Happy happy Friday, friends!
I’m sitting here all cozy on Nantucket by the fire watching Seinfeld as I type this, but by the time you read it, I’ll be heading back to Dallas. If home is where the heart is, my heart is on an island 30 miles out in the Atlantic…BUT, it’s also with the five people living in a suburb about 20 minutes north of Dallas. It’s always sweet returning home even if I was gone only a short time.
Grab a coffee and settle in, it’s a fun batch of Faves this week!
Working from home on Wednesday and Thursday this week was extra special 🙂 .
There are about a million restaurants opened on Nantucket during the summer (I’ve blogged all about it HERE!), but this time of year, there are really only about three. I mean…maybe more than three, but really, not many. Thankfully, the “three” that are open are some of my favorites. Needless to say, stopping by The Charlie Noble for dinner on Wednesday night was a delicious idea.
Main Street in January.
My favorite spot in the whole wide world is right here.
I’m going to assume it’s the fact that I’m getting older (and my kids are getting older)…or maybe it’s because I’m being “influenced” by other influencers, but I just feel in my bones that this is my one life and it’s probably about halfway over already, so I should really lean into it as much as I can. As a Type-A person, I often try to micromanage the Lord and His plans and well, spoiler alert, things never go well for me when I do it. In this new season of life for me, I’m trying really hard to find as much joy as I can in the everyday. I find so much joy being outside and being here. I’m grateful for the day and a half I was able to visit. I’m grateful I’m able to share a piece of it with you here too.
Last Friday, our sweet Mades won a special award at school. Andrew and I were so excited to surprise her and show up to celebrate her. Every kiddo is different and has their own strengths and weaknesses. I would say that Mades just tries really hard. Some of my kiddos don’t have to/want to try that hard, but Madeley James just always tries her hardest. We were so proud of her!
I posted this photo on IG and it spurred on a lot of DMs about…
…MY JACKET. So, let’s discuss for a minute. I saw, loved and bought this HIT THE SLOPES FLEECE in neon coral when I saw it in store. It comes in 21 colors and even though I typically lean to neutrals, I was drawn to this punchy color to spruce up my winter. I LOVE IT! It’s so soft, it has great pockets, it runs TTS (I bought XS). It’s fabulous!
Well, I was wearing it on that day when Hannah (who works with me) asked me if I’ve seen the Amazon dupe? She showed it to me, so I decided to buy it as well to do a comparison for you…
I bought it in florescent green and would say that the fit and size are the same, but the Amazon one is not as thick and the material feels less supple/cozy. I handed both to Andrew and asked him which one he thought was more expensive, and he did say the first one…so there is a difference, but I think they’re both great depending on what you’re looking for.
Speaking of things I bought in doubles…
Yup, MY TWO PIECE TRACK SET. You know I love this so much, so I bought it in a second color 🙂 . THIS TRACK SET set is soooo cozy and perfect for working from home or running errands. I bought mine in “coffee” and in black, but it comes in so many other colors too!
Another cozy find this week came in the mail…
THIS SWEATER comes in 24 different colors and is just the coziest. It was the perfect top for a winter day.
I don’t know if you’ve seen our forecast in Texas this week, but we’ve been in the 30s and we’ve been in the 70s because…
So needless to say, I’m wearing cozy sweaters, and then I’m also…
These RAFFIA SLIDES exceeded all of my expectations. I am so, so, so happy that I purchased them! They’re going to look so cute all spring (and on warm winter days 😉 ).
My favorite post of the month was this week! If you missed my JANUARY BOOK REVIEW, go back and read it along with the comment section! I promise you, this is the BEST spot for book recs on the internet!
If you’re looking for something sweet to gift your teachers for Valentine’s Day (maybe alone or maybe as a gift along with a gift card), I rounded up a few items…
#1: RIAH FASHION Bohemian Multi-Layer Beaded Stacking Statement Bracelets – Versatile Strand Stretch Sparkly Crystal Beads Wrap Slip-on Cuff Bangle Set
#2: Womens Fuzzy Socks Slipper Soft Cabin Plush Warm Fluffy Winter Christmas Sleep Stocking Stuffers Cozy Adult Socks
#3: Auveach 3 Pack A5 Hardcover Spiral Notebook, 5.7″x 8.5″ Journal for Women Spiral Bound, Spiral Journal Notebook with Back Pocket, 160 Pages, Heart Pattern, for Office and School Supplies
#4: Paper Mate Flair Felt Tip Pens, Medium Point (0.7 mm), Limited Edition Candy Pop Pack Marker Pens, 24 Count
#5: I Teach The Sweetest Hearts Rainbow Teacher Valentines Day T-Shirt
#6: Valentines Day Teacher Shirts Women: My Class is Full of Sweet Hearts T Shirt Valentines Gifts Short Sleeve Graphic Tees Top
#7: Valentine Candy Hearts Stickers / 500 Valentine’s Day Labels / 1 1/8″ Heart Envelope Seals
#8: Teacher Appreciation Gifts – Teacher Gifts for Women – Thank You Teacher Gifts, Gifts for Teachers Women – Teacher Gift Ideas – Valentines Day Gifts for Teachers, Teacher Valentine Gift – Can Glass
#9: Tiny Expressions Coffee Gift Card Holders with White Envelopes (4 Valentine Card Holders)
#10: Glen Mila 13oz Cute Coffee Mugs for Women Bone China Coffee Mug Cute Mugs Christmas Mugs birthday Gifts for Mom Friends (pink heart)
#11: Stanley Quencher H2.0 FlowState Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Tumbler with Lid and Straw for Water, Iced Tea or Coffee, Smoothie and More
#12: Heart Shape Sticky Notes 8 Color Bright Colorful Sticky Pad 75 Sheets/Pad Self-Sticky Note Pads
#13: SOL DE JANEIRO Brazilian Bum Bum Cream
#14: Taylors of Harrogate Classic Tea Variety Box, 48 Count (Pack of 1)
I like to gift our teachers gift cards for the classroom and/or themselves along with some little seasonal/festive goodie too. I hope these ideas help!
Awwwww, well this is probably my favorite Fave this week.
Last weekend, Andrew and I had thirteen 8th grade boys spend the night at our house so that they could participate in Disciple Now at our church. THAT’S 14 FOURTEEN YEAR OLD BOYS AT MY HOUSE. And you know what? THEY WERE PRECIOUS!! Oh my word, they were all so sweet!! I mean, they ate so much. SO MUCH, but they were the sweetest, and we were so happy to have Smith and 13 of his buddies under our roof and at our church last weekend. This is such a great group of boys. I feel very, very blessed that these are Smith’s buddies.
Finally, it wouldn’t be February without a few of my favorite treats 🙂 .
Whether you’re sharing these with neighbors, friends, co-workers or just whipping them up for after school treats or a festive dessert, they’re just happy. Who doesn’t need a little happy occasionally?
That wraps up my Friday! I’m headed back to McKinney right now to see my peeps.
Here’s wishing you a wonderful, wonderful winter weekend! xx