Friday, August 28, 2015

Friday Favorites


Happy Friday, ya'll! (Can I say ya'll if I'm from Chicago??) This week with Steve back-to-school has been hard, but we have so much to look forward to this weekend! My friend Cathy is getting married tomorrow, and I am so excited to be a part of her wedding. It will be fun to dress up, have a night out, and celebrate a new marriage :)



Steve started school on Monday, and we are proud of him for entering his fifth year of teaching English and composition at the college level. (And it's his seventh year of grad school!) He told me on Monday that he switched right back into teacher mode, and he felt totally comfortable in front of his new students. #extrovert #meanttobeateacher ;)


Giving Daddy a good-luck hug and kiss.


On Tuesday, I shared the history of our dresser, and its new makeover. This weekend, I'm getting all my clothes organized and put away in this beauty!


I took some family photos for my friend Barbara a couple of weeks ago, and she gifted me with one of the bags that she makes and sells on Etsy. I chose this pretty floral drawstring backpack, and I'm excited to have a hands-free bag when I'm with my kids. 

Barbara's bags are repurposed from suit coats, jeans, trousers, and sweaters, and they are so fun! Check out her shop here.

If you are an Etsy shop and you're looking for some more exposure, I am working on a new "Partner" page that you can look at next week. Shoot me an email at racheljulia31@gmail.com for details. :)

Ephraim and I were at Walmart last night, and we discovered TONS of colorful statement jewelry on clearance for $3.00 a piece. I'm not sure if it's at every Walmart, but it's worth a peek!


This summer, my eyes have been opened to so many new plants and wildflowers. I just researched that this is pokeweed, and although I'm in awe of the beautiful colors, apparently it is toxic even to touch it!



Yesterday, I shared the recipe for my very favorite homemade fudge. It's an easy recipe so long as you have a candy thermometer, and it tastes as good as any fudge you'll find in a store or at the fair in the summertime :)

And my last favorite? My birthday is Monday! We are planning on doing a little bit of early celebrating this weekend. My guys always know how to make me feel special, so I know this year will be no different.

Look at how cute the boys were last year on my birthday! (Nolan was almost 3, and Ephraim was 7 months.)


 Have an awesome weekend, and I'll see you back here on Monday!

Follow along with us on Instagram @floralandfudge!

Linking up with Andrea, Erika, and Narci.

26 comments:

  1. Happy birthday, R!!!

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  2. Happy Early Birthday!! That floral bag is adorable and it is super impressive what y'all did with that drawer set #looksamazing!

    Linds @ Not A Mom

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  3. Happy early birthday!! That fudge looks delicious :)

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  4. I haven't been keeping up with blogs lately, so since I had a spare moment I decided to check in on yours. I hope you have a wonderful birthday weekend!!!

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  5. Happy pre-birthday Rachel!!! Your guys will spoil you! And happy weekend!

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    1. Thanks so much Laurie!! Hope you have a happy weekend as well ;)

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  6. Have such a fun pre-birthday weekend celebrating!! And that fudge is still calling my name :)

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    1. Thanks Astleigh! I wish I could send some to you without it being a mess in the mail, haha :)

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  7. YUM! I must try that fudge!! And that bag is darling. I hope you have a great weekend!! - Seri from www.Serisblog.com

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  8. Happy Birthday!!!! I love the drawstring bag pattern you picked!!!!!! Sure hope you have a great birthday weekend and birthday!!!!

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  9. Happy Birthday Rachel!!! Your boys are so sweet, love all the pics.

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  10. I hope you have a great time at the wedding and celebrating your birthday!
    Glad to hear Steve is right back in the swing of things with school and teaching :)
    And I love checking out the Walmart clearance section for jewelry!

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    1. Thanks Vanessa! I picked up some really inexpensive pieces of jewelry for the wedding, and it was just so easy :)

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  11. Your boys have grown so much since your last birthday! So cute then and now! Happy early birthday! That plant is so gorgeous. Why do poisonous plants have to be pretty?!

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    1. Thanks Mattie! I do wonder what God was thinking when he created the toxic ones :)

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  12. Happy Birthday Rachel! Hope you have a wonderful celebration with your adorable family!

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  13. I can't believe you have a plate of cupcakes in front of you and not a plate of donuts! Happy Birthday to you and yay for a successful first week of school for your husband! It will be a fun to relax all weekend with him and your two little ones :)

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    1. Thanks Kylie! Maybe the donuts will have to happen tomorrow :) :)

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