Friday, November 10, 2017

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday, friends! I hope everyone has had a great week. Ours has been pretty low-key: a play date with friends, Bible Study, a surprise anniversary dinner for my in-law's, and school for Walker. It has honestly been a nice change of pace from the busy last few weeks. 

In case you missed it, Owen, Emily and I had our first Christmas gift guides linkup on Wednesday! {You can see mine here.} Thank you to all of you who joined us and linked up your Christmas gift guides. It was so fun for me to see what everyone is giving their littles -- and I got some great ideas for the boys, our nieces and nephew! 

You can join us on Wednesday and share your gift guides for the ladies! And please do, because I have no clue what I want for Christmas this year and would love your ideas! Just grab our little image {below} and link up with us on Wednesday! 

I shared Brandon's famous grilled cheese recipe yesterday! Click here if you missed it. It's so delicious and even littles love it. 

I have seen so many great sales going on lately...and of course Nordstrom's fall sale sucked me in. Up to 40% off? Twist my arm, Nordstrom, twist my arm. ;) 

I was able to pick up a couple of things as gifts and a few things for myself: 

Calson Long Sleeve Side Tee {$23.40} 

Halogen Ruffle Hem Tee {$35.90} 

Gibson Cold Shoulder Top {$39.53}

If any of you boy mamas out there are looking for a good, quick read, I would highly recommend "Raising Men, Not Boys." My mother-in-law {a mother of three boys} gifted it to me recently and it's been so eye-opening. 

Other books that have helped me as a mom have included: "Bringing Up Boys"; "The New Strong-Willed Child"; and "Parenting with Love and Logic." 

Because I just love them. This sweet picture was taken over the weekend when Brandon took them to a local aquarium while I was in Canton. I just love Walker's look of wonder and amazement (and Knox's silly little grin) and it just reminded me that they're such kids and to never try to take away their wonder and amazement at even the little things. 

Happy Friday, friends! 

Linking up with: AprilAmanda, Andrea, Claire and Katie 


  1. that side ruffle hem top is darling!! definitely have that book on my list to buy! Have a great weekend friend!

  2. Okay now that I saw Brandon's grilled cheese I am dying to make some with Guacamole! YUM!

  3. I have two boys and am going to check out that book recommendation! Have a great weekend!

  4. It's freezing here today and you've really got me craving a grilled cheese for lunch now!

  5. Can't wait to join in on the fun on Wednesday for the ladies gift guide!! Have a great weekend! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  6. Never heard of that Raising Men book. Thanks for sharing! Hope you have a great weekend :)

  7. That picture from the aquarium is so cool! I'm definitely going to check out all of the books you mentioned since we're having a boy early next year. I loved seeing what people picked out for their gift guides and am excited to see the next few installments too!

  8. OMG I missed that grilled cheese recipe, but holy wow! It looks amazing! My boys would (literally) just eat that up!

    Happy weekend, friend!

  9. Thanks for sharing the book recs- going to check those out!

    Katie @

  10. I love a good gift guide so I look forward to seeing what ideas are everyone has for themselves and others.

    Definitely going to check out the book recommendations. My boys are 9 and 3 and at different stages but I am sure they will be helpful with both.

  11. Love that last picture - so precious! I'm going to have to remember that book if we end up having any boys! I'm going to need all the help I can get lol

  12. I love the book Parenting with Love and Logic. I’ll have to check out the other ones that have helped you. Always looking for a good parenting book!!! Happy Friday!

  13. I love that picture of your precious boys! Can't wait for our link up tomorrow! Xoxox