Friday Favorites!

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Oh hey there! I’m back after taking a few months off and I’m hoping to make a more regular appearance over here on the old blog. It’s Friday, THANK YOU JESUS, and I’m linking up with Erika, Narci and Andrea whose blogs I’ve been following for years. If you haven’t checked them out before, you need to!

Today I’m talking about some of my favorites…which is a random mix of the things I’m loving lately.

  1.  If you’re like me and you follow a lot of bloggers or insta bloggers, you have most definitely heard of this Revlon hair dryer/volumizer thingamajig. I resisted the urge to purchase one for months, thinking “I don’t really need to add one more thing”. Ladies, I’m hear to tell you that you DO need to add one more thing!  I’m now wishing I’d bought it MUCH sooner!! My hair is fine but on the thicker side, coupled with the fact that it’s also long, my hair takes a LONG time to dry. This dryer has cut my dry time in half and because it acts as a round brush as well, I don’t even have to style it afterwards! #winwin
  2.  The new Stash Pocket Salutation Pant from Athleta is AMAZING. The length will look short but the pants just glide on and fit like their previous 7/8 pants. I have them in mineral brown and absolutely love them. They have two pockets, one on the side of each leg and higher waistband. Any other Athleta fans out there? What’s your favorite item right now?Salutation Stash Pocket
  3. The 3 Tiered Galvanized Stand from Pottery Barn is also a current fav. I love decorating to coordinate with the current season. If you use a tiered stand for décor at your house too, I’d love to see your inspirational pics!
  4. These Superfood Veggie Cakes from Costco are one of my favorite things to grab for breakfast, or really any time of day, when I’m on the go. They taste delicious and I’m glad that they’ve also got veggies in them too, as I typically have to work to get more veggies into my diet. Try these and you won’t be disappointed!img_7988
  5.  My Final favorite this week is my most favorite book from 2019, “Where the Crawdads Sing“.  It took me a while to get into this book but I kept pushing through because so many people had recommended it to me and told me how good it is. I promise you won’t be disappointed either, it’s totally worth the read and will have you thinking about the book long after you’ve finished reading it!Where the crawdads sing


Thank you so much for stopping by and reading!  I’d love to hear about your favorites too so post them in the comments! Until next week!


Melissa @ Finding My Mojo

Friday Favorites!

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Happy Friday everyone! I don’t know about you but I think these weeks are just going by faster and faster. This is one of our very last Friday’s of summer, so I’m hoping to take the kids out to do something fun today!

Today I’m linking up with A Little Bit of Everything to share my Friday Favorites!


Last week, Jared and I escaped for a long weekend away in Newport, RI and THAT was definitely one of my FAVORITES! It’s not often that we get to spend multiple nights away with just the two of us so this trip was much needed!  The city of Newport now tops the list of my favorite places and I can’t wait to go back. I’m hoping to give you all the deets on  a blog post next week!


Just before we left on vacation, Camryn had her first “sleepover” in Laney’s room and my two girlies are definitely my FAVORITE. The girls were sooooo excited about their sleepover! My bet was on them not being able to actually go to sleep and Camryn ending up back in her crib. Thanks to a long summer day of adventures, these two were extra tired and sound asleep before I knew it!


If you see these at Trader Joe’s, I want you to think long and hard as to whether not you’re going to give them a try. These things are AMAZING and a FAVORITE recent find but be prepared to have more than one to satisfy your sweet tooth. Yumm! Parker actually saw me put these in the freezer, so the two of us went bananas over them! So. Good! And healthy right?!? Because Bananas.


Okay ladies, if you give the Starbucks Nitro Cold Brew with sweet cream a try it will become your new FAVORITE way to drink coffee, it’s THAT GOOD! It’s been one of my go to pick-me-ups since I discovered it a couple of weeks ago!


This Oribe Soft Lacquer is one of my FAVORITE hair products. My hair stylist recommended it years ago and it’s been a part of my life ever since. You spray this product on your hair after it’s fully dried but before you use any hot styling tools and it helps to hold the curl/wave. You can still use a finishing spray afterwards! I did a quick search of it to provide a link and it looks like it sells at most places for $36, which to me seems like a lot, but it literally lasts FOREVER!

That’s it for my favorites this Friday! I hope you all have a fantastic weekend!


Melissa @ Finding My Mojo

Friday Favorites!

