Friday, August 7, 2015

Friday Favorites

Why hello weekend and good-bye ridiculously crazy week! 
 
Even if you're not in Tampa, I'm sure you heard about the insane amount of rain that fell Monday from about 5:30am and legit didn't stop until about 12:15pm. My neighborhood, which is north of the city of Tampa received about 8 inches of rain. 5 days later, or street is STILL flooded. My husband was actually at the airport waiting to get on a plane to Puerto Rico but it was delayed around six hours. I'm glad the rain eventually stopped but it was a SCARY, SCARY storm.
 
We also had our master shower retiled this week so JB and I were stuck at home for THREE days. Talk about going stir crazy!
 
But either way, it's Friday which means it's time for Friday Favorites!
 
1. My new camera
 
 
At the end of last summer, right before we had Elizabeth, I sold my Canon DSLR camera. With going on maternity leave, we needed the extra money and plus I never used it. While now that JB is almost walking, I can't ever get a good shot of her with my iPhone camera. I went to one of my most favorite electronic websites, buydig.com. I knew I'd find a good deal and boy-oh-boy did I! It came with everything I need to get started with taking better photographs! I've been trying to practice with the different settings but the lighting in our house is awful. So, hopefully this weekend I'll be able to take some good shots of Elizabeth with my new toy! 
 
 

2. Baby/Toddler Clothes
Although a little part of me gets sad when we have to pack up her clothes because our munchkin has grown, the level of cuteness in the clothes I come across is just out-of-control. This past weekend mama went on a back-to-school shopping spree for Elizabeth. I got SUCH good deals that I will be sharing on a special weekend post! But to keep you satisfied until then, just look at these adorable clothes!!! I scored MAJOR at Kohl's, Old Navy, and Children's Place. 




 
3. Our New Master Bathroom Shower
Oye. We had some issues this spring in our master bathroom and it led to a complete renovation. This week the tiles finally got replaced and I absolutely LOVE it. It's gorgeous! It took the contractor TWO full days to do it and wow did he do a phenomenal job! This weekend my husband and I will be picking out a vanity and painting! And by that I mean that I will point and say "yeah, I want THAT vanity" and "here's the paint color I chose". But my husband gets me and we're totally on the same page. 



 
4. Our Pretty Little Kitty
Face it. Cats are known for only wanting attention when THEY crave it. Mia is no exception to that. However, given that we have a very curious almost-toddler chasing her around the house, Mia has surrendered to Elizabeth. Mia just lays there for the most part and just lets Elizabeth touch her fur. Except today when Elizabeth grabbed her fur with a pretty good grip. Mia quickly ran out of the room but not before I was able to snap this adorable picture. 



 
 
I hope you all have a great weekend and have enjoyed reading about my Friday favorites! Now get out there and enjoy your weekend!!!

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18 comments

  1. We have the canon and love it! Even though it seems lately we just use our phones ;)

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  2. I've been wanting to invest in a DSLR! Let us know how you enjoy this one! Also, well done on the girl clothes. They look adorable!

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  3. That's the DSLR I have my eye on. I'll definitely check out the website you suggested. Also, those clothes are so cute!

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  4. I feel you on the rain.. I'm in Tampa too (MacDill AFB) and the rain has been ridiculous. Can we get an ark or something?

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  5. I'm so excited for you getting that camera!! I really want to get a nice one like that!!

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  6. Congrats on your new camera and master bathroom reno! Very nice! I also have a hard time letting go when they outgrow clothes because each outfit brings back memories. Luckily, I take lots of pictures so we can 'keep' the outfits that way.

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  7. I miss shopping for little kid clothes! I'm glad you made it through the storm okay :)

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  8. I've never heard of buydig.com. I'd love a professional camera but the price tags have always scared me away. I'll definitely check them out first before I buy.

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  9. Love getting great bargains for my kids. I'm looking forward to seeing how you like your new camera.

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  10. Love getting great bargains for my kids. I'm looking forward to seeing how you like your new camera.

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  11. I hope you enjoy that new camera! I'm trying to learn all I can about taking decent pictures.
    Cynthia @craftoflaughter

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  12. I love Children's Place for kids clothes. Kohls is awesome too, especially when I have a 30% off coupon!

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  13. Ahh do you LOVE your new camera? I have a Sony and I'm looking at switching to a T5!

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  14. I so want a new camera. Mine eats batteries.

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  15. Ooh a Canon Rebel! How awesome! Enjoy your new camera!

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  16. That camera! 😍 And the shower looks gorgeous! Hopefully it's worth the troubles you had to go through. 😉
    xo, Caitlin
    And Possibly Dinosaurs

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  17. I have been wanting to buy a new camera for quite some time now! You will have to let me know how you like it!

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