Happy Friday!


Happy Friday Loves!  This week has been a great one and I am super excited because tomorrow I am heading out to Long Island with Taylor for FIVE WHOLE DAYS!  I cant wait to see all my family and friends and relax for a bit!  I still have to pack (which I am totally dreading) but since I am driving I can bring everything but the kitchen sink and don’t have to worry about luggage weight and paring down to the essentials.  Needless to say, I plan to bring everything that I own.

Today, I am linking up with April, Amanda and Della for Friday Favorites.  Here they are:

 1. Sephora Play BoxMPO_November_SephoraPlay

After months of languishing on the waiting list I finally got the email last week that I was able to sign up for Sephora’s Play Box!  Of course I subscribed right away!  Does anyone else get the Play Box?  What do you think?  

2. Gwen Stefani Tix


I have been a Gwen Stefani fan since Tragic Kingdom.  I love her and so does Taylor.  We have been listening to her new album on repeat since it’s release and the other day I was able to scoop up some tickets to her upcoming Summer tour!  I am so excited!  

3. @XplodingUnicorn

 I just discovered this Twitter account and I am totally obsessed with it!  He is the Father of four girls and his tweets sum up parenthood perfectly.  Here are some of my faves:

4. Dough Donuts.


I have a huge sweet tooth and recently I discovered Dough Donuts.  I am pretty much obsessed.  Has anyone else tried these?  The toasted coconut flavor is amazeballs.

5.  Taylor’s Middle School Acceptance.

Fifth Grade

I have definitely saved the best for last with this post!  We received notification earlier in the week that Taylor got accepted into a very prestigious middle school for next Fall!  That may not seem like a huge deal but the NYC public school system is kind of like a ladder.  This is the first rung and it puts Taylor on the path to potentially gain acceptance into a decent high school and then college.  NYC schools are notoriously competitive and the process for securing a seat at a good middle school felt similar to applying for colleges.  To put things into perspective a little more, there were 7,820 applicants for the 456 seats at this school.  There are special tests and interviews.  It is a far cry from the way I grew up in the suburbs where you just go to the school up the block.  

Alright loves, I hope you all have a  wonderful weekend and spend some time outdoors enjoying this beautiful weather!   xo

17 thoughts on “Happy Friday!

  1. Andrea Nine

    Way to go Taylor!! That is wonderful!! And what??? Tix to Gwen!! I am so jealous but so excited for you! And you guys have the best time in Long Island, you both deserve it!!

  2. Biana

    Yay for getting the play box…to me they are sort of hit or miss…last month a miss, this month more of a hit LOL! Congrats to Taylor and YOU for getting into the middle school! That’s cause for celebration this weekend! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  3. emelia

    First, Congrats to Taylor, what a huge accomplishment. I don’t know much about the NYC school system, but from what I’ve seen from watching RHONY it’s a whole different world than what most are used to. Very cool! I was just able to get on the wait list for the Play box since it first wasn’t available in my area. I hope it doesn’t take forever to get off. Enjoy your weekend..going to follow the Unicorn on Twitter now,haha!

  4. kristen

    yayyy congrats to taylor, that is awesome!! and im so jealous you got a play box i can’t remember i if i am even on the wait list for that. love me some gwen stefani, and that twitter account is hilarious. following now.

  5. Lindsay

    Congratulations Taylor!! That’s HUGE news and I am so excited for you and her! I got the Play subscription this week too! I can’t wait to finally get it! Enjoy LI girlie 🙂

  6. Ada

    Yeay for Friday! Hi, I am Ada. Found you via Tiffany’s linkup. Glad I stopped by. I have always wondered about the Sephora Beauty Box and I kind of want to give it a try. How much does it cost monthly? Also, your daughter looks great in her floral dress.

    I would love for you to stop by my blog as well. On Thursdays I run a linkup too which is going real well. Would love for you to linkup with me this week (brand new linkup is currently up – link below) and every Thursday. Thanks so much and the best of luck with the second pregnancy!


    1. Ada

      Hi, I am sorry, the pregnancy sentence was an oopsie. I was currently chatting with a friend on Facebook too and meant to write that there. Sorry again.


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