Friday Highlights 7.17.14

Hello Friday!

Another week of summer has passed and the weekend with all of it’s excitement is once again here. Okay realistically we are pretty lacking in the excitement department seeing we have no weekend plans made… but it’s the weekend and dad will be home so that is good enough for us. Plus, I think with a little luck we can wrap up the construction part of our newest room remodel this weekend and move onto things I enjoy a bit more like decorating. Anyone with me on that one?

Here are this weeks Friday picks!

{ONE}  On The Blog This Week

This week on the blog I shared a new favorite recipe.

posted a fun run race recap.

And talked about our Summer Bucket List progress

{TWO} Cow Appreciation Day

Tuesday was Cow Appreciation Day at our local Chick Fil-a so naturally we put all of our spots on and went on our way. But not without a few photos first. 

Pardon Marissa’ tan line ^. she has a goggle shaped oval on her face. I apply sunblock on her face so heavy it looks ghost white but it is still there. It does make for some pretty funny pictures though. We’re currently on a goggle break ;). 

And just for fun a couple of throw back picture from Cow Appreciation Day 2014

{THREE} Almost Famous

So we were at the pool on Tuesday (I am sure that you are all just completely shocked, HA) and a reporter walked up and started asking Emily’s name and age and such. Apparently a local paper photographer had snapped a few photos of my dad playing with Emily and wanted to put one in the paper. 

The next day there they were, almost famous. 

You can take a look for yourself here.

I told y’all we are living at the pool. So much that we make it into the paper. 

{FOUR} Popsicle Fun

One of the unmarked things on this years bucket list is making homemade popsicles. Step one, buy a popsicle mold. I have absolutely no idea how a mom who makes just about everything she can from scratch did not own a popsicle mold but I didn’t. With that little problem fixed I have now moved onto finding a recipe. Here are a few I have my eyes on.

Pina Colada Pops

Funfetti Cake Batter Pops

Funfetti Cake Batter Popsicles

Strawberry Popsicles

Easy Homemade Strawberry Popsicles

You can find all of these and more on my Ice Cream Recipe Pinterest board.

Do you have any favorites or recommendations?

{FIVE} Girl Mom

This week I had Whitney from Work It Mommy guest post in my ‘Girl Mom’ Series.

I absolutely love Whitney and her blog. She did such a fun on “You know you’re a girl mom when…” Make sure you read her list and leave us a comment on what your answer would be.

If you’re interested in sharing your story about being a girl mom fill out this survey and I will be in touch.

Friday Linkup Parties

To see where I am linking up check out my link-up tab.

Have a great weekend!
We will see you back here soon!

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  • Damn it!! We miss free Chickfila every single year and I'm over it. When folks were sharing their outfits, I was thinking how can we make this happen? Needless to say we didn't but next year, remind me so we can! Connor would love the whole thing, looking like a cow 😉

    And if you make the paper or online news, you are famous. Plain and simple. Your daughter is a superstar.

  • Laura

    Those cow outfits are SO cute!!

  • How cool that she made the paper! Also sometimes weekends with nothing to do are WAY better than jam packed ones!

  • Those popsicles look so refreshing. Wishing you a great weekend. My fav picture is your daughter running. Great moment.

  • Sandra Litcher

    You are cruising along on your summer bucket list! We have the drive in on ours as well and haven't made it there yet either!

  • Desiree @ Macke Monologues

    How fun that Emily and you dad made the local paper! All day, every day at the pool. Those are the best kind of summer days.
    Those pina colada popsicles look SO GOOD!! If you want to make super easy fudge pops, just throw some chocolate pudding in your mould and freeze. Bam! Fudge pops are made. 🙂

    Have a great weekend!

  • You and your girls make some adorable cows! I totally forgot about that day and wish I hadn't. I love the picture the newspaper captured of your lil one with her grandpa. Its an awesome shot and I know she must feel like a celebrity. ~Lowanda

  • Amy Coose

    Love the cow outfits. That pic of your girl and dad is fabulous!

