Hi hi! Happy Friday! How’s the morning going? I apologize I’ve been a little MIA this week. We’ve been focused on getting the girls to stay in their beds all night and thankfully after last night, we can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. Liv slept totally through the night last, in her bed, and P got up once. The biggest gold star: Caroline didn’t wake us up barking in the middle of the night. She’s been worse than the girls lately! We’re letting her sleep upstairs now and she seems happy with that. High fives all around! I feel super groggy and weird; my body isn’t used to being horizontal for so many hours at once. I’m enjoying an off day from the gym and looking forward to planting outside with the girls, hanging out with the fam, and celebrating St. Patrick’s Day + Meg’s baby shower!
(I can’t even handle these cute lil leprechauns.)
It’s time for the weekly Friday Faves party. This is where I share some of my favorite things from and the week and around the web. Please share something you’re lovin’ in the comments section if you’d like to join in the fun!
A new play set! The original plan was to build a pool this summer, but with everything going on – there are some big purchases on the way and first year airline pay isn’t fab – we decided to hold off until next year. After school, the girls have been playing outside for hours with literally nothing in our backyard. I loved that they’d use their imaginations to build fairy houses and play games, but I thought it would be fun to have something extra outside for them to use. I found this on Craigslist and the Pilot and my stepdad put it together on Sunday. The girls went CRAZY for it! They played on it for 5 hours the first day, only taking breaks to eat snacks and drink water, and have been outside swinging, sliding, and giggling each day since. Best purchase this year.
Ps. Bella found a chicken tender on the table, took it outside, and throughly enjoyed gumming it on the grass.
P and I spent a morning at the zoo while Livs was at school. Let’s just appreciate this adorable otter eating salad on his back. Goals for days.
Fashion + beauty:
Eminence exfoliator. I had the most glorious facial at Greentoes after looking for a salon that includes natural and organic products.
I’ve been a fan of Eminence for years, but it’s kind of hard to find! I purchased the exfoliator after my treatment because while I like the Beautycounter exfoliator, I wanted something with a little more grit, ya know? This makes my skin feel super soft and is gentle enough to use daily. I just mix it with my normal cleanser and a little water, and boom.
Obsessed with these sandals! So cute for spring.
Read, watch, listen:
QUEER EYE IS BACK ON NETFLIX. #blessed #sothankful #yasqueen
I’m so looking forward to binging on Season 3 and introducing the Pilot to this show. (I really fell in love with it while he was gone.) Every episode is so heartwarming and inspirational. I cry pretty much every single time lol.
Have you guys seen the Aladdin trailer?! At first I wasn’t sure about Will Smith as the genie, but after seeing the full trailer, I’m so.here. for this.
Nick Jonas and John Stamos trolling each other is my favorite thing on the internet right now.
What’s your email sign-off? I always do “xo” or “best wishes” depending on the recipient. 🙂
I’m on a huge green juice kick lately. Since our juicer is still in storage – all of our stuff gets here from Georgia next week! – I’ve been splurging and buying them. My fave is from Nekter and I’ll usually get green apple, spinach, cucumber, lemon, and lots of ginger.
Kyle, Meg and Everly came over for dinner last night and it was so much fun. I made my fave Ina chicken recipe, some sautéed green beans, and Kyle brought fresh-made rye bread.
I asked him if he’d put together a salad from whatever was in our fridge, and he made the most ridiculous impromptu salad with ingredients I would never think to pair together: spinach, dates, mini bell peppers, raspberries, blackberries, orange segments, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. It was so, so good.
The cookies n’ cream ice cream from Cashew Cow is my favorite treat right now. It’s ice cream made entirely with cashews and you would never know it’s dairy-free because it’s so rich and creamy. YUM.
Love this gem from Trader Joe’s on wraps and salads.
Expecting mama friends, check out this prenatal workout video!
Have you tried any awesome recipes lately?
Also, Portland friends: any recommendations for a night in your amazing city? I’ll be downtown just for 24 hours. <3