Friday Favorites!

Friday, February 24, 2017

Hi friends!! Happy Friday!!

It was a shorter week for us, with the girls having no school on Monday because of President's Day, and I feel like I blinked and now it's Friday! YAY!

I love Fridays for so many reasons: 1) I don't have to pack lunches on Friday's! 
2) I love knowing my kids don't have to get up early on Saturday and get ready for school! 
3) My girls don't have homework on Fridays! 
4) Aaron makes pizza for dinner on Fridays (as long as he is home from work on time).
So basically- I love Friday's because I am lazy and I love that I don't have to cook and help my kids with their schoolwork! HA!

Time to share some FAVORITES of mine from this past week!

I was in Walmart the other day and saw this cleanser by Aveeno. On a whim- I just picked it up since I was needing a new face wash- and I LOVE it!!! It smells wonderful, it feels so silky and soft while I am washing my face- but once my face is washed- it feels clean and moisturized. Also- it gets off all of my makeup- which is saying a lot- because I wear a GOOD amount of mascara. HA! If you are needing a new face wash- definitely check out this one!!

Yesterday- I made a batch of our FAVORITE chocolate chip cookie dough. I am part of our funeral luncheon ministry at church and I signed up to bring several dozen cookies to a luncheon tomorrow. I love this cookie recipe- because it not only makes a TON of dough- but it freezes beautifully! I didn't have time to bake the cookies yesterday- so I just got the dough made and then today- I will bake the cookies! And just because I am so pathetic when it comes to cookie dough- I had to share a non-scale victory I had...I didn't taste one tiny single bite of the dough!! Woo-hoo!! This is huge for me- as I LOVE cookie dough! But- I have GOALS and snacking on butter, sugar, and chocolate chips isn't going to get me to where I want to be! HA! But seriously- you should try out this recipe- it makes the BEST chocolate chip cookies (or sub out the chocolate chips and add macadamia nuts and white chocolate chips!! YUMMMMMY!!)
Have you ever bought books from Thriftbooks? It's an online book store that sells used books (they clearly state what kind of condition the book is in). I just received my 2nd order I placed with them and I am SO pleased with them!! Shipping is free if you spend $10- which is SO reasonable in my opinion! I am not a huge fan of buying books- as I think the library is the way to go (hello FREE!)-  but my daughter Charlotte is a HUGE reader and is currently reading a series of books that she LOVES and she wants to "collect" all the books in the series. I can completely identify- since I was OBSESSED with The Babysitter's Club books when I was her age! :) Anyway- I treated her to a few of the books she hasn't read in the series and they were each about $3. Our books arrived super fast and they looked almost brand new! This is totally NOT sponsored- I just wanted to share my experience with you!! :)
The weather has been SO AMAZING this week!! The boys and I have been getting out for a walk every day before they eat lunch and it has just been WONDERFUL. My little buddy James is such an ACTIVE boy- being able to play and run outside has done such amazing things for his behavior (just keeping it real: when we are cooped up inside he kind of gets like a mad, caged animal. HA!) James loves pushing Marshall in our Step2 buggy (P.S.- the pink version of this buggy is on sale for under $50 on Amazon right now and would make an AWESOME gift for a little 6 month- 18 month old in your life:) James got this for his 1st birthday and it has been one our most used toys with him and now Marshall!!) 
Marshall is happy as a clam being pushed- he loves to periodically reach down and grab leaves off of the sidewalk to eat- HA!! 
Hands down- my FAVORITE moments from this past week have been these walks with my precious boys!!
We have a fun weekend ahead of us!! Today- Celine, James, Marshall and I are going to go to my daughter Cora's kindergarten class because I am her "celebrity reader." It is her "all about me" day and she gets to pick someone special to read a book to her class. She has requested that "if I could please not wear my workout clothes and wear something pretty instead." HA! Tomorrow- we have a first birthday party to attend and we're having friends over for a taco bar for dinner! Sunday- all we have on the agenda is going to church and I am crossing my fingers I can talk my girls into helping me clean the bathrooms :)
While our weekend plans aren't anything big or exciting, I just love when we get Saturday and Sunday to be all together!! I am my happiest when I have all of my crazy crew home with me! :)
Hope you have the BEST day 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. OH your boys are precious!!
    That is so funny that she requested that you not wear workout clothes! Did you just crack up?? The things that come out of their mouths!
    Hope you guys have a great weekend! Can't wait to hear all about your taco bar~

  2. Thanks so much for sharing about the book site! I'll definitely check it out. Have the best weekend!

  3. I love love Aveeno cleaner. I also use their moisturizer. I recently bought an Olay of Olay because it was on sale, and I have to say I don't care for it anywhere near as much as the Aveeno. So as soon as it is gone, I'll be switching back!
    Marshall and James are seriously so stinkin' cute!! =)
    You may have 3 extra guests showing up for your Taco Bar tomorrow night because that my friend just sounds amazing!! haha =)
    Have a great weekend!!

  4. What a fun week!! Enjoy that pizza + homework free night tonight :) That face watch sounds really nice and I've never heard of Thrift books. I'll have to check it out because we are always buying books. I'm really impressed with your cookie dough story. I love to bake and I'm usually proud of myself if I just have 1-2 of the cookies. I'm not a big dough fan, but freshly baked cookies are like crack to me haha. I want to get Fletcher one of those push cars for his first birthday! I thought I found one this week, but I was 2nd in line to buy it for about half off the new price. The first people got it and I'm still on the hunt for one. Think he'd mind an on sale pink one!?!? I'll keep looking for the blue one :)

  5. Friday's are the best!!! It's been a rough week around here so I'm really looking forward to the wknd. LOVE the house color combos and I also want to hear about how the vinegar thing goes. I'm super curious!!!

  6. the cookie dough looks amazing!

  7. I love the idea of thrift books! And that cookie dough looks absolutely delicious!

  8. Well, I've add cookie dough to my shopping list this weekend.


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