Friday Favorites

We made it everyone!

It’s been a roller coaster of week over here for us. We’ve had a few very sick family members we are worried about but we also got some very exciting family news that I can’t wait to share with you soon. I generally hate that type of vague-post but trust me, its been a whopper of a week and we are all looking forward to some weekend recovery.

While you are here, check out my other posts from the week:
I shared our trip to Niagara Falls and talked about all of my parenting mistakes on the trip.
I asked you all for advise as to how you handle Squabbling Siblings.
You can also follow along on Instagram.

Deal Sites

Someone needs to give me an intervention about how much money I am spending on deal sites! Stat! Hip2save- I’m all over it! Passion for Savings- Yup, yup, yup! Whenever I see a great deal I have to swoop it up. I bought a weight rack the other day and, while Kevin was pretty pleased, I was 100% not in the market to buy a weight rack. I even called Kevin at his clinic the other day to ask if we needed a 10-person tent. He was like “Well, we have a 6-person tent that you never want to stay in. So…probably not….”

I’m tempted to ask if there are any super awesome sites out there that I don’t even know about but that will probably just feed my addiction.

Pink Lady

I want to send a congratulations and a thank you to Holly at Pink Lady. She just celebrated her 10 year blogaversary (BTW I love that bloggers have made that a word) and to celebrate hosted a Nordstrom Gift Card giveaway which was won by your truly. You have to check out Holly’s blog! I am forever awed by how much this girl can accomplish. Her family is gorgeous, they are very involved in their community, have a wide circle of friends and she makes some mean recipes! Thank you, thank you, thank you Holly!

Father’s Day


On Father’s Day we had a last minute luncheon for friends and family at our home. We had a wonderful turnout and great food and I felt so blessed that we all got to share the day together. I did want to gush a bit about my husband who is such a fantastic father. No exaggeration, before we had Hank, Kevin had never held a baby before. Now he is packing lunches, making potty charts, teaching the kids classic 90s songs, and training them to be men. I know it can get crazy in our house, but I couldn’t imagine having anyone else for a partner in this chaos.


I know I just penned an entire post this week about the boys fighting but they are totally hot and cold. They have some absolutely wonderful moments that make my heart swell. They have taken to sitting together on the rocker in Reid’s room and Hank will “read” to Reid by describing the pictures. Last night I walked in and Hank was reading a book while Reid rubbed Hank’s back. All I want is for these two to grow up to be best friends. That’s not asking too much, right?!

Our Trip

I gave a full run down HERE but the trip was still a favorite. Hank said it best yesterday when he said “My favorite days are the days where me, you, Daddy, and Reid are together all day”. I agree, Hank. There is nothing better than being with my family no matter where we are, but a pretty backdrop doesn’t hurt either.


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 TeabyBMG, and Della Devoted

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



  • Reply Cara June 23, 2017 at 6:35 am

    Hoping for a speedy recovery for those that are sick….YAY to winning a giveaway, so fun!!!! Have a great weekend!

  • Reply Holly Breton at Pink Lady June 23, 2017 at 6:50 am

    Awww thank you so much Tara! That means alot! Hope you have an amazing weekend with your beautiful boys!

  • Reply Heather Bramlett June 23, 2017 at 7:16 am

    YAY for winning a giveaway! Your boys are just precious!!

  • Reply Andrea Nine June 23, 2017 at 7:24 am

    Prayers and healing to those under the weather. And can I just bottle up Hank’s preciousness right now!! Oh the sweetness and he speaks the truth!! Wishing you wonderful weekend sweet and beautiful lady!!

  • Reply Amanda June 23, 2017 at 8:44 am

    The Father’s Day picture – I saw it on IG maybe? – PERFECT! How to stop siblings from fighting? Buy one an apartment and keep the other with you – it doesn’t matter the age. HA! My kids fight like cats and dogs and they are five years apart! It drives me crazy. I’ll visit the post and leave my tip. (My real one.) Hating the vagueness of your big news so I’m going to guess you are pregnant. Congrats on your impending birth! LOL (just because it must be the mating season….lots of preggos around.) I hope you have a TERRIFIC weekend!

  • Reply Jenna June 23, 2017 at 8:53 am

    Woohoo for winning the giveaway! Lots of prayers for your family. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

  • Reply Allie @ June 23, 2017 at 9:28 am

    Hope everything is okay and can’t wait to hear your news! I feel the same way about my kids- drives me nuts! Sometimes they get along TOO well and you wish they didn’t like each other and wanted to be playing separately – LOL! Too funny about the deal sites- no more tent shopping for you! Have a great weekend!

  • Reply Erin Port June 23, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    LOL on the tent 😉 . I am so sorry to hear it was such a crazy week for your family but good news is exciting and I have been vague too before ;). I am still thinking about your elevator incident – bless your heart! YAY for a gift card and I have not heard of that blog so I clearly need to check it out! xoxo ERIN

    • Reply xo Tara June 25, 2017 at 10:10 pm

      I keep thinking about Solon. These kids will give you gray hairs, I tell you. Luckily he is my more adventurous kid so he didn’t miss a beat. I, on the other hand, had two years shaved off my life.

  • Reply Lisa June 25, 2017 at 10:50 pm

    Oh I’m dying to hear the news and can’t concentrate on anything else in your post…LOL Hope you’ve had a wonderful weekend!!!

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