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Friday, March 11, 2016

Hi!! Happy Friday!! 

How was your week? Our's was good! The first part of the week we had AH-mazing weather and the latter part of the week has been rainy- BUT- the temperatures have been so mild- so I am NOT complaining! I am SO happy I haven't had to wear my big puffy winter coat! :)

As I do every Friday, I am sharing some of my "FAVORITES" from this past week!

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I mentioned in my post on Tuesday that I picked up a few new E.L.F. products while Walmart. I am LOVING this hydrating face primer!! I have read some really good reviews about it and was really excited to try it out. I have not been disappointed! I have been applying a pea size amount on my face prior to putting on my foundation and it really does a lovely job of smoothing my skin out and giving it a much more "even" appearance. Does that make sense?? I have never used a face primer before- but I am so happy I decided to try this one out- it is definitely one of my new FAVORITE beauty products! And at only $6 a bottle- well- that is just icing on the cake! :) 

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We have been getting Baby #5's room ready and in doing so- we have been looking for a small dresser for James to replace the dresser/changing table combo he has been using (that we moved into the baby's room). Well- when I was doing our grocery shopping at Aldi this past Sunday, Aaron took the kids to Goodwill (it's next door to Aldi) and found a really nice, albeit, SUPER UGLY, 3 drawer dresser. He had me go check it out and assured me if I thought it would be big enough to hold all of James' things- he could make it look really nice :)  We ended up getting it and by the time we went to bed on Sunday night- Aaron had already sanded it down and had 3 coats of paint on it! He finished painting it a couple days ago and surprised me by painting the yucky bronze knobs each a different fun color! I am so excited with how cute it turned out!! Including the two green baskets on top of the dresser- this little project only cost us $17! Fun, budget furniture "re-do's" and my handy husband are two big FAVORITES of mine!! :)
THREE
Speaking of James....and doing some shuffling of things around to get ready for the new baby...guess who sleeps in a big boy bed now?!? YUP. We are those parents that put our barely 20 month old baby boy in a twin bed! HA! We have actually done the same thing with all of our girls too :) All of our kids are about 21 months apart and we have never wanted to buy a second crib. So- we have always transitioned them into a twin bed and it has never been a big deal!  James' bed is in a corner- and he has an extra long safety rail alongside of the bed and another short safety rail at the foot of the bed- so essentially is it like an oversize crib in my opinion:) Little stinker has figured out that he can get out of his bed- but he never does- unless it takes us longer than he would like to come get him once he has gotten up from his nap. And here is the best part- James is sleeping SO MUCH BETTER in his new "big boy bed!" For the past couple of months, he had been waking up multiple times, crying, for no apparent reason. This was also happening at nap time! Since we have transitioned him into his bed- his sleep has been AMAZING!! Getting to sleep through the night, uninterrupted, is definitely a FAVORITE of mine...especially since I know that is all going to change for me in about 6 weeks! HA!
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I had my 33 week appointment for the new baby yesterday and James and Celine came with me :) We killed time waiting for my doctor by taking selfies- nothing captivates two little people like an iPhone! HA! Everything is looking great with baby! This past week I have been feeling EXTRA large- like I have just gotten REALLY big!! I know I am nearing towards the end of my pregnancy- but I still have a solid 6-7 weeks to go! Well, my doctor measured me and apparently baby had a bit of a growth spurt- because I am now measuring 3 weeks ahead! No wonder I feel huge! HA! James was 8 lbs 14 oz and my doctor is predicting this baby will probably be at least 9 lbs. So thankful for epidurals!! HA!
Besides finding out I am growing an extra large baby, we got to hear the heart beat and my daughter Celine asked my doctor if the noise was the "baby laughing." Talk about melting your heart!! Definitely a FAVORITE moment for me!! :)
FIVE
And finally- I got the most FUN email yesterday!! Katie, from Cup of Tea, sent me an email letting me know I was going to be the featured blogger on their High Five for Friday link-up today!! Katie hosts the H54F link up with Tif from Bright on a BudgetDella from Della Devoted & Caitlin from Coffee with Caitlin. I am just so flattered and excited they are giving my little blog a "shout-out" today!!! Definitely go check out of their blogs- they are such fun, sweet ladies! 



Hope you have the BEST Friday and a wonderful weekend!!

I am linking up with Andrea and Erika for their Friday Favorites Link Up!

 I am also linking up with April for Five on Friday!
 Joining Karli for her, Oh Hey Friday Link Up! too!



And lastly, linking up with KatieTifDella & Caitlin for High Five for Friday!


20 comments:

  1. Thank goodness for epidurals, indeed :) Here's hoping that new baby's head size is normal, and not too large HA! And love that transitioning to the big boy bed has given you peaceful naps and nights. AWESOME!!! Excited to be featuring you and your sweet blog today. Have a great weekend!

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    1. Hey Katie!! So excited to be featured on H54F today!! And yes- major AMEN to epidurals!!
      Hope you have a wonderful weekend too!

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  2. That dresser! I am so impressed, it is beautiful..

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    1. Hi Mary!! Thanks for stopping by and commenting! I am really excited with how the dresser turned out- my husband did a great job- he always does :) Hope you have a great weekend!

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  3. Congrats on the feature! That's so exciting!

    Aaron did a great job on that dresser!

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    1. Thanks Linsley!! Spray paint is an awesome thing!! :)

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  5. I am going to need to try that face primer! I love ELF makeup so much!

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  6. I wish my husband and I were one of those couples that can make ugly furniture look pretty - but its not just in our skills set hah! What a great find at Goodwill! Stopping over from the linkup! Hope you can drop by my blog as well. Have a great weekend!

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  7. Popping by from the link up to say happy Friday and congrats on being featured! So fun!! :) What a terrific job on that feature redo! Congrats on the little one you'll be welcoming soon!! I loved the story about your daughter asking if that was the baby laughing! How adorable!! :) Wishing you and your family a wonderful weekend ahead!
    - Brenda // Chatting Over Chocolate

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  8. Loving your baby furniture - too cute!! We also transitioned our two to beds around 2 and they never looked back. Happy Friday friend!!

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  9. I am going to check out that primer! The older I get, the more help my face needs....ugh!! Congrats on being the H54F Featured blogger. Have a great weekend!

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  10. thanks for linking up, gal! happy fri-yay!

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  11. Your kids are so cute! That dresser turned out amazing! And for $17?! You can't beat that! Congrats on being the H54F featured blogger and have a great weekend! :)

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    1. Hey Jess! Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting!!! I appreciate your kind words! And no- you are right- I don't think it gets better than $17 for a "new" dresser! Hope you have a great weekend!

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  12. I can't believe your husband painted that dresser. It's so cute! Sometimes my almost 2 yo crashes into the side of her crib and cries. I never thought of transitioning her to a twin bed early. Very exciting to go to those Dr appointments. I miss that!

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  13. That dresser for #5's nursery turned out great! It looks brand new and for less than $20 - I am impressed :) Thanks for the heads up about the ELF primer. I use make up primer, but mine is not $6 so I'll be giving this one a try when mine runs out. Glad you had a good doctor's visit - you're in the home stretch!

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  14. I may have to grab a bottle of that primer, I have been on the hunt for a good one. Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

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  15. Gosh I wish I could redo furniture! I have 0 skills in that area. That story about your daughter thinking the baby was laughing is adorable!

    Stopping over from the link up! Hope you can hop by my blog as well. Have a great weekend!

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