Friday Faves

Hi friends! Happy Friday! What are you up to this weekend? Hope you have some fun events ahead of ya. I’ll probably still be taking it low-key, but continuing to enjoy hanging out with our little family. Having madre here the past week has been amaazing, and I’m still just so happy to be home this week instead of the hospital. I’m slowly venturing into getting out of the house more often, besides the doctor’s appointments and random Target runs, and am excited to possibly walk around the farmer’s market on Sunday.

In classic Friday style, here are some of my faves from the week and around the web. I always love to hear what you’re enjoying, too, so please feel free to join in the fun in the comments section!

Lotus shirts

Lotus Tanks are here! Thank you again so much to those of you who helped me support Fed by Threads and provide emergency meals to those in need this holiday season. Together, we provided the funds for ovcer 1200 meals! You are amazing. <3 The tanks came out beautifully and we should have them packed up and ready to ship by Monday morning.

Introducing madre to the Harney Cobb. 

Harney cobb

A date night! WHAAAAT. I had mentioned that I was excited to have sushi again, and my mom said, “Get dressed and go out with your husband for some sushi.” I fed P, put her to sleep, and madre stayed home to read Livi stories and put her to bed, while the Pilot and I went out and felt like “real people.” The shining lights of Old Town really energized me, and even though it was pouring, it was so nice to get some fresh air… and some sushi. I waited 9 months to stuff my face into some sashimi, and Harney Sushi did not disappoint. 

Harney sushi

(The valet guy was like, “Harney?! Do you own the restaurant?” haha)

We shared a salad, the Miso Harney roll, a Pirate roll and a giant platter of sashimi.

I waited fo ryou

Why women compete with each other.

Blown away by this. I’ve often wondered about the perfectly curated Instagram photos (and how often fashion bloggers actually wear the outfits that they post). I found this really interesting.

A Mickey rice crispy from my friend Betsy. She understands me. 

Micket treat

(PS I have lived in these slippers for the past 2 weeks. So so comfy.)

20 Elf quotes you can use any time of year.

TRX-inspired moves you can do anywhere.

Wearing a wrap again. Nothing like squishy snuggles. 

P in the wrap

JT at the CMA awards! Since I’ve been spending lots of quality time in the glider, I’ve watched quite a bit of TV lately. The CMAs were SO GOOD, and Justin. I just have no words. 

People tweeting their most awkward moments.

These two together. My heart can’t even handle it.

Liv and p

This beautiful rainbow in the backyard. We were hit with a chilly spell and quite a bit of rain. It officially feels like fall. 🙂


Happy Friday, friends! I’ll have Part 2 of the birth story up on the family page later this afternoon.



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  1. mary on November 6, 2015 at 7:41 am

    Penelope looks about as big as Livi in that photo! So funny. I know it’s just angles and perspective. It’s good to have ginormous babies. Mine was!

  2. Lisa @ Lisa the Vegetarian on November 6, 2015 at 7:42 am

    Oh my gosh – that sisters picture! I’m glad to hear you were able to get out for a date night. You deserve it!

  3. Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine on November 6, 2015 at 8:01 am

    Perfect date night! Much needed 😉
    Ah and slippers (or super fuzzy socks), if I’m in the house, that is the only thing you will find on my feet 😉 Nice and cozy!

  4. Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious on November 6, 2015 at 8:32 am

    The sisters are adorable! Liv looks so much older now too. I’m happy you got to have some delicious sushi.

  5. Kelly @ Laughter, Strength, and Food on November 6, 2015 at 8:35 am

    It has been far too long since I’ve had sushi! Yours looked delicious!

  6. Sara @ LovingOnTheRun on November 6, 2015 at 9:14 am

    Sounds like you all are settling right in as a family of 4! I have wanted sushi so bad lately, but sadly our area just doesn’t have anywhere worthwhile. Maybe one of these weekends when my husband’s schedule opens up will drive to a nearby city to enjoy some real sushi!

  7. TAYLOR on November 6, 2015 at 9:22 am

    Snoozies are THE BEST!

  8. on November 6, 2015 at 9:30 am

    That is so awesome that you got to go on a date night! I can’t wait for sushi!!!! And wine haha

  9. Amy S on November 6, 2015 at 9:49 am

    The two sisters, together at last!!!!!! <3 <3

    How great that you were able to go out for sushi! I know you've been missing it!

  10. Julia @ Lord Still Loves Me on November 6, 2015 at 10:11 am

    Looking forward to part 2!! 🙂 Hope you have a great weekend with your new family of four, Gina. <3

  11. Crystal on November 6, 2015 at 10:35 am

    OMG that pic of Livi holding little P…pure joy 🙂 Having a baby sister changes everything, it’s awesome. Enjoy the weekend with your sweet family <3

  12. Mari on November 6, 2015 at 10:46 am

    Aww that pic of your two daughters is so sweet. Do you think the baby looks like Olivia when she was a newborn? They look so sweet! Hope you have a fun weekend with the family!

  13. Lindsey @ Simply Lindsey on November 6, 2015 at 11:34 am

    Such a sweet picture of your two little girls! Your sushi looked SO good! I cannot wait to have some in January once our little one is born. 2 more months! 😀

  14. Mary on November 6, 2015 at 11:36 am

    ahhh i love when my sister sends me pictures of my nieces together. it’s such a beautiful moment!

    that elf list…. it made me want to watch elf again hahaha. Whenever I’m saying bye to someone, I either say “bye Buddy, hope you find your dad” or, since Frozen, i’ll sing “okay, bye….”

  15. Tracy on November 6, 2015 at 11:45 am

    YAY! for date night!! You’re officially Gina again 🙂

    The pic of Liv and P is definitely a heart-melter!! <3

  16. Vanessa on November 6, 2015 at 1:03 pm

    Oh my gosh so excited you finally got your sushi fix!!!

  17. Amanda on November 6, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    Oh my goodness, Penelope’s little face. I love it!

  18. Ashley @ A Lady Goes West on November 6, 2015 at 1:15 pm

    Becoming a big sister has made Liv look so big! And I totally had to read your IG post twice when I saw that the place was called Harney Sushi ahahha! Awesome! Enjoy your weekend, Gina! 🙂

  19. Kailey on November 6, 2015 at 2:07 pm

    Oh my gosh, that picture of Liv and P. Heart.melting. And Liv looks so grown up! Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

  20. Lori on November 6, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    Your Mom is the BEST! It must be such a blessing to have her there with you.

  21. Yaara Leve on November 6, 2015 at 4:18 pm

    OMG Penelope is beyond precious! She’s such a beauty! That pic of you and she is beautiful! And Livi looks like an amazing big sister! I’m so happy for you that things are settling in! Have a great weekend.

  22. Giselle on November 6, 2015 at 5:11 pm

    Awe that picture of Penelope and Liv is too much! Yay for sushi! I’m sure that was a much deserved treat 🙂

  23. Jessie on November 6, 2015 at 6:29 pm

    Congrats on the new addition! The picture with liv and P is too cute! Hope you’re recovering well. Best wishes!

  24. Ali @ Peaches and Football on November 7, 2015 at 6:48 am

    How is it moms always know what we need? That’s great that you were able to get a date night in and stuff your face with deliciousness. 🙂

  25. Nikki R. on November 9, 2015 at 4:46 pm

    Quite possibly the cutest Mickey treat ever

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