Friday, October 7, 2016

Friday Favorites

Hip Hip Hooray! It's Fri-YAY!!!! It's been a wonderful week having my mom here with the girls and I.  She was supposed to go home this evening, but thanks to Hurricane Matthew, she's staying through the weekend -- which is super nice since my husband has been gone since Monday morning and who knows when he'll make it home given this crazy scary storm that is barreling it's way through Florida! Friends on the east coast of Florida -- stay safe!
I'm excited to share a few of my favorites this morning -- this week is a little bit of everything.  A little bit of baby love, a little bit of home makeover love, and some yumminess that will be headlining a post next week!
fall nails
Although it's hard making the time, I always enjoy having freshly painted toe nails. Living in Florida, I'm always wearing sandals so it's a must to have pretty toes all year long. Since it's fall, I'm enjoying the dark shades of grey and navy as usual but my mom introduced me to a new shade and I'm in love! Lourve me lourve me not is a gorgeous shade of purple that screams fall.  You can find the color here on Amazon and it's only $6.24!
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home office makeover
I'm totally guilty as charged: messy office/guest bedroom. With only having visitors a few times a year, my husband and I typically let our back office/guest bedroom get really messy. Last weekend I had an idea to do a little switcheroo of rooms, mainly for the purpose of Elizabeth getting a bigger space for all her toys. My mom, husband, and I spent all day Sunday cleaning, throwing old things out, making piles to donate, and moving furniture.  Then all this week long, my mom and I have continued to clean closets out and finish up the transition.  I'm so excited to have a NEAT office and where everything has a place. The space will double as our guest bedroom so it's a nice cozy little room.  Once I'm finished, I'll share some photos but I am so happy with the space! I think I'll spend some time on Pinterest this weekend getting some decorating ideas for the room! 

cilantro + lime
There are two people in this world: those who love cilantro and those who cannot stand it.  I'm one who absolutely loves it in lots of recipes.  A few weeks ago, I was contacted by Briannas Salad Dressing and asked if I wanted to try out their new Cilantro & Lime salad dressing. Oh my goodness -- it is amazeballs. I'm actually making a recipe using it tonight for dinner and I'll be sure to share with you guys next week! 

baby snuggles
My little Katherine has had a rough week. She had her 6-mo well visit on Tuesday and received a few vaccines, including a flu shot. She handled the pain quite well and ended up only needing Tylenol once (which she spit 99% of it out anyways).  But she has been all about the sleepy time cuddles this week (thank you teething...). Although I'm utterly exhausted, I have so loved all the snuggles. I mean, rocking her to sleep? No problem! I actually found myself having flashbacks to when she was a newborn as I rocked her to sleep last night and I had to pinch myself to believe that I am a mama to two gorgeous and healthy girls.  So Katherine my love, keep demanding all the snuggles. You win every. single. time.
My sweet baby, I love you!

Halloween decorations and candy
I'm a big kid at heart when it comes to holidays.  October-December are just my happy months because of all the decorations and goodies.  Last weekend, the Great Pumpkin visited the girls and brought Halloween books, cute clothes and treats. We also put up all the Halloween decorations and I started buying candy for the trick-or-treaters.  Okay just kidding. I bought the candy for myself. Those fun-size candy bars are just irresistible! Now if only I could work on some self-control and not grab a handful of chocolate every time I walk past the bowl! 


What is your favorite Halloween treat?  

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  1. Loving all of these! I love darker nails too for fall and Halloween decorations and candy :) Candy corn is my fav.

    Xoxo Amber

  2. My daughters love having their nails polished, so we do the year round polishing as well. It's fun! Messy office, we won't even go there. Lol

  3. Give me all the candy corn :) Also- I will check out the nail color bc it looks gorgeous!! Thanks for the suggestion :) Have a great weekend, your blog is seriously gorgeous! XO

  4. That nail color is sooo pretty! I am loving the purple hues this fall. And there's nothing quite as stress relieving as cleaning out and reorganizing your home. Sounds like you had a productive week!

  5. #2 is mostly my wife's fault. I'm OCD about my workspace but I've had to learn to get over it. :)

  6. I'm loving it all. I love that nail color for Fall. I can't wait to decorate my new house for Halloween too!

  7. LOVE that nail color! I just did mine burgundy which I loved too. Glad your mom is staying with you for a few more days - and my office tends to get a tad messy too! :D Have a great weekend!

  8. You're so right about cilantro, girlie! It's the same for sushi and pumpkin spice anything :D Big yes to fall nail polishes + I love a darker lip in the fall as well. Awww, it's hard to beat those baby snuggles :)
    xox Nadia

  9. Im in love with that nail polish, and oh my goodness! What a sweet baby! Hope she is feeling better. Those shots are no fun :(

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  11. I love that nail polish! It's a great color! So sorry to hear that your little one is not feeling well. I hope she feels better soon, I know those sleepless days are tough but you seem to have such a great attitude about it. :) Then again, baby snuggles are absolutely the best! Thanks for sharing your favorites!

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