FRIDAY FAVORITES {9.7.18}

Happy Friday, friends! 

Our 2nd week of school is in the books! And let me just say that I was ON TOP of my dinner game this week! Made a meal plan for the week and wait for it....stuck to it!! Woohoo! That's a HUGE win! It seems like something always comes up where I forget to thaw out meat or don't make it to the grocery store....but not this week! (Insert fist bump!)

And if you missed this week's posts,
You can read about our Labor Day Weekend HERE.
I shared my Chicken Enchilada recipe HERE from Tuesday.
And a Day in the Life post HERE.

As always, I'm teaming up with ERIKA, ANDREA, and NARCI for FRIDAY FAVORITES!

 

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I am LOVING the rainy weather and cooler temps this week! Friends, it feels like FALL here and that makes my heart SO HAPPY! 

I snapped this pic which has basically been my "uniform" this week. Is there anything better than sweatshirt and shorts weather?! 

 

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Speaking of Fall, I started sprinkling a few Fall decor touches around the house. I love my pumpkin with lights. It adds a touch of cozy to our entryway. :)

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Fall candles are always a FAVORITE! I have a few of the Yankee Candle Spiced Pumpkin that smell SO GOOD! I even bought a small one for my office!

 

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A little Fall decor for the kitchen table too! 
 

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Last week, I posted on Instagram and asked for suggestions on a new texturing spray. My hair is super baby fine so it needs all the help it can get in the volume department. A couple friends suggested this Not Your Mother's brand. 

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I bought it to try as well as their dry shampoo. Let me tell you, this stuff smells FANTASTIC! #givemeallthetoastedcoconut

So far, I'm really pleased with both products. If you have another suggestion, please leave me a comment! I'd love to have more recommendations!

We have our first soccer and football games this weekend for Cutter and he is PUMPED! Carson is attending his first school dance. WHAT?! The Middle School is having a Back To School dance Saturday night and Carson is excited to go with his friends. I still cannot believe he is in 6th grade. If you are new here, we have 4 kids. A girl and 3 boys and this year we have 4 schools! Alyssa is a Senior in college in Waco, TX - Conner is a Junior in High School - Carson is in 6th grade in Middle School - Cutter is in 4th grade at the Elementary. Yep. We have them all covered! 😉

You can keep up with us this weekend on social media!

You can find me on Instagram HERE.
Facebook HERE.
and Pinterest HERE.

Have a great weekend!

XO

A DAY IN THE LIFE {9.4.18}

Happy Friday Eve! 

Today I am sharing a Day in the Life post as we start back to school, routines, practices, homework, and all the Fall season brings!

I don't know about you, but I love these types of posts. So fun to see a glimpse into someone else's day and how they do daily life!

This was our Tuesday! 

 

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Alarm went off at 5:00am! That's my sweet hubby in the background! 

 

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Mark went to run and get his workout in before heading to the office. I grabbed my coffee and got cozy on the couch for my quiet time.  Starting my day with coffee and Jesus! You can read about how I have my quiet time HERE

And the book I have been reading is Everybody, Always by Bob Goff. It is SO GOOD! I am almost finished so I'll include it in my Summer Book Review next week!

 

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I checked my blog post for the day and then spent some time reading several of my favorite blogs. 

Carson and Cutter get up every morning at 6:00am BY THEMSELVES! They get up, get dressed, eat breakfast, make their lunch, brush their teeth, and ready for the day by 6:30am. Carson unloads the dishwasher every morning for me too! #momwin

Once they have everything done, they read for 30 minutes. I tried to get their picture when they first woke up but they weren't quite awake yet. Ha! 

I went to check on them and found Cutter snuggled in his blanket.

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Cutter is my bookworm!

 

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Carson prefers to be cozy on his bed when he reads. 

Reading in the mornings works for us so they have more time after school to complete homework, study for tests, sports practices, and even just some play time.  Although, Cutter often chooses to read before bedtime too! 

 

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I grabbed a 2nd cup of coffee and headed to get ready for the day. 

I watch/listen to Friends EVERY morning. I even have Mark hooked on it now!

 

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At 7:20am, I took Carson and Cutter to school. While I was gone, Conner got up and got ready for school and then he always leaves as I pull back up to the house. Hence, no picture of Conner once again. Let's be real - He's 16, he's never around! Ha! 

It was a gorgeous rainy morning!

I was scheduled to be in the office from 9:00am-12:00pm. So after dropping off the boys, I did a few things around the house before leaving for work. 

 

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Switched a load of laundry. I try to do 2-3 loads every day to stay on top of the never ending mound of laundry with 3 boys. This way I don't have to spend an entire day doing it. #notalaundryfan

 

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I threw some frozen chicken in my crockpot to cook for dinner, picked up a few things around the house, and then left for the office.

 

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Most days I work from home. My work schedule changes daily - sometimes by the hour! When you are a Realtor, you have crazy hours! However, I signed up to be the Agent On Call for Tuesday so I was scheduled to be in the office for the morning. 

 

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For the next several hours, I worked on my Real Estate business. I didn't have any showings scheduled with buyers on Tuesday so I worked on my listings, touched base with clients, answered phone calls at the office,  worked on some marketing, and finished up a pile of paperwork. 

 

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At 12:30pm, I was home and ready for some lunch! I ate a quick burrito. Amy's are my favorite!

 

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I worked some more from home, started on a blog post, and then took a few minutes to read outside before picking up the boys from school. 

 

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Cutter gets out of school at 3:20pm and rides the bus over to the Middle School. He usually arrives on the bus at the same time Carson is dismissed at 3:40pm. Gosh, they look so big! Our youngest babies are growing up fast! 

After school, we the boys grabbed a snack, finished up their homework, and played for a little while. Cutter has football and soccer practice on Tuesday nights. They ended up cancelling soccer due to the rain but football practice was still on! 

 

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I asked Cutter if I could get a picture before he left and this is what I got! 

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These are his "football" poses! Ha! 

Mark came home from work and took Cutter to practice while I started dinner.

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CHICKEN ENCHILADAS!

I shared the recipe on the blog yesterday. If you missed it, you can find it HERE.

 

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It is one of the few meals that EVERYONE in the family loves! 

Mark and Cutter got home from football, Conner came home from school (He stays late for open gym. He's passionate about basketball and already getting ready for the season!), we ate dinner, got the younger boys showered and ready for bed. 

 

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I worked a little more and then finished up my blog post for the next day.

And this was the last picture I took! We are still getting in the routine of being back to school and I was TIRED. I changed into my PJs and was in bed by 10:30pm. I usually read before bed but I went right to sleep! 

There's a little glimpse into our day! I'll do better next time to snap pics of Mark and Conner! 

See you back here tomorrow for Friday Favorites! 

XO