Friday, February 17, 2017

Friday Favorites

This week seemed to kind of drag along but not in that "oh my god will it ever be Friday way" and more in that soaking up ever single moment way.  It's been a good week with some productivity at work and home, time spent with friends and family and a few gorgeous days that have me dreaming of spring.  This time of year playing hooky from work and sitting on a rooftop bar tossing back a cold one sure is tempting!

It is in fact finally Friday so here are a few of my favorite things of late! 

Giggling 

Beth shared her take on Tall Girl Problems and even though I'm only 5'7" it totally cracked me up!

Inspiring

I'm obsessed with this Gallery Wall that Astleigh created.  So simple and clean. Target is having a home sale and these frames on markdown plus an additional 10% off with the code PRESIDENT. Lesson learned, I got a little too excited and ordered enough to create this look in our entry hall and they arrived today. Maybe I should have measured my wall first because holy huge!

Speaking of the Target sale, I was super, duper excited to run across the Young House Love post about the faux fiddle leaf plants from Target.  There are two sizes as she notes in her post and in my area they were not available for shipping but lots of stores had them available to order on line and pick up in the store.  I have been wanting one forever and couldn't pass up the price or the extra 10% off.  

Featuring

The Ageless Style linkup last week was full of outfit inspiration and this little lovely was my favorite! Isn't this dress just adorable?  The color, the detail....love it all! Head over to 101 Things I Love to see all of Johanna's looks.
I shared this working girl look on Wednesday and I am crazy over this new top I picked up at Loft.   I may have also ordered the similar skirt in kelly green.
A HUGE shoutout to the ever so fashionably fun, Dawn Lucy for featuring this look as a favorite on her Friday linkup.  Also a big thank you to Jennie who invited me to co-host last Friday where I first featured this look.  Both of these ladies prove you can age gracefully and still be stylish.

Reporting

Dillon had to report on something from Latin America and one option was to make a recipe.  I suggested making Fried Plantains and it was definitely easy enough for him to make alone.  We used this recipe and learned a few things.  If you are looking for a sweet result when frying, the plantains need to be super ripe.  Ours were not so the result was definitely more the consistently of a fried potato.  We added salt and all enjoyed them but I have had them sweet and definitely think that would be the preferred way to eat them.   
Dillon is a super picky eater and I could not believe he not only tried them but also enjoyed them!

Loving


All my sweet Valentines!  I shared a little about My Loves on Tuesday.  This week I had some one on one time with all of them except Riley and he will be home today!  Our family is certainly not perfect and we all have our moments but I do think I can say for sure we are all committed to love each other through it.  
And this tee from Texas Heart Apparel will be kicking it into high gear this weekend.  It's super soft and I can't wait to be watching lots and lots of baseball. I'm really thinking I need that hat and I'm on the hunt for some new shoes.  Still not sure if I want another pair of converse, some throwback addidas or just some of the slip ons in a fun color.  Dillon is kicking off the high school season and Riley will be heading to spring training in a few weeks.  It's my favorite season but momma needs to look cute at the ballpark right?!!  

Hope you all have a relaxing weekend!  

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31 comments:

  1. Living on Cloud NineFebruary 17, 2017 at 6:05 AM

    Cutest baseball mama out there for sure!!! You looked so stunning in that leopard Kimono!! Well, what am I saying you look stunning everyday!!! Have fun this weekend beautiful babe!

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  2. I have tried fried plantains before and I totally agree sweet ones are a lot easier to eat. That baseball shirt is super cute and you are going to be the most stylish person at the baseball fields this season :-)

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  3. Such a cute tee!! Happy weekend!
    Jaymie

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  4. I have never tried fried plaintains before. And that tee is SO cute! I might need to check it out :) I love all of the outfits you shared this week, especially that Henley with the skirt. Have a great day!

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  5. I am loving everything that the Loft has right now and am having to control myself. I'm also a fanatic about plantains but I've never made them myself. Good to know about the ripeness. Have a great weekend.

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  6. I made Fried Plantains in high school for a project and I ate mine sweet. That's definitely the way to go! Have a great weekend, Shelly!

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  7. Of course you should look cute at the ballpark! And don't forget the vodka in the Sonic cup!

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  8. Thanks for all the great links! I've never had fried plantains, but they look delicious. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  9. Beth's post was so funny!!! And I have that dress but have yet to wear it!! Need to get on that this spring! So cute that he decided to cook.

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  10. hahaha! Love that. Vodka in a sonic cup!

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  11. I have been eyeing the faux fiddle leaf figs for sometime. Just looked at them yesterday at Target so after I read your post and clicked over to the other bloggers, I decided to pull the trigger and ordered one to pick up in the morning! Thank you! I am going to use it at the beach house. I have the perfect spot!

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  12. PS.....I clicked on your post link! Didn't want you to think I clicked on another blogger's link! :) LOL

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  13. Cute tee! I think you need the baseball hat too😉 I should get one of those plants since I (probably) couldn't kill it...lol. I have a black thumb so fake is the only kind I can manage.

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  14. I can't wait to pick mine up! And no worries..mine was not an affiliate link :)

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  15. Spring weather is the best! Have a great weekend!

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  16. I love that baseball shirt!! So cute!

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  17. Thanks Emily! I wore it all day yesterday. :) Really think I need some new shoes to go with it though.

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  18. The weather here has been teasing us like crazy!

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  19. I'm heading to pick them up shortly....really hoping I love them. :) And I definitely am thinking I need to order the hat. :)

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  20. You should have plenty of time Sarah....It's really so incredibly cute, versatile and flattering.

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  21. The first time I tried them was at a restaurant, Glorias, and they are so delicious.

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  22. Me too but Dillon actually loved them just salted. My friend Katy makes them super thin and then uses as a base for nachos.

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  23. Seriously...Loft is killing it Sheryl...I ended up ordering a couple more things this weekend with the sale.

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  24. Thanks Jenna! I have been on the struggle bus a bit with outfits because I've been enjoying food a little too much. Loving any tops that are forgiving.

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  25. If you ever go to Glorias to eat make sure to order the plantains there...so yummy!

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  26. Can you believe it took me forever to find something i loved with that kimono?!! I'm thinking in the spring I'll be able to just layer over a white tee...not sure why I've been so challenged!

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  27. We get plantain chips from Trader Joes (on the rare occasion that we are close by to one) and LOVE them. I bet those were great. Thanks for sharing my post friend!

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