Friday, January 15, 2016


Hey, y'all, and Happy Friday! 

After a full weekend and week of sickness in our house, I think we're officially sanitized, de-germed {is that even a word?} and ready for Walker's 2nd birthday party tomorrow! I still can't believe I just typed that out: 2nd birthday party. I know every Mom says it, but where, oh where, has the time gone? Wasn't he just this little tiny nugget? And now's he's almost two. Cue all the tears and emotions! I can't even believe it!

Photo © Caroline Jurgensen 

Moving on quickly so I don't get super emotional looking at a picture of my barely one-week-old baby, Brandon got me this perfume for Christmas and I'm officially obsessed with it! Have any of y'all tried it? It smells so amazing and lasts all day. I love it! 

I recently finished this book -- and by "recently" I mean last month -- and I absolutely loved it! It was such a good, easy read. In fact, I read it to and from our New York trip on the plane! The last time I read a non-parenting book was on our Jamaica trip this summer: "The Hurricane Sisters", which I also loved! I highly recommend both of these if you're looking for an easy, girly read. {I'm about to start Laura Bush's "Spoken from the Heart." Have any of y'all read that?} 

Easter is super early this year {March 27}, which means I'll be about 31 weeks pregnant and definitely needing a maternity dress. Gap is usually hit or miss for me, but I saw this dress on there earlier this week and am thinking I might need to scoop it up! Thoughts? 

Speaking of Easter, I'm thinking Brandon and Walker need this "Daddy and Me" tie and bow-tie set…! 

I know it's been all over blogs as of late, but I am really obsessed with this tunic from Nordstrom. So much so that I have it in white, blue and have my olive green one on the way. It's such a versatile shirt and can be dressed up or down; I love it! I will say, it is a bit low-cut and for larger-chested girls like myself, I would definitely wear a cami underneath! {I feel like I need one with the white shirt anyway because it's a bit see-through.} Currently on sale for $25.20, this is a steal! 

I hope y'all have fabulous weekends! I'll be back Monday to recap Walker's birthday party weekend! 

Linking up with: 

April + the Five on Friday girls 

Amy and Karli

Andrea + the Friday Favorites girls

Katie + the High Five for Friday girls


  1. So many people love that tunic! I have the love green one coming my way soon too and can't wait!
    I adore that Daddy and Me tie set! Yes you need to get them to wear that--it's so cute!

  2. Glad you are all feeling better, and I cannot wait to see Walker's party pics. Thanks for the book recommendation x

  3. So glad to hear you are all feeling great and can't wait to hear about Walker's party this weekend!! I read Ladies Night over the summer and loved it too but I love most thing MKA writes!! Happy Friday, girl!

  4. those books sound great! i just started a book club and were picking our book for feb if you want to come along and vote :) So glad I came across your blog on the link up! Hope you'll stop by mine as well :) Happy Friday

  5. Happy Birthday Walker

  6. Oh my gosh. 1- I also have that tunic in too many colors and want to by more. 2 - LOVE those books. I am reading a series by Beth Albright right now and am loving it, so I would totally recommend it when you need a new book. Have a great birthday weekend with your baby :)

  7. I have a couple of those tunics and they are really amazing. I wouldn't mind snagging a few more colors! I wear them on repeat I think because they are so flattering. and I wore mine while preggo since they are so flowy!! Happy weekend!

  8. I need that tunic ASAP! It's like it was made for me!
    I definitely think walker and your husband need the tie set, SO CUTE!

  9. When it fits, buy it in every color! I love that motto, and I that tunic. =)

    And I love the matchy-matchy tie and bow-tie. Too cute!

  10. Hope Walker's birthday party is awesome!!! Love the matching tie idea :) Also, I have 3 of those shirts too and LOVE them!!

  11. I hope the weekend and party go off without a hitch girl! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  12. Have so much fun at Walker's party! Can't wait to see it! The Easter dress is adorable and the daddy and me ties are just the cutest things ever!

  13. Happy early birthday Walker! I love that tunic, so sad we don't have Nordstrom in the u.k.

  14. I hope the birthday party went great - can't wait to hear about it!