Friday Favorites:: Edition 23

Houston Moms "Friday Favorites:: A Weekly Glance at Our Favorite Things" #houstonmoms #houstonmomsblog #momsaroundhoustonHappy Friday! I am excited to share some of my current favorite things with you. I have a mixture of maternity wear, beauty products, and outdoor decor to share with you. It’s a random mixture of things, but that’s pretty much my life right now. So, here goes.

Maternity Wear

Since pregnancy is on my brain all of the time these days, I thought I’d start off by sharing my Amazon find with these athletic maternity shorts. I’m going to be living in these shorts the next few months. They are reasonably priced and you can’t beat the comfort and coverage. I love them so much that I’ve already bought a second pair. The coverage is great on the legs and the belly. The fabric is light and comfortable. All in all a win in my book!

Beauty Products

If you’re like me, then you’ve been convinced by an Instagram influencer at some point or another to purchase something that they recommend. One of those things was this Palmer’s face scrub. I keep it in my shower and use it a few times a week. It smells so good and it makes my face feel so incredibly soft and clean after I use. Not to mention it’s ridiculously cheap and lasts me several months before needing to replenish it. A little goes a long way and the smell is absolutely amazing {spoiler alert, you have to love the smell of coconut}.

Next is this Brazilian Bum Bum Cream. Need I say more? The name and packaging alone had me initially intrigued, and then when I opened it to smell, I immediately fell in love! It reminds me of summertime/paradise with definite hints of coconut & orange creamsicle. And the consistency is like rubbing butter straight onto your skin. It’s not oily or greasy and leaves your skin with a little bit of shimmer. I’ve actually had people compliment me for smelling good and it was because of this lotion. It’s a little pricey, but you get what you pay for. I purchased the 8oz and it’s lasted me about 2 months so far and it’s not gone yet.

Outdoor Decor

I recently just purchased this beautiful hummingbird feeder for our back patio area. My in-laws have had this in their outdoor living space for a while and I’ve always had my eye on it. It’s so beautiful to look at and seeing the little hummingbirds fly up to get a drink out of it makes me so happy. *Full transparency, I just hung mine up 5 days ago and have yet to see a hummingbird, but I’ve read that it can take a little while for them to discover it.* So, I remain hopeful and know that it will FULLY be my favorite thing once the hummingbirds start frequenting my backyard.


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Katie is a born and raised Midwesterner. She graduated from college at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in December of 2008. After college she decided to take a leap of faith and moved to Houston in April of 2009. A month later she met her husband David at her apartment complex swimming pool, and I guess you could say the rest is history. She now resides in Katy, TX with her husband David and their two children Avery {December 2014} and Myles {April 2017}, and will be welcoming another little boy this fall. Before kids, Katie had a career working in Commercial Real Estate, but once her daughter was born she figured out quickly that being a stay-at-home mom was something that she was destined to do. Her passions include in no particular order :: drinking coffee, collecting jewelry, fashion, fitness, cooking, politics, and crime/detective related Netflix series. In her free time you can catch her spending time with family and friends, drinking a glass of red wine, watching sports with her husband, trying out the latest hot spot restaurant, traveling, laughing, and not taking life too seriously.

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