Happy Friday! It's been a beautiful week here in Northern Florida, and I'm loving the warm weather. The kids and I have been laying low this week, since I've been experiencing some end-of-pregnancy fatigue and discomfort. I've actually kind of loved our quiet mornings putting together puzzles, baking banana bread, and attempting to go for walks but turning back after 1/2 mile.
Also, I have to go on record to say that the pregnancy brain is REAL at this point! My OB appointment was supposed to be yesterday, but I showed up a day early with both kids in tow. I was mortified, but they were so kind to squeeze me in since I was already there. I guess it's better than showing up a day late!
Hope everyone has fun and relaxing plans for the weekend ahead! And now for the good stuff...
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1. Honest Company deodorant spray
Last weekend I was looking for button-up pajamas at TJ Maxx when I stumbled upon this adorable deodorant spray in the personal care section. I was intrigued, since I love everything I've tried from the Honest Company, but skeptical because every natural deodorant I've tried hasn't really worked for me. At $3.99, the price point was low enough to give it a try, so I threw it in my cart. I can honestly say I'm so impressed with this stuff! It smells amazing (even my OB complimented me on how good I smelled at my last checkup this week 😂 - she's awesome!), and it holds up all day which is a miracle for a 38 week pregnant woman in the 85 degree Florida heat. I got the Vetiver scent, but they also had Lavender Vanilla and Bergamot Sage. Oddly, I couldn't find it on their website (I wonder if it's discontinued?), and it's kind of expensive on Amazon, but check TJ Maxx if you have one near you! (Side note - any other recommendations for natural deodorants that work well and smell good?)
2. Easter Outfits
I was so happy with how the kids' Easter outfits turned out! Pippa's dress was a hand-me-down from a friend at church, and I just added the flower headband from the Dollar Spot at Target (couldn't find the same one, but this one is similar), and the sandals from Old Navy. Teddy's bowtie was also from the Target Dollar Spot (it's a dangerous place, I tell ya!), but the shirt and shorts I ordered from Crazy 8 (Extra 15% off your entire purchase with code FRESH15).
3. Teddy's "Please!" Face
I was trying to teach Teddy how to say, "Please!" and showed him an action along with it. He still refuses to say the word, but whenever he wants something from me, he makes this adorable face and it's almost impossible to say no! Unfortunately the only picture I got of this face is blurry, but you get the idea!
We were so happy to have Justin's sister come visit for a few days over Easter break! The kids followed her everywhere and had so much fun playing with her! Plus Pippa always loves showing off her favorites spots around town, like our local donut shop and the beach. There are lots of cousins on that side of the family, so it's nice when the kids can get some one-on-one time with any of the aunts, uncles, or grandparents, because when we're all together, it's beautiful, wonderful chaos!
Now we've got a countdown going until my mom comes to visit for a few weeks to help take care of the kids when the baby comes. That's one benefit of a scheduled C-section - you actually know when to have family book flights to come visit! A few other family members will be joining us for the baby's baptism shortly after.
5. MAC Cosmetics Eyeshadow Palette Refill Pans
Seriously...get an eyeshadow palette from Mac! The refill pans are only $6, and the quality and pigment of the eyeshadow is so much better than most eyeshadows you'll find at the drugstore...and this is coming from someone who buys all her makeup at Target. (Just make sure to look for the Pro Palette Refill Pan). I just ordered one refill this week with free shipping, AND got a mascara sample. I was looking everywhere for a shade similar to Omega, and just couldn't find what I was looking for at Target or Ulta, so I finally just decided to reorder from Mac. Not sure why I didn't just do that in the first place!