Five on Friday.

Friday, February 21, 2014

New shoes.

We got Mason some new shoes back in November and found that they were a bit hard to get on recently. So last weekend (since I finally had a whole weekend off with my family!), we took Mason to the mall. Now that he is older and can walk, he definitely needs to be there for shopping, well shoe shopping at least. We went to Stride Rite since he already had a pair of those shoes and we knew they fit and wore well and immediately found some that Mason I liked. We had his foot measured (a whopping size 6.5 as a 19 month old!), tried on the shoes, and bought them. Serious fast shopping. Even Seth was happy! Then we headed over to Nordstrom because I had been dying to get Mason some Converse for forever and had him try those on too. Size 6 fit perfectly, purchase, and we were on our way! I mean really, who can say no to baby Converse?


I was reading Erin's blog, Hello Erin, a couple weeks ago and she mentioned theSkimm. I was intrigued so I clicked on the link to see what it was. Basically it's a website that reads all the news articles for you and gives you the basic gist. They find the most important things going on in the world that day and then send you an email telling you what happened, in a more condensed version. This is their motto "theSkimm is the daily e-mail newsletter that gives you everything you need to start your day. We do the reading for you - across all subject lines and party lines - and break it down with fresh editorial content. We read. You skimm." The picture below is what a standard email looks like. 

This is seriously perfect for me - a working mom who never has time to watch the news - or heaven forbid read the newspaper! I started getting it a couple weeks ago and love it!

Crayola markers.

I got these Crayola markers about a month ago after I got my Erin Condren planner. It kind of reminds me of being a kid when I use them but I don't care. I love that I can color code things in my planner - it makes it easier for me to see what's going on. Green for Mason. Blue for Seth. Purple for me. Red for birthdays...

doTERRA essential oils.

Way back last year in March when we visited my friend Tara in New Mexico, she introduced us to these essential oils. I had been a little skeptical at first because these things aren't really my "thing". But she used some in a diffuser for Seth and I and one for Mason and OH MY GOSH. We used lavender and I felt like I was drugged. I slept so well, it was crazy. Mason used breathe since he had a cold and it helped so much. I had been wanting to get some of my own but couldn't quite do it because they are kind of expensive, but I finally did and am so happy. I started small and got a few and then went to a class that my friend, Amy, put on to learn more about them and now I'm obsessed!


Still so, so proud of my husband for writing his Boy Dad post for Valentine's Day last week. It is seriously the sweetest thing to see him and Mason together. If you haven't checked it out yet, you can read it here.


  1. Happy Friday!! :) I've been wanting to try essential oils, heard so many good things about them. Do you buy them from your friend? You should do a post about them!! Thanks for sharing that app, so clever. That's my news each morning - open the USA Today app while brushing my teeth and read the headlines. Haha :) Have a great weekend!!

    1. I don't buy them directly from my friend but more through her. I signed up under her as a preferred customer and I get the discount as well. I only have those few oils so far but love them! I went to a class my other friend had and really learned a lot. I would recommend seeing if anyone in your area is having a class and going to one. They can be used for SO many things that I never knew!

  2. I was hopeful for the lavender to help Noah's sleep but so far I haven't noticed a difference :(. We were putting it on his feet, and then tried it in his bath, but neither has helped. Glad it's helped you guys though. Is there something I'm missing?

  3. Oh I forgot about Skimm!! I NEED to get that asap.
    We use the oils, too. Those 5 are our main ones as well as digeztion. You NEED that one. It's been great when Mia gets constipated (which is rare, thankfully). Eric lived in Mexico for 2 years and eating the food and drinking the water has permanently destroyed his insides (at least it feels that way even though they really are getting better) and the digeztion oil helps him SO much on the rough days! We have a couple other random ones but those 6 are the ones we swear by!


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