Issues I am Loving Friday #476

Hey, hey, hey it’s Friiiday! The weekend is right here and we’re prepared for it! Our crew is Florida-bound immediately and we can’t wait to spend a number of time on the seaside with household. We’ve been craving salt water, surf and sand all summer time lengthy and are prepared for tide swimming pools, swimming and extra household time. Prolonged time in Jacksonville with household over the summer time has change into a little bit of a convention and when Chase requested spending his eighth birthday in Florida, we blocked out the dates round his birthday for our go to. My mother’s birthday was additionally yesterday so we’ll be celebrating a few July birthdays throughout our go to!

I’m certain I’ll take you guys alongside for the Florida enjoyable throughout our go to however till then I wished to share this week’s roundup of favorites, Issues I’m Loving Friday type! Take pleasure in your weekend, my mates!

Issues I’m Loving Friday

Throughout my sister’s go to to our home a few weeks in the past, I observed some personalised silicone identify bands round my niece’s water bottles. They instantly caught out at me as a result of the identify decals I’ve been utilizing on our boys’ YETI water bottles not too long ago started peeling after I put them within the dishwasher. (They lasted for fairly some time for us with out peeling and the store I ordered them from particularly says they’re not dishwasher secure so I’m undecided why I made a decision to danger it. Oops!) Anyway, after I noticed the water bottle identify bands Leslie had for her ladies, I requested the place she obtained them and naturally she mentioned Etsy! I ordered three for our boys and so they’re improbable!! I like that they are often transferred to varied water bottles since, as our boys get larger, they’re utilizing water bottles of various sizes relying on the day and exercise. (The boys additionally mentioned the tie dye bands I ordered make it simpler to identify their water bottles from a pile of water bottles throughout camp days which is one other perk!) I simply thought this was such a genius thought and needed to share for anybody else on the market who would possibly must label water bottles for his or her youngsters.

Since Pepper came into our lives very quickly final fall, we didn’t have plenty of time to prepare for our new furry member of the family. This meant we arrived at PetSmart with Pepper in our arms in the future and stocked up on all the pet and little canine issues we would have liked that we didn’t have already got readily available from Sadie. Pepper’s collar was a scorching pink factor we grabbed that day that was small however not fairly sufficiently small. She slipped out of it a variety of instances however I might by no means discover something smaller for her on the pet retailer. I additionally figured we must always have a tag made for her with our cellphone quantity on it however all of them appeared so enormous and dangly for such a tiny canine.

I then realized I ought to verify Etsy as a result of Etsy of us are all types of inventive. I discovered precisely what I used to be on the lookout for within the type of a small leather collar with a personalized metal plate! We wanted an additional further small dimension for Pepper which was a lot more durable to search out than I anticipated however the opinions from different tiny canine house owners made me assume the collars bought by this store would work for Pepper. It was a slam dunk and I really feel so a lot better figuring out Pepper is correctly tagged (she’s additionally microchipped) and sporting a collar that matches her effectively.

My score: A

I listened to the audiobook model of Part of Your World by Abby Jimenez and it felt like such a cheerful little escape. The dialog between the principle characters and one of many foremost characters and her finest pal had me smiling a lot and laughing out loud quite a few instances. It was only a deal with and made me genuinely stay up for folding laundry and unloading the dishwasher so I might hear! (I additionally might or might not have had a “guide crush” on Daniel. Haha!) That is the third guide I’ve learn by this creator and it was my favourite of the three.

The narration of A part of Your World flip flops forwards and backwards between Alexis and Daniel, an unlikely pair who meet when Alexis finds herself in a small city in want of a tow after she swerves off the highway to keep away from hitting a racoon. She’s recent out of a 7-year relationship together with her surgeon boyfriend and nobody is extra shocked than Alexis when she finds herself making a pre-dawn escape again to her home within the hoodie of the person who saved her, a horny carpenter named Daniel.

Daniel is a decade youthful than Alexis and her exact opposite on paper. Alexis is a profitable and really rich physician, tasked with carrying on her household’s 150-year medical legacy, whereas Daniel is struggling to save lots of the household home-turned-bed-and-breakfast that’s been in his household for years. Regardless of their variations, they’re drawn to one another with an intense ferocity, each intellectually and bodily, although they each know their relationship can by no means be greater than surface-level. Their lives are too completely different and their worlds are utterly incompatible… so why can neither of them break it off?

I’m not dedicating a whole weblog publish to the finds from this yr’s Nordstrom sale however I did take a while to buy the sale earlier this week and wished to spotlight a few of my favourite finds for anybody else on the market who may be !



  • True & Co Racerback Bra (That is the bra I like for beneath summer time tanks! It’s tremendous gentle, extremely snug and on sale for nearly $20 lower than what I paid.)
  • Bombas No-Show Socks (My go-to socks to put on with sneakers each for the health club and in addition my informal white sneakers.)
  • Sam Edelman Western Boot (I like pairing my western boots with clothes, midi skirts and denims within the fall and winter months.)
  • Beige Yaya Sandals (The proper easy heel to pair with the whole lot. I wore the same pair to my cousin’s rehearsal dinner.)
  • Barefoot Dreams Socks (A present I obtained from Ryan and Chase and one thing I genuinely stay up for sporting all winter lengthy! I grabbed a pair to have readily available for vacation gifting.)
  • Honeydew Star Seeker Pajamas (I ordered these as a result of they simply look so comfortable! Plus, I like Honeydew pajamas and have all the time discovered them to be light-weight and supreme for the summer-to-fall transition and really comfortable.)
  • Bernado Puffer Jacket (I put on my lengthy black puffer continuous within the winter and this one is cute and appears so heat!)


  • Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eyeshadow (I’m not an enormous eyeshadow individual however these are my favourite for a pure, easy-to-use, not-too-perfect look.)
  • Blissy Silk Pillowcase (My mother gave these to me and my sister for Christmas one yr and so they’re the perfect. I sleep on mine each evening.)
  • Supergoop! Sunscreen (We flew by sunscreen sooner than ever this yr since we’ve had individuals over to swim within the lake quite a bit and prefer to have sunscreen out for our company to make use of. Supergoop! is our absolute favourite so I ordered this set to restock!)
  • Slip Pure Silk Scrunchies (The mild hair ties I exploit to tug again my hair earlier than mattress each evening.)


  • Tucker + Tate Jacket (I ordered this one for Chase in the course of the Nordstrom sale years in the past and it’s the proper transitional fall jacket all of our boys have worn and liked!)
  • Tucker + Tate Denim Jacket (Such a cute possibility for little ladies! A pal gave us the same one as a hand-me-down for the boys and I like the denim type with softer sleeves.)


  • Stokke Highchair (The highchair my sister has for her youngsters. She raves about it and I like that it could convert to a chair and final for years.)
  • Bedside Bassinet (Our boys slept subsequent to our mattress in a bassinet for the primary 6-ish months of their lives. This one is gorgeous!)
  • Rocker Chair (A rocker chair was one of many solely “new” gadgets we obtained after we had child #3 and effectively price it!!)



My Simple Skincare Routine (Easy is the one option to go for me + my skincare!)

natural clean skincare favorites

Easy Coconut Granola (Coconut lovers, it is a must-make because it makes use of equal components coconut and oats.)

Query of the Day

What’s one factor you’re loving this week?