Friday, April 6, 2018

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday, friends!

It's a busy weekend over here: today is move-out and move-in day -- and my 31st birthday is tomorrow! We won't be doing anything for my birthday other than unpacking boxes, but I'm A-okay with that. 

But, before we go today, were able to get one last picture in front of our beloved 114 earlier this week and I'm so thankful to have this to remember our sweet first house by. We love you, 114! 

Speaking of the house, we've had lots of progress made this week, and I feel like our carpenter and painter are working double-time to get this stuff finished. (Our contractor for our bathrooms...not so much.) Here's a bit of stuff that has been worked on this week: 

+ Cabinet-to-ceiling extension and built-in area for the microwave and wine fridge 
{This has now been primed and painted, and we will have the doors for the upper areas next week. They're glass-front so that's taking a little longer.} 

+ Pocket door in the master bedroom/closet
{This has since been completed and painted. Woo hoo!} 

+ Built-ins to match right side of the fireplace 
{This has also been completed and painted; we're just waiting on cabinet doors} 

We have had the weirdest weather in Texas this week. Monday was cold, Tuesday was hot and humid {followed by a weird out-of-the-blue rainstorm and then sunshine}, Wednesday was cold again, yesterday was actually quite nice, today it's supposed to thunderstorm (because of course, moving day!) and tomorrow it's supposed to be in the upper 50's. Seriously, I think Texas must be drinking a little. So needless to say, this back-and-forth weather made packing our clothes quite the challenge this week and I found myself rifling through boxes to find long-sleeve shirts and jackets one day and shorts and sandals the next! Ugh! 

Is the weather weird where you are? 

I can't believe I'm going to be 31 tomorrow. For some reason, 30 didn't bother me, but 31 feels so much older. This time last year, we were in Charleston on a fabulous vacation; oh my word, take me back! {Also, if you've never been to Charleston, I would so recommend it! It's one of my favorite cities! You can read my vacation recaps from that city here and here.} 

I love Natives for my boys, but I honestly hate the price tag for something they grow out of so quickly. So when I saw these at Target for $14.99, I had to scoop them up! They're technically girls', but they honestly could go either way to me. Also, I found similar ones at Old Navy {here} on sale for $13.99 for Walker (but accidentally ordered a size too big, so I'm hanging on to them for when he can fit into them) and even Walmart! Unfortunately, I can't find the Walmart ones online, but they were $4 and some change (and were navy/white) and so I got the boys each a pair for this summer and next summer. Can't beat that! Walmart has been killing it in the shoe game lately. 

I hope y'all have great weekends! I'm off to get the last remaining things packed in boxes and meet the movers here in a couple of hours! :)

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


  1. I love watching the progress of your new house!! The weather here has been drunk as well just mainly super cold still when usually we'd be well into spring weather, sob. Try to enjoy your weekend and make sure you at least get a marg with your dinner tomorrow to celebrate :)

  2. I came across your blog in the Friday favorite link up! I can't wait to see the pictures of your new home! Glad to find another DFW gal!!!

    - Shannon

  3. It's been so fun to see the progress on the new house! I'm sure there are bittersweet emotions tied to leaving your first house, but definitely lots more memories to make in this one! Happy early birthday!!!

  4. Happy birthday! My husband turned 31 in March and said the same thing.. that 30 didn't bother him but 31 felt different. I know you are excited about the new house!!

  5. We love those shoes I have ones for E in 3 colors. Happy early bday. Girl after 30 its all the same coming from someone who will be 36 this year... Loving all the house progress!

  6. How exciting to start your birthday weekend with a big move! As overwhelming as moving can be, it's also so exhilarating & rewarding. So neat to see the progress in your new home.

  7. Happy birthday and happy moving day! We close on our house on the 20th and moving day is the 29th--eek!

  8. So excited to see progress pics at the new house! Girl, I'll be 38 this year -- that number is blowing my mind for some reason!

  9. I am just seriously so excited for y'all in the new house!! All of the updates have made a huge difference (also, how did y'all think of some of the changes!? brilliant!) and have been moving along super quick... minus the bathroom. That sucks. Best of luck with the move and happiest birthdays!!

  10. Hello! I'm a new reader here. Had to comment about the Old Navy Natives knock-offs. Let me just say THEY ROCK! My 2-year-old wore them all summer last year and they held up. This year I am buying multiple pairs/colors!

  11. Thanks for sharing the shoe finds! Those are our favorite style, too - easy to put on, no socks, and no stinky feet! :) I am ALWAYS looking for cheaper pairs!

  12. I found some really cute jellies for my daughter at Walmart this week! Can't beat that $4.96 price tag. My store didn't have any cute boy options so I'm jealous of your $4 finds for your boys.

  13. Happy early birthday! The weather has been terrible here! Snow and cold! Loving the progress on the new house! I have a feeling I’m going to want to add cabinet extensions in our new house. Love that! Love the shoe finds! The last two years we’ve been snagging the old navy ones when they are on sale for $7-8! Can’t beat that!

  14. I love seeing all your renovations! My husband and I are building our first home and i love seeing things that others have changed later on so we can go ahead and put them into our home brand new!


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