Friday Favorites

Hey, y’all!! It’s Friday, and we are hosting Friday Favorites with my girls, Erika and Andrea!!  Here are my favorites from this week!

All the Newborn Babies

Look at how darling this sweet newborn is!  She came to see me this week, and I fell in love!🙂

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Soccer Superstar

Presley is playing soccer this Fall with her girlfriends, and she is SO EXCITED!!!  Maybe she’s a little excited about the actual sport, but I really think she’s in it for the accessories (and girl time ;)) #hermothersdaughter
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It is going to be such a fun sports season watching these girls do their thing!

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Off the Shoulder, Chandelier Earrings, and Plaid…Oh My!

So, earlier this week, we talked about this cute dress and we had a problem with the links!   Here it is, in case you were wondering where to find it!

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It totally makes me think of these fun chandelier earrings and would be the perfect pairing…I love that Chandeliers are back!  So fun!download (1)

And, y’all were big fans of this cute plaid top from this week as well!   Fall is coming, and we are going to be ready!

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This GORGEOUS COOKBOOK! 

Mix and Match Mama’s THIRD cookbook is open for pre-order and you don’t want to miss this!! A copy showed up on my doorstep recently, and look at just how pretty it is!  Gorgeous author, gorgeous cookbook, delicious food!
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Mine came with a fun apron and other goodies.  I can’t wait to get cooking! img_2767

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Check it out here, y’all!   She’s the best!

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Have a great weekend, friends!! Don’t forget to link up below with your favorites! See you next week! XOXO N

What’s happening here

Well, this has been a full week!   I guess I forget how much work it is to keep up with school activities, sports, and work!   We are slowly getting the hang of it all!

After we dropped the kids off at school , I met up with some of my favorite girls for breakfast!  So special!
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I have had a full car of kids after school every day.   img_2680

We picked up the big boys from the bus stop in the neighborhood, and they were busy catching Pokemon Go with the littles!  So sweet!

We’ve been jumping in puddles
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and riding school buses for the first time!img_2729

Plus, we’ve been working on our roller skating skills!  So fun!
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I posted about these earrings on Instagram yesterday, and some of you asked for information on the button down also!  Isn’t it darlingimg_2733

Here’s a better picture of the earrings img_2739

And a better idea of the fit of the shirt! :) img_2730

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It fits TTS, and it is darling on!  I am pairing it with denim shorts and a tank top because #summerliveson in Texas but it’s going to be CUTE with jeans and flats once it cools down!.😉

See you back here tomorrow for Friday Favorites, y’all!  Happy Thursday!  XOXO Narci

What I Wore Wednesday

Hey y’all!! It’s Wednesday, and I’m sharing my favorite finds for the week!   And, oh boy, did I find some cute stuff!! Woohoo!

First off, give me all the stripes! I love this cute Free People dress!   Look at that fun cut out on the back!🙂    efc989009bbcfde97b51530d44882766_best

And, I am a big fan of the off the shoulder trend happening right now!   Isn’t this little dress so pretty also?4495a05a11f5f1486cccf2d12764fab0_best

I think they’d be PERFECT this Fall with these cute booties!!

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And this darling necklace!

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along with these pretty earrings!!   These are Stella and Dot’s Hammered Hoop Earrings!   They are so light but make a big statement!!

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I am all about the dresses, booties, and fun jewelry this August and September! What’s your favorite transition piece for this Fall? Happy Wednesday, y’all!! XOXO Narci

 

Show and Tell Tuesday!

Hey, y’all!  Today, we are linking up with Andrea for her super fun Show and Tell Tuesdays!

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This week’s topic is all about the advice that we’d give our high school self!

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And speaking of school, our first day of school was yesterday, and these cuties were excited for a fun day!

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Jackson had football that morning and left at 6:15 am, but I am going to remember to take a picture of him leaving today.🙂

Honestly, I didn’t get into very much trouble in high school, so I thought I’d share the top 3 things that I’d tell my kids when they head to High School instead.

1. Follow God…Isaiah 30:21

Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.”

2. Choose Your Friends Wisely-Surround yourself with people who hold your values. Strength comes in numbers.🙂 …

Proverbs 13:20

 Walk with the wise and become wise,
for a companion of fools suffers harm. 

and

Ecclesiastes 4:12

1Though one may be overpowered,
two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.

3.  You are beautiful and precious in His eyes. (and in my eyes too ;)) Psalm 139:14

 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made.