Friday Favorties Link-up picHappy Friday everyone! It’s been a really busy week, so unfortunately I haven’t been back to blog at all since my last Friday Favorites!  #oops Today I’m linking up with A Little Bit of Everything, Momfessionals and Grace and Love blogs to bring you this week’s roundup of favorite things.

Sur La Tab Multifunction Pot~

I know you’re thinking “what a super exciting favorite”! Ha! Last Sunday, we had a cookout on the driveway with some of our neighbors (also a favorite) and Jared went and picked up 4 dozen ears of sweet corn to throw on the grill. As a child, Jared grew up with his Grandfather’s perfect technique of buttering the corn. Jared said what he needed was a pot large enough to fully dip the ear of corn in and narrow enough that there wouldn’t be more liquid in the pot than necessary. Insert this multi-functional pot he picked up at Sur La Table! It was the perfect size for dipping the ears of corn.  Now, I’m sure you’re wondering what exactly the corn was dipped in. So, you fill the pot up with enough water so that the corn can be fully submerged if you dip it in with tongs. Then, add 1-2 sticks of butter and boil. Take the mixture off of the burner and the butter will have risen to the top. There you have it, corn on the cob dipping perfection.



IKEA Hemnes Dresser

This dresser is one of my favorites this week, I love it so much that this is actually the second one we’ve bought to have in one of the kid’s room. I love it because it’s large enough to really hold a lot the kids clothing and extra linens. You also can’t beat the price, only $249. The drawer pulls that come with it are pretty basic, so I ordered my own off of Amazon to dress it up a bit. If you’re familiar with IKEA, then you know that you have to put the furniture together yourself.  We found this to be a pretty easy assembly process too! Hemnes Dresser

Magnolia Journal

I LOVE when the Magnolia Journal arrives at my house! There’s just something about Chip and Joanna that totally fills my cup and warms my heart. I think 2 journal issues ago is when she featured a delicious Banana Chocolate Chip Bread recipe that the kids loved. This time, I’m not sure if she had me at Crème Brule or S’mores first…either way I’m totally making this! Yumm!! I don’t know about you all but I never subscribe to magazines any more, I think the Magnolia Journal is the only one. What magazine subscription do you still receive? Comment below if you think I’m missing out on any great mags!


Chalkboard Paint

A couple of years ago, Jared put his handyman skills to work and spruced up our back mudroom area. One of the things I asked for was a chalkboard area above the kid’s backpack and coat hangers to write their names or special messages on. He did a GREAT job but one of the first times I wrote on the wall I had used a chalk marker. It didn’t do any real damage but I think the paint was too porous for the chalk marker and you could always kind of see where the marker had bled through the chalk paint. So….after years (not exaggerating), I finally got around to repainting the area with chalk paint. Part of me was nervous that it wouldn’t turn out for some reason…it’s chalk paint though which is pretty forgiving so I’m not sure what I thought could go wrong. Anyway, I gave it a fresh coat of pain and everything looks good as new. If anyone has any suggestions on a better chalk utensil to use on this type of pain, I’d love to hear it!

Final and Most Fabulous Favorite

I’m loving checking off summer bucket list items with these three!


Thanks for reading along this Friday and for stopping by my page. I hope you have a wonderful and blessed weekend!


Melissa @ Finding My Mojo

Friday Favorites!

Hello and Happy Friday everyone! Today I’m linking up with Erica,  Narci and Andrea again for their Friday Favorites link up.


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Entryway Table Makeover

Several months ago, I was inspired by Pinteresting Plans Entryway Table and my own make over has since been in the process. Finally, this week I got sick of seeing half of the table bare and I enlisted the help of a friend and I successfully completed the look!57609319021__fbcdb87f-6752-4b70-9822-1015e96bc7ec

  1. The two succulent hanging vases~ Hobby Lobby
  2. Hurricane Candle Holders~ Target
  3. Rectangle plant~ mine was from Home Good but HEREs a cute one!
  4. Pottery Pitcher and Jar~ Target
  5. Hourglass ~mine was from Home Goods but you can find similar HERE
  6. Woven Tray~Target
  7. Plant Terrarium~ Home Goods (similar HERE)
  8. Table~ Home Depot
  9. Drawer Pulls~ Home Depot


Duncan Hines Dessert in a cup

If I’m being honest, I actually bought these for Jared as a stocking stuffer this past Christmas. He LOVES brownies and ice cream but only loves them when they’re fresh out of oven leaving me and my not so great willpower to stay away from the rest of the pan. I thought these would be a good alternative to making a whole pan of brownies. While fresh ones from the oven are definitely better, these were pretty good too!

