Friday Highlights 2016, V28

Hello Friday!

Oh goodness it feels like it has been WEEKS since I have written a good ol’ regular Friday favorites post. They are the perfect opportunity for me to catch up on all of the little things that don’t get a blog post of their own. I have missed them so much! I could probably do a Friday 15 this week since it has been so long, but I’ll spare you and narrow it down to the usual 5 #youarewelcome.

Here we go…


It’s here, it’s finally here!

I am so excited to have a planned escape with this girl, this weekend. It has been way to long since I’ve had a chance to push the reset button and I know it will do me so much good. Our agenda this weekend is to wrap up some homeschool / co-op lesson planning, get some R&R, and have fun. I think those last two will be pretty easy but the first one… I dunno.

{Garden Update}

A few weeks back I posted some photos of my garden. It has grown so much in the past 4 weeks I thought it would be fun to compare. 


IMG_0217 IMG_0218Now. 

Crazy, right?!

{Water Proof}

I’ve always wanted to be able to take pictures underwater, but I never knew it could be so easy.

Recently I got this under water phone case from Amazon (NOT an affiliate link) and now I can easily snap underwater photos at the pool. The biggest downfall is that outside on a sunny day it is always super hard to see your screen. But that is just life I suppose. I think this might just end up being one of my favorite inexpensive/impulse purchases ever.

I’d also like to add I did a test run with a paper towel before I threw my phone in the pool. Safety first!

{Converse At Last}

After months and months of waiting and wanting I finally purchased some Converse. 

I chose black because #1 I wanted to be able to live in them and #2 I am WAY to clumsy for white. The good news is all of the waiting paid off. Sales and coupon codes meant I paid right around $30 for them. So glad I still had some birthday money stashed away. 

{Blog Highlights}

Usually I recap my posts from the past week but since it has been a while, I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorites from the past few weeks.

Back To Nature Bingo (Free Printable)
Our 2016 Homeschool Line-Up
Pesto Pasta Salad Recipe
My Imperfectly Perfect Faith

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

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  • Jessica

    Have so much fun this weekend. You totally deserve it. Wow your garden just exploded. Amazing!!! Love the underwater photo. I need to do that.

    • It totally exploded, so stinking crazy! You should totally get one of those case, you won’t regret it!

      Thank you, have a great weekend yourself friend!

  • Amy Smith

    ENJOY yourself this weekend! I know you will have a great time! You deserve it, Mama!

    • Thank you so much Amy! You have a great weekend too!

  • How smart are you to test your phone case with a paper towel? My phone has a water proof case after one of my children threw it in the pool last summer, AND then it mysteriously landed in a mixing bowl last Christmas. I have never tested it under water though. Your pool pics were cute! Have a great weekend escape! I hope it’s relaxing and successful!

    • Lol. Sounds like you got smart pretty quick friend. Oh kids. At least it wasn’t the toilet :P. Thank you so much! Enjoy your weekend too!

  • Haha yes I would have tested the case first too. That under water pic is awesome. Your garden looks terrific!! Have a wonderful time with your friend

    • Thank you so much! I hope your weekend is fun too girl.

  • That was a smart way to test the case! I hope you have a great weekend!

    • It HAD to be tested first, right?! Thank you, we will! I hope yours is fun too.

  • I totally just put that case in my Amazon wishlist!! Now that we have kids that actually enjoy swimming I NEED ONE!

    Have a great weekend, Beth!

    • You do totally need it. So affordable and fun. Plus it might encourage the kids to go under the water :P. Thanks friend, you too!

  • Meghan Flinn

    Aren’t underwater photos so fun!?! Love how yours turned out!

  • I know we’ve never met but I feel like those Converse are SO YOU!!
    The garden befores, I was like wow! So impressed and then I scrolled down to the afters and was, that’s more like it! Ha! I simply can’t wait for Fall gardening to come commence. I might do a small Summer refresh before then just to get my itch scratched. You know it’s bad when even your Sunflower is dying. :/

    • Haha! That is awesome! I sure hope they are because I wear them a lot :). Oh goodness girl, that really stinks. At least your fall season is long enough for you to actually grow something though! Summer is really all I have.

  • Woot! Props on the converse deal! I don’t think I could ever get a white pair either! Have a great weekend away!

    • Thank you so much Becky. I’d probably spill coffee on mine the first day #butreally.

  • Your garden is so amazing!! And I’m definitely going to have to get an underwater phone cool!

    • You totally should! I promise you wont regret it.

  • Desiree @ Macke Monologues

    Mom-cation – YAY!! I need to get a couple girl friends together for something like that.
    Your garden is impressive!
    Whoop whoop for a pair of Chucks!

    • It was great just to get away for a bit and rest. You should totally do it soon.

  • I love that you and A was able to spend the weekend together… even if it did include gross Science.

    • Lol! Me too. I am putting together a post right now and just sitting here smiling at the memories.

  • chall1018

    I can’t wait to read all about your mom-cation! That photo of you two is just plain adorable. Woah Garden Batman! That thing took off! I’ve never tried that phone pouch, but now I want to. I have a lifeproof case on my iPhone, but even then I am scared to submerge my phone in water. I would feel safer with one of these! Love that photo of them under water. So fun! Chucks are my favorite! Yay for you getting a pair.

    • I just wrote the post for Monday this morning. I am on top of things this week #miracleshappen. You should totally get one of the pouches too. It is the best $7.99 I have spent in a long time. I hope you are getting all caught up from being away friend. That first week back is always so hard.

  • Whitney Jordan

    Your mom cation sounds amazing!! Glad you got to get away. Your garden is impressive!! Can’t wait to see what it produces and what you cook with it. Wish we were neighbors so your green thumb could rub off on me. I’m so curious about your waterproof phone case. It sounds genius!

    • It is so cool friend! For 7.99 it is totally worth it if the kiddies like to stick their faces in the pool :). As far as my green thumb goes it ONLY works with food plants. House plants I kill EVERY time. I was just getting ready to post a photo of this mornings harvest on IG :).