Our Five Ring Circus: Friday Favorites

Friday, February 6, 2015

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday!  I don't know about you, but I'm ready for the weekend!

Here are a few things that I love right now:


Liam is a brand rep for Lolly Lu Designs! I mentioned it briefly, but didn't want to give details until I took pictures.  Her bow ties are THE cutest! They are a quality product that I'm proud to stand behind.  She has so many designs to choose from!  I decided to start with the Valentine's Day Bow Tie.  It turned out to be the perfect accessory for his 17 month blog post/Valentine's Day pictures (coming soon)!  I love putting him in bow ties, and I can't wait to share the rest that she sent for Liam!  And can I just say that I'm thrilled that she's helping in #changingthefaceofbeauty ?!?

He killed it with the cuteness today! So many cute shots for a Valentine's Day card and his 17 month blog post. The Valentine's Day bow tie from @lollyludesigns was perfect!


The Wet Brush.  I put this in my amazon cart after hearing everyone talk about it last Fall. I never made the purchase, but after a particularly awful scenario involving Lily's rat nest, I caved.  I immediately went out to Target and bought this supposedly magical brush. Um. Yeah.  It really is magical!  It's the ONLY brush that Lexie, Lily, and I use.  It detangles quickly and easily, without any pain!  It works great on dry hair, too.  I wish I would have known about it long ago! If you are a girl, or have a girl, go buy this. Now.

This brush is SO good that you need more than one! It really does get the tangles out easily, without any pain. Brushing Lily's hair is no longer a chore I dread, and I use it on my hair, too!  Truly one of my favorite products! #WetBrush


On Saturday, the girls and I had a night out together.  I took them to see The Little Mermaid the musical at a theater in Pittsburgh (post coming soon), and they had the best time!  They loved the show, and they got to meet the main characters after the show!  It was a night I will never forget!

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I just discovered the most delicious salad.  I walked past it so many times at Costco, but finally decided to buy it.  I tried it at dinner tonight, and it was so good that I didn't even eat the main course! The kit contains kale, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, roasted pumpkin seeds, dried cranberries, and a poppyseed dressing. I'll definitely be buying it again! 



Lily had a half birthday on Tuesday.  I can't believe she's 3 1/2!  I have to register her for PreK tomorrow morning.  THAT is not my favorite (I'm in denial!), but she is one of my favorites!

Our little Nugget is 3 1/2 years old today!  #timeflies #Liliana #3YearsOld


I love snow days with my kids!  I love the fact that we can sleep in, and enjoy a morning that isn't rushed!  Dylan and Lexie had a snow day on Monday, and they were so excited.  I was grateful for a (somewhat) lazy day at home!

Snow day shenanigans: Dylan is playing Xbox, Lexie is making Liam be her live baby doll, Lily is doing her own thing, and Liam is a toddler tornado!  Only 5 more hours until my husband gets home. Haha! #reallife #momlife


Matching sisters are the cutest!

Lexie decided to match Lily today. First time she wanted to do that in over a year!  They're getting along really well right now. I hope it lasts! #sisters


My new favorite organization method is using mesh laundry bags.  They come in a pack of 3 for $1.  They work great for holding wooden puzzles, tiny dolls and accessories, magnetic activity books, and more!  I made a bunch of activity packs that the kids can grab when they are bored, and clean up is a breeze!

Making more activity packs for the girls. I'm slightly obsessed with this organizational idea. The mesh laundry bags come in a pack of 3 for $1. They are perfect for holding wooden puzzles, so you don't lose the pieces, and a great way to contain all thos


Lily loves painting, but I hate the mess!  Enter Paint Dabbers!  Lily got them for Christmas, and uses them all the time.  They aren't messy and they are so easy to clean up.  You can find them at Target!

If you have a toddler or preschooler, go buy some Paint Dabbers (Target). They are one of Lily's favorite Christmas gifts, and she plays with them every day! They aren't messy at all! #playmatters  On another note, maybe she will change out of this dress


Liam's face when he wants something that he can't have is the best!  Seriously, it's so hard to tell him no!

Trying to keep Liam away from Lily's snack. Story of my life. Not that I blame him. Lucky Charms!!!! #momlife

I hope you all have a great weekend!  We have another busy one ahead of us!

I'm linking up with Andrea, Narci, and Erika for Friday Favorites!


  1. Liam is the perfect model, he is never lacking in adorable facial expressions! And he can rock a bow-tie! My mom got a hairbrush like that for Liesl, but I use it on myself as well - and sometimes Liam when his bed head is out of control! Enjoy your weekend!

  2. At the beginning of the winter, I love a good, lazy snow day. But now I'm so stir crazy that I hate when we get them! Hopefully we're done with them for the year now.


    1. I'm going stir crazy, too. We're running errands a lot, but not really playing outside. I need sunshine and warmth!

  3. Yeah, I don't think I could tell him no! LOL!!! Okay - I have to try the brush. Emma is such a drama queen when it comes to tangles! We did buy another brand that is supposed to work great on tangles and it does for the most part, but it doesn't have a handle - it just fits in the palm of the hand.

    1. Oh my goodness, try the brush! I bought one after Lily flipped out after her bath one night. She sits perfectly still while I brush her hair now!

  4. I love your activity bags. Is he EVER so cute in those bow ties!!

  5. That Kale Salad is my absolute favorite!!! Sooo yummy I could eat it everyday for lunch and dinner!!!

  6. So exciting for Liam!!!!!

    That salad is amazing!

    1. Thank you!
      It's delicious! I hope they keep it stocked at Costco!

  7. Pre K!! Oh man! Hope you are having a relaxing weekend.


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