Converse tennis shoes

I have had these shoes for a couple of years and love wearing them with just about  during the spring and summer, they’re a great transitional shoe. They’re currently on hiatus again as we recover from yet another winter snowstorm here in MN, ugh!




I bought this backpack last spring before we went to Disney World. I thought it was cute and functional, I wasn’t sure how well it would hold up considering it’s price but a year later it’s still going strong!  Many times, I ditch my handbag and just have this backpack to hold #allthethings. #momofthree I got it off of Amazon, you can see it HERE. There are several other colorways to choose from as well!



Press on Gel Nails

Call me crazy ladies, but these things are on my Favorite list this week. #notyourmamaspressonnails A couple of months ago one of my good friends randomly said she needed to “do her nails” and pulled this package out. They are a set of gel press on nails that you can apply at home.  Don’t get me wrong, there’ s nothing better than going into a salon and getting pampered but these are totally awesome if you’re short on time or don’t want to spend the money on regular nail appointments. The package costs around six dollars and there are 3 applications worth.  I found them SUPER easy to apply and have seem them in several different colors. I’ve seen them at Amazon, Target and CVS. Has handout else tried them? What did you think?  This being the first time I’ve tried them, I’d love to hear any tips you have on filing them down and perfecting your at home manicure!


That’s it for my favorites this week! Thanks for reading and have a great weekend!!


Melissa @ Finding My Mojo

Friday Favorites!

Happy Friday! Due to be on an extended spring break, it’s been awhile since I’ve linked up with Erika, Narci and Andrea for their Friday Favorite link-up, so I’m glad to be back!

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Essential Oils and Diffuser

A LOVE running my diffuser throughout the day with Serenity essential oil, it smells so good!  I haven’t made a complete switch from burning candles, instead of using my diffuser but when I do light a candle I try to make sure it’s a candle made of soy or beeswax. Why you ask?  Did you know that many traditional candles are made with paraffin? This fact alone is not the issue. When you light the candle, it releases carcinogenic chemicals and some candle wicks are made of lead which gets released into your home through the soot. #nothanks  All that to say, I really enjoy using the oils as a safe alternative. The ones I have are DoTerra and I only have 3. I use the Serenity all of the time and swap that out for a blend of the Cassia and Wild Orange during the winter. I’d love to expand upon the oils I use in my diffuser, not so much for homeopathic methods at this point.  If you have any recommendations for other oils or blends that are your favorites, I would love to hear them! Comment below!



I shopped Brandless for the first time a little over a month ago and placed my second order earlier this week. Both times, I’ve really liked what I’ve gotten, the price is on point and delivery is super fast. I hadn’t realized it before but their foods have no artificial colors/flavors and are non-GMO.  I love how they give back to the community as well, every time you place an order they provide a meal to someone via their connection with Feeding America. I’ll definitely be trying to shop more with them in the future. Since I’m fairly new to the brand, if any of you have tried and have some favorite things you like to purchase from them, let me know!  If you’ve never ordered and are thinking of giving it a try, use this link and we both get $6 off of our order. #winwin


Tinkle Razors

Girl, shave your face! Haha!  Do you follow Living with Landyn? If you don’t you should and then you should go and watch her insta story on how to shave your face. #ilearnedfromthebest  Don’t worry, you won’t grow a beard and the hair on your face won’t grow back darker but your face WILL feel so much more smooth, your makeup will go on much more easily and your skincare products will be so much more easily absorbed. I’m telling you don’t knock it until you try it and you can thank me later! #yourewelcome



Stella and Dot

I’ve been a huge fan of Stella and Dot for over 10 years. I have been friends who are stylists for the company and most of the time they’re who I go to when I need a statement piece for a special occasion, an update to my everyday pieces or a new clutch spice things up a bit. My current favs are these earrings and this clutch, I brought them on our recent trip to Cabo (read about it here). *links posted so you can check them out but I’m not a stylist nor am I receiving any product * I just like their jewels * 🙂 If you don’t have a stylist, you can shop or connect with my friend Ann here.





