Happy Friday! All my friends in cold places, how did you survive the Polar Vortex? School was called off for two days and it was so nice to have the kids at home. However, I am ready to hit the ground running today. I gave up on trying to keep up with chores and laundry while they were at home. Can anyone relate? Anyway, as usual I am recapping the week with my Friday Favorites! Sharing a little bit of mom life and my latest favorite finds and products!

Cold Days

The last few days, our days looked a lot like this. Pajamas, time spent in the kitchen and operating on a slow pace!

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My daughter and I made some Valentine’s Day cookies. I always have some  boxed cake or cookie mix on hand for times like these (when we don’t want to bake from scratch!). We used this super easy  Royal Icing recipe. They turned out so yummy!

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Decluttering Kid Spaces

If you caught my post on Monday, you saw we were talking about decluttering kid spaces as part of the Clear the Clutter Challenge. Last weekend, we organized both my boys’ shared bedroom and my daughter’s room! Don’t ask me how my boys’ room is looking after a full two days stuck inside! 

My boys have shared a bedroom for the last few years and while it isn’t always easy (basically a slumber party for them every night), it is a great brother bonding experience! Check out my post on how we organized their shared space!

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Also, I am so proud of my daughter for tackling the clutter in her room almost completely on her own. My daughter is a collector and used to have a hard time parting with things. Not anymore! She cleared out so much stuff and now she has a room she truly loves! Stay tuned next week for when we share her entire room update!

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Speaking of decluttering, over on Today Show Parenting, I talked about When Your Family Doesn’t Want to Declutter. You can read the whole post over here.

Super Bowl Plans

Do you have any plans for the Super Bowl? Over on Instagram, I asked everyone if they watched the Big Game and two-thirds of you said Yes! I have to admit that I am in it for the food and commercials. So, I created a Super Bowl Commercial Bingo Game! We have been playing commercial BINGO with the kids for several years and it is one of the highlights of watching the game!

You can grab these FREE printable Super Bowl Commerical Bingo Cards over here!



Dreaming of Warm Places

All these days stuck inside has me dreaming of warm vacations! We do not have any beach trips in the works, but I am still excited for the new Resort Collection by Hi Sugarplum! Have you seen checked out her collection at Nordstrom? Almost everything in her collection is already sold out.

One of my favorite pieces is this maxi dress! I love the tropical print and that the dress has pockets!

This short halter dress is perfect to just throw on and go. There are a lot of fun patterns, although I would opt to be practical and get the black version.

As a tall girl, I struggle with finding a well fitting romper. But, I LOVE this blue color romper, so I am going to give it a try (when my size comes back in stock!).


Are you going any warm and tropical this year??

I am linking up with Erika, Narci and Andrea for this Friday Favorites post, so be sure to head over to their blogs as well!

Hope you have a great weekend! Stay warm:)



  1. Tanya on February 1, 2019 at 6:40 am

    WOW, I didn’t know you were a contributor on the Today Show!?! That’s such an achievement! Congrats. Also, what a great idea to keep the cake mix on hand for cookies. I just loved that picture of your daughter in her room when you posted on IG. It really captures that age so well! Have a wonderful weekend! Tanya – The Other Side of the Road

  2. Holly Breton @ Pink Lady on February 1, 2019 at 6:53 am

    I LOVED the new Sugarplum collection and snagged two tops- the off the shoulder ruffle top in both pink and white- as you know we are headed to Punta Cana- we rarely, if ever, get to go to tropical places and I am grateful!! Have a great weekend Jaclyn 🙂

  3. Andrea Nine on February 1, 2019 at 8:00 am

    I love that resort collection but I was so bummed so many pieces were sold out, I really wanted that dress in the multicolor floral print but gone! Those Super Bowl bingo cards are so cool! Glad you got a lot done this week and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  4. Shannon on February 1, 2019 at 8:11 am

    I love the resort collection especially the printed dress. Love all the Valentine’s baking! Stay warm this weekend!

  5. Tanya on February 1, 2019 at 8:33 am

    Hi, I’m just coming over to reply to your comment on my blog. The app is GRATITUDE 365. It is a paid app, which I don’t do very often. But I loved the calendar of photos it produces! I think you might be a “no-reply” on blogger comments?

    • Jaclyn on February 1, 2019 at 8:36 am

      Oh no–I’ll have to figure that out! Thanks so much for taking the time to let me know about the app and my comments!

  6. Dara on February 1, 2019 at 8:33 am

    Your kitchen looks like it was a fun and cozy place to hang out during the cold weather!

  7. Kelly on February 1, 2019 at 10:05 am

    That bingo game looks like so much fun! And I’m bummed that maxi dress is sold out. The whole collection is so cute!

  8. Lauren on February 1, 2019 at 12:53 pm

    I just shared your Super Bowl Bingo card with my mother-in-law since she’s throwing our annual Super Bowl Party!
    I love it!

    • Jaclyn on February 1, 2019 at 1:07 pm

      Lauren–Thank you so much!! Have fun at your party!!

  9. Angela on February 1, 2019 at 1:04 pm

    I love your kitchen!
    I didn’t leave the house for three days this week because of the cold weather. But I was able to catch up on some organization projects and read some great books. So I actually found this week to be relaxing and enjoyable!

    • Jaclyn on February 1, 2019 at 1:08 pm

      Thank you Angela!! It was nice to stay home and focus on things inside the home. I had no desire to leave the house and deal with the cold either!

  10. Amanda on February 1, 2019 at 1:19 pm

    Give me all the resort wear! LOVE it and I am soooo over winter.

  11. Amanda @ That Inspired Chick on February 1, 2019 at 3:12 pm

    I am googly-eyed over your kitchen!! Those barstools are amazing. And I have a feeling I’m about to fall down a rabbit hole looking at the other posts you linked about decluttering as well. Thank goodness I have some time to kill for the next hour!
    That Inspired Chick

    • Jaclyn on February 1, 2019 at 3:49 pm

      You are too sweet Amanda! I have spent a lot of time on decluttering although I have to say I still have some work to do!!

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