Happy Friday, y'all! Here are my favorites this week:
I've been trying to eat healthier and more whole foods (hence the "modified Whole 30") but I just can't give up my favorite healthier breakfast of fruit and granola parfaits! It's so easy, pretty and super cute when served in a stemless wine glass. ;)
I just use honey vanilla Greek yogurt, almond granola, blueberries and sliced strawberries and layer appropriately. It's so delicious!
Knox started preschool on Tuesday! He's only going one day a week and to the same school as Walker (which Walker loves), but it's going to be great for my little "Velcro Baby" who's always constantly attached to my hip. He did wonderfully at drop-off on his first day, not even wanting to give me a hug or a kiss goodbye and immediately running to play with the cars and trucks there. (And meanwhile, I haven't been alone for five hours in 19 months so this gal is busy doing all the cleaning, grocery shopping, laundry and errands!)
Also on Tuesday, Walker had "Hibernation/Pajama Day." They were learning all about hibernation and why bears hibernate when it's cold, so they got to wear pajamas to take a "nap" and also bring their favorite stuffed teddy bear. Well of course my child wanted to bring the gigantic five-foot-tall bear my parents gifted him with for Christmas. *Insert monkey covering its eyes emoji here.* Pretty sure next year the school will have a rule as to the size of bear one can bring. ;)
Have y'all read "The Simplified Life" by Emily Ley? I am almost finished with it and must say that that book is life-changing. I'm an organized, OCD, planner-type to a fault, but that book not only made me feel that it's okay to be that way, but also gave me great ideas to just, as the title of the book says, simplify. Why make it harder on us than it already is?! The section on declaring what's most important really moved me:
I'm living in my Zella leggings lately! I kept hearing how they're revolutionary and was hesitant to bite the bullet on a pair (because $54 for a pair of leggings was a bit...WHOA...to me) -- but I used my Nordstrom gift cards I received for Christmas to snag a pair and I can confidently tell you that, yep, I now understand the hype. They're so soft, suck you in and take the constant wash and wear like a champ. I'm definitely adding a couple more pairs of these to my birthday wish list.
Buuuuuut, Christina blogged last week about Spanx having a line of leggings at Target. So of course I had to go check those out, right?! I snagged the last pair of mediums at my Target store (and do feel like they run a smidge small, so I'd size up) and y'all, oh my word. Worth every penny. I love them! They really do suck you in and they're so, so comfortable -- and the $28 price tag can't be beat.
This may sound like the most random combination for a candle ever, but I grabbed it at Target the other day to put in our entryway to burn when guests come over, and I LOVE it. I'm going to order a few more online because I love the scent that much (yes, I'm crazy). Who would have thought that tobacco and cedar would smell so delicious as a candle?!