Friday, February 23, 2018

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday!

Why, oh why do those short weeks always seem longer than the regular weeks?  Is it just me?

I'm happy to see you, Friday.  I've teamed up with my girls, Andrea and Narci, to bring you FRIDAY FAVORITES.

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A Little Gifting:

This week Nordstrom reached out and asked me to talk about one of my favorite unmentionable brands, Natori, and a few gifting ideas.  Let me tell you...I never thought I'd ever be talking about BRAS on this blog of mine where my sweet Grandpa reads daily!  But Natori bras are the only bras I wear so I couldn't resist sharing.


These Natori underwire bras are my favorite. If you're in the market for a new bra {and if you're like me, this is one of the last items you purchase for yourself!}, you should check out this bra!   I also want to highlight some of my favorite different types of underwear options they have...cotton briefsthongs, and bikinis.

The wide range of price points available at Nordstrom makes gift giving all throughout the year seamless {AND SO EASY!}.  They offer free shipping/free returns directly to the recipient of your gift and they will take care of all your gift boxing needs from wrapping, supplying you with the products you need, or including a sweet little message.

I've included a few gift giving options for you...

For Baby Gifts/Showers-




For Wedding Gifts/Showers-





And I'm including my outfit yesterday.  If my birthday was coming up, I'd love some athleisure pieces like the ones below...

Zella leggingssweaternecklace, and a long cami make the perfect looks-like-I'm-going-to-the-gym-outfit.  :)

My tennis shoes would make the perfect gift too.  {And they're on sale now.}

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Baby of Mine:

Even though it was pouring down rain yesterday {again} we ventured out to downtown McKinney to enjoy lunch at one of our favorite spots, Snug on the Square.  Britt would choose to eat carbs and dairy all day long so she was in heaven with the creamy macaroni and cheese they serve.

I want to say a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who took the time to leave a comment, send an e-mail, or write a message about Britt's speech.  Earlier this week, I asked for any helpful tips and resources when it comes to speech and you guys delivered.  THANK YOU!!  I even got some messages saying other readers were encouraged because they kept thinking they were the only one whose kiddo was a late talker.  Please know hearing all your comments and stories were not only encouraging to my mama heart but others as well.

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Celebrity Big Brother:

We just talked about this recently....is Celebrity Big Brother as good as the regular summer edition?  Absolutely NOT!  It's not even close, BUT I just can't stop watching!  This week finally got better {in my opinion} and it ends on Sunday!  haha!  If you're watching, who are you cheering for?
#teamross

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Chips and Salsa:

This is SO ME!!!  Anyone else?  Why can't I just eat like three chips?  

#becausetheyresogood

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I hope you guys have the BEST weekend!

And please link-up with us!

XO


Thursday, February 22, 2018

Our Week in Pictures

Last Friday night was the big kiddos' school dance and like every year before we met the Shull family at a local pizza spot for dinner.  This is the ONLY picture I have of dinner...
And I didn't even take it!!  Odds are Bowen said, "Ashby, say cheese!".  And sweet Ashby did just that!


Love getting to hang with Shay and her crew!

A couple times throughout the dance, the lights come on and the fifth graders do a little square dance they've been working on in p.e.  Nixon is dreading the day he has to do this and Ebby Lee probably knows the number of days until it's her turn to perform.  ha!

*Sidenote, I took a square dancing class in college AND I loved it.  


Oh my goodness!  This little group of third grade girls was looking so stinkin' cute!  

The last volleyball game of the season with this crew.  Until Coach Erika realized there's a post season tournament so we actually have a couple more on Saturday.  

Every single girl on this team has improved so much.  We're signing ourselves up for another season of fun!  And we're looking forward to it!


My parents were in town {step-dad drove home and mom stayed for the week.  We hadn't seen them since Thanksgiving so we had a late Christmas on Saturday morning} and after volleyball we made our way over to this new area in Frisco.  It's near the Star Center, where the Cowboys now practice.  And the highlight of the afternoon for the boys was this little turf field.  The Slaughter boys are in the chaos pictured above somewhere.


There they are!

We had a late lunch at City Works Eatery and Pour House {our food was really yummy} and then we let the kiddos burn a little more energy after as well.  If you're local, you should check out this spot.  Lots of cool restaurants are there and it looks like shopping will be popping up soon.

Someone didn't want to miss any of the action!  She saw Bowen take a few accidental spills so she lunged herself onto the turf on purpose.  #monkeyseemonkeydo

We spent the rest of the evening watching the Olympics!

