Friday, April 28, 2017


Happy Friday, y'all! Brandon has been traveling on a business trip since Sunday, so this gal is positively thrilled that he'll be back home this afternoon. #allthepraisehands 

Let's get to my Friday Favorites, shall we?

Did you catch yesterday's post about my favorite toddler products to make your life easier? If not, hop on over and check it out! :)

Some days, it's just hard being a parent. Don't get me wrong: there are far more fun, sweet days than there are hard, difficult days, but let's be real: being a parent is tough sometimes. 

This week, as I was solo parenting, there were moments I just wanted to cry, scream and throw my hands in the air. Thankfully -- only by the grace of God -- I didn't and was able to appropriately parent my children and try my best to lead by example {and pour a glass of wine once they were tucked into bed}, but my goodness, this week was just trying. If you're a mom, you know the feeling: you spend all day counting down the minutes until bedtime, and the second they're in bed, you just want to go in and lay in bed with them and kiss their sweet faces all over. 

But as tough as some days are, I'll never cease to be thankful for my precious boys and the joy {and yes, sometimes craziness!} they bring to our lives. I love them to pieces! 

Just keeping it real over here, folks. 

My dress can be found here

I was at my mother-in-law's house on Monday and went to wash my hands at her kitchen sink and noticed she had a new soap. I started washing my hands and y'all, oh my word, this soap smelled amazing! I kept telling her, "Okay, I know this is ridiculous that I keep saying it, but this soap smells SO GOOD!" So much so that I had to immediately Amazon Prime it to my house. No shame. Ha! I know it's silly to get that excited about a soap, but I am officially obsessed! 

I recently ordered this top to {hopefully} wear at Knox's first birthday party in two weeks. I said "hopefully" because it's Texas and who knows what the weather will do, but if it cooperates, I'm hoping to pair this with my hot pink J. Crew shorts and some cute gold sandals and my fun new earrings

Since the theme is "Snips, Snails and Puppy Dog Tails," I bought Knox the cutest smocked John John to wear with a little puppy on it; I can't wait for y'all to see pictures of him in it after his party! :) 

Knox had his first taste of spaghetti earlier this week and I'm thinking he was a fan, no? Seriously, he was shoveling those noodles in his mouth faster than I could cut them up and place them on his tray, and he even licked the tray itself at the end. I was crying I was laughing so hard! He was due for a good bath {and the poor highchair was wiped down with more Clorox wipes than I cared to count}, but he loved it and I loved seeing all of that red pasta sauce all over his cute face. 

Linking up with: April, Amanda, Amy, Andrea and Katie


  1. Mom-ing is so hard! Love that top for knoxs party!! Mrs. Meyers is my favorite brand of cleaning/soap products. They have so many yummy scents!! Hope you have a great weekend.. I know you're pumped to have Brandon home!

  2. I'm mommin it alone this weekend and since it isn't my first rodeo, I'm prepared to have myself a few 'yell into a pillow' moments. Also, the girls will sleep in my bed with me if there is any kind of funny business at bedtime because I don't have the patience by the end of the day! Stopping over from the link up! Hope you can hop by my blog as well. Have a great weekend!

  3. Definitely saving those toddler products! I hope Brandon's back home and you guys can have a relaxing weekend!

  4. Love that sweet dress and I use the same hand soap, but have actually never tried that kind!! An excuse to get to Target ;)

  5. Yay for hubs being back home and back to double parenting! Love that top that you got--will be so cute on you! Knox and the spaghetti...that may be me when I get my first bowl of pasta and all things carbs hahah

  6. Being a mom is the HARDEST thing I have ever done. We totally had 'one of those days' yesterday where both Mike and I had a short fuse and honestly probably yelled more so out of our own frustration that because our toddler really deserved it. Thankful for the grace and forgiveness of those kiddos! I just love that ON dress on you-I clicked through and it is sold out :-( And OH MY GOODNESS rhubarb soap!!?? I NEED!

  7. Yay for Brandon coming home!!!! That's a long trip! Sorry you had a rough week parenting, you're doing an amazing job!!!! Hahaha oh my goodness, Knox's face after that spaghetti - so great!!

  8. i really need to get that potty seat for my toddler! i love your dress too! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  9. Being a mom is so hard. My husband is also gone a lot for work and some days get the best of me. Thank goodness we get a fresh start every day!
    Those cups are a total life savor. We have some and love them!

  10. That's so funny about the soap because I was at my mom's house today and she had the same stuff and I was raving about it! I was going to pick some up tomorrow at Target but maybe I'll just do Amazon prime! Great idea! I hope you had some time to relax this weekend now that your husband is home!! :)

  11. Knox's spaghetti face is the cutest!! And I'm definitely going to try out that soap!

  12. What a cutie he is eating that pasta! My little guy is 17 months and he looooves cheese tortellini the same way -- I can't get more on his plate fast enough!


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