Helllllllooooo you fabulous people and happy Friday! Was this week long for anyone else or was it just me? I swear, this week felt like it took forever and it kind of kicked my butt if I’m being honest. I said that same thing last week, I know. But dang, there is so much going on lately and I’m exhausted. Absolutely exhausted. I blame it on all the sleep deprivation happening right now, but that’s how it goes when you have a newborn baby, right? Thankfully the magical powers of caffeine are keeping me going–without that I’d be in straight up zombie status. I’m close, but not there yet. I’m just in semi-zombie status right now. Anyway, today I’m so excited to be back with another round of Friday Favorites. I seriously love these posts so much because it gives me an opportunity to share things I’ve been loving lately and also get into some random chit-chat along the way. I always look forward to my Friday posts and I hope you guys do too. Today I have a fun group of things to share so let’s hop into it. First up is this large banana leaf basket I picked up recently. We were actually having dinner near a World Market last weekend, so of course I had to drop in–I’m seriously like a moth to a flame, I can’t help it. Well all of their baskets were on sale, so I snagged this one to help organize the blankets and pillows in our living room. I absolutely loooooooove it.
This basket is pretty large, but the thing I love is that it’s not too big for our small living room–you know we are tight on space in here. I was so happy when I realized it fits perfectly in this old chair!
Favorite Faux Greenery
So one question I get all the time is where I find all my faux greenery. Believe it or not, my favorite faux plants are actually from Ikea. But good news–all three of my faves are available on Amazon! You guys probably notice these little gems in almost all of my blog posts, I use them alllllll the time. First up from the group of three is this little sage plant–I have two of them.
My other favorite is the Ikea potted thyme. It’s a brighter shade of green compared to the sage, but I really love this one too. It’s such a happy little plant!
And lastly is this Ikea potted jade plant. These are just so handy to have around the house–I am constantly changing out the pots I use with these little plants, but they pretty much go with anything and work in any room in your home.
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A Good Book for a Tired Mama
My last favorite today is a good book I got recently–it’s called Pressing Pause by Karen Ehman and Ruth Schlenk, and this is the perfect devotional for me right now in this crazy and exhausting season of life. This book has 100 short, but powerful devotionals that are full of uplifting and encouraging words for any mama.
I really need this right now because I feel like I’m running on fumes lately. My sweet son just started Kindergarten this week, which has been really tough on me, and baby Ava is still struggling to figure out her days and nights. We’re working on getting her in more of a routine, but it takes time. So with everything going on I just can’t seem to catch my groove lately. I have so much I want to do, there just aren’t enough hours in the day and I feel behind on just about everything in life right now–which really drives me crazy. But this devotional is exactly what I need to start my day in the right place–with a grateful heart for all my blessings and looking to Him for guidance and strength. It doesn’t matter how exhausted I am or how chaotic life may seem, any time I sit down to spend a few minutes in prayer and read this devotional I instantly feel better, more patient, and more capable as a mother. Thank goodness for grace, right?
Well my friends, that’s a wrap on my Friday Favorites. Thanks so much for dropping by the blog today. I know I say it all the time, but your support means so much to me and I’m forever grateful for each and every one of you! xoxo
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