My Beautycounter Stock-up

I love Beautycounter’s cleansing balm, it’s primary use is cleansing (even as an overnight cleanser) but this stuff can be use for so much more. Some of the things we use it for in our home are eczema, treating sun burns and chapped lips. This stuff is seriously amazing. The price tag is a little high but it lasts forever.

Thanks to those rays I was catching in Cabo, I needed to stock up on my foundation. Normally, I use the linen shade of the Tint Skin but I was able to kick it up a notch this time and went with the sand shade.

This next thing is probably Jared’s favorite of the week! I got him one of the items from Beautycounter’s new men’s line, Counterman. He’s totally loving the exfoliating cleanser.

Although I’ve been a consultant for Beautycounter for several years, I like to mix and match my fav products across brands…. these are just some of my favs!


Thanks for stopping by and reading today!  Have a wonderful weekend!


Melissa @ Finding My Mojo

Friday Favorites!

I don’t think I’ve ever been so glad I made it to Friday in my life!  Ha! If you read yesterday’s post, you know that I’ve been seriously suffering from jet lag this week. #oldpeopleproblems  On top of needing to unpack from my wonderful weekend away and getting things organized for the week, we got another snow day thrown at us! Which brings me to the topic of today’s blog. It’s time for Friday Favorites and once again I’m linking up with A Little Bit of Everything, Grace and Love and Momfessionals to bring you some of my favs this week!

Snow Days for Days (literally)

This week we had what I think was our 5th snow day in the last 3 weeks. #butwhoscounting  While I really wish I was using my PTO on a warm weather vacation I will definitely take the chance to soak up this extra time with my most favorite thing in the whole world…these 3 angels of mine!


TAZO Glazed Lemon Loaf Tea

A friend of mine introduced me to this delicious tea, TAZO glazed lemon loaf.  Seriously so good and totally tastes just like a piece of lemon bread! I like to enjoy either tea or decaf coffee at the end of the night while I wind down for the day. Does anyone else have any favorites?!  I used to like this peppermint chocolate tea from Teavana but they closed their stores. Where’s a girl supposed to find really good tea now?!



Skinny Dipped Almonds

I also mentioned in yesterday’s post that my sweet hubby had a nice little welcome home gift waiting for me when I got home Sunday night. One of the things he had gotten were these Skinny Dipped Almonds. Anyone else ever tried these or any of the other flavors? I’ve seen them before but hadn’t tried any up until now and I think they’re really tasty.  I like that the chocolate layer is more of a thin powder coating rather than thick solid chocolate.  It looks like you can even get them on Thrive Market in these other flavors too!

Daily Deposit Journal

Another favorite of mine is this Daily Deposit Journal that I was gifted by a very good friend for Christmas. It was funny, I had actually just heard of the journal a couple of days prior and was thinking “I would really like something like that”. I think my friend read my mine because low and behold, two days later there it was all wrapped up in a pretty package. I totally LOVE it and have gifted it to a couple of other friends already too!

Hyaluronic Lip Booster

My next Favorite Thing is this Hyaluronic Lip Booster from PCA Skin Care. One of my best friends works as an educator and distributor for PCA and prior to that had a ton of experience in the medical spa/skincare world so when she says something’s amazing I know I have to give it a try. This stuff does not disappoint, the night before I received it my lips were so chapped from our dry Minnesota air and this serum worked wonders overnight. If you have an amazing lip balm or chapstick that works really well on dry, chapped lips I’d love to hear about that too!

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That’s a wrap for this week’s favorites! Thank you for stopping by, have a wonderful weekend!


Finding My Mojo

Friday Favorites!

It’s Friday and I’m linking up with A Little Bit of Everything, Momfessionals, and Grace and Love again!  I’m super excited to be taking a little time out of my Thursday afternoon to write this quick post. I really enjoy blogging and sharing how I’m Finding My Mojo, thank you again for following along. I am going to work on being more intentional AND consistent with my posts and I hope you find that to be the case over the weeks to come!


1. It’s February and that means we are still in the thick of hockey season and I have to say, watching my little guy play hockey is most definitely one of my FAVORITE things. I  love watching him play!  It makes my heart so happy to see him doing one of the things he loves most!!

