Friday, October 14, 2016

Friday Five

{One} Fashion Favorite. I have recently fallen back in love with Old Navy, especially for cute baby outfits. I am very picky when it comes to buying outfits for Caroline. I try and avoid writing like "Mommy's Favorite", neon colors (They are everywhere!) and busy patterns. I love simple outfits that make her look like a BABY. Unless you are a parent you would not believe the clothing choices for babies. I don't want my little girl to be dressed like a teenager. 

{Two} Family Photos. I am so thrilled that this year our family photos will include our sweet baby girl! I could kick myself for not getting newborn or milestone photos done as a family. Looking forward to documenting our little family with a 8 month old! Now all I have to do is figure out outfits!

{Three} Bible Study. This month I started a new bible study with my mom's group called So Long Insecurity by Beth Moore. I'm excited to start digging into the study and say goodbye to so many worries. 

{Four} Sampling Samples. As part of the Influenster blogger program I occasionally receive products to try. This week I got a package featuring a variety of health and beauty products which I am thrilled to try. My favorite may be the epson salts which are perfect after a long day on your feet.

{Five} Weekend Plans. Tomorrow we are taking Caroline to her first trip to the Zoo. I am so excited to see her reactions to all the animals. I have a feeling that this trip is much more for us than her though.  Especially since her favorite animal right now is Charlie and does not seem not notice others. 

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Monday, October 10, 2016

Weekly Meal Plan

This week's meal plan is getting drafted a bit late. We spent the weekend safely riding out the storm and I spent very little time on the computer. Thankfully Hurricane Matthew did minimal damage to our area but the same can not be said for the rest of eastern NC. It is heartbreaking to see many wonderful areas of our state underwater and experiencing so much damage.

I'm happy to report that last week's recipes were a huge hit. My favorite was the one pan chicken dinner with the french onion soup being a close second. Here is this week's menu.

Monday- Company Pot Roast

Tuesday- Twice Baked Potatoes

Wednesday- Date Night

Thursday- Chicken Enchiladas

Friday- Dinner Out

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Friday, October 7, 2016

Friday Five

Quite a lot happening around our house this week. Caroline has finally recovered from her first big cold. There was lots of snuggles, humidifiers and boogie suctioning over the past two weeks. Also, my parents are officially residents of Wake Forest! I am beyond grateful for two wonderful parents that have majorly downsized to move from the coast to be closer to their granddaughter. They moved just in time as Hurricane Matthew is headed up the coast. Oh and I may or may not be headed to Wilmington on Saturday for work. Oh how I hate hurricane season. Praying for the Caribbean and south eastern US this weekend. Now that y'all are al caught up here are a few things I am loving this week. 

{One} Fashion + Function. Statement necklaces are my go to as a way to pull together and dress up a basic outfit. High Strung is a local shop that features a variety of long necklaces and chunky bracelets. Since they are made from unpainted natural wood, I don't feel bad when Caroline chews on it! This horn necklace is the next one on my list. 

{Two} Healthy Crockpot Meals. On days that I work and go to the gym I come home exhausted and not in the mood to cook dinner. That is why I have fallen in love with the crockpot! Some of my favorite crockpot meals are pot roast and salsa chicken. I have been looking to expand to more healthy options and love all of these recpies by delish. Can't wait to try the Pumpkin Chili! 

{Three} Subscription Services. I just signed up for Rocksbox and am quite nervous/excited about it. I wear the same 4-5 pieces of jewelry every day plus a statement necklace or two. I have quite a few events coming up so I thought Rocksbox would be a great way to add a little bling to outfits I already have in my closet. Has anyone else tried it? I feel like I am quite late to this trend. 

{Four} Dry Shampoo. I have been looking for a cheaper alternative to my all time favorite dry shampoo by Living Proof. Dove dry shampoo has been a favorite but does not compare to the volume and lasting power of Living Proof. I am hoping to give a few a try and report back on my favorite drugstore finds. Right now I am using Toni and Guy's Texture Dry and love it! What's your fav?

{Five} Happy Friday!! I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. Keeping everyone on the east coast and Caribbean in my prayers as Hurricane Matthew passes through this weekend. 

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