Thank you for the link up, Andrea!!  Happy Tuesday, y’all!! XOXO Narci🙂

School Breakfast Ideas

Today, I am sharing my favorite Breakfast ideas for back to school! I don’t know about you, but I am always looking for some ways to change up our breakfast routine!  A good breakfast is such a great way to start your day!

Eggs and Turkey Bacon

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Oatmeal and Fruit

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Corn Bread and Honey

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Avocado Toast

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Also, here’s a few of my favorite bread recipes for this time of the year!  My kids love these for breakfast as well!

Pumpkin Bread

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INGREDIENTS:
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking soda

2 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1 teaspoon ground allspice

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

3 cups white sugar

1 cup canola oil

4 eggs, beaten

2 cups solid pack pumpkin puree

2/3 cup water

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease two loaf pans.

In a medium mixing bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt, baking powder, nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon and cloves.

In a large bowl with an electric mixer, blend sugar, oil and eggs. Stir in pumpkin. Slowly blend the flour mixture into pumpkin mixture. While blending the mixture add water incrementally. Pour the batter into two prepared loaf pans.

Bake in a preheated 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven for 90 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes before removing from the pans.

Banana Bread

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INGREDIENTS:

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup butter

3/4 cup brown sugar

2 eggs, beaten

2 1/3 cups mashed overripe bananas

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan.

In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. In a separate bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar. Stir in eggs and mashed bananas until well blended. Stir banana mixture into flour mixture; stir just to moisten. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.

Bake in preheated oven for 60 to 65 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean. Let bread cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack.

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INGREDIENTS:
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 egg
1/3 cup milk
1 cup fresh blueberries
1/2 cup white sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup butter, cubed
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

DIRECTIONS:
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease muffin cups or line with muffin liners.
2. Combine 1 1/2 cups flour, 3/4 cup sugar, salt and baking powder. Place vegetable oil into a 1 cup measuring cup; add the egg and enough milk to fill the cup. Mix this with flour mixture. Fold in blueberries. Fill muffin cups right to the top, and sprinkle with crumb topping mixture.
3. To Make Crumb Topping: Mix together 1/2 cup sugar, 1/3 cup flour, 1/4 cup butter, and 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon. Mix with fork, and sprinkle over muffins before baking.
4. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until done.

Happy Monday, y’all!! XOXO Narci

***all images were used from Google because I always forget to take pictures of my own food. ;) 

Friday Favorites

Hey, y’all!! It’s Friday, and we are hosting Friday Favorites with my girls, Erika and Andrea!!  Here are my favorites from this week!

Meet the Teacher Night

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Presley and Luke had meet the teacher last night!!  We loved seeing all of our friends up at school!  Unfortunately, Luke wasn’t feeling well so he stayed home!  We popped our heads in his classroom and met his teacher for him!  It’s going to be a great year!

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So, my amazing girls surprised me with the prettiest stationary set from Erin Condren as a birthday gift!  So sweet!

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I am notoriously bad at remembering to keep touch via snail mail, so I am thrilled about this fun motivation to do better!🙂  So cute!!

If it’s good enough for Tamra, it’s good enough for me and you…😉

I have been catching up on all of my Real Housewives lately, and I had to do a double take when I saw Tamra’s earrings!! Aren’t they darling??
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They totally reminded of the almost identical pair that Stella and Dot just came out with in their Fall line!  They are so cute!! img_2552

Calling all HOOP LOVERS: these are your earrings.  They come in hammered gold or silver and are so so light! They feel invisible but the look is HUGE! Check them out here!    Don’t forget to make sure that I am listed as your stylist!  Each month, we do a drawing of everyone who has made a purchase for FREE piece of jewelry!  Free jewelry is definitely my favorite!🙂
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PS–Sorry about the hair and makeup here!   It was a humid and long day yesterday, but I wanted to show you how cute these are on before I changed last night!

Happy Friday, y’all!!  Link up with your favorites below!  Happy Weekend!! XOXO Narci

All about these three. :)

Well, school starts in these parts next Monday! And, each year before they head back, I share a little about our kiddos: their personalities, their interests, and such…so I can remember these little details as they grow older!  Here we go!

Jackson

He’s our biggest boy…He turned THIRTEEN YEARS OLD this summer!  How on Earth did that happen?
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Jackson is smart…and I have so enjoyed watching him put that to use this summer!  I love the way his brain works!

Jackson is a big picture thinker, the king of the one-liners this summer, a WAY OUTSIDE OF THE BOX-er…He’s humble and kind and currently gunning to be the tallest in our family (Watch out, Dad! ;))

 He’s currently into Football, Baseball, and playing the Violin.  Name a professional player, and he probably has memorized their stats this summer. :)  Jackson Dreffs: if you put your mind to it, there isn’t a stinking thing that you couldn’t do.

 can’t wait to watch him TAKE 8th grade!

