Friday, August 18, 2017


Happy Friday! How is it already mid-August and how on EARTH do we only have one more Friday in this month after today?! Goodness, months are flying! But anywho, here are my Friday Favorites this week...

The bell sleeve trend. I have been a little hesitant toward it for a few months, but I think I'm finally embracing it. Not too much bell {the tiered stuff I just can't do} but I'm slowly gravitating toward it. This top was my very first purchase that got me into the trend, but I'm loving these two, too: 

Gibson Bell Sleeve Poplin Top {currently 30% off!} 

Madewell Ruffle Sleeve Top

This post about my favorite back-to-school items for little kiddos was a fun one to write. Walker is already wearing his backpack around the house and telling me, "Bye, Mommy! I'm goin' to school!" He starts Thursday and I'm so excited for him. 

This book is amazing so far. Owen recommended it in one of her recent blog posts and I'm so glad I picked it up at my local library last week. It's a great, easy read! Has anyone else read it? I'm really liking Liane Moriarty's writing style, too, and might be grabbing another one of her books when I'm done with this one. 

"The Real Housewives of Dallas." Who is watching? I just have to say, I have so much commentary on this show and it's crazy to know that these people and I live in the same city...and we are just worlds apart! 

I am so behind the eight ball on this one, but I've been loving listening to podcasts lately! Well, only one, really, and it's Jen Hatmaker's Podcast, "For the Love!" I don't agree with everything Jen discusses or believes in, but I do think she is a riot and have laughed out loud listening to this podcast! If you liked her book, "For the Love," you will love this. I'm also planning to pick up her new book, "Of Mess and Moxie" soon. 

TOMY recently sent us this awesome new toy to try out: the John Deere Deluxe Lightning Wheels Tractor, hitting store shelves in a few weeks. Walker is absolutely in love with it! It has motion-activated sounds and the wheels glow in the dark (or "go in the dark," as Walker says) and change color from yellow to green to red as the tractor rolls. Walker is all boy and is so into any cars, trucks and of course, construction vehicles, so when he saw me pull this tractor out of the box, he yelled, "IS THAT FOR ME?!" He has played with it every day this week and has even brought it in the car with him as we've run errands. We're working on him sharing it with his little brother {who has his little hands on it the second that his big brother turns around}, but overall, we have all been really pleased with this fun toy. {Even my husband said, "This is a really cool toy!"} So thanks for letting us test it out, TOMY! You sure made a certain 3.5-year-old's day!

I hope y'all have wonderful weekends!

Linking up with: April, Amanda, Andrea and Katie



  1. I can't get behind the bell sleeve trend yet, but I do think those two tops are cute so maybe I will try them. That tractor is awesome, definitely something I'm adding to Jacks birthday list. You know Im watching RHD, those girls are CRAY!!!! I will check out that podcast, I've got to start getting into listening to some, they are the latest rage haha..happy friday!!

  2. I love those bell sleeve tops you linked - especially the blush one! May have to pull the trigger on that one since it's on sale for such a great price! I have liked a lot of Liane Moriarty's books but What Alice Forgot was by far my favorite!! The Husband's Secret was a close second, though! Hope you all have a great weekend!!

  3. I love the bell sleeve tops! Just wish it got cool enough in Florida to wear them! Oh well...maybe during the one week it gets "cold" in January. I love Liane Moriarty's books, too! I had two of them from the library last year when we had a hurricane, and it gave me something to do when the power was out for two days.

  4. So glad you're liking that book! Liane Moriarty is one of my favorite authors for easy reads! I love those two bell sleeve tops. I totally agree I can't do the huge ones but those two are pretty and do-able!

  5. Yay for new toys, cutest photo of your big kid ! I have the book downloaded on Audible and have yet to listen to it. I'm so glad you like it, I'm hoping to start listening after this weekend. Happy Friday :)

  6. I think the bell sleeve trend is cute on other people but it's just not for me! I have Liane Moriarty on my to-read list. I've heard great things about her books! I am actually trying to watch RHOD this season and it's so different from all of the other cities.

  7. I love Dallas Housewives - they are an interesting bunch for sure! Dying over Walker's face with that new toy - so cute!

  8. I love the bell sleeve trend but to an extent lol Some fashion bloggers have crazy ones that I could never pull off but I love the ones you shared! It seems like a lot of people really like that book - I need to put together a list of books to get when I go to my parents really good used bookstore. Hope y'all have a great weekend :)

  9. LOVING that Madewell top! And yes to the Dallas housewives, I think it's going to be a good season! Happy Friday!!

  10. I have not jumped on the bell sleeve trend yet either, but I do love your picks. Simple and not over the top (like the layered look). That is too much for me. My little boy would love that tractor. I hope you have a great weekend!


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