2. My Peloton bike has been a FAVORITE thing of mine for awhile now. Before I had kids, I used to LOVE going to the gym to take spin classes before work and would often be there at 5:30 in the morning just to take a class with my favorite instructor. I’ve tried to get back into spinning over the years but due to inconsistent schedules with the kids and something always seeming to get in the way, I was never able to make it to classes on a consistent basis. Then, about 2 years ago, a friend of mine mentioned a new bike she just got called a Peloton. Soon afterwards, I noticed a pop-up Peloton boutique at the Mall of America. I checked the bike out in the boutique and it was love at first site, except for I didn’t love the price tag.  After months and months of contemplating the purchase, my husband surprised me with it as my Mother’s Day/Birthday gift. This bike is seriously amazing! The quality is top notch and the catalogue of on-demand classes you can take, in addition to live classes throughout the day, is top notch!!  You can pick your class by instructor, length of time, music genre, type of ride and more…this bike is definitely one of my most FAVORITE things ever!! My favorite instructor is Ally Love, she’s very motivational and really knows how to put together a good workout. If you have a Peloton, who is your favorite instructor? Come follow me at mojosbike and we can ride together!!


If you’ve been thinking about getting a Peloton but haven’t bitten the bullet yet, use my referral code, NXRWW6 ,  during your purchase and we both get $100 in accessories! #winwin

3. Okay, so I am SOOOOO late to the party on this but I am just now reading Jo Anna Gaines’ book “The Magnolia Story“.  I love this book so much. I’m haven’t finished it yet but I’m really enjoying reading about how they’ve created their life together! I borrowed the book from the library but I think I may need to get my own copy.


Before I started reading “The Magnolia Story” I had already been subscribing to the Magnolia Journal. Last week the kids had 4 SNOW DAYS and we spend a lot of time indoors due to the frigid temps. We made the Chocolate Chip Banana Bread from the Magnolia Journal and it was so good!


Do any of you have the Magnolia Cookbook?  Share your favorite recipes in the comments!!

4. Okay, who doesn’t love a good donut?  This question brings me to my 4th FAVORITE this week. The town we live in just got a new Donut shop and these donuts are so good and worth every bit of hype they’ve been getting! Does anyone else have a Duck Donuts near them?!?! If you do and you’ve never tried their donuts, RUN don’t walk to get one. *** the running will help to burn the calories you’ll consume when you eat one of these delicious, made to order donuts!

5. Last favorite to top off this list of FRIDAY FAVORITES!!  I’ve mentioned before that I’m an educator and consultant for a company called Beautycounter.  Our goal is to get safer beauty products into the hands of everyone and promote better regulation of the beauty industry. Sometimes, we have promotions and now is one of those times!

For a limited time only,  now thru February 20, if you purchase one of our Flawless in Five Sets you get a complimentary complexion brush. Yes, please!!

The Flawless in Five set is one of my FAVORITES because you get to pick your shade for all of your beauty basics and these products are awesome! In the winter, I mix a little bit of the linen and sand tint skin shades for my foundation.  I love the Peony lip gloss and Guava blush!!  In addition to the complimentary complexion brush, you also get to choose between the eye brow pencil and our new brow gel…I know which one I’m choosing!!


If you need help choosing your shades or have any questions. Comment below with your email and I’ll get in touch with you! Otherwise, click here to shop!

Thanks for reading and have a great weekend everyone!!


Finding My Mojo

Friday Favorites!

It’s Friday and I’m back with my favorites! Today, I’m linking up with Erika, Narci and Andrea and all I can say is, TGIF!!img_82011. First up, Halloween!

I have a love/hate relationship with this holiday. As an adult, I don’t really get into coming up with a costume (mostly because I’m just not that creative to think of anything good) and I don’t like to waste the time and money thinking about it. I do, however, love to help the kids choose their costumes. I don’t love when they decide, after I’ve already bought said costume, that they want to be something else. #FTL! I typically stay home and pass out candy, I love seeing all of the kids and the costumes they’ve come up with. I don’t love when the doorbell is still ringing after our kid’s have gone to bed. #shhhdontwakethebaby I love walking up to doors with our own kids and hearing them say “trick or treat” in their sweet little voices, I don’t love all the candy they haul home. #sugarfordays    It’s kind of become a tradition that my brother, his wife (Missy) and my niece Skylar come over on Halloween for dinner and trick or treating. Skylar is just 7 months old so she hung back with Cami, while my brother went with Jared, Parker and Laney. Overall, we had a great night. See you next year Halloween!

