Hello hello friends.. it’s time for March Family Favorites! In April! And not even the beginning of April, but mid April. So we’ll call this post my March/April Family Favorites. There are no rules around here.. clearly. :) These monthly picture dumps of all of the things we are loving are some of my favorite posts! They are as random as it gets so I suppose it just adds to their random charm when I’m two weeks late sharing them.
That’s what I’m telling myself anyway. ;)
Today (as I’m writing this) it’s April 10th and the anniversary of the day I almost lost my life. An awful scary day that I’ll never forget, but also in some ways it was the best day. It was also the day I survived. Now I get to celebrate this day each year that I’m still here.. raising my kids and writing random blog posts and enjoying every minute of my life (even the tough minutes) and remembering how precious it all is. I look like a total dork in the picture above, but I was so happy to start my new birthday tradition in March of donating blood and silently thanking those who did the same so that I could be here today. March highlight for me!
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For my birthday this year I got new dishes. The dishes we were using before these were from my wedding over 20 years ago. We were due. :) I looked at so many options and finally decided on ordering 2 of this Cambria 16 piece dinner set in the color “stone.”
Then I also ordered these larger soup bowls because they will be perfect for soups and pasta.
I’m excited to finally have a full set of grown up every day dishes! So many of our other dishes were chipped and worn out after years of use. I’m also equally excited to re-organize my kitchen cupboards with the new dishes. But you probably already knew that. Pictures coming soon. :)
Ok.. you guys know me and my obsession with frozen microwaveable food. ;) But honestly.. these Healthy Choice Grilled Basil Chicken meals are SO good! My new favorite! Perfect for lunch or dinner on days I’m feeding the kids different things at different times because of their activities. (And only 230 calories!) Find them at your grocery store and try them and let me know what you think!
This is another fast frozen family favorite (say that 4 times fast!). Sorry.. nothing but brutal honesty around here. Sometimes we cook.
And sometimes we don’t. :)
This might be my favorite of ALL the favorites you guys! We have a little phone charging station on our nightstand in our bedroom for overnight, but I wanted something in my office that all of us could use for a quick phone re-charge during the day. I ordered this Multi Device Charging Station and am in love! It charges 5 devices all at once and keeps things so nice and tidy! I love the short cords. It came with three apple cords and two USB cords so I also bought this 5 pack of apple cords because that’s what we all need for our devices. My kids love this too! We all have a charging spot when we aren’t using phones and sometimes on weekends when I announce a little “technology break” for family time this spot works great to hold everything. (My kids LOVE it when I do that btw.. insert eye roll.)
Typical after school scene. Kole is looking as thrilled as ever to be doing his homework. Ha.
Another recent favorite.. my new Battery Organizer Storage Case! I had a few drawers in my laundry room that were driving me crazy with loose batteries all over. I needed to consolidate them so I started looking on-line and found this on Amazon and love it!
It holds so many batteries and all different sizes. It also has a battery tester. Not sure if I’ll ever use that but nice to have!
I just love that it keeps things nice and organized in one spot so that if we need a battery for a toy or flashlight if the power goes out.. we’re set.
Ordered these Velvet Suit Hangers for Kenny’s suits and love them.
Ellie took some for all of her hoodies too! A great deal on a set of really nice hangers.
I know I shared this before but this Shouldered Clear Glass Vase is so beautiful and looks good with such a variety of flowers. Hands down a favorite for Spring!
This Madewell Modern Tie front Tee was a favorite last Spring that I still love and wear so I was thrilled when it came out again this year in this pretty lilac color! I’ve been wearing it this week in Maui.. it’s so cute.
Of course all of the dresses I shared in this recent post are March favorites! Planning on wearing this shirtdress or this flutter sleeve dress for Easter. :)
El’s latest obsession has rubbed off on me and Addison and now we all 3 worship these elastics! My girls inherited my super thick hair and regular elastics just don’t cut it. We’ve tried so many options and never found anything that really worked great for pony tails and buns until these Grab and Go Ponytail Holders came into our lives! They come in sets of 15 in lots of colors and styles and we take them with us everywhere. They work SO well and are really comfortable. Perfect gift for Easter baskets if you have girls! And try them yourself too.. I don’t use anything else now! I especially love the way they hold my hair back when I exercise.
Of course.. my new bench is a March favorite. :) So happy to have this spot in my home decorated!
I’m also loving My Little Steamer! I’ve never had a steamer until our Favorite Things Christmas party this year. Someone brought the mini version of this little steamer and swore by it so I ordered the Deluxe version knowing I’d use it more at home than for travel.
Coming from someone who HATES to iron this steamer is a dream! I recently bought my same Pintuck Duvet Cover for the bed in my master bedroom (replacing the old one because after a couple of years it was looking more brown than white!). I used my steamer to get the wrinkles out and it was so easy to use! (I had just started steaming the top in this pic.) I’m sold! And may never use my iron again.
I can think of worse things. :)
Here’s a pic of what it looks like on my bed.
Wonder why our original duvet cover was starting to look dirty? Hmmm.. one of life’s mysteries I may never solve. ;)
In other fun news, two favorite stores of mine are having major sales right now! Wayfair is having their “WAYDAY SALE” which is the biggest sale they have each year. If you’ve been waiting to pick up a piece of furniture now is the time. A few things I always look for at Wayfair are decorative trays (they have a great selection), Rugs (you can get my kitchen rugs here with free shipping!), doormats, and sideboards and buffet tables (like my navy sideboard in my dining room – 28% off.. the lowest I’ve seen it! I should have waited. ;)
Also TORY BURCH is having their Spring Event (YEA!!) – 30% off with code SPRING. See my favorites from TB below. I’m having a hard time picking which item to order out of the items I’m sharing (letting myself get one purse OR one pair of shoes during the sale) so if you have a favorite let me know. :)
Last recent favorite! My cute Kole played the part of the sun in his 3rd grade play all about the planets.
The morning of his play my girls had off of school because it was a teacher work day so they woke up early to see their brother’s play. A family event! This little guy has sat through SO many dance performances and plays his sisters have been in so it was fun to all be there to support him. He was so funny and the play was darling.
So for my birthday Kole gave me his card and said “mom.. there’s a joke in your birthday card.. see if you can find it.”
From your “sun” Kole.
I found his “joke” pretty quick. Priceless. :)
This kid really is my sunshine. All 3 of my kids are. Guess we’ll call them March/April favorites too. ;)