I’m linking up with Narci, Andrea and Erika today and sharing my Friday Favorites today. This week’s edition: A Big Random Assortment…
Okay, if you’re a mom out there that has some of these at home, you already know why I’m obsessed with them…if you’re a mom out there that doesn’t have these, you need to get in your car right now and drive to Target…
It’s called a Snackeez and it’s flipping BRILLIANT!
My mom bought my kids each one of these and honestly, I was so excited that at one point, I’m pretty sure Andrew asked me to stop talking about it.
It’s a cup and straw with a snack portion inside. So, I can give my kids a drink and some goldfish crackers and send them to the playroom for a movie, they’re great for carpool line…whatever…it’s just so handy! The other day, I had hummus inside of one for me during carpool line (with a few carrots stuck in there). No mess, dishwasher safe, fabulous.
See…you snack stays nice and dry in the top portion and your drink is underneath. My mom said she bought them at Target but I’m pretty sure they’re available other places too. Seriously, a genius idea. You will use them as much as your kiddos :).
I love Apple Cider Vinegar and use it in a lot of recipes (especially fall recipes), but did you know it was good at removing product build up in hair?
About six months ago or so, I saw this on Pinterest (I think) and started doing it and now, I use it once a week. This stuff is better than any clarifying shampoo I’ve ever used. You know sometimes the crown of your head will get build up from hair styling products (especially dry shampoo)? Well, I just take about a half of a cup of this in the shower with me, pour it over the crown of my head and scrub it into my roots and then shampoo and condition as usual and it gets it all out.
My hair is color treated and it doesn’t affect it at all (and my hair doesn’t smell like vinegar either because of the shampooing afterwards). Try it and let me know what you think! I use Bragg (pictured above) but I’m sure all work the same.
Oh goodness! Ladies…this quote has weighed heavy on my heart for a week now. I pinned this quote last week but it really didn’t hit me until this last Sunday at church.
I remember it like it was yesterday…it was October 2007 and Andrew and I went to Sunday school one morning to find out that the 11th couple in our class was expecting a baby (11 women in our class got pregnant during the 2 years that I was trying).
Just that morning, Andrew had stuck two syringes full of fertility medicine into my abdomen (like he did every single day), I had swallowed a handful of fertility drugs and put on my “happy face” and headed to church to learn that someone else in our class was capable of being pregnant…just not me (oh I was capable, I just miscarried when I did get pregnant). After Sunday School, we headed to our main worship center and I remember sitting there for an hour having the biggest pity party in my head. I was so defeated.
Fast forward to this past Sunday, I was sitting there in that same worship center with my sweet daughter Ashby in my lap and this quote really got to me. I had been fighting this huge battle to get to motherhood and look…seven years later, I’m a mom to three. My kids didn’t come as planned (none of them did!)…but God never left my side. It was worth every second of those two years of darkness to get me where I am today…and if I had to do it all over again, I would. They were all worth it.
I don’t know what battle you’re fighting today but just know, God hasn’t left you. He didn’t forget about you. When you get to the other side, I truly believe, you’ll appreciate the journey.
Speaking of those three kids (and to get us to a much lighter note!), my friend Tori sent me this bracelet this week…
…Tori and her sister Desiree create hand-stamped jewelry and so they made me one with my kiddos’ initials. I’m in love.
And many, many, many, many of you have asked me about these shoes…
…my pink Sketchers :). Listen, ladies…if you have a trip to Disney coming up, Europe, NYC…anywhere where you’ll be walking a lot, these are the shoes you need. Let’s be honest, they’re not exactly fashion forward…but they’re super, super comfy and in my opinion, cuter than wearing regular old tennis shoes. I’ve blogged about them before because I also wore them a lot when we went to Spain…
They come in every color under the rainbow plus your neutrals like black and grey…honestly, they are just the perfect shoe for traveling. I also throw them in my washing machine and wash them often too and they still hold up. I bought mine two years ago and still wear them a lot. You can see pink here and then other colors here.
Oh my goodness! If you have not seen Jimmy Fallon and the cast of Saved By the Bell on the Tonight Show, you must click here. I am such a child of the ’90s and that show was my life back then. I was OBSESSED with every episode :). This video is sheer genius! Seriously, if you liked SBTB, you will LOVE this. Make sure you scroll and watch the one that says “full clip”.