As for our weekend plans, I’m not sure what is on the agenda for Saturday with a sick husband in the house but on Sunday I have plans to see one of my best friends from college who will be in town for a conference! Ashley arrives Sunday afternoon and I’m so excited to spend time with her and have her meet Chase for the first time! That’s sure to be the highlight of my weekend but let’s focus on some of the highlights from this past week in your usual Things I’m Loving Friday post! Feel free to join in the fun in the comments section, as always!
Have a lovely weekend!
Things I’m Loving Friday
- House of Cards
When I arrived home from NYC and put Chase to bed on Tuesday night, it took me and Ryan 2.5 seconds to plop down on the couch and put on the first episode of the latest season of House of Cards on Netflix. Ryan and I are huge fans of the show and though we were a little disappointed by the last season, so far I feel like this season is on point. Every episode is tense and intriguing which makes me remember why I first fell in love with this show in the first place. I’m hoping this season continues to be a good one as we dive further into it, but so far I am back on the House of Cards super fan train!
I resisted Shapchat for so long. I feel like there are already too many forms of social media so I really didn’t want to bring another one into the mix. I finally caved when a friend convinced me to give it a shot and quickly realized why people love it. It somehow seems more casual and way less curated than other forms of social media which I loooove. It’s a neat way to get a tiny glimpse into someone’s life in a way that feels less filtered than Instagram. I don’t feel like it’s the most user friendly form of social media though and am still learning a lot as I go. (It took me a solid five days to figure out there are filters on Snapchat. I kept wondering how people were adding the darn temperature or time of day to their photos!)
- Facebook’s Turn Off Notifications Feature
I think most people know that you can adjust your Facebook settings so you don’t have to see updates from certain people but did you know you can also elect to turn off notifications on someone’s status after you comment so you don’t receive a million updates? I love using this feature after I comment on someone’s Facebook status that is obviously going to get a lot of comments, such as an engagement announcement, etc. For a while there, I just wasn’t commenting because I didn’t want to get a million notifications, so this little tool is a handy one since it allows me to comment without receiving all of the annoying notifications that typically follow.
- The Honest Company’s Calming Lavender Body Wash
There is something about the spa-like scent of The Honest Company’s lavender body wash that truly does seem to calm me down during my morning shower. I’ve been using soap for months now and forgot just how lovely it is to take a little extra time to lather up some lavender body wash on a loofah to cleanse my skin. It feels a little extra special and the smell cannot be beat!
- Outfit Details
A handful of you guys asked for more details about the outfit I am wearing in the above photo and Chase’s moccasins in the comments section of my Monday blog post and on Instagram, so heeeere ya go!
On me –> Shoes: Lucky Brand (via RueLaLa) // Sweater: Apparently I ripped off the tag because I cannot find one but I bought it on RueLaLa a few years ago // Distressed Jeans: Just USA (Only $12 via Nordstrom Rack) // Top: Wendy Bellissimo (via Motherhood Maternity – Yes, this is a maternity tank! I bought it last year when I was pregnant, but this one is similar.)
- Pampered Mommy Box (March 2016)
My friends over at Pampered Mommy Box sent me their latest box of goodies and it was such a fun treat to receive in the mail. This box included Acure body lotion (I first discovered this brand when I was looking for a facial scrub when I was pregnant and love it), pale pink nail polish, lip balm and a lemonade lip scrub (loveee this, especially since I returned to Charlotte from NYC with chapped lips) and the softest infinity scarf. (There was also chocolate in there but that was inhaled the minute I opened the box.) If there’s a mom in your life who could use a little extra pampering one month (or maybe that mom is YOU), this box really is such a neat way to send someone a thoughtful little pick-me-up in the mail! They passed along a coupon code for me to share, so if you use the code PBFINGERS, you’ll receive 10 percent off a purchase.
- Around the Web
Fitness: Gina’s Post Baby Bod Plan is now live! The plan includes 12 weeks of detailed training in an easy-to-follow format and takes all of the guesswork out of developing a fitness routine post-baby, safely progressing from one 4-week module to the next. So proud of one of my blogging BFFs for putting this one together!
- Friday Flashbacks
Flourless Chocolate Chip Cookies (I love Katie’s recipe so much and made these cookies Wednesday evening for a mid-week treat. So tasty!)
20 Minute Treadmill HIIT Workout (There are quite a few fast-paced walking breaks in this workout, but the super-fast running intervals will get your heart pumping!)
Question of the Day
- What is one thing you are loving this week?