Friday, February 5, 2016

Friday Favorites

Hey, Hey!  It's FRIDAY!  I hope you've had a great week and are looking forward to an even better weekend.  Today, I'm joining my girls, Narci and Andrea for our Friday Favorites.

Earlier this week, I couldn't find Bowen and Ashby.  They were SO quiet I got nervous!  I ran upstairs and they were playing in the middle of a big mess in Bowen's closet.  Their little friendship is my FAVORITE.  They love each other big.

One of my FAVORITE boutiques has this cute little heart top in stock.  If you're looking for the perfect top for a school party, this is it!  I wore this shirt earlier this week and all my I-Phone pictures turned out crazy bad.  Trust me, the sequin elbow patches are adorable!

 Last year, we went all out with these FAVORITE valentines.  This year...everyone chose their own boxed set.  haha!  #aintnobodygottimeforthatthisyear

The big kiddos got in on a Mrs. Narci valentine photo shoot many years ago.  My FAVORITE two big kid faces.

I skipped the Christmas study this year, but I found Becky (the beauty and brains behind Sacred Holidays) through a friend.  I ordered her Christmas study and really enjoyed it.  Since then, I've been welcoming holidays with a new study by Becky every year.  This year she came out with a study for men as well.  So I ordered one for Tab too.  These studies are a FAVORITE!  You can order them in print form or digital copy.

Last year around this time, I started watching my FAVORITE show EVER, Parenthood, on Netflix.  If you guys get a snow day or a few days off, start watching!  It's so good.  I found myself laughing, crying, and wanting to become a member of the Braverman family.  This is a series I'll watch again and again.  Have you watched??

 If you missed my Super Bowl post earlier this week, you can check it out here.  I've got your game day covered!  Let's chat about our favorite parts next week!  :)

Hope you have a GREAT weekend!

Thursday, February 4, 2016

What's Your Fave...

If you guys are like us, Tab and I will get a babysitter and have a dinner out in the books.  As we're heading out the door we'll play the "Where do you wanna go?" game.  We can't think of a new place.  We tend to get in a rut and always head to the same places for date night.

You might not be local, but odds are you've been to Dallas, know someone who lives close, or are coming to visit soon, so I thought it'd be not only fun but helpful if we all shared our favorite date night restaurants.  I'm thinking the entire Dallas/Ft. Worth area.

I absolutely LOVE my children, but date night with the hubby is a breath of fresh air.  Amen, Mamas?

This one made me laugh.  Those kids can get pricey!!  But trust me, investing in your marriage even if it's by paying a babysitter so you can have a night out alone is WORTH IT!!

Here are a few of our favorite places...
It's a really "cool" restaurant.  Mexican is our fave and this place is just fun.

Please excuse that car parked RIGHT in the middle of the picture.  We love supporting our town and this new restaurant is delicious!

This is a gourmet Mexican restaurant and the food and atmosphere is great!  It's definitely one of our FAVES!

We went to Eddie V's for a double date night back in the summer and had the best time.  We don't drive to Dallas very often just for dinner, but when we do, we're never disappointed.

Sometimes date night are even more fun with friends!

On our last visit, in the middle of my salad I got a call from the babysitter saying that two of my kids were locked out the little balcony we have on the second story of our house.  She went on to say that she couldn't get to them because the doors to get there were also locked.  Did I panic?  No, because we were at Rick's and it's delicious.  :)  And apparently I can describe to someone over the phone how to pick a lock.  Impressed?

Okay, now it's your turn!  I want to hear from you!  Where's your favorite date night place in the DFW area??  If you're not local, please leave your favorite place but just include where that's located.  Someone else might be from around those parts and truly be thankful for your recommendation.  I have a feeling after your suggestions I'm gonna need my babysitter on speed dial.  :)

Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Super Bowl 2016

Ready or not, HERE IT COMES!!

Unless you've been living under a rock, then you know the Super Bowl is happening in only four days! 

 This year the Carolina Panthers will be taking on the Denver Broncos in San Francisco, California, at 5:30 CST.  You girls were so sweet and participated in my little poll I had going about who you wanted to win the Super Bowl.  The end results were pretty close.  

41% of you are cheering on the Panthers
59% of you are cheering for the Broncos

A few tidbits about the big game: 
*The half time performer this year is Coldplay but word on the street (or the Internet) is lots of big names will make appearances.  The 50th anniversary has to be even bigger than ever, right?
*Last year's Super Bowl averaged 114.4 million views per minute.
*A thirty second Super Bowl ad is selling for as much as $5 million.

We're hearing a lot about the two quarterbacks this week.  Manning versus Newton-who's gonna win??

For some, it's all about the game!  They love the atmosphere, the food, AND the football.  For others it's all about the food and commercials...

Those made me laugh.  :)

I found this article that rounded up the "10 Best Super Bowl Commercials of All-Time".

When I was going through all the most popular commercials, I found the one that stands out to me.  From way back in 1998!  ha!  Do you guys remember this one?  It tore at my heart strings a little.  Which one stands out to you??  Do you have a favorite?

Whether you're in it for the football or the food, we can all look cute, right?

I have a soft spot in my heart for these beanies.  Aren't they CUTE?  If I was going to be watching the game in any type of remotely cool climate, I'd be sporting one of those.

I stumbled upon a few treasures from Etsy.  Baseball moms, soccer moms, whatever kind of mom you might be-I think most of those Etsy goodies can be personalized for any team.  Remember those for all the upcoming spring sports!

I rounded up a few of my favorite finds right now that are navy blue and orange.  Isn't that scarf the PERFECT Broncos' scarf?? 

And after the collage was complete, I found this.  Denver NEED this top!!  Isn't it perfect?

There's one more thing you need to have the PERFECT Game Day...the FOOD!!
Shay has the best menu ideas.  Here's the perfect Super Bowl menu featuring dips (my fave!!), sandwiches, and even some sweet treats!  Head over there for some fabulous ideas.

And a little "Way Back Wednesday"...back in 2008, Tab and I headed to Arizona for the Super Bowl between the Giants and the Patriots.  AWWW!!  The memories :)

Hope you're gearing up for the BIG GAME this weekend!  Happy Wednesday!