5 on Friday

I could not be happier to see Friday this week! After moving last weekend, this week felt a bit like unpacking and organizing had to get put on hold after full work days, dinner time, bath times, and bed times. We have BIG plans for this weekend (actually we don’t) which include putting together a dresser, grocery shopping, and just soaking up some quality time at our new house. My husband is thinking of ‘picking rocks’ in the yard too, which I think may unfortunately end up overlapping with whenever I decide to feed Lincoln. This mama doesn’t want to pick rocks! But it needs to get done! With that, how about some Friday favorites!?

1. Postpartum hair loss
Okay, this is not a favorite. But it is something that is totally happening. I have actually wondered a number of times over the past month or two when I would start losing some hair. I remember it happening with Jackson, because for real, hair everywhere. There is no way to deny when it is happening, because you are seriously covered in hair. Well, it literally kicked in within the past 48 hours, and I am strangely relieved? Because it can’t be over with until it starts, may as well get the show on the road!

2. Bedroom Furniture
We have the Ikea Hemnes dresser in white that we initially purchased for Jackson’s nursery in our old house. We decided during the moving process that it made more sense for us to move it into our master bedroom, because all of our trim and detailing is white and gray. The rest of the house has a dark stained oak. So when I saw the Hemnes dresser came in a black-brown, I couldn’t wait to buy another one for Lincoln’s room. We gave Jackson the room with the walk-in closet, so it made sense that we would buy Lincoln a larger dresser for all of the baby things, and then just get Jackson something smaller. Well, wouldn’t you know, while it wasn’t one of the recalled dressers, customer service informed me they are still being proactive and modifying/improving safety features, so it is currently out of stock online, as well as in the Twin Cities store. BUT it is literally in stock at every other store in the country. I just want my dresser, is that too much to ask!? So, in order to get by, I did purchase this dresser for Jackson’s room after reading countless reviews, and figured we will share/improvise until my beloved Hemnes dresser is back in stock. Because that is how much I love that dresser. You seriously can’t beat the quality for the fabulous price!

3. Improvising storage
So speaking of storage, since we are without dressers I seriously have been living out of laundry baskets for storage, mostly for the boys. Yesterday I swung through Target to grab a new broom (exciting new house purchases!) and saw the most perfect hanging storage cubbies in the dollar spot for $5! I definitely threw one in my cart without thinking, and put it up in Lincoln’s room. It will be great for smaller items, onesies, hats, and shoes! I seriously LOVE the dollar spot at Target!

4. Jammies
You all know by now of my obsession with baby jammies. I got Jackson the cutest little pair from Carter’s, and saw that it also came in a baby size and knew I had to, for the first time, coordinate my boys. I tried to get a picture. Lincoln posed, Jackson refused to look. I can probably count on one hand the number of photos I have gotten where both boys are actually looking, and I don’t see that number getting much better any time soon. Boys. Speaking of jammies, I am also thinking it is a must to do some Halloween coordination with this darling pair from Old Navy. I just can’t help myself!

5. Blush Skinnies
I have been wanting a pair of blush skinnies for a long time, but my tall girl problems often make it difficult to find styles I like in fun colors. I was browsing the Old Navy site and came across this pair and I seriously have to have them! My only thing holding me back is that the distressed detail (which I love) would make these a definite no for work. There is this pair as well, I am just not sure about the corduroy? Thoughts?

Enjoy your weekend, ladies! Can you believe there are only a few left until September!? #gimmeallthebasicthings

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    Sparkles and Lattes
    August 19, 2016 at 5:29 pm

    I love cordoroy and want a pair of pants from Loft similar to that. Love their jammies and how cute they look together. I am on the search for Halloween costumes. I didn't experience the hair loss until about 2 months after I stopped pumping. My hair is still growing back. I have two large areas right by my ears that are way shorter than the rest of my hair since I lost a lot there and at my bangs. So weird.

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    Leslie @ This is For Keeps
    August 19, 2016 at 7:58 pm

    Those Hemnes dressers are the best. We have black brown in our master and Mila has a white one. They hold so much stuff!! I LOVE those skinny cords. I didn't realize Old Navy had them. If only I could fit in them right now, haha.

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    The Girl who Loved to Write
    August 19, 2016 at 8:36 pm

    i have those jammies for jack, too. they're so cute!

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    Rhonda Logan
    August 21, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    I wanted to buy that Hemnes dresser too… And was kicking myself because I decided to wait until my parents were driving through rather than have it shipped and by the time they reached IKEA it was no longer available. Bummer!

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