Friday, July 22, 2016

Happy Friday! I've been waiting for this day all week... like I normally do, but for a different reason this week... I want it to be Sunday! Normally I dread Sunday because it means that it's almost the start of another work week, but this Sunday we have something exciting planned. If you follow me on Instagram, you might already know what I'm talking about. If not, you'll just have to wait until next week to find out!

Anyway, this week went by entirely too fast. Normally this is a good thing, but I felt so behind all week due to being thrown off my regular schedule and I literally just replied to emails from Sunday, yesterday.

Enough small talk... let's get to it!

Wine in a Can.

I saw Natasha from Schue Love share this Underwood wine a couple weeks ago and I was intrigued. I mean, I have a new love with rose, so I figured, why not. So one day when I was at Trader Joe's, I decided to pick up a can. It was a little more pricey than what I've been buying, but again, I thought, why not? It was $4.99 for a can (one can = 1/2 bottle) which is roughly $10 a bottle. Not very much, but hey, I'm cheap lol. The rose I love at TJ's is only $4.99 a BOTTLE so this was double the amount! I broke into it last night because someone decided to dump out all the Lego's we own. Twice. That called for wine. Also, after his birthday last weekend, we now have WAY more toys than I know what to do with so I plan to (1) go to IKEA this weekend to find a better storage system and (2) go through the toys we have and get rid of some. The shopping sounds way more fun than the cleaning.

Rainbow Chip Frosting.

Has anyone ever had this frosting? Rainbow chip frosting is my ABSOLUTE favorite frosting. Ever. I used to only buy this kind and then they discontinued it and turned it into funfetti. Say what? Vanilla frosting with sprinkles on top is not nearly as good those amazing rainbow chips. Thankfully it's back and I was able to make Mason some funfetti cupcakes with rainbow chip frosting for his birthday!

Hanna Jams.

I got a new Hanna Andersson catalogue in the mail last week and to my surprise, it had a $20 off coupon! I swear I've NEVER seen that from HA before so of course, I had to take advantage! It was only good for in store purchases which is perfect because I was going shopping with my sister in law and friend at the Nordstrom sale on Thursday and there is a HA at that mall. Perfect timing! I had wanted to get Mason some more shorts pajamas since he's still rocking some from last year and they are entirely too short, but I couldn't find any in his size, so I got some for the Fall/Winter instead... if it ever gets cold. But I mean, I couldn't let the $20 coupon go to waste AND look at how cute these Star Wars pajamas are!

Nordstrom Sale.

Speaking of the Nordstrom sale, I am SO over all the Nordstrom posts lately and here I am doing my own. BUT in my defense, I am really just sharing one thing I got because I LOVE it. This cowl neck dress. I'm a sucker for cowl necks and to be able to wear a real bra with this dress is pure perfection. And not to mention, IT HAS POCKETS. I got it in black but am thinking about getting another one in the black/taupe stripe. Nordstrom, here's my money.

Cute Pool Floats.

Ever since I saw those cute pool floats at Target, I wanted one. Unfortunately our community pool is colder than cold and we never go so I thought it was unnecessary for me to get a pool float. So I passed. And then my niece got these CUTE ones : a watermelon and a donut. And I immediately had FOMO. They no longer have them at Target anymore, but I'm eyeing them on Amazon just hoping they go on sale! I want to snag myself one so bad!

Back to School Supply Shopping.

I went to Target yesterday with every intention of sticking to my list. Well, that didn't happen. And then I walked past this section : the back to school section. I have to admit, I LOVE the back to school section! It was always my favorite part of going back to school as a kid because I LOVED getting new binders and notebooks and pens and pencils. And I have to admit, not much has changed since then. I still love planners and notebooks and pens!

Happy Weekend, friends!


  1. I'm going to the store today & Rainbow Chip frosting will be on my list! I have no reason to bake anything except for that frosting. haha!

    Have SO MUCH FUN on Sunday!

  2. I started back to school shopping this week! I think I need 2 or 3 more things from the kids' lists so that is good! Have a good weekend!

  3. Back to school shopping was amazing!!! I think I have more fun with my pens and planner now though.
    I've not tried rainbow chip. It looks like way less work than making my own so I'm a fan!
    How was the wine? You wrote a whole paragraph about it but didn't say if you liked it or not lol.

  4. I am loving that cowl neck. I'm in debate mode because there is a striped one too, love it! I thought rainbow chip was being discontinued or has a recall? Not to scare you! Now I need to figure out what I saw about that too! Have a great weekend!

  5. That dress is so cute! Have fun at Disney!

  6. I am such a geek over new school supplies too. I even like the way the smell. Baha ha! I am with you on that icing being so good and Funfetti isn't even close to the same. Have a great weekend. I know you will :)!

  7. Yes to the school supplies! I know they signal "end-of-summer" but they make me all sorts of happy. Also, you might have just pushed me over to clicking yes on the #nsale cowl neck dress!!!

  8. As I child I would eat rainbow chip frosting by the spoonful!!! Yum!!

  9. Give me a dress with pockets and you'll see me wear it far too often.

  10. The rainbow chip frosting is the greatest!!! What a great HA coupon, still sad we dont have a physical store around here (but maybe thats a good thing? Lol)

  11. Back to school shopping was always my favorite too! I'd want to start as soon as they put it out. So I'd get stuff, then the teachers would send out their list and I'd have to get more (and different) stuff... It drove my mom crazy!

  12. I have seen the wine in a can at TJ's and have been curious about it, but haven't bought it yet because it seemed pricey to me, too. That's one of the reasons I love TJ's is because of their "cheap" wine. I'm sure they would prefer the term affordable, but you know what I mean. I'll have to buy some next time I'm there. It' still less expensive than a glass at a restaurant, right? Hope you're having a good weekend!

  13. I always loved back to school shopping too! New organization is the best. I had that problem with Myles where he was dumping everything out of his bins all at one time. After like a week of that, I went and bought rope that I used to stop them from coming out so easily. It's not perfect but it does kepp him from dumping them all out all the time!

  14. Try the rainbow chip icing on a strawberry box cake mix. It's so good!

  15. I love all the back to school supplies too. That was my favorite and my siblings would always make fun of me when I was walking around our house with my new backpack in July!!!

  16. Rainbow chip frosting is definitely the best. I haven't used it in forever, but now I want to! I love that picture with Mason and the Legos. So many legos, haha! It's crazy to me how fast kids can make a mess, and yet it takes twice as long to clean up. Cute jammies too! I have yet to buy any HA ones, mostly because of the price.

  17. Wine in a can?! What?! I need this in my life.
    Rainbow chip frosting? Yes, give me. When that stuff finds its way into our house I find all sorts of things to lather in it (graham crackers, pretzels, baked goods). Needless to say, the will power is zero so it's not in my pantry often.
    Ooooh, that dress!! SO CUTE! You totally need it in the stripes as well.

  18. That wine in a can!!! I wonder if they sell it here?? I do love the back-to-school section at Target (I'm a teacher, after all) but it also depresses me. And that dress is just your style! Is it sad that I've never even met you in person, yet I can picture it on you perfectly?! Likely with a pair of Converse! ;)


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