Friday favorites.

Here are a few favorites I’m loving from this week! Are you ready for the weather to give us a slight cool down? And then back to the sickening heat next week? I’m not, but thank goodness for the pool!

RASHGUARD SUITS FOR BABIES

For this summer, I purchased three different suits for Huxley. They have all been great so far! The blue and white striped one is from Amazon and it came with a hat. This suit is my favorite, the quality is nice but I don’t want to spend another twenty something bucks on something he’ll outgrow in a second. We will wear this one in between washes. Suit linked here.

The next two are from Walmart, all blue with white stars and red trim, and the blue/light blue strips. These two are great, and it gets the job done for the cost. For the short time he’ll wear these suits, it works perfect. Huxley will be four months next week, and he’s in a size 3-6 months. He could probably go up to 6 months in some things. Blue/red suit linked here, and the blue/light blue strips suit linked here.

WALKS OUTSIDE

If you are local, then you’ll know the weather here in Cincinnati has been super-hot and humid. On the days when it’s not so humid, usually in the mornings, I like to go walking on this trail by our house or on the streets in our neighborhood. The trail is two miles if you do the trail one time. This week, Huxley and I did the two miles at my fast-walking pace. It felt so good to get outside and walk!

STROLLER

Our jogger stroller has been awesome so far, since I use it almost every day! I use it for swim team practice four days a week, I use it for sport events for Hadley, I use it to go to the pool, I use it for walks, I use this stroller a TON! It surely isn’t UPPAbaby potential, but for what I need it to do, for the short amount of time we’ll use it, it’ll do. I cannot justify spending massive money on baby items that I’ll only use for a short time. Baby Trend is cheaper, and it works for us! Stroller linked here.

STROLLER FAN

For using the stroller on a daily basis in the middle of summer, these stroller fans are a must for baby! They are so cool, and you can use them for other places besides the stroller. I’ve set the fan up next to me to cool off, or to set it up next to Huxley if he’s laying down on the patio chair at the pool, things like that. The stroller fan is awesome, and it even has a light you can turn on if need be. Highly recommend for baby or yourself! Fan linked here.

HADLEY MAE

My sweet daughter Hadley. She has been nothing but short of amazing this summer. She helps me out more than I can count, and I am forever grateful for her. Sometimes she gets the short end of the stick right now with her brother being so little and needing so much attention. But she keeps on going and keeps being there for her dad and I as the best big sister. She’ll grab something I forgot to get after I sat down to feed Huxley, she’ll calm Huxley down if he’s fussy so I can finish doing whatever it is I’m in the middle of, she’ll still get out of the pool with a huge smile on her face after I missed her first event last night because of Huxley being fussy in the hot as hell heat for her swim meet. She continues to surprise me the older she gets; just how great she really is. I hope she never changes, and always has this personality that shines so bright it’s contagious.

Happy weekend everyone!

Friday favorites.

Happy Friday everyone! Ready for this weekend to start. Softball game, and Mother’s Day! Here are some favorites for today.

UNPLUG BOX

Everyone is on their phones all the time now; wouldn’t this be awesome? To have an unplug box, and maybe designate a time every day the electronics go in here? I would love it in my house!
Unplug box

SOUND MACHINE

This traveling sound machine has been the best! I take it in the car a lot, especially when we are in the car waiting to pick up Hadley after school. The sound machine can be found here.

Shared earlier this week what’s in my diaper bag for our two-month-old. You can read the post here.

HAIR MASK

I’m on my second container of this hair mask, I use it once or twice a week. It makes my hair super soft and shiny, and I feel like it refreshes it. Mask can be found here.

FIRST TIME TAKING A BOTTLE

Huxley took a bottle for the first time this week! He did okay, I’m sure he’ll like it more as he takes more of them.

Happy weekend everyone!


Friday favorites (on a Saturday).

Happy Saturday everyone! I’m ready for the weekend but being off on maternity leave everyday feels like the weekend really. Spring has arrived, but Cincinnati weather still thinks it’s winter! Anyways, here are some favorites for this Saturday!

YELLOWSTONE

For this maternity leave, I bought a variety of movies to watch. We’re talking like twenty different movies, ones that I’ve seen before but ones that I don’t have. Along with the movies, I also bought all four seasons of the Yellowstone series. I’ve heard so many good things about this series, I wanted to have the actual DVD’s. I have finished the series, and it was so so good. Loved it so much I can’t wait for season five! You can purchase all four seasons here on Amazon.

