Story time crafts! These two cousins have had fun together this week! I think their Mom’s may need a nap though.
A stuffed spinach red pepper chicken for a fancier dinner.
My binge watch show of the summer, while I work from home.
Dealing with humidity hair = every summer in the south.
Caring for my current favorite house plant.
Simple summer craft projects like a rainbow pocket and a popsicle house are on our list for rainy day crafts.
A donut party sounds like the perfect idea for a sleepover birthday party!
Preventing wrinkles when packing for trips and events.
J and I have been working through the book list his teacher gave him in his summer packet. Yoko Learns to Read is my absolute favorite so far.
We’ve been doggy sitting all week! I think that A would be perfectly content with a dog sleeping at the end of his bed always. This third week of summer has included VBS in the morning and swim lessons in the afternoon. My boys are still waking up at 6:30 a.m. so I just don’t think any amount of activity will convince them to sleep in, ha! The boys passed their swim test, so they now get to move up to the next level swim class! This was their goal for swimming, so they were all pumped! It includes swimming the length of an Olympic size pool without stopping, so it’s quite a feat! This weekend we are planning to get in some free play pool time, test out J’s new bike, and celebrate Father’s Day!
Bees are totally genius, another reason to fear them.
The perfect exhibit to take J. And then maybe a Braves game. 🙂
I’m starting a must eat dessert list for our Disney trip. The mermaid cupcake is high on that list.
Career advice…my favorite is “your path is your own.” So true!
The anime series I have on my birthday list.
Perfect hoop earrings.
Missing the beach already!
Here are some of my favorites of the week!
I’ve got this book on my list when A reads through all of The Mysterious Benedict Society series.
Balance. An important part of summer learning.
These sunglasses. And I’ve got this podcast on my listening list for our Texas road trip.
I added a whole bunch of books to my reading list after talking to my Mom this week.
I’ve been trying to figure out my game plan for packing for a trip where we have to switch hotels a bunch, then I saw this genius packing tip.
And I’m thinking about getting the boys Citiline Roka slip-ons for our fall Disney trip.
A painted terracotta planter project to do with the boys.
And finally, a steak and noodle salad is on my list for summer dinners.
Perfect sunset. ?
J is so excited about the Christopher Robin movie! I’m going to be sad the day he doesn’t love Winnie the Pooh as much as he does now.
Proxemics in action. Also known as why people get offended that I have a bigger personal space bubble than they do.
Key lime pie was created by a ghost?? The key lime pie from Marlin Grill has been my favorite so far in Destin, but no worries I will try more!
Beach waves…also known as me being lazy and not doing my hair all summer. Kind of like this…
And I’m all about summer tops right now, so I’m going to search out this one while I’m at Nordstrom in July.
And finally, this y’all:
J holding his cousin’s hand so she doesn’t run and slip while she’s walking is my absolute favorite thing of the week.
We are officially on summer break! That means for two whole months there are no lunches to be prepped, no morning rush, no car line, staying up late, sleeping in, and lots of cousin time. The boys are pumped and I’m just glad that I get to join in on the fun! Right now we are catching up on Battle Bots and Pokemon episodes and I’m still binge watching Chef’s Table episodes after the boys go to bed. And now on to some of our favorites from the week!
I honestly need to stop collecting lip balms…it’s a problem!
Tips for getting kids to smile in photos….my favorite is to quickly grab a camera snap three pictures and hope for the best because they’re done after that, ha!
A colorful office tour that I love.
A hair mask to counteract my hair dryness due to the pool and sun.
A book that essentially tells you to look on the bright side.
Why you’re hungry at eleven, also known as why I eat second breakfast.
Cotton candy smoothies because, summer!
Things to do in Waco, to add to my Texas trip travel list.
And finally, creating a summer capsule wardrobe. Which honestly is just wishful thinking on my part. Expect to see me on mostly Athleta shorts and Madewell tees all summer.
