Our Five Ring Circus: Friday Favorites

Friday, July 8, 2016

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday, my friends! I hope you adjusted well to everyday life after the long holiday weekend!

I celebrated the return to reality by waking up with a cold and a fever. I'm now going on day four of being sick and I'm ready to go crazy. Let me just say, having a fever during 90+ degree weather just sucks. My poor kids were forced to stay home the entire week and we had to cancel all our plans. Sorry, kids, but your mama can barely move!

Here are my favorites from my stuck at home sick week:


A fantastic new book! I bought The Good Girl while I was shopping over the weekend and couldn't wait to read it. I got my chance on Tuesday morning. I had to cancel Liam's physical therapy session since I was sick, so I was faced with a quiet morning. I thoroughly enjoyed my hot tea and quickly read through half the book!

The last book I read was The Girl on the Train and I loved it so much. I didn't think another book would be as good, but this one delivers. It's hard to put down but I want to make it last more than a few days!

Morning plans. ❤ I canceled Liam's PT session because I woke up with a cold. Opting for a good book (I can't put this one down) and hot tea with honey instead! What are you currently reading?


The perfect birthday gift for my husband! Grant's birthday is on the 24th and I'm going to surprise him with his very own JORD watch. He is so jealous of my JORD watch and I know he's going to love it! If you haven't checked out JORD yet, make sure you do. Their wood watches are simply stunning!



A picture of Lily from the 4th of July made it into the newspaper. She was so excited! I just adore this sweet little girl so very much! (And, yes, we wear fancy dresses on boring Summer days!)

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An awesome new show called Word Party is premiering on Netflix TODAY!  It looks like it's perfect for Lily and Liam! #StreamTeam


A few weeks ago, I found three adorable Back To School chalkboards in the Target Dollar Spot. I have big plans to use them on the first day of school, but I need four. I searched all the nearby Targets over the past few weeks with no luck.  I found a good alternative! It's meant to be a wreath, but it's perfect for Liam's first day of preschool. I picked up a pencil banner while I was at it. I have quite the love affair with the Target Dollar Spot! We still have nearly 2 months of Summer left, but I like to be prepared!



Now that it's Summer, I'm living in sunglasses. My eyes are SO light-sensitive. My husband teases me about being a vampire, because as soon as I set foot in sunlight without wearing sunglasses, I cringe and immediately close my eyes. Needless to say, I try not to leave without sunglasses and I try to keep extra pairs stashed in my car and my purse just in case.

I'm always on the hunt for quality frames and I was recently introduced to Warby Parker. Warby Parker frames are made by a 150-year-old Italian family-owned company. They just released their final collection in their #SeeSummerBetter campaign, and the frames are beautiful. 

Not only are they made from durable materials, but they also feature scratch-resistant polarized lenses that provide 100% UV protection. Sign me up! You can shop the entire collection HERE.

My favorite style is Raglan but the Nancy is also beautiful!


They also offer a beautiful Summer eyeglasses collection!


Even when I'm sick, this kid brightens my day!


I hope you all had a wonderful week!  What's on the agenda for the weekend? The main thing on my list of things to do is get rid of this cold!!! (And, of course, parenting.)



  1. Fun! I love the dollar spot, too. So many fun things there! Stopping by from the link up! Hope you have a great weekend!

  2. I love all these favorites! Warby Parker is my jam. They have the best frames!

  3. I picked up that same pencil banner. I don't have a clue as too when I'll use it, but I felt like I needed it.

    We just started Word Party! I hope my kids love it.

  4. I'm going to have to check out that Netflix show. We've been on a Jake and the Neverland Pirates binge but something new would be good.

  5. Those back to school decorations are adorable. I'm usually late to the party with all the Dollar Spot stuff though. I'm going to have my kids check out Word Party this afternoon. Thanks for sharing!

  6. My regular eye glasses are Warby Parker and I love them. Such a great company

  7. Stopping by from the link up! LOVE the dollar spot!!! Even though we're only 1 week into July I'm starting to get antsy for all things Back to School -- love that season!

    Have a great weekend - hope you kick the cold!

  8. My favourite are those sunnies! Super cute. Never heard of the brand before so I will have to check them out :)

  9. I love this post! Some many good favorites. I'm in love with the sunglasses. I get migraines, so I'm always wear sunglasses. Weird light makes me paranoid haha! I think I am going to go pick out a book today because it has been a stressful week. I think I'll try this one!

  10. These picks are great! I've been eyeing a Jord Watch, glad to hear you love yours! Hope you get to felling better soon!

  11. I will check out the Good Girl. I love the Girl on the Train so I can't wait to read this one. My dad wants a Jord watch now and I hope he gets one. They are great. I love mine. I love those glasses. And I saw that picture of Lily last night and that is so awesome! Have a great weekend!

  12. I'll have to check that book out! I loved "The Girl on the Train" too!I'll have to check that new show our on netflix. We just got it yesterday!

  13. I always need a good book suggestion, so I'll have to check this one out! Your kids are so adorable!

  14. Tis the week for sickness?!?! Mine was short lived thanks to fast working antibiotics. I hope your illness gets lost this weekend! I may need to check ou that book for August! Yay for making the paper. I live in a small town too and it is true - everyone dies famous in a small town! I remember my grandma clipping pictures of us when we made the paper (at least 3x a year) when we were growing up! Heal up, mom! xo

  15. Targets dollar spot does have the cutest school themed stuff right now!!!!!

  16. Those sunglasses are super cute!!

    So, thank you for the book rec! I'm definitely going to check it out!

  17. I'm sorry that you've been feeling bad. That's not fun at all. I hope you get to feeling better soon!

  18. We sometimes wear fancy dresses on boring summer days too :P. Love that she got her picture in the paper! I hope you are feeling all recovered for this Monday morning.

  19. I love all of these favorites. Your babies are so beautiful. That's wonderful that Lily made it in the paper. I hope you are having a great week. Thanks for stopping by and linking up to H54F!



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