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!
Late night TBall practice.
I’m posting pretty late tonight, it’s been a crazy week! Here are a few of my favorites…
1. Boredom. It’s a good thing.
2. The fruits and veggies of spring.
3. White jeans and blue.
4. Piping hot potatoes.
5. Useful house plants.
6. Organizing with ease.
Spring Break is coming to a close, and the boys are excitedly looking forward to Easter and all things Spring and Summer. I’m trying not to go into complete panic mode about all the things I have to do at the end of the semester and to prep for my summer online course.
1. Boredom, it’s a good thing.
2. The best uses for canned tomatoes.
3. Mini chicken pot pies.
4. Packing success!
5. A spacious and airy living room.
6. Khaki + jewel tones = lovely.
7. Summer red slides.
8. A quirky gazelle pot for J’s new little plant for his room.
9. How technology changes how we communicate with each other.
It’s the Friday before spring break! We’ve got painters coming tomorrow to paint three rooms, including J’s. I’ve got his room re-do almost all planned out, and it’s probably what I’ll spend a good part of the weekend working on after it’s painted. J is most excited to get to spend the night in A’s room on Friday.
Here are my two of my inspirations for the study and J’s room:
I’m ready for a week of not answering emails while I’m drying hair:
We’ve had yet another cold snap, so I brought in my tulips and daffodils:
Thanks a lot…Toby:
Finally, made this pork tenderloin on Wednesday and it was super tasty:
Afternoon spelling practice spot.
1. You can catch stress. We were just talking about this in my communication foundations course!
2. With the beginning of our yearly road trips in sight, I’ve picked up puzzles, a screen time free activity set, koala neck supporters, and lap desks for the road.
5. I love the clean scents from southern firefly.
6. Eyeshadow layering.
7. Pizza bread takes me back to one of my favorite college dinners.
9. Ideas to shake up my breakfast routine.
10. Flowering trees to look at from afar.
11. The benefits of weight training.
12. Classic ruffles for Spring.