Happy Friday!! I hope y'all had a wonderful, love filled week. We did lots of fun things for Valentine's Day, but didn't get out of the house much. I'm still trying to get over a sinus infection and got an eye infection on top of that. Shouldn't there be a rule that mom's can't get sick?? That would be nice! Anyways, we are looking forward to a fun weekend and are excited to share the best parts of our week with you.
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I love baking for the holidays and planning fun meals. We got donuts earlier in the week and then ate lots of heart shaped food on Valentine's Day. We also added some sprinkles to our chocolate chip cookies. Did you bake anything festive this week? We also ended up snacking on lots of veggies and eating salads for lunch to balance out all the treats.
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Valentine's Day Cuties
It was Fletcher's First Valentine's Day and we had a lot of fun doing things to celebrate. He got TONS of hugs and kisses and I think he was a little over it by the end of the day. We didn't end up with Valentine's Day clothes to wear so we opted for Valentine colors instead.
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NYX Butter Lipstick
After talking about my love for the NYX lipgloss a few weeks ago, a sweet reader recommended the Butter Lipstick to me. I picked up a beautiful shade of pink called Little Susie and it's gorgeous! The lip butter is $6 a tub and the gloss is $5. I love the more matte finish of the lipstick and am hoping to stock up on a few new colors for spring the next time I see it on sale. Have you tried this Butter Lipstick before??
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We visited our first preschool this week to check out options for Olive for the Fall. It was so sweet and we really enjoyed seeing options for her. She was feeling a little nervous about our visit and so was I. It's hard to believe we're already talking about schools and schedules for her when she was just born the other day!! Time sure flies and I'm glad our whole family could go and tour the preschool together. PS I'm wearing my new lipstick in this photo!
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We have all been reading fun books lately. I've been trying to do book club time with the kids most days and it's been really successful. I'll have to write about our routine and what's working well for us sometime soon. We loved these Valentine's Day books!! You'll have to pick these up on clearance to save for next year if you spot them!
Kevin and I have been reading this devotional together and have been enjoying it.
It's called A Spectacle of Glory: God's Light Shining Through Me Every Day
by Joni Eareckson Tada
My husband is a big fan of Eareckson Tada's books so I figured this would be the perfect devotional for us to do together. I love the format of a page a day devotional. It includes an inspirational message, a prayer and a Bible passage to look up for deeper study. We take turns reading the passage, talk about application to our lives and then we investigate the Bible passage on days when time allows. I love the built in bookmark in the book and the message of God's light shining through us. The messages are all so uplifting and encouraging with easy application to our daily lives. We look forward to doing this devotional every day and think it'll be easy to stick with for the whole year.
*I was gifted this book by BookLook in exchange for an honest review of it.
Polka-Dotty Place Week in Review:
My favorite GOLD find of the week... from Wal-Mart!!
Monday: Last Minute Valentine
Tuesday: What I Love About You
Wednesday: Snow Much Fun
Thursday: Save or Splurge at Wal-Mart
What was your FAVORITE part of the week??
I hope you have a really great weekend!!