Friday Favorites + Birthday Weekend

Friday, August 12, 2016

Can I get a hell yea for Friday?!


Not only is it almost the weekend, but it's my birthday weekend at that! 

I love birthdays, and the fact that mine is tomorrow has put me in a good mood all week!
We don't have any huge plans, except to spend the day BABY FREE!
Don't get me wrong, I love my kiddos something fierce, but Mama needs a break badly.
So we'll call this weekend a little birthday staycation.

Without further ado, here are a few of my favorite things this week! 

Halloween at Old Navy // I was checking out the new arrivals for baby stuff at Old Navy and came across some Halloween goodies like this onesie and this super cute set! I can't wait until they get some of their toddler stuff! I know it's only August, but I am so excited for Fall. Chances are we will have two walkers this Halloween, and I am so excited for some matching outfits and coordinating costumes.


Hot Pink Pedi's for August // I may or may not have spent nap time the other day with my cup of coffee on the bathroom floor painting my toes. Sometime's you gotta do what you gotta do. OPI's "charged up cherry" is my all time favorite hot pink shade for summer. I might even be an overachiever and try to paint my fingernails for this weekend to match my toes, because no kids.

Fish Taco Recipe // I made these fish tacos for dinner the other night and they turned out amazing. The avocado sauce is perfect, and we subbed greek yogurt instead of sour cream. Delish.


Classic Dot Toddlers are my Cardio tank // I mean, could this be any more true? You can score this tank for 10% off until the end of today too! Just check out this post for the promo code.

Current Blog Obsession // I am obsessed with this blog right now. For the past 3 years I have either been pregnant or just had a baby, and my wardrobe needs a serious overhaul. I'm tired of feeling like a frumpy mommy and ready to add a little style back into my life. Julia from Gal meets Glam is total fashion inspiration. 

Follow along with my birthday weekend on Instagram stories!
@ncravinho

Sincerely,
Nicole

Easy Homemade Granola

Wednesday, August 10, 2016


I love granola.
Whether it's on top of my Greek yogurt or with some almond milk "cereal style," it's one of my favorite foods these days.
I've been trying to cut out excess sugar from my diet (boo), and store bought granola is not only full of it, but it's also pretty expensive too.

I've been wanting to make my own granola for a while now, and the other day I finally did it!
Obviously, I thought I would share it with all of you.


Here's the recipe for my super easy homemade granola:

3 cups of old fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup slivered almonds
1 tbsp ground cinnamon
3 tbsp of honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 tbsp grape seed oil

Combine everything in a bowl, spread it out on a baking sheet, and stick it in the oven on 350. Check on it after about 15 minutes, move it around, and stick it back in the oven for another 5-10 minutes (depending on how you like your granola).

I like to store mine in a Mason jar, and it stays good for quite a while (not that it'll last that long).

Sincerely,
Nicole


Temporarily Unplugged + Classic Dot Apparel

Monday, August 8, 2016

Yes, I am still here.
I know, it's been a few weeks of silence from me. Both here on the blog and on other forms of social media. About three weeks ago we went on a camping trip and I didn't get my phone out once for the entire weekend.
You guys, it felt so good. 
So good in fact that once we returned home I sort of unconsciously stayed unplugged.
Life has been busy lately, both with the kids and with different social engagements/commitments. 
This blog is a fun personal space for me, but instead of putting my free time/energy into it I've been focusing mainly on my shop Classic Dot.


I am so excited to share that we now carry apparel for babies, toddlers and moms too!

I'm constantly working on new designs and trying to get them from my head and into the shop as quickly as I can.

I would love for you to take a moment to check out the new products! I appreciate those of you who follow this blog so much, and I would love to share a little discount with you. From now until the end of the week use code PEARLS10 to get 10% off of any apparel in the shop!

Sincerely,
Nicole