Friday Favorites: This and That Edt.



Woo hoo! Time for another Friday Favorites, this week I’m sharing a random assortment of photos from our week and some things we are currently loving. The weather in Chicago is COLD, icy and snowy, poor Isla has come down with another virus and we are just hoping to enter the weekend with three healthy little ladies.

One: I was able to snap a few photos of Isla this week, I’m hoping to have a few photo sessions within these next few weeks instead of hiring a professional this time around. Let me tell you, as if we all didn’t already love and respect out favorite photographers, taking photos of a BUSY almost one year old is a full body workout!

Two: And for a little blog post round-up, this week:

  •  I was able to answer a few questions about myself, just in case you were wondering who the Mama behind the camera was! You can read that post here: Ten Questions- About Me
  • I also shared a little Organizing 101: 6 Ways to Use a 3-Tier Cart, all the Mama’s were loving the art cart option, I’ll be sharing more photos of this option as I switch things up. You can read that post here: Organizing 101: 6 Ways to Style a 3-Tier Cart
  • Finally, I am going to be sharing our weekly meal plan with a free shopping list printable, so each week make sure you stop by and print out the shopping list if you want an EASY list of weekly dinners! You can read that post here: Meal Planning (1)

Three: If you are looking for a way to beat “Cabin Fever” I highly recommend finding somewhere where you can take the kiddos to SWIM! We signed-up Avery for swim lessons through our local YMCA and while she takes the lesson, Scott swims with the other little ladies and it is such a highlight of our week! We are also amazed at how far Avery has come with her swimming, she can tread water AND is even starting to learn the front crawl/freestyle, we just love watching her!

  • Mom Tip: We bring the girls pj’s, give them a quick shower in the family locker room, put on their pj’s, that way when we get home, it’s time for dinner and off to bed they go! They always fall asleep in a snap after a full hour of swimming fun, everybody wins!

Four: I may just be OVER these cold Chicago winters, but I am already dreaming about summer and our upcoming Disney trip in May! Have you seen the ADORABLE swimsuits that Target already has out for the littles? I could just scoop-up one of each they are SO cute! Speaking of swimsuits, where is your favorite place to shop swimwear for yourself!? I had the best luck with Target last year and also ordered a two piece from the brand Cup She off of Amazon, which I also liked, but was a little skimpy in the rear area 😉 Linking some of my favorite Mommy & Little Lady swimwear below!

Five: Let’s talk The Bachelor! Who are your front runners? I think Hannah (non pageant version) and Cassie seem super sweet and I’m am SO wondering what the beef is between the two beauty pageant ladies! I was thinking I was team pageant Hannah, until that super creepy growl she did at the pool party!? I can’t help but to think the two of them just don’t get along and it’s really nothing more serious then some girl drama!? Also, seeing the contestants ages on their interviews is making me feel like an old lady. Do you read Sheaffer Told Me To Bachelor recaps, they always make me giggle! One of my girlfriends also told me about the Podcast Rose Pricks, which is definitely NOT kid friendly, but also provides a good laugh!

Sheaffer Told Me To The Bachelor Episode 3:  I Love a Good Emotional Spiral
Image from Sheaffer Told Me To: Read her recap HERE
Have the BEST weekend, I’m so excited to share some awesome posts on my blog next week, I’ll be sharing a brand new Coffee Chat series featuring another amazing Mama! Can’t wait for you to meet her, let me know what you’re up to this weekend in my comments, see you next week!
                                          Linking-Up With:  A Little Bit of Everything / Grace and Love / Momfessionals 
                      I am also linking up with The Blended Blog for their Friday Features and Whitney @ Polka-Dotty Place




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