Friday, August 8, 2014

what's on my mind this friday

Hey friends!  It's our last official summer Friday before the kids head back to school next Wednesday, and of course, it's raining!  There goes my plan to spend the day at the pool.  On to option if only I could think of an option B............

Let's get to the usual random Friday nonsense while I try to think of something fun for the kids and I to do today. 

1.  Last weekend, I busted out my 20% off BB&B coupon and bought me a panini press!  I've wanted one forever.......and I decided waiting until my birthday in October would just not do.  I've had so much fun playing with it over this past week.  Obviously it's great for paninis, but there are all sorts of other yummy creations to be made with this thing! 

grilled apple and almond butter sandwiches

Not to get all Hobby Lobby on you and bust out fall too early, but I couldn't help but use a fall leaf cookie cutter in the center to cut out the core.   It's the only cookie cutter I have that's small enough to do the job.  These little apple sandwiches take like 2 seconds to make and oh my goodness are they gooood!   Can you tell, I'm a little crazy for my new kitchen appliance.  #imsoold

2.  Have you seen the "You Are Here" mug collection at Starbucks? 

You Are Here Collection from Starbucks - Kentucky

I don't know if they make one for every city/state, but there are quite a few out there.  I think they are such fun collectibles!  Check your local Starbucks to see if there's one for your area.  No this is not sponsored, I just really think these mugs are a fun way to show your local pride and also great to collect from places you've visited. 

3.  I decided to chop my hair off; and instead of letting those 10 inches go to waste, I donated.  Have you ever done that?  

Of course, I asked my son to snap of pic of my new haircut and he was like, oh I didn't even realize you got it cut.  #ofcoursehedidnt #hesaman

4.  I popped into Old Navy this week and could not resist picking up these jersey shorts for my girl.  I mean, at $6 the horses and leo print were just too hard to resist! 

Old Navy active shorts for girls
5. Last but not least, I shared this easy-to-make no sew (yep, another hot glue gun project) tote bag over at Infarrantly Creative

No Sew Tote Bag

I had so much fun making this simple tote bag, I made another out of old throw rug.   

make a tote bag out of throw rug

Head over for the easy tutorial! 

Happy Weekend Friends!  I'm hoping the rain subsides, so we can get outside and enjoy this last summer weekend! 


  1. cute hair + great cause (donating locks of hair), love the synergy!

  2. you look fabulous! i donated my hair maybe 4 or 5 years ago- it was so great! i am not sure i am ready to chop mine yet though. ;)

  3. 10-year-old boys live in a world of their own. A world of Pokemon and comic books and American Ninja Warrior and wearing the same underwear for three days. ;)

  4. This is so pretty and attractive , and lovely photos to show how it is made.Thanks for the inspiration.
    Interior Design

  5. What is on that sandwich? Looks so yummy. Cute haircut!

    1. Thanks Cortney! It's just almond butter and cinnamon -that's it!

  6. LOVE your hair! It looks super cute! I recently chopped all mine off too and I love it!

  7. Love your hair! My 5 year old just donated 12 inches of her hair to Wigs for Kids. I am so proud of her!

  8. We saw the new Starbucks cups on our trip to Paris this summer. Yes, we were the silly people who bought Starbucks while in Europe. It was really the free wi-fi that sealed the deal. Anyhoo...I love my new Paris Starbucks cup. It makes me smile everytime I see it. When we were flying home I noticed that the Detroit airport had some in their store (Detroit, not Paris).
    Cute haircut! It looks like a great style for the summer/fall transition!


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