Friday, July 28, 2017

Friday Favorites #21. {7.28.17}

Hello Friday!!  I am so happy to see you!!

It is has been a very long week and unfortunately, it's not over yet.


I've been working myself to death all week to get all my Etsy orders sent out and although I have made MAJOR progress (I started at 91 and I'm down to 27), I'm still not done.  Double boo!  

This is what I want to be doing...

But I've got a few more days until I can even think about it.

Right now, I am waiting on a shipment of pink and multicolored confetti water bottles that was supposed to be here Wednesday but is now scheduled to be delivered today.  So if you ordered one of these (below), I promise they will be sent out as soon as humanly possible!

I've also been a sign makin' fool this week!  Here's a peek at just a few of the orders...

I have several more signs to make today and tomorrow but I can absolutely see the light at the end of the tunnel!  Thankfully, I enjoy what I do.  I know it sounds like I'm complaining but really, I'm just really looking forward to crossing some non-Etsy related projects off my to-do list.  I'm not good just sitting around, even when I can.  I need to be doing something all.the.time.  I blame my mother.  She's the same way.


The shop will reopen in early August, so I hope you'll "favorite" it on Etsy (here!) and come shop when it does!  Follow me on Instagram @thatinspiredchick and @amandanall for updates!

Today, I'm linking up with Andrea, Narci and Erika as always for Friday Favorites!

Today's favorites are going to be short and sweet!

A couple of weeks ago, we had a fun Favorite Things party with our Sunday School girls and I scored this Pixi Glow Tonic.

I use it at least once a day (after cleansing and before moisturizing) and sometimes twice.  I've noticed my skin looking brighter and smoother in less than 2 weeks.  It's got great ratings on Amazon as well!  I have combination skin and I haven't had any irritation or peeling.  Just pretty skin!

(Nail color is OPI Shorts Story)

I've posted about these Kate Spade studs from the Anniversary Sale approximately 25 times in the past couple of week or so but they really are my new favorites. I bought them in "Jet" and "Clear/Silver" but I want to go back and snag them in a few more colors too.  They would make a great gift!!

Find them here in all colors!

I know I talked about this in my What's Up Wednesday post this week but it needs another mention.

The Real Housewives of NYC are my FAVORITE!!  I want them to be on vacation somewhere in every episode because they are just the best when they are all crammed into one house together.  (And I use the term "crammed" loosely considering their vacation homes are usually multi-million dollar mansions.)

A few things to note:  Why did Ramona get a chemical peel right before a beach vacation?!  I loved her look before she got on the helicopter.

Can you imagine what that guy is thinking??

And then Bethenny pleading with Ramona to behave herself on their tequila tasting trip made me tear up.  So much respect for Bethenny and her business.  #girlboss


This last favorite may be lame and I may have mentioned it in past Favorites before but here it is again. ;)

This is my favorite Summer drink from Sonic.  Large ice water with lemon and strawberry added in. It is obviously super low cal but still tastes like a treat!  Sonic is about 3 minutes from our house so when the boys want a little cold treat, it's our go-to!  I tried recreating it at home and it just wasn't the same.  They muddle their strawberries better than I do.  Is muddling strawberries the same thing as just squishing them with a fork?

For my Bonus not-so-favorite today, I didn't do a fashion fail.  Instead, I'm spotlighting my children.  Because Heaven knows they make me say "I can't even..." 100 times a day.  

Like when I went upstairs this week to see if Mason had folded his clothes and put them away yet.  The big laundry basket in the middle is full of clean clothes he was supposed to put away.  When I told him to clean up the mess, he started to pick up each article of clothing, sniff it, and toss it in the dirty clothes.

2 things here.  1) He gets the sniff test from me.  He's seen me do it a million times.  But 2) The sniff test was all for show.  He threw everything in the dirty clothes no matter how it smelled just so he wouldn't have to fold it and put it away.  I watched him for a full 30 seconds before I called him out and made him do it right.

He was less than thrilled that I caught on to him.

I know that some day I will miss his messy little self but RIGHT NOW, not so much.

Messy Mase is definitely my #icanteven this week.

Thank goodness he makes up for his messy self by being incredibly kind, sweet, funny, goofy and loving.  And a ton of other things. I just love him.  And his slightly less messy brother. ;)

Please tell me I'm not the only one, friends!!

Happy Friday, everyone!!  Have a great weekend!!



  1. Mason must have learned that trick from his friend, Nixon. When I see clothes in the dirty clothes pile that I know are clean, it makes me lose my mind!

  2. You know how much I adore those earrings! That being said, the pumpkin/fall signs just made me so happy on today's post!!!

    1. Your blue ones looked so pretty last night! And yes, I have a feeling I'm about to be surrounded by fall signs once we get back from vacation!! I'm ready!!

  3. I cannot wait for your shop to open back up! Enjoy your vacation! Also, I am positive you watched BB last night?! I mean... I CAN'T EVEN. And I may have shed a tear at the end of Ramses' exit interview. Poor guy!

    1. Poor Ramses!!! Sweet boy had a feeling that was going to happen! I can't BELIEVE everyone voted to keep Josh in the house!! He was acting like such an arrogant jerk when he found out they weren't going to vote him out. I'm not a violent person but I really did want to punch him in the face. ;)

  4. That is too funny about the "sniff test" and your boy. I cannot even imagine what that guy was thinking about Ramona. Hahahaha! That Pixie Glow Tonic looks like such a fun product, I am going to have to try it. Have a great weekend and I hope you are able to start your vacation today!

  5. it DOES get better. LOL I promise you. My oldest girl (now 28 and married) used to come home from college and once she was inside the front door, it was like her bag EXPLODED all the way thru the house to her room! Aarrgh!! Now I wait with anticipation to see her come home with her hubby at the holidays. And yes, its still pretty much the same BUT its once a year so I don't mind. LOL

    1. I don't know why I'm complaining. I was the same way growing up and I'm pretty sure my mom wanted to kill me all the time. haha!

  6. I can barely get my eight year old son to hit the laundry room with his dirty clothes.. I can't even imagine him actually folding them and putting them away. I'm super impressed and also super convicted that its time to get that boy working on some serious chores. #momfail


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