Friday, May 18, 2018

Friday Favorites {5.18.18}

Happy Friday! Today is going to be a super fun day, the girls' preschool put on a fun fair every year and it's today. There are TONS of carnival games, bouncy house, a train and more! We can't wait to get our fun on!

But back to my favorites of the week - here they are

{ONE} - Ella's Pre-K Graduation

Ella graduated pre-k on Wednesday and now is officially a Kindergartner! (insert extremely sad face here) while I am loving watching her grow and thrive, I am really sad about her not being with me everyday. She is my little sidekick and I'm just going to miss her! Thank God I still have Avery with me!

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{TWO} - Avery's 3yr preschool Graduation

Speaking of Miss A - she "graduated" from 3yr preschool yesterday and she was just the cutest thing ever!! She sang the loudest and put on quite the show!!

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{THREE} - Girl Chat

In case you missed it, yesterday our Girl Chat linkup was all about A Day in the Life - you can read mine here. I LOVE reading these posts so much!!

{FOUR} - New Leggings

I took a chance this week on these leggings from Amazon (they were on a lightning deal for $11!!) and they are AWESOME!! Even without the lightning deal they are a good price point! They are completely opaque and sooo comfy, and no problems in the crotch area if you know what I mean

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You can find them here!

{FIVE} -  New Tumbler

I have been buying so many of the deals I post in my group! Another one was this super fun insulated tumbler. I chose the rose gold color because it's so pretty!

I hope you all have a great weekend! I'm off to go have the best day with my favorite girls!

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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Girl Chat {May}

I cannot believe we are already at May's Girl Chat linkup! Time is flyyyyying. This month is a good one for all you nosy people out there (don't worry, I'm in that category as well😜) - we're sharing A Day in the Life - and here's mine!

I documented this past Tuesday, May 15th,

6:00am - Wake up, bathroom, change into workout clothes and head to the basement to workout. Today was a video day which meant I did a total body workout with weights (every other day I run) - I'm not gonna lie, it was hard for me to get up because I went to bed really late, and I even let myself sleep in!

6:45am - Make coffee, have breakfast and work on my FB groups

7:30am - Make sure all the kids are up, help Avery with brushing her teeth and tell Ella for the 20th time to get out of bed

7:45am - Kids are eating breakfast, everyone something different (awesome)

8:25am - Take Brayden to the bus stop and give him a big hug & kiss!

8:30-8:45am - I quickly get myself ready (literally brush my teeth & hair and put on minimal makeup) and then head out the door to take Avery to preschool - the girls each get to hit the button to open the doors on their school days, so today was Averys turn!


9:15-9:45am - I take Ella to speech which is actually at Brayden's school

10:00-11:00am - Go to Target to pick up some end of year teacher gifts, a birthday gift for my nephew and of course browse the many items I shouldn't buy

11:30am - Avery gets out of school and we play at the park for a little until poor Avery got hurt, so we had to leave


12:30-2:30pm - We all eat lunch then head outside for playtime for the girls and planting for me.

2:30-3:00pm - Fold & put away laundry that was done 2 days ago (while watching Teen Mom LOL)

3:10-4:00pm- Brayden gets home, I get all the kids a snack then pick up the kitchen

4:00-5:00pm- Brayden's friend comes over to play and I hang out with the girls

5:00-:6:00pm - Make dinner & eat - it's Taco Tuesday so 2/3 kids eat very well!!

6:00-7:30pm - Clean up dinner, run the dishwasher, go on a family bike ride (even the dog comes with)

7:30-8:15pm - Bedtime (it's a no bath/shower night so it's pretty easy)

8:15-10:00pm - I shower, then me and Rick hang out and watch some shows then it's time for bed!

And that's what a typical day looks like! Although now that it's summer and Brayden has weeknight baseball games our bedtimes will be pushed back but that's the fun of summer, right?!?!

I can't wait to take a peak into everyone's day, these are my favorite posts!!!

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Monday, May 14, 2018

Weekly Recap + Mother's Day 2018

Last week was filled with lots of fun mixed in with a whole lot of not sleeping - which I'll get to in a minute.

First, we started the week out with celebrating Miss A's 4th birthday in her preschool class (she doesn't turn 4 until August but school is ending this week) It was SO cute to see her getting all of the attention and she didn't hate it one bit.


We went to Brayden's school at night for the 2nd grade musical "Hats" and they all did such a good job!! It's so surreal sometimes as I sit and watch these things, in some ways it feels like I was just in elementary school up there singing, definitely one of those full circle moments!

Wednesday I had arranged for my Mom to watch the girls so I could surprise Brayden with our very first skip day (I read about this from another blogger) - it was just what the dr ordered too because he had been seeming like he needed some 1 on 1 time. He was so excited! (after he was confused as to why I was there LOL) - We headed to mini golf where he totally kicked my butt then had some ice cream, well actually I had a dole whip because they actually sell them there, and then we headed to an inside arcade. It was the perfect afternoon spent with my favorite boy!!


such a boy!!


Wednesday night the girls actually went on a date with Rick to dinner - they had requested McDonald's so that's where he took them but I had to crack up because they both put on fancy dresses and wanted a little makeup on, haha!

Thursday we ran errands and that was the night that Avery woke up croup coughing around midnight. I spent pretty much half the night bringing her in the bathroom for a steamy shower then laying with her to make sure she was ok. Friday morning she seemed totally better (gotta love how croup only hits in the middle of the night!!) 

