Friday, March 3, 2017

Friday Favorites

Can you feel it? Spring break is ALMOST here! I'm so excited to do absolutely NOTHING! Thanks for stopping by today as I share my favorites from this week!


1) Acts of Kindness


Spring has sprung, and it's impossible to not be happy this time of year! I love THIS list from Mandy at A Girl Obsessed. Taking just a little bit of time to make somebody smile costs very little, but the payoff is huge! Spread the love this spring! :)

2) Sephora Play Subscription



I was having a really bad day last week, but then I got three fabulous emails in a row, including an email from Sephora saying that I am off of the wait list and now get to start their Sephora Play! subscription service! I started doing my research after Christmas, watched a ton of unboxing videos on YouTube, did my comps, and I think this is going to be fun for just $10/month! I will definitely let you know how it goes. If you're interested, this is from the Sephora website:

What you get each month:
- Five deluxe skin care, makeup, and hair care samples (plus a fragrance bonus!) that are curated by our experts. Since beauty isn’t one-size-fits-all, we send you a selection of products that we think are the best for you, based on the answers you provide in your PLAY! PROFILE.


- A collectible makeup bag that changes with each month’s theme


- PLAY! BOOK with tips, tricks, how-tos and beauty advice


- PLAY! PASS to redeem in store for 50 bonus Beauty Insider points and a free one-on-one tutorial*


- PLAY! DATE, a monthly subscriber event for you and a friend to learn how to apply the products in your box—and more!


- Free shipping on all PLAY! by SEPHORA boxes

3) Blush Sneakers



Mackensey at Stang&Co linked THESE Mossimo sneakers recently, and when Target ran their Presidents' Day sale, I snagged them for about $15. I wore them to school yesterday, and they were very comfy to wear around all day. They're super cute and can be worn with dresses, capris, jeans, or shorts, and they're the perfect shade of blush pink. Speaking of, check out Lisa at Coast to Coast's crush on blush HERE

4) Kids & Memories



I've been listening to my Queen Pandora station a lot lately, and the other day, the Bee Gees came on. The song instantly put a smile on my face and reminded me of a group of students that I taught years ago. Discipline issues out the wazoo, but one day, one of the boys asked me if I could teach the class how to disco dance. Bizarre, yes? But when you teach teenagers, you're willing to find their currency and use it to your advantage. Every day that we accomplished our tasks and learned our curriculum, we hustled, YMCAed, and stayed alive for the last few minutes of class! I even choreographed a group of boys for the half time show during the spring powder puff football game. I love that something as simple as a song can bring back a flood of fun memories!

5) Touches of Spring


The kids and I got out our Easter decorations last week, and I'm loving all of our touches of spring!


I added this bow to a pre-made wreath from Marshalls, but I still feel like it's not right. Thoughts?


Just in case the Easter Bunny needs some extra eggs...


The Easter Bunny used to always bring me a little house to add to my ceramic Easter village, but I haven't seen these in years. Do you know where I can find more? The kids love to play with them, and it would be a fun tradition to start up with my own kids.


There's no such thing as too many bunnies!


I usually pick up one new bunny each year. I got the nesting eggs last year on clearance at Target, and Aurelia is mad at me for putting them so high up out of her reach!


Isn't this guy so cute? He's probably my favorite in my collection.


The kids' artwork is always fun to add to the mantle. And see those pink flowers? They're from Marshalls and look so real that my husband had to do a double-take!


No holiday is complete in our house without the tacky window clings from the dollar bin! (And the cardinal in the top corner has been there forever. He reminds us of my Popo, and the kids and I refuse to take him down!)


These three are my newest bunnies from TJ Maxx!


And while I love to make trifle desserts, I also love to use my trifle dish to decorate. I got the eggs on clearance at Hobby Lobby last year. Trip filled up the dish, and Ari let us borrow one of her bunnies to protect the eggs. If you have a little bunny lover in your life, Barnes and Noble are offering a cute plush Velveteen Rabbit for just $5 with any book purchase in store. The Easter Bunny picked one up last week to add to a certain little girl's basket this year! 

