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Friday, March 6, 2015

Five Loves on Friday!

Happy first Friday of MARCH, friends!!! What a nice ring that has to it! ;)  It's been a  l-o-n-g  week, filled with challenges, as well as some pretty sprinkle-worthy moments too!  I can't wait to share it all with you!  Let's dig right in...

1.  Date Night
First off, thank you for all of the sweet comments last Friday wishing me and my hubby a wonderful date night!  Here's how it went...

A half an hour before the girls were to leave for my parents' place we noticed a plumbing issue here. So, our date kicked off at Home Depot, followed by 2 long hours of Jason doing everything possible to fix the situation himself.  I lent my moral support while watching Hart of Dixie.  After doing all he could it became apparent that we'd need to call a professional plumber.  Already into weekend "emergency hours", we were put on a waiting list for the next available plumber.

We decided it'd do no good to spend our evening all upset.  Instead we grabbed Chinese takeout and settled in for a movie night at home.  To lighten the mood we chose Sharknado 2, one of those "it's so bad, it's funny" flicks. ;)  

Shortly after we fell asleep that night we got a call that a plumber was available.  A little over an hour later it was all taken care of. The plumber could have charged us extra for going into a second hour, but he didn't, which was so nice!  By no means was it a dream date night, but it did remind me of three things that I should never take for granted.  First, having running water and the ability to use the bathroom anytime needed is a huge blessing!  Secondly, having a husband who is willing to get his hands dirty and do everything within his power to take care of our family makes me feel like the most blessed girl on the planet!  Most importantly, God provides for all our needs.  My heart overflows with gratefulness! 

2.  Applejack Adorableness

While the girls were at my parents' house on Friday night, Little One and my mom headed to the sewing machine to spruce up Applejack's wardrobe.  The outfit they made came out super cute, and the memories they created in the process are priceless!  

3.  Just Me & My Girls

Jason had to travel out of town for business this week.  While the hubs was away, my girlies and I had a good ol' fashioned slumber party!  We made a pizza so huge that it barely fit in the oven, had a Disney marathon, and chatted for hours about anything and everything.  As much as I missed Jas, I soaked up that special "just us girls" time together! 

4.  Ice Cream Brunch

We also enjoyed a lit'l Ice Cream Brunch with the girls' favorite toppings, and a side of eclairs this week!  It was "sweet"! :)

5.  Show Your Disney Side app

This FREE app is too much fun! 

Me, a quirky princess? Never! ;)  
I really wanted to be a pirate, but I just looked way too happy in each picture I snapped.  Pirates are my favorite...I just can't pull off being one!   :)

Princess plays her favorite villain.

How hilarious is this pic of Little One as a Star Wars X-Wing Pilot?! She makes me smile! :)

Wanna explore your Disney Side too?  Get the app here!

Thanks for stopping by today, friends!  Have a fantastic weekend!  My hubby is back home now so I know I will!!! :D

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

February Favorites!

Hello, lovelies!  I've rounded up my favorite duos from the love month and am so excited to share them with you today!

This is not a sponsored post.  All products were purchased by myself, or were gifts from my sweet hubby.  All opinions are my own.  This post contains a few affiliate links.  If you click through those links and make a purchase I receive a small commission (at no cost to you).  Your support of this blog is greatly appreciated!  

1.  Germaphobe Approved Awesomeness!
This is my new favorite gadget! We got it while making some updates to our bathroom.  I'm so happy with it that I plan to get one for my kitchen too!


2. Scent-sational Goodness
While waiting for this seemingly never-ending winter to wrap up, this beachy fragrance is helping me {pretend to} escape!


3.  Book + Blanket
A soft throw and excellent book are a perfect combo to enjoy a quiet moment with!

A snippet about this book:

As Christians, we're certainly not immune to the troubles of life. We aren't promised an easy road, and when troubles do come, we're urged to rise above them and experience "peace that passes all understanding." But how, in day-to-day life, does that really happen?

While numerous books have been written on overcoming anxiety, Anxious for Nothing moves us beyond pop psychology's temporary cures by returning us to our one true source of comfort and victory—Scripture. John MacArthur reminds us that God is completely sovereign, understands our struggles, and has equipped us with resources to not only face, but also to triumph completely over our anxieties. offers this book for $10.50 + FREE Shipping! // Amazon has the eBook for only $3.03!  Either way, it is worth every lit'l penny! 


4.  Junk Food 'n' Jammies
What's better than R&R in a fresh new pair of lounge pants?  Relaxing with a super scrumptious snack!  These PB gems are hard to find, but whenever I spot one I reward myself by purchasing it! ;)


5.  Dinner with a Side of Disney
If you're current on my posts here, this is no surprise!  I cannot get enough of these plates!!  Using my new convection oven is even more fun when I get to serve meals on these pixie dusted pretties!  We broke them in last week with some seafood enchiladas - YUMmm!


6.  My Valentine Gifts
My {sweet, thoughtful, amazing} husband surprised me with a new phone for Valentine's Day!  Loving my cutesy case too!


