Top 5 Friday Fun

Can you believe it is almost July?!  It has been over two months since we moved to Arizona and we are finally going to be moved in next week.  It’s crazy how fast this time has gone by and I am so thankful for some quality time in Minnesota with so many of my favorite people.  We are definitely ready to be as a whole family again and be reunited with my husband for a relaxing 4th!

What do you all planned for the 4th of July holiday?

Check out the links below for some fun weekend reads!

  1. Our favorite furry companions can get stressed by all the 4th of July activity.  In fact, more pets run away from home on the 4th than any other day of the year.  Tail Travelers has some great tips on keeping your pups safe this upcoming 4th of July.
  2. Summertime is the perfect time to cool down with a popsicle.  My mom and I made these from Paleo Paparazzi this week and they are fantastic!
  3. Do you have travel on your mind?  Maybe missing friends that live across the country?  Over at Goop, they have some travel inspiration for your next girl’s trip.  Whether you are looking to enjoy the city, the great outdoors, or have a beach getaway, they have some great ideas!
  4. This travel map  DIY on Say Yes looks like a fun idea to map out where you and your family have been.  I have been thinking of doing a map like this with my daughter so we can mark all of our adventures!
  5. Finally, if you are looking for a fun, healthy non-alcoholic drink this summer That’s Chelsea has a lemon blackberry blue lotus tonic that looks so yummy!

Top 5 Friday Fun

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Happy Friday! Summer has officially rolled in and so have the thunderstorms here in MD. We have enjoyed the craziness of playing in the pool and eating snow cones but, nothing compares to sitting in a safe quiet spot watching the thunderstorm roll in and then back out again. It never gets old! Whether you are enjoying the outdoors this weekend or inside relaxing, check out the great links below.

  1. Melissa from The Midnight Edit has a great article on boosting your confidence. She has some great examples and my favorite is getting out of your comfort zone. Trying new things seems scary at first but, it will boost your confidence. Check out the link to see all 12.
  2. The kimono is one of my favorite Spring and Summer accessory. Top Knots And My Thoughts has an adorable kimono and a few ways to wear it.
  3. With Summer fruit in season, here is a great smoothie bowl to try from Happy Organic Girl. She has a wonderful blog on natural living including recipes and organic make up tips.
  4. Megan Olivia posted about what she has learned from her mother and they are inspiring tips for all of us. Number one is my all-time favorite and something I remind my own children of every day. Check out all 5 here.
  5. I have been in a shopping mood lately…in search for a new summer dress. Emmy Lou Styles has a timeless list of  Summer wardrobe must haves!



Top 5 Friday Fun

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Happy Friday! I can’t believe school is out and Summer time is here. My children (and myself) are ready for some relaxation and schedule free days. We are going to make s’mores and hang out by the pool next week. What is your favorite thing to do during the summer?

I so excited to say that we have been blogging for over 4 months now! Now we would love to hear from you. What do you love about the blog? What would you love us to blog about next? While you are planning your fun summer activities check out these fun links and let us know what you think about

  1. I am always looking for a new moisturizer and Root and Revel has one that you can make yourself! Check it out
  2. Its no secret that I love plants. I came across this website on Pinterest and fell in love with Crystal’s work. She even turns old radios and “throw away items” into planter masterpieces.
  3. Speaking of plants….its gardening season. Here are three reason from Mamavation to get out there and get your hands dirt!
  4. Yoga for sleep!? Sounds perfect. Tonight before bed, try this routine for a peaceful nights sleep. Bonus: relaxation in only 3 steps
  5. This is an old post from blogger Jen Hatmaker but, I thought with the beginning of Summer break it is much needed. Jen outlines the perfect Summer Survival guide and has great tips on keeping your sanity. (maybe even bookmark this for reference…in case everyone is loosing it on a month)



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Top 5 Friday Fun

Did you all have a nice short week after Memorial Weekend?  I spent my week up at the North Shore in Minnesota.  We are up in Minnesota to celebrate the lives of my grandma and grandpa and will be having a memorial service later today for them.  My grandmother loved the North Shore so it seemed fitting to honor her memory by spending a few days up there.  Much like Grandma, the North Shore is one of my favorite places.  We listened to the waves crashing, climbed on the rocky shore, went to the Naniboujou Lodge, and watched a thunderstorm storm roll in.  It was a perfect getaway!

Here are some fun links we found to get you ready for the weekend!  Enjoy! Keep on Reading!

Top 5 Friday Fun

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Something about Memorial Day and the unofficial start to Summer that makes me come alive! I start counting down the days until schools out and the excitement of long starry nights, pool parties and BBQs. Making memories that last the whole winter through. In between soaking up the sun and enjoying yourself this weekend (where ever you are) Check out the cool links below. Have a safe and wonderful weekend!

“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.” ― John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley: In Search of America

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Top 5 Friday Fun

Good morning all!  I am so looking forward to the weekend ahead with my family.  We have been so unsettled while we wait to move into a house and are lucky to be staying at a friend’s house while they are out of town.  We are looking forward to a very slow paced and relaxing weekend filled with time in the pool, walks with the pups, and playtime.  I am also excited to see what Meghan Markle will be wearing!  Anyone planning on watching the Royal Wedding tomorrow morning??   Keep on reading!

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Happy Friday Y’all! At our house, it was a week full of changes, happy energy and family time.  I also think my family has Spring fever! We can see the finish line at the end of the school year and the start of Summer fun. My children and I have planted our garden and impatiently waiting for ripe berries and fresh veggies. In the mean time, we are filling our time with a weekend of brunch, a children’s play and sports. Whatever you are doing this weekend, take a minute and put your feet up and check out the great links below:  Keep on Reading!

Top 5 Friday Fun

What a week! Or two for that matter!  Two weeks ago we left the East coast and moved cross country for my husband’s job.  We made the most of our 12 day road trip and finally made it to our destination on Wednesday night.  I am exhausted.  I enjoyed relaxing for a bit catching up on some of my favorite blogs. Keep on reading!