Friday Favorites

It’s Friday…and we’re on vacation!!!

If you missed it yesterday on Instagram, we are in Walt Disney World today with the Slaughter family.

Four adults, eight kids, lots of Disney fun…how can that not be a blast?!  I’m going to be blogging next week and then we’ll be posting lots of pics on FB and Instagram.  In the meantime, just like every Friday, I’m linking up with three of my best girl friends, AndreaErika and Narci today and sharing my Friday Favorites.   Happy Friday, friends!

Did you hear my Girlfriend Chat with my dad this week?!?!  I just LOVE my dad and I truly think this phone call captured “us”.  If you missed it, you can listen HERE.

Um, has anyone else been using this lately…

…I have been seeing commercials for Walmart’s free 2-day shipping, so I tried it out and geez!  That was easy!  I wanted to get random things for our trip like sunscreen and such, so I went on, ordered it (it told me which products were available for free 2-day shipping and which weren’t), I ordered and it was delivered.  I’ve always considered myself more a “Target girl” than a “Walmart girl”…but let’s be real, I’m actually a “anyone who delivers stuff to my house for free in only two days girl”.

So, I have had a lot of questions lately about my strapless bra and undie situation.  Like A LOT!  So…here you go 😉 .  Sheaffer told me years ago to buy THIS strapless bra and it is THE BEST.  I honestly find it as comfy as a normal bra.  During the warmer months, I wear it every single day.  Sheaffer also convinced me to buy Hanky Panky undies.  For like a year, I refused because 1. they seemed expensive and 2. many of them are one size fits all.  What?  How can underwear be one size fits all?  About six weeks ago, I broke down and bought one pair, and now, I’ll never go back.  They feel like butter.  Is that weird?  Because that’s exactly what I think they feel like.  They are INSANELY soft and comfortable.  I’m telling you, I called my mom and told her to buy some STAT.  Thank you, Sheaffer. xo

Look at my jewelry gang…

…for this trip, I decided I needed something better than a baggie to store my jewelry in (because I legit have been doing that!), so I bought THIS on Amazon and bam!  My jewelry is all packed up nicely!

I’m like so in love!!

Here it is all folded up…

…and then here’s a pic with my hand so that you can see the size of it (not that big at all!).  Annnnnnnd no, my nails aren’t polished.  It’s like seeing a unicorn, right?! 😉

Hi, my name is Shay and I’m obsessed with making freezer jam…

I have 18 jars in my freezer right now.

And I’m only getting started.

My friend Amanda told me that she makes a ton of freezer jam year around and her family loves it, so I tried and yup, my family is a HUGE fan.  This is like the easiest way EVER to make jam.  Just buy a box of pectin (right there on the pudding/jello aisle) and the recipe is inside the box.  I’ve made raspberry and blackberry so far, but my kids have given me a list of other jams they would like to see. Who knew making freezer jam could be so much fun?!

And wrapping up today…

this cute tee.

I thought it screamed “transitional” weather.  I bought the striped version but it comes in solids too.  I’m wearing it with my favorite shoes for transitional weather and a tank underneath.  Hello, spring!

That’s it for this Friday!  Sending you lots of love from Walt Disney World!!!

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  • Reply Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog March 9, 2018 at 4:37 am

    Disney world with the whole family sounds like so much fun!! I wish I had siblings growing up! 🙂 Also, I’d brought too many nectarines and what a coincidence, I’m actually going to make jam out of it tomorrow! Can’t wait. 😀

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • Reply Deanna Zehr March 9, 2018 at 5:17 am

    Having WalMart delivered means not having to enter WalMart…a definite win in my book! 🙂 Enjoy your Magical Vacation!!

  • Reply Sarah March 9, 2018 at 5:36 am

    Disney World!!!! That sounds amazing!!! We are thinking of going there for my daughter’s 6th birthday in May! (Well, we’d probably go in June once school is out.) So, I cannot wait to read your review and tips! Hope you all have a BLAST!

  • Reply Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams March 9, 2018 at 5:48 am

    Lol my first thought in that picture with your hand was “she isn’t wearing any nail polish omg” I’m giving my nails a breather this week and I kind of like it. I have also listen to Sheaffer in the past and bought undies she recommended and they are the best! Have so much fun at Disney with the crew!
    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

  • Reply Nicole J March 9, 2018 at 6:02 am

    I love making jam with my boys too!
    Try strawberry-banana …. absolutely delicious!
    Also, I just ordered the shirt … I’m trying to lose weight and I like the gathering detailing ( camouflage the mom tummy!)
    Enjoy your vacation!

  • Reply Sheaffer Sims March 9, 2018 at 6:23 am

    You’re welcome. Happy to have made your life better in this way. 🙂

  • Reply Narci Dreffs March 9, 2018 at 6:27 am

    Sheaffer talked me into those Hanky Panky undies too! They are amazing! Have great Friday in Disney World!!! Xoxo

  • Reply Elspeth Mizner March 9, 2018 at 6:54 am

    So fun!!! Have the best time in Disney!!!

  • Reply Alexis deZayas March 9, 2018 at 6:55 am

    Have so much fun on your trip!! And that tee is too cute!

