Friday, July 28, 2017

Friday Favorites

I am so glad that it is Friday. This week dragged on. Maybe it was because I was gone all last week or maybe it was just trying to get back into the swing of things. But I am so thankful it is Friday and the weekend.

We don't have a lot on our plates this weekend which is very much welcomed.

Let's get onto the Friday Favorites and Happenings.

ONE. This week I was featured on Two Little Rippers. Amy asked if any working moms could give her friend advice on going back to work after maternity leave. This is something I struggled with. Part of me wanted to stay home with my girls because who wouldn't want to be the one to raise their children? The other part of me wanted to go back to work because I craved the adult interaction, reaching goals and being apart of something. In the end, I did go back to work and I am happy with my decision.

Do I wish that I could be a stay at home mom right now? Maybe. Would I like to work part time at my job and then be at home part time too? Definitely. Then I get the best of both worlds.

So go check out what I had to say. It is short and sweet like she asked, but it is definitely how I felt.

TWO. After having a couple of weeks of eating better, working out hard and not indulging in all the good things, we went crazy this week with all of the bad stuff. Pizza, wings and ice cream. We were prepping for our life insurance test and wanted to be in good health and get the best rates. Well once that was done, it was bring on all the good stuff. Ugh. So now I am trying to get back to my salads, soups and more healthy things.

A friend posted this soup this week and I thought I would give it a try. Sure it is still summer and hot, but I love soup all the time. I can't wait to make this. Hopefully this weekend.
Creamy roasted cauliflower soup

To make this soup creamy, she uses almond milk instead of cream. I love that. Plus it is packed with veggies. Sign me up.

THREE. Emily over at A Little Bit of Emily posted about a comfy blazer she bought at the Nordstrom sale and I just had to scoop one up myself. I need to up my casual Friday game as well and this fits the bill. It will be perfect for Fall days. I can pair it with my jeans, a tee and some booties. 
Calson comfy blazer

FOUR. We are looking for a new bed. Well a new mattress. Lately, when I wake up, my back hurts a lot. We have had our current mattress for 8 years so it is time for a new one. So I am looking for suggestions. I have seen the new craze with the Latex or Memory Foam mattresses and I am interested, but I am not sure how great they are. So if you have bought a new mattress recently, what did you get? Did you like it? Send your recommendations my way because we need a new mattress ASAP.

FIVE. I am going to talk about things we don't like doing, but we have to. Yesterday I had to go to the DMV. Ugh. I got a notice in the mail saying that my driver's license was up for renewal. Ok, not too bad. But we are being required to get the Real ID soon, so you might as well get it now.

I didn't think I would need to make an appointment 3 weeks ahead of time, but I guess you do. I went to the DMV yesterday and arrived about 20 minutes before they opened thinking I would be one of the first in line. Nope. A long line. Luckily, I had everything I needed and ended up being there for less than an hour from the time I got there to when I left. But after I left and checked the wait time online, it was closer to two hours. Wow.

Onto the next thing I dislike doing that I have to do. Dentist. I have a dentist appointment next week. And we just made the girls' first dentist appointment on my birthday next week. I haven't seen my dentist in forever because I had to cancel twice. Once due to my surgery and the other due to being sick. So now I get the full workup being done. X-rays, cleaning and exam. Plus I haven't had the best track record since the girls were born. I have had a cavity once a year since they were born and I went over 15 years without one. Ugh. So as you can see, I am not looking forward to this appointment. Ugh.

I am linking up with April, A Little Bit of Everything, Karli, Meet @ the Barre and Cup of Tea.


  1. That soup looks amaaaaazing!! Totally checking out your working mom post! I'll be interested in what people say about the mattress, we've had ours almost 10 years! It's so time for a new one! Happy weekend!

  2. You have me craving wings! That soup looks great! Ugh the DMV is the worst. WE are not required to get real ID so I went to the cheater place and just got a regular one. Hope you have a great weekend!

  3. OHH man, you know I have spent enough time at the dentist office the past year. HOpe your appointment goes smoothly.
    THAT BLAZER!!!!!

  4. I have had way more cavities since my daughter was born, too! I have one every single time I've been since her birth, and I dread the dentist now, too! I hope you have a better-than-usual appointment! :)

  5. I hate hate hate the dentist!!! I put off that and my eye appointments like crazy. I went to the eye doctor for the first time since 2011 yesterday. I needed new glasses bad! It was actually way better than I thought. Turns out now you can pay extra and have pictures of the back of your eyes taken instead of being dilated. Score!!!!! Maybe your dentist appointment won't be as bad as your thinking either!

    I love that blazer!! What's great price point too. Might need to get one of those. I have a cute sweatshirt in that brand that I love! Have a great weekend!

  6. The cardigan is adorable. I love Fall for this very reason. I can't wait to get out my sweaters and cardigans. And that soup looks amazing. Happy Friday!

  7. So we got a temperpedic (foam) when we got married (omg 8 years ago). It's pretty firm. We shopped for Parker's big boy bed earlier this year and the new thing is foam/gel hybrid. Loved them ❤️ (And now want a new bed)

  8. I've gone back to work twice now after having a baby and I'm about to have another and do it all over again. It's hard. From all sides. I'll have to jump over and read it. It sounds like we'd have similar feelings and thoughts on it. I am loving that blazer, btw. Hope you have an awesome weekend!

  9. Haha my husband and I have been good about food lately as well but this weekend we splurged. :)

  10. We haven't been eating so great either lately and need to get back on track too! That soup looks good, I might have to try it.

  11. That soup looks so amazing! Yum! Love the blazer. Im sure it's super comfy.

  12. I too haven't been eating well, I'm trying to get back to healthy eating.

  13. Sleep number bed. Pricey but totally worth it!