Friday, August 29, 2014

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday, friends!  I, for one, am extremely happy to see this week come to an end.  Tantrums have been off the chart this week, and mama needs to tap out.  What better way to say "good riddance" to this week and head into the weekend than to talk about a few of my favorite things?!  I'm linking up with Andrea from Momfessionals today!


These coffee mugs from World Market are the  And at under four bucks each, you really can't go wrong.  They sell them individually in the store, but it looks like they come in pairs online.  They are the perfect size, so comfy to hold, and the fact that they are white makes them blend with any decor.  I have a few mugs from the ever popular Anthropologie that look super cute sitting out in my kitchen (and occasionally get used), but when I need a serious fix, I turn to these babies.  

Are ya'll watching Jen Hatmaker and her precious family on HGTV's My Big Family Renovation?  I just love her and everything she stands for, so Hatmaker + HGTV = jackpot in my world.  I'm excited for the final two episodes tonight.  

I am by no means a make-up maven.  It's just never been my thing.  I get easily overwhelmed by all the options, so I generally just stick to the basics.  That being said, I rely on my girlfriend, Michelle, to inform me of any products that I need in my life.  I recently purchased this It Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye concealer upon her recommendation, and it is amazing.  A true game changer.  My skin is pretty fair, and the neutral medium works for me.  Google this stuff, and you'll find a ton of before/after photos.

We have officially painted our first room in the new house.  The office is now Mindful Gray by Sherwin Williams (mixed at Home Depot), which is the perfect warm gray.  In our room, it reads the slightest bit green in certain lights, but not blue at all.  Grays are tricky, and I'm really happy with this one. Next up on our list is painting some bookcases that have been living in our garage for the past 8 months, and giving them a new home in the office.  I'll post more pictures eventually, but here's a little sneak peek.  Pay no attention to the child with her head in a bucket.  And that mess on the dining room table?  That's just a small piece of the overall mess that has taken over the dining room.  As one room gets attention, another suffers..

The hunt is on for some new booties for fall.  I have been hoarding my gap rewards with plans to spend them on some fall boots at Piperlime.  I have been doing a little window shopping, and so far these are at the top of the list:  

I always come back to this Rachel Comey bootie.  It comes in a nude color that I love equally.  These are pretty far out of the budget, so the odds are not in their favor, unfortunately. 

 These Sam Edelman Petty booties are much more budget friendly, and they get great reviews.  A definite contender.

I was unsure of these last fall, but I've really developed a bit of a crush on the Toms wedge booties lately.  They get awesome reviews, are very versatile, and are priced right.  And they come in leopard.  Just sayin'...

 Cheers to a happy weekend!


  1. Stopping by from the link up... Love Toms! So worth it!And that grey is so pretty!

    <3 Sarita

    1. Thanks, Sarita! I keep seeing those leopard booties, and I think I'll have to cave soon!

  2. Hi there, I am hopping over from the link up! such an adorable blog! There is a giveaway hosted by KIND on my blog today; I'd love to have you join!

  3. I'm gonna have to check out this Bye Bye Undereye concealer. Sounds like just what I need! :)

    1. It makes such a difference, Jenny!