Hello there St. Patrick’s Day!
Green is my favorite color (then navy) and the Lowes are from Ireland…so…that must mean I should celebrate today, right? And by celebrate, I mean go on the first grade field trip to the zoo.
Everyone wish me luck 😉 .
I made green pancakes for breakfast, packed little bits of green into their school lunches and we’re going to celebrate with dinner and Smith’s baseball tournament tonight. Here’s hoping you have a fun St. Paddy’s Day Friday too!
And before we begin today’s post, we have some sweet, sweet winners to announce from this…
On Monday, I teamed up with four of my favorite friends to give 10 women battling cancer blardigans in Manda’s honor. Well, the blessings did not stop there. This week, we had several other women offer to anonymously give blardigans to more winners, so instead of 10 winners, today, we have 20. Praise the Lord! How amazing is that?! I just love the sweet women who read this blog. You bless me daily. Here are the names of the 20 winners. Each blardigan will be sent directly to a brave fighter battling cancer right now. If you won, please email me at email@example.com and we will get your blardigan out to you as soon as possible. God bless each and every one of you.
The winners are on the left and the person they nominated on the right:
Angela Tuchscherer- Susan
Owl Mom- Tracy Brown
Jodi Guntle- Rosie
Celeste Clark- Alison D.
Jill Thompson- Michelle B.
Jennifer McDonald- Jill W.
Caroline- Wendy Crawford
Mollie- her best friend Molly
Julie- Lisa Fowler
Ursula Evertt- Brenda
Heather Hernandez- Shannon
Denise Domingue- Sequoia
Katie- Elise Bethel
Christine Wilken- Robin
Emily- her older sister Holly
Jen Weber- Becky
Meredith Hollowell- L.A.
Laura Cox- Karen
For those of you who like to pray, might I suggest we take the names of these 20 brave women and commit to pray for them? You can also go back to the original post and pray for hundreds more.
All right, just like every Friday, I’m linking up with three of my favorite friends, Andrea, Erika and Narci and sharing some of my favorite things…but this Friday is extra special because I’m partnering with Nordstrom, talking all things Nordstrom spring and giving away some stuff too (Woohoo! Thank you Nordstrom!!). I don’t know about you…but I needed a little bit of happiness to wrap up my week and what better way than to do a whole post dedicated to Spring Things. Make sure you read the entire post…giveaway at the bottom :)!!
Right out of the gate…the perfect spring outfit for me (a.k.a. lots of layers and pieces I can wear any time of the year!)…
I wore my other denim jacket so much that I decided it was time to update it with this new style. Denim jacket, check. Striped tee, check. White jeans, check. Cute necklace that goes with anything, check. Navy Converse, check. A complete outfit that I can wear now and then piece by piece throughout the year, check, check, check.
I wore this outfit when I took my four kids to the dentist. Otherwise known as one of the least favorite things I’ve ever done 😉 .
So, all of these finds come from Nordstrom just like some of my favorite spring makeup products (because aren’t you ready to lighten up your beauty/makeup routine for warmer weather?!?! I am!!!)…so that leads us to number two this week…
With the change in season, comes a change in my makeup/beauty routine. I like lighter, less coverage and nothing heavy (because it’s just so darn hot and humid where I live!). Here are some of my very favorite spring makeup products…
…and none of them are new :). These are the products I wear every year and have told you about time and time again. They’re tried and true favorites of mine. First, the Laura Geller blush/bronzer combo is something I cannot live without. It gives you just the right color in one product (instead of using two separate products). Seriously, this is one of my very favorite things to wear when the weather warms up! Perfect color! It comes in 7 colors and I almost always get Sunswept. My two favorite spring glosses both come from Nars: Istria and Turkish Delight. They go on light and stay on without being sticky. Follow that up with Nars’ The Multiple sticks for just a pop of color on either your cheeks, lids or lips. Right now, they have three new shades out for spring and I flipped over this one here (Cote Basque). These three colors are limited editions and will be gone in no time flat! And finally, my very favorite SFP for your face (that doubles as a primer too!), Cliniques’ Super City Block. I’ve probably gushed about this sunblock at least a thousand times on here…but it’s a favorite for a reason…it’s FANTASTIC!
And you can always see that entire post I did on my favorite beauty products HERE. These are all my staples!!
My third favorite this week? A dress and a romper. Yes! I said ROMPER. (A word I didn’t think I would use. Ever.)
I’ve told you about this black dress approximately 9,000 times. I bought it almost three years ago and wear it ALL.THE.TIME. This was me wearing it in 2016…
…I rested in it because I was so emotionally exhausted from the experience ;).
And then I ordered this dress for a trip I’m going to take but when it arrived, I had a problem putting it on…
…BECAUSE IT IS A ROMPER. What??? It clearly says that online but I clearly did not read it and thank goodness I didn’t because I never would have purchased a romper but I LOVE IT SO MUCH! This pic is awful but I wanted you to see it. I literally had just opened it and put it on when I snapped the picture (hence bare feet and dirty hair).
I wanted you to see the side. See, the “romper” part is hidden…
…I love it! I’m going to wear it with wedges on vacation and then my sandals for things around here. I was so pleased with my romper :).
Since I’m sharing all things spring…have you checked out my Pinterest boards??? I have the BEST spring boards! (I just love Pinterest so much!).
I just took a pic of my computer screen to show you. A little something to wear, something to eat, something to celebrate, something for the garden and something to keep you fit. Find me on Pinterest HERE.
I’m feeling very much like spring with all of these vacations I’m planning (so many tropical destinations!). Did you read Narci’s posts this week? We just sent her family on a Disney Land & Sea vacation (part Disney Cruise, part Disney World). Look how cute they are…
And then here too…
To read her recap of the Disney Cruise portion, click HERE and the Disney World portion, click HERE. And to talk to me about a vacation, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org . We love, love, love planning vacations!
Since it’s St. Paddy’s Day, I couldn’t leave out this as a favorite…
…all of my favorite St. Patrick’s Day recipes in one place. Click HERE to see my simple, seasonal and super fun recipes!
…a copy of my newest cookbook Kids in the Kitchen!
All you need to do is complete the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win. The winners will be announced on Monday!
It’s easy. Here’s how:
1. Order Kids in the Kitchen from your favorite retailer
2. E-mail proof of purchase, your shipping address, and choice of free book to email@example.com
3. Look for a confirmation email with details on when you can expect your FREE book
*While supplies last. Quantities are limited so claim yours soon!
I’m so proud of this one!
Whew! That’s it for Friday Favorites! Good luck!!!