Friday, February 10, 2017


Happy Friday, friends! Is anyone doing anything fun this weekend for an early Valentine's Day? We're planning some fun stuff with the boys, and I'm so excited for a warm February weekend to celebrate with my favorite guys. 

Linking up with April, Amanda, Andrea, Amy and Katie today. 

Walker's school was randomly "sort-of cancelled" yesterday due to the auto body shop next door having a massive gasoline spill, causing the fumes to completely overtake his little school. You could choose to let your child stay, but I got a headache after about five minutes of standing there talking to the director, so there was no way I was letting my child sit there five hours in that. Yuck! 

So, we had a really random, unplanned Thursday at home, complete with a trip to Trader Joe's! I usually score a few more fun things, but since I had the boys with me, I had to be quick. Here are some of my favorite things from good ol' TJ's: 

+ Tulips {or any flower from there, really!} 
+ Veggie Sticks 
+ Strawberry Yogurt O's cereal
+ Cookie Butter Sandwich Cookies 
+ Farmhouse English Cheddar with Italian Truffles {their cheese selection is awesome} 
+ Cookie Butter Sandwich Cookies {runner up: plain ol' Cookie Butter} 
+ Wine, duh! But my favorite is the Well Read red wine, as it's free of sulfites and tastes delicious. And of course, the Trader Joe's brand Sauvignon Blanc 
+ Not pictured, but also things I love from Trader Joe's: riced cauliflower, pre-washed/diced veggies, canned goods, dark chocolate covered nuts, organic fruit crusher pouches, coconut and almond milk, all of their produce {SO CHEAP!} and their olive oil selection. 

And of course I had to get those tulips in some water as soon as we got home! 

I've mentioned this here before, but are any of y'all watching "Victoria?" It's on our local PBS station {you can also watch online} and I'm completely obsessed. Between this and "The Crown," my love for British History is completely at an all-time high right now. Ha!

Because our Texas weather has been bouncing around from cold to warm to hot to freezing -- all within a week -- everyone in my house is suffering from allergies right now. Ugh! I read online that diffusing a mixture of lavender, lemon and peppermint oils help remedy allergies, so you better believed I hopped on Amazon and Prime'd the heck out of those three oils to pop in our diffuser. I haven't been on the "oil train" before, but after I diffused Thieves oil in the house while Knox had his poor bout with gastroenteritis last week, I swear that's the only way the rest of us didn't catch it. So, consider me sold...ish. ;) 

Has anyone seen the movie "Jackie" with Natalie Portman? I'm just dying to see it, but of course we don't really go out to the movies anymore {#momlife} and instead wait for it to come out on Amazon Fire TV or Netflix. But, I'd love to know if it's maybe worth grabbing a babysitter for in the near future...? Let me know!

And speaking of Netflix, y'all, I'm just dying for "House of Cards" to come back in May! Bring on some Frank Underwood! 

So, as y'all know, I love celebrating Valentine's Day with Brandon and the boys, trying my best at making heart-shaped crafts with Walker and decorating the heck out of my house for this fun holiday...but sometimes you just gotta pop some bubbly and have some laughs with your best girlfriends, am I right?! If you're wondering what I'm talking about, you have to check out this "Galentine's Day" guide from ProFlowers. They share fun tips on d├ęcor and snacks, plus a cute chart to help you pick out the perfect chick flick for Valentine's Day. 

Have a great weekend, y'all! 


  1. Your haul from TJ looks awesome. I'm def going on Tuesday! I love Valentine's Day too. I can't wait to do fun things w the boys. I really want to see Jackie but doubt I will until it come out to rent. We love house of cards but somehow havnt finished the latest season. #kids ugh haha. Have a great weekend friend!!

  2. Um that is awful about his school and so crazy! I feel bad for the poor staff that had to stay. Probably would've been safer if they just completed canceled :( glad you're little one is ok. Happy Friday!!

  3. Do you have any tricks for keeping the tulips alive?! What a fun graphic about which chick flick to watch!! Hope you have a great weekend! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  4. Love your haul from TJ! I just picked up two tulip bouquets there this week :) They are great for cheaper flowers that look great! Those Strawberry O's look so good! Have a great weekend!

  5. Lol so I just followed that little flow chart & wound up with 10 Things I Hate About You. That was my favorite movie for forever. I haven't jumped on the oil train either but sometimes I really consider it with how much people swear by them. I really love the tulips. I'm moving into my own place tomorrow & once I get stuff moved in, getting flowers for the place will be one of my first priorities. When I lived alone before I ALWAYS had flowers in the place.

  6. Oh I miss Trader Joe's so much! It is not that far from us but getting there is terrible because of all the ATL traffic, so I never go. They have the best flowers! Have a great weekend =0)

  7. Love Trader Joe's! Their chicken potstickers and chicken parm lollipops are my fave! We are all about the essential oils in our house right now too.

  8. Ugh that gasoline spill sounds terrible!! A trip to TJ's sounds way better ;) I loved your little haul - so many of the perfect TJ's treats!

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

  9. The Crown and Victoria. OBSESSED with both! I just started them both last week, and I'm already all caught up. Have you watched The Tudors? The whole series is on Netflix right now. So good!

  10. Girl you & I are on the same page! I bought tons of flowers this weekend-in particularly-TULIPS:)

  11. I wish we had a Trader Joe's near our house - they always seem to have the coolest things! My parents keep telling me that we need to watch Victoria - they love it! We have to finish Downton first though ;) I hope y'all have a great weekend!

  12. I haven't heard of the Jackie movie yet but now I really want to see it.. Loving your snaps today, can't wait to hear about it :)

  13. AHh those tulips are so pretty!! <3

  14. I LOVE THOSE TULIPS! I cry often because the nearest trader joe's is an hour from us..just too far to make a trip for groceries :-( I always try to stop if I drive that way though! So scary about that gas spill by daycare-and so sad that kiddos sat there all day smelling the fumes! And I totally have those three oils and we have runny noses all over our house, totally trying them out! Lincoln got a touch of something on Friday and I had Thieves running like crazy! I am also sold-ish on the oils ;-)


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