Friday, August 24, 2018

Friday Favorites

I don't know when I've been so excited to see a Friday.  It has been quite a week.  I feel like between middle school homework/tests, elementary school PTA stuff, blog things, sports practices and what feels like a million miles of playing taxi driver, I am just worn out.  It's been a great week, but a busy one and this mama is thankful for a night with nothing planned this evening.

Today I'm sharing some Friday Favorites and linking up with some of our favorite bloggers. Lots of goodies today, so read along and I hope you all enjoy your Friday!

Not sure about y'all, but we use a good bit of hairspray in our house.  My oldest needs a super strong hold for her cheer hair-dos, but I like something really light weight and sheer.  When I ran out of my old can I saw this Sheer Blonde one at the store and decided to give it a whirl. Well, you know what?  I love it!  It literally feels like you are spraying out air onto your hair. It is super light-weight and not sticky at all, but still holds my hair when I curl it.  If you have blond hair and wear hairspray, I would give it a try!

Now that school is in full swing, so is homework.  I'm still loving this homework station I created in our newly transformed playroom/hangout space.  If they have to have homework, at least it can be done in a fun space!  To see all the details of the homework station check out the post HERE.

My oldest went to a sleepover birthday party not long ago and came home raving about one of the gift her friend received.  It was this Zoku Slush and Shake Maker.

She was so pumped up about it that she convinced blondie to split the cost so they could buy one for themselves.  Now, that in and of itself is a really big deal because that girl doesn't spend a cent of her money.  I think now they wish they had each bought one, but they really do love it. You freeze the cup and then pour any liquid into it. While stirring with the special spoon that comes with it, you watch your liquid turn into a slushie right before your eyes!  

They've done Gatorades, Sprites, Cokes, Juices, and just about anything else they can think of to pour in there!  I'm thinking this will be our go-to birthday gift from now on! 

This portion of the post is sponsored by FitFlop and Shopping Links. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

I've shared this here before, but I have a really hard time wearing certain types of shoes. I can't do flats because there is usually no arch support and I have self-diagnosed plantar fasciitis.  SO, when I find a pair of shoes that are cute and that I can wear without my feet killing me the next day, I'm all about it. A brand I have recently tried are FitFlops and I am in love! They are SO very comfortable and I can literally wear then all day long without my feet hurting. I wore the gold feather sandals a ton this summer and am still loving them. 

So, when they offered to send me another few pairs I jumped at the chance! The first pair I'm loving are the Tia Sandals. These come in a lot of colors, but got these in the caramel because I felt like it would match just about everything. I also felt like these would be great to wear now with shorts or sun dresses...

...and later with denim as things start to cool off.  They are neutral enough to match just about anything so I'm wearing them with just about everything. And, I love that I can put them on first thing in the morning, run around all day in them, and my feet still feel great! 

I also got this pair of Chai leather boots that I'm obsessed with. I need it to cool off pronto so I can start wearing these. These are kind of like a sneaker twist on a bootie and comfy as all get out. I'll be sporting these with my white jeans, regular denim, dresses, skirts and leggings all fall and winter long! 

I actually received two pairs of these by accident and our sweet friends at FitFlop agreed to let us keep the extra and gift it to one of our readers!  SO... if you wear a size 9 and would like an insanely comfortable and cute pair of shoes for fall, be sure to head over to Instagram a bit later today to enter to win! 

I have a little adult-only getaway coming up in a few weeks so I've been thinking a lot about packing and travel accessories to get ready for my trip.  These awesome packing cubes from Fishers Finery are going to come in handy!  

When traveling with the Mr. he does not like to check bags.  I get it, but for a heavy packer like me, that isn't ideal. However, if I must pack everything into a carry-on I've learned that I have to pack smart.  These travel cubes help keep everything organized and really makes packing for a trip that much easier. 

I also am pretty excited about their hanging toiletry bag and immediately switched all my travel stuff into it. I love that it has little pockets to keep everything organized and that I can actually see it all and find what I need quickly. 

If you'd like to purchase anything from Fishers Finery, be sure to use code: MAMAS10 to receive 10% off your order! Psst...they also have clothes! 

Hope everyone has a fantastic Friday and a wonderful weekend! 

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