Narci, Erika, Andrea, me and you are all set for our Friday Favorites! If you blog, link up and join along. If you don’t, just enjoy ours :).
It doesn’t matter if you’re watching The Bachelor or not…you should be reading Sheaffer’s re-caps. They’re just hysterical! She says what we’re all thinking!
So…because I’m like a huge Michael Buble fan, I saw that he tagged his sister Brandee in an Instagram pic about a year ago and I clicked to check her out.
Well, well, well, I was immediately drawn to Brandee because she is this totally normal mom from Canada that loves holidays, her family, writing and most of all, her kids (remind you of anyone…person with famous brother who is totally normal, loves holidays, her family, writing and her kids…hmmm…sounds familiar to me…). Needless to say, I instantly became a BIG Brandee fan! (And now that I’ve gotten to know her a little better, I’m an even bigger fan…she is truly genuine and down to earth.)
When we were bringing Ashby home, I decided to get some new books for us to read as a family and of course, I bought Brandee’s book O’Shae the Octopus. Y’all…it’s about an octopus with 10 legs instead of 8…he’s different…kind of like Ashby (and many of your kiddos!), different because of a physical formation but just like everyone else on the inside. This book completely spoke to my heart. Our differences make us special…this is what I want my kids to grow up understanding…our differences make us special.
This book is so cute, so heartwarming and exactly what the Shull family needed. You need a copy for your kiddos too (or kids that you know). You can buy Brandee’s book here.
My mudroom makes me happy. Every time I walk past it, it makes me smile.
I have been on a major hunt for jeans to wear with my flats, sandals and such this spring…and it’s been a hard search! I finally found a pair that I love, so I bought them in a dark wash and a white wash (to wear with my wedges and sandals this summer). I love these toothpick jeans from J Crew…
Please excuse my messy closet…I was trying on pants and Ashby was playing with blocks…and my shipping materials. These jeans also come in “tall” if you’re taller. I’m 5’3″ and they regular length fit me just fine. (I’m still obsessed with my grey Converse!)
The white Toothpick aren’t too sheer (white pants can be tricky because you can sometimes see your undies through them). This material was thick enough that it covered everything. As for sizing, I ordered my normal size and they fit great! (And psssst: to find my favorite neutral flats, click here.)
The best news this Friday? I just saw yesterday that J Crew is having a flat 20% off everything with promo code SHOPPINGTIME. Friends, J Crew rarely does this, so this is HUGE!
I’m going to style my white jeans like this…
Ahhhh…is it spring yet???
My Stella & Dot Trunk Show is still going on. If you haven’t looked through their spring catalog, you should :). Click here to see it.