There you have it, a dozen delights from the last month to officially go down in the books! 

Wishing you a fabulous March!  I'm doing my best not to wish it away in the great anticipation of spring!  It's the only March 2015 we'll ever have, so let's embrace it. Bundle up & enjoy!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Loot Crate February 2015 Subscription Box Reveal

As part of my mystery box Valentine's Day theme for the family this year (see Little One and Princess' boxes here and here), I surprised the hubs with a Loot Crate.  It was so much fun to watch him open and even better to get into the theme of this month's box and "play" as a family!  Here's a look at the loot!

Friday, February 27, 2015

Five Loves on Friday!

HAPPY FRIDAY!!!  Hope you've enjoyed a lovely week, friends!  Here are 5 loves from mine:

1.  Sparkly Sweetness

Little One was given a jewelry making kit this week.  She immediately went to {sparkle} town, handcrafting cuteness for her family, friends, and dolls, of course! ;)  Check out that lit'l trifecta of friendship perfection up top there.  She made a simply sweet bracelet for herself and her two BFFs from church.  This mama's heart is oh-so-full!

2.  POPSUGAR Must Have + a $5 off coupon for Y-O-U!
I am SO EXCITED!  I ordered my first POPSUGAR Must Have box this week!!! Hooray for happy mail coming in March!  

Have you heard of POPSUGAR Must Have?

The best in fashion, beauty, home, fitness, food, and more delivered straight to your door. - POPSUGAR

I've swooned over POPSUGAR box reveals for so long now.  When I scored a $5 discount I thought it was the perfect excuse to pretend it was my birthday order a box of goodies!  


I have seen a spoiler revealing one of next month's surprises!  I will just say that this goody goes for more than the price of box and scores 5 star reviews at Sephora! Curious? Here's a link to the item IF you can't help but take a peek!  Long story short, I've already got more than my money's worth! YAY!!!

Here's a link if you'd like to snag a March box too!
Upon my purchase, POPSUGAR gave me a code to share with friends!  Use coupon code:  REFER5 to save $5! ... Woohoo for deals! :)

3.  Loving my dishes with a dash of Disney magic!

We broke in our new plates last night with Enchiladas Cancun.  I adore every last Disney detail!  Looking forward to serving family dinners on these for years to come!

4.  I found out where the missing socks go!

This video made my heart smile!  I'd LOVE it if this was where those darn missing socks ended up! ;)


My parents invited the girls for a sleepover tonight, which means fun for ALL of us!  I'm excited for them to make some sweet new memories with Grandpa Bob & Grandma Kathy ...& I look forward to making a few of my own with my Lovey!  Whether we decide to go out or grab take out, it'll be a good night, no doubt! ;)

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  It's a joy to have you here!

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Disney Store Haul!

Who wants to peek inside my Tinkerbell lined boxes to check out the magical goodies I snagged during Disney Store's Friends & Family Sale?  I can't wait to share!!!

Disney Plates

We've been needing some new plates for a while now.  I've (obviously) wanted to add more Disney magic to our everyday lives too!  These plates made both happen!  They're regularly $99.95 for a set of 12 (which is a little steep for my budget).  I watched and waited for the right sort of discount to make them a reasonable purchase.  That 25% off code made it the perfect time to snatch them up!  Now I just need to whip up some Disney recipes!

Princess' Custom Made (by Mom) Gift Box!
I went with a mystery box theme for my family this Valentine's Day.  Little One got a Nerd Block Junior Girls box, and Jason received a Loot Crate and a Nerd Block Classic box.  I decided that I'd create a Disney box for Princess, choosing items I knew she had her eye on! Here's what she found inside...

Cinderella Nightshirt // She immediately declared this soft, comfy pj top to be her new favorite!

Cruella De Vil "Tsum Tsum" Plush // Who knew a Disney villain could be so cute?!  Can you spot her tiny red shoes? Adorableness!!

Beautifully Disney This Way, That Way Nail Polish // Her new mani is beautifully Disney indeed!

Minnie Mouse Lounge Pants

I absolutely LOVE Disney Store's lounge pants!  This is my third, and favorite, pair.  They're covered in hearts, Minnie, and even tie up with a pink bow.  I don't know how they could be more perfect!  Originally $19.95, these were marked down to $15.  My 25% off brought them all the way down to $11.25!  Deal!

Toy Story Tsum Tsums
("Tsum tsum" means "stack stack" in Japanese)

I know, I know, I'm a "grown up", but I can't resist the cuteness!!  These are just too sweet!  Disney keeps us all young-at-heart! :)  

The mini size tsum tsums are normally $4.95 each, but these Toy Story cuties were marked down to $2.99.  After the 25% off, the entire set (usually $44.55) was only $20.18!

Check out the sweet detailing on each...
I mean, really!  So stinkin' cute!


I can't share what's inside this box, yet! It's a Mother's Day gift for my mom to enjoy during our Disney trip together later this year. :)  You know I'll share later, so stick around to find out what's hidden inside this box of pixie dusted perfection!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a magical day, friends!

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