Friday, May 22, 2015

Friday Favorites - Summer's starting edition!!!

Well, friends!  It's here!  SUMMER!!!
I gave my last two exams yesterday and made sure I graded them, did my report cards and tidied up my classroom before I left so I wouldn't have anything left hanging over my head.  AMEN!  I have a staff luncheon today, graduation tonight and then lots of graduation parties to stop by this weekend. 

That brings me to my first Friday FAVORITE... The Class of 2015!

 I had these kids in 7th, 8th and 9th grade and I LOVE getting so see how they've grown up and hear about their future plans.  And I love designing their announcements and senior pages for the year book.




So I'm fairly certain Senior pictures have changed just a little since I graduated :)



Speaking of graduation, several of you guys asked about the dress I wore to Luke's kindergarten graduation.


You can find the dress HERE and I have nothing buy positive things to say about it.  It has mixed reviews (several comments about it having a lot of fabric), but I ordered it in a petite length and I love the ruffle on the top.  The color is fabulous and the print is super fun.  The price is a teeny bit crazy, but the stars aligned for me and I had a coupon, they were running a sale AND I had a credit.  YAY!


If you're looking for a fun and special dress for your Spring and Summer occasions I highly recommend it.  In fact, I loved it so much I wore it yesterday as well for our middle school academic awards.  

Here's me my FAVORITE first grader excited about summer starting!!


Luke went to ESS today and he'll come with me to the lunch tomorrow, and then next week it's going to be just me and him.  Mason and Griffin are going to finish May out at Miss Lisa's and Luke and I are going to get in some quality one-on-one time,  He's going to be my big helper with some projects around the house and appointments we have.  We can't wait!



So, another FAVORITE from the week is this awesome blouse
(Ignore the naked baby on the tub - hehehe - #griffinwashere)



Anthro shipping can be crazy for a single item, so if you're ordering the dress above you should just add this to your order as well :)



The colors are vibrant and fun and it's so light and airy.  It's going to be perfect for summer!


This week has been so so so busy and I whipped up some of my FAVORITE taco pie because I knew it would be an easy meal to throw in a container and head out the door with in the morning.  I added half an avocado and was good to go!


Griffin has been doing so well in her big girl bed, and Tuesday night when we went in her room to check on her we found her like this...


It was crazy because she's NEVER gotten out of her bed before.  Her bed is for sure her FAVORITE.  When we walked in we freaked out because we didn't see her at first, but she was out like a light - snoring up a storm.  We turned on the light, took a few pictures and even moved her back to her bed and she never even opened up her eyes.  


One of my very FAVORITE Matilda Jane lines was a Spring collection from two years ago.  I fell in love with it and ordered a bunch of pieces on sale to keep for when Griffin was bigger and the time is NOW!  I am loving her in all of these sweet outfits.




Next, several people mentioned wanting to know the ABC Bible Verses that Luke's kindergarten class memorized this year (it was one of my FAVORITE parts of his graduation) and so here you go...


They're short and great for kids (and adults!) to easily commit to memory.

Last up, I posted the picture below on Instagram and got a HUGE response.  I promised to share the details and so here we go!  The frames are the Ribba series from IKEA and I printed the pictures from Scrapping Simply


The pictures are Instagram pictures that I saved and uploaded to the site and that was it.  The best part...  the prints only cost $2 each!  Every other print lab I looked at was $10+ for a single one so I was over the moon excited when these came in and the quality was as great as it was.  I can't wait get these hung up in Griffin's big girl room!

Monday is one of my FAVORITE days of the month... it's Erika and my Favorite Things party and we're going to be sharing about our favorite hair products.  We'd love for you to take a few pictures this weekend and get ready to link up and share with us as well.

Sorry if this has been scattered - mama is T.I.R.E.D. and ready for a weekend full of my kids, some Memorial Day fun and NO GRADING!!! WOO HOO!!!

Happy Friday, friends! 
   
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46 comments:

  1. Wow! What a fun week! Yay for being doing with school for the year! I'm excited to check out Scrapping Simply - that's an amazing price! Thanks for sharing & as always thank you for hosting the link up! :)

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    1. you're so welcome! and YES! I was shocked at how inexpensive the prints were and the quality is GREAT! Their customer service is also fantastic. You won't be disappointed!

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  2. How exciting to the end of school. Our last day is not until June 1 :( Iove the print and photo frames :) Can't wait to see how it turns out
    Chelsea @ thewilliamsjourney1.blogspot.com/

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    1. Almost there! When I go back August 4th you'll still have lots of summer left :)

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  3. It's SUMMER for you!!! That dress and shirt are fabulous. If I saw them in the store, I'd swear they'd be calling your name!! Can't wait for our pool days. Now let's hope it gets above 60 degrees!!

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    1. Thank you! And about the weather - I was kind of hoping for pool weather right away - but I have TONS of home/organizational projects to work on and I think the gloomy weather will force me to get a bunch of those done. :)

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  4. Yay!! So glad you are done for summer!! Congrats and enjoy!! :)

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  5. That dress & shirt are so cute!! And G sleeping on the floor...love it!! Have a great weekend!!

