Monday, April 30, 2018


Happy Monday, friends!

I hope you all had a great weekend!  We have had sunshine and warm temps here in Mckinney over the past few days and that is perfect BASEBALL weather!

Which is a good thing since all we did this weekend was play ball.


Friday, April 27, 2018

Friday Favorites #56.

Happy Friday!!

I've got a very short list of Favorites today, y'all.  Why, you ask?

That is why.

I should have been a good little blogger and planned ahead this week but I didn't.  Matthew had a game last night that ran long and we didn't get home until almost 10.  And I tend to blog at night.  So by the time we got everyone settled and in bed, I could barely put a thought together so this is what you get today.

So here's my quick list of favorites this week:

Tarte Concealer

I haven't loved a concealer this much in FOREVER.  I love that the brush part (which I should have shown you) is nice and big instead of skinny, it covers so well and it smooths on easily.  I bought it in "Light" if that helps anyone.

I wear it over my Becca Under-Eye Brightener  (which is a MUST HAVE product if you don't already have some!) and it's like magic to my dark circles.  ;)

(By the way, I'm still on my first little jar of the Becca Brightener and I've used it almost every day for a year.  I've still got plenty left too.  I bet it'll last another year.)

Wayfair had a huge spring sale (on top of their already great prices) this week and I took the opportunity to grab this cute storage bench for the foot of our bed.  It's still listed for a great price!  And the reviews are awesome too.

It should arrive next week!  And I've also got a new dresser ordered but it will take a little longer to get here.  We (I) made some changes to our room awhile back and it's taken me some time to pick and choose the right pieces I've wanted in there.  That, plus Matthew's room, are my current on-going projects at the moments.

We got a little off-track when we started in on some of our outside updates.  We recently had a new roof put on, our house repainted (outside), new gates on both sides of the house and the rest of the fence repaired and restained.  And in a few weeks, we are resurfacing the back porch and pool area.

Once all of those things are behind us, we'll get Matthew's room painted (finally).  Right now, there are about 15 grey paint swatches all over his walls.  ;)

This picture I snapped of Matthew at his game last night is my last favorite for today.  He has really started to show real skill and passion for baseball this year and we couldn't be more thrilled. 

This picture is also how I see other cars' headlights when I drive at night, by the way.   Ugh.

And if you missed my big What's Up Wednesday post (also full of favorites!), find it HERE.

It's going to be a long weekend!  

And if you're a new reader, you can find me on Instagram (@amandanall) and in my Facebook Group!  

And my Etsy shop is HERE.

Linking up with Erika, Andrea and Narci for Friday Favorites.

Happy Weekend, friends!


Wednesday, April 25, 2018


Happy Wednesday, friends!  

It's the monthly What's Up Wednesday post where I link up with Mel, Sheaffer, and Shay and discuss what all we've been up to lately!

We've been busy this month with baseball in full swing, Craig off to football camps every weekend, a little getaway, and Teacher Appreciation/Graduation/Mother's Day season hitting my Etsy shop!

But today we're going to answer these specific questions:

Let's get started!

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Birthday Boys | 39 & 8.

 April 21st always seems to hold good things for my family.  It is a special day for a lot of reasons.

Craig was born on April 21st.
Craig was drafted to the Packers on April 21st.
Our sweet Mason was born on April 21st.

My water broke at 38.5 weeks, a little after 9pm, on April 20th.  After a quick and easy 7.5 hour labor, Mason Presley was born at 4:41am on Dad's 31st birthday.  (Yes, I had an epidural.  Both times.  I'm a giant wimp.  Both easy labor and deliveries. No complications.  No drama.  #thankyouepidural #iloveyousomuch)

Friday, April 20, 2018

Friday Favorites #55. {Phoenix Recap}

Happy Friday, y'all!!

This has been a crazy week for us.  We got back from Phoenix on Tuesday afternoon, Craig's parents left on Wednesday morning and I tried to start back in on that fun game of catch up we all play after days away from home.  Laundry, baseball games, homework, field trips, groceries, work...

Fun times.

Today, I'm sharing all about our fun trip for my Friday Favorites with Erika, Narci, and Andrea!  Because it was definitely a favorite!  And this mama needed a break!


Thursday, April 19, 2018

What's Your Street Name?

I know I said I'd have our Phoenix recap up today but between all the things that go into that first day back from a vacation plus two baseball games last night, it just did not get finished.  I figured I would make it into one big "favorite" for Friday Favorites so that'll be up tomorrow.

I did want to share this though because it had me DYING!!  

Mason came home with a paper in his backpack this week and apparently they were working on capitalizing the first the letter of proper nouns.  The sheet asked them to fill in a bunch of proper nouns that were personal to them like their name, school, state, etc.

Well one of them asked for his street name.

And when you ask a crazy cool kid his street name, he's going to give you his "street name", y'all!!

Nickname/Street Name:  Same thing.

I sent this to my parents and it took them a minute to get it.  I had to point out that it was supposed to be the name of our street!

Oh, my silly boy.  He is one funny 7-year-old.  I'm pretty sure he still doesn't realize this wasn't exactly what his teacher meant by "street name".  ;)

I know I shared this already on my Instagram and in my Facebook Group but I just had to put it here too.  I never want to forget it!

Back tomorrow with the recap for Friday Favorites!


Wednesday, April 18, 2018


Hey hey y'all!  I'm back from Phoenix and we had an amazing time!  I didn't realize how much I (we) needed that little getaway until we were gathered around a fire pit at this gorgeous resort, with our old and new friends, laughing until our cheeks ached.  

This basically summed it up:

Friday, April 13, 2018

Friday Favorites #54.

YES!  This morning, Craig and I are getting on a plane and heading to Phoenix for a getaway!  Up until last night, I thought this was part of a football camp Craig was coaching.  Clearly, the only part of this whole thing that I heard was "Waldorf Astoria" and "all the wives are coming".

Wednesday, April 11, 2018


Welcome back, y'all!  

I have been M.I.A. here on the blog for the past couple of days because my little vacation starts Friday and I am trying to get myself organized.  My in-laws are coming in from Louisiana to stay with the boys while we're away and I'm trying to think of everything I can in order to make things as easy on them as possible.


Friday, April 6, 2018

Friday Favorites #53.

Hello Friday!!

I'm back today for another Friday Favorites and as always, I'm linking up with my sweet Mckinney mama friends, Erika, Narci and Andrea.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Monday, April 2, 2018

Easter 2018.

Welcome back, friends!  I hope you all had a great Easter weekend!!

Here's a little of what our weekend looked like.

On Friday, the kids were out of school because of a bad weather day we didn't use so we got our weekend off to an early start.

Craig only had to go into the office in the morning so I used that time to finish up the week's orders and when he got home, I headed to Target for Easter basket shopping (and then some) while he took the boys to the golf course.