Five on Friday

TGIF!! Are you all happy it's Friday?  Honestly right now all my days and nights are running together but I am  happy it's Friday and Kyle will be home this weekend so Mama can relax and maybe get a mani/pedi! Ahhh it's the little things. 

I'm linking up again with the ladies about to share 5 things I'm loving right now:

1. Baked Cheesy Chicken Chimichanga 
I pinned this recipe last week when I was craving mexican food and decided to make it.  Let me tell you not only is this recipe EASY but these chimichangas are delicious and the leftovers are great to take for lunch.  I put salsa, jalepeno tabasco, and sour cream on top of mine and it was perfect. The bonus is that these are baked not fried like regular chimichangas so you can consider them "healthy."  (PS- I hate cooking but I'm trying slowly to add more recipes to dinner menu and I'm trying to learn to like it)

2. Jergens Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer

I have been a long time devotee to Loreal Sublime Glow Daily Moisturizer but when I was in Rite Aid recently they were out so I picked up the Jergens version.  I have to say I was pleasently surprised.  The smell is a little strong but it definitely left me with a nice glow after only 2 days of use. It's nice to be able to quickly fake a little glow this summer since I haven't really had a chance to lay out and enjoy the sun. 

3. Playtex Nursers with Drop In Liners

If there is one thing I have learned in the 3 weeks I've been a mom it's that your baby will decide what he or she likes and dislikes, it doesn't matter that you have at least 10 Avent Bottles (that everyone said you have to have!) if your baby doesn't like them too bad.   We have tried quite a few bottles and while he doesn't hate any of them in particular we have found that these seem to mimic breastfeeding the most for Miller.  The drop in liners also mean they are a bit easier to clean than some bottles that seem to have 100 pieces to them. 

4.Essie Topless and Barefoot Nail Polish

I love nothing more than a nude nail polish in the summer and this has been my go to polish for years now.  If you are looking for a good nude- you have to try this one

5.My Sister, Priscilla

I could not have gotten through the last few weeks without my sister!  I am so lucky that she is on summer break right now and is willing to spend her precious vacation time hanging out with me and Miller.  She has let me nap, done laundry, washed my dishes, grocery shopped, entertained Miller, entertained Layla, kept me company, run errands with me, etc, etc.  I could go on forever but she has been absolutely priceless and has made this transition so much easier for me and Kyle.  I don't know that I can thank her enough for all she's done for us!



  1. i've never tried the tanning lotions because i can't get rid of the awful versions from the 90s out of my head...but now i may be willing to try. and i am definitely trying the nail polish - i love a good nude!!!

  2. Aww. That is great that you and your sister get to spend time together. She seems like a perfect Aunt!
    Yes on the bottle selection. Everyone told us it was Dr. Browns' you had to have. And then SS told us those were crap. We ended up buying the Avents, and eventually using the BORN FREE ones. Ha! So much for all that planning. :)

  3. Awwww, what a cutie he is!!!! Congrats, momma!! And YES, I actually totally prefer the Playtex Drop-ins.... we had a ton of other wayyy more expensive and complicated bottles and thankfully, Jackson wasn't picky. But I was and decided I wanted what was the absolute easiest! And those were!

    And it sounds like your sister is absolutely amazing. WHAT A BLESSING! Glad she's made this transition easier for you and you've been able to enjoy these special days with her there!

  4. Hi! I found your blog from the 5 on Friday link up. Congrats in being a new mommy! I adore his name. So precious. We also, liked the playtex bottles because they were easy clean up. :) And how absolutely sweet of your sister! It's so nice to have help the first few weeks. Have a great weekend!

  5. I'm going to have to try that moisturizer! That's so wonderful that your sister has been able to help out!

  6. I love seeing baby stuff on Friday 5s. So sweet! I must try that nail polish!!!

  7. Try this no-cook tomato sauce with pasta recipe for something easy and quick and perfect for summer: http://www.marthastewart.com/946620/everyday-food-sarah-carey#917662 I've made it twice and it's delicious and really easy. Plus Sarah Carey's great to watch and I'm trying more and more of her recipes because they are really easy and super yummy.

  8. You are lucky to have a sis so close! I was able to help mine with the boys when I was in NYC. Now, not so much...but at least it was far!

    BTW - I have been leaving comments from my Blog Lovin' app on my phone and just realized today that it doesnt work. Booo.

  9. That's my fave nail polish! Such a good color! Isn't it amazing how you can stock up on a certain kind of (overpriced) bottle then have to go spend another small fortune on others? Love babies and their stuborness! That's awesome that you sister has been able to help you guys so much! Lucky Miller has a great Aunt!

  10. VERY sweet of your sister to help you! I know that must be so nice for you! You're very blessed to have her! :)

    The Baked Cheesy Chicken Chimichanga recipe sounds amazing! I love me some mexican!


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