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Friday, June 10, 2016

Hi!! How's it going?!?

It has been a little quiet here on the blog this week...I took a little "breather" for a few days. We were out of town last weekend and got back this past Monday. I plan on sharing a little bit more about that next week!

For now- let's talk about the fact it's FRIDAY!! And we are already almost half way through JUNE?!? SLOW DOWN SUMMER!
We had a great week at our house...inlcuding a visit from some of our best friends who live in Ohio! They have 4 kids and you would think it would be pure chaos with 9 kids 7 years and under- but it is quite the opposite!! They all play SO well together and it is just so fun!!

I have some random FAVORITES to share with you today...so here goes! :)

ONE
I have a beautiful Michael Kors watch my husband got for me after I had James...and while I LOVE wearing it every day- it is not the most practical thing for me to have on my wrist during these busy summer months with the kids. It is a very special piece of jewelry to me and I really want to be careful with it! Sooo...I had mentioned to my husband I needed a "sporty" every day watch...because I HAVE to wear a watch. It drives me bonkers not knowing the time! HA! Well...just a couple days ago, while I was doing the dishes after dinner...he comes over and puts a new, hot pink watch on my wrist!! He found it at Nordstrom Rack and waited for it to go on sale (50% off!)- he might have convinced the sales lady to tell him when the next big watch markdowns were going to happen- HA!
Anyway- it's the perfect size, it's waterproof, even though it's substantial in size- it super lightweight and I LOVE it! 

TWO
I literally bought nothing new prior to having Marshall...but the one thing I did get was a new nursing cover!  I had heard about the Covered Goods nursing cover awhile back and it definitely seems to be very popular here blogland :) Fun fact- Jamie Yetter- the owner of Covered Goods- her husband was a couple years ahead of my husband in medical school! So- once I heard all the rave reviews about the nursing cover AND I found out I could be supporting someone I "knew" - I was sold! 
And can I please tell you how much I LOVE this nursing cover??
I have done a lot of nursing in my days- HA! and I have NEVER liked nursing in public because I felt like I couldn't get comfortable!! I am very modest- so I always wanted to feel covered...but I also wanted to be able to comfortably feed my baby when she/he needed to eat! This cover is lightweight, stretchy, covers your entire body- not just the front half and is the BEST. I know I am not some nursing cover expert- but trust me- if you are pregnant or are currently nursing and need a great cover- go get one from Covered Goods!!! There are so many fun patterns and shipping is really fast! Definitely my current FAVORITE baby-related item!!

THREE
I have mentioned my FAVORITE little local grocery store several times here on the blog..but had to give it another shout out :) We have a Fresh Thyme right down the street from us and while I do 85% - 90% of my grocery shopping at Aldi...I also pop into Fresh Thyme weekly to shop their produce sales- because they are AWESOME! This week at our store, red grapes are 0.88/lb and yellow squash and zucchini are 0.88/lb too! It is just the cutest grocery store...kind of like a Trader Joes, Whole Foods and Kroger all mixed into one- if that makes sense!?! You should definitely check and see if you have one in your area- and if you do- go there ASAP! :)
FOUR
And speaking of Fresh Thyme...that is where the kids and I went the other day! We walked there for our daily exercise and their "treat" for making it to and from the store (it is a solid walk for young kids) was getting a little something from the bulk candy/treat aisle. The rules were they had to keep up with Mommy and they couldn't complain- HA! They did great and earned their treats! And I finally got in some much needed exercise!! I haven't been fully cleared to get back in the gym yet- but my body (and my mind) have been craving some activity, so we have been venturing out for a daily power walk. And it feels SO GOOD. 
I also love that the girls are getting their "exercise" and we are doing it together!
(And in case you are wondering where Marshall is...I am wearing him :) I wear him in the Ergo baby carrier, push James and Celine in our double BOB stroller and Charlotte and Cora walk next to me :)

FIVE
We are so excited about this weekend!
Today- the kids and I are going up to the hospital where I had Marshall to drop off some homemade, gigantic chocolate chip cookies and brownies for the all the nurses that took care of Marshall and me. Tomorrow, my parents will be coming into town for a quick visit- because Marshall is getting baptized on Sunday! Aaron will be working A LOT- he is on call- but I am so glad my parents will be around to keep me company and help me wrangle my crazy crew!

