Friday Faves

by Kim on September 26, 2014

First world problem: I never know if it’s favs or faves. I used to do favs, because you can’t ADD a rogue letter to a word if you’re shortening it, right? But then I realized I was pronouncing it with a soft a in my head, like “babs,” so everyone else probably was too. And that just ain’t right.

Yes, my life is complicated and serious.

Here are some things I’m loving this week…

–This ONE MONTH old (!!):

Joshie 1 month

<comment about how fast they grow>

My next pair of TOMS:


Should they EVER get my size back in stock, that is.

I’m *this close* to cramming my 8.5 feet into 5.5’s, Cinderella’s stepsisters’ style. (Did you know the original version of that story involved cutting off toes and heels?? Old school fairy tale writers had some seriously questionable imaginations.)

–Everybody’s all PUMPKINNNNS and I’m like:



If you can get your hands on this stuff, don’t think, just do it. It will change you.

Oh, and try not to look at that ingredient list…it’s a once a year treat!

–Anniversary flowers from the hubby:


We hit 5 years today! We’re celebrating tonight by renting the movie Neighbors and drinking wine. I bet we’ll be up until MIDNIGHT!

Haha—for real, though, we’ll probably get a nice dinner next weekend. We’re holding out because Brent’s mom will be in town for a different reason then and offered to babysit.

This top:

chambray top

I could see myself living in this over the winter, with my go-to black legging/brown boot combo. I just need it to go on sale…OH WAIT, IT JUST DID! 40% off as of this morning!

Speaking of fashion, Ashley mentioned this fall fashion challenge and I’m intrigued. Basically, you’re given a seasonal capsule wardrobe to go buy, and then you’re fed daily outfit ideas out of the capsule. Genius!

Btw, I’m still on track with my capsule wardrobe plan for this fall. A chambray shirt was something on my list that I don’t have—check!

Ok back to food…

–It’s chin-drippin’ peach season!


Another of my must-haves for this time of year. These are melt-in-your-mouth perfect.

–This guy:

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And the fact that the weather is perfect for daily park outings. Soaking it up while we can!


New protein samples:


Good call on naming the company “Milk Shake Bar” and putting a giant delicious chocolatey image on the front—I’m already half sold.

And the FLAVORS…cupcake batter, chocolate mousse, ice cream sandwich, rocky road…!

I have yet to try this out, but I’ll let you know what I think!

This girl’s big announcement!

SO happy for her and her family!

I just hope they’re getting a place with an extra bedroom, for when I move in. (I think I’ve made that joke enough times that she might actually be getting scared…)

Aaaand just one more baby pic—because baby pics.

–Meet chunky bath kid:



What’s something you’ve been loving this week?

Plans for the weekend?

I have about four hundred potential plans, but nothing set in stone.

My rationale: when you have a toddler and a newborn, the best way to get your plans sabotaged is to make them, amIright??




{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

Giselle September 26, 2014 at 11:23 pm

OH, those baby pics! I need more! He’s adorable :-)
The protein powder sounds delicious! How are the ingredients? Pretty clean?
I thought about joining that wardrobe challenge but now that I’m literally living in my workout clothing that’s all I need right now. So I’m making a trip to Lulu and Athleta this weekend. Fingers crossed they have a sale!
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Katie @ running4cupcakes September 26, 2014 at 6:48 pm

I love apple butter so I can only imagine how amazing cherry butter is! And happy anniversary!! :)
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Kim September 29, 2014 at 10:42 am

Thanks Katie! :)


Danielle September 26, 2014 at 3:24 pm

Love those shoes! And bath time babies are extra adorable :)

Enjoy your weekend! We’re headed to WI to visit my family. All three girls will be good and spoiled by all the grandparents, aunts and uncles!
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Kim September 29, 2014 at 10:42 am

Hope you had a fun weekend! Beautiful weather here in WI! :)


Rosey Rebecca September 26, 2014 at 3:14 pm

I definitely have a million plans for the weekend too. Most of them involve drinking coffee in yoga pants and looking at the cat. Those protein flavors sound delicious. Cherry butter is definitely greater than pumpkin anything. And that shirt and those shoes are too cute to even talk about.

Also, I always get the fav/faves thing messed up too. Totally get the soft ‘a’ sound with fav.
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Kim September 29, 2014 at 10:44 am

So the weekend’s over and I’m still drinking coffee in yoga pants…ermmmm.

Hope you had a good one! :)


Emily September 26, 2014 at 3:03 pm

I just got my ballet Toms in the mail this week. I had to replace the pair I literally wore tears in.. You will not regret the purchase! Watch Zulilly, they often have them there for killer discounts AND I saw the leopard ones. I always check the site during the middle of the night feelings when their new stock comes out– easy to find the sizes you need!


Kim September 29, 2014 at 10:47 am

Ok, I’ve been pointed to Zulily so many times that I guess it’s time to actually sign up. :) I’m always scared that all the extra deals will actually make me spend more money than I otherwise would. But I see that you can sign up for email notifications when specific brands run a sale! Done!! Thanks for the idea. :)


Ashley Pitt @ A Lady Goes West September 26, 2014 at 11:44 am

Yum for cherry butter. I looked it up and the NYTimes prefers faves, so that’s probably your best bet. Have an awesome weekend!
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Kim September 29, 2014 at 10:48 am

Thanks for clearing up the faves/favs dilemma, haha–that sounds like a pretty legit source! Faves it is.


Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries September 26, 2014 at 11:44 am

I can’t believe how BIG your little guy is already! I just love all his hair and perfect little lips – so cute!

I’m loving leopard flats lately and want some so badly! The TOMS version is super cute. I bought a chambray top on sale at Old Navy last year and can’t wait to pull it out again. I wore it ALL the time! You totally need one in your life. ;) And yes, doesn’t the Style Me Pretty Challenge sound fun?! Hopefully you’ll join in with me! I need some inspiration!

Gahhhh that cherry butter!! Sounds amazing. I love all things cherry, especially when it comes from Wisconsin because their cherries are AMAZING.

Have a wonderful weekend, my friend! And a very Happy Anniversary!! xo
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Kim September 29, 2014 at 10:50 am

Thanks Ashley! :)


Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine September 26, 2014 at 11:39 am

Love that top!
And I never know what it is either! Fav or Fave! I come across that conundrum every time….But lately I have been going with Fave as well! Haha!
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Kim September 29, 2014 at 10:50 am

Haha the things we bloggers have to deal with… :)


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