Friday, August 17, 2018

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday, friends!!! 

Erika, Narci and I are all sharing our FAVORITES again this week and we'd love or you to grab our graphic, link back to one (OR ALL) of us and share your FAVORITES from the week.

First up is the first day of school!  Mondays are Dave's day off and I LOVE that he's able to join us for all the first day fun... and my join us I mean take over all the morning duties so I can be in "teacher mode" instead of "mom mode" and be in my room to greet students, help kids open their lockers, try to calm a few nerves (parents and kids) and get ready for my first day with students ;)

There they go!  Off to 2nd, kinder and 4th!

Our first day back is an early release (#praisehands) and I was able to meet Dave to pick up all three kids from their classes.  Forced smiles for mom, but a great first morning ;)

Dave took the kids and after a quick staff meeting I met them at our FAVORITE place downtown for lunch.

We ate and talked about ALLLL the first day things while they were fresh in their memories.

Mason is ALWAYS down for a waffle...

... and this was Griffin's candid reaction to the bacon on her plate.  #shegotitfromhermama

It was a relaxing time after a busy and hectic morning...

... and when we were done I headed back to school to work on lesson plans for the week and Dave and the kids headed home for a bit and then to vision therapy.

I had several questions in my IG direct messages about my yellow cardigan.  It's from Matilda Jane and it's my FAVORITE!  I am obsessed with all things mustard and love that it spiced up the required first-day spirit shirt ;)  You can click  HERE to shop the cardi.

My FAVORITE fall candles are back in stock for the season!  I love the spiced cider and pumpkin scents equally - they're so fragrant and fill my whole house with fall goodness.

Tuesday night we were supposed to have a sunday school pool party but the weather was yuck all day so we ended up meeting for tacos instead.  I wasn't mad about it :)  

And I got to see my three FAVORITE kindergarteners hang out which is always the cutest.

I wore my new  FAVORITE pants and  shirt this week and it was the easiest and best outfit for a day in the classroom. You can find my FAVORITE clogs  HERE.

A FAVORITE surprise was this cute cookie from a student - MUCH appreciated around 4:00 on the first day :) You can never go wrong with sugar!

My FAVORITE backseat view (minus the first week mess all over the floor)...

... and a  FAVORITE new pretty plate to add to my quirky collection.

I wore this FAVORITE dress this week as well...

... and these have been my FAVORITE afternoon snack.  They're SO SO SO GOOD!!!  

Happy FRIDAY, friends!!!  We have NO weekend plans which I am super excited about.  Our house is getting deep cleaned on Monday (PRAISE HANDS!!!) so I'll probably tackle some ridiculously time-consuming organization projects - but other than that my only plans involve taking a nap.  YES!

Happy HAPPY Friday, friends!!!

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  1. Ahhhh!!! Taco Tuesday was fun fun! And those three kindergarteners are a mess. Well, maybe just the one is a mess. ;)

  2. I love the Capri Blue candles as well. My question is this: With only one wick, the candle burns straight down and I have all this wax left on the sides that gets wasted--all that smelly deliciousness. Do you take a toothpick or something and try to mush it down or how do you handle this?

    1. I scrape the wax out and use it in a warmer when I can no longer light candles!

  3. What a great first week, Andrea! How fun!

  4. Those first day of school pics are EVERYTHING!!

  5. Great first day pics! And I too am ready to break out all the fall candles!

  6. It all depends on the first time you burn it- you need to leave it lit long enough for the wax to be evenly melted across the top. If the entire top is liquid it should burn evenly all the way down from then on!

  7. Yay, you made it to Friday! What a fun first week and yes!,#allthepraisehands for a free weekend;) I am loving the little peaks of your outfits each day too!

  8. That sounds like a wonderful first day back for everyone.

  9. The dress link isn’t clickable for me. Where is it from! I just love it!

  10. First off, your outfits are too cute! Second, what a great cookie!!

  11. Where are your white pants from that you wore on the first day? Love them!!


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