If you want some truly awe-inspiring spring decor ideas, check out THIS post from Cara at Pearls, Handcuffs, and Happy Hour. She has such great taste! 

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We're hosting Ari's birthday party tomorrow, rain or shine! I can't wait for her to celebrate with her besties! I hope you have a wonderful weekend, and I'll see you back here on Monday for our weekend recap. See you soon!

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22 comments:

  1. love those sneakers and LOVE that wreath- we definitely have the same taste- have a great weekend!

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  2. Yay for the birthday party this weekend for Ari!!! I'll pray for beautiful weather and sweet memories made!! LOVE your wreath and precious easter touches!! Great idea for your trifle dish!! And funny coincidence, I'm making a trifle tomorrow, lol. Happy Weekend celebrating beautiful!!

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    1. I'm going to have to make Amanda's banana pudding trifle soon! Guess I need to buy another trifle dish! :)

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  3. Let me know how you like the Sephora Subcription boxes! I've been wanting to start a makeup subscription service but didn't know which one to go with.

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    1. I will for sure do a review as soon as I get my first box. I'm so excited! :)

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  4. Seriously, you packed the goodness in on this one. Spring Break?!?! So soon? Our kids have it the week of Easter. However, they do have today off school. I'm seriously loving that memory you have of the boys in your class and dancing. That is what makes teaching great. Too bad it sucks so bad in NC HA! I admitted! Your Easter/Spring decor is just sweet as a bunny! I have literally NO decor so I'm thinking I need to change that up. What ya think? Enjoy that birthday celebrating weekend and your break, friend! XO!

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    1. Sorry, it's actually next week- just the countdown has begun at school! :) Hoping for decent weather! Have a good one!

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  5. YAY so happy you love those sneakers! And I am obsessed with all of your bunnies-I want them!!

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    1. I'm going to end up on a TLC hoarding show one of these days! :)

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  6. I can't wait to see how you like the Sephora box...if you like it, I'm going to get on their list. YOU my friend are too sweet to send your peeps over to check out my blush post. Thanks a million😘. Your new blush shoes are darling and being a bargain will just make wearing them that much more fun. I too love all things "bunny". I chuckled out loud about you putting your nesting eggs up high👍🏼. Hope Ari's party goes off without a hitch. I know you're both excited...and you'll probably be even more excited once it's done!!! I sure remember those days of planning and gearing up and then how relieved I was once it was over. Enjoy and have a super weekend!!!

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    1. I'm so excited about my Sephora box! I need to see when it actually ships. Yes, I can't wait for the party to be D.O.N.E.!

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  7. Love all your decorations! I need to get more spring items out. :) I LOVE those shoes. Too cute!

    -Lauren

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    1. Thanks, Lauren! Spring decorations just put me in a good mood!

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  8. I'm loving the touches of spring! We haven't had much of a winter around here & I am finally in the mood for it:)
    Cassidy
    peachesandpearlscassidy.blogspot.com

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    1. Well, we got spring, and now we're back in winter for the weekend- ugh!

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  9. The play subscription is the BEST! I always love getting mine!

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    1. I can't wait- hate that it doesn't ship til the end of the month, though!

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  10. Love the decorations! So cute!! Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Thanks, Melissa! The rain held out til the end of the birthday party so we're cozied up and relaxing now. :)

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  11. Love all your Easter decorations - somehow with all the decorations I have, Easter is definitely lacking! I need to start making a few trips to the store before April :) I didn't know Sephora had that program! I currently do Ipsy (and have done the Birchbox before) and I'm not 100% sure I love it.. it's only $10 a month but I only usually like one thing out of it all! Let me know how you like the Sephora Play :)

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    1. Yea- I did my research, and a lot of people complained about getting black eyeliner over and over again. I'm really hoping that Sephora's turns out to be as awesome as I think it's going to be. My first box doesn't come in until after the 20th of the month, but I'll definitely review it!

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