Friday, February 24, 2017

Friday Favorites

Hello Weekend - I'm so happy to see you @ While I'm Waiting...
Happy Friday!  What should have been a short week since we started it with a holiday has turned into, well, a week that seemed to drag by.  Mike and the kids were home on Monday but Holden wasn't feeling well.  She ended up staying home from school on Tuesday and Wednesday but I think she's finally on the mend.  All these yuckies going around need to be gone!  Praying the rest of our crew can stay healthy!

So many fun - and completely random! - things I want to share with you today! Here are just a few of my FAVORITES from this past week!!!

Does anyone else have kiddos learning to tie their shoes?  Hope is a victim of #thirdchildproblems and just recently learned to {somewhat} tie her shoes. Why learn when there is always someone around to do it for you?! :)
But...a friend forwarded me this video and it is nothing short of genius!!! Maybe you'll be like me after watching it. #duh  Oh, and this not only teaches kiddos to tie their shoes but it ends in a double knot!  Genius, pure genius!

Have you started your spring cleaning purge?  Since we have temporarily moved out of our house, I'm quickly realizing that less truly is more!  When the decision comes down to wrapping something in paper, placing it in a box, storing said box, retrieving box, then unpacking item or getting rid of it, I tend to err on the side of removal!  But, do you sometimes hang onto something just because you think it's worth something?  One of the best things I've found so far is Amazon trade in!  You sell your used items for Amazon gift cards!!!  This service is super easy to use and even includes free shipping on your items! Once they receive your items, they will go through them and then email you how much you'll receive (or return items they won't accept).  I've tried lots of ways to sell items and this is BY FAR the easiest thing I've come across.

If you are anything like me, you'll purge a whole bunch...and then go shopping. UGH - it's a vicious cycle!  And, working through a remodel doesn't help either! I'm normally not a name brand shopper - I buy what I like just because I like it, not because of the label.  If it happens to be name brand, that's awesome.  And, don't be surprised if you find me sporting a label paired with something from Wal-Mart - no joke! So, when I came across all this Kate Spade stuff at Bed Bath & Beyond, I was shocked with how much I loved it all!  All the heart eyes!!!
Kate Spade @ Bed Bath & Beyond

"Be The Star of Your Story" Jar Candle in Silver - Isn't this candle precious?  And, I'm thinking once the candle is done, you could remove the leftover wax for a fun pen holder!  They are a little pricey for candles but you can always use a coupon!

Le Pavillion Kitchen Towel - I'm in desperate need for some new kitchen towels and I have a serious weakness for polka dots!

Diner Stripe Kitchen Linens - This is another fun option too!

Deco Dot Tray - I'm a sucker for words (as you'll see by my next two choices) and think this would look great in my bathroom!  Perfect little spot to drop my jewelry when I come home!

All In Good Taste "Eat Cake for Breakfast" Cake Plate - THIS!  Oh, you guys!  I love, love, LOVE this!!!  I am the queen of eating cake for breakfast so I think this is a must have for the new kitchen!!!

All In Good Taste "First Come First Served" Pitcher - And after seeing the cake plate, this popped up in my sidebar!  I'm going to have to show some major restraint!

Raise a Glass Ampersand Serving Tray in Black/White - Just like words, I'm a sucker for anything with an ampersand on it!

Raise a Glass 4-Piece Tidbit Plate Set in Black/White - Stripes AND polka dots?!  Yes, please!

All In Good Taste Nonstick Aluminum Pans - I'm a terrible cook but maybe if I had better pans... :)  Don't you love that logic?!  Oh, and if you haven't figured it out yet, I love words and these pans have cute sayings in the bottom of them!!!  #swoon

And, since it looks like the majority of my upcoming paycheck will be going to Bed Bath & Beyond, I'll need to save money in other ways!  Do you guys follow Money Saving Mom?  She has some amazing ways to save money!  Just this week I was able to get a large jar of Nutella for .48 using a coupon she shared!!! No joke!

She shares LOTS of ways to save money.  Many of them don't apply to me but in addition to the Nutella, she's also alerted me to a $10 off $50 coupon at Lowe's, a $25 coupon to IKEA, and yesterday she shared a coupon for buy 1 Yankee candle, get 2 free!  She's definitely worth following!

Another favorite this week has been launching a new link-up with Katy and Shelly!!!  We are so excited about this and hope you'll join us!  It's like a weekly version of What's Up Wednesday meets Currently!   

Royally Waiting... link-up

Royally Waiting... link-up

What's been your FAVORITE part of this week?  I hope it's been a good one!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a fabulous weekend!

P.S.  None of the items above are affiliate links - I'm just sharing cause I love 'em and thought you might too! ;)
Hello Weekend - I'm so happy to see you @ While I'm Waiting...
and visit my FAVORITE link-ups page to see where I'm linking up today!


  1. will definitely have to check out the coupon mom. Give me ALL the nutella but I can't handle the calories ........and Tony can't stand it so *sigh I never buy it. But its definitely my favorite chocolate spread! I can eat it by the spoonfuls! Have a fabulous weekend!

    1. Our kids LOVE it too! So, we were excited to save a little money on it!!!

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    1. Me too! I'll let you guys know if I come across any more good ones!

  3. Looking forward to the link up!

    1. Love that you joined us last week and hope to see you again this week!

  4. I love your graphics and all this great info! I had NOT heard about money saving mom and shut up with the Kate Spade stuff. I was debating throwing out some dishtowels that I can no longer identify as dirty or clean based on the coffee stains. :)

  5. Great coupon! And I love the Kate Spade stuff!

    Thanks for linking up with us for H54F!

    1. Thanks for hosting! I'm hoping to get by Bed Bath & Beyond soon - I want to see all this goodness in person!


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