Friday Favorites



Happy Friday!!! This week was brutal, not going to lie. All three of us have been feeling under the weather at some point in the past 2 weeks. Cough, sneeze, blow your nose, repeat. Oh AND throw in a baby who’s cutting a tooth. I also missed most of my workouts, but hey who’s complaining, not me. I’ve got way too much to be thankful for to be dialing up the WHAA-MBULANCE. Now go ahead and brace yourself for the most dramatic Five on Friday, yet. Not really, but I felt like a Bachelorette style intro would be sort of cute. No?


It’s finally here and it’s a party in your yard!  My uber creative BFF Dayme and I have been scheming it up for a while and this past week we finally took the plunge and kicked it off with a bang. If you’re in the DFW area and have a special event coming up we’d love to celebrate yard party style! Birthdays, baby showers, new baby arrival, sporting event, etc. Rent your sign for 6 days or if you like enough, it’s yours for the taking! Football season anyone?!  Interested? Email us at

And while you’re at it, go ahead and LIKE us on FACEBOOK!

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Hyde turned 3 and we celebrated with a longhorn in his yard. How fun is that?!


Welcome to the world, Marin! So long little old school stork, we’ve seen enough of you. Time for something new! IMG_8349IMG_8348

TWO – Texas Tech Football

It’s no secret that I’m a Red Raider even though I’ve married into a family of die-hard Baylor Bears. Lord help me. HUGE game this weekend against TCU!!! The great thing is that as of now, Tech has everything to gain, and TCU has everything to lose. Speaking of all things Texas Tech, my sweet friend Christy has her blog here. This girl bleeds red and black as she’s married to the Tech Outside Linebackers Coach. Funny thing is that many of the coaches on staff now were at Tech when we were. Hello, full circle (and old age)! Wreck’em!!!


You’re welcome. kliff-kingsbury-charlie-weis

And because we’re talking Tech, how adorable is this herringbone vest? They have them with other school logos as well. As a size reference, I ordered a similar vest from here in a SMALL and it’s fits perfect.

tech vest


LOOOOOVING these Seven flares. The flare is officially back and I can’t get my hands on these babies fast enough. Seriously slimming! Anyone else have a hard time finding time to shop for themselves?! Online shopping is pretty much my go to these days. Every now and then I get lucky enough to actually go try on something before I buy it but for the most part those days are long gone, at least for now. Sigh.

flare leg seven


Have you tried Bath and Body Works Pumpkin Cupcake? No?! GET.ON.IT. They always sell out so I went ahead and stocked up. I also ventured out and tried the Sweater Weather candle this year. It smells AH-MAZING!

pumpkin cupcake


And have you seen the new fall Starbucks cups?! How freaking cute. A sweet parent was kind enough to bring me my fave NF Vanilla Latte this week and I enjoyed every sip. And of course, my pumpkin cupcake “hanitizer” as my kinder kiddos call it is sitting pretty. You better believe we bathe in hand sanitizer during these next few months. Ain’t nobody got time to be sick!!!



I’m having a major hair crisis it seems this year. That sweet baby MP sucked every last ounce of awesomeness OUT of my hair. HELP. ME.  I’ve switched hair girls again because I’m determined to find someone to help me get my blonde back.  Huge problem, I know. But really. Between the 5 am workouts and trying to get a child ready for the sitter I find myself having less and less time to fix this mess on my head.  I’ve started going back to the old trusty top bun. Pretty much like the one below, but maybe a little less polished. And seriously, I’m by no means convinced that my hair looks awesome, it’s just a QUICK and easy fix that looks legit enough to wear to work.

Step One – Put it in a high(er) pony using a tight hairband.

Step Two – Spin the hair around in a circle motion.

Step Three – Bobby pin the heck out of it. Not really, but if you have thicker hair, you may need more pins than my typical 3 or 4.

Oh Hi, Reese. You’re still perfectly flawless. Do you ever age? I think not. 

reese bun

 And because we could all use a little Bend and Snap action on this mighty-fine friday.

Say it with me…


xo – jv


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