Friday, June 23, 2017

Friday Favorites {6.23.17}

Happy Friday! We've been having a great week and I hope that only continues into the weekend! Tonight we have no plans, I'll be hanging at home with the kiddos while the hubs is golfing with some friends and tomorrow is Brayden's last baseball game of the season! I would normally be sad because I love watching him play baseball, but he just decided he wanted to do Fall ball instead of Fall soccer so we'll be back at the ball fields in a couple months!

Anyway, on to my favorites of the week:

{ONE} - Etsy Shop

While scouring through Etsy for a new necklace, I cam across this shop, specifically this necklace that I did a double take on. Isn't it SO cute!! I think this would make a great gift!

Chicago Cubs Necklace - World Series 2016 - MLB Baseball - Gift For Her - Hand Stamped Jewelry - Cubs Fan - Cubbies

{TWO} - Link up

I actually remembered to link up for the Remembering the Little Things on Wednesday. If you missed it,  you can read it here. I love this link up and hope to participate more!

{THREE} - Favorite New Bowls

I mentioned these bowls the other day, but they are such a favorite they need mention again. Have you guys seen these?? We are obsessed. We have the cereal bowls, the little snack bowls and the plates.

{FOUR} - Favorite Reads of the Week

Lindsay posted about Red, White & Blue Jell-O Shots that look amaaaaaaaaaaazing!


Stefanie posted about an awesome sensory activity. I am totally doing this for my girls!!

The Flower Garden Sensory Bin

{FIVE}-Favorite funnies of the week

This seriously made me laugh out loud! It's sad but true


35 Funny Quotes of the Month #Funny #Quotes


36 Funny Quotes And Sayings

Happy Weekend! After Brayden's last day of camp, we're heading to Ikea, pray for me! :)

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Remembering The Little Things {June 2017}

Happy Wednesday!! I'm excited to participate in the Remembering The Little Things link up this month with Leslie and Jen- it makes for such a fun and sentimental post that I'm sure to look back on and smile one day!!

Here's some little moments I never want to forget.....

//How Brayden still asks me to lay with him and tickle his back every night before bed

//How Ella asks for 10 kisses on her face at bedtime with the 10th one being on her little nose, then we follow with Eskimo kisses

//How Avery wakes up every morning (and every nap) and says in the cutest little voice "Is it morning time?"

//How Ella & Avery play "sleepover" and Ella will set out these play mats we have as their sleeping bags and put pillows down. Then they go under a blanket and literally lay there for at least 15 minutes

//How Brayden literally belts out songs while he's in the shower. I'm so glad I've snuck in there before and videotaped him, because

//How Avery sings along to You're Welcome from the Moana soundtrack and at the very end shouts "YOU'RE WELCOME!!"

//How Ella writes me little notes inside a post it, then folds it up like an envelope and leaves it for me. Seriously, I think I have 80 of them :) She's also on this new kick of hanging up her little drawings. If there is paper around, this girl will draw on it.

//How Brayden picks out a stuffed animal to sleep with every night and he usually asks for my input

//How the kids really just love being with us - I know this is not going to last forever and I am soaking it up.

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Weekly Recap {6.19.17}

Oh Monday, you came too quick! Why can't there be 3 days in the weekend? Maybe one day, ha!

We had a really fun week! Monday I took the kids to the Shedd Aquarium with my Mom and we had so much fun! I hadn't been since Brayden was 1 so it was long overdue!


Tuesday Brayden had a camp at our local semi-professional baseball league's field. We did this last year and again it was like 90+ degrees and I felt so bad for him but he actually had so much fun and didn't even complain about the heat (which is crazy)

Wednesday I had to do some things around the house that I've been neglecting (I'm such a terrible housewife in the summertime!!) I laid out tons of white paper and had the kids doddle while I cleaned and then I doodled with them for a while.

Brayden got a creative idea to trace his legs and arms then draw his body/head and put together a flat Brayden. It took him a good amount of time and there was actually some peace in the house LOL

Thursday we had a playdate with some friends at a local library that is pretty much like a museum. They have an actual giant slide inside the kids area! A giant light bright board, tons of pretend play stuff, and so much more! Best of all they have booths you can sit at and eat your lunch while watching your kids play. I love this library!


Brayden worked on some legos later in the day

The hubs came home to me and Miss A laying together - I love her cuddles so much!!

Friday I promised Ella I would take her to one of her favorite parks. She has been wanting to master their little monkey bars and she did it! And she did the big ones too! My girl is so determined and I love that about her.

We also found a little caterpillar and Brayden become super attached. He was practically crying when we had to leave him. I love his soft, sensitive side!

Saturday morning we were back at the ball field (3rd game of the week!) I was able to snap some super cute pics of everyone in our matching shirts too!


