Ten on the Tenth, July 2017

I had so much fun linking up for 10 on the 10th last month that I decided to join again for July. This past Monday was my first day of solo parenting. Russ left before 6:00 am. to hop on a plan and head to Rochester for a business trip. To make the day go by quickly we kept ourselves distracted by doing ALL the things. It was the perfect way to pass the day and the perfect way to wear the girls out! Now that they are older it’s a little more work to get them good and tired.

I shared what we were up to on IG stories throughout the day, but today I am going to do a little recap. 

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The Kids Behind The Blog, July 2017

It’s time for another interview with my favorite girls!

On the second Wednesday of every month I share all about the kids, or shall I say girls, behind the blog. We’ve been doing these posts for well over a year now and it easily turned into one of my favorite ways to document them. This months questions are more summer related ones, about important stuff like treats, travels, & more.

What do you need to make s’mores?

Marissa// Chocolate, graham crackers, and REALLY big marshmallows.
Emily// Graham crackers, marshmallows, and chocolate.
Mom thoughts// Seems like I have taught them to be very traditional.

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Donut Love & Fashion

I was given this product to review in exchange for my honest thoughts. All opinions are my own

Have you ever stumbled across an item so perfectly suited for you, that you simply had to have it. Something that is so you, that it seems crazy for it not to be yours? That is exactly how I ended up here today, sharing this with you.

After giggling over one of my sayings with a friend, the idea popped into my head that it would make a hilarious and oh so accurate shirt. I put that thought on my mental back burner and carried on. Days or week later, the thought recurred to me while sitting at my computer. I quickly plugged it in to Google, pushed search, and the rest is history. 

What did I Google you’re wondering?! 5 very simple and true words…

Donuts are my love language

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Book Love, July 2017

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About a month ago my I was challenged by Stephanie to read one book this summer, just one book. I grimaced, I groaned, I tried to get her to let me read a kids chapter book… she refused. So I sucked it up and went to the library grabbing a book that I thought I could make it through, some how. When I sat down to read something magical happened. The book-worm that has been resting dormant for over 20 years (whom I thought had died) sprung back to life.

I read one book, followed by another and then another. Something I had assumed I no longer enjoyed became the perfect past time. In less than a month, I had read several books and today I want to share them with you!

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Fourth of July, 2017

Fourth of July was a bit odd this year. First off, Russ had a 4 day weekend to celebrate. I could totally get used to that! Secondly, we did our “real” celebrating, with all of our traditional 4th of July festivities, on the 3rd. Friends, fireworks, food, and cherry pie #Merica. So when the 4th finally arrived, and it decided to rain for pretty much the entire day, it wasn’t’ the grand finale that I hoped it would be. Unfortunately you just can’t control the weather.

Today I wanted to share a few photos that I snapped through the weekend as well as some weekend highlights. Because let’s be real… you don’t want a detailed run down on all 4 days and I don’t want to take the time to write it all up either. Sigh! Doesn’t being honest feel good?  😆 

So, in no particular order, here we go!

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