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Luke

Oh, Luke..  this year he turned 8, and it’s such a shame that he feels the need to hide his true personality.😉  img_2491

It’s crazy to think that we started trying to get pregnant with this sweet boy a little over 12 years ago! He is the answer to so many years of prayers! God is so good!

Luke is laid back, a lot of fun, and the kind of person that people just find easy to love.  Luke has always been ready to give the biggest hugs this summer!  He is super competitive, works hard, and is the best storyteller I know.  :)  Currently, he’s into Soccer, playing Pokemon, and being outside!

Luke Dreffs:  you make our family an INSTANT PARTY!  …we are so proud of you, son! Second grade is lucky to have you!

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Presley

Presley Grace.  You are 6 years old as I write this, and as far as I’m concerned you will always be that cute bald baby that I held all those years ago!  
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Presley is sparkly, bouncy, and has skipped pretty much everywhere this summer.😉 She’s a mini-fashionista, and this girl’s got jokes and killer comedic timing! I have loved watching you grow into your personality this summer, girlfriend! Presley isn’t a baby anymore!

She’s sweet but tough, hardworking…athletic and super competitive.  Presley Dreffs: you GET THINGS DONE!  Currently, Presley is into cheerleading and is playing soccer this Fall!

 Presley is going to rock 1st grade, and we love her so very much!

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Looking forward to another fun school year this year!!  Great things are coming!  See y’all tomorrow for Friday Favorites!! XOXO Narci

What I wore Wednesday: Back to School Edition

Hey, y’all!  Today, I am sharing some of my favorite back to school picks!

 I picked this top up recently…and I think it is going to be so cute for Fall!  The cut is perfect and super flattering as well!  df9578cc4f56fcf66b9af55a21b42f44_best

Maybe all the adults here aren’t actually heading “back to school”, but we will be looking extra smart in our new favorite jeans!

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 and these darling hammered hoop earrings🙂

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with these perforated booties!

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Presley really is heading back to school, and she picked out this CUTE dress at Nordstrom!   The bell sleeves are so fun!

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and these cute suede booties!  Love her fun style!

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And, finally, while the kids are up at school, I’ll be working away at home in this darling top!

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and these pants!

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And, I love these Cleopatra studs for a simple everyday look as well!! So pretty!🙂

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Happy Wednesday, y’all! Have a great day!  XOXO Narci

 

Weekend Wrap-up :)

Well, friends…it was a great birthday weekend!  This year, I didn’t want any fancy celebrations…my heart was set on spending lots of laid back quality time with my friends and family for my birthday…and this weekend did not disappoint!

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and ate our fair share of unhealthy food together

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and our normal Sunday routine together!img_2388

We ate at our favorite cozy restaurant  
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And loaded up on sugar during a trip to the candy store img_2417

with a little downtown shopping for good measure!

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Add in a little play time at a local play area to burn off our sillies….img_2423

and some cozy reading and Real Housewives before bedtime to finish it all off!

Did I mention that it was 75 degrees all days long! I couldn’t have ordered cozier weather in the middle of of a Texas August if I tried!

  So thankful for such special time together!  Happy Tuesday, y’all!! XOXO Narci

Friday Favorites: A Birthday Giveaway!!

Hey, y’all!! It’s Friday, and we are hosting Friday Favorites with two of my very favorite girls, Erika and Andrea!!  Here are my favorites for this week!

A little morning walk

This week, we ditched our normal Monday morning routine and went for a little walk!

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This cute road is literally across the street from our neighborhood, and I love all of the colors there in the summer time!!img_2211

Dixie is a big fan of our walks, too! :) img_2247

And, afterwards, we ran through the sprinklers to cool off!  Simple summer fun is definitely my favorite!img_2239

Some Creative Quiet Time

Presley is all about crafting, but it takes more to get Luke into something creative!   So, we taped our papers to the windows and colored standing up!

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Perfect for a busy boy on the go, and I love how he got to exercise his creative muscles!  Perfect indoor activity on a hot day!

And a fun Giveaway!! 

And, finally, little miss P and I super pumped to share something fun with you!! img_2305

Monday is my birthday, so I am giving away $75 to you and your BFF to spend at Stella and Dot!!!!

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There are two super easy ways to enter:

1.  Like our Instagram page, and tag your BFF for a chance to win   AND

2.  Like our Facebook page, and tag a friend to win!

Winner will be chosen on Monday night! Have a great weekend, friends! XOXO N