Friday Favorites: First of March

Happy Friday, friends! Without fail, we managed to have a sick kiddo for the entirety of this week, which is just no fun. Everyone is pretty tired from a streak of long nights, and I cannot wait for the weekend to relax and recharge. The forecast is promising us some more spring-like weather and days with temperatures in the 50’s, so I cannot complain about that one bit!


1. Toy Story
My parents purchased Jackson a Mr. Potato Head a month or two ago, and since then, he has become pretty darn obsessed. So, naturally as a little Valentine’s Day gift my mom had to go and find the movie for him. And he is now obsessed with that and we watch it on repeat. Mike even bought Toy Story 2, not so much for Jackson as for himself, because he could not stand to watch the original one more time! Naturally, he has discovered all of the other characters, and loves to talk about Buzz Lightyear and Woody. Well, I about died when I saw these jammies at the Gap. I KNOW YOU GUYS, I KNOW. STOP BUYING PAJAMAS MACKENSEY. I just can’t help it. True story, they were supposed to go in his Easter basket, but I clearly have no self control so he rocked them immediately last night. I am going to need therapy when my children outgrow me buying them pajamas.
 

2. All the Pineapple Things

If you didn’t catch it earlier this week, I rounded up all of the amazing and adorable pineapple things out right now. From apparel to home décor, I covered it all (and I want it all)! The bookends are my absolute favorite, and I am thinking I definitely need them in my life!

3. Cracker Chips
I don’t know about everyone else, but give me a bag of sour cream and onion potato chips and I am on a dangerous and slippery slope. I fully admit to looking down and realizing I have eaten half of a bag in one sitting. I love chips so much! Well, recently I discovered these Special K cracker chips and they are seriously so good! Even if you manage to put down the entire bag, the calories are pretty low, but they are actually filling and really go a long way. I have started keeping these on hand for when I am having a salty craving, and dare I say I enjoy them almost as much as actual potato chips, and are definitely worth making the swap.
4. Mantel Décor
I am finally getting around to decorating my mantel! I was so excited about that thing when we were building, but lately it has been such a headache to me with figuring out how to hide the TV cords, how to fill it without making it seem cluttered, and of course figuring out how to hide our blue-ray player and surge protector. They are so darn ugly! First world problems, but these are the things I think about! I did so much looking online and finally decided I want to try out putting a planter box across the middle with some fake flowers. I found some tutorials online, and as my father in law works with wood a lot, I am heading over there this weekend and can likely pull this project off at almost no cost! I am so excited to get started, now my biggest question is whether to paint it or stain it?
5. Fun Vases
Speaking of the mantel, last weekend I set on a mission to at least find something to start filling that space. While browsing Target, I stumbled across this vase, and it was on clearance! I ended up buying both the large and small one for less than $20 combined! I was not sure about them when I first purchased, but once I added a pop of color with a hydraenga stem, I fell in love!
 They brighten it up so much! I threw a lantern on the other side and added a prelit candle, and I am already amazed but how much more homey the living room feels.
I hope everyone has a great weekend ahead, whether it be exciting or relaxing. I honestly cannot believe it is already March! Spring is going to be here before we know it!

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    A Gal Named Al
    March 3, 2017 at 11:09 am

    Son of a building block! Those pjs are so cute! Love the planter box idea, and I'm giving you a shout out on my blog today for the pink Mossimo sneaker rec. They are so cute and comfy!

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    Sarah Shaneyfelt
    March 3, 2017 at 11:26 am

    I love Toy Story! So fun that you can enjoy that with your boys! Happy Friday!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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    Emily: Three boys and a girl blog
    March 3, 2017 at 11:56 am

    Jack loves toy story!! Those jammies are precious, I'm def ordering them for his easter basket. I have a weird obsession with jammies too. Glad I'm not alone! I hope that everyone feels better this weekend and sickness if out of your house!!

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    Cara@HomespunKitchen
    March 3, 2017 at 11:57 am

    Oh no, hope everyone is feeling better soon!! LOVE Toy Story movies!! The 3rd one will make you ugly cry…those jammies are too cute! I love that my youngest still loves jammies like that!

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    Amanda Bullard
    March 3, 2017 at 12:28 pm

    Loving those pineapple book ends! I have some seriously questionable vintage monkey ones for conversation pieces. However, I think I need to replace with pineapples. I love buying cute pajamas for my little guy too! Enjoy it while it lasts, right? Also, I'm working on planter boxes for my shelving system! Great minds do indeed think alike! Have a nice weekend!

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    Life as the Mrs.
    March 3, 2017 at 12:33 pm

    Walker has lately become SUPER obsessed with "Toy Story" (1 and 2…and I'm dying to get him 3 and take him to see 4 when it comes out) so I'm definitely going to have to order these PJ's for his Easter basket, too! Thank you for the heads up!

    And, praying the sickness leaves your house so soon.

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    Lindsay at Lindsay'sSweetWorld
    March 3, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    I LOVE the planter idea! That's so great that your FIL can make one for you, you lucky thing! I wish somebody I knew did wood work like that. If so, I'd be having them make all the things! Ha! I hope you all stay well this weekend!

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    Laura
    March 3, 2017 at 2:27 pm

    Oh, these are all so PRETTY! Love the pineapples & planters for this time of year.

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    Jenny
    March 3, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    I say, don't stop buying those sweet pajamas. If I could talk my 9 year old into wearing them, I would. 😉 There isn't many things in life as sweet as little pj's. And I think your planter is going to look great!

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    Brianne
    March 3, 2017 at 4:25 pm

    That mantle decor is really cute!

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    Tara Usher @ Mommy in a Nutshell
    March 3, 2017 at 4:33 pm

    Love those jammies!! hope everyone is feeling better. We have germs running rampant in our house too. Going to spend my weekend Lysol-ing everything. Have a great weekend!

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    Lauren @ Oh Hey! I Like That!
    March 3, 2017 at 5:54 pm

    Sour Cream and Onion cracker chips??? Sign me up!!!

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    Melissa Fitch
    March 4, 2017 at 3:40 pm

    I'm swooning over those bookends!! Loving your plan for the mantle, too. Can't wait to see how it all turns out. Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

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    Taylor Brown
    March 6, 2017 at 1:34 am

    I soooo relate to you with #3!! I had a good laugh about the slippery slope comment! And those pineapple bookends – NEED!

    xx, taylor | http://www.thestyledpress.com

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    The Girl who Loved to Write
    March 6, 2017 at 2:26 pm

    PLEASE NEVER STOP BUYING PJS. Those are so cute!!

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    Sparkles and Lattes
    March 7, 2017 at 12:29 am

    I need to try those crackers. Especially if they are on the healthier side. Those pjs are just too cute. Never stop buying them. I need to buy more. I love everything pineapple and would love those bookends.

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