Friday, October 12, 2018

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday! 

-ONE-
Monday was rainy and gross and just a day that called for hanging out at the house, so one fun thing we did was make our own crayons! When I was coloring with the boys, I noticed we had a lot of broken crayons, so instead of throwing them away, we reused them in a fun way. 

Here's what we did: 
+ Removed the outer paper wrapper from each broken crayon 
+ Broke them into smaller pieces (or kept them tiny if they already were) 
+ Sorted them by color into groups 
+ Preheated the oven to 250*
+ Lined a muffin tin with silicone muffin liners and placed the broken crayons in each cup 
+ Baked for 15 minutes 
+ Let them cool, popped them out and colored with them! 

Super easy and a fun project for the kids. 

Here's our before. We sorted the colors into the corresponding muffin liner color (except for black and brown, I didn't have those!) and popped them in the oven. 



Here's what they look like when they come out of the oven: 



And here's how they look popped out of the muffin liners: 



-TWO-
Brandon celebrated our eighth wedding anniversary on Tuesday! We had a lovely dinner at Bob's Steakhouse and enjoyed being out on a "school night," even though it was the rainiest day/evening ever, it was still so fun. The meal was delicious and I loved getting to spend some one-on-one time with Brandon. I wore this top to dinner; it was so comfortable! 




And a little peek back at our wedding day: 





-THREE-
Two new Amazon purchases I'm loving lately include these two tops: this one and this one. (And I promise to get a picture of myself in them soon -- we've just been rushing out the door to get everywhere this week.) 

This top runs big (I ordered a small and it's perfect), but be sure to not wash it with anything else the first time if you get the navy, as it bleeds after the first wash. I loved the $18.99 price tag! 



This one is a complete dupe of the one I got at Walmart (picture of me wearing the green version in this post) and I couldn't believe it! I ordered a medium in this top because I wanted a looser feel and it delivers. It's easy to wash and is only $17.99! 



-FOUR-
A mousse I've really been loving lately is this one from Target that I picked up on a whim recently. It smells amazing and I really notice a difference in volume in my hair when I use it -- just know that a little goes a long way! I couple it with this root lift and voil√°: big Texas hair. ;) 



-FIVE-
If you missed it, I shared a guide on Wednesday for our favorite activities in DFW with kiddos. You can read that post out here. Whether you're local or traveling to the Dallas-Fort Worth area with your kids, check it out! 



Linking up with: Amanda, Andrea, Claire and Katie

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4 comments:

  1. We are doing the crayon project this weekend. I showed Jason and he was like yes, lets get all the tiny pieces. Love all those tops and LOVE Bob's. It is so darn good.

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  2. I'm so glad you had a wonderful anniversary and dinner - you looked beautiful! Going to have to keep that crayon project in mind for when Sophia is old enough to enjoy it! xo, Biana-BlovedBoston

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  3. I am in love with your top for date night! The crayon project sounds like a great & fun idea!

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  4. Great idea with the crayons! I will have to remember that. Why oh why are all the cute shirts I want that you post sold out. haha O'well I will keep trying. I was referring to the black top from Nordstrom. Happy Anniversary!

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