Friday, September 22, 2017

Friday Favorites - Happy FALL!

Happy Friday, friends!

Erika, Narci and I are back sharing our FAVORITES today and we'd love for you to join in!  Link back to one (or all!) of us and add your link at the bottom of this post!

The top of my FAVORITES list this week is this picture that I snapped on Monday night while we were at dinner with Dave's family.  Dave's grandmothers are 96 and 95 and incredibly lovely women.  We are so grateful that our kids get to spend time with them on a pretty regular basis.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Apple Crisp

I'm doing everything I can to somehow get fall to arrive by sheer will power ;)  I'm lighting Fall candles, getting out the pumpkin decorations and baking ALLLLL the Fall things.  

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Three Things - September

Today I thought I'd share "three things" about each of us and I snapped a few pictures of the kids after school.  I love them because they really do sum each of them up... 

Luke - still in his uniform, getting whatever homework he didn't finish at school complete
Mason - stripped down to his underwear, wrapped in a blanket, still recovering from being asleep on the car ride home
Griffin - uniform in the washer, outfit of choice OR princess dress on, animatedly telling all of us EVERYTHING that happened at school that day 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Weekend Recap - Blue and Gold Edition

This weekend was an absolute blast - but I feel like we crammed about 3 days worth of activity into 18 hours :)

Monday, September 18, 2017

Back at it Tomorrow ;)

Happy Monday, friends!  Last week was a super busy one for me at school and some things around my house kind of fell to the wayside (like laundry, groceries, being a nice person, ;) etc.) and I spent this weekend catching up on getting our lives back in order (and napping).  

I'll be back tomorrow but in the meantime I hope y'all have the best start to your week!!!

Friday, September 15, 2017

Friday Favorites - Homecoming Week Edition

If this post is halfway coherent I'm going to consider it a total win because this week has been a WHIRLWIND!!!  A really fun whirlwind, but a whirlwind nonetheless :)  

I'm the middle school student government sponsor and that means all things Homecoming including setting the tone for spirit days and dressing up.  Oh. My. Word, y'all.  ;)

Monday was 'Merica Monday and so I repped USA with  this hat and my  Ron Swanson tee :)  I think about 20% of people knew who he was and "got it" and the other 80% of people thought I had just a weird guy's face on my shirt.  Either way I was happy about it :)

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bundt Cake

We're loving all things Fall around here (despite the fact that it's still WAY too warm for our liking) and while the boys were at a baseball game this weekend Griffin and I got busy in the kitchen and made a little treat for after dinner that night.

I've had  this recipe on my to-make-list for a while and we were so excited to give it a try.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Show and Tell Tuesday - What's In Your Bag

It's no secret that I love getting a peek inside people's homes, well... I think getting a look into someone's bag is equally fun :) When I've shared the contents of my bags in the past they've been a little bit like a clown car with a TON of super random contents.  As my kids have gotten older and I don't have a need for carrying bottles, extra underwear and absolutely necessary stuffed animals I feel like I've made huge strides in the organization and contents of my purse :) 

I took these pictures on Monday evening when we got home from school and thought I'd share both my handbag AND my "school bag".  

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Back to (Lake) School - KEEN Shoes Giveaway

Show and Tell Tuesday has been pushed to tomorrow!!!  We'll be linking up and sharing what's in our bags :) 

Back to school this year has also meant back to the lake!  My parents bought their lake house last Fall and we can't wait to enjoy it with them more as the weather cools down.  We were there over Labor Day weekend and had the BEST time!  The kids joke that they go to "real school" during the week and "lake school" on the weekend where they learn to fish, shoot their bb guns, do archery, tend a fire, roast hot dogs and catch minnows :)  

Luke is driving the boat now along with solo kayaking and hopefully he and Mason will be taking a canoe out together this Fall. 

CUTIE ready to fish!

Last month I partnered up with KEEN to review their Hikeport shoes for boys and I can't say enough great things about them.  The boys have loved wearing them to school (they love the pull on style and how easy they are to tighten) and they were the absolute perfect shoes to have with us at the lake because they're waterproof!  

The boys were in and out of the boat, collecting minnows on the shore and their socks were dry at the end of the afternoon!

The waterproof feature also proved helpful at the end of the day when we were able to spray/wipe the mud off of them without having to wait for them to dry.

Griffin LOVES her some sparkle and KEEN came through for her as well with these high tops.

They're not waterproof like the boys pairs, but they're so cute, she can pull them on by herself (YES!) and they have natural odor control (YES! again) :) 

My FAVORITE pictures from our day at the lake are these next ones of Griffin with the night crawlers :)  Sparkly shoes, rainbow nails and hands full of worms!

After some time on the water we hung out on the porch while the kids played in the yard digging, carrying water up from the lake and rearranging the rocks in the dry bed.

Lake legs :)

And Luke told us about the fish he caught when he was out with Dave and my dad.  

His story started out with the fish being thiiiiiiiiiis big...

... and ended with it being this big :)

It was such a great day at the lake and I love that the KEEN shoes that they wear in class and on the playground could handle the rocks, water, dirt and night crawlers :) 

I'm so excited to be teaming up with a great group of bloggers to share lots of KEEN styles for kids AND an awesome giveaway. TEN lucky winners will receive a pair of KEEN shoes for school (select from New Arrivals).  Please enter using the Rafflecopter below and be sure to check out the other blogs for more cute KEEN style ideas!

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PS - Thank you so much to KEEN for partnering with me on this post.  I want y'all to know that when I review products on my blog that I'm SUPER picky and only recommend products that we've used and loved.  I so value your readership!

Monday, September 11, 2017

Weekend Recap - Flag Football Edition

Happy Monday, Friends!!!  To all our friends in Florida - we're praying for you!!! I can't  imagine having to evacuate and not knowing what you're going to return home to OR trying to ride out one of the worst hurricanes in recent history.  Praying that y'all are safe and dry and that your homes are safe and dry as well!  

Saturday was a busy day in our house.  Mason had his very first flag football game and he was SO EXCITED!!!  

Friday, September 8, 2017

Friday Favorites - Loose Tooth Edition

Happy Friday, friends!  Erika, Narci and I are all sharing our FAVORITES this week and we'd love for you to join in!  All you have to do is link back to one (or all!) of us and then add your link at the bottom of this post.

We've had a couple of unseasonably cool mornings this week and we've been loving it!  Jackets in the morning are our FAVORITE!

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Monster Cookies

I blogged about Monster cookies years ago, but it was buried in the bottom of a reeeeeeally long post with no pictures and I get asked about them often so when my kids requested them this week I figured I'd snap a few pictures along the way and make it an official recipe post so it could be easily found from now on.

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