Friday, October 12, 2018

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday! 

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: 

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: 

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! 

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. ;) 

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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  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.

  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

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

  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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