Friday Favorites

Happy Friday, friends! I hope it's been a great week for you. It looks like March has come in like a lion over here because we got not one, but two snow falls and some extremely cold temps. This week seemed to go by really fast but didn't feel rushed which is always a good thing.

You know what I love? When not only is this blogging community an amazing thing but the instagram community can also be pretty amazing, too. This week I got to meet up with some local mamas for a St. Patrick's Day brunch and got all of our kids together. Our littles were on the go so capturing pictures was no easy task. It was so nice to meet all of them in person and see our little ones together. If we aren't connected on instagram you can find me @beautifully_candid. We have a fun surprise for our big boys this weekend that I'm sure I'll be sharing some highlights in my stories if you want to take a peek. 

Here's a look at some of my favorites...

1. Dr. Seuss Week:

the boys had Dr. Seuss week at school where they had a different theme each day, like crazy socks, mix match day, crazy hats, etc. It's always fun to see them excited about being silly. Last year we built a book tower and decided to do it again this year to see how tall it had gotten with some new books we got and also include our newest little addition. A was sooo excited to do this again that we made the tower over night and then told them we would take a picture with it in the morning and then they could knock it down. That might not have been the best idea because they were up bright and early in our room asking to get the day started with the book tower.

If you've been a reader here for awhile then you know I love doing some fun breakfasts for my boys when I can. Wouldn't you know A remembered (he's an elephant I tell ya) the one we did last year. When we were building the book tower he asked if we were having a special breakfast again. Of course I couldn't say no but I wasn't fully prepared this year. We substituted our ham with fresh fruit, not really a bad trade, and went with scrambled eggs instead of hardboiled this year.

2. Snow Day:

this isn't always a favorite of mine but I know these colder days are far and few between at this point. I have to admit, now that we have some Christmas trees on the property it has given me a new appreciation for snow because it just looks so darn pretty on those trees. The boys also love it which makes it even more worth it. They built a snowman and had fun running around before it was time to get to school.

3. Yes To The Dress:

I am so excited for my sister who found her wedding dress! My mom, sister, her best friend, and I went into Philly for lunch and then to her dress appointment. We ate at Harper's Garden that I wanted to go to ever since I saw Faith from Life. Love & Marriage went. Little did I know my sister, Faith (they share the same name), picked that as our lunch spot. It must be a Faith thing because they both have great taste. This place has such delicious food with a great presentation and a chill atmosphere. I can't wait to go back and eat outside there when the weather is nicer.

My sister looked amazing in everything that she put on at her dress appointment but she is going to look beyond amazing in the one she went with. She will actually be eloping this spring (I happen to know the details :) with just her and her fiance in a private setting and then will be having a reception later on. I am so excited for both of them and can't wait for this next journey for her.

4. Bermuda:

speaking of my sister, I shared more about some travel suggestions for taking a girls trip to Bermuda. I miss that beautiful weather and those amazing beaches. Ahhh I need more island time in my life. Don't we all? Sharing this has me excited about our upcoming family trip for the year. I'm looking forward to sharing where we'll be going, soon.

5. Favorite Finds:

I don't know about you guys but doormats have become a thing for me. I love to get a new doormat for different seasons or when I find a cute saying. I happened to be browsing earlier this week and came across this quote doormat and loved the saying. It also happens to be a quote from my favorite movie. I was also looking for some new jean shorts for the summer and came across these distressed shorts and these regular cuff shorts (both currently 20% off with code SHORTS20). How do we feel about the distressed look for shorts? Are you into it or just for regular jeans? 

Is it crazy that I'm already thinking about Easter outfits for the boys? I feel like I waited last minute last year and happened to get lucky that they had their sizes in store. How adorable are these cotton pants with suspenders for baby C? I also need a new bag for the spring and I am in love with the color (wisteria dove) in this Madewell tote. I've been sleeping on this one and really considering pulling the trigger on it. 

I hope everyone has a great weekend! Here's where you can find me linking for all the link up fun.

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