Hi friends! Happy Friday! I hope your weekend is off to a wonderful start. I’m a late-night blogger tonight because we’re spent the day celebrating and enjoying having the Pilot’s side of the fam here in town. They came in yesterday, and ever since then it’s been non-stop party time…and it’s the best. It’s been so amazing to see his dad, mom, stepmom, sis, our niece and nephew again, plus meet his Aunt Kathy for the first time. She’s a real-life angel.
Everyone was stopping by our house before we headed to Salty Snapper for dinner, so the girls and I made chocolate chip cookies.
After we got to catch up and say hello to everyone, we headed out to dinner. We were in one of the side rooms so the small kiddos could shake their legs out a little – they got really into dancing to the music that was playing – and shared appetizers. I got the usual salmon for my entree, and shared a half-dozen oysters with Liv. Add oysters to the list of foods that Liv is obsessed with that I didn’t try until my 20s.
This morning, everyone came over for brunch at our house. I made cinnamon rolls, a fruit bowl. bacon,
and of course, Nana’s egg dish.
We headed to base to watching the jets do target training (it was SO cool to see them up close, even though the loud blasts sufficiently freaked out all the kiddos), and had a small ceremony since the Pilot is pinning on a new rank.
I feel like I don’t mention it much on the blog, but the Pilot works SO, so hard. He goes and goes all day at work, and then the second he comes home, he puts on his “dad hat” until the girls are in bed, and then works some more until he goes to sleep. His job is demanding and complex, and he’s accomplished some incredible things. I’m excited that his family could all be here and that we can spend the weekend celebrating and enjoying their company.
And now, it’s time for some Friday Faves! These are some of my fave finds, wears, eats and reads from the week. I’d love to hear yours if you’d join in the party in the comments section!
Fashion + beauty:
This sleeping mask. A sample arrived in my last Sephora goodie box, and after one use, I needed the whole bottle. I love that you can add a thin layer before you go to bed and wake up with bright skin in the morning. It smells absolutely beautiful – every time I wear it to bed, the Pilot tells me I smell good…and he pretty much never notices how I smell haha – and it makes my skin noticeably smoother and brighter the next day. Love, love, love it.
These jean shorts. They were in a recent Stitch Fix and I’ve worn them so many times already. They’re a perfect everyday pair of jean shorts.
Finding Kite Hill at PUBLIX. I thought this was a Whole Foods-only thing, so when I saw it by the cream cheese, I started cackling and grabbing handfuls of the stuff to throw into the cart with wild abandon. Ok, no I didn’t, but I bought a couple with a creeper smile on my face.
Read + watch:
What happens when kids set the rules. I can’t help but wonder what it would be like with Liv and P. I think I’m going to try it one day and report back…even though the thought of no official bedtime makes me break out in hives a little.
Happy to be aligned with a company fighting for change in the cosmetics and personal health industry.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!