Friday, March 4, 2016


Friday, you're here! 

I'm so happy Brandon is coming home from a week-long trade show today! #allthepraisehandemojis 

He has had to travel a lot so far this year and I've been a single parent quite often (shout out to all you full-time single moms -- y'all rock!) and am just super tired and ready for April 15 when our  own version of March (and April) Madness are over! 

So our new carpet was installed this week and I love it! Yes, I realize that makes me an official grown-up to be excited about new carpet, but I guess that's the joys of home ownership and getting older. ;) 

I had hated our former carpet since we bought this house 3.5 years ago (white, old, worn down, and looked/felt dirty -- no matter how much I cleaned it), but it just wasn't in our budget when we moved in to change it. So here we are, 3.5 years later and we have new carpet! It's not necessarily the most high-end choice since we know this isn't our "forever home," but it's a big improvement and will help us when we decide to sell. And most of all, it's so soft, comfy and CLEAN! 

Here is a before (left) and after (right): 

I ordered these slippers for the hospital, and I'm officially in love! (And I promise I'll do an updated "What's in My Hospital Bag" soon!) 

Speaking of things I ordered, definitely bought this dress for post-baby and I love it, too! It's going to be great for my post-baby body and for how warm it stays in Texas until at least mid-October! The color is a brighter pink than what it appears onscreen, and I think it will look perfect with my nude wedges and turquoise Kendra Scott jewelry. 

I've found the cutest stuff for the boys on Zulily lately! I mean, how cute is this Easter basket and liner and smocked outfit for next Easter for Baby Boy #2?! (Need an invite for Zulily? Click here!)

And there's a #6 today! Influenster was so sweet to send me the new Quaker Cranberry Almond Breakfast Flats to try out, and let me be totally honest and say that we actually really enjoyed them! They weren't crunchy like other granola-type bars can be, and the flavor was pretty darn good. I let Walker try a bite and he kept saying, "More bite?" I'll definitely be purchasing these to keep in our diaper bag for a mid-morning snack (or when mama needs a little afternoon pick-me-up)! 

Have a lovely weekend, y'all! 

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. Happy Friday!! Yay for new carpet. It's amazing the things you appreciate when you are older!

  2. Your slippers look SO cozy!! I hope you love them when they arrive. Yay for new carpet! Yes, you totally hit adulthood when new carpet is something you get excited about haha, but that's ok!
    Hope you and the hubs have a great weekend together now that he's back!!

  3. I’m a total adult who freaks over home decor/improvements too! That carpet looks so soft!

  4. Yes to new carpet! We're actually getting ready to install some new carpet in our house and I'm so excited-haha That little easter outfit is so precious! Enjoy the weekend as your husband comes home!

  5. Your carpet looks fantastic! Nathan was at a trade show in Vegas alll this week too and it was hard enough on my being pregnant and sick - YOU are my hero for doing it with another babe at home! I unsubscribed from Zulily's emails a few years ago because I was trying to save money and it was too tempting, I think it's time to get back on that list!! That smocked Easter outfit...SWOON! Have a great weekend, girl!!

  6. Those slippers look amazing and cozy - perfect for after the hospital too! Love the way the new carpet turned out!! Happy Weekend! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  7. I Love the dress you got! It looks perfect. And how cute is that Easter basket liner? Hope you guys have a great weekend!

  8. Love the new carpet!! It's the little things that make life exciting ;) Also loving that pink dress! Enjoy having Brandon home - a week is a long time!

  9. I love that dress! And congratulations on your new carpet! I bet it completely changes to look of your rooms!

  10. OMG give me allllllll the smocked outfits! Nothing screams Southern like smacking :) hope you guys have a great weekend!