Hey y’all! I’m sitting on the porch as I type and it is colddddd (50’s). It has me feeling all sorts of excited that fall and Friday are both here. It’s been a very full week around here and wanted to share a little of what we’ve been up to…
What I’ve Been Eating
We had one glorious day on sunshine in a long stretch of rain, so the girls and I grabbed brunch after bootcamp at Whole Foods. I took advantage of their last day of $0.25 coffee and we all shared a big plate of good food.
I put my slow cooker to work one night with beef, beer and Mexican spices. The house smelled great but I ended up eating so many bites of the girls’ dinner that I was only hungry enough to manage a smaller plate- still delicious because when are Mexican-inspired meals not?
Then there was a hearty pulled pork platter with (very good) collard green and (perfectly battered) onion rings. David, Hailey and I chowed down at Queen City Q in uptown Charlotte before heading to…
What We’ve Been Up To
DISNEY ON ICE! We scrambled this week for last minute tickets and I’m so glad we did. David and I surprised Hailey and she had no clue where we were going until we walked in the building. She was just ecstatic to be dressed up and seeing other princesses so when her two favorite things (princesses and ice skating) combined into one show, she lost her mind.
I was teary-eyed more than once just watching her joy. I had so many of those “these are the magical times of childhood- sniff” moments.
The show was very good and we had great seats. Pretty awesome evening.
Earlier this week I also was invited to another advisory panel at our local Whole Foods.
I love these opportunities to learn and give feedback about our local store and sample all sorts of delicious food and drink, including this wine.
It’s only $3.99 and a great option for an everyday wine. Thumbs up!
What I’m Loving
Sampler plates for toddlers. Sometimes I give myself a hard time because I feel like I was much more proactive with giving Hailey different flavors and textures to explore when she was a young toddler. I don’t have the same time now with two (#secondchildproblems) but have started picking up different items from the pickle bar/salad bar/olive bar to let Kaitlyn experience more unique flavors.
It’s fun for everyone! Dolmades- good. Marinated mushrooms- bad.
Fabletics! (<– referral link) I know I am late to the party, but I’m finally interested in getting more work out clothes since I wear them 80%of the time and I’m at a size I’ll probably be for a while. I was sent this off the shoulders shirt, which I ADORE.
The 80’s are making a comeback right? My hair hopes so.
And also this tank.
It’s a little long for my petite stature, but I love the color.
I’m also getting a kick out of 4 year old antics. Instead of napping (because those days are long gone), she “decorated” her room.
Poor child gets my sense of design and style. Sorry kiddo, I wish I could show you how to make beautiful rooms like my friend Courtney’s living room.
Is it weird that I take pictures of my friends’ spaces and post them on this blog? Yes, yes it is. But I did ask permission while at our new bible study group that I’m loving being a part of.
Ok, let’s finish it up here…
Some Links I’m Loving
Caitlin’s breakdown of the It’s OK Not to Share parenting book. I want to read it now!
39 Things You’ll Only Understand if you Went to College in the Early 2000s – emo AIM messages were my jam.
Nicole’s recipe for apple cinnamon granola – I need to try this!
15 Tips that Will Trick Your House Guests into thinking You Have Your Sh*t Together– have I shared this before? Maybe- I love the tips!
And in case you have some DIY plans this weekend…
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What have you been up to and loving this week?!