Friday Favorites 7.7.17

Hello Friday!

Turn around two times and it’s Friday again, woot woot! I think that we can all be excited about a short week! This week has been SO much better than last week, but I think that is because nothing broke and we had our favorite guy around for 4 days. Let’s take a look at this weeks favorites!


IPhone Love

So I’ve had my new phone for less than 48 hours and I am already convinced it is the best thing ever. Why didn’t I switch FOREVER ago?!

However, it has been a huge adjustment. Today I want to know two things. 

#1 what is your favorite IPhone tip.
#2 What is something funny you like to ask Siri. So far the girls’ favorite are: What does the fox say? & How old are you? We clearly need some more. 

Leave me some tips and ideas in the comments!


Swim Lessons

For the past couple of weeks the girls have been attending swim lessons and loving it!

Swim lessons have been all around good this year, but Marissa has definitely shown the most improvements. She has really been working on her rotary breathing and her breath stroke, it’s just so cool to watch. This was our 4th year of taking lessons through our parks & rec department and it might be Marissa’s last year too. We’ll just have to wait and see. 

I am super proud of all of these kiddos and their hard work. 


Target News

Did you hear the news yet?

Apparently Target is discontinuing Mossimo, Merona & Circo clothing 😥 . Please tell me I am not the only one who is really bummed. They’ve been some of my favorite tanks and t-shirts for quite some time now. Guess I need to go grab a few more while I can?!

One can hope they replace them with something equally great… but we’ll have to wait and see.

You can read more details here.


One Month

I simply can not… believe that we start school in 31 days.
Okay, I don’t even want to talk about it right now…


Blog Highlights

This week on the blog I shared!

A fun getting to know me interview.
My monthly goal recap.
All about our 4th of July.

Have a great weekend friends!
We’ll see you back here on Monday!

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Friday Linkups

  • Sam

    My kids love asking Siri for bed time stories and to do Math problems. 0 divided by 0 is pretty funny. They’ll find tons to ask in no time ha!

    • That was SO funny. My girls laughed so hard. Thanks for that one. Hope y’all had a great weekend.

  • Lizzie Simantz

    I just heard about Target, so crazy and such a bummer!!! Yay for swim lessons! Brayden’s in them right now and Ella is starting with him next week!

    • SO much fun. Swim lessons are one of my favorite things ever.

  • Heather Bramlett

    I love my iPhone! I always how siri how to spell something when I’m blogging! HA
    Love the swim lesson pictures!!
    Oh my gosh… I didn’t know that about Target. That makes me super sad! But I’m with you! Hopefully, it will be replaced with even better items! Most of my clothes come from Target! Cat and Jack is my FAVORITE clothing for Ella! It fits her great!

    • That is a GREAT idea. I usually find myself googling random words to make sure I spelled them right.

      Hope you had a great weekend.

  • I don’t know about how the price compares but you may find the tanks and tops you are looking for at Old Navy, too!

    • Yeah….. I prefer targets :(. I know, picky, picky.

  • I suck at asking Siri things….and now I have Alexa and forget to ask her anything. LOL..I think my kids were always asking her how to hide a body. 🙂 Pic Monkey has a great photo editing app that I love….the free one is all I use. You will also probably love a bunch of the fitness apps.

    • Baha ha! Totally tried that and we all giggled. I have been browsing apps a lot lately. I need to look up specific genres.

  • I had no idea about the Target lines being discontinued! What a bummer!! As for Siri, I’m usually asking her ridiculous things (“Hey Siri, how old is Snoop Dogg?”), but not the kind of things that elicit a funny response from her haha.

    • Lolololol! That is a great idea. I can totally dig useless information so that is right up my alley :).

  • I’m bummed about Merona being discontinued… I love that brand, but I know Target will always come out with something great. I think Cat and Jack replaced Circo.

  • Living on Cloud Nine

    That really bums me out about target! We can at least hopethat they replace it with just as good of lines or better! I’m still on vacation so I’m sneaking in a few of my favorite blog reads! Wanted to wish you a beautiful weekend pretty lady!

    • We are hoping and praying for sure. I hope your vacation was just lovely.

  • Your graphics lately, spot on. Where are you finding these cool backgrounds?! I’m so bummed about Target, must go grab some of their t-shirts, they’re so soft, I hope the new stuff is as soft and a good price point. Have a great weekend, and yikes 31 days! Cray-zeeeee!!!!

    • I am a big fan of searching for free images. I use SEVERAL freebie sites and use very specific search terms. @StephanieWMM:disqus always tells me that I have really good google luck.

