Friday, September 18, 2020

Friday Favorites and Happenings

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Happy Friday All! Can you believe we are half way through September already? It is time to start thinking about Halloween and the holidays. I need to get my butt in gear and start Christmas shopping now. I always tell myself this, but I feel like this year it really needs to happen. I have more free time on my hands being at home all the time and definitely could spread the cost out over several months right now.

Onto Friday Favorites and Happenings.

ONE. Last weekend we went to the mall and waited about 30 minutes to get into many stores. It was a long day, but we did get some great items. I went into Lululemon and bought myself a pair of Align Leggings and the cutest sweatshirt. For the record, I looked for the sweater that I posted on Monday and they did not have it in stock. Nor did they have the joggers I went in for. 

But I got some cash for Christmas that I have been saving for Lululemon and I finally got to go in one of the stores. And yes, I could have ordered online, but I wanted to try everything on to make sure I got the right size since I have been working out more lately.

Lululemon Scuba Crew Sweatshirt

This sweatshirt has space for your thumbs in the sleeves and in the inner pockets, it has a hidden pocket for your phone to stay in it.

Lululemon Align 28 inch Legging

And yes, these leggings are worth every single penny. They are buttery soft, don't show your booty when you bend over, are not see through, hold up after washing and are high waisted so they suck everything in. I would rather get a pair or two of these then pay for cheaper leggings and buy them over and over again. But again, I only treat myself to these about once or twice a year. Especially if I get a gift card for Lululemon.

TWO. These joggers are on my wish list, but they said they wouldn't get them in stores for another week or so. I want to try them on, but I know once I do, I will want them. I have a similar pair of the Dance Studio Pant that I got 6 or 7 years ago and they still look brand new. I wore them basically everyday for a month after having the girls and they are so comfy. 

So for right now, the Beyond the Studio Jogger will remain a wish list item. And it will definitely be on my Christmas list. How cute are these?

Lululemon Beyond the Studio Jogger

THREE. I also got the girls some 90 Degrees by Reflex leggings. I can't find them online anywhere, but I grabbed a pair of them each for the girls plus matching tops by 90 Degrees. I got everything for $22. Such a steal. But below are a similar pair by the same company. My girls LOVE them and said they are sooo comfy.

Girls Super Soft Full Length Legging by 90 Degrees Reflex

FOUR. Disney has a big sale going on right now. We went in there for their twice annual sale and the girls got a few things with their own money. The girls save money from the tooth fairy, from their grandparents, from selling peaches last year, etc. They have been asking if they could take some of their money to the store to buy something. Since we were going to a mall with a Disney Store, we thought it was a good opportunity. The girls each got a pair of princess high heels and another one for free. Then they went into another store and bought themselves a necklace each. They spent about $20 each and they are very proud of their purchases.

Princess Jasmine Shoes
Princess Jasmine Shoes (they each got a pair of these)

Minnie Mouse Shoes
Minnie Mouse Shoes (this pair was free and they have to share it)

FIVE. Weekly funnies.

Yes to this. My husband has to be coached to get the right photo.

That is true love. Does anyone else get annoyed by the loud crunching of food being eaten?

So so creepy.

Have a great weekend. I am linking up with A Little Bit of Everything and Becky. 


  1. Yay for LuLu! Love the camo. Have a super sweet weekend!

  2. I love the sweatshirt! I can't spend that much for a sweatshirt though!

    1. I know. It was a bit insane, but it is sooo pretty and comfy.

  3. LOL. Those memes are hilarious! 9 times out of 10 if I want a photo taken of me I ask one of my kids... typically Alec as he seems to "get" how to take a photo without cutting anyone's head off.

    1. Haha. My girls are getting better at taking photos, but they are still not there yet. For now, I live with the awful ones. Ha.

  4. I really need to try a pair of Lulu leggings. They sound fabulous. I forgot about the Disney sale! I had my cart loaded and then got distracted for work and never went back to check out. I have definitely started my Christmas shopping for Zoe though! I have told Chris that I am eating in another room to not annoy him haha! He is one of those people that crunching makes him irrationally angry.

    1. They are the best even though they are so pricey. They are totally worth it though. I love it. Rory is the one who has to eat in another room. I can't stand the crunching noise either!

  5. I'm laughing so hard at the photos meme. It's so true, although Ryan is getting better now that I told him he sucks when he doesn't try lol LOVE that Lulu sweater!

    1. Rory somehow makes me look awful. It is always the angle he chooses, but he is sooo good at taking the girls photos. The sweater will be on repeat this Fall/Winter.

  6. Yay for getting to the mall! I LOVE that Lulu Scuba Crew sweatshirt!!!! Do you like your thumbs in the thumbholes? I have a love/hate relationship with thumb holes, because I feel like I wash my hands SO much and forget that my shirt is done over my thumbs and almost always get my shirt wet. Those memes this week are spot on!!!! LOL!

    1. I do like my thumbs in the holes for some reason. Especially when I am out and about. It could be because I have long arms and this ensures my sweatshirt doesn't ride up. I do have to remind myself to take my hands out of the holes though. You are right about them getting wet often.