Friday Favorites

TGIF! I’m home with a sick little guy today, which means during nap gives me a long time to peruse some of my favorite items.

1. I’m loving all the things from this Etsy Shop. I would love to have one of these initial necklaces! Hint, Hint my dear sweet husband. 🙂

2. I’ve been learning A LOT about essential oils, I’ve tried Young Living but really found that the best one for me and my family is Aura Cacia, I especially love their Baby essential oil line. I mainly use essential oils for cleaning and Aura Cacia gives great DIY cleaning ideas! I have yet to try the diaper pail spray but I think I’ll try it this weekend! Do you use essential oils?

Cleansing Diaper Pail Spray


3. Fall is in the air! Oh late Fall anyways. It’s pretty cold here lately and it’s time to switch over from summer bright nails to darker Fall tones! I’m a big Essie nail polish fan and this is a staple in my nail polish bag. I love this color.

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You can buy it pretty much anywhere, but if you are a online shopping type of gal here ya go! Go here to buy online!

4. Gray houses with white trim and a yellow door!

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No, that is not our house….our house does need to be painted however. Curt and I talk about it a lot and have decided a dark gray with white trim and a yellow door is the way to go! I don’t know WHEN we will get around to it, but I LOVE this color combination.

5. We aren’t ready for a big boy bed just yet but when we are I think we will go with this Ikea bed! I saw it on a blog post and LOVE it! I love that you can lower it and add a canopy and have storage underneath when you raise it. I think I will paint it dark brown though.

KURA Reversible bed IKEA Turned upside down the bed quickly converts from a low to a high bed.

Alright, folks! Enjoy the rest of your day! It’s rainy and dreary here! I’m hoping the little one takes a LONG nap and starts to feel better soon!

Friday Favorites-4th of July Edition

Happy 4th of July!!!!

Do you have big Independence Day plans?? We plan to go to a local carnival for a bit and then tomorrow we actually will go have a BBQ. No fireworks or parade for us! Grayson naps right in the middle of the parade and is in bed WELL before the fireworks go off. I’m not a HUGE fan of of fireworks anyways but poor Curt is. Maybe he can walk to the end of the street and see them? 😉

Anyways, I thought this Friday Favorite’s Post would be centered all around 4th of July!! Enjoy!

1. This is what I’m making to take to the BBQ on Saturday. Looks good, easy and patriotic…win!

Fruit and Brownie Kebabs {4th of July Food}    These are the perfect little treat for the 4th is healthy with a little chocolate fix :)

2. This shirt is simple and cute for a busy toddler. Grayson will be sporting this Carter’s shirt today!

3. My good friend and co-worker, Julia, owns this dress. She looks ADORABLE in it, she wears it with a cute little belt. I think it would be perfect for a BBQ or watching fireworks. Pair it with some adorable red sandals like these or adorable wedges like these and you area set! PS. It’s her birthday today, so shout out to Julia, happy birthday my friend!! 🙂

4. If I was hosting a BBQ I think I would make these as they can be part of your table decor and they are edible! WIN!

M and M Sparklers

5. For an easy 4th of July craft  I think this would be fun and simple. At Grayson’s daycare they actually took his foot and dipped it into three colors and made his foot look like a firework on paper! Hat’s off to them for getting it JUST right. But I would have to go this route at home… 🙂

Easy 4th Of July Craft. would be cute to do on a t-shirt

6. Finally, for those of you that are 21 and older…a nice 4th of July drink might be just what you need. 🙂

Imagine Design » Red White and Blue Sangria Drink Recipe AND GUESS WHAT i can make it cause i will FINALLY Be 21!!! whoooo

That’s it! A quick round up of some of my favorite 4th of July items floating around the web. I hope you all enjoy your 4th and thank you to all the brave men and women who are currently serving and who have served. I am so THANKFUL for each and every one of you!!




Friday Favorites

Like so many other bloggers out there I thought I’d try something a little different and share some my favorite ideas, things, gifts, etc. at the moment. Don’t expect this list every week but I’ll do my best! 🙂 Sources are listed below each image. Enjoy!

1.I’m loving all things ombre and this tassel would have been PERFECT for Grayson’s 1st bday!! But I’m pretty sure I won’t be able to get it in time….dang!

Blue Ombre


2. Little Tikes is an awesome brand. So far I’ve been pleased with everything from them…Grayson is going to be getting A LOT of Little Tikes gear for his 1st birthday….here is one of his items currently “underwrap,” SHHH! Don’t tell him what he’s getting!



3. I love, LOVE candles. And the other week at Target I found my new favorite brand! They are pricey so I’ll have plan our budget accordingly when we need a new one. 😉 But well worth it!



4. As I’ve mentioned before we are making a mini mud room…well our inspiration is below, and yes ours will also have some hidden storage. I am so lucky I have a handy husband! 🙂



Note: A pretty cool blog, check it out!

5. Speaking of handy husbands, he also promised he would make this lovely little garden center in our garage for me. 🙂 I’m in love with it all, only we will have a letter A.  I’m planning to plant a veggie garden this Spring and I of course will need somewhere to store all my material! Right now, he is probably reading this thinking “I’m PRETTY sure I never PROMISED her this….” He did, I have a great memory!



Note: This blog is also pretty sweet, check it out!

6. Finally, we bought this serving tray from Target (sensing a them…Targetholic over here!), and I love, LOVE IT!! Pricey but so cute on our table! I added a clear vase and some white decorative balls, a neutral candle and cute little white salt and pepper shakers.

Serving Tray

Source: berkus tray

Enjoy your weekend friends, we will be off to get some one year old photos taken!! AHHH we will have a one year old soon!!!