Friday Things

Heyyyyyy Friday! So very good to see you again. Gracyn has been sick with a cold all week that turned into a mild fever on Wednesday night so she's had a rough couple of days. She kind of reminds me of a sickly grown man when she's under the weather - lots of moaning and dramatic coughing and hysterics. She woke up yesterday and still had a temp so I kept her home from school and rescheduled the girls' dental appointments for this morning.

I know taking two kids to the dentist by myself sounds like a party, but trust me - it'll be anything BUT a good time.

Thanks to a less-than-stellar visit 6 or so months ago (think mean evil hygienist threatening a three-year old that she couldn't see her mom until she stopped crying...), we're switching practices but poor G is still all worried about going. It'll be Leighton's first time in the chair and she will either rock it or completely melt down. I'm gonna place a bet on melt down right now. I'm prepared to be full-on sweating and bribing with ice cream (obvi) by the time we're done.

But first...


There aren't very many good things (or ANY good things? #worstmomever) about your kids being sick except for mayyyyybe all the napping that comes along with it. Both girls have napped at the same time EVERY DAY THIS WEEK. Which has not happened since Leighton was a newborn.

The poor thing has been miserable but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't enjoying the open-mouth naps on the couch every afternoon. They've been giving me a quick, quiet break from all the whining, crying and sniffles in the middle of the day.


Have no fear, I'm not wishing for her to remain sick or anything. G's temp was gone and she was feeling better (and I'm sure back to foregoing the almighty nap....) by yesterday afternoon so we made an effort to get outside for a bit. It was cloudy but tolerable so we took the wagon up and down the block a few times.

They're having fun, I promise...


We eat tacos for dinner a lot. Like, a lot a lot. We got these taco holders for Christmas and they are life-changing. Why it took us so long to discover such a thing is beyond me.


Every blogger in blogland is obsessing over these but I have serious problems with spending $50+ on a pair of leggings. Which is silly because I literally wear leggings every day. (What is my life?!) You'd think I could stand to invest a little because leggings ARE pants, I don't care what you say, but nope. I can't do it.

So, I was pleasantly surprised when I scored these at my beloved Target the other day. They come well above my hips and belly button to hold everything together (#momlife) and are still long enough to keep my ankles warm. I got the burgundy color but might need to go back and get a black pair for good measure.


With all of Leighton's sleep issues lately, I'm debating whether or not to move her out of the crib and into a big girl bed. I really don't want to make that transition quite yet but I'm curious if that would make a difference. Or potentially make it worse, if that's even possible. If (or when) we do make the move, I'm thinking we'll put Gracyn's current full-sized bed in her room and move the twin bed up from the basement for G.

Which means.... I get to revamp TWO rooms! Eeee! When we moved, we kept Gracyn's room pretty much identical to her room at the old house. I loved her "big girl room" and especially love the quilt so I'm totally planning on giving that to Leighton and changing up a few things for her very own "big girl" space.

That also means we'll need new bedding and things in G's room for the twin bed. We already have a really cool reclaimed wood headboard that I'm dying to use and want to stick with similar colors so I can reuse some of the decor and accessories she already has in there.

Here are a few that I've pinned so far but cannot decide on my favorite. I'm leaning towards #1 (Gracyn said she liked it and it's on sale...) but I haven't committed yet. Which one is your fave??

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Hope you all have a great weekend! I'm hoping the colds and germs leave us alone for a bit...


  1. Thanks for the Target leggings link(though I'm not sure I could fit in juniors??) I ordered the Zella leggings on sale, so I paid $40 for them...but I have no say I'm not blown away by them like I expected to be. Womp womp.

  2. Okay well I need taco holders now. Happy Friday!

  3. Nothing worse than sick kiddos but totally understand why you've enjoyed nap time! Love the girls wagon enthusiasm ... perfect! Have a good weekend!

  4. I wear legging every day, too, and so finally pulled the trigger and ordered the ones, like you said, every blogger is raving over. I hated them and returned them right away. I do love the LuLaRoe leggings though (although I mainly have solids). Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

  5. Where have those taco holders been all my life!? I will definitely be ordering some a.s.a.p. Thank you for sharing!! I hope your sweet Gracyn feels better so soon!!

    Kenzie @ Connected in the Kitchen

  6. Those Target leggings look lovely and even more lovely because of the price! Ps. those taco holders are life!!