Friday, April 23, 2021

Friday Favorites #9 - The Softest Sweater And Some Flower Fields

 Happy Friday Foxy Friends! So many pictures, so let's just get to it.


I want to shout it from the roof tops, everyone NEEDS this cardigan. Yes the all caps is totally necessary. It's the softest thing you'll buy for under $32 (it's $29.99 but with tax, ya know). Comes in different colors and patterns, just go get one, you won't regret it.

Jeans / Sweater / Shirt (similar)

My earrings are from my girl Jackie over at BEXO, I don't see these exact ones any more, but she has some other great options.


Sorry about the poor quality of photos, I went to take these pictures and Mr. calls me from Baby Fox's baseball practice, realizing he can't fit all of the equipment, that I drove over there because he was going to be late, in his two seater convertible car. So I had about 2 seconds to take these photos, and didn't have a chance to check focus, clearly I failed...I'll do better next time. Anyway, the shirt is from Sweetly Striped, I know I buy too much from her, but it's all too cute, and I like supporting small businesses. She has this cute romper that she just put up on the site that I might have to go get too.





Last Friday I took the kids to the Flower Fields and the pictures turned out so great! Someone on my FB commented how their kids would never take smily pictures like that, I told them it was years of yelling at them they couldn't leave until I got the picture I wanted. They've finally conceded and just smile because the know the torture will end sooner. haha, I like to think of it as good family time. LOL. We did get lost in a Sweet Pea maze for about 20 minutes.

But I did get some really great photos of them.







I tried to get some with me and the kids, Mr. had to work, and asking other people to take pictures is weird, I get pictures like this: Was thinking it would be more cropped in on our faces, so that you would see all the pretty pictures behind us...not so much.



I did crop this one and it turned out pretty good.


We did get one good one.


And then of course some selfies.





And the some really silly ones too.



Sustenance for the 2 hours we were there.


Not sure what they were doing here.


Don't worry I rewarded them with some In and Out for lunch.


Okay we'll move on from the flower field pictures now.


Other things we did: 

Made some homemade sourdough bread


Started up with Friday Night Lights, it was so good to see the boys play again, they won! 


Saturday was baseball, we held in there for a long time, but ended up losing at the very end of the game by 1, darn.


Afterward we stayed to watch a friends t-ball game, it was the cutest, the kids got some lunch from the snack bar, they loved it.


Sunday Mini Fox had horseback riding lessons, she's finally starting to gain her confidence back after falling off a month or so ago.


Sunday night we surprised my dad showing up with dinner and dessert for his birthday. That was on Friday, but we couldn't celebrate then because of Friday Night Lights and Saturday night he was at a track meet.




Monday we started school full time! It was wonderful and the kids are loving it. Not loving having to be woken up, since we went to school in the afternoon for Hybrid, but loving that they get to be with all of their friends. Adjusting to me having to make lunches for them the night before, not so much, lol!


Made some chicken salad with homemade mayo that a friend gave us from the eggs her chickens laid, it was delicous!


Tuesday was another baseball game, and we won! Finally, the boys have been working so hard, and their work finally paid off. 


Do you ever find a pair of workout shoes and just love them so much you keep buying them? No? Just me? It always takes me forever to find a good pair of running shoes. I finally found them! I've bought these 3 times! This picture was taken back in January. And here I am needing to replace them again, I went to buy them, and they are $30 off! What? Yes please? But then that makes me fee like they are getting rid of them, and trying to clear them out...so I bought another pair...which makes me buying this shoe 4 times. I might even buy another one if I notice that they are selling out of the sizes.

I have to admit though, one pair I just keep for upstairs, so when I am working out in my bedroom or the office, which both have carpet, I only wear those shoes, so they don't get dirty on the bottom. So those I haven't worn too much.


I had these almonds the other day at a friends house and they were so dang good! They got them at Costco, but were sold out, so I bought some for us...I had no idea Almonds came in different flavors. If you are making a charcuterie board, these would be a fantastic addition to it.

