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Friday, April 15, 2016

Hi! Happy Friday!!

How has your week been?? Our's has been pretty great! The weather just keeps getting warmer, the sun is shining and honestly- that just makes EVERYTHING seem better!
I had my 38 week check-up for Baby #5 yesterday and my doctor told me "I had a lot of work to do" in reference to the progress I have made so far. SOOO...YEAH. Lots of walks are going to be happening for me in the next couple weeks! HA!

It's Friday- definitely one of my FAVORITE days of the week- so it is only appropriate I share some of my FAVORITES with you! :)

First- I just wanted to say THANK YOU to all of you who commented on my post this past Tuesday about what mascara I need to be using! I LOVED getting everyone's opinions- and after SEVERAL ladies recommended L'Oreal's Voluminous mascara- I promptly picked some up! I have only used it a couple of times- but I LOVE the brush and am so far really happy with how it makes my lashes look! 

Last week, while my kids were on spring break, one of the "fun" activities we did was create some original artwork for Baby #5's room! The kids each painted a canvas and they all turned out SO good! Seeing my girls and even James get super creative and SO excited about their paintings was definitely a FAVORITE moment for me!
I plan on doing a post on Baby #5's nursery once it is totally finished (we're just waiting on a print we want to hang over the crib)- but I had to share a sneak peek of the kids' artwork!! Didn't it turn out SO cute?? My husband made the frames and I am just totally OBSESSED with how fun and special the kids' paintings look on the wall!! New baby's room has quickly turned into our whole family's FAVORITE room of the house! It is such a bright, cheerful place! Now we just need a squishy little baby to put in it!! :)
Speaking of the new baby- I washed a load of blankets/burp cloths using this baby laundry detergent and I can't get over the precious, sweet smell!! This is the first time I have bought a "baby" detergent- I have always just used a "free and clear" detergent with all of our baby stuff- so I am not used to the heavenly smell that comes with baby detergent. Anyway- it is my new FAVORITE smell and I can't wait to wash all of the new baby's clothes in it once he/she arrives!!
Yesterday was absolutely beautiful and I finally spruced up my wreath for spring. I made this burlap wreath about a year ago and I just change out the flowers/decor according to the season. Sooo...anyway...I thought the wreath needed a little something in addition to the flowers- so my husband made me the "L." He sanded it in various places- so it looks really cool and "worn." I love how it turned out!! 
It might be my new FAVORITE "look" for my wreath! 
Here's my question for all of you- do you like the "L" where I put it? Or should I attach it kind of in the middle of the flowers? Or put it below the flowers? Let me know what you think!! 
I LOVE hearing your thoughts!

I 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!


  1. Awww! So sweet! Such artists you have!

    Love the "L"!

  2. Gosh, I love everything about this post!! I LOOOOOVE the kids artwork for the nursery. Our nephews did this for our "gallery wall" in our guest bedroom and I just love how it turned out! The baby laundry smell....ah...I can just imagine! The wreath is great; I would leave the L right where you have it!! Have a great weekend!

    1. Oh how fun Erica! I love the idea that your nephews had a part in creating your gallery wall!! And seriously- I want to wash all of our clothes in the baby detergent now- it smells THAT GOOD! :)

  3. The kids artwork - what an AMAZING idea!! I love it - such great color and a perfect collection for your sweet baby to come home to! I like the L were you have it, I think it balances out the wreath...why am I always so far behind on decorating, I still have winter centerpieces out - just trying to vacuum and clean sheets is enough for me right now!!

  4. The Loreal Voluminous mascara is my favorite. I have used it for years!

    The kids art work- oh my glitter :) so stinking cute!

    The wreath looks great!!

    Have a great weekend!

    1. Hey Heather! I am loving the L'Oreal Voluminous mascara! And the price is SO great! And thank you- I am super happy with how fun the kids' paintings turned out! :)

  5. So cute that you allowed the kiddos to make artwork for the baby #5. It turned out really cute and so cool that your husband was able to make the frames.

  6. That art work is the cutest!! I love those yellow frames and I'd imagine your littles will be thrilled every time they go in the nursery and see their handiwork. Good job for including them and coming up with such a sweet project - that family portrait is adorable. Glad you've had a wonderful week. Looks like the weather should be perfect for all those walks :)

  7. That is such a fun idea for nursery artwork! All the kids will be so proud every time they go into the new baby's room. I'm sure you must be counting down the days excited for you! Have a great weekend!

  8. I love that you put their artwork in the baby's room! Such a great idea. :)

    1. Thank you Danielle! The kids had such a great time creating their "masterpieces!"

  9. That artwork!! I LOVE IT SO MUCH, such a GREAT idea! I can't wait to see the rest of the room.

    1. Thank you!! I am really so happy with how it turned out!! :)


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