Friday, April 7, 2017

Friday Favorites

Whew. What a week. I have no idea why, but I have felt so out of it all week. Between a few big announcements at work, being out at trainings, and maybe just the longer days, I feel, just, not with it. We have a packed weekend ahead, so I am hoping to snap out of it. I think pizza and a glass or four of wine will help. Cheers to the weekend! As always, I am sharing a few of my favorite things from the week before welcoming Friday with open arms.

1. Blush Jacket
I scooped up this twill utility jacket recently and am IN LOVE. It is such a pretty color and so perfect for spring. It is such a fun twist on the darker color options you usually see for these jackets. I received my V-neck tees this week too, and they layer under the jacket perfectly!
2. Bridesmaid
I am pretty sure I already shared this, but my brother is engaged! Last week, they ended up booking their wedding for THIS JULY! Disclaimer: the only reason for the quick engagement was a great deal on the reception venue they couldn't pass up ;-) Moving on from my disclaimer..she asked me to be her bridesmaid this week and I am so excited! I love me a good wedding, and I cannot wait to be a part of their special day. I honestly cannot believe my baby brother is getting married, but Jenny is seriously the sweetest thing. Our family dynamic has changed so much over the past few years. We went from four single kids to three being married in such a short time, my kiddos have been added to the is just so different. Not all of the changes have been easy, but overall I am so happy with where my family is at right now and I feel blessed to have all of my family members in my life, both new and old!
3. Pottery Barn Chair
You may have caught this on my Instagram stories (follow me @stangandco) a few days ago, but if you didn't, the My First Anywhere Chair finally had the sale I was waiting for last week. They were marked at 25% off, and then there was a coupon code for another 20% off that could be stacked. These chairs are so often excluded from sales, so I knew once I saw it that now was the time to buy! My grand total, with shipping and custom embroidery, came to $90! If you are rolling your eyes at what a baby chair costs..go put it in your cart and see what it comes out to at full price. These were some major savings, and these keepsake items are so much sweeter when I picture both of my boys sitting side by side in their little chairs. I am so obsessed with the fact that I have a pair of brothers in my house. Some days I still have to remind myself that this is our life, and I also cannot believe how much I love being a boy mom. What I never knew I wanted, but is exactly what I needed.
4. Birthday Crafts
You guys, Lincoln turns one in less than a month. While I truly have no idea how that is even possible, I have been keeping myself from dwelling on how quickly he is growing by planning his birthday party! I did a little DIY project for him, and while I am not sharing the final project just yet, I have to say I love how it turned out! Here is a little sneak peak. I may be a boy mom, but you know I sneak a little glitter in wherever I can ;-) I will definitely show how I made this item after his birthday! And on the note of him being eleven months old, I do have an update post in the works. I was so on top of those with Jackson, posting to the day of when he hit his monthly milestones. With Lincoln, I figure as long as I am within a week or so, it still works, right?.. #secondchildproblems #imalsoasecondchildsoitsokay
5. The perfect dress
It's blush. It's off the shoulder. It's flowy. And it's from Target. How cute is this dress!? I saw it and immediately fell in love. And, with all of the upcoming showers, parties, and wedding festivities, I am thrilled to have a few occasions where a new dress is actually warranted ;-) The negative reviews say the sleeves are really long, which may deter most but is kind of perfect for me. I just love it!

This weekend is filled with baby shower festivities, so today and tomorrow will be lots of decorating and food prep. I am looking forward to spoiling my future nephew, I can't wait to add another little one to the cousins! :-) Happy weekend friends!

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  1. I totally feel ya on the whirlwind week. Loving our new jacket -it's just perfect! Happy Friday girl! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  2. Haha, we are literally the same person in our posts today! I'm with you on the first birthdays: how did that get here so quickly!? I still look at Knox as my "baby." And I love that Knox Rose dress! I purchased one for our trip and just couldn't say no. I mean, hello, it has the word "Knox" in it! ;) Have a fabulous weekend and I hope you get some rest!

  3. Ok, I feel TOTALLY the same about this just kicked my butt! Cheers to the weekend, right?!

    $90 for that chair??? OMG!! Amazing!!

    Happy Friday, lady!

  4. Have an awesome weekend! Congrats to your brother & getting to be a bridesmaid!

  5. Pizza and wine always does the trick!! It's so hard when your second baby turns one. The first year goes so fast! I felt the same way when Kai turned one. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  6. Living for the blush jacket! Can't wait to see how the shower turns out- have fun and hope your weekend is as stress-free as possible!

  7. Love your blush jacket and that blush dress! So cute. Yay for being a bridesmaid. How fun. I have always wanted one of those chairs for my girls.


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