Friday was spent playing outside and cleaning for Saturday and then again in the middle of the night Avery's croup came back with a vengeance so it was another looooong night of not a lot of sleep.

Saturday Brayden's baseball game was cancelled which gave us some extra time in the morning to hang out and then around noon my Mom came over and my sister/BIL/nephew shortly after. We played outside for a while then ate a super yummy meal. We had a great time hanging out and my Mom loved her gifts and she spoiled me and my sister with gifts too! When they left we visited my MIL and gave her some gifts before heading home and calling it a night.

Saturday night I thought all would be ok with Avery since she had 2 nights of croup and usually that's the max but nope, her croup cough turned into a regular cough which was keeping her up all night and at one point I went to check on her and she was sitting up in bed coughing then threw up everywhere - Rick took her blankets and started the wash while I cleaned up more throw up that landed on the floor. I realized then she also spiked a high fever so I gave her some tylenol then slept in bed with her. It was another looooooooong night.

Sunday our plans were up in the air since Avery was still not feeling so good. The kids showered me with gifts and I loved every single one. Rick picked up a yummy breakfast and after we ate Avery seemed a little better so we headed to the nursery for some flowers and veggie plants, picked up my rental car since my car is finally getting fixed this week, then headed out for mexican food because that's all I wanted. Once we got home the weather was finally starting to look nice but I couldn't do anything but lay down. After 3 nights in a row of no sleep this Mama was TIRED. I think I took an almost 2 hour nap and I still woke up exhausted! We went for a walk around the neighborhood then home for some food and ice cream and ended our night watching The Sandlot 2 at Brayden's request.


After the kids finally got to bed, the hubs and I enjoyed a glass of wine before I hit the hay. How was your weekend?

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Friday, May 11, 2018

Friday Favorites {5.11.18}

This week seemed to fly by! I can't believe we're at Friday already, but hey, you won't catch me complaining!!

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Here's some favorites for the week!

{ONE} - New purse!!

I've been looking for a new cognac crossbody for a while now and while browsing Target yesterday I saw this one, I really liked it then saw it was on sale so that sold me!

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{TWO} - Magnolia 

I bought this magnolia tree from Walmart a few years ago for $5. It has never bloomed fully yet but each year it has more blooms than the previous, so I'm still holding out hope for it. Seeing those few blooms is a favorite!

{THREE} - Brayden's Musical

Oh my goodness, this was the highlight of my week! Seeing the entire 2nd grade class perform their musical, Hats. I remember doing musicals like this when I was little and Brayden hasn't had one yet so I was ecstatic when the note came home for this one!

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Avery's face cracks me up!!

{FOUR} - Minnie Tee

While browsing online at Target, I saw this tee - I think I need it!!

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{FIVE} - MMM Sale

Did anyone else shop the huge MMM sale this Tuesday??! I scored 4 new hoodies and 2 tees and I wanted so much more but it was literally falling out of my cart within seconds due to the crazy demand!! If you don't own their double hoods, I'm here to tell you that yes, they are worth the money, but try to buy on a sale! They do huge sales twice a year and then random flash sales all the time so you can follow them on IG or FB to see when those are!

Or you can join my group and I'll be sure to let you know when the sales are happening :)

Here's some I already have, and now my collection has doubled!

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And that's a wrap for the week!! We have a full weekend filled with baseball and family time! I hope our weather turns around because right now it doesn't look so good and this Mama had her hopes up of dining outside on Mother's Day

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Beach Bag Essentials

Happy Wednesday!!  The weather is warming up and pretty soon it will be swimming time! Today I'm talking all about the beach/pool bag

Bag - well yeah, you first need a good bag! I like ones that are mesh with lots of pockets!

Sunscreen - I always keep one in my beach/pool bag and one at home. Blue Lizard is what I've been using for the kids but I really don't have a favorite for myself, any suggestions??

Brush - I always have a wet brush handy in my beach/pool bag! The best for detangling hair!

Towels - yep, these are obviously needed!!

Hair Ties - you can never be without hair ties!

Water bottle - I always try and drink lots of water, and being at the pool or beach is when you really need to hydrate! And how awesome is this Contigo Auto Chill?! Keeps your drink cold up to 28 hours!!

Sunglasses - it's always good to keep an extra pair in the bag, just in case!

So what's in your beach bag??

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Monday, May 7, 2018

Weekly Recap {5.7.18}

We had the kind of weekend that really made us dread Monday!! The weather was perfection and we had tons of family time mixed with friend/fun time.

Before the weekend, we had a pretty low key fun week with lots of time spent outside

We had a couple picnics in the backyard which the girls loved

We had the Science Fair/Open House at Brayden's school. We were so proud of him for wanting to do the science fair this year and we had fun working on it with him!

 Ella was loving on Max like always

We spent lots of time at the park and Miss A wanted to wear big brothers baseball helmet and I must say, she looked CUUUUUUTE!!!

We got Ella & Brayden new bikes but only Ella would oblige for a picture

The weekend was filled with lots of baseball, Brayden had 2 games and a practice, we went to my SIL's Cinco de Derby party but didn't take 1 picture, then went and hung out with our friends and let the kids play until they were tired - Sunday was spent being super productive. I did TONS of yard work, Rick got stuff done he's been trying to find time for and the kids played outside pretty much all day! They begged me to bust out the water balloons so I did

We grilled steaks for dinner and ate outside, which was so nice! I played catch with Brayden for a while then it was inside to relax since we really didn't do much of that during the day.

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