Hope you have had a great week!! I have definitely missed checking in to my little space here on the internet this past week and am really looking forward to getting back to my regular posting "schedule" next week!!

Have a WONDERFUL day and a FABULOUS weekend!! :)

I am linking up with Andrea and Erika for their Friday Favorites Link Up!

 I am also linking up with April for Five on Friday!
 Joining Karli for her, Oh Hey Friday Link Up! too!


And lastly, linking up with KatieTifDella & Caitlin for High Five for Friday!

19 comments:

  1. Missed you this week! That grocery store sounds so neat!

    Yay for time with your parents! I know you must be so excited! Hopefully, you can sneak away for an hour or so!

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  2. I have missed you this week sweet friend. But I understand a breather! Glad y'all had a great week!!

    Such a cute picture of you and your crew!!
    That little grocery store sounds amazing. We have Sprouts here in GA and I bet they are similar!!
    Enjoy your weekend with your parents! Can't wait to see pictures of sweet Marshall getting baptized!!

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    1. Hey heather!! Yes- Sprouts is very similar to Fresh Thyme! Hope you have a great weekend friend!!

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  3. I've missed you this week!! I wish we had a grocery stores like you guys do! We pretty much only have Hannaford and Shaws here. Both kind of boring stores! Ha!
    Have an amazing weekend!!!!

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    1. Johannah- yes- you guys need to at least get an Aldi!! Haha!! I missed being here..and excited to get back in the groove next week!! Have a great weekend friend!!

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  4. That nursing cover looks amazing! I need to invest in something that is multi-purpose like that... then again I am one of those people who doesn't use one when I should sometimes, haha.

    Stopping over from the linkups. Hope you can pop by my blog too! http://www.confessionsofanorthernbelle.com/2016/06/friday-favorites-41/

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  5. Stopping by from the Friday Favorites link up! Such a cute post! Hope you enjoy mine as well :) Happy Friday!

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    1. Hi Caitlin!! Thank you! And hope you have a great weekend!! :)

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  6. Ummm - that watch - and your amazing hubby for taking the time to scout it out and find for you! I would love it as much as the Michael Kors watch just for taking the time to give you something special!! Love it. Have a wonderful weekend - glad you can enjoy some time with your parents!!

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  7. I'm so excited that you mentioned Fresh Thyme. We're getting one super close to where I live, and I am so excited to try it out! That deal though, wow!!

    Happy Friday! Carlie - NorthernBlissMN

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    1. Hi Carlie!! YES- Definitely check the Fresh Thyme once it opens- you will love it! Thanks for stopping by!! :)

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  8. Thanks for the nursing cover recommendation - I love hearing about products mommies are actually using and loving!! Love the watch way to go Aaron!! Have a great weekend with your family!

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    1. Erica!! Yes! Get the nursing cover!! Or might like get TWO of them- ha! You will love them!! And yes- Aaron did a great job on my watch :) I haven't taken it off since he gave it to me :)

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  9. Glad you're back, you had me worried! Love the conditions to get a treat :) Happy baptism day to Marshall!

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    1. Oh Thank you Sarah!! And thank you for the well wishes for Marshall!! :)

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  10. Congrats on your growing family and your son's upcoming baptism! Visiting from lovelylittlelives.com and Friday Favorites

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    1. Thank you so much Hannah! Have a wonderful weekend!!

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  11. Aww, what a great but busy weekend! I'm so glad your family will be their for Marshal's baptism! Jess at Just Jess

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  12. Glad you're back! What a sweet surprise from your hubby. I love when I get gifts that are so perfect I would have picked it out for myself. It looks like you and your crew are having tons of fun together and I hope your Marshall filled weekend with family is wonderful. Can't wait to hear more about it and see pictures of your little (or not so little :) man!

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I love hearing from you! Let's keep it nice though...ain't nobody got time for anything else!

 
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