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Friday Favorites and Happenings


Friday, July 14, 2017

Thank goodness it is Friday. This week has been rough. If it wasn't something at home, it was something at work. So this weekend is very much welcomed. Luckily, the girls were well taken care of all week! Papa daycare was in full force.

Let's get onto Friday favorites and happenings.

ONE. We had a poop issue this week. Tuesday evening we get home for work and I start cooking the girls dinner while they went outside with Rory to get the propane tank to go get it refilled. While Rory was gone, I took the girls to our room so I could change into more comfy clothes. Then we came back to the kitchen and I grabbed everything out of the fridge to make guacamole for our steak tacos that night.

As I was doing this, Avery said mommy look. So I looked over and saw a few piles of something looking like dirt on the floor. But quickly realized it was poop. I freaked a bit and told them not to move. So what do the girls do? They start moving around. I avoid the poop, grab a chair and put Avery in it and check her shoes. Nothing. Then I do the same with Sutton and she has poop on one of her shoes. I take that off and tell the girls to stay in the chairs.

I wanted to make sure it was poop so I brought the shoe near my nose, but still 12 inches away and I could smell the awful poop smell. Ugh. I cleaned her shoe off the best I could and wiped up the many poop marks with Clorox wipes.

Then I remembered we went into our room so I could change. Ugh. So there could be poop on the carpet. Ugh. Once Rory got home, I had finished the girls dinner and he fed and cleaned them up while I mopped the kitchen floors and vacuumed the rest of the house.

We checked the backyard for stepped in poop (this was fresh poop for sure), nothing. We checked around our cars for when we got home, nothing. We checked the girls pull-ups, nothing. We checked everywhere. Plus there was no marks from the backyard door into the kitchen nor the garage door to the kitchen. Our conclusion: Walter had some leftover poop on his butt and came into the kitchen and it dropped or he sat down (which he was right there when I was getting the making for guac out) and Sutton stepped in it tracking it around the kitchen.

I really cleaned her sandal later in the evening, but it has all these flower creases and I feel like it is still in there. Ugh. So gross.

TWO. So we have had some ants here and there in my bathroom lately. You know, the tiny tiny ants. I kill them, but told Rory we needed to get the house sprayed soon. Plus we get black widows outside from time to time. Wednesday we came home after a long day of Board meetings, a quick stop to Costco and major traffic. We get inside and see a ton of little ants all over our kitchen. On the counter tops, floor, on the cabinets, etc. We are killing as many as possible and I brought the vacuum out to suck them up too. The girls thought it was fun to help out. Ha. But we spent a good 20 minutes killing them all and sprayed inside (one safe for indoors, pets and kids).

After that I once again cleaned the entire kitchen area up again. Ugh. I can't win this week. Thursday I called to have the pest control guys come out and spray. Thank goodness.

THREE. Next week, I am traveling to the Philadelphia/New Jersey area. Are any of my blogger friends in this area??

FOUR. Yesterday my sweet nephew turned one. I can't believe he has been in our lives for a year now. We facetimed my sister-in-law last night to wish Carson a Happy Birthday. The girls sang Happy Birthday to Carson (they have been practicing for weeks) and kept asking to go see him. Luckily, we get to see the little dude this weekend!

Happy First Birthday Carson.
first birthday shirt

FIVE. I really need some new black flats to wear to work. I have a pair of Lucky ones and they have held up for a year, but are getting way scuffed and worn out. So I have been shopping on the Nordstrom sale plus on prime day for a new pair. But part of me is thinking, should I just spend more money on Tieks or continue to spend $60 to $100 a time on each pair. How long do Tieks hold up when you wear them almost daily for work? I have a pair of blush ones that I wear about twice or so a month, sometimes more and they are doing great. But that isn't daily.
Tieks flats

I am linking up with April, A Little Bit of Everything, Karli, Meet @ the Barre and Cup of Tea.

20 comments:

  1. I have two pairs of tieks and love love them!! they have held up so well. Definitely worth the investment!!! How fun that your nephew turned one!! Mine turned 5 yesterday..how time flies!! I hope ya'll have a great weekend!!

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  2. Omg the poop! Been there and it's so gross and frustrating. Why? Just why? Ha ha! I've been eyeing Tieks for a long time now but can never pull the trigger on them due to the price. I've heard they are amazing though.

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  3. The poop, we had some poop issues when the boys were little. One time it hardened in a corner because it took me so long to see it, lol! Your nephew is a sweetie. We have had tiny ants and Terro always works for us, it is harmful to the ants but not people. Hope you have a beautiful weekend gorgeous mama!!

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  4. Ahhhhh to the poop!!! That has happened to us before with our dog having leftover poop on his butt and dragging it through our house (some on the carpet) ewwwww!! Have so much fun celebrating your nephew and enjoy your weekend girl!!

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  5. Poop is part of life....lol I have had my share of poop dealings with my two. It gets better. Work ran me ragged this week too, friend. Here's to a good weekend!

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  6. I don't have tieks but i have Yosi Samara's and they are amazing! I can walk miles in them and not worry about a thing! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  7. I'm definitely following these comments bc I have been debating ordering Tieks as well!

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  8. Ugh kids and POOP. We have had our fair share of poop crisis in our house and it is the WORST. And ants on top of it-mama go pour yourself a glass of wine! At least it is Friday, right!?

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  9. What a crappy situation. Hahahaha. Ants are the worst!!! We had a problem a few weeks ago and it took me four days to get rid of them. They are back this morning. UGH!! So annoying. I haven't pulled the trigger on Tieks yet but I want them. I have Cole Hahn flats now that I have had for three years (though I didn't wear them last year because my feet were swollen from pregnancy) and I wear them at least 2-3 times a week and they have done really well. I got them at Nordstrom Rack for around $100. If you get the Tieks, let me know your thoughts on daily wear!

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  10. Ugh the poop! lol when it happens it gets everywhere! Those little kid shoes have the worst creases and everything just stays in them.

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  11. Sorry about the poop, thank stinks! i had that same ant problem and the pst guys put this gel down and they went away asap. You definitely deserve a weekend sister, enjoy it!

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  12. Thank God for clorax wipes & cleaner. With many dogs, its a staple in my house.I'm not even phased by it anymore :) haha

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  13. Ugh, we had a HORRIBLE ant problem back in December and January and we finally paid the pest control people to come out and they fixed the issue right away! I hope your weekend is better than your week was.

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  14. I was laughing out loud with your poop saga! Ugh. No fun! We have had ants here and there too. I found using ant traps usually works, but it is hard with kiddos and a dog. Hope spraying helps! And, that photo of your nephew is ADORABLE! Have a great weekend.

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  15. Happy Friday! Oh my goodness mama, you are too funny. I would have been a gagging mess or probably gotten sick with that poop. I'm the worst lol. Ugh we have an ant problem too, no fun. I hope you guys have a good weekend! Beautifully Candid

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  16. Oh my word - what a mess! Literally! On the Tieks note, I've never worn a pair, but my best friend swears by them!

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  17. I am so glad I am not the only one that has poop stories! I'm so sorry about the ants. That can be the most annoying thing ever. I should check out the flats on Nordstrom. I always pick mine up on amazon. I get different variations of the Lucky Brand Emmies. I can't seem to find any that beat these! Hope you have a great weekend!

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  18. I've been debating on Tieks, too!! I'm pretty rough on shoes and just can't decide. Have a feeling I'm going to cave at some point this year though.....

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  19. Jersey is my neck of the woods! Where ya going?

    That poop situation doesn't sound fun!

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