Friday Favorites


Happy Friday Friends!!

After work today I am going to go pick up Kevin and the boys at home and we are hitting the beach!!

I also want to give a shout out to Bright on a BudgetCup of TeabyBMG, and Della Devoted for choosing me as their featured blogger for this week’s High Five for Friday. I have been reading their blogs for so long and they continue to inspire me with their stye and grace. Thank you again ladies! I’m flattered.

If you want to catch up with us, check out my other posts from the week:

I talked about Memorial Day plans and how we are kicking off our summer.
 I shared my mom’s favorite Gluten Free Corn Cake recipe.
And, like every week, you can check out my Weekend Recap.

You can also follow along on Instagram.

Here are a few of my favorites this week:

May Procession

Hank is in parochial school so yesterday he had his first ever May Procession. I call him the little preacher because he is always sharing with us the religious stories he learns in school and tries to teach it all to Reid. He has been sharing with us all about Mary and won’t take off his miraculous medal.

The Beach

We’ve been down already this year for the day but the boys are SO excited for our first full weekend down the shore. They have their bags packed and are ready to go!

Our goals for the weekend are:

Pirate Treasure Hunt (this is pirate weekend at our beach where the kids dig up treasure chests in the sand and can win some pretty awesome prizes)

Bike rides

Trip to the lighthouse

Arcade time

Family contest for who can find the best seashell

Sand castles

We stopped at the store last night and walked out with a HUGE HAUL of sandcastle making supplies. WE.ARE.READY.


We are getting a kick out of making our own popsicles. I got a box of store bought ones earlier this month and was DISGUSTED by there amount of food dye in them. The kids’s faces, hands and arms were horribly stained and no matter how much I scrubbed I couldn’t get the red and orange dye off of them. I bought some all natural ones but I still think making our own is the better way to go.

Kids at Work

My kids LOVE hanging out at my work. I mean, I would too if I were them. Everyone gets so excited when they see the boys and hand them candy, dollar bills, little toys, you name it! Side note: I manage a team of financial professionals. Why in the world do people have such readily available toys and treats?! I have had to bring the kids in with me a few times recently when I was needed for special meetings and these boys definitely make it an interesting work day.

Petite Maxi Dresses

I am looking for a few maxi dresses in petite size (I am only 5 foot tall). I found these from Nordstom Rack that I liked but I also wanted for get a few that weren’t so BUSY. Anyone know who would sell petite maxi dresses?  I struck out at Nordstrom but these were from Nordstrom Rack.

London TimesStripe Maxi Dress (Petite) $39.97

London TimesHalter Print Maxi Dress (Petite) $39.97


Mother’s Day

We had an absolutely fantastic Mother’s Day with family and food. The boys made me the sweetest handmade gifts and I got to spend time with a lot of the Mama’s in my life. So thankful to be these boys’ Mom.

Brother Snuggles

Knock on wood! My boys have been getting along fabulously lately. They are playing well and never want to be apart from each other. So, they keep asking if they can start sleeping in the same bed together. I am not opposed at all but as soon as they get in bed together they are so excited that they start getting crazy and wound up. Now they keep telling me that they are going to sleep together at the beach this weekend…we’ll have to see about that.

While you’re here check out a few of my wonderful blog friends.

Friday Favorites with ErikaAndrea, and Narci

High Five for Friday with Bright on a BudgetCup of Tea, byBMG, and Della Devoted

5 on Friday with Smidge of ThisCarolina Charm, and hello! happiness


  • Reply Holly Breton at Pink Lady May 19, 2017 at 7:28 am

    I’m so jealous you are getting to the beach! Have a blast- can’t wait for your Weekend Recap!

  • Reply Lisa Richardson May 19, 2017 at 10:10 am

    You are so lucky to live close to the beach!!! I am already ready to go back and we’ve only been gone 5 days…who am I kidding, I was ready before we pulled out of the parking lot at the condo. Enjoy!!! Good luck with the boys sleeping together. So cute!

  • Reply Allie @ May 19, 2017 at 10:53 am

    Have so much fun at the beach, and way to go on being a featured blogger! My kids love to sleep in Ari’s big bed, but I only let them have sleepovers on Fridays and Saturdays (and one of them usually passes out before bedtime on swim nights, so it’s really only once a week) to watch a movie before bedtime. They also like campouts in the game room. Look through Megan at Honey We’re Home’s blog- she is very petite and wears a lot of maxi dresses. Have a great weekend!

  • Reply Cara May 19, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    Have fun at the beach!! It’s going to be rainy and 50 all wknd. 😒 Love those dresses!!

  • Reply Amanda May 19, 2017 at 3:41 pm

    Awe those sweet little fellas! Beach ready for sure! I’m so glad you had a nice Mother’s Day and congrats on being featured today! xoxoxox

  • Reply Erin Port May 19, 2017 at 4:43 pm

    I was so excited when I went to link up and saw you were the featured blogger. I was like hey I know this famous blogger :). A W E S O M E! So what time are you leaving for the beach, we will pack quickly and be right over ;). Have so much fun, can’t wait to read about it!!!! xoxo ERIN

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