Friday, January 6, 2017

Friday Favorites

Hello Friends!

Today is our last Friday of break, the kids head back to school Monday, and though I am ready for somewhat of a routine again, I have really enjoyed having them home for the past 2 1/2 weeks.

Today I am linking up with Andrea , Erika , and Narci and sharing my Friday Favorites.  Be sure to grab the graphic an link up too!

We are having lots of fun with our new Echo Dot !  I decided on the smaller one, because I think it does everything the bigger one does, but this was only $49!  From what people have told me the speakers are better on the larger one, but other than that I think they are pretty much the same (I say I think, because I don't really know all it does yet).  It was super simple to set up, I just downloaded the Alexa app to my phone and she was up and ready to go in just minutes.  I have it in the kitchen, and I love that I can ask her to play me music, and she does.  I also use it for setting timers while I am cooking.  Olivia has been having way too much fun asking Alexa to tell her jokes and asking her crazy hard multiplication questions.  Olivia informed me that doing math homework will be so easy now because Alexa can  


My mom got here a few days after Christmas , and it was all our favorites having her here with us for 5 days!  My mom makes some pretty delicious banana pudding, and Jack was counting down the days until she got here so he could help make and eat it!  

Harrison is ginormous!  I swear he gets taller each day!

We had a one day cold front over the weekend, and we got out and enjoyed some chill temps!  Cooler temps is always a favorite for us!

I mean isn't the Dollar Spot in Target everyones favorite?  I picked up a few things this week to add to our Valentines Day Decor!

While my mom was in town we did a little shopping, and I picked up these Kendra Scott earrings with a gift card I had received.  I love the rose gold on these!  Cute earrings and gift cards are always favorites.


I talked about these sneakers the other day, and if you are looking for a great pair of sneakers, I highly recommend these!  I know lots of people use the New Year, to get back into a fitness regimen, and cute new workout gear is always fun and a great motivator!  I found these ran TTS.


I got this air fryer for Mark for Christmas ....and guys it's AWESOME!  Mark loves to be in the kitchen, and he loves the deep fryer.. and when he saw a commercial for this before Christmas he said  he wanted Santa brought it for him:). It cooks with NO oil!  He has used it a few times, and everything has been delicious!  He made some butter garlic shrimp on NYE and it was better than shrimp I have ever eaten at a restaurant.  Not only can you use it for things you would put in a deep fryer, but you can also cook in it.  It came with a recipe book, and Mark has watched a ton of videos, so I am excited for him to start cooking for me:). What I love most about this air oil, and definitely a healthier way to eat fried foods!  Delicious food..that I don't have to cook....big time favorite!

Sweet Bella...she is still our favorite!  She has tons of energy, and we are still struggling a bit with the whole potty training, but we love her!  And if anyone has any tips on house training small breed dogs, please share with me! Chico was super easy to train...this one...not so much!

Hope you all have a great weekend!  Mark is working Saturday, and it is supposed to be cold and rainy, so I plan on curling up on the couch watching football all weekend.    The kids are looking forward to some time with their dad!  See you back here Monday!



  1. I saw that air fryer the other day on the Today show! It looked interesting!!!and I love those earrings you picked up!

    1. The fryer is definitely pretty awesome. Have a great weekend!

  2. I am so glad you mentioned the Echo Dot! I was just looking at those yesterday on Amazon! I might have to mention to Mr. Horton that we need one, too! Bella is so freaking cute!

    1. We are having so much fun with the Echo Dot! Have a great weekend!

  3. I am really thinking about the Echo, Tap or Dot! How is the sound on the dot? Can you hear your music pretty well in the kitchen? That's where I would use it too.

    1. I think the sound is good. I have it in the kitchen and I can even hear the music if I go into my bedroom which is off the kitchen. I highly recommend it

  4. Ok- now I am so tempted to get the Echo Dot- you will have to let us know how it goes! Also, love the earrings! Have a great weekend!