Friday Things


4673db5da95817be8d01d6ae4274a3a7Friday! Last one of August, can you believe it?! Fall is so close and I’m very excited for that. The hubs comes home from a work conference in Orlando tonight. He sent me a picture of Epcot from his hotel. Rude. I seriously considered skipping out on work and sneaking Logan and I in on his work trip for some Disney adventures! Maybe next time. Our weekend is pretty open and Logan and I are recovering from some lingering summer colds. #storyofmylife Hopefully no tornadoes will go through our area (happening all the time these days!) and we can get out for some fun this weekend! Here are my randoms this week…

+ Did you guys hear that Beautycounter is launching a line for Target this fall? So excited! I just received a few sample products this week and while I’ve only used them once they are heavenly. Can’t wait to try more. What are your favorites?


+ One of the frivolous things I really miss since becoming a mom is being able to go get my nails done every so often. These days I don’t have 2 hours to spend in a salon, but I love having nice looking nails. A couple weeks ago I picked up the Sally Hansen Gel Manicure Polish in All Chalked Up (love this color, pictured above) and top coat and have been loving how easy and quick it is to do my nails after I put the babe to bed at night! If I tried to do that with regular polish it would take hours and I’d manage to mess it up immediately. The polish really only lasts a few days before it’s chipped to no return, but it’s still worth it to me with the little effort I have to put in to do them. I’m planning on seeing how the Essie Gel Polish compares. Anyone have any experience with either?



+ We’ve been in our house for a full year as of next weekend! It’s crazy to think it’s already been a year. It’s also crazy that I’ve barely done any decorating. Womp womp. Such is life with a little I suppose. I am loving this post on Toddler Friendly Home Decor from Bower Power, though! I definitely need one of those storage drums to hide all the toys! And I’ve been thinking about doing another One Room Challenge in October because I’m crazy. The hubs has been begging for his own office decor and I’ve been dying to make some progress on the playroom/loft space.



+ Have you guys heard of or used Trello before? I just discovered it a couple weeks ago and have been using it for work as well as to organize my shop work and I am IN LOVE. I don’t use it for everyday basic lists or anything, but it’s great for big projects with a lot of moving parts. If you manage projects at work or run a business – highly recommend! It’s also an app, so you can manage your projects from anywhere.


+ This week I’ve been watching Rosemary Watson’s Instagram Intensive and it’s been helpful in learning how to utilize Instagram for your business. If you manage instagram accounts for a biz or even a blog, I recommend checking this out too! Lots of businessy stuff this week – sorry! – that’s what’s going on in my world!



+ Speaking of what’s been going on in my world… I’m so excited to announce the launch day for the 2017 Printable Planner Collection from Belle Paper Market (yes, new shop name…more on that to come)! I’ve been working for weeks to redesign planner pages that really make it easy to stay organized. There’s several new layouts with lots of little details that I think the planner obsessed will love. Stay tuned for more sneak peeks and details on @bellepapermarket and the full collection will be released on SEPTEMBER 20!!



+ ICYMI I shared some of my favorite full coverage concealers the other day. Check out my new favorite!


Hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Cheers!

Linking up with the usual Friday ladies:  5 on Friday: DarciAprilChristina, + Natasha | Friday Favorites: A Little Bit of Everything,Momfessionals, + Grace and Love | Oh Hey, Friday: September Farm + The Farmer’s Wife | Friday Favorites: Meet at the Barre.

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  • Ashley Angle

    Happy Friday! Sounds like you have been really productive at home and with your Etsy shop! Happy Weekend!
    Ashley @ A Cute Angle //

  • Mackensey Stang

    Ok I LOVE that color nail polish. And teasing people with Disney world pictures is just mean! Hop in his suitcase next time for sure!

  • Bower Power

    Aww thank you for including my tips in your post! Your little guy is amazingly cute :)
    xo – Katie Bower

    • Well, shoot. The famous Katie Bower commented on my blog! #Starstruck. Thanks so much for stopping by. Loved your post on decorating with littles!

  • Happy Friday! I think if I were to ever attend a conference in Orlando I’d have the hardest time focusing and not thinking about about Disney fun. Thanks for sharing the instagram tips, I’ll be checking them out for sure. Have a nice weekend! Beautifully Candid

    • It definitely would be hard to be in Orlando at a resort and have to focus on work. No fun! Hope you find the Instagram tips useful! I know I did. Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend! xo

  • I’m so excited that BeautyCounter is coming to Target. I have been wanting to try out there products. Have a wonderful weekend.

  • That project app looks so useful!!! love it!! Can’t wait to hear more about your new shop and adventure – love the name!!

  • okay i’m definitely checking out that sally hansen stuff – i am horrible at my nails and they take forever, so the quick part sounds great. no matter what polish i use, it chips within 24 hours so i’m used to that lol. i need to do one of those one room challenges!

    • Definitely try the at home gel polish. It makes it so much quicker! Hope you had a good weekend!

  • Just opened a link to that Bower Power post. Thank you for sharing it!