our FAVORITES from the week and if you'd like to join us all you have to do is grab our graphic, link back to one (or all!) of us and add your link at the bottom of the post.

First up is Mason't basketball picture.  We got them back on Sunday afternoon and I can't stop laughing. ;)

The picture below is of him and a friend from his class and it's MUCH more his personality :)  two of my FAVORITE cute kiddos!

The next picture has several favorites... a glitter clip, lots of pink, curls and twirls!

And look at these pretty pink Natives!!!  I feel like her feet grew overnight and she can barely squeeze her feet into her other pair, so we packed those up and got a new pair for Spring/Summer!

And the same went for Mason!  He had outgrown his beloved mismatched pairs and wasn't quite big enough for Luke's old ones so it was a new pair for him as well!  He is OBSESSED with this color and they even glow in the dark :)

If you're new around here then you need to know that my kids LIVE in Natives all Spring and Summer (and Fall too!).  They are so easy to clean, are great for park, playdates, splash park, in and out of the pool, etc.  They wash up well and are just a great value.  Natives are our FAVORITE!

Dave got this little bookmark from Mason for Valentine's Day and it is the sweetest!  If you have a little one be sure to screenshot this and save it for next year :)  (those are his thumbprints on the top!)

We kept it low key on Valentine's morning - heart shaped donuts, Pokemon cards and figures for the boys and this Belle costume for Griffin (sidenote - I bought it a while ago and it was under $30... so maybe wait for it to go on sale).  

I wish I had taken a picture of her opening it up because y'all.... it was magical :)

And then this happened...

I can't even!!!  And all of this was pre-7 a.m.

As my kids get older I'm learning to let go of my "Pinterest-Mom" tendencies and it is so much fun to see their own creativity come out.  Luke had to make a box or bag to hold his Valentines so he picked one out of my little stash and look what he made all on his own!  FAVORITE Valentine bag ever :)


Once a month parents come in and set up lunch for the Middle School staff and y'all... it's probably my FAVORITE day of the month :)  I mean... check this out!!!  (please note the cookies on the tiered tray... because those will be important in a minute)

I was volunteering in Mason's class Valentine's party and when I showed up I found out that I was supposed to bring the snack.  Ummmm.... what? hahaha  I had a brilliant brainstorm and....

.... see those cookies on the table???  Do they look familiar??? ;) hahaha  

Thankfully there were no less than about 4 dozen of those cookies left after lunch.  It was a total #momwin and my FAVORITE co-workers were more than happy to get rid of a few of the sweets in our workroom :)

In the meantime, Dave volunteered to bring the snack for Luke's class party and the overachiever brought chocolate fondue.  #showoff  ;)

After school one of my students dropped off her bear in my classroom and asked Mason to watch it for her.  Pretty sure it was his FAVORITE moment of the week!

And that afternoon Griffin was back in her FAVORITE dress :)

Did anyone else's kitchen table look like this on Tuesday afternoon??? 

Me and Mason :)  My FAVORITE art of the week!

Dave had to work Valentine's night and so the kids and I celebrated with breakfast casserole for them...

... and favored in Zoe's Kitchen for me after they were in bed.  #amen

Anna Grace left me a bday gift and y'all LOOK!!!  New FAVORITE earrings for sure!!!

For my birthday we headed to my FAVORITE pizza place after school.  Conveniently Luke had fallen DIRECTLY into mud earlier that day.  Ugh. :)

These are their pizza faces!  Pizza is our FAVORITE!

Sidenote - Mason and I love to play this game where one of us will draw a shape and then the other person adds to it to make something.  Mason drew the oval and I made it into a cow and I drew an oval and he turned it into the pig/bear.  Such a fun game!

We headed to basketball pictures for Luke and then home for carrot cake (my FAVORITE!)  It was seriously the best day.

It has been GORGEOUS here again and so we've been spending lots of time outside - FAVORITE!

And taking lots of walks after dinner - the best.

And last but not least... this made me laugh so hard and if you have an extra 5 mins today you have got to watch it :) 

Basketball is over and baseball hasn't started yet so I feel like we have a big part of our weekends back.  We're hoping to see the Lego Batman Movie, spend lots of time outside and head to the lake!

Hope y'all have a fantastic Friday and a wonderful weekend!!!

PS - This post contained a couple of affiliate links which means that if you clicked on a link and made a purchase I may receive a small commission.  THANK YOU!!!


  1. I'm glad I'm not the only mom to have forgotten snack duty. Oops! And now I really want a pretzel from Mellow Mushroom.

  2. Sounds like you've had another fun and eventful week! Wishing you a happy belated birthday!


  3. Way to be resourceful on Mason's snack LOL! Griffin in that Belle dress is just too much - SO SWEET!!! And happy belated birthday! :)

  4. I just bought my little two new Natives yesterday. Best shoes ever for kiddos!

  5. Of course Dave showed up with fondue!! I'm sure Luke's class loved it.

  6. GG looks precious in her princess dress!! And Mason's basketball pic - LOL!! I love that game you and Mason play at the restaurant, totally going to do that with my kiddos :) Happy Weekend!

  7. I ADORE the #imomsohard ladies!!!! Every time a new video pops up into my feed, I get absolutely giddy! I actually tried to link them today too, but it blocked it as malware, and I didn't have time to figure out how to fix it. If they ever come to our area, WE ARE THERE!!!!!!

  8. Totally laughed about the snacks! And I'm ordering natives for my people today! Thank you for the reminder! :)

  9. I love all of your pictures! How cute is your dog?? What breed? Kids keep talking about getting a puppy, and I'm finding myself starting to cave a little...

  10. SO many things I love about this post - fondue, THAT costume and those earrings! Do you ever watch Cat & Nat #momtruths videos? I die every time.

    And thanks for hosting the link up! As a new reader to your page, I was excited to participate!

  11. I woke my baby up lol at Mason's basketball pic! And your husband brought fondue?! #classfavorite! And I woke my baby up again lol at that video! I should have known better but so funny!

  12. Oh Mellow Mushroom!! The cheese dip + pretzel knots are to-die for!!! Happy weekend

  13. I'm smiling at the kids in their short sleeves and you in a winter coat:). Also, awesome momsave with the cookies and now I would love a soft pretzel!

  14. Those moms are hilarious!!!! I love them!

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  16. Where did you get those shoes you are wearing in the picture where you have on the yellow coat. I LOVE them.

  17. I absolutely love Natives for my kids too, I always get them during the Nordstrom sale, but those pretty pink ones are a must! Those moms crack me up every single video! They're brilliant! Haha
    Mandi Moore

  18. laughing hysterically at this video and my six year old
    asks what's so funny? told her it's just two mom talking about being sick. she dead faced said "that's not funny mom. moms are SO dramatic.". 😂

  19. GG in that princess dress gives me all the heart eyes! I love it! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  20. That video was hysterical! Looks like you had a great week...the pizza looks delish!

    Trendy & Tidy


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