Easter weekend officially kicks off for me once I’m done with work today and I’m really looking forward to a laid back weekend in Charlotte. Part of me is a little sad we won’t be around family though… This is the first Easter in 11 years that Ryan and I haven’t spent at my mother-in-law’s house and I’m clinging onto the fact that we’ll see her next weekend. I will be missing her pineapple soufflé this weekend, that’s for sure!
Now let’s move right along to your usual Things I’m Loving Friday blog post where we chat about the things that make us smile most each week. As always, feel free to weigh in below in the comments section of this post.
I hope you have a great weekend! Happy Easter and Happy Passover to those celebrating out there!
Things I’m Loving Friday
- Sadie and The Snoogle
Last Friday I told you guys about my love for the world’s most amazing pregnancy pillow, the Snoogle. Well, someone else in our little family discovered its magical powers this week. Sadie decided to claim the Snoogle as her own and cracked me up the first time I glanced over at her as I was getting ready for the day and saw her all curled up inside one of the Snoogle’s wondrous nooks. I snapped a picture of her to share on Instagram last night and after clicking the #Snoogle hashtag, I had to laugh when I saw that 95 percent of the Snoogle pics on Instagram involve women’s dogs overtaking their pregnancy pillows. Sadie’s intense love for the Snoogle is apparently a widespread thing!
Yes, I am jumping on the Serial bandwagon months late, but I finally started listening to the addicting (free!) podcast earlier this week can I cannot stop. I’ve been listening to it in the car and on my walks with Sadie and find it so interesting. I’m only on episode five at the moment, so I’m still wrapping my head around whether or not I think Adnan is guilty, but I am finding the whole podcast very intriguing and highly recommend it to anyone out there who may also have waited to jump on the Serial train like me.
- John Mayer’s Room For Squares Album
Oh this album takes me back! I pulled it out of my CD case earlier this week after the song “3×5” came on my Dave Matthews Band Pandora station and I was hit with a wave of nostalgia. I remember listening to Room For Squares non-stop in high school as I scrapbooked on my bedroom floor. (So cool.) Meeeemories! I popped the CD in our kitchen CD player and have really enjoyed a little trip down memory lane this week as I listened to some of my old favorites!
How it has taken me this long to share this hair dryer with you guys, I’ll never know! I received this fabulous hair dryer from my mom for Christmas. She coordinated the gift with my friend Michaela as a surprise for me after I raved about Michaela’s hair dryer during my visit to her apartment in Denver last year. After using Michaela’s BaByliss hair dryer, I knew I needed her hair dryer in my life because it left my hair much smoother than a typical hair dryer. It’s the best! Michaela said everyone who borrows it when they visit her asks about it, so I know I’m not the only one who adores it. (It also has great reviews on Amazon.) If you’re in the market for a hair dryer that works fast and has amazing smoothing abilities, definitely give this one a try!
- Spring in Charlotte
It’s been a while since I’ve experienced a gorgeous spring season! (In Florida we were blessed with greenery year round, so it never really felt like we had a real spring to me.) Ryan and I have both commented on the beautiful budding trees every single day since things started to bloom around here. (I snapped the above picture in our front yard! Love!) I feel like fall gets all the (well-deserved) hype in North Carolina, but spring is definitely something to write home about. It’s so darn pretty!
I bought this lipstick through a sale on HauteLook without seeing the color in person and knew I was taking a gamble. I was in the market for a long-lasting lip color that was a little brighter than my usual light pink shades and whoa baby the Foxy color is bright! But it’s so, so fun! I wore it for the first time last Saturday (you can see the color in action in my 21 week bump update photo) and I must say this lipstick really does last a long time! Since my lips are naturally very pale, I need lip color that will stay on my lips for hours and this one definitely does! It is quite bright, but a handful of other colors are available in the Tarte Glamazon line of lipsticks as well!
Looking for a fast but still wonderfully festive recipe to share at an Easter get-together with friends and family this weekend? These Easter Rice Krispie Treats come together in a flash and taste delicious! Yum!
- Random Pinecone Heart
Sadie and I stumbled upon this random heart made of pinecones during our walk yesterday and it made me smile! (Sadie obviously found it quite suspicious and sniffed it out before deciding it was, in fact, trustworthy.) It’s the little things!
Question of the Day
- What is one thing that is making you smile this week?