Friday Favorites #56

2017 Friday Favorites

Happy weekend!!

Jake and I have a wedding to attend, and I’m hoping to hit up the farmer’s market, too! Saturdays are so fun. Then Sunday, I will catch up on school stuff! It just started this week and I already have catching up to do. Isn’t that funny? (It’s really not funny, but I’m trying to be positive. LOL.)

Speaking of school, I saw all of my new speech therapy clients this week! And overall, it went pretty well! I am excited to help them work on their speech and communication skills this summer. My clients are all so different from each other so they will keep me on my toes!

Next week will be crazy, but I can do it! Then I will have a better grip on my new routine and schedule.

Now, let’s talk weekly favorites!

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1 | The Pitch Pizza & Pub

We tried this new restaurant (where we live in Springfield, MO) and it was really good! Service was good, too. If you’re looking for a new local pizza spot, you should definitely try The Pitch. (It was opened by one of the co-founders of Brew Co, just an FYI for my fellow Springfield peeps.)

2 | Trolls

Are you looking for a fun, joy-filled, upbeat movie? If so, you don’t wanna miss Trolls. It’s on Netflix right now, and full of catchy songs, jokes, and cute characters. It’s a must-see in my book! And if you have kids, I’m sure they’ll love it, too!

3 | PB & J Smoothie

Now that temperatures are heating up outside, smoothies for breakfast have been sounding so good to me. This week I’ve been loving “PB & J” smoothies, which I whip up in minutes. Simply add a handful of frozen strawberries, a banana, and a spoonful of peanut butter to your blender, then fill it halfway up with plain almond milk. Blend it up, and enjoy! It’s refreshing and so yummy.

4 | Mrs. Meyer’s Lavender Hand Soap

I think I featured Mrs. Meyer’s Lavender Room Spray in a past favorites post (and I still LOVE that), but recently I picked up the matching soap and LOVE having my hands smell so good. It is a unique lavender scent, and you really just have to smell it to see. It has brightened my week, and I had to share.


Have a good weekend!! Relax + have fun.

2017 REAL Caitlin


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Friday Favorites #55

2017 Friday Favorites

I think this past week was the fastest one, yet!

How are you, friends? Dying for the weekend to begin? SAME, girl, SAME. My bridal shower is tomorrow and I’m v excited. And a little nervous because all eyes on me=scary for this introvert. Anyone else out there hate opening gifts in front of people??

Anyway, I’m excited to chat about my shower next week and share any photos I take. But for tonight, I have a few weekly favorites to share with you. Let’s get started!

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1 | Off-The-Shoulder Everything


While I try not to get sucked into every trend that happens, I just can’t help myself with OTS stuff. This little cutie is a new favorite and it was pretty affordable at Forever 21. With trendy “fast-fashion” items, I always try to buy cheaper options. They won’t last forever, and won’t be on-trend for years and years, so the cheaper route is just smarter in my opinion.

2 | Oversized Sunnies

I bought these sunglasses (pictured on my head above) from Amazon recently, and they are a fun summer accessory I’ve been rocking lately. I linked some similar ones here (same glasses, different color), or you could splurge on the real-deal Celine ones here. (See favorite #1 for why I chose the $10 ones ;))

3 | DIY Vow Books


I made these this week (another little project checked off my list!) using a super easy DIY from Pipkin Paper Company. I’ll link it here! I think they turned out SO CUTE and I can’t wait to fill them up with mushy gushy stuff. It’ll be great. But seriously, if you want a cute (and REALLY cheap – we’re talking $1 or less depending on ribbon) way to store your vows, look no further.

4 | Rice + Salad Bowls

So I have no pretty picture to show, but I’ve been buying salad kits at the grocery store for an easy meal, and this week I mixed some salad with brown rice and it was delish. So I had to share that with you. It sounds weird, but I promise it was tasty! It was a Thai-style salad BTW, and it was really good. The addition of rice made the meal a bit more satisfying, and the warm and cold was interesting.


Okay I am gonna go finish watching the Maze Runner with the fam now. Have a great weekend!

2017 REAL Caitlin


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Friday Favorites #54

2017 Friday Favorites

Hi friends! Happy weekend!

I hope your summer is off to a good start. I’ve been basking in relaxation, and couldn’t be happier.

