Friday Favorites

Hi Friends!

This is the time in the summer when I start to panic about doing all the things.  The start of school is quickly approaching…it’s exactly ONE MONTH FROM TODAY.  EEEEEKKKK!!!!  My kids don’t read this blog, but if they did we’d have heard a big gasp from the oldest two.  ha!  Not to worry, we still have lots of fun planned for the last four weeks.  Hope you are soaking up the last of your summer as well!

Today, I’m driving the crazies back to Texas after spending time with the family and as always, I’m teaming up with Narci and Andrea to bring you FRIDAY FAVORITES.  It’s the day of the week we invite bloggers to join us by sharing their faves.

First up, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is now LIVE TO THE PUBLIC.  If you don’t have a Nordstrom card and have been waiting anxiously to shop the sale, NOW is your time!  You can shop the entire sale NOW!

Okay, don’t mind my post-pool crazy hair, but I wanted to share these shoes with you!  The wedge sneakers are CUTE, you guys!  My big fear was they wouldn’t be very comfortable and one thing I know about myself is when I’m getting ready for the day 9/10 times I’m grabbing the shoe that’s more comfortable.  These are comfy!  In the fall, I think I could throw a sweater over this outfit and go!  Or I could dress them up with jeans.  Think they’ll be a fall FAVORITE!  I know sizing has been super limited for a while, but I’m hoping a restock happens ASAP!

*Oh, and these were not in my original, “What I bought from the Anniversary Sale” post because I made a late-night purchase one night (after my big purchase) while I was searching the site.  Somehow they showed up before all my other goodies.

One more of the shoes (and cute baby feet)…I’m telling you-CUTE!

I didn’t plan this road trip well, because everything else has arrived at my house in Texas while we’ve been in Missouri.  So I can’t show anything else today, but I’m hoping to throw a post up this weekend of my hits/misses from the sale.  You can see what I ordered in this post.

I just finished Tell Me Three Things last week.  I’m pretty sure I got this recommendation off some “Must Read List” on Pinterest.  #imasuckerforthose

This is a teen/young adult fiction book (thanks to those darn lists, I don’t pay attention to that when ordering!!).  But I was a big fan of this one!  The main character, Jessie, loses her mom and her dad gets re-married moving the family to California.  That’d be tough anyway, but as junior in high school she really struggles with all the changes.  Someone begins anonymously messaging her giving her advice about her new school…who to befriend, best teachers, etc.  Throughout the story, you’re guessing about the identify of this secret friend.  The author wraps it all up well at the end. Cute, cute read!

I’ve gotten lots of messages asking about when I read…I definitely have more time in the summer.  I read the ENTIRE way to Florida and back.  Most evenings I take a bath before bed and that’s MY time to read for 20ish minutes before going to bed.  During the school year, I don’t knock as many books off my list because I don’t have as much down time.

The conversation I had with my FAVORITE five-year-old last weekend-
Bowen:  “Mom, Nixon thinks I have a crush on Shimmer and Shine.”
{FYI, Shimmer and Shine are cartoon characters.}
Me:  “Do you?”
Bowen:  “No, Mom!  I’m not even into girls yet.”


Did you check out my Tuesday Talk post this week?

I asked for app recommendations for kids and you guys were so sweet to send me some great recommendations.  If you’re looking for some new ideas, go read the comments!

You guys I kid you not when I say the humidity gets my I-Phone camera all kinds of whack!  But, I wanted you to see this dress.  I ordered for summer and finally remembered to take a picture for you.  It’s a really pretty color and can be dressed up or dressed down for many different occasions.

I think that wraps it up for today, friends!

Hope you have a GREAT weekend!

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  1. 7.20.18
    All About That Mommy Life said:

    You seriously have the cutest outfits! I would wear every single one of those. Have a great weekend!


  2. 7.20.18
    Dustie Day said:

    You may have just convinced me on those wedge sneakers! Have a great weekend!

  3. 7.20.18
    Sarah Shaneyfelt said:

    I love your athleisure look at the top! Cute, cute outfit!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

  4. 7.20.18
    Simple Purposeful Living said:

    Looks like you had fun in MO! My mom got me the wedge sneakers for my birthday, I hope I love them :)!

  5. 7.20.18
    Cheryl said:

    I love a good wedge sneaker—great Nordstrom sale score!
    Cheryl Shops |

  6. 7.20.18
    Joanne said:

    That is such a cute romper; I just bought my first one a couple of weeks ago and I love how comfy they are! I am totally hooked on buying some more.

  7. 7.20.18
    Amanda @ That Inspired Chick said:

    Why are my wedge sneakers STILL NOT IN?!!! Ship them already, Nordstrom! Laughing at the humidity in that last pic. This heat is no joke. Happy Friday!!
    That Inspired Chick

  8. 7.21.18
    csuhpat1 said:

    Looks like you had a busy week. Thanks for hosting and I hope that you have a wonderful weekend.

  9. 7.22.18
    MarilynsTreats said:

    Thank you so much for hosting again this week. You always do so much for bloggers! Try to stay cool and enjoy your week ahead.