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Hi friends! I can’t believe I have not posted since Monday. I’m sorry about that. Things have been a little crazy around here. Nothing really new has been happening, we have just been really busy this week and Ryan has been out of town so, you know. Busyness. Anyways…I wanted to pop in today to tell you about a few of our favorites this week!
This weekend was a whirlwind. Ryan was out of town Friday, and I swear it’s like my kids can feel when I’m greatly outnumbered. They went nuts. I won’t even get into how much poop and pee I cleaned off of our floor that day. TMI? Sorry. Anyways… Saturday was an entirely different story! They were great! We cleaned out the playroom and began the process of transforming the playroom into a playroom/my office. I dropped off nearly $600 worth of clothes and toys to be consigned which also felt amazing. I am so happy to be rid of all those clothes that have been taking up space in our house for way too long.
The last couple of days have been a whirlwind of excitement and changes. Some of our best friends welcomed a sweet baby girl into the world, Hampton went to his new classroom to meet his teacher and Weston had his nine month appointment! We also got some exciting news for Ryan that was really wonderful! It is a reminder of how blessed we truly are. Honestly, it’s easy to say that when things are going well, but things haven’t been sparkly and shiny, lately.
Our mornings are about to get a little bit busier when school starts next week. Hamp will start 3K and Sophie will start 2K. That means getting back on a schedule and not as much time in the mornings to get things done around the house. One of the first things I tend to cut out when we are in a hurry and on the go is my breakfast. I make sure the kids are dressed and fed and backpacks and lunch boxes are full, but I normally throw on something easy and skip breakfast. I have already started stocking up on on-the-go breakfasts for the next couple of weeks because I am determined to take a little better care of myself this year.
Hey guys! Well, it’s official! Another year has come and gone. I turned twenty-nine, yesterday! The last year of my twenties, and I intend to make it a good one! I celebrated in my favorite new Free People dress! I have held out all spring and summer for this beauty and finally took the plunge and bought it! I’m so glad I did because it is absolutely beautiful. It does run a little big (I’m wearing an XS) so size down one size. It is so comfortable and great for weddings, church or – birthdays!
Hey guys! Happy Friday!! So, it has been a while since I have written a Friday Favorites post, but I thought it would be fun to share some with you today! I know you guys are so tired of hearing about the #nsale and I promise you won’t for much longer because it is almost over. I feel equally happy and sad about that. Happy that my wallet won’t be tempted any longer, and sad that the deals with come to an end. Does anyone else feel the same way? Looking for a friend, here…
So, we will be doing a lot of celebrating this weekend because my nephew’s birthday party is this weekend and we will also be celebrating my birthday this weekend as a family! I am feeling very mixed emotions over my last year in my twenties, guys. It’s getting real up in here…real old. Oldie, but goodie, right? Okay, I’m done. On to the good stuff.
It’s hard to believe that it is already time to talk about going back to school! I can’t believe how fast the summer has flown by. We are excited about the new school year, but the feelings are very bittersweet. My Sophie girl will be going to 2K two days a week and Camp will be heading into 3K. I am excited about the extra time that it will allow me to get some work done during the week, but I always miss them when they are away. It was dogwood for Hampton last year, and I am praying big blessing for both of them this year. I can’t wait to watch them learn, grow and get so excited to show me what they made or colored every day! Those moments were so fun for us last year, and I can’t wait for Sophie to experience school for the first time.
Good morning and happy Friday! I love a short week after a holiday, don’t you? It has been really tough getting back into the swing of things this week, so I’m hoping I can get my act together this weekend! Although, we are going on vacation again this week, so who knows? I am really excited for the weekend and hopefully catching up on laundry and cleaning up after a crazy week so that we can go out of town again! Until then, here are some Friday Favorites and my June POPSUGAR Must Have Box review:
The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale begins THURSDAY!! Eeekk! If you aren’t already a cardholder or don’t have a clue what I’m talking about, read this post and apply for one TODAY because it’s the last day to get it in time for this year’s sale! I have been pouring over the catalogue and am already picking out some pieces for fall! I can’t. wait. We will actually be in Jacksonville for the first day of the early access sale, and I will definitely do a little try on session for y’all on Insta-stories so be sure to follow along on Instagram if you aren’t already!
Aveda sent me some products this week and I have been using the Be Curly like crazy! I have loved it because it doesn’t made my hair hard- like some gels do, and it isn’t too sticky. It is great for days that I want to give my hair a break from the heat.
One of my best friends moved to NYC last year and she came over for a visit yesterday! We had so much fun! She also has three kids three and under (in NYC!! Supermom!). I really enjoyed catching up with her. It’s great having a friend who 100% gets what you’re going through. haha
You may notice my tabs changing over the weekend. I am excited to change things up a bit and hopefully help you guys find things a lot easier! I will give you a little tour once I’m finished on my Insta-Stories, so be on the lookout!
FIVE. (I was sent this box to review. Get $5 with code SHOP5)
My POPSUGAR Must Have box came in the mail this week! It was such a good one, and I swear, it’s like they know when I am going on vacation. I will be loading up this box to take with me to the beach the week. Here are the items in the June POPSUGAR Must Have Box:
Captain Blankenship Mermaid Sea Salt Hair Spray // Aloha Collection Mid-size Ocean Coco Palms Pouch // Starbucks Frappuccino Coffee Drink // Belgian Boys Mini Cookie Stash // Billabong Aloha Trucker Hat // NCLA So Rich – Mermaid Tears (cuticle oil) // The Seven Husband’s of Evelyn Hugo Novel // MERI MERI Blue and White Party Straws
Top (my favorite right now)
Seriously, it’s like a beach vacay in a box. I am in love with the hat! It is so adorable and perfect for the summertime. I am also excited to take the wet bag with me to the beach and to leave it in my pool bag at home! I know we will get a lot of use out of it. I am really excited to try the sea salt spray because y’all know how crazy my hair can be – especially in the salty air.
As I prepare for the Nordstrom Sale, I want to know what you guys want to see! Round ups? Styled posts? Holiday gift guides, beauty products? Let me know and I’ll add it to my calendar! Have a great weekend!
Today is such a Monday. We had the best Father’s Day weekend, but like most weekends, we were pretty busy running all over and we are now all getting sick…days before we leave for the beach. Did you notice my man-like voice in my instal-stories last night? I was definitely singing base at church yesterday. I feel like this happens every time we try to go on vacation. It never fails. We either get sick right before or during our trips. So, I will be loading up on orange juice and bananas over the next few days and praying this sickness away!