Friday Favorites #3

FRIIIIIDAYYYY! Fri-YAY, amirite? This weekend is supposed to rain but I don’t ven care. I feel like it was such a long week, probably because I’m PRETTY sure the boy is teething and the dog has been out.of.control. Anyone else have a yellow lab that is so adorably stupid, but also obnoxious some days? No one? Okay. Moving on, here are my favorites from around the web this week!

Homemade Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles Recipe

Favorite cool treat: Even though this week has been a touch cooler in NJ, the hot days are upon us! This summer I for see many outdoor days with my little guy and possibly a few batches of these awesome MSPI friendly ice pops! Just substitute the soy yogurt for coconut!

And this Snapchat, which spices up herb puns even more.

Favorite Laugh Out Loud: I can’t even take this. The rest in this post are pretty goo, but the thyme one.. Also, does anyone else get stuck for what feels like hours on Buzzfeed? I have the app and it was the best/worst decision of my life.

Construction Party Lunch Idea

Favorite party theme: With Ryan’s first coming up, I’ve been on my birthday party inspiration grind and I LOVE this Steel Beam Construction themed party from Moms and Munchkins. If Ryan was a little older, it would be happening.

Rainbow Triangle Bunting DIY | Oh Happy Day!

Favorite festive DIY: In the same vein, this Rainbow Triangle Bunting is so cute! I’m so inspired to make my own, possibly without a sewing machine.

How to Make a Hula Hoop Tent

Favorite kid DIY: This hula hoop tent from A Beautiful Mess is what all my childhood dreams are made of. I REALLY want to make Ryan one. I got a sewing machine when I was 16, so if someone wants to show me how to use it… šŸ˜‰

This professor lectures while holding a student’s child to calm him down. So much love for this.

Coffee naps are real. Thank you, The Kitchn. This could be life changing.

This post about Netflix shows for new moms. As an avid Netflix user and a mom, I love this! Also, proud to announce there are some on here I haven’t seen.

The Greatest Parenting Advice from 9 Amazing Moms.

Linking up with Life in Leggings! Have a great weekend everyone!



Friday Favorites

Happy May! And happy Friday! Even though when you’re a SAHM there’s really no “Friday” in the traditional sense, I still get the same excitement when Friday rolls around. It usually means that Alex’s work week is closing and we get him all to ourselves for two days. With the weather warming up, weekends are even more exciting and filled with hope of parks and day trips. Here are my favorite things from this week in this weeks inaugural edition of Friday Favorites!

A beautiful Mess Washer dryer

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Cooking Pork Chops – The Kitchn wrote this article and I was so excited! Pork chops are usually pretty affordable and most cuts are lean, so they’re a good choice in our house.

Washer Dryer

Washer & Dryer MakeoverĀ – This is SO cool and SUCH a good idea! This post on A Beautiful Mess uses electric tape to decorate a washer and dryer.

crispy-broccoli-with-lemon-and-garlicCrispy Broccoli with Lemon and Garlic – smitten kitchen posted this recipe that is exactly like what my mom used to make me when I was little. I made something similar now for my vegetable hating husband, and the crispy broccoli tops MAKE this dish.

mothers day

Mother’s Day Photo Gift – I love this Mother’s Day gift idea from A Cup of Jo. I’m thinking about making one for my mom and my MIL. Simple and adorable!

birthday throne

Birthday Throne from Target – My love for Target runs deep, and this adorable DIY video for a birthday highchair banner is so cute and easy! Hello inspiration.


Yesterday after a rough start, our day got MUCH better. After a good, 2 hour nap for the boy, we hit up Target (and the in store Starbucks, hello coconut milk) and the car wash, then sent daddy a fun message for his birthday.


An Easy Daily Calendar – The weblink for this seems to be down and I can’t find it anywhere else, but here’s the Pinterest link for it. I love this idea for a daily calendar/diary to use over multiple years.

What have been your favoriteĀ things this week?