Happy Friday! This week actually flew by, but I'm not complaining. Winter, hurry up. We've been busy, busy over here and the weekend will be no different. Nick is heading out on a ski trip with his friends, so my friends are coming into town for a little girls staycation! Shopping, eating and checking out baby shower venues are all on the agenda. Nothing better than girl time!
Right now, I'm just sitting here catching up on Vanderpump Rules and these kids are so ridiculous that I think my brain is actually getting dumber (but I can't stop watching), so what's more appropriate than a random brain dump post to kick off the weekend?!
•Speaking of TV, I'm loving this season of The Bachelor. Ben is sweet and while there are a few nut job girls (looking at you, Olivia), I think he also has some keepers in the group. I'm calling Lauren B. the flight attendant as the winner!
•So this is kind of gross, but our white rugs in our bathroom have seen better days. As in, they're not white anymore. I was going to buy new ones this week, but I thought I'd try throwing them in the wash machine first and talk about making a huge difference! All I did was wash on cold and tumble dry on low and seriously, they're like brand new. I also freshened up our bath towels using this tutorial and five stars for that, too.
•I've been living in this sweatshirt since last week. I was planning on picking up the Patagonia Better Sweater jacket for our Colorado trip next month, but when I stumbled upon this onelooking so similar for a fraction of the price = sold. It's SO warm and comfy and despite looking short on the websites picture, it's the perfect length to wear with leggings (which is all I wear these days).
•Work on the nursery has begun! We're testing paint colors - looking for that perfect pale pink - and going to check out cribs next week. One thing I know we will be ordering is this chandelier. In. Love.
•Has anyone tried this moisturizer? I recently read a few glowing reviews of it and was intrigued... and then once I saw that it was completely sold out on Sephora's website, I'm officially dying to try it.
•I've discovered the perfect nude polish! Essie Prima Ballerina is my newest favorite. I'm kind of over the dark colors of fall/winter, but it's a little too soon for the pale pinks/pastels of spring, so for the in between time, I'm all about the classic, simple nude nails.
•I have an all new appreciation for mom bloggers now that I'm trying to learn about all things baby. I just discovered Southern Mama + Child and Little Baby Garvin and have completely stalked them all week. What are your favorite families to follow?
•Have you guys heard about the Zika virus? It's a mosquito carried virus affecting mostly the Caribbean and is especially dangerous to pregnant women and unborn babies. Our doctors have warned us against traveling there right now and I know a couple other expecting ladies that have cancelled cruises/Mexico trips just in case. Sooo, a Caribbean babymoon is out. I'm thinking it will just be safer and easier for our peace of mind to stay in the country when we do a little getaway this April. Maybe The Keys or Palm Beach? Open to any ideas!
Whew, sorry for the novel. Hope you guys have wonderful weekends!