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Summer Bucket List

Here we are, less than one month before school lets out for the year. This year has included a lot of soul-searching changes that have done nothing but drawn me closer to what matters the most. However, I am still beyond excited for a break and everything that summer brings with it. This summer is looking a little different than previous ones though. It’s filled with a lot more down time and I’m not complaining one bit. I want to be extremely intentional and make the most of my time though, since I feel really fortunate to have it. A bucket list seemed like the ideal thing to hold myself accountable. Slightly cheesy? Yes. Absolutely needed? Yes, yes, yes! I love lists and this one just had some more fun things added than normal. 😉 Here you are!

  1. Read at least 10 books. Why not?
  2. Get outside. This weather only lasts so long.
  3. Work out 4 times a week. Because. 
  4. Write snail mail. Who doesn’t love getting a card/letter in the mail?
  5. Give skin time to breathe. My normal routine, (Liquid, foundationcolor, conceal, eyelinermascara , lips) isn’t anything crazy but summer gives me an extra excuse to go without. 🙂
  6. Sunscreen. Wear it.
  7. Print out wedding pictures. Two years later is better than nothing.
  8. Try a new coffee shop. That sounds perfect right now. 
  9. Visit family during the week and throughout the day. I always want to do this while I’m working and can’t. 
  10.  Clean out closets. Leaves room for new things. 😉 

They are in no particular order and simple…but I love it that way. 🙂

Friday Favorites

Friday, Friday, Friday!

One.Shampoo/Conditioner

I bought this shampoo about a month ago. I wasn’t crazy about it at first but the last few days I have loved it! Maybe it’s the change in season but it has made my hair so soft!

Two.

Drumroll please…these dresses are from Costco and I loooooove them! I bought the cream color and plan on getting the blue one next week! 🙂 You can buy it here.

Three.My Summer Quinoa Salad!

Four.

I’m on the hunt for some books to read this summer. I read this one a few years ago and remember loving it. Has anyone read any books by this author or have any recommendations? I’m up for anything!

Five.

I’ve noticed a theme at a lot of baby showers lately. In leiu of bringing a card, the invite asks you to bring a baby book. I think it’s a really cute idea and have no idea why I haven’t shared some of my favorites before?! Here they are. 🙂 Happy Friday everyone!

We Are in a Book! (An Elephant and Piggie Book)
Ira Sleeps Over

The Kissing Hand Love You Forever

April 2017

whatsupwed1WUWquestions editWhere has the time gone?! I feel like these posts sneak up way too fast and I’m disbelief that it’s April already!

What we’re eating this week:My Lemon Bites and my Veggie Detox Bowl.

What I’m reminiscing about:When I used to juice and how I miss it! This is the juicer we have and it has been great! It’s also really inexpensive on Amazon, here!

What I’m loving:

Thieves Cleaner.

What we’ve been up to:

We bought a car! 

What I’m dreading:

Allergies. (I think that’s my answer every spring and fall!)

What I’m working on:

As I write this, I’m working on taking my time drinking this chai tea latte I’m sipping on and unwinding from the day. 😉 

What I’m excited about:

Next month I’ll be at Lucketts helping at Miss Mustard Seed’s (Marian’s) stand! If you’re local or not, come out and say hi! 🙂 

What I’m watching/reading:Has anyone watched Chesapeake Shores?!

Here’s the deal. One Saturday I was doing some light work and saw this on Netflix. It looked kind of like a Hallmark Christmas movie: Cheesy, yet cute. I started watching and got hooked. Over Easter, I told Eric I was so excited to have the day off and watch some of this, only to find out they took it off of Netflix!  Now I kind of want to buy the seasons and keep watching! 🙂 

Our small group is reading, Staying in Love by Andy Stanley. It’s an easy read and really inspirational. 🙂

What I’m listening to:

What I’m wearing:

This tee. I wear it when I layer shirts. I wear it by itself. I wear it all the time.

I also am also loving these two shirts. One. Two. You know where this shirt would be perfect?! A Mother’s Day Fiesta!

What I’m doing this weekend:

We are going on a date. 🙂

What I’m looking forward to next month:

That it’s one month closer to summer. I’m craving some sunshine and pool days!

What else is new:

Same old, same old and I am just fine with that!

Bonus Question: What’s your favorite spring/summer shoe?

I keep it so simple over the summer. A few years ago I bought sandals that are kind of like this. I just said this weekend how I keep going back to them and I should probably get rid of them. But they are my go-to’s and I’m just not ready quite yet! 😉 I also love my rainbows!

What’s Up Wednesday recaps:

What’s Up Wednesday: March

What’s Up Wednesday: February

What’s Up Wednesday: March

 What’s Up Wednesday: April

What’s Up Wednesday: May

What’s Up Wednesday: June

What’s Up Wednesday: July

What’s Up Wednesday: August

What’s Up Wednesday: September

What’s Up Wednesday: October

What’s Up Wednesday: November

Mother’s Day Fiesta

Via

Last year, we invited our Grandparents, Mom’s, Dad’s and sisters over for Mother’s Day. Theme and all. It was a Mother’s Day Fiesta and boy oh boy, was it fun to plan! We went heavy on food as the main focus (why not, right?!) and let the rest unfold as the day went on. We had margaritas, cornhole, and a lot of sunshine. We didn’t have many decorations. We kept it simple with flowers and a chalkboard that had the words, “Mother’s Day Fiesta”. A cute little banner drawing was right by it’s side as well. However, if we were to throw this party again, (and I really hope we do!) I would add some more decorations for an added touch.


I have loved so many showers, birthdays, weddings, etc. that I have gone to/thrown but it was impossible to capture all of them in just one post. 😉 Happy Tuesday and I hope you are a little inspired (and reminded) that Mother’s Day is just around the corner! xo

Friday Favorites

Woo it’s Friday! This weekend is packed! We have dinners, a baseball game with some friends, church, brunch, small group, etc. 🙂 I hope you had a great week and have some fun things planned this weekend! xo

One. 

The Loft had 50% off AND free shipping on Monday. Honestly, I know this is going to be a favorite! I love it! 🙂

Two.This blouse! It’s so soft and light weight! Pssst…they still have some sales going on! 🙂

Three.My Lemon Cheesecake! SO GOOD! End of story. 🙂

Four.Our pool is almost open and Costco’s beach towel’s just can’t be beat! They last years upon years and are huge! There’s definitely a bigger selection in stores than online!

Five.

This nail polish is perfect for spring!

Happy Weekend! (28 more days of school left?! Amen!)