Friday, July 18, 2014

Friday Favorites - Zoo fun, Sale Shopping and Face Painting! WooHoo!

Today I am linking up with a couple of my favorite bloggers Andrea and Erika to share our Friday favorites!

One of my absolute favorite things is spending time with my bestie and enjoying 70 degree temps in July.  Yesterday, I convinced her to play hooky from work (yes, I am a bad influence.  ha!) and hang at the zoo with us.  We had the best day with our kiddos and catching up!


It was near impossible to get a picture of these two together!  They are just too quick and prefer not to stand still for long!

Another favorite thing, is making memories with my sweet girl.  She saw a little girl with her face painted at the zoo but I wasn't interested in paying $10 for it so I promised we could do some special face painting at home.  She was so excited that I could paint a butterfly for her!  Love her so much!
Natalie had to paint my face as well  :)

My last favorite shopping!!!  :)

Up until I started reading Shaeffer's amazing blog I rarely shopped at Nordstrom.  Not because I didn't like their stuff - cause I did - but because we only have 1 store in town and it isn't exactly close to our house.  Lucky for me (less lucky for my hubby), Shaeffer introduced me to their fabulous return policy so online shopping became doable. 

Per her recommendation, I have purchase 2 pairs of Vigoss jeans.  One pair of these and a distressed pair that they no longer sell.  Seriously, best recommendation ever as I have to force myself to include other jeans in the rotation.  She convinced me to buy my first pair of leggings and I'm so glad I did.  They are currently on sale for $23.50!  I also splurged a little and bought the best pair of contouring panties ever.  Again, on sale for $12.90 a pair!  This adorable jacket that is no longer available.  Boo!  I have also bought quite a few scarves she recommended as well.

So today I was up at 4:30am to shop the Anniversary sale.  I purchased the blardigan, a striped sweater with elbow patches and a tunic that Shaeffer named a must have.  I have been STRESSED about purchasing the blardigan since the sale has been live to cardholders (not me, sniff) for over a week and I had heard rumors that it had sold out.  Luckily, I was able to get the one below in my size this morning.  It has an estimated ship date of next week so let's all cross our fingers that it will be mine soon!

 Happy Friday!


  1. The weather has been ridiculous and I have loved every minute of it!!!
    Thanks so much for linking up! :) Andrea