Friday Faves

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I’ve been watching When Calls the Heart on netflix when editing. It took me a few episodes to get reeled in and now I am hooked.

Keto honestly scares me a little bit but I love eggs so all these recipe ideas, oh yum!

The teddy bear coat trend is an interesting idea.

New KitchenAid attachment– wow!

I wore these shoes at Disney and they were super comfortable. I mostly wear them everywhere now. (And some favorite sweatshirts for the trip here and here) I will admit I was a little tempted to buy some run Disney gear when we were there since it was the marathon, and I will never ever run it, but the jacket was fun! ha!

This instagram post – super encouraging.

A great post about affordable large art.

Did anyone else listen to Adventures in Odyssey as a kid? The boys have loved listening to this!

And because we really don’t understand or know how to handle below freezing temperatures in NC but seem to have a lot of them lately, how to dress when it’s freezing outside. 

Loving this post this week, especially since we, in North Carolina, can relate to the snow.

I love these weekly cleaning schedules. Half the time it goes out the window, but it’s fun to have on the days I actually have time to pick up the vacuum.

These snow boots are so adorbs! And we know we still have two more months for it to snow. Ahhhhhh!

Saving for our next trip!

Going to see the new Star Wars tonight! Eeeek! Will let you know what I think!

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The Glittery Snow Globe

Raleigh Santa Claus Photographer

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I’ve been photographing this sweet girl since she was a newborn + her and Santa together is just precious. I loved this set Ericka worked so hard on so so much! It takes a lot of time to put together the sets, but when they are finished, they are so worth it! And this sweet girl’s dress was just perfect + beautiful. I love the holidays so much so I’ve loved going back through each session to blog them…especially the magic of Santa sessions – little ones bringing their lists and getting just so excited to see Santa. It’s the sweetest.

My boys had so much fun sledding on the little hill behind our house this afternoon. They mostly loved dodging snowballs from their daddy and also trying to hit him with their own snowballs. The snow is just so pretty, I can’t believe I’m saying that I’m actually going to be sad to see it go. Without the hurriedness of errands and carpool, I’ve been able to get a lot of work done. It’s also so fun to see everyone’s snow photos + videos on social media. And the snow looks so pretty with the blue skies today. Still waiting to see if they are going to call off the schools tomorrow. I’m excited to start working on our snowflake cookies! Fun, fun!

Special Thanks to Greenhouse Picker Sisters | Styled by Little Apple Styles

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Beep

Raleigh Holiday Family Photography 

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This was the first time we met this sweet family at our first ever Holiday Blue Truck Minis. Beep Beep! And they were just so sweet together. How cute is this little one? He was all smiles for Ericka + I!

Fifteen degrees. It was fifteen degrees this morning. My little one wants to be out in the snow just so badly, but at fifteen degrees, my hands just ache. And I have to laugh at my older one, who loves warmth so much, he wants to be inside building forts and watching Star Wars marathons. (which we have been doing. The force is strong with this one) We recently took the Star Wars tour at Disney, and it was so super fun. Growing up with a brother, we alternated between Anne of Green Gables + Star Wars, so having seen it so much, of course I am a fan. The boys did the hilarious photoshop thing in the Star Tours gift shop on our trip, I need to post it today. I think that it may have been the photographer’s first day because she was getting some help during the process. In the midst of that, Harrison was screaming that he wanted to take a nap. (My child loves his sleep now) I don’t remember what happened – Michael must have done something goofy, but he smiled for one second in the middle of the crazy busy gift shop. (probably his Yoda voice, Harrison’s favorite) I am thankful after the busy busy fall, I cherish the quietness of January and getting to be with my boys a lot more. And even having these snow days after our trip, to get to have some quiet time with them is a treasure. My main goal today is to make snowflake cookies with them. For some reason I have always been afraid of making cookies from scratch, like they wouldn’t hold together or it’s too many ingredients, I’m wasting money since I don’t make them a lot. (I know, all silly excuses) But these past few months, my boys have loved making cookies. And making them from scratch is so much easier than I thought and not that many ingredients. (especially since the boys want to bake a lot) By happy accident, we made our sugar cookies with lemon extract over the holidays. (I thought I bought vanilla but I bought lemon! ha!) Now my boys love lemon sugar cookies, and I actually like them better, too! It’s a memory and a treasure to have this time with them..On that note, I’m not sure when this snow is going to melt but I promised Harrison a sled ride today, so off I go!

Special Thanks to Carolina Classic Car Rentals, LLC + Back Achers Tree Farm | Styled by Little Apple Styles

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Snowy Day

Raleigh Christmas Mini Sessions Photographer

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It did not snow during the first round of our VW Bus Minis, but it sure is pouring now! Every time I look outside, it’s like whoa!!! It’s still coming down. And I sure do love looking outside on snow days, snuggled up inside. As long as the power is on and I have hot chocolate, snow days + I are good. So on these cold winer days, after the kids come inside and take off all their snow gear, take a bath, and settling into playing where it’s warm, I love to read the book The Snowy Day. This one is such a favorite of mine, and the kids just LOVE IT. In case you are looking for some good reading material, that’s a good one. Plus, you can search Snowy Day Book activities on Pinterest and find all kinds of great stuff. On our Disney Trip (ten hours in the car. twice.) I just finished Before We Were Yours, and I cried a lot. I liked at the end of the book that the author mentioned what was true in the book and some interesting facts about everything that happened. It must be a popular book because I went in with a gift card and left with the last one in the entire Barnes and Noble. I also finished Orphan Train. I wasn’t trying to stay along the same theme, but I had put a ton of possibilities on hold at the library and this one just happened to be my turn to read. This was also based on something that actually happened and was a pretty interesting read, too. Out of the two, Before We Were Yours was my favorite. And now I’m trying to figure out what my next book will be, but everything I pick up doesn’t turn out to be that interesting. I have a hard time getting into books. The first chapter is always the hardest for me sometimes. Book suggestions, friends!

Special Thanks to Sweet Carolina Photo Bus and Boyce Farms | Styled by Little Apple Styles

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Buffalo Plaid 

Raleigh Airstream Family Photography 

 

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This winter I have been a little bit crazy about Buffalo Plaid. It’s just so pretty, and black and white so classic. Both of my boys definitely have some buffalo plaid shirts. And I want a tiny bit of it in the house somewhere, but I haven’t figure out what just yet. (So many options) All this to say, when big brother showed up in his buffalo plaid blazer, I loooooooved it. And this mama is always so classy and stylish, so we knew cuteness overload was coming in the boys’ clothes. (Her + Ericka had chatted beforehand about clothes, so Ericka had already warned me I was going to go crazy over their outfits)

Since this is a Christmas post, (long overdue, I know, I know!) I’m going to share my three favorite kind of silly Christmas songs. 1. Santa Claus Got Stuck in My Chimney. (Ella Fitzgerald) Seriously love this song + listen to on repeat. 2. I’m Getting Nuttin’ For Christmas. I think my boys get really tired of me teasing them with this song, ha, but it’s one of my dad’s favorites so of course, I love it, too. 3. Christmas Cookies by George Strait. I just had to search it on you tube and play it because I love it so much. “So those sprinkly things just make it worse. ‘Cause it makes them taste better than they did at first and they’re absolutely impossible to resist…”So if you feel like a little bit of a giggle on this snow day, search for these on you tube. (or itunes, or whatever:)I have always been a huge George Strait fan growing up, which I really just like so many different types of music, but I think I’m going to have to listen to George on this snow day now! (and make cookies, too, of course!)

Special Thanks to Boyce Farms + Sweetheart Treats | Styled by Little Apple Styles 

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