We went swimming at my in laws after the game and later on we watched A Dog's Purpose, which was sooooo good I was pretty much crying non stop (both happy and sad tears!) 

 The kids love eating their snacks out of their new favorite bowls!

I also stayed up to watch Patriots Day which was really good. I finally called it a night around 1am which is SO late for me but I took advantage of not being tired (and paid for it the next day)

Sunday we were up and I made a giant breakfast then Ella wanted to go out and try out the new bubble machine I got.

We gave the hubs his presents and we were dying because Ella took it upon herself to wrap (more like put in a gift bag) some random stuff that morning. She also helped Avery "wrap" a gift. Avery gave Rick a pair of ballet shoes and Ella gave him a nerf gun and a pretend screw driver that goes to one of her toys. It was hilarious to say the least!!!

We spent the afternoon at my in laws then came home to relax.

This week Brayden has S.T.E.M. camp every day so me and the girls will get some quality time in!

How was your weekend?


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Friday, June 16, 2017

Friday Favorites {6.16.17}

Woohoo for Friday!! I'm not sure why but this felt like a super long week and I'm ready for the weekend!

I mentioned the other day that I'll most likely be cutting blogging down to 3 x's a week, MWF except for the days of our monthly Girl Chat and any other fun link ups I take part in. I just think that is going to work much better for me since I can already tell this Summer is going to be filled with lots of fun!!

Ok on to my favorites!!


Earlier in the week I shared some of my favorite Costco items - if you missed it, you can read it here. Costco is awesome, isn't it!?!


Eating a salad that I made with the lettuce from my garden is definitely a favorite of mine!! I can't wait for the other stuff to start coming in!


I am so excited that Differin is now being sold over the counter!! I use to use this way back in the day then stopped - I can't really remember why, maybe it was when I got pregnant with Brayden, who knows, anyway, I plan to pick it up over the weekend and can't wait to use it! Anyone else use this?

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Scoring deals is one of my favorite things ever, I did start a Facebook group all about it after all :)

Anyway, I was so pumped when I scored these Sorel winter boots for $18!!!!!! I love them and can't wait to rock them this winter

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Although I don't have time for either kind of triathlon right now in this season of my life, this still made me giggle

Give me all the tacos!!!!

Hahahaha this is a sign summer is in full swing! #justputyourshoeson #stoptouchingeachother

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I hope you all have a great weekend! Ours is pretty low key and our weather is suppose to be yucky, here's to hoping that turns around!

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Costco Favorites

Happy Hump Day!

<I think now that summer is in full swing over here my blogging is going to go down to 3 days a week. I'm liking Monday, Wednesday & Friday. So there's your PSA on why you might be seeing some silence around here :) I really want to soak up this summer with my kiddos!>

I know I'm not alone when I say I love Costco. I mean, the place has seriously everything and every time I walk in, I want it all. Since that doesn't happen, I stick with my tried and true favorites with the occasional extra splurge (have you seen their women's clothing? Some of it is so awesome!!)

Anyway, today I'm sharing most of my favorites, I'm sure I missed a few but this is a pretty good list!

Kirkland Cashew Clusters - These are so amazing but the only problem is I want to eat way more than the serving size!

Annie's Mac N Cheese - This is now the only mac n cheese my kids like. They will have Kraft but they looooooooove this stuff (so do I!!)

Sanders Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramels - Do I even need to go on??? These are mouthwatering good!

Kirkland Organic Apple Sauce Pouches - Avery has been eating these since she was a baby and she still loves them! They always come in handy to have.

Snappers Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Pretzels - Are you seeing a theme here?? Mama loves her dark chocolate + sea salt!

Kirkland Granola Bars - You get 60 of these for $10 and my kids love them. Great to have around or keep in my purse when someone is asking for a snack (because someone is always asking for a snack)

 Nature's Bakery Fig Bars - My sister got me hooked on these! You get 6 boxes inside a giant box and there are 3 flavors; apple, raspberry and blueberry. These are one of my go to snacks

Alexia Sweet Potato Fries - My SIL mentioned they get these because it's so much easier than peeling and cutting and on my next trip I grabbed them! They are so tasty and I pair them as my side for dinner all the time. I'm still trying to get the kids on board with them though

Kirkland Organic Greek Yogurt - This is a must have in our house all the time. I love plain Greek yogurt, I could eat alone but most of the time I add it in our smoothies or mix some honey and fresh fruit in it. I also substitute it for anything that calls for sour cream or mayo and I can never tell the difference!

We also love getting the kids' Goldfish, Laughing Cow Cheese, Salads, Fruit, and Frozen Pizza there too!

What's on your must have list from Costco??? 


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