Hi friends!! Happy Friday!!!
How was your week?? It was kind of a short one for us- my girls were off school Monday and Tuesday and went back on Wednesday. So- we only had to do our school routine 3 times this week- and I am not complaining about that one bit! Next week is going to be a rude awakening when we actually have to get back on our regular schedule. HA!
Here's some FAVORITES of mine from this first week of 2017!!
I have been wanting to have a more organized storage system for my ornaments and Christmas decorations for years....and I finally took some Christmas money that I received and got these AWESOME ornament storage boxes from the Container Store!! Now- you can get these type of boxes anywhere- but I really liked how sturdy these were- and the fact that you can store up to 75 ornaments in one box!! They are $16.99 each and in my opinion, worth every penny! We got three of them- and we had plenty of room to store all of our ornaments and a lot of our little Christmas trinkets too!! I know I am a huge dork- but these ornament storage boxes are one of my FAVORITE purchases I have made recently!! :)
One of my Christmas presents from Aaron was a 2017 planner from Plum Paper Company! This is my 3rd year in a row using a Plum Paper Planner and it is hands down my most FAVORITE planner!! Aaron always picks out the picture and pattern that goes on the front of my planner- and this year- for just a couple extra dollars- he added a couple more sections to my planner! I am so excited to have a fresh, new planner and was so happy to start using it this past week!!
Earlier this week, my girls and I had a "mommy makeover" afternoon. I painted their fingernails and toenails and did their makeup- complete with some eyeliner and mascara!!
We listened to Kidz Bop on Pandora and had SO much fun. I am so thankful I get to be a mommy to three beautiful, funny and DRAMATIC little girls. They are my FAVORITES :)
After baking several different kinds of cookies over the holidays, I have decided, FOR SURE, that cowboy cookies are my FAVORITE cookie. I know this a strong statement...but I have done a lot of thinking about it (and eaten a lot of cookie dough and cookies) and feel confident in saying this. HA! I have posted my recipe for cowboy cookies multiple times here on the blog, but it is worth posting again! I HIGHLY recommend you make a batch of these cookies this weekend. Trust me :)
I am so excited- one of my best friends is coming to visit this weekend! I met her through one of my childhood friends when I moved to Chicago way back in 2004. I had just graduated from grad school and had completed an internship in San Diego. I moved to Chicago for my first "big girl" job and I moved in with my childhood friend and Michaela! We hit it off immediately and when I moved to Austin, TX two years later, she decided to also move there and we lived together until Aaron and I got engaged. We are the type of friends that don't have to talk or see each other for several months and then pick up right where we left off. Aren't those the best kind?!?
We are going to go for a winter nature walk tomorrow and then I got a babysitter so we could go out for dinner sans kiddos :)
I don't have many friends...but the ones I do have, I treasure!
Annnddd....Just one more thing :)
Most of you already know this- but I am a consultant for Thirty-One. Their products are how I keep my family of 7 organized (and looking cute :)!! Some of you belong to my Facebook page, where I post about 31 products and deals- but if you aren't a part of that group- you can check out this page- I did a round up of the items I featured this week!!And if you want to become "friends" on Facebook and be a part of my 31 group- just "friend" me and I will add you!! :)
Hope you have the BEST day and a wonderful weekend!!
I am also linking up with April for Five on Friday!
Joining Karli for her, Oh Hey Friday Link Up! too!