Friday Favorites

Well, we had three whole days with temperatures in the 30’s, but don’t worry, we are back to sub-zero temperatures just in time for the weekend. Can you sense my sarcasm? Okay, good, because it is definitely there. Like I have mentioned recently, these coming weeks are my least favorite of the year. But on the plus side, it is still light outside when we get home in the evenings! Baby steps, but spring time, I’m coming for you! Even in the dreary depths of winter, I always have a few things I stumble upon throughout the week that I love to share with you all!
1. Play Kitchen
This was a Christmas gift for the boys, and I am so glad that I argued it be their main gift. Jackson had been making Christmas cookies with his play-doh for the longest time, and would actually put them on a little plate and stick them beneath his play table to ‘bake them’ for me. He was so creative without even having the kitchen and I just knew it would be a hit with the boys. Sure enough, they play with it SO much. Jackson puts all of his play tomatoes in a bowl to make me tomato soup, and Lincoln is so serious, and will add a bunch of items to a pot, move them to the microwave, and then move them back to the stove where he stirs them with a spoon and taste tests. Kill me now, it is so darn cute. While I love the look of wooden kitchens, we did opt to go with a plastic play set, but it comes with sound effects like boiling water on the stove top and buttons on the microwave. The boys just love it-I cannot say enough good things about it!
2. Cozy thermals
These are the most basic little shirts, but for whatever reason I think they are the cutest and have bought them for Lincoln in almost every color. They were sold out earlier this week, but it looks like they were just restocked in all sizes! If you have little guys, they are perfect for layering or alone, and hold their shape very well!
3. Lavender for Lashes
Since I started using essential oils, one of the tricks I have learned is to put a few drops of lavender oil in your mascara bottle. Not only does it help keep your mascara fresh longer, but it may help with thickness. I don’t have any before and after photos just yet, but I plan on sharing too because I have definitely seen a difference in thickness in the short time since doing this trick!
4. Snow Fun
Since we definitely won’t be getting to enjoy outside play this weekend, I have been looking at all the photos of my sweet boys playing in the snow last weekend. It is such a tease when we have snow but it is too cold to get out and enjoy it, so when we have those rare winter days where there is snow on the ground, sun in the sky, and temps above freezing, we absolutely take advantage and soak it up! I just love seeing how much my boys love playing outside!
5. All Things Blush
This is hardly anything new, but I am so in love with all of the pink that I am seeing in stores now that Valentine’s Day is approaching and spring will follow after that. I picked up a bunch of pink hued florals for our mantle that I cannot wait to share. Target has a whole bunch of blush colored home décor out right now, too. These baskets come in multiple colors, but the pink is so pretty! I am all about throw blankets, and am wondering if I could grab this one and sneakily start incorporating pink into our master bedroom. The knit design on this pillow is so much fun, and I am dying to add this pink vase to our décor. Now if someone would share tips to putting pink all over your house without your husband noticing or caring, please share! 😉

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    January 12, 2018 at 12:11 pm

    Oh my word, that sign on their kitchen is so freaking cute!! Love the outdoor pics, so sweet…
    Will this cold ever end? UGH

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    Emily- Three Boys and a Girl
    January 12, 2018 at 12:13 pm

    those snow pictures are too cute!! My boys love our play kitchen too! Have a great weekend 🙂

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    Life as the Mrs.
    January 12, 2018 at 12:25 pm

    My boys love their play kitchen, too! Do y'all have Tuesday Morning stores up there? If so, I have found whole sets of pretend food (like 100 pieces) for less than $5!

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    Ellen Ross | Ask Away Blog
    January 12, 2018 at 12:56 pm

    The weather stresses me out lol I'm in Pennsylvania and today it's 60 degrees but last week it was like -3 !

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    Tractors and Glam Blog
    January 12, 2018 at 2:22 pm

    I love blush! It is such a pretty hue of pink. I have been obsessed with it! Play kitchens are the best. In my kindergarten class this year, the boys are way more into it than the girls and I love watching them play. I love that sign in the kitchen as well. I hope it warms up for you so you can all get outside. Happy Friday!

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    January 12, 2018 at 4:16 pm

    I did not know the lavender in mascara trick!

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    Beautifully Candid
    January 12, 2018 at 4:27 pm

    Spring can't come fast enough! Lincoln is just the cutest in his kitchen! I need more thermals in my life because I have a feeling these next few weeks are going to be rough. I hope you have a great weekend! Stay warm, mama! Sierra~Beautifully Candid

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    Erin Peyerk
    January 12, 2018 at 5:23 pm

    I love the sign on the play kitchen!! Too cute. 🙂 I may have to try the lavender in the mascara.

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    January 12, 2018 at 7:15 pm

    My niece and nephew got a play kitchen for Christmas last year, and they still play with it every day. It's turned out to be one of their favorite toys.

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    Klein Dot Co
    January 12, 2018 at 8:51 pm

    I've never heard of the whole "lavender in your mascara bottle" thing – but I'm totally about to do it now! I'm obsessed with lavender and even just brought it with us on our overnight flight to England 🙂 Happy weekend!

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