  • Love your cow costumes for Chick Fil A. Love that your daughter and your father made the newspaper! How cute is that? Something she can look back on and smile. and I have to try out those funfetti popsicles.

    liz @ sundays with sophie

  • Bri

    You're doing a great job on the bucket list. I love the cow appreciation day outfits. Super cute.

  • I adore those CFA cow pictures! You cant not smile 🙂 Way to have a famous daughter, it was bound to happen with her sweet dimples! Happy weekend!

  • chall1018

    How cute are y'all in your cowprint outfits?!? Love it! We've never been on this day, but I bet it's fun to see all the people dressed up. We just adore our Chick Fil A here. They are the nicest people ever! And so cool they made the paper!! Hope y'all have a really great weekend.

  • Justine Y

    We love Cow Appreciation Day, definitely one of my favorite holidays. 😉 And you guys are doing a great job with your summer bucket list! I really feel like I'm failing miserably with mine this year, lol.


    I also have been making homemade popsicles! I am thinking of posting some of my recipes! If I do, I will send them to you! Have a great weekend 🙂 Seri from

  • WeinerTales

    You and your girls look adorable celebrating Cow Appreciation Day!

  • Cake batter Popsicles? YUM! You ladies make such cute cows!!

  • Elizabeth

    What popsicle molds did you end up getting? I found some on Amazon that I think are good but I haven't pulled the trigger and bought them yet so I'd love to hear recommendations from someone who actually used them and so I know they're good 🙂

  • Ashley

    And of course all I focused on we're the tattoos!!! Nice ink gramps!

    Umm that cake batter looks pretty good!

  • Hehe! He has SO many tattoos and he's not exactly a small guy either :).

    That is the one I keep eyeballing too.

  • Did you check out the reviews? I just bought some cheapos from Wal-mart so I am pretty sure I am going to hate them, lol.

  • Don't those sound so good? Those are the ones I am leaning toward.

    Thanks lady :). Anything for a free dinner out.

  • Thank you so much. It is always so much fun :).

  • Yes, yes! Please remember me. I plan to make some this week. My girls are going to be so excited :).

  • Hehe! It is definitely a new favorite of ours too. The things we'll do for a free meal out ;). No miserable failing friend. Your plate is pretty full give yourself plenty of grace.

  • Thanks dear :). It is really busy on this day (for obvious reasons) but it is so much fun. We have a pretty amazing location just about 3 minutes from our house. Y'all gotta try going for cow appreciation day sometime. Ours was great, hope yours was too!

  • 🙂 Thanks friend. Oh the stardom that comes from having your photo in the local paper. Let's just hope it doesn't go to her head ;).

  • Thank you so much!

  • Thank you very much!

  • Thank you!

  • It was pretty cool to see her in the paper. Definitely something to save to show her when she is older. Such a precious memory with her papa.

    The funfetti ones seem to be the recipe catching everyone's attention. Those are the ones I am going for.

  • Thank you so much. I looked it up months ago and wrote it on my calendar to make sure I wouldn't forget it. Summer is just so busy.

    Hope you had a great weekend!

  • It was pretty stinking awesome. Marissa is only slightly jealous too :).

    Um, yes please?! I never would have imagined fudge pops to be that simple. Thanks!

    Hope your weekend was great.

  • Thank you! I hope you had a great weekend too! It is a favorite of mine too. I think I may need to frame it :).

  • Thank you! We sure are trying. We LOVE the drive in! I am waiting for The Minion Movie to show there then we will check that one off our list. Should be within the next couple weeks!

  • It was pretty cool :). My not so busy weekend was a lot busier than I expected. So glad that it did end up being productive.

  • Dang it girl. Next year I am totally going to message you a couple days before. Nobody should miss out on free Chick fil-a.

    I always knew she was bound to be awesome :). Let's just hope the stardom doesn't go to her head.

  • What a cute looking bunch of cows! My daughter dressed up too and went with friends. I have a Popsicle mold and love it! We make Popsicles all summer long!

  • Those cow costumes are on point! And love that picture that the photographer took! I keep meaning to take my "good" camera to the pool. Can't wait to see the new school room!!

  • Thank you so much, we do our best to really get into it but not look ridiculous either.
    I do too! Tomorrow is the last day of swim lessons so I need to charge the battery tonight and take it with me.