Last field trip of Kindergarten with this kiddo! Can’t believe we are one week from summer break!
This was by far my favorite Mother’s Day card of the week:
The beauty essentials of summer. I’m adding this lip balm, and highlighter to the list.
My best dinner of the week. We had ours with quinoa and broccoli and the boys ate it up!
The float of the summer is a narwhal, and it is awesome.
I choose you, anti-aging food! Obviously I’ve been watching too much after school Pokemon with the boys.
LLaid back waves, perfect for summer.
OMG I found my shopping spot for my niece for her birthday.
Spring trends to try.
Some of the boys favorite things to do at Disney aren’t the rides.
While the boys are still in school, I’m working from home. I’ve got Chef’s Table on repeat in the background and the episode on Cristina Tossi’s Milk Bar is my favorite!
And finally, a no bake key lime pie to make with the boys.
Friday favorites featuring two of my favorite people in the whole world, A and my Mom. My Mom is just awesome, plain and simple. She works full time, has kept the boys two afternoons a week since they were babies, taught me how to study, how to shop, and most importantly taught me how to be a good person, teacher, and Mama.
So along with two of my favorite people here are some of my favorites of the week:
A city guide to one of our favorite quick trips: Nashville.
The most colorful book of colorful paper projects, J would love this!
The best way to sculpt and tone.
A better bedtime routine.
The best investments for your home.
Spring date night details.
The best way to get hydrated skin, helpful for my seriously dry skin…apparently even in summer.
Two things to make you laugh, balance is a four letter word and the best dance-off of the week.
Finally, feels like summer.
This week I helped host an alumni event…
Had my last class in our building before it gets renovated…
Picked up this bag for our summer travels…
And some decorations for Cinco de Mayo…
I also stopped at Whole Foods and stocked up the fridge:
And chaperoned J’s field day:
And finally finished all of my grading and exams for the semester, so I started out today by making a long list of what I need to accomplish to get my summer course completed, and start prepping another course for next Spring. In addition to all of that here are a few more favorites of the week:
Coffee cake to make with the boys this summer.
A fancier ponytail.
Summer slow cooker meals.
An otter shames a Jaguar.
Triple coconut pie.
White top + jeans.
Transforming a patio chair.
A light filled home.
What a week! We’re headed for a spring camp-out this weekend, and I’m hoping all the rain we’ve had will pull down the massive amount of pollen that’s been floating through the air. And no, I’m not staying to camp. I learned my lesson, and I only camp in the winter, or at the beach. Or in a condo. Oh, and that little tree behind A is our new maple. After a few short hours of digging on Saturday last week, we planted it! I’m excited for its little leafy bits of shade for the boys to relax under this summer. With the amount of rain we’ve had, the tree will be full grown by fall! Not really. But it’s a lovely addition to our backyard!
I’m currently working on our road trip items for the summer, sticker books, this kit, and some of these books are on my list.
I’ve started doing a daily yoga routine to deal with my restless leg syndrome, that seems to be getting worse as I get older.
These heels are everything! Thinking about adding them to my birthday list.
Last year, the baby tigers at Animal Kingdom were not out yet, so they boys are so excited to see them this year!
An apple streusel bread to make for breakfast.
The proper order to put on skincare. I honestly have never done this, and it does make a huge difference!
And finally, B and I both realized that we are definitely at this age (and have been there awhile):
Headed to a T-Ball game!
1. The most important questions in the Meyer-Briggs test.
2. Like a breath of fresh air, peaceful and colorful.
3. Kauai on our family vacation bucket list.
4. Stock or broth? What’s the difference?
5. Planter craft project for this summer.
6. Pretty in pink.
7. Trying these sunbutter cookies out to see if they match my old peanut butter favorites.
8. Great tips for continuing home organization.
9. The pancakes we made for Sunday dinner last week. They’re so fluffy!
10. Loving these pieces from Target!