Friday Favorites: 07/31/15

Happy last day of July! I swear this month went by in the blink of an eye. Just crazy!

Since it’s Friday and all (TGIF!), I’m thinking some Friday Favorites are in order. Thanks to Katie and Heather for the fun link-up!

iPhone 6

Oh yes, this little beauty is definitely high on my list of favorites this week. This is actually the first time I’ve ever owned an iPhone (I’ve only owned Androids before), so it’s all very new and fun for me. I wasn’t planning on getting a new phone for another couple months, but then I had my worst nightmare come true last week. I teach a 5:30 AM BODYPUMP® class on Friday mornings and rely on my phone for my alarm clock. I’m sure you know where this is going… My (old) phone decided to randomly shut off in the middle of the night which meant no alarm clock went off! When I woke up to it being lighter outside than normal, I rushed over to Cody’s side of the bed to look at his phone and discovered it was 5:28. Naturally I panicked, threw on my clothes, and ran out the door a total hot mess. Luckily my gym is literally a mile down the road, so I managed to only be about 7 minutes late. Everyone was SO understanding and fortunately I didn’t have a bunch of new members. I felt SO terrible!! Needless to say, a new phone most definitely needed to happen this past weekend and I’m loving it!

iphone 6

Hunter sleeping in his “big boy bed”!

We bit the bullet and decided to transition Hunter into his big boy bed earlier this week. He was a total rock star with it all! That first night he seemed to be a little wary of the change, but after we tucked him in and laid with him for a few minutes, he did totally fine and has slept great each night ever since. Wahoo! Let’s just hope it continues that way. Winking smile

big boy bed

FlapJacked Mighty Muffin

Have you guys seen the new FlapJacked Mighty Muffins?! They come in chocolate and apple cinnamon, and let me tell you, both flavors are SO good! I’ve been eating them for an evening snack topped with some nut butter, and they do a great job at satisfying my sweet tooth while filling me up since they’re packed with protein and other great nutrients.

FlapJacked Mighty Muffin

30 week prenatal appointment

Yesterday I had my 30 week prenatal appointment and everything seems to be looking and sounding great with our baby girl! The midwife I met with (I see a “group” of them) was one I hadn’t met before, and I really liked her. She was very reassuring about some of my concerns regarding preeclampsia since I had it in my previous pregnancy, and I felt much better after leaving the office. I’m getting more and more excited to meet our little one!

30 weeks pregnant

Chocolate hazelnut butter

This “off brand” of Nutella has constantly been calling my name from my pantry this past week. A spoonful here and a spoonful there – mmm, SO good!


Storage shelving case

I don’t really know what to call this thing, but I’m pretty darn excited about it. I’ve been wanting something like this in our living room for awhile now to store Hunter’s (and soon-to-be baby girl’s) toys. We don’t have a designated play room, so we really have to be creative with how and where we store all the toys so it doesn’t look like a total disaster in our living room. I like that this looks nice, but is also very practical!


I also moved our sofa table that was in the storage case’s place to our dining room and really like the addition to the kitchen to cozy things up a bit!


A “Love Drop” from Love Grown Foods

The sweetest reader, Heather, tagged me in a recent Instagram post and I won a “love drop” from Love Grown Foods full of all sorts of yummy goodies. I’ve always loved their granola and oats, but it was the first time I tried some of their cereals and I was impressed! Thanks Heather and Love Grown!

love grown foods

I’m off to teach my class (fingers crossed I don’t have any bad luck with my alarm clock again!), we have a splash pad play date planned with some MOPS friends, and then laundry but let’s not talk about that one.

Hope your weekend is a great one!

What are some of your favorite things from this week?