Friday, August 10, 2018

Friday Favorites

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Hello All! I wrote this earlier this week, so hopefully everything is still the same or applies. Ha. Right now I should be recovering from nose surgery. I should be knee deep in a good show or sleeping. Sleeping will probably win. But anyways, I have some favorites and happenings below for you to enjoy.

ONE. Surgery. Obviously that is number one this week. Thank you for all the love and sweet messages I got here and on IG. I love this community. Yesterday at 11:30 am, I was wheeled into the operating room to change the inside of my nose forever. Well hopefully forever. I hope I will be able to workout again without gasping for air. I hope to be able to sleep with my mouth shut. I hope to just get more oxygen in general.

So thank you for all your thoughts, prayers and well wishes.

TWO. Someone posted on IG this weekend the cutest cardigan and I HAD to have it. I said it was for my birthday and treated myself. I bought it on Sunday when they had 25% off all new arrivals. So I paid $37.46 for this cardigan and then I scooped up this henley tank to go with it. I see myself wearing this a lot this Fall.
AE Slouchy Boyfriend Cardigan

AE Destroyed Henley

THREE. I was gifted the white Native Jefferson shoes I posted about a few weeks ago. And I LOVE them. They are comfy, cute and now I match my little ladies now. You can use these in the garden, for camping, just to wear around and even for travel. Kait wore them for most of her Italy trip.
Native Women's Jefferson Shoes

We just got the girls these two this weekend. They were 30% off at a local boutique. I couldn't pass it up. And of course they had to wear them for their first day of school on Monday.
Native Mary Jane Shoes

Native Jefferson Toddler Shoes

FOUR. I finally finished The Woman in the Window and I loved it. It was really good. I found it to be a bit slow in the beginning, but I loved watching the story develop and unfold. I thought I knew what had happened, but then the twist came and then bam another twist right after that. I would recommend this book. Now I am reading Dead Girl Running and then The Woman in Cabin 10.

FIVE. The air quality has been awful around here lately. One city over from where I work, it was at a level 316 which is considered hazardous. It has been hovering between 100 and 178 where I live and where I work for the last couple weeks. We have fires everywhere surrounding us and I feel like when they start to get one under control, another pops up. It gets to the point where kids are not allowed to go outside and then they get cooped up which makes it stressful all around. Plus I am sick of breathing in this stuff. We have ash on our cars daily lately too.

The whole point of this is not to feel sorry for us (ok maybe just a bit), but to express the need for controlling our campfires, to put out our man made fires correctly, to not throw your cigarette butts out of the window, to pay attention to the fire danger level where you live and travel to and just be conscious.

SIX. I didn't do a weekend update this week since it was TBB week and then I did some thoughts and confessions on Wednesday. So I thought I would give a mini update here.

On Friday, I went out with my friend Heather for my birthday. Well first I had a sushi date with Rory and then met up with Heather. We went to our favorite wine spot and had some rose while chatting. Then we moved the party to Death and Taxes for a cocktail before going to the pizza place next door and ordering a slice. Everything was perfect and it was so much fun catching up with her. Especially since it has been since late April since we have seen each other.
Death and Taxes

Old Fashion and a Whiskey drink

Saturday we ran some errands and then made Joanne Gaines chocolate chip cookies in honor of National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day. They came out beautifully and tasted sooo good. I love the hint of sea salt in there. Plus they are so chewy and soft.
Chocolate Chip Cookies

I made sweet potato nachos for dinner and caught up on some recordings.

Sunday morning our plans had changed, so we decided to head to Truckee for breakfast, some shopping around town and just to get out of the smoke.

We headed back to our house for naps and then some time outside in their Jeeps before the smoke got too bad. I made spaghetti with salad and bread for dinner and then gave the girls a bath. It was a nice, easy and pretty relaxing weekend.

I am linking up with AprilA Little Bit of EverythingMeet @ the Barre and Cup of Tea.

Have a great weekend!


  1. Glad your surgery went well and hope you have a speedy recovery! I didn't realize Native makes women's shoes! My goddaughter has those sparkly shoes and loves them. I might have to test out a pair. Have a good weekend!

    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

  2. Gosh, I'm thinking of you right now. Hope you are resting we'll. My goodness, I'd eat all those CC cookies!! I made some this week too and had to hide a couple for me before the family ate them all! CUTE sweater, I can totally see you in it! Rest well girl!

  3. I'm so glad that everything went well with your surgery. You have been in my prayers.

    I bought those same white Natives for myself, too, and I love them. They are so comfy. And the kids think it's awesome that Mommy has shoes like theirs!

  4. Stooop I want that cardigan so bad!! but I've been on a shopping spree lately and just can't justify it, boo!! I am SO glad surgery went well and hope the results are even better!

  5. I hope you are recovering well from surgery and I am also glad that it went well yesterday. Lot's of prayers headed your way. I live in Washington, and our air quality is horrible right now as well from all the fires. I love those white natives. Happy Friday!

  6. Get some rest and hope the winds let up so the air quality improves. Love natives, I need to get some for me I guess. Have a wonderful weekend!

  7. Sweet potato nachos sound amazing! & those cookies!
    So glad you are recovering! & hope you get to relax this weekend!
    That cardigan!!! That will go with basically EVERYTHING! I may have to snag one up myself!

  8. I hope you're recovering well! That sweater is so cute!

  9. Those natives are adorable! Hope you're feeling as well as you can be! And I totally agree about Woman in the Window!

  10. I'm so glad your surgery went well! Love love that sweater, perfect piece for fall!

  11. I'm so so glad you like your Natives. They are my FAVE! I really hope recovery is going smoothly - sending you lots of love!

  12. I hope you are getting some rest today! I have been thinking about trying Natives for Zoe. Do they end up smelling? I bought her some shoes last month and omg I want to die when I take them off her at the end of the day lol. I haven't had that problem with some of her other shoes so I dont get it? She still has fat baby feet too, so it is hard to find ones that fit well. That cardigan is fabulous! I hope your recovery is going well!

  13. That sweater is perfect for the fall.

  14. Thanks for the tip on the Magnolia Chocolate chip cookies. I've seen mixed reviews so I'm glad to see someone who actually made them. Hope you are recovering smoothly.

  15. I WANT that cardigan too! I love those colors. It’s just beautiful!

  16. I do hope that the smoke / ash issue has cleared up now - that's pretty bad! Love the cardigan. Your Birthday night out sounds perfect - love the presentation of the cocktails! J xx