Friday, May 19, 2017

Friday Favorites

Hi everyone! Summer is almost here, and I couldn't be more excited for some down time! A friend posted this earlier this week at school- truer words were never spoken!


I've had a lot of themed Friday posts lately, but today it's 100% random! Check out what I'm digging right now:

1) Target Necklace


I'm loving THIS necklace that I bought for just $3 at Target a few weeks ago with my Cartwheel Perks coupon. Speaking of, I'm sad to report that Target has now changed their free shipping rate to $35+ per order, and their Cartwheel Perks are now mostly just $10 off coupons instead of free items up to $20. If you don't already have a Red Card and shop at Target and online a lot, you should definitely consider getting one now that they've raised the shipping rates. You can get a Red Card HERE.

2) Yardley Soap



My favorite hand soap to keep in the bathroom is THIS one from Yardley. I was first introduced to this soap as a kid when we'd go to Carrabba's. It was the only soap they used in their restrooms, and I remember thinking it was so fancy! Now I'm fancy at home :)

3) Ban Wipes


Summer weather is officially upon us in Houston which means an early morning walk will still leave you dripping in sweat. A few years ago, I found THESE wipes in the travel section at Target. They are great for when you've gotten a little grody but don't have time for a full-on shower (or if you don't feel like taking 13 showers a day just from walking outside in the summer heat!) My favorite is the purple "Restore" scent.

4) L'oreal Mascara



In 7th grade, I got into big trouble with my teacher for wearing mascara to school. She probably would never had known except for the fact that I was wearing navy blue mascara from Bobbi Brown. I've been wanting to relive my glory days and had been on the hunt for a blue drugstore brand mascara. I haven't had much luck finding navy blue, but after seeing a magazine ad for L'oreal, I decided to try out the cobalt blue shade. I think it's really fun, and I've gotten some compliments from both students and teachers, so I think I'm going to keep it in my makeup arsenal. Do you have any other blue mascara recommendations? Let me know in the comments below!

5) Robert

Yesterday was my partner in crime's birthday, and being the terrible wife that I am, I hosted the Ladies Who Link party instead of devoting a post to Robert. So, to makeup for it, I wanted to share some favorite pictures to celebrate my man. Happy birthday, babe! Aren't you so glad that I chased you all those years ago? :) 


High school cowboy


2005: First summer


Boys at the strawberry farm


Hanging with Teddy Roosevelt


Working the Roo's first swim meet


Riding with Bella


When your 5 year old gets a hold of your phone


Jeep life


Date night


Easter 2017

What are some of your random favorites of the week? Tell me in the comments below!

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We've got a double-header of baseball, a swim meet, a dance recital, and some birthday celebrating on the agenda for the weekend. Can I take a nap NOW?! I hope that you have a great weekend, and I'll meet you back here on Monday for our weekend recap. See you soon!

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24 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday Robert! Hope you guys get a few moments to relax this weekend. I'd be counting the days until summer too if I were you!

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    1. Thanks, Tara! I showed up to work today with no A/C, so the countdown is definitely on! Have a great weekend!

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  2. Happy birthday, Robert! Girl, I took my Target card and shredded that thing! Then I paid it off. Yessssssss! And today I am going there to get a new bathing suit for a little fiesta this weekend! Never did blue on my eyes because I know it clashes with my green eyes some kinda bad - so that means I should get violet! IDEAS! Enjoy your weekend, sweeties!!!

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    1. We have the Target debit card and love it! I literally only shop at Target, the grocery store, and then a handful of shops like Hobby Lobby and Marshalls as needed, so the Red Card has definitely come in handy in our household. I have crazy purple shadow on today with my blue mascara because it's Friday and why not!? Have a great weekend!

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  3. Happy Birthday to your Handsome Hubby! You made me LOL with your comment about not posting about it him yesterday :)

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    1. He got a pretty sweet birthday present and a platter full of banana pudding, so I think he'll live! Have a great weekend!

