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Five on Friday!

Happy Friday!

one // I recently received two pairs of gorgeous leather earrings from Tenfold Collective. Not only am I obsessed with my newest accessories, I love their mission — to raise awareness and abolish human trafficking.

Better picture, sans photobombers.

two // I am SO proud of myself. Y’all, I completed our 2017 family photo album!! It took me like a billion hours but it’s done and I couldn’t be happier to add it to our collection. After doing our 2016 album I decided to reorganize how I store all of my photos to make this process easier. For 2017, I created a folder for each month, and within that folder I have individual folders for each activity/event. I design my albums by month, so for January I could quickly compile all of those photos into the book, by event. It made it SO much easier this year. Also, I use Blurb to create all of my books, but I’m not necessarily a huge fan of it. I love their quality, but their collage template options aren’t the greatest, so I end  up making my own collages in PicMonkey before uploading them to my books. Let me know if you have a photo album website you love!

You may also like this post: How I Create Our Family Photo Albums

 We display our albums in a wire basket in our book cases.

three // Now that Whole30 is behind us, Matt and I are sticking to a low carb diet to lose the last few pounds to get to our goal weights. I’m always on the hunt for new low carb food options and recently tried some Keto products! So far we’ve tried the shakes (adding in bananas), artificial sweeteners in our coffee and the dry riced vegetables! I was super skeptical about the dry veggies but they were actually SO good and Thomas couldn’t get enough of the riced broccoli! We also have some hot breakfast items to try too!

four // I haaaaaaaaave to share the most amazing workout pants I’ve ever owned. For Christmas I wanted to ask for some new workout leggings and had no clue where to start. Then I saw a post in a local mommy Facebook group with 75+ comments on the best workout leggings…and these High Waist Tummy Control Capris & High Waist Tummy Control Leggings were recommended over and over and over on the thread…and they are from Amazon (with 3500+ reviews)! They come in TONS of colors and are $34 for TWO PAIRS!!!! They are apparently the Zella knockoffs and I am obsessed with them.

High Waist Tummy Control Capris // Top (color discontinued)

five // A few weeks ago Amazon was running a sale on Echo Dots if you bought three. So I bought three because I can’t pass up a good deal. We now have one in each of the kid’s rooms and one in the kitchen. But it has come to my attention that I am definitely under utilizing Alexa!!! Besides asking her for the weather forecast, playing music, telling us jokes and setting timers, what should I be using her for?! What am I missing out on?

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Monday 5th of February 2018

I love that first photo - your photo-bombers' faces are classic - really made me smile! The bookcase you have put together is lovely - very stylish! You have given me some inspiration to finally get some photos printed! With Love from England - Europafox x


Monday 5th of February 2018

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Monday 5th of February 2018

I have the SAME gold python Tenfold earrings!! Great organization! We are BIG fans of riced cauliflower. Google chicken fried rice cauliflower for lots of great recipes. It's in our weekly rotation.


Sunday 4th of February 2018

You had me at Zella knockoffs - I live in my Zella pants but they are so expensive and I usually wait to get a new pair during the Nordstrom sale. I will check these out!

sara [at] journey of doing

Saturday 3rd of February 2018

I love Blurb for books. I use Book Smart, which is way too time consuming... but the quality of the books really can't be beat. Particularly if you can grab one of the good sales...