Friday Favorites!

Friday, July 13, 2018

Happy Friday friends!!!!

How was your week???

We have had a very FUN but very FULL week! The kids have been attending Vacation Bible School at our church and I have been working in the nursery, watching all of the volunteers' babies! The kids have had such an awesome time....and I have loved getting to play with the sweetest babies...but WHOA. I am TIRED. HA!
We've had something going on almost every afternoon/evening- so there just hasn't been a lot of down time...which I now know is CRUCIAL if I don't want my kids to melt down for a solid 30 minutes during the super fun dinner/bath/bed time of day. HA! we are! Friday! YAY!
We have our last day of VBS this morning and then the only plans we have once we get home is to rest and have a pizza picnic for dinner :)

Okay- time to share some FAVORITES from our life lately!!

On Monday, I posted about all the fun adventures we have been up to over the past couple weeks. You can check it out HERE! Last weekend we went "glamping" at a KOA Campground in New Bern, NC. We met my brother and his family there and had SO much fun. The campground backs up onto the Neuse River and it was sooo beautiful!!
I had my heart set on an adorable, "happy," picture of the kids with the river in the background....and this is what I got after about one hundred tries. HA!
Even though Marshall looks like he is miserable- I still love this picture. 
This is what life with kids on vacation looks like!!
Our main summer activity is going to the pool. We are there pretty much every day!
Between the 6 of us, we go through sunscreen like it's our job! HA!
This is the 2nd year in a row I have used Walmart's Equate brand of sunscreen and I LOVE it. I used to use Neutrogena's Ultra Sheer Body Mist Spray- and then I randomly saw that Walmart had the Equate version!! It is $5.97 and the Neutrogena version is $10!! 
I have had really good luck with MANY Equate versions of products- they are definitely worth trying out (and you can always return them if you don't like them)!!
James recently celebrated his 4th birthday and we got him a REALLY cute present!!
I wanted to get him something different than the usual things he plays with: builder tools, ninja stuff, ect. 
He LOVES "tools" of any kind- so I found this vet set by Melissa & Doug and thought he might like it!!
Well- he LOVED it. He loved the doctor tools that came with the set and what was extra neat was seeing him play so nicely and independently with the two stuffed animals that came with the set. He is such a ROUGH and TUMBLE little boy- I really want to start encouraging him to have some "chill" play time. Added bonus- my girls LOVE this set too- so James and the girls have been playing with it together- which is SO fun!
I got it off of Amazon and right now it's on sale for $23!! SUCH A STEAL. FYI: A couple of days ago- it was $18- so I think it's one of those items that randomly gets super marked down!All the items in the kit are super high quality.  I am thinking about picking up a couple of these kits to have on hand for gifts when the James or Celine gets invited to a birthday party!! You can find this play set HERE on Amazon!
I have always wanted to match my girls (and luckily they love the idea of matching their mama), but have never been able to find affordable, "older girl" mommy and me clothes. I LOVE Lilly Pulitzer- but there is NO way I am paying those kind of prices for the girls and I to match! HA!
We were SO excited when we were shopping at a Walmart while we were on vacation in Georgia and found these cute shirts!! They are from the girls' section!! They are super flowy- so I got away with getting a girls XL! They have several different patterns in this style of shirt and they are currently on sale for $5.00!! You can find them HERE on!
We are looking forward to having a "normal" weekend :) We have been traveling the last two weekends smushed in between very busy weeks and Aaron and I both ready to just chill out for the next couple days! Of course- there really is never a ton "chilling" at our house- our kids don't understand that concept! HA!
Aaron is actually going to be doing a REALLY fun project- making over our master closet!!!
I am going to make sure I get a before picture- so I can share the transformation!! YAY!
Our closet has been a hot mess since we moved into our house last year and we are SO excited to get it organized and functional!!
What are your plans for the weekend? Are you traveling? Staying at home and spending time at the pool??
Tell me! I would love to know what you are up to!!

Hope you have a FABULOUS Friday and a WONDERFUL weekend!

Linking up with AndreaErika and Narci!

Also joining April, Christina and Natasha for their fun link-up!
Linking up with TifBeckyDella and Katie too!


  1. It sounds like you've had a busy week girl!! And I absolutely love the matching outfits you and the girls are wearing! Sooo cute!!
    I hope you all have a great weekend!!!

  2. I have been a nursery worker at VBS since a teen:). I know "that tired.". What a week well spent though! You and your girls are adorable. Hope you have a relaxing week to recover!

  3. What a find with that sunscreen! I have seriously never been disappointed with an Equate product! Have a relaxing weekend!

  4. SO MANY good things!! Your vacation photo story sounded very familiar. I had visions of beautiful sunset pictures at the ocean in coordinating outfits. We ended up with lovely pictures in our comfy clothes after a last minute decision to head to the ocean last minute. I love the end results, too! Those matching shirts for you and the girls are so cute!! Glad you found an affordable option. We have a vet kit at our house and I wish we had two. The kids are always fighting over it :) And Equate sunscreen!?!? What!?! I've been spending way too much on sunscreen so I've got to check that out. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

  5. My middle son would have LOVED that vet set when he was younger. He just adored animals and often pretended to be a zoo keeper or veterinarian.

  6. My parents, my family, and my sister's family are all staying in a house in Hot Springs. We have several fun events planned for the kiddos. Tonight we are keeping in low key by having a dinner out and then chilling at the house. I hope to get some reading in tonight.

  7. Y’all are the cutest in your matching shirts!!

  8. How cute are you and your girls matching!? Love!!


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