Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Amazon Lately



First up is  this "pet broom".  I saw it on a few people's instagrams and was skeptical but excited to try it myself and IT IS SO GROSS!!! But in a good way :)  We vacuum often - like at least once a day with either our Dyson animal or Dyson stick vacuum and have a Roomba as well.  I wasn't expecting to get much out of my carpets but imagine my surprise when A TON of fuzz, hair, dust, etc. came out of rugs and carpets.  I had more success with the flat "squeegee" side but have been "raking" our carpets nonstop since.  If you head to my IG stories today I'll share a video - prepare to be grossed out!


Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Summer Journal

Happy Tuesday, friends!  I mentioned last month that I picked up a little journal at Target with plans of having the kids start a "summer journal" as something fun to look back on as well as sneak in a little writing practice.  We've been really enjoying it and so I thought I'd share today in case you'd like to start one with your family as well!


Monday, July 6, 2020

Weekend Top 10

Happy Monday, friends!  I hope y'all had a fun-filled holiday weekend!  Ours was different than normal, but so sweet!


I don't know when she'll tire of patriotic outfits but until then LONG LIVE THE RED WHITE AND BLUE cuteness ;)


Friday, July 3, 2020

Friday Favorites

Erika and I are so excited that lots of y'all are linking up with us and if you're linking up with us make sure you grab our graphic, link back to one (or all!) of us and share your own Friday Favorites post.



First up on my list of FAVORITES was cleaning out our under the stairs closet and remembering that Griffin had recital costumes tucked away in a garment bag in there!  No recital this year isn't going to stop her from getting the most out of these sequin tie-dye overalls and knee socks!

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Festive Recipe Ideas

Happy Thursday, friends!

Today I'm sharing a quick and super easy dinner I put together that would be fun and festive this weekend if your plans involve hanging out at home with your family.  I've shared before that my kids are HUGE FANS of what they call "big plate" dinners and this red, white and blue version was a big hit!


Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Adventuring with Supergoop!

Today I'm so excited to share one of my very FAVORITE brands - SUPERGOOP!  We've been using SUPERGOOP! products for the past few years and have been using them all Spring and Summer and have been SO IMPRESSED!




Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Red, White and Cute

When I was a kid we used to spend a LOT of time at my grandparent's cottage in the summer.  We did a lot of swimming, boating, reading and crafting and seed beads on safety pins was one of our go-tos.  I was so excited to show this idea to my kids and we all had a blast making these little patriotic pins to go on backpacks, jackets, etc.


Monday, June 29, 2020

CUUUUTE Walmart Finds

Today I'm SO EXCITED to share a few fun finds from  Walmart! I'm always on the hunt for easy pieces that I can mix in with things I already have that will look put together and work for school, errands and running to practices or other events after and these fit the bill PERFECTLY!

As always, the prices can't be beat and the free 2-day shipping is a DREAM.  My Walmart packages have actually been the only ones arriving on time and often ahead of schedule which is always great.

First up is  this button down that is SO SOFT, light and breezy (can you tell it is HOT right now?!?!?!) it has a great relaxed fit and is long enough to wear with leggings and cover the bum.  A lot of reviews say to size down, but I actually sized up one (I'm in a medium) because I wanted a little extra room and length.  I tend to be wider at the hip and the shirt tapers in just a bit and I wanted to make sure it was nice and flowy.  If you're not looking to wear it untucked or with leggings I think you'd definitely be safe to go with your regular size since it's not supposed to be fitted.


I paired it with black leggings and leopard flats and feel like I could totally wear this to work, the grocery store and then a basketball game after and be comfortable and look put together after a long day.

I also grabbed  this cardigan and OH MY WORD the quality is out of control for an under $15 sweater.  It has 300+ reviews that all rave about it and it comes in a TON of colors.  This one is my regular size small and I think it fits really well.


It's got stretch, pockets and some cute detailing on the cuffs and edges.  I'll be going back for a black one FOR SURE as it's the perfect weight sweater to have on hand for chilly mornings or when the air conditioning is blasting.


I also grabbed  the shirt in white and have already ordered a second one just in case I spill something on this one. hahaha  I LOVE a good white shirt and this one checks all the boxes for me.  I was feeling very Uma Thurman in the black leggings ensemble but this is something that I would reach for over and over again.


It's a tiny bit sheer, but with nude undergarments nothing that's alarming.


LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!  My oversized denim jacket is old - but  this looks like a great option as well.


And here's  that cardigan again but in an awesome spiced cider color.  Is it Fall yet?!?!


I also grabbed  this top which I thought was SO CUTE and right up my alley.  It's not long enough for me to wear with leggings but look how cute it is with jeans (sidenote - I really think that this is the first time I've worn jeans since March... bless my heart)

Again - it's a teeny bit sheer but not bad and it comes in a ton of really pretty colors.



And look what I found!!!  My favorite tiered dress (which I have work a TON) in dark grey!  It's been the perfect thing to throw on when I  have to run out to do a few errands and I've even worn it as a coverup to the pool.


Last, but not least - I STOCKED UP on  sunglasses :)  I never spend a lot of sunglasses because 1) Griffin likes to wear mine and 2) I can't ever seem to keep track of them and I was blown away at how many cute options there were.  My plan was to snag two pairs and somehow I walked away with 5.  Look how cute!


The ones that I could find online I've linked below but the in-store selection was SO GOOD!!!


I'd love to know which pair is your favorite.  I LOVE a good aviator and have gone back and forth about a designer pair for YEARS but these $7 will do the trick! ;)  and the hexagon ones are SO FUN!  

I hope y'all had a wonderful weekend and found a fun item or two to pickup on your next Walmart run!  

Thank you to Walmart for partnering with me on this post and thank YOU for reading and supporting my blog.  This post contained affiliate links.

Friday, June 26, 2020

Friday Favorites

Erika and I are so excited that lots of y'all are linking up with us and if you're linking up with us make sure you grab our graphic, link back to one (or all!) of us and share your own Friday Favorites post.



First up on my list for the week is soccer camp!  These two had so much fun and sending them off together was my FAVORITE!


Thursday, June 25, 2020

Super Easy Super Yummy Crockpot Chicken Pasta

A couple of weeks ago my friend Natasha hosted our small group at her house and volunteered to make dinner.  She served this creamy chicken pasta dish and my kids FLIPPED OUT for it - like on the way home they were asking me if I could make it for them the next night.  When she sent me the recipe I was SO EXCITED because it was ridiculously easy and is for sure something I can put on my meal plan for when school starts back.

Here's What You'll Need
- 4 large chicken breasts
- 1/3 cup white vinegar
- 1 packet Italian dressing mix
- 1 block cream cheese
- 1 can cream of chicken soup
- 1 box farfale (bow tie) pasta


Wednesday, June 24, 2020

What's Up Wednesday

Today I'm linking up with  Shay and  Sheaffer to talk a little bit about what's been going on around here!

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Books We're Loving

Over the years I've consciously sought out and purchased books to keep our home library diverse and have added a few new books lately that we're really enjoying.  Today I'm sharing a few books from our bookshelf that we LOVE (some are old and a few are new) in the hopes that you can find a few to add to your bookshelves as well.


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