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  4. What a fun mascara find! Happy belated birthday to your husband! The pics of you two and your family were super cute! Have a great upcoming weekend! xo - Brenda // ChattingOverChocolate.com

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    1. Thanks, Brenda! Ari isn't so sure about me wearing blue mascara, but my girls at school love it, and I'm having fun with it! Hope you have a great weekend, too!

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  5. Happy birthday to your hubby! I didn't know target was upping their shipping rates-BOO! I used to have a red card, but I was having such a hard time tracking my spending (because we put everything on credit cards) that I ended up getting rid of it. I need to figure out this whole carthwheel perks thing I keep hearing about!

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    1. Yes! You need to take advantage of the perks, although, I think they were starting to lose money from it because it used to be that you could get a free item up to $20 from certain categories, and now they offer $10 off an item instead. The Red Card debit card works super great for my family since we don't shop at many other stores. Have a great weekend!

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  6. Aw, Happy Birthday Robert!!! OKAY...what the heck is this Cartwheel Perks Coupon you speak of and how do I not know about it or better yet have one??? I've pretty much dubbed myself the "Queen of Cartwheel" so this is blowing my mind. Now my blood pressure is up...LOL Love the necklace and that you have "fancy" soap at home. You are too cute. I'm also going to be looking for those Ban wipes next time I walking around Target sulking because I don't have a Cartwheel Perks coupon (I'm really not bitter😉) I've been know to forget to put on my deodorant (hence why I keep some in my car), but sometimes a girl just needs to wipe down and freshen up. I usually use my Wet Ones, but these seem like a better idea. Happy Friday Allie. Here's a link to an Insta Pot recipe I just found http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/mexican-shredded-beef-instant-pot-or-slow-cooker/ through this blog http://adventuresofasemperfifamily.blogspot.com/2017/05/things-i-love-and-you-might-too_19.html?m=1
    I immediately thought of you!

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    1. I actually JUST pinned that one from her blog! I think I might make it as my first IP meal! Too funny! Ok, I'll work on some screenshots and email you how to get your perks! :)

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  7. That blue mascara looks so good on you! I suck at using perks...and using cartwheel. My type A has totally slipped. Hope you have a super weekend!

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    1. Thank you! I'm having fun with it. BTW, I got my gold version of your Mossimo sandals in the mail last night and LOVE them!

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  8. Yes!! I need summer to get here! These last days are dragging!

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    1. I agree 100% I have really sweet students though, so it's nice to have these last few days with them.

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  9. Happy Birthday to your Husband! I wish we had enough heat up here right now that I'd need those body wipes. You are sick of school like I am sick of the cold weather. Hang in there lady, you are so close to being done! Have a great weekend!

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    1. Okay well you totally have me thinking of a family vacation to a Montana dude ranch one day. How hot does it get in June and July? Our ranch is usually over 100 here in Texas in the summer and is not as beautiful!

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  10. Happy birthday to your man!! I hope you guys have a great weekend!

    Oh, and I love that Target necklace! I am all about some bright colors these days!

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    1. Thanks, Lindsay! It reminds me of my Nana, and it's fun to jazz up a basic jeans and tee outfit. Have a great weekend!

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  11. Happy birthday to your main squeeze! We will take some of your heat but those wipes are a great idea and that mascara is fun and I love to have fun soaps in the bathroom too! Xoxo Erin

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    1. The wipes are a life saver here in Houston! I was just on your blog and love that Target art cart. I'm going to have to watch for a sale because I think it'll come in handy for my 2 kids. Our cabinets are overflowing even when we purge every few months!

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  12. Happy Belated Birthday to your husband!! Hope you have a great weekend! Those Ban wipes look so neat. I often find myself jumping into the tub just to wipe off my feet or my arms. The humid air and time outside makes me feel a little dirty. These sound like a great fix!

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    1. They are great and easy to tear in half if you don't need the whole thing each time.

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