Friday, January 13, 2017

The Highlights

We are wrapping up this week feeling much better than last.  We are mostly feeling better, sleeping better and looking forward to a low key weekend.  No big plans, just plans to work around the house.  Kevin's semester hasn't started yet so it feels like the last hurrah of his Christmas break with a three day weekend.  Hooray!!

The best parts of our week were:

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We've had more rain than snow this week, but we still have snow on the brain.  I love changing our chalkboards every month so it was fun to do a winter themed one.  My daughter just discovered Frozen so we've all got Anna and Elsa on the brain.  Then a friend surprised Olive with a personalized snowflake.  Do you see her name spelled in the snowflake??  I was so impressed and am hoping to find a frame for her snowflake.

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Monogrammed Goodness & Good food
One of my best friends gave me this monogrammed Ozark cup for Christmas and I've used it every single day since I got it.  It's AMAZING!!  I love the monogram and the fact that it keeps my water icy cold ALL day long is amazing.
My salads have been extra delicious and colorful and I have tried several new recipes for dinner that I can't wait to share with you.  It's been a yummy week at my house.  I made salads for lunch several days this week.  My favorite one was probably this BBQ pulled pork salad loaded with veggies.  I find that if I add some protein to my salad it makes a great lunch.

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Around the House
The cats started making quite a fuss late one night so I went to investigate.  I was the only one up and you can imagine my surprise to see this friendly raccoon peeking in our window!!  Isn't he adorable??

We got LOTS of projects crossed off our to do list this week.  Kevin was busy doing things when he was home and then my Dad came up for a quick working visit.  It was fun to see him and fun to get some projects completed.  Olive makes a great project manager.

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We've got Valentine's Day on the Brain!
We are scoping out the best valentine options, planning fun treats to deliver to friends, stocking up on heart crafting supplies and looking forward to getting all of our valentine's day decor out soon.  I shared this oatmeal cookie recipe on the blog this week.  It would be perfect for Valentine's Day!  Do you decorate for Valentine's Day??

// 5 //
Fletcher is 9 months old and after going to his well check this week we found out he's still topping all the charts and doing great.  I just love this outfit on him!  He's outgrowing clothes really quickly so it's nice to find great deals on clothes at Kohls.  He's such a fast crawler, prides himself on being able to get into everything, empties drawers, dumps containers of toys, pulls up and is the cutest little baby tornado. 

 Polka-Dotty Place Week in Review:
Wednesday: Oh Olive
Thursday: Saving BIG on Clothes 
What was your FAVORITE part of the week??

I hope you have a really great weekend!!


  1. So happy you guys are all feeling better! I have an Ozark Trail Tumblr too… And it is monogrammed too!! Love it! I'm a weirdo and have to drink hot water during the winter… And I love that it keeps it nice and warm for me 😊 How is Fletcher nine-months-old? Oh my goodness-he is just seriously the sweetest little thing! We have already picked up our Valentines from the Dollarspot at Target- They have some really cute kits this year! Hope you guys have a great weekend!!!

  2. What a great week! I am so glad you are feeling better and back to normal. I love your Tumblr, I have that one too I'm I have to figure out how to get it monogrammed… I love yours! Yay for house projects getting done! That is always exciting! My kids have started scoping out the valentine stuff as well, I am getting the itch to get the decorations out ;) Have A great weekend!

  3. I LOVE Valentine's Day! I'll decorate right around Feb 1. We will make heart cookies and do some type of art project. I've been thinking about Valentines for friends but don't have anything set yet. I'll need to jump on Pinterest and find something super cute.

  4. We have Valentines Day on the brain too! Maybe this year I won't wait until the day before to get valentines :P

  5. That tumbler is cute! I have a pink one with a Lilly Pulitzer monogram that I love. I'm so excited for Valentine's Day too!


  6. He will forever be my favorite {current} baby boy with that bald head and amazing blue eyes!

  7. I'm glad everyone is feeling better! Your salads always look so colorful and on point, pulled pork is the best, especially in tacos. :) Have a great weekend!

  8. I am so stinking worried we aren't going to get any real snow, again. Oh man, I sure hope we do friend. So glad you are all feeling better and back to having fun.

  9. I love all the monogrammed things! Such a cute cup! I could go for some real snow. All we have on the horizon is ice :(

  10. I'm so glad you're all feeling better this week! Love your monogrammed cup - I picked up one of those style tumblers this week and I'm definitely thinking I need a monogram for mine! So nice that Kevin and your dad were able to cross some more projects off your to-do list this week. I can't wait to see what you create for Valentines Day!

    Whitney @ Come Home For Comfort

  11. Yay for feeling better!! Cheers!! Love the monogrammed stuff. Adorable. Valentine's Day stuff is so fun. I need to go back to target. Ha ha

  12. So glad you're all feeling better! I always love seeing the salads you make -- inspires me to make some myself! I usually end up eating odds and ends of the kids' lunches.


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