I've been looking around for some good jean shorts, these are so comfy and perfect for summer! They come in a ton of different colors, are stretchy and not tight on the waist and for $26.99, they are a great deal! I'll try and take a picture of me in them soon. The pictures do not do them justice, it has 6,651 4.5 star ratings...pretty dang good for a piece of clothing if you ask me. The fit true to size, I wear a medium in shorts and these fit well. I could probably wear a small because of the stretch, but they're shorts and I like to be comfy.

Okay, that's all I have for today. This weekend Mini Fox has her First Holy Communion retreat (outside), and then next weekend she gets her First Holy Communion, with restrictions, etc, we have to pair it down a lot, so it's just close family coming. It will be the first time we step foot inside of church. We've been watching our church that they stream on YouTube and sat outside once for Easter, we're excited to be getting back.

Have a great weekend!



Friday, April 16, 2021

Friday Favorites #8

Happy Friday Foxy Friends! Today is my day off and the kids have only at home work because they're going back to school full time next week! So they had to take today to change the classrooms over to accommodate all of the kids. So excited, I'm taking the kids to lunch and to some flower fields to hopefully get some amazing pictures. This was the last time we went.


Okay onto my favorites of the week.


I'm joining the ladies again from #StyledAcrossTheStates for another week, this week we're styling dresses. During the summer I pretty much live in dresses, they are just so easy, not constricting and keeps you cool. This is my newest one that I got from my Sweetly Striped. I know I keep talking about Jessica's shop, but I just can't help but buy everything! I swear I get nothing from promoting her, I just really love her shop!

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This dress is just too cute. I do have to get it altered a bit in the straps, and looking at these pictures, I think I'm going to get the hem taken up a bit. With short legs I'm constantly getting things altered.


Dress / Shoes (similar)/ Jacket (Similar) / Earrings (got them from here, they are no longer available but have other great options) / Bracelets (Sweetly Striped...again) / Necklace (Sweetly Striped, are we surprised at this point?)


I've been all about the dainty necklaces lately, this one fits the bill perfectly.


The easiest way to pull a look together is a jean jacket. Old Navy has some great options. I like having longer ones and cropped ones depending on your outfit.


You can't tell from above, but I just love the mini striped detail on this dress.




Today is my Dad's birthday! He's turning 75! I couldn't imagine a better Grandpa for my kids, he is constantly picking them up from school and taking them for French fries (Pre Covid), hopefully that starts up again soon! Goes to all the games and sometimes practices too.



Things happening around our house lately. Mr. and I got a new mattress. We decided to try and mattress in a box. I'll let you know how we like it. Our first night was Thursday night, so I'll let you know.


We had Indian food the other night and forgot how much we loved it. But it was quite pricey, so we decided to try and make it in our own. By we, I mean me...I made it...lol. Mr. found the recipe. I made Tiki Masala, homemade Naan and garlic butter rice, it was so delicious, and it will be happening again!


Our towel rack broke...so Mr. is trying to fix it, see the next picture.


He rigged it upside down and filled the base with cement...two days later and it's still drying, I'll keep you posted.


I'm making a cup for a friend, thought I'd share how I made them. I spray paint a cup.


Glitter it

Epoxy it, and then add some quote or pictures to it...it's currently still spinning so I can't show you the finished product yet. Check out my IG in a couple of days and you'll probably see the finished product.


We have some new friends in our garden...hopefully we get to see them turn into butterflies.


Got my second shot on Monday and I'm so happy to be done, 11 more days and I'll be fully vaccinated! A lot of our friends are getting their second shots soon, so we can maybe start seeing more friends soon! At least go out to dinner! Happy for that, and hoping the numbers continue to go down where I live.



The kids are in Kindness Club at school (via Zoom) and each week they have a specific task of kindness to try and do, this week was to make food for someone. Mini Fox made me my favorite lemonade and Baby Fox made me a fruit bowl.




 Other then that, life is starting to pick back up. Slowly starting to get busy. This kid has sports 6 days a week, but he never complains about it. Baseball, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday.


Football on Thursday and Fridays.


This girl has horseback riding too. She really wants to get back to gymnastics, so hopefully when Mr. and I fully vaccinated and Baby Fox is down to one sport we can start her back up in that!


Mini Fox's riding pants, under $25, in case you need a pair. Good quality and comfortable, she loves them.

Alright, I think that's it for this post. A lot of pictures I know. Thanks for sticking with me. See you all next week!

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