Jan 22, 2016

Life: Friday Favorites

Happy Friday loves!  Who is ready for this rumored insane Winter weather we are supposed to get in the Northeast this weekend?  Not me!  I wanted snow for so long, but it has to come the one weekend I really don't need it to!  Such is life.  No matter what, I am so happy it is finally Friday!  These weeks are zipping by, but I am always happy to see a weekend!  I haven't done any sort of Friday round up in ages, so this seemed like the week to get back into it!  I'm linking up with my girl Amanda to share my loves lately...

Before we discuss anything, can you please read Vogue's Take on American vs. French Women?  I was practically peeing my pants laughing at this.  It's amazing.

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+  Greyson turned four last Saturday and I was a hot mess.  I'm more distressed with my children's birthdays than I ever am with my own anymore.  They literally do grow up SO fast and I just wish I could slow it all down.  I was young when I had Avery so I feel like I didn't fully grasp that concept, but as I get older, I realize just how quickly childhood goes by.  Sappy mom rant over.  We spent his birthday with my parents at an indoor boardwalk called iPlay America.  If you live in New Jersey or the Philadelphia area, this place is totally worth the drive.  Josh and I were killing it on basketball and skee-ball and the kids had such a great time!

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+  I'm starting to get my wardrobe (and hopefully waistline) ready for a girls' trip to Mexico next month.  We had planned this so long ago and I can't believe the date is quickly approaching.  There are so many amazing sales lately that I have been update to update my Summer wardrobe way before I need to.  I just need to up my diet game!

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Speaking of diets, I am on day 12 of the 24 Day Cleanse.  It hasn't been my best performance, but I am really happy with how I am doing with it overall.  I'm hoping for results and a lot of change in my food behaviors.  Fiber drinks are NO JOKE yo!  Amanda and I were chatting about how much we like being nosy and reading about other people's diets and food diaries.  I was thinking of doing a whole cleanse round up next week!

That's some overnight oats in the cup right there.  These are a busy morning lifesaver! The recipe is this:  one cup almond milk, 1/2 cup organic oatmeal, one tablespoon chia seeds, one tablespoon ground flax seed, dash of alcohol free vanilla and a couple of spoonfuls of coconut sugar.  Let sit over night in the fridge.  I heat it up in the microwave the next morning and top with sliced fruit.  It's awesome, easy and filling!

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Can I please get a praise hands for this beauty, Gotham City center and all?  My friend and interior designer, Helen ordered this piece for the fugly backside of our couch which faces the entrance to our living room.  It's all kinds of amazing and stores the kids' toys and hides the icky part of the couch.  It was a huge steal!  If you're interested in it let me know and I can put you in touch with the most fab designer!

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When I spotted this beauty on Instagram, I was in love.  I'm such a sucker for anything on wheels (mobility!) and any sort of Kallax product.  I will be coercing Josh into helping me put wheels on one of these and finding the perfect spot for it asap!  Thoughts on where it could go?  I already have two bar carts, so I think I need to rule that option out.  

I am off to re-jigger our entire weekend thanks to Snowmaggedon 2016, including a toddler party and a planned overnight trip.  Stay warm friends!

Thank you for reading and have a fabulous weekend!  -xx

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  1. We made that DIY last year from IKEA and it's our bar cart!! I love it!! Outfit planning is the best - I plan on doing that this weekend!! Happy Friday! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  2. Good luck this weekend! Hope you guys don't get as much snow as they're predicting! Obsessed with that print from Mara Hoffman! And that bar cart is gorgeous! I want that pitcher on the top! Happy Friday love! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

  3. I am seriously obsessed with overnight oats, it is the most filling breakfast ever I just have to remember to actually do it the night before!

  4. So much goodness!! I love what your friend Helen got for you - I follow her on IG - her spaces are so gorgeous! Yay to a girls trip to Mexico, sounds awesome!! And yes to the food diary post next week - you know I'm all over that one haha. Have a great weekend, and stay warm!

  5. You're going to have a fabulous girls trip to Mexico! And LOL at the French women vs. American women. Spot on! Happy Friday sweet friend <3
    Green Fashionista

  6. I love that bar cart hack, so cute! Happy Friday!

  7. That cleanse sounds legit. Those are A LOT of days. Hehe! I want to hear more! Please post about it and what you are eating!

  8. Happy belated Birthday to Greyson!! Random but I'm obsessed with your curtains in your living room. Where are they from?! Hope you guys are staying warm/safe this weekend!

  9. How did I just see this?! Thank you so much for the shout-out! The console is total perfection in your family room! So much fun working together! xo


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