Friday, January 5, 2018

Friday Favorites: First One for January

Happy first Friday of January! I hope everyone had a wonderful week. It has been so cold here this week, so we've been bundled up and cozy and enjoyed a relatively low-key week: Brandon went back to work Tuesday and Walker went back to school Thursday, and we're preparing for Knox to start his one-day-a-week preschool next week. 

Here are my favorites this week:

I shared two very different, yet very fun things this week on the blog: my experience with Microblading {read that here if you missed it} and a delicious recipe that's perfect for cold months {find that here}. Totally different, but both totally awesome. ;) 

A big favorite this week is the Praline Rose LipSense that I purchased from April. I was really hesitant to try LipSense, but April was so knowledgable and even included a cute little card that gave me step-by-step instructions on how to apply and remove, and even followed up with me asking how I liked it, if I had any questions, etc. And seriously, I love this stuff! I can kiss on the boys, eat Mexican food, try a sample of chocolate and kiss my husband -- and it does. not. move. Color me impressed! 

I have wanted this knit jacket for a while, but just couldn't justify the purchase for myself around the holidays when we had so many others to purchase for.  Well, thanks to some Nordstrom gift cards I received for Christmas, I scooped it up and am so glad I did! It's soft, comfy and super versatile, and I know I'll get a lot of wear out of it this winter and early spring. 

Something I try to do when Christmas is over (aside from packing away my decorations and making my house fresh for the New Year) is purchasing the boys Christmas pajamas for the next year. They're always marked down 60-75% off and, since I can never pass up a great deal, I just order them a size or two up and store them away until after Thanksgiving. 

This year, I found some cute ones from Old Navy and Gap Factory for $8-11 per pair! (And even scored a cute matching pair for Valentine's Day, too!) 

Penguin Sleep Set

Polar Bear Sleep Set

"Cuter Than Cupid" Sleep Set 

Truck Graphic Sleep Set

And another favorite this week (but who am I kidding, they're ALWAYS a favorite) are my little guys who are just snug as bugs in rugs in their jackets and hats this week. It was in the 20's and 30's here (which is super cold to us Texans!) and they loved donning their big jackets, mittens and hats that we only get to wear a few days a year. ;) 

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


  1. Your brows look fantastic! The only girl (that I know of) in our town that does them right now dated Nathan right before he and I started dating and even though that was getting close to 10 years ago it's still just too weird! I did the same thing with Christmas jammies! I got several on clearance at Target too. Hope you have a great weekend, girl!

  2. I love praline rose, its one of my favorite colors i have! I ordered those valentines jammies after you told me about them. Happy Friday!!

  3. Praline Rose is one of my favorites! I like to pair it with Pink Champagne for a more subtle look.

  4. Happy first Friday of 2018! Your boys are too cute all bundled up!! Wishing you and your family a wonderful weekend ahead! xo - Brenda // Chatting Over Chocolate

  5. Good idea on the jammies! I'll have to do the same! Happy weekend to y'all friend! xo

  6. I was hesitant about LipSense at first also but love it now!! Stay warm! It is freezing in NC also!

  7. Your brows look so good girl and I'm loving that jacket that you scooped up - so cute!! Have a great weekend! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  8. That jacket is SO cute-I want it!
    And I love that we have twinning tastes in PJs ;-)

  9. That Lip Sense color looks great on you!! Love your new jacket :) Have a great weekend!

  10. Such cute pj's for the boys! And your brows look terrific!

  11. Cute babies! Banana Republic sold that EXACT same jacket in their line four years ago - I purchased it then and have worn it TONS since.

    1. That's awesome! I'm so glad to hear you have loved yours! :)

  12. I love that jacket! Good call on the Christmas jammies. Your boys are adorable!

  13. I've been toying with trying lipsense...I know a few gals who sell it..With a wedding and lots of festivities coming up..I need a long wearing lip color I love. I like that color!

  14. I just put that crockpot shepherds pie on our meal plan for next week! Thanks for the recipe!

  15. I used to stock up on Pj's for my boys after Christmas too; in fact one year I got all the nieces and nephews sizes and ordered everyone Pj's. They all got pj's, books and hot cocoa packets for Christmas the next year. It was so much easier to do stuff like that when all the kids were little!

  16. I've been dying to try LipSense. I just splurged on Lash Boost so I've got to wait a few months before splurging on any more beauty products ;)

  17. Love the Christmas jammies! I've definitely wanted to try Lip Sense, I've heard great things about it recently, glad to hear you love it!

  18. I ALWAYS say I'm going to stock up on jammies and decorations AFTER christmas and then never do. Thanks for the reminder. And your kiddos are so dang cute all bundled up!

  19. That pic of the boys all bundled up is so cute! So glad you loved your LipSense! It's such awesome stuff! Praline Rose was my first color too! ;) Headed over to check out that recipe.. definitely in need of the perfect cold weather recipes lately!


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