Feb 05

Friday Favorites 25

This washi dispenser is incredible. I have so many loose rolls of washi tape laying around and its so frustrating and this is a cheap but efficient solution.

I have been wanting to reprise a dresser into a entertainment center for my tv for ages now but I haven’t came across the perfect one at the perfect price just yet. This dresser redo is making me want to do it even more!broyhill-premier-credenza-with-geometric-drawers-wd-16

Since I stopped biting my nails I am all about having my nails done all pretty. This post caught my eye not only because of the gorgeous nail design but because her natural nails are gorgeous!

Valentine’s Day is one of those holidays where I don’t decorate a lot for because Im all about just getting my house back to normal after Christmas. But I came across this cute fringed felt heart and fell in love so maybe I need to add one to my Valentine’s Day decor.Felt-Heart

One of my family’s favorite meals is shepherds pie, so when I came across this recipe it caught my eye because not only was it topped with mashed potatoes but also a croissant crust. I have to give this way a try because I bet my bunch will love it!

Im starting to notice that I save a lot of food related posts for my Friday Favorites but sometimes I come across dishes like this southern fried steak with white gravy and it literally makes my stomach growl. I need some of this stat!Southern-Chicken-Fried-Steak-and-White-Gravy-1

Here are a few of my favorites posts from this week from this site:
Strawberry and white chocolate cookies
Valentine’s Day books for little ones
Romantic movies to watch on Valentine’s Day

Feb 03

Strawberry and white chocolate cookies

Every so often I get the urge to bake and typically I never have the supplies to bake anything. With the exception of cake mix cookies because they are so easy and require so little ingredients. So the other afternoon I decided I needed to bake some Valentine’s Day themed cookies. I mean after all I did grab some cute sprinkles in the Target Dollar Spot a while back so this was a great way to use them.

Strawberry white chocolate cookies
You’ll need:

1 box of strawberry cake mix
2 eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup white chocolate chips
Adorable sprinkles (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix cake mix, eggs, vegetable oil and chocolate chips until well blended. Create medium sizes balls of mix on your cookie pan and add as many or as little sprinkles as you wish and bake for 10-12 minutes. Enjoy!

White chocolate and strawberry cookies

Feb 02

Valentine’s Day books for the little ones

Gone are the days were I can pick out adorable holiday books to read to my children. So whenever I was wondering the isles of Target with Jayde the other day I some how ended up in the book section and I was obsessing over all of the cute books all the while Jayde kept asking just why I was looking at the books. I do occasionally grab a cute book from the end cap of the isle for my nieces, but never do I get to shop for my own kids anymore. I can however share some of my favorite Valentine’s Day themed children’s books with you guys!

Love from The Very Hungry Caterpillar // Roses Are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink // Happy Valentine’s Day, Curious George // Junie B. Jones and the Mushy Gushy Valentime // Amelia Bedelia’s First Valentine // I Ruff You // Chick ‘n’ Pug: The Love Pug // The Berenstain Bears’ Valentine Party // Llama Llama I Love You

Feb 01

8 Romantic movies to watch on Netflix this Valentine’s Day

As I have gotten older the idea of just staying inside and snuggling on the couch with a good movie for Valentine’s Day seems so much nicer than dressing up and going out sometimes. Heck last year we went out for dinner and it was so incredibly cold outside and I remember wishing we would have just stayed in that day. So I dug up some of my favorite romance movies to watch that evening on Netflix.

In the summer of 1987, a college graduate takes a ‘nowhere’ job at his local amusement park, only to find it’s the perfect course to get him prepared for the real world.

Punch Drunk Love
A psychologically troubled novelty supplier is nudged towards a romance with an English woman, all the while being extorted by a phone-sex line run by a crooked mattress salesman, and purchasing stunning amounts of pudding.

Silver Linings Playbook
After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own.

A rich high school student tries to boost a new pupil’s popularity, but reckons without affairs of the heart getting in the way.

While helping his latest client woo the fine lady of his dreams, a professional “date doctor” finds that his game doesn’t quite work on the gossip columnist with whom he’s smitten.

50 First Dates
Henry Roth is a man afraid of commitment up until he meets the beautiful Lucy. They hit it off and Henry think he’s finally found the girl of his dreams, until he discovers she has short-term memory loss and forgets him the very next day.

Maid in Manhattan
A senatorial candidate falls for a hotel maid, thinking she is a socialite when he sees her trying on a wealthy woman’s dress.

After an accident leaves a young man dead, his spirit stays behind to warn his lover of impending danger, with the help of a reluctant psychic.

Jan 29

Finally Barbie!

Growing up Barbies were always my favorite toys to play with, I loved dressing them up and playing with them. I never had an issue that all of the barbies looked identical with the exception of a slight skin or hair color change, I guess as a kid I just didn’t notice those details. However now as a mother it drives me nuts to have to pick out a doll from a sea of dolls who look identical. I think thats the reason that my daughter fell in love with the Monster High dolls, because they all were unique from each other (for the most part).

So whenever I saw that Barbie finally came around with the times and changed up their dolls to match their real life counterparts. Their is now four lines of the Barbie Fashionista line, Original, Petite, Tall and Curvy.1

It bugs me that they cannot be tall and curvy or petite and curvy, but baby steps right? I love that they also addressed all of the races pretty well with the exception of a cute little interracial doll (lets fix this Mattel!). All of these new dolls look fabulous and unique just like real people are, there is a doll with blue hair, a doll with fabulous curly hair, short hair, blonde hair, traditional style, rockers style, etc. So much fun!

I wonder with all these clothing size options for the dolls now will the clothes have a size written inside so that the girls will be able to tell which clothes go with which dolls? I hope so. Personally I don’t have a child to buy these for, but I cannot wait to buy some of these for my adorable nieces! Finally a doll that looks like them!

Will you be buying one of these dolls? What are your thoughts on these?

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