Camryn the kitty
Laney as a Good Witch Parker as Ash the Pokémon Collector
All 3 of our munchkins and my niece Skylar the cupcake. I’m not sure she knows what to do with all the commotion at our house!
The outtake. This pic was taken just after Jared had taken Cami’s bottle away from her before the picture was taken. Camryn “give me back my bottle Daddy!”. Parker “Dad, are you sure this is a good idea?”. Laney “Give her the dang bottle already Dad.” Hahaha! Thanks for catching this pic Uncle Tyler!
All of the kid’s in their jammies after trick or treating!
Camryn checking out the empty candy bucket the next morning, haha!

2. Kate Somerville’s Dry Skin Saver

I stopped into Nordstrom’s last week to get a new mascara, while there I asked the salesperson if there was anything she would recommend for dry, chapped lips. My skin gets sooo dry and my lips get so chapped when the weather starts to cool down. It’s really bad and lasts all winter long. I’ve tried all different kinds of lip balms and try to stay hydrated but nothing seems to work. Well, the salesperson recommended this Dry Skin Saver , for the face, body and lips. Downside is, it only comes in this large bottle so you’ve got to put it in a smaller container to take it on the go. So far, I feel like it’s really helped to keep my lips moisturized. Anyone else have anything they swear by to remedy dry, cracked lips?

kateS3. Trish McEvoy Mascara

Since I mentioned that I had gone to Nordys for my mascara fix, I should probably tell you which one’s my fav.  I LOVE Trish’s High Volume Mascara.  I’ve been a mascara “snob” for a long time and think that you pay more for a better quality mascara but I have friends who SWEAR by their Maybelline mascara or other drugstore brands. So a few months ago, I cheated on Trish and bought some Maybelline. I didn’t mind the drugstore mascara too much but in my opinion it doesn’t last as long and is much more difficult to get off than Trish’s. So back to Trish I went. I’m showing you a stock photo because I actually didn’t get my mascara that day. Starting today, Nordstrom’s is running their buy 2 get 1 free mascara promo (I’m not sure how long it runs). I gave all my info to the Nordy’s salesperson last week and once the sale starts they’ll just ship them to me. Nothing beats Nordstrom’s customer service. For those of you wondering if the mascara will keep if you’re buying 3 at once, the salesperson told me that as long as the tube stays closed it can last 10 years. Yes, 10 years. Now, I go through one tube every 3-4 months so I’m not too worried;)mascara

4. Hallmark Movies Now

Last week, I noticed a new app on our Sony Blu-ray player called Hallmark Movies Now. We only have basic TV channels, Amazon Prime and Netflix. There are so many more options out there now to watch my favorite shows than there were 5 years ago. It’s getting easier and easier to access the shows I want without having to pay the premium price of having all of the cable channels. Anyway, Hallmark Movies Now offers a free 7-day trial period and then is $5.99/month after for the subscription. I’ve heard there aren’t any holiday movies on the app but maybe that will change once Christmas gets a little closer. #onecanonlyhope  For now, I’m enjoying the large selection of sappy movies:)

5. Grace, Not Perfection

I finished this book while we were on our trip to Chicago a couple of weeks ago. I’m really not great about “reviewing” books, all I can say is I really enjoyed it. The author, Emily Ley, designs daily planners so the aesthetics and design of the book are beautiful and eye catching. The book itself offers words of encouragement to us mamas who are in the trenches of motherhood and trying to fake it till we make it!

6. Mani/Pedis with one of my besties

I escaped the house last Sunday for pedis with one of my besties. Getting away with my girlfriends, especially this one, is definitely one of my favorite things. We were chatting too much and I forgot to take a pic but here’s a pic of my perfectly polished nails. Woot!img_8797

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you all have a great weekend spending time with friends and family! Wish me luck this weekend, I’ll be flying solo while Jared’s off hunting deer with my dad and brother.





Friday Favorites

img_8555Happy Friday! I feel like I’ve been anticipating this weekend since school began 7 weeks ago. I’m not sure if it’s the same in the rest of the the country but in Minnesota we have what’s called MEA weekend and it’s the first “break” the kids have during the school year. This week is MEA week so the kids have been off from school since yesterday. If I think I’m happy about fall break, I can’t imagine how my teacher friends feel! Praise the lord for all the teachers out there. #howdotheydoit #theyresaintsitellyou

This Friday I’m linking up with A Little Bit of Everything, Momfessionals and Grace and Love  to tell you about my Friday Favorites!