WILL SMITH & CHRIS ROCK AT THE OSCARS

If you haven’t heard by now, the Will Smith and Chris Rock event at the Oscar’s then you are living under a rock! Will Smith smacked the s*** out of Chris Rock at the Oscar’s! Chris Rock was making a joke about Will’s wife Jada’s bald head, and I guess Will got super mad at the joke and walked right up to Chris Rock and smacked him. For me personally, I think something needs to happen to Will for his actions. I mean, it’s a pretty important event that happens every year and for someone to behave the way he did should have consequences. It’s a shame because I’ve always liked Will Smith, but after this, it goes to show all these Hollywood actors think the rules don’t apply to them. I’m glad he resigned from the Academy and has shown some remorse towards Chris Rock. This moment will never be forgotten, and it will always be talked about every year at the Oscar’s now.

CUT THE GRASS

Kevin cut our grass for the first time of the season! It’s pretty chilly in Cincinnati right now, but the grass is growing like it should be Spring and warmer weather. I cannot wait until I can cut the grass, which would mean being away from Huxley long enough to do that!

HUXLEY SMILING

Huxley started smiling! It’s the funniest thing, he’ll be looking at something on the wall or the fireplace and just start smiling. He’s not really smiling at us yet, but it’s so cute to see. I can’t wait until he really starts to notice who is who in the family, and smiles and reacts to us.

WORKOUTS

I started back to working out after getting the go ahead from my doctor! I’m not up to doing the hard HIIT workouts I was doing before getting pregnant, but I am working on it. Right now, all I really have time for are 15 minute workouts, but I’ll get into a routine and be able to do longer ones. And when the weather decides to warm up, we’ll go on walks/runs for sure!

Happy weekend everyone!

Friday favorites.

Happy Friday friends! Worked out three times this week, but still have the weekend to get two more in!

Received the sweetest swag for the babe! Just love all this baby stuff, it’s so cute and tiny.

Loving this quote or whatever you want to call it!

Hadley has been super tired this week, and lots of chill time after school.

I’ve been craving this chocolate for weeks now, and we could never find it at Kroger. Well, this week Kevin finally found it in a spot you wouldn’t think to look! It was delicious.

Friends threw me a little baby shower at the favorite Mexican restaurant. It was nice to get together and celebrate the little man coming very soon.

Finally snowed! We were hoping for a snow day, but no luck. It’s literally been snowing all day long!

Happy Friday friends! Hope you have a great weekend!

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Happy Friday friends! Worked out four days this week, and feeling good like I should! lol

Monday was a holiday for both Hadley and I, no school and no work! Played in the snow for a little while, and had one of our neighbors come over and help shovel the driveway. Hadley almost shoveled the entire thing herself!

Prepped some smoothie bags for the week, and a little more. I chop up one banana, 1/4 cup blueberries, handful of chopped spinach, and all of that goes into a ziploc into the freezer. The day of I add almond milk, greek yogurt, and a smidge of protein powder. Having these pre-made baggies help so much, and it’s so good!

The sunrise on my drive to work one morning this week. Very beautiful.

Hadley eating her ice cream for dessert, and watching a show on her new iPad. In the beginning of January, Kevin wanted to upgrade her old iPad. She had an iPad mini 3, and it was getting to the point where we couldn’t download things without the latest updates. We’ll probably keep this iPad for as long as the old one. Hadley wanted to keep the old mini 3 for her soon-to-be little brother!

These basket of goodies is something I’m going to share soon, doesn’t it look so fun? I have a few more things I want to add to it!

Happy Friday friends! Hope you have a great weekend!

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The baby’s room is coming along nicely! I’ve started washing all the clothes, burp cloths, bibs, etc. We are going to need way more diapers and wipes, but we’ve got some on hand for now. I’ve got some organizer bins and things in the drawers, just trying to figure out what will go where!

Reached the 34 week mark this week! Getting closer and closer!

Fruity pebbles at 10pm for a late snack, because why? I was hungry. Random sporadic food cravings have been kicking in gear lately, and I just go with it. Guess little man is hungry!

Started packing the hospital bag! You never know when it’s going to be go time. I like to be prepared and ready to go.

Posted about the difference between my first kid and second kid in the third trimester, you can read more about it here! What a difference and so happy where I’m at with this pregnancy.

Happy Friday! Looking forward to this three day weekend! Our local Bengals are in the playoffs against the Raiders tomorrow, can’t wait to watch the game. We have zero sports this weekend, so my plan is to keep organizing and getting things ready for baby. Have a great weekend!

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Our 2021 Christmas bucket list is finished! Not much time to complete every item, but we’re sure going to try to do as many as we can! Bucket list link here.

Exercise is still a major part of my routine, especially while being pregnant. It’s helped tremendously my mood, my health, and just feeling good overall!