It’s about time I shared some favorites with you after my little hiatus from the blog! I’ve missed chatting with you!

Today I ran some errands, baked some yummy treats, and enjoyed a date night of Cheddar’s and Parenthood. (The recipe for a pretty great Friday, if you ask me.)

We don’t have too many plans this weekend, but Jake is off work so we will definitely take advantage of that and spend a bunch of quality time together.

I really don’t have much to catch you up on, so let’s get to the things I’ve been loving, shall we?

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1 | Lonestar Southern

I follow a LOT of lifestyle/fashion/style bloggers on IG, and Kate at Lonestar Southern has quickly become a favorite. She has such a sweet southern personality, and wears the cutest things. If you need some fun fashion inspo in your feed, give her a follow! (PS I totes bought this shirt and want to style it the same way she did here… so cute and fun!)

2 | DIY Wedding Invitations

So as a way to save some MAJOR cash, I designed and am printing my own wedding invites!! I snagged some blank invites on mega-clearance, and created my design using, and made some pretty, simple invitations. They aren’t perfect, but for what I paid, I love them! They are classic, and “go” with the wedding vibes. I might make a whole post about the process, but I had to include this as a fave for now! I don’t want to post a pic until they are sent out, so our guests will be surprised, but trust me, they turned out really well, and I’m pretty proud of myself!

3 | Easy Banana Oat Bars via The Lean Green Bean


YUM! I had a ton of too-ripe bananas to use up, so I did a quick search on Pinterest for “banana recipes” and this one popped right up! I am so glad I tried them. They are so good! And required few ingredients + steps, which is a must for me when it comes to recipes (simplicity over everything!). Head over to Lindsay’s blog to see the recipe, and make sure to let me know if you give it a try! I’m already looking forward to eating one tomorrow…

4 | The Office


Remind me again why I, a 22 year old human, am just now watching this show? It is the perfect lazy-day show to binge watch 298394 episodes of. I literally laugh out loud during some episodes, which takes a lot! (I can be a tough cookie to crack in the humor department.) I love Dwight and Pam and Michael and Jim…..etc. etc. etc.


Have a fab weekend friends! Talk to you soon!

2017 REAL Caitlin






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Friday Favorites #52

2017 Friday Favorites

I’m alive!!! Hi guys! I’m coming to you for a short and sweet F.F. and don’t-worry-I’m-still-alive update post!

It’s been a few weeks since my last post, and my only excuse is, grad school. It has all kind of come to a head and I’ve basically just been surviving. Summer is in 2 WEEKS, and   I promise to be a little more present on the blog when that time comes. I miss sharing my life with you!

I hope you have had a nice past few weeks. We have had a lot of rain + flooding, but the sunshiney weekend forecast for this weekend has me smiling. I am looking forward to a relaxing Saturday + some track meet watching! (Jake’s last one EVER!)

I’m going to get into a few favorites for the past two weeks.


1 | Trader Joe’s Multigrain Hot Cereal

I love this stuff! If you love a more textured (in a good way) oatmeal, you’ve gotta try this stuff! It makes a perfect hearty + filling breakfast when you add a spoonful of PB and sliced banana.

2 | Mario Badescu Drying Lotion


I have to be the 10948402th person to rave about this stuff. But hey, if I love something, I have to tell you about it! If I’m feeling really broken out, or just have a blemish I want to chill out, I sleep with some of this on + always wake up with nicer looking skin. Just use a q-tip to dip a little out and dot dot dot onto your face. You get to look like a pink-spotted monster, too, which is an added bonus.

3 | Easiest Guacamole Ever

Earlier this week I had an avocado I needed to use up, and some leftover pico-style salsa, so I chopped up the avo + added it to the container! Mix it up, and you have the easiest, fastest guac ever! (P.S. I love Aldi’s mild fresh salsa! So good.)

4 | Double Digits


Guys. We are FINALLY in the double digits for days until the wedding. (98!!!) I feel like the next three months are going to fly by, and I couldn’t be happier. Also, Jake and I have a million weddings to attend between now and then, and I have a feeling they are all going to make us even more excited for ours! My bridal shower is next month (!!!!) which will make the wedding feel so real. Can’t wait to share pics from that with you!


Have an amazing weekend!

2017 REAL Caitlin

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