Friday Favorites

Happy weekend, friends!! I wanted to first thank you all for your sweet comments & encouragement on my last post. I never like to be negative or sound like I am complaining, as I know that so many others are going through tougher times, and with lots of first time moms reading here, I certainly don’t want to scare anyone 😉 but I also always want to be real. Even though the kids may look put together, that doesn’t mean they don’t drive me crazy or have their meltdowns & tantrums. But I love them, and I love being their mom more than anything in the world, even when they roundhouse kick juice boxes across the van & color on our dining room chairs with yellow crayons.

Taking a break from talking about crazy kids & sleepless nights, it’s time for some Friday Favorites! Or I guess weekend favorites by the time I post this. My favorite season is just around the corner, although you would never know it with the heat wave we are having right now. But everywhere I look, Fall & Halloween stuff is popping up, and I couldn’t be more excited! Who’s with me?! My goal is to not live in stretched out sweatshirts this year, I am loving this classic black & white gingham top & have already been living in it!

I also shared this dress the other day, but didn’t get a chance to elaborate on how much I actually love it. It’s such a flattering fit for a post-baby belly & has super cute pockets! I love the fabric, and it is cute with sandals now but will also totally work with boots when the weather cools down.

Harper’s new favorite book, Snow White and the 77 Dwarfs, have you heard of it?! It has amazing colors & illustrations, and we both think it is hilarious!

I may be the very last person to hop aboard the overnight oats train, but it has become a new favorite in our house! With less time to make yummy (and healthy) breakfast during the week, I have found that these are so easy & I love all of the different ways to make them. The girls love them & they’re great for increasing milk supply which is a huge for me right now! Have you made overnight oats, please share your favorite ways to make them!! Raspberry Nutella is my favorite.

 Also, these cat pajamas? Obsessed with them & the fact that they come in all three of my girls’ sizes (so hard to find under 6 month size and 3T that match!) These make me very excited for Halloween!

Hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend! XO

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  1. Overnight oats are a must in our home as well. I don't have kids, but I do have a husband… and I've made them with bananas/cinnamon/honey and another hit is chocolate protein powder and a scoop (or four) of peanut butter. Cookie butter from Trader Joe's also makes it oh so yummy. Love reading your blog! Please check ours out at http://www.mrsdiaries.com! Thank you for always being so honest and real about your life! <3

  2. Ah, I love overnight oats but I've only tried two recipes. The first (my fave!) is peanut butter-cinnamon overnight oats. I sweeten mine with a dash of maple syrup and OMG, they're to die for. Even my hard-to-please hubby loves them. We prefer making ours with bulk instant oats because they get creamy, vs the 'old fashioned oats' that seem to go mushy.

    http://www.oatmealwithafork.com/2013/09/02/peanut-butter-cookie-dough-overnight-oats-dairy-free/

    I'm going to have to try Nutella now… and oh the possibilities of using Trader Joe's cookie butter!

  3. I may just have to get that dress! Even at 7 months postpartum, I'm still a fan of hiding that post-baby belly. Overnight oats are fantastic so, welcome aboard! Almond butter banana and pumpkin pie are my jam. I don't care what month it is, pumpkin pie is totally in, right? Also, here's a recipe for lactation cookies if you're interested!

    http://fleetingfavorites.blogspot.com/2015/02/lactation-cookies-four-ways.html

    As always, keep doing your thing and thank you for sharing!

    XO,
    Shayna

  4. Overnight oats are a must in our household since, like you said, they're so quick and easy to make! We make ours with almond milk, honey and cinnamon. The next day we add blueberries, shredded coconut and pecans. It is so good!!

  5. I love how real you are and love hearing about how you're managing with three. Your girls are beautiful! Strawberry/banana/walnut is another great oatmeal combo.

  6. We're just jumping on the overnight oats bandwagon too! Still can't believe my picky two year old will eat them. So far we've just done peanut butter and chocolate. I will definitely be trying all 3 recipes from the site you mentioned!

  7. I'm loving those pj's 🙂 your blog makes me feel sane because I have twin boys and just had our 3rd son around the same time as you had Claire! 3 kids is a whole new level of crazy but you do it so well

  8. So happy to see I'm not the only one looking into fall and Halloween clothing! However, it is JUST getting into the 80s in Ohio. Love those cat pjs! I haven't been able to find much cute Halloween stuff for my girl. Carters barely has anything out this year which is such a bummer after those amazing glitter black cat leggings last year haha. And did you see carter's has all their Christmas stuff out?! Definitely making a pumpkin pie this week!
    Kendra

  9. So happy to see I'm not the only one looking into fall and Halloween clothing! However, it is JUST getting into the 80s in Ohio. Love those cat pjs! I haven't been able to find much cute Halloween stuff for my girl. Carters barely has anything out this year which is such a bummer after those amazing glitter black cat leggings last year haha. And did you see carter's has all their Christmas stuff out?! Definitely making a pumpkin pie this week!
    Kendra

  10. Love overnight oats! My favorite is PB banana. I can send you a yummy lactation cookie recipe too. Because, it's for the baby!

  11. We know your life isn't perfect and that you have it all together 100 percent if the time. You breathe deeply and eye roll like the rest of us, and that's okay! This is your blog, thank you for inviting us and making, even me, feel sane.

  12. As always, I love your blogpost, but when you said overnight oats and fall, I had to share…. I made the most AMAZING pumpkin chocolate chip overnight oats yesterday and I just can't even tell you how much it reminded me of cooler weather and sweaters. Cannot wait to see the first leaves change ; fall is my favorite!!!

  13. Love ALL of these links! Thanks for sharing, been meaning to try overnight oats for a while! And those pjs are adorable! I want the skeleton one for my little one 😉

  14. I'm having my 2nd c-section in November. When could you start picking up the other girls? Or are you still unable to carry them? I'm going to feel so bad about not being able to hold my 2 year old.

  15. I've recently been slightly obsessed with Mini Melissa shoes. I love their cats and the zigzags are super comfortable—or at least they seem so. They're kinda pricey new, but I'm in a buy/sell/trade group on Facebook and you can score some new and slightly used ones for a way less than department stores. My daughter has the light pink cats for summer, but I got her some black cats (http://www.amazon.com/Mini-Melissa-Ultragirl-II-Toddler/dp/B007R0IDLE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1439233854&sr=8-1&keywords=mini+melissa+black+cats) for fall because I'm also slightly obsessed with Halloween.

    Sarah
    http://www.thepolkfolk.blogspot.com

  16. Love the Raspberry/Nutella overnight oats! I add some almonds and mini choc chips in the morning because I like mine with some crunch. Also going to try a blueberry/banana/walnut combo and one with cookie butter and crushed cookies! Mmmm…
    I love the bat pjs…will have to grab some matching ones for my 3yo and 4mo boys. I'm looking forward to fall and cooler weather…and my mom's apple crisp.

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