Woohoo! It's Friday, and a 3-day weekend at that! We'll be spending Sunday poolside with all our friends and littles from church - I can't wait! Sadly, I think this will be only the 2nd time this summer that I've been in/near a pool. 25-year-old me would have cringed at the thought!
I'm linking up with Momfessionals, Grace and Love, and A Little Bit of Everything to share my Friday favorites! Here's what I'm loving this week...
1. Dreft Blissfuls
I am ADDICTED to this Dreft Blissful stuff. I didn't even use Dreft on baby clothes, but I discovered this stuff and it. smells. amazing!!!! A little goes a long way - I only use a tablespoon or so in each load - but this makes our laundry smell SO good. It really does last longer than detergent or dryer sheet scent; I can pull something out of the closet or drawer and definitely tell if it was washed with this in the load!
2. Votivo candles
I love a good candle and get so frustrated when I try a new brand or scent and the throw is weak! What is the point if I can't smell it across the room (or even better, the house)?! I found out about Votivo candles after smelling it in someone else's house and asking what the scent was....and then didn't buy one for another 3 years because they are kinda pricey for a candle. When they showed up in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale this year, I took advantage of the discounted price to try it out - and it was SO worth it! I got the Red Currant scent, which is the one I had admired in my friend's house! The scent fills my entire house and even though the candle is small, it says it has a 65-hour burn time. Considering that similarly-sized candles from Bath & Body Works have a 30-40 hour burn time (and a much weaker throw), the Votivo candle is almost double - which makes the price tag easier to justify.
3. Blue Bell Cookie Two Step
Cookie dough ice cream meets cookies and cream? YES. I love an ice cream with a ton of "stuff" in it! This ice cream is amazing, and I am embarrassed to recall how long we spent scouring every grocery store in town trying to find it (as it is a new flavor and in high demand!) It was worth it!
4. Crazy socks for little boys
C is the ring bearer in my sister's upcoming wedding, and she said he could wear fun socks underneath his little black suit. I found these socks on Amazon and loved the pattern - like a mini version of men's socks, rather than cutesy kids' socks. I think they will be a fun pop of color to go with his suit!
5. Our Roomba
It's been about 5 months since we bought our Roomba, and I haven't broken out the regular vacuum ONCE. I absolutely love coming home everyday to clean floors - who would have thought a machine that vacuums while you're at work would make someone this happy?! It's still doing a great job, despite our varied flooring surfaces (carpet, hardwood, area rugs, tile). I have come to appreciate the "spot" feature that vacuums in an outward spiral from its starting location to clean up a localized mess (i.e., toddler-crushed Cheerios). I recommend this to EVERYONE I know, but especially all the moms of young kids!!! Check out the link above for my full review - we have the iRobot Roomba 650.