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Friday, July 10, 2015

Five on Friday :: Back-to-School, Birthdays, Tantrums and of course the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!


Although we are right in the middle of summer, it's not too early to start thinking about backpacks, nap mats and lunch kits, oh my!  Especially if you want them monogrammed, which, duh?

Two Magnolia Lane is now taking orders for these items.  Place your order by August 1 in order to have them in hand (and monogrammed) by the first day of school! 

The hardest part is deciding which color and style to order.  I think I'm going to do the Navy Seersucker {pictured directly below} for Jack...and not because I'm good at making decisions, but because he already has the navy seersucker nap mat and I like things to match!  Plus I clearly love me some red, white and blue!


On Wednesday night I met my girlfriends for dinner to celebrate me and Adrienne's {May} birthdays...yes, we celebrated May birthdays in July.  That just shows you not only how busy we all have been, but also how sweet my friends are for still celebrating us months later!

We went to Etoile in Uptown Park and it was delicious.  Definitely recommend for Houston area folks.  It also looked like our table was sponsored by Kendra Scott.  Adrienne and I were SPOILED to the max by everyone with lots of new jewelry.  


I wouldn't be a proper blogger if I didn't at least mention that the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is going on now for cardholders {open to everyone July 17}.  My blog feed was clogged yesterday with everyone's top picks.  I won't bore you with my entire wishlist (although I may next week, lol) but I did quickly snatch up the two items that I thought might sell out: Kate Spade Muli-Color Glitter Studs and a new "Blardigan" (in heathered berry pearl, although there are four color options on sale).

I'm highly considering the Gorjana Taner Small Bar necklace (also pictured below).  There are some great Kendra Scott pieces too, but I feel like I may have enough Kendra at the moment.  

I may or may not have purchased a little something for my mom for Christmas too, but she reads this blog so I can't divulge the details. 


This week I made a dent in Coffee Bean's nursery.  I placed an order for bedding, purchased a book rack and started cleaning out items in my house (and listing them on my neighborhood garage sale site which is pure brilliance since you don't have to worry about shipping).  This all may be a small dent, but it still feels good to be moving in the right direction.


And last but not least, I loved Annie's post yesterday about Toddler Tantrums since we are in the thick of it too.  Sometimes it's just nice to know you aren't alone.  And Annie is expecting too (with a two year old) just like me so I really related to this one!  Be sure and check out her blog, Home of Malones, if you aren't already a follower.  

Have an awesome weekend!  We don't plan on doing much and I am so happy about it.  


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  1. The sparkle studs are one of my favorites from when they were in stock before. I just ordered a pair for my cousin who has been trying to sneak mine! I think this is the year for a blardigan for me one of my JL friends raves about them!

  2. Love your Nordstrom picks! I may just go ahead and get a Nordie's debit card so I can shop. So many cute things!

  3. I love the idea of a monogrammed nap mat for Brody even thought he doesn't really need it!!! I haven't seen you mention it, but haven't moved to a big boy bed yet right?? I know we are not the only ones dealing with toddler tantrums but they sure aren't much fun!!!!

  4. Loving the Nordstrom sale!!! Totally worth getting the card to shop early :)

  5. I love all things monogrammed. That's pretty awesome that you had a Kendra Scott sponsored table. I also love the sparkle studs. Sounds like you had a fantastic week. Thanks for linking up to H54F!

    Della@Della Devoted

  6. Thanks for the nap mat reminder--I need to order one for AB!



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