Hey, hey Friday!
I mean…I really don’t know what day it is, but if everyone insists that it’s Friday, I’m not going to argue. My week feels super off and honestly, I would have said Tuesday, but I’ll take your word for it 😉 .
Earlier this week, I did a poll asking what today’s post should be and the results were pretty close…
…so, today’s post is mostly Friday Faves with a bit of packing thrown in for good measure.
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!! I’m going to hang out with my grandparents a bit which is always a blessing.
…before our trip to London, we hung out with our Besties which is ALWAYS a fun time!
After that, we celebrated…
…Mr. Smith’s 12th birthday!! If you’re local, we had this VERY delicious chocolate gluten-free cake from Unrefined Bakery in Frisco. It was SO delicious! If you didn’t know it was g-free, you wouldn’t have known.
I came in the family room and saw this nugget reading her new Peppa book. It makes my heart SO HAPPY that I have another little reader in the house. She was clearly enjoying the book 😉 .
Give me all the family time. In a few weeks, we’ll be deep into baseball/soccer/volleyball season, but for now, we’re savoring all the weekends without the business.
Helllllllo?! Have you and your family watched Encanto yet?! Oh my word! WE ARE OBSESSED! I think we’ve watched it 4 billion times. Maybe 5 billion. This new movie on Disney+ is adorable!!! If you love great music and feel good fun, watch it. It’s seriously just so, so, so cute! Kensington (my teenager!) says it’s her favorite movie, so it’s perfect for kids of all ages.
What did I pack for London?
Well, I aimed for layers and neutrals this trip!
Here are a few of my outfits from the flight to site-seeing, when we saw Hamilton and more!
At DFW about to board my 10 hour flight to London! I wore my Spanx leggings (the best!) with a black sweatshirt (not current), and my denim jacket. My Sorel boots were perfect for the airport walkin’ too!
Does this blouse say “Happy Valentine’s dinner” or what?! It packed so well too!
Speaking of “packed well and didn’t wrinkle”…this black dress will be on repeat! I loved the length, I loved the slit, I loved the ribbing (so flattering!)…and I loved how soft and comfy it was. I could have worn this on the plane! Also, aren’t my booties cute?! I wore them almost every single night! They were comfortable, the heel height was perfect…loved.
Please note, you’ll see me wearing this necklace in every picture too 🙂 .
Speaking of which…
...this jumpsuit was STELLAR! I am normally not a jumpsuit girl, but when I went into the store, the nice lady helping me insisted I try it on. I love it so much!!! I will be wearing this one on repeat. It runs TTS.
…and hat and scarf 🙂 .
But how do I pack it all???? See Fave #4!
Awwwww…all praise to the packing cube!
Now, I did an entire post on why I don’t travel ANYWHERE without my packing cubes a few years ago. You can read it HERE. I don’t care if I’m leaving for one night, I use packing cubes. We pack every single item in there when we travel.
For this trip, I organized my clothes and shoes by colors and placed them folded on my bed. Then, I brought out my cubes…
…packed them in there (all nice and snug), dropped them in my suitcase and was ready to go! Everything from my undies to my shoes (which I later added to large cubes, not pictured) were in…
…my suitcase and I was ready to go!
My last Fave for this last Friday in January…
…I’m sharing my Crazy Good Breakfast Casseroles.
From sausage to bacon, veggies, potatoes, and oh so much cheese, your weekend needs one of these EASY recipes!!
That’s it for this week! I had such a great trip, but I am very glad to be back here with YOU! I’ll see you all on Monday! xx