1. Emily Ley’s Simplified Planner

I’m still reading “Grace not Perfection” by Emily Ley and love the design esthetic of her book so I decided to look more into her simplified planners. I’m running out of months in my current Erin Condren planner, which I love, but I want to try something new. I ordered the weekly planner instead of the daily because I typically don’t use all of the space a daily planner has. I choose the gold pineapple design but there were two others to choose from.  They were sold out on Emily’s sight so I googled her planner and found that they are also sold on a website called…I think I could get myself into trouble here because they’ve got a lot of random things that I could convince myself that I need.  You should definitely check it out and thank me later!img_8409

2. Beautiful Fall Weather

We’ve had an amazing week of fabulous weather here in Minnesota! The kids have enjoyed a lot of outdoor play after school and I’m all too happy for them to get their energy out OUTDOORS!

Parker had some buddies over after school on Friday and let me tell you, I was totally outnumbered! Ha!

3. Tieks

Jared and I are headed to Chicago this weekend for a little getaway and I packed one of my favorite pairs of shoes. Have you ever tried Tieks?! They’re a ballet flat but not JUST any ballet flat…they are the most comfortable pair of flats you will EVER wear. They come in a zillion different patters and colors too. I was gifted my first pair by one of my best friends who, lucky for me, also has amazing style! I have the ballet slipper pink ones and I’ve found them to be super versatile. I think next on my wish list would be a pair of black ones.

4. Field Trips

A couple of weeks ago I went on a field trip with Laney’s school to the Zoo. I love joining the kids on field trips and spending time with them at school. Although, I will say let’s give a shoutout to the teachers again (#stilldontknowhowtheydoit)…those kids were everywhere at the zoo! Laney didn’t want her pic taken so I don’t have many!

That’s a wrap for Favorites this Friday, thanks for visiting!



Friday Favorites!


Happy Friday Saturday everyone! I’m a day late to the party and I’m bringing my Friday Favorites on Saturday!  Today, I’m linking up with Erika at A Little Bit of Everything,  Momfessionals and The Grace and Love Blog for their weekly Friday Favorites!

It’s been a dreary, rainy fall day here in Minnesota. I’m really hoping the weather clears up because we have a busy weekend ahead! Without further ado…here are some of my favorites!

1.”You are Special Today” Red Plate

We’ve made it a tradition in our family that on someone’s “special” day they get to eat off the red plate for the day. Birthdays, first day of school, school program, a dance recital or an important sports game are all days that we celebrate as “special” days. The plate comes with a black marker, which we use to write the date and occasion on which the plate was used. The kids love it! This week, Camryn ate off the red plate for the first time to celebrate her birthday!

We had waffle ice cream cones for her birthday breakfast, the kids loved them!:) #thankyoupinterest #imnothatcreative

2. Spiced Pumpkin Yankee Candle

I love to burn candles in the fall and winter that remind me of the season. Right now I’m burning the  Spiced Pumpkin scent, do you have a favorite fall scented candle that you’re burning? Around Christmastime I bring out the Red Apple Wreath candle, yumm!  I have been considering making the switch to essential oils for quite some time and may look into that too around Christmas!img_8319

3.   Nail Polish

I would take a picture of this polish on my toes but I don’t want to scare you away. So, you’ll have to settle for a pic of me holding it:)  I love this color for fall, so pretty! It’s called Bahama Mama by Essie.  I don’t typically paint my fingernails because I don’t have enough time to go get them done and I’m never sitting around long enough at home to paint them and let them dry!  #improbablynottheonlyonewiththisproblemimg_8318

4. “Grace, Not Perfection” by Emily Ley

I’m not sure how or why, maybe it was divine intervention, but a few weeks ago Emily Ley’s business page started showing up in my Facebook news feed. Emily apparently designs daily/weekly planners. I was intrigued by the super cute style of the planner and had also noticed that a few of my friends had “Liked” her page. Then, I came across a book at Target last week, “Grace, Not Perfect” and realized the author is, yes you guessed it….Emily Ley. So I had to check it out! I’m enjoying it so far and I’m about 1/4 of the way through, gonna try to make this my first book read of the month. If I get through an entire book in the first week of the month, it’s going to be a miracle!!  Has anyone else read this book or purchased her planners before?!  She has a blog too, which I’m going to check out! Capture

Thank you for visiting Finding My Mojo today! Have a lovely weekend with your family and friends!