  • Let’s see…I can’t think of any iPhone tips off of the top of my head, but I will send them your way if I do. And next time you’re talking to Siri, just say, “Knock knock.” and see what she says. Also, try, “How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?”

    And WHAAAAT?! Target is discontinuing Mossimo and Merona?!?! Stop it right now! If I could use emojis right now I would be posting tons of crying faces. WHY are they doing that? I haven’t even heard that yet, but I can tell you that half of my wardrobe is made up of those two brands. I’m going to be SO sad when they both go.

    • Baha ha ha! Oh my girls are rolling right now.

      I am so, so sorry to have to be the one to break the news to you. I have no clue what they are thinking, but they better have a DARN good plan.

  • You can ask Siri her favorite color, to tell you a joke or a story, to be your girlfriend…I can’t remember some of the others!

  • Siri hates me! Hahahaha! She ignores me and never works so I just stopped using here. I have heard that she will tell you jokes and she can play music. How is Target going to discontinue those brands? Oh my gosh! They are my favorites when I get to go! Woohoo for swim lessons and way to go Marissa. Happy weekend!

    • Baha ha! Did you program her to your voice so she responds better? I was totally bummed about that too! Why Target, just why!!!

  • I don’t know how I feel about the Target changes – I guess we’ll see when it happens! And swim lessons are the best – Sadie has been taking them for a few weeks now and the difference in her is amazing!

    • I LOVE when parents introduce their littles to swim lessons early. It’s a life skill and water safety is no joke. I am in total agreement on the Target front.

  • I have absolutely no use for Siri, good grief lol. The girls always push the button on accident and we all yell, “shut up, Siri!” I bet youll squeeze in so much fun in 31 days itll keep you sustained until Christmas 😜

    • I can hope and wish friend. Does she listen?

  • Ask her what is zero divided by zero. I hate Siri. She gets me lost all the time. Way to go on swimming! After 4 years I hope they know how to swim!!!!

    • Lololol! My money would be wasted if they didn’t! I will ask her that now.

  • YAY for your new iPhone!!! I LOVE mine. Maybe a little too much lol.
    My advice for Siri… don’t talk to her! LOL. But seriously. She NEVER helps me and I find her to be more annoying than anything. (as I can see most of the people below do also lol)

    • So far I have mainly enjoyed asking her what the weather will be like and asking her to text people for me has been great in the car. She types way faster than I :P.

  • Jenny v.

    Ask Siri to beatbox…;-)

  • Jessica

    iPhone is the best!! I love mine! Ha ha! Don’t even mention school yet. Ahh!!!

    • I know, I shudder at the thought of school.

  • I always hold off upgrading my phone until the last minute and then I’m kicking myself for waiting so long! Siri is great – my favorite thing to ask her (although not funny) is to read my text messages while I’m driving or have my hands in something in the kitchen. It’s so nice to not have to touch the phone to do that! I also ask her to tell me the weather, “Hey Siri, will I need an umbrella tomorrow?” 🙂

    Have a great weekend friend!

    Whitney @ Come Home For Comfort

    • Oh man these are so FANTASTIC ideas! Thank you so much.

  • I was so disappointed about the Target news, too!

    • Such a HUGE bummer. I hope they don’t keep disappointing.

  • Whitney Jordan

    I don’t ever use Siri… maybe i’m missing out. My kids usually end up pushing buttons and Siri tells them she can’t understand them. So let me know if you end up loving her. I’m sad the Circo brand is going away. I love their basics for my kids for play clothes. I do love the Cat and Jack line so I’m sure I’ll be fine. Hope you had a great weekend 🙂

    • Ask her what is zero divided by zero and ask her to beatbox, lolololol. My favorite has been asking her the weather and asking her to send text messages for me. That has been a huge time saver since she types faster than I do ;). I am sure the Target transition will work out alright… I hope.

  • So, you went from an Android to an iPhone? Oh how I love my iPhone. I made the switch almost 4 years ago and I am never looking back. Did you get the 7 or 7 plus? Tell the girls to ask Siri to beatbox. It’s pretty funny! Yay for swim lessons! I want to get Mason in for another round. He has taken lessons since he was 3, but I don’t think you could ever take too many classes. Especially when you don’t have a pool to practice what you learned. So, if Target isn’t providing those brands anymore what will they carry? That’s absolutely absurd…why would they do such a thing. Ugh!

    • I feel the exact same way about swim lessons. Too many would be hard to come by really. I feel the same way about Target too. So frustrating. I love those basic pieces and will miss them.