We’ve been having so much fun with Snitch the Elf! One night this week, he was taking a ride down the banister. It’s so fun to experience Christmas through Hadleys eyes, makes everything so much more magical!

Reached the 30 week mark in my pregnancy! Some days I really wish for a cocktail, but that can wait a few more weeks right? Little man is the size of a bunch of broccoli. It feels weird to be in the 30 week mark now, time is just flying by!

We have lighting under our cabinets in the kitchen. We turn them on at night sometimes and it just gives off this cool glow. Lights are from Amazon.

We still need some larger items for little mans room, but I’m starting to get more of the smaller items. Things like baby wash cloths, sheets for the pack ‘n play, a lamp, and a cute little sign. When I found this sign with “little man” on it I threw it in my cart immediately!

Happy Friday! Looking forward to this weekend. Today is my daughters last day of school and then she’s on Christmas break. Up for this weekend is, a basketball game tonight, baking cookies tomorrow, and the big kids come on Sunday! Have a great weekend!

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The elf on the shelf has been going strong this week! The elf is such a great motivator for getting ready for school in the mornings. I think her favorite one this week was movie night!

Sent our Christmas cards out this week! Read more about who we used here.

We finally put the angel on our tree! The kids take turns every year, and it was Natalie’s turn this year but she’s been busy with sports and hasn’t been here for a few weeks so she let Hadley put it on for her.

Starbucks to help make the workday go by faster! Chai tea latte is my favorite.

My work planner for 2022. I use a planner for work, and a different one for personal/home. I can’t imagine having lots of work things in my personal planner, I like to separate personal life from work life.

Hadley’s school has homemade gingerbread kits you can buy. We made this the other night and she went to town. They used a small milk carton from school lunches, and glued graham crackers on to it. Super cute and so simple!

29 weeks! Little man is moving and groovin in my tummy. Feeling him move everyday is such a cool feeling.

We hang the Christmas cards we receive in the mail on the basement door. Since the door is in the kitchen, we see it everyday so it’s the perfect spot! Love seeing all the photos and cards each year.

Miss Hadley sleeps just like her Daddy, all crazy and spread out. She’s the best sleeper though. Girl loves her sleep!

Happy Friday folks! Another busy weekend sort of. Movie night tonight, soccer game tomorrow, and then a birthday party for Hadley tomorrow night. And Kevin working lots of overtime. Single mama for the weekend. Have a good one!

Friday favorites.

Sharing some of my favorites lately on this Friday afternoon! All the items just happen to be from Amazon too!

ONE // TWO // THREE // FOUR // FIVE // SIX // SEVEN // EIGHT // NINE // TEN

During this working from home phase in our lives, I’ve been using this cell phone stand at my desk and it’s perfect! You can put your phone long ways or side ways. I watch a lot of movies and shows during the day while I’m sitting at my desk, and it’s been great.

I bought this stack of rainbow bracelets to wear for the summer, and on our vacation. They are great to pick out one or two to match an outfit.

Ever since I had this eyebrow pencil, show up in my FABFITFUN box last year, I just had to buy another one I loved it so much. It’s perfect for filling in the “holes” in my brows. I’m not one for the dark dark brow look, it’s just the perfect color to fill in the empty spots.

Just about every single day, I wear sports bras. I just find them more comfy than the traditional bra that buttons in the back. I found these racerback sports bras and found they work awesome! I am fairly large chested, so I had to get the large size to make the girls a little tighter. They’ve been great!

I originally saw this hair mask on the Rambling Redheads Instagram stories. I bought it and have used it for the past two months. It makes my hair feel super soft and refreshed. I use it about once to twice a week.

My daughter just loves to try new hair styles out, so we found these clear hair bands to use. Little tip though, to get them out of the hair we have to cut them out or they will hurt.

I have this flip calendar on my desk at home, it’s very uplifting and inspirational. Some of the days are a little too jesus loving for me, but overall they’ve been very good for the soul. I love daily things like this to flip over and read.

We bought this UNO splash card game for vacation, and have been using it ever since. We love to play Uno in our house, and what is different about these cards are they are all plastic so you can play it around the pool, beach, lake, etc.

These two products I found watching the Today Show a few weeks ago. The apple cider vinegar shampoo/conditioner, have been great on my hair! I’m a huge fan of anything with apple cider vinegar in it, I think has so many benefits for your health!

Last one, these wire headbands are super easy to use and stay on my head! I found these from What I Shopped on Instagram. She shares soo many good finds and at reasonable prices. I’ve worn these a few times to work and they look so fun and festive!

Hope you’ve enjoyed these ten favorites for your Friday! Have a great weekend!