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  6. Dying over that Anthro shirt. And I might have to do some of those ig prints! What a great deal!

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  7. Congratulations on making it to the end of another school year! Yay! I know you must be so excited to have the summer to spend with your adorable kids:) Loving that Anthro dress. So pretty and perfect for summer!

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    1. Thank you! And yes! So excited to hang with them for a couple of months :)

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  8. So lucky that you are done teaching-I have another month still. Almost done!
    The Anthro dress is lovely, but I can't swing the $200. They do have some great deals in the sale section, though!

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    1. Hang in there!!! One more month isn't TOO bad :) And fingers crossed it hits the sale section soon!!!

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  9. Have a great weekend. And yay for school being out!!!!

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  10. That Anthro dress is the cutest thing I've ever seen! I need to watch out for sales. :)

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    1. GONEFISHING is a code for 20% off.... but I think it may only work on sale items :)

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  11. Love your graphics! I always wanted to know, do you create all the graphics, such as flowers, frames, etc., yourself or do you get them from another source? Have a great long weekend!

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  12. So so excited for you being done with all of your grading!! That was always a celebratory moment when I realized I entered the last score for the summer. Soak it up!! You deserve it, Momma! :)

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    1. Yes, ma'am! Nothing better than no grading for the summer!

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  13. Love those announcements and cards!! So neat that they asked you to do that! Also thanks for sharing about that photo site. I do digital scrapbooking and have been wanting to print some individual pages for my son's room. So great about Luke graduating!! My son will be starting Kindergarten in the fall (at just barely 5) and I''m so nervous about it. He went through a 2 day a week prek so he is ready but I worry about the social aspects a lot. I was also curious if you do any scrapbooking for your kids and if you do, could you share it?

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    1. I used to do a TON, but haven't done any in a long long long time. I may try to catch up a bit this summer. I think this weekend I'll try to add a "Scrapbooking" button on my sidebar and link back to posts where I shared. :)

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  14. I can not believe that it is summer! Last day of school here! It just seems unreal!! I love the pictures for Griffins room. I can't wait to check this site out! Have a great memorial day!

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  15. what size picture do you print for those frames??

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  16. Wow senior pictures have definitely changed! Our kids are going to look back at ours and think they are ancient lol. Congrats on finishing out the school year and all of the graduation celebrations you have coming up! How adorable is Griffin sleeping on the floor. Have a wonderful weekend with your family :)
    Winks and Eyerolls

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    1. Right?!?! Mine already look totally ancient ;)

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  17. Happy Friday and end of school! Congrats on making it through another school year! Enjoy the long weekend and the special one-on-one time with big man Luke. Thanks for sharing the ABC Bible verses.

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    1. You're so welcome! I hope you enjoy using them :)

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  18. 1. I love that you and Luke are spending the rest of May together. I bet he will love every minute of it!!
    2. Teach me your design ways. I have Photoshop but it reallly really intimidates me.
    3. I need Griffins mustard and navy cardigan in my size. pronto. She is fabulous.
    Have a great weekend!!

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    1. 1) We're both super excited!
      2) I taught myself using youtube videos about 7 years ago and have just kind of developed it since then - I realize that is absolutely no help! hahaha
      3) AGREE!

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  19. Happy SUMMER! Now if McK could feel like summer?! Haha!! I think that GONEFISHING might work as a 20% off code for the dress and shirt. I used it this morning 😉

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    1. YAY! Thanks! And I'm fine with it not feeling like summer - bring on the cool weather! hahaha (my kids though are ready to swim!)

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  20. are you frames white or are they the aluminum color? THANKS!!

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  21. Oh my goodness, Griffin's comforter - I need it. Seriously, we're getting new bedding and I love the ruffles. Where did it come from!? And where do you find all your cute accessories for designing? I am a graphic designer and hand-draw everything (both for my day job and the company I own - my "side hustle," haha), but I love the frames and flowers/buttons you always have...and anything that can save me some time during my busy season would be so.stinking.awesome.

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    1. It's from Anthropologie! I think it comes in lots of colors as well. It's called Rivulets bedding.

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  22. Ha! I love the picture of Griffin sleeping on the floor.

    I always find our daughter sleeping in the oddest places. Many nights she gets into her rocking chair to sleep. She brings her pillow, sheet and comforter with her. Of course. :)

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    1. So funny!!! Apparently growing up I liked to sleep in small spaces and often my parents would find me and all of my blankets in my closet :)

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  23. Griffin is so such a cutie pie, I love her chubby cheeks. I love her toddler bed too, I’d want something like that for me!

    And I can’t believe she wears headbands, Sophie refuses to even wear anything in her hair.

    liz @ sundays with sophie

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    1. Oh no!!! I think that maybe it's just because she's worn them from day one??? Who knows!

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