Monday, there was no school but the loudest game of kickball ever on our street.  Until the ball got stuck in the tree...#boo

On Tuesday, my mom, Britt, and I had a MALL DAY!  It was crazy, yucky outside...pretty much rained all day long.  But we were nice, dry, and getting our shop on inside. 

It was a little short and sweet today, but I hope you enjoyed what's been going on around here!
XO

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

What I've Been Priming

I've said it before and I'll say it again....I'm nosey.  Aren't we all just a bit?  It's the whole premise behind enjoying those, "Day in the Life" posts.  Right?  

I was placing a little Amazon Prime order and it hit me...I should share WHAT I'VE BEEN PRIMING lately!  


I'm sharing for several reasons...

1. Sometimes Amazon Priming things don't cross my mind until I've already gotten out of the house with the kiddos, run the errand, and arrived back.  Sigh.  I'm hoping this helps someone!

2. This post is in no way sponsored by Amazon Prime, but I've already told you I'm nosey.  I'm hoping a few of you reading are as well and you enjoy this post.

3.  It might give you a few ideas for something you should Prime to yourself ASAP.

4. I left out any books and Christmas gifts that were ordered via Prime but other than that...this is for real what has arrived in our house!

*Don't pay attention to my crazy faces.  You've been warned.  :)

In no particular order...


This little gadget has over 11,000 reviews with a four star rating, which seems pretty good to me PLUS it's under $22.  The winter months wreak havoc on my dry heels so I was intrigued and ordered!  This just arrived last night and I haven't even had time to try it out!

Have you HEARD of this game?  {See what I did there?}  We had a fun family game night last week and this was the show stopper.  One person puts the headphones on {they're playing all kinds of sounds so you can't hear a thing} then another person reads a sentence to you.  You have to lip read to understand what they're saying.  Some of the things my people said were hilarious!  If you have a game night coming up or just want to make a Tuesday night a little special, order this!

This little product was popping up everywhere.  I saw it on blogs, heard it on podcasts, read about it online...I'm telling you it was haunting me.  So I ordered it a couple weeks ago and have been using it as a toner after I use my cleanser both morning and night.  It's supposed to make my skin "BLOOM".  Again, this product has 4.5 stars with over 10,000 ratings so it has to work.  Right?  And the price is GREAT!

Keeping it real, friends!  Somehow we have all the beads but can never find the ironing paper.  I did a quick little prime order and it was at our house in no time!

Pampers Diapers
{Figured you knew what these look like}
Let me tell you when the delivery guy put this big box on my front porch I had a big ole smile on my face.  :)  Mama didn't have to lug them from cart to car and car to house.  Prime did it for me.  :)

I've tried a ton of different dry shampoos and I always go back to this brand.  This dry shampoo actually sprays out some white powder which lightens up my hair/roots and gives it some extra volume {that tends to be lost when I need to wash my hair}.  The "blush" version smells delightful as well.

A few weeks ago I asked for your favorite eye cream recommendations and someone recommended this cream.  It's a great price point so I gave it a try.  But-is there a specific "eye" version or do you guys use this all over your face as a moisturizer?  I used it a couple times and then decided I need to do a little more research.  Please help me out with that!  If you have this product, what are your thoughts?!

Have you heard of dermaplaning?  It's an exfoliation process that essentially shaves the skin's surface.  This gets rid of dead skin and little hairs and is proven to be highly effective for your skin.  Lots of bloggers do this themselves and after years of reading about it, I finally took the plunge.  I buy these little facial razors and do it every two to three weeks.  You can find a ton of YouTube videos on how to do this, but it leaves my skin feeling so fresh and clean.  I must say-I've never gotten any kind of razor burn, acne, or anything like that but I don't want to say it couldn't happen. 

If you have access to the internet, then I'm sure you've heard of this product.  Hahaha!  I feel like it's everywhere!  I even heard about it at the park one day when several moms were discussing the dreaded cellulite and this was the product being mentioned over and over again.  To be honest, I ordered it several months ago, added it to my coffee every day for a week or two and then forgot.  I haven't used it since, but I'm gonna begin again tomorrow.  If you've used this and recommend it, please let us know how it's helped!  At this point, I'm not convinced I'll reorder.

I've shared this root boost with you before, but I wanted to round the list out at a solid ten.  :)  I spray this on damp hair right before drying and then blow dry.  I've also been known to add to dry hair.  It does add some texture, but I don't notice the volume as much as when I add to wet hair.

What about YOU?  What have you been PRIMING lately?  Or do you have any of these products and have some opinions about them?  I'd love to hear!  Thanks, friends!

XO