Friday, July 25, 2014

Friday Favorites

I'm linking up with my girls again today...Erika, Narci and Andrea have their weekly favorites, so I thought I'd share mine too.

I hope you guys have had a great week!! Here are my Friday Favorites friends...

The Pottery Barn Kids Back to School catalog arrived this week.  I immediately texted Andrea because I knew she was at home just as ecstatic as I was!  Listen, I have loved this summer more than any other summer but just the thought of sweet fall approaching makes my heart skip a beat.

I found these new coffee mugs at Pottery Barn last week and I'm in love!  I'm really picky about my coffee mugs...I want them thick (so my coffee/tea stays hot), I want a good handle that I can put at least 3 fingers through...and I really like needless to say these mugs totally fit the bill!  Click here to see all of the different choices.  I bought coffee, latte and tea but they have others too.

Last Friday, I showed you all of the fun stuff I bought and loved in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale...well, the nice people at Nordstrom reached out to me and asked if I ever shopped in the petites department (in the modern women's apparel section)...and occasionally, I do (I'm 5'3").  So on Tuesday, I ventured over there and found a few really cute things for petite gals.  Thanks Nordstrom for the great suggestion!  

So, I totally bought this zip front shirt in the night shade blue color (because you know how I adore me some navy!) but the other colors were really cute too (that red color would look so good at a holiday party!).  I loved this shirt (I bought a medium) because it was a little loose in all the right places but not baggy.  And the material is so comfortable!  Loved this!!

I also really liked this plaid shirt in the petites section too!  Shirts like this, I wear all fall long! (I'm wearing a small here.)

And if you're like me, coats and jackets are one of the main reasons I might head over to the petite section...shorter arm lengths and a better fit sometimes come from a petite jacket.  I thought this shimmery leather jacket was really cool!  And during the Anniversary Sale, it's discounted $100!  I'm wearing a small here.

If you want to check out some other items from the Modern Women's Apparel section (including petites!), click the pictures below...

This week, Narci shared her testimony on her blog.  I love reading other people's testimonies and how they live for Jesus.  You should totally read it here.

Sheaffer introduced us this week to Candace...this amazing mama of two sweet boys who just started this new blog about her family's journey with autism and autism awareness.  If you haven't read her post on Sheaffer's blog, it's here (and you really should read it!) and you also need to check out Candace's blog too!!  Listen guys, this mama is something really special.  I am so blessed to know her. 

Erika and I realized this week that we needed to start preparing a little bit for our girls going to kindergarten in a few weeks.  At our girls' school, they have to wear tennis shoes every day and their dresses can't be sleeveless.  This pretty much rules out everything in Kensington's closet.  Sigh.  I'm on a mission now to find shoes that look girly and cute (per Kensington's request) but also meet the tennis shoe requirement.  So far...I've found these...

I would love shoe suggestions from other mamas who have girls Kensington's age!  

And tonight, it's Nacho Night at our house!  

A super simple Friday night meal is my baked nachos.

Happy Friday friends!!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

#shayeveryday2014 Weeks 28 & 29

I was gone last today, you get double the Shay Every Day :).

Day 190: The kids and I hosted our first little pool party in the backyard!

Day 191: Lunch at Spoons with Daddy on a Thursday (and of course...her dog came with us...and she wore gloves...because, why not?).

Day 192: Road trip to Houston with this boy to see the Red Sox play the Astros!

Day 193: Smith's first Red Sox game!

Day 194: The tooth fairy came again!  Someone told Kensington that if you leave out a glass of milk, the tooth fairy will dip her wing in it and then you can see what color she is.  Kensington just knew her fairy would be turquoise.  (Thank goodness for random food color choices in my pantry!)

Day 195: Happy Monday to you!!

Day 196: Andrew and I headed to Savannah, Georgia!  (And several of you asked if my name was, they just ran my first and middle names together on my plane name is Shay and my middle name is Lynn.)

Day 197: Filming segments for the new Paula Deen Network in Paula's kitchen!

Day 198: Back home in my kitchen with my favorite these two so much!!

Day 199: It was July 18th and only 60 degrees in North Texas.  This day was record breaking...and I loved every.single. minute. of it!

Day 200: The weather was so gorgeous that we spent the day on our town square...getting these two high on sugar at Mom and Popcorn!

Day 201: My little foodie loves grocery shopping with me!

Day 202: What?!  Only four more weeks of summer????  Nooooo!

Day 203: I sat up on my windowsill and started planning fall recipes!  I have apples, pumpkins, squash, soups and cinnamon on the brain now.  The joys of being a food blogger...I'm always one season ahead :). 

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On the foodie blog today...'s Burger Day!!  If you're a burger person, you'll love today's post!  I'm sharing my favorite burger recipes this summer!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Inside Smith's Room

The minute Smith knew we were building a house, he asked for an orange room.


I love orange.  I love it when it's confined to pumpkins and Halloween decorations.  In fact, there are really few things that I love more than a pumpkin during fall...but I don't typically use orange as an accent piece in my decorating.  

That being said...I have this precious little four year old boy that is absolutely obsessed with the color, so we surprised him with an orange room.  We kept telling Smith that his room was going to be green (like his old room at our other house) and he was okay with that (he never fussed or complained)...he would just kind of say "an orange room would be cool".  The day the painters put up all of the sample paint colors throughout the house, we took the kids and walked from room to room looking...and when we got to Smith's room and he saw that big orange sample on his wall, he screamed.  He was sooooooo excited :).  Granted, he doesn't have an entirely orange room...he does have one big orange accent wall and that has thrilled him to pieces.

Smith slept in a twin bed at our other house, so we upgraded his bed to a full in this house.  I found all of his bedding at Pottery Barn Teen.  Baseball sheets, plaid pillow cases, rugby quilt and navy duvet.  And yes, he has one Yankee pillow case and one Red Sox pillow case...that's called compromise in our house.

 I found these superhero pieces at Hobby Lobby.

Smith loooooves his alarm clock :)

 I actually found the Fenway Park sign outside of Fenway Park.

A peek inside Smith's bathroom.  We gave Smith a shower because we knew that one day soon, he'll be a big teenage boy in this room...and a shower just made more sense than a tub for a big boy. 

So there you have it.  I love Smith's room because it's so him.  And just so you know, I typically don't make his bed every day because he still naps there (and that seems like a lot of work to make his bed and then unmake it a few hours later for a nap)...but I made it for you :).

And for lunch today (or a yummy side dish!)...

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