  • Reply Laurel March 9, 2018 at 6:55 am

    How exciting! I’ll be at Disney tomorrow with a group of girlfriends! Have fun! ☺️

  • Reply cathy March 9, 2018 at 7:04 am

    FYI – Those strapless bras are on sale at Macys for $29.99

  • Reply Diane VandenPlas * Snowflakes & Coffeecakes March 9, 2018 at 7:04 am

    Blackberry Jam and reading Jamberry Books with my kiddos – great memories and fabulous jam! Have fun in Disney World!

  • Reply Lisa March 9, 2018 at 7:08 am

    Do you find the jewelry holder takes up more room in your luggage that you want? We are carry on people when we fly so space is valuable. The snack baggies take up very little room!

    • Reply Mix and Match Mama March 10, 2018 at 6:38 am

      I carried it on and thought it was light and didn’t take up much room at all. Why did I wait so long?

  • Reply Sarah March 9, 2018 at 7:39 am

    Love the jewelry organizer! I need to get my hands on one 😍

  • Reply Laurie S March 9, 2018 at 8:10 am

    Happy vacationing! Your hands look more pretty and much younger without the polish. It’s good to give your nails/skin a rest from from the polish and chemicals.

  • Reply Janie March 9, 2018 at 8:13 am

    Bravo on Girlfriend Chat with Dad ! He is such an inspiration & nice hearing his voice. Have a wonderful time in Disney !

  • Reply Julie March 9, 2018 at 8:22 am

    I’m trying to picture booking fast passes for your crew! (Former Disney planner here ;). I hope you guys have the BEST time. I know there’s tons of new stuff now. The Frozen ride! Avatar land! Animal Kingdom nighttime shows. Enjoy every minute and can’t wait to read the recaps. Oh, and eat your way through Epcot for me 🙂

  • Reply Alexa March 9, 2018 at 8:31 am

    I also pack my jewelry into baggies when I travel! Maybe you will convince me to upgrade this terrible habit! 🤪 have a blast on spring break!

  • Reply Angela Ellingson March 9, 2018 at 9:33 am

    That is so tempting about Walmart as I don’t actually like going in there, lol! Good to know!

  • Reply carolyn March 9, 2018 at 9:41 am

    I live about an hour from WWW! If I didn’t have two sick people at my house, I would be right over to have Mickey Mouse ice-cream bars with you and Erika! I feel like the three of us would be besties if we just had the chance!! Sorry it’s a little chilly right now. But better than 100 degrees with 100% humidity!! I love your blog. Hope you make wonderful memories while you’re here. It truly is the most magical place in the world.

  • Reply Marti March 9, 2018 at 10:25 am

    Yes–Love free delivery from Walmart! I’m not a big fan of Walmart, but when the prices are low and I can get it delivered for FREE and not have to actually enter a store?? YES, thank you!

    I am going to order one of the jewelry bags. I have one, but not nearly as nice and organized as that one. It will be perfect for an upcoming cruise.

  • Reply Lizzie @ This Happy Life March 9, 2018 at 10:45 am

    I’ve always wanted to make jam! I know you guys are having so much fun in Disney!!

  • Reply Amanda @ That Inspired Chick March 9, 2018 at 10:56 am

    I was one of the ones who did a double take at your hand with no polish!! hahaha! It really IS like seeing a unicorn!! Hope y’all have the best time on vacation!! That Inspired Chick

  • Reply Dorinda March 9, 2018 at 11:45 am

    You know what’s great about hanky panky. They are made in America so that is part of why they are more expensive. One of my best friends used to be an assistant designer for hanky panky and still loves the brand so much. I used to get freebies when she worked for them.

  • Reply Nicole D March 9, 2018 at 12:44 pm

    We are huge Disney fans going once a year. Would love to hear about your favorite restaurants in the parks / resorts!

  • Reply Kari March 9, 2018 at 2:56 pm

    Psst. Target has free 2 day shipping on many items now too. 😉

  • Reply Beth March 9, 2018 at 5:41 pm

    Ummm Hanky Panky undies are ALL I wear! Isn’t it crazy how comfortable they are?!? No one believes me when I tell them that. 🙂

  • Reply Sue March 9, 2018 at 7:15 pm

    Which hanky panky undies do you wear? Thanks.

  • Reply Kim nations March 9, 2018 at 9:02 pm

    Oh yes the hanky panties are so comfortable!! Have a great time in Disney!!

  • Reply Haley @Cupcakes and Sunshine March 10, 2018 at 6:20 am

    Ah, Disney is the best!! and making this jam ASAP! 🙂

  • Reply Amy March 10, 2018 at 10:31 am

    Cute top! Is that the blue or black stripe?

    • Reply Mix and Match Mama March 11, 2018 at 7:34 am

      blue 🙂

  • Reply Anna March 10, 2018 at 8:07 pm

    Does the strapless bra actually stays in place? I’ve had a few where they want to slip down

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  • Reply Erin Port March 12, 2018 at 9:37 am

    Love that top and I use a jewelry pouch but it ends up being like a baggie 😉 Hope you have the best time on your trip 🙂

  • Reply Kristin March 12, 2018 at 10:02 am

    We LOVE Disney — hope you’ve had a super time!
    What leggings are those? I live in leggings and always looking for more (especially those that aren’t super super tight).

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