Happy Friday, friends! Today the weather is crummy here, but I'm excited for a day off! Here are highlights of the week!


Ya know every once in a while, you just have to treat yourself? We were at the mall last week and I walked in to Altar'd State and saw this cardigan (which isn't on their website that I could see). With the lace detail, I just had to splurge. I rarely buy things at full price (besides LuLaRoe), so this was a fun little treat. I think it will be a great piece for spring!

I received this dress free in exchange for my review. This post contains affiliate links. All opinions are my own.

So right off the bat I have to say that this dress has me feeling like a 1950s lady. I had a friend comment that it looks like I'm straight out of the movie Pleasantville, and I couldn't agree more. From the dress's fit to the polka dots to the bag, I felt all classy.

Welcome to another month of $10 at Target! Each month some lovely ladies and I hop over to the land of the red bulls eye with $10 in hand and see what we can find. It's always an adventure! In usual fashion, I'll start off with what I didn't buy:
TGIF!  We're in for a great weekend, I hope! Temps are supposed to be in the high 60s which is unheard of for Iowa at this time of year. We had a great week! Here are the highlights:


We made Valentine boxes for the boys. Wesley wanted Elsa (of course) and Henry wanted a Minecraft Enderman. I think they turned out well!

I didn't make any home made Valentines this year, but the slime Valentines I got from the Target dollar spot were a huge hit!

Having little ones, it's truly hard to decorate. Anything I put out usually gets picked up and taken somewhere else. I know it's just a stage, but I really miss having some decor in our living room. I've seen some really pretty trays, so I decided to decorate one myself to fill my crafting itch and make something the boys can't bother too much.

One fun thing I've had in my craft stash for years is an old dictionary. I've decorated a few things with it including a bust that I keep my necklaces on and some other home decor. I got the tray, paint, and Mod Podge at Target's craft section.

First, I gave the tray two coats of paint. Looking at the final result, I think it could have used three coats because it was a little streaky still at the finish.

After allowing the tray to dry, I cut a heart out from one of the dictionary pages. It's always fun to read the definitions and see what words they decided to illustrate on the margins.

Next, I put a coat of Mod Podge down on the tray and placed the heart where I wanted it to go.

I topped the heart with more Mod Podge, smoothed it out the best I could, and let it dry.

The end result definitely has a DIY look to it, but I like it. As I sit here and write this post, the tray already has a toy in it, but that's kind of a given around here. I know the tray will get lots of use and add a pop of color to my home!

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