Fave Five Friday | Being Productive - Like Honey

Fave Five Friday | Being Productive

It's Friday!

Time for this week's highlights, and I have a few good ones!


5.) I finished my new front door wreath! I've been wanting to make one for 3 years now. Seriously, why did it take me so long? Oh well! The best part is the floral arrangement is removable, meaning I can reuse the wreath form and monogram for every season with a new seasonal arrangement! Oh, and the whole thing only cost me $20!



4.) I successfully sanded, primed, and painted Lucy's midcentury dresser the other day! It took me less than 24 hours and turned out so nice. I can't recommend foam rollers enough if you're painting furniture. The paint color is Bay Coral from Glidden. I think it's going to go really well with Lucy's new flamingo sheets! She seems to like them already ;)


3.) It was a happy mail week! Lucy's flamingo sheets came in the mail, as well as my most recent Perfectly Posh order and the Popsugar Must Have box! This hat from Jack & Lucy is giving me all the fall vibes! You can get your own Popsugar MH box for $5 off with code MUSTHAVE5


2.) Parker is 5 months old today and, not quite a week ago, I decided to stop breastfeeding him. We had been struggling with him for 4 months. He was never happy for very long, didn't want to play, refused to sleep and was generally fussy in most ways. It finally came to me that he seemed like he was just never full, and so in a last ditch effort to actually get a full night's sleep (or even half!), I gave him a bottle of formula.

You guys, he is like a whole new baby! He sleeps through the night, falls asleep on his own, is almost always happy and playful, and literally only cries when he is hungry. WHY didn't I switch sooner?!

I wish I could have continued to breastfeed him, even though I have never enjoyed that experience, I do wish I could have been enough for him. However, I do not feel guilty for doing what I have to to keep everyone happy and sane! How can you pour from an empty cup? (And no, I'm not talking about my boobs!) It's high-time we started taking care of ourselves at least as much as we take care of our babies, and if formula is what saves us from completely losing our minds, I'll gladly make the switch!

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1.) This week was mostly good, but I got some sad personal news that has my heart feeling very broken this weekend. I know that God has greater plans than we could ever know, but it's not always easy to remind oneself to trust in them. I am thankful for a God whose mercies are new every day and on whom I can lean and let go of my sadness.


On that note, I hope you all have blessed weekends! Count it all joy, friends.


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8 comments

  1. Your wreath turned out SO cute! I love that you can change it with the seasons. My friend and I made those bubble burlap wreaths a few weeks ago and I couldn't believe how easy it was! I shouldn't have procrastinated for so long!

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    1. Thank you! I used to work at a Ben Franklin store and those bubble burlap wreaths were super popular! It feels so good to get all your decor up, especially when you've made it yourself!

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  2. I love your wreath! That dresser looks great! What a fun color! And a flamingo theme is fun too! My family has been going through a really stressful situation, so I understand what it's like. It's hard to lean on God sometimes when it feels like your situation is never going to improve. Praying things get better for you!

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    1. Thanks, Nicole! Prayers are always appreciated :)

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  3. That wreath is adorable! And awesome job on that dresser, the color is gorgeous! I wish I could have flamingo sheets on my bed, I'm totally jealous. And good for you for taking care of yourself!! Doing that will make you a better mama any day! I'm in serious need of some self-care for myself soon!!!

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    1. Thanks girl! If I could get my hubby on board my bedroom would be pink and sparkly!

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  4. Oh my- I just love all your favorites!! Your wreath screams fall and I just love it! And those flamingo sheets?!?! Do they make those in adult sizes?! Awesome job on the dresser- I get so nervous painting furniture but there's so many projects I'd love to do!!

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    1. Thanks, Kristi! I'm so happy with how the wreath turned out! I think these sheets go up to a size full, but I've seen bigger flamingo sheets at Macy's ;) I only just started on furniture painting but it's been fun to learn! This project was easy because it didn't have a lot of nooks and crannies, and foam rollers make all the difference!

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