Friday Favorites 6.30.17

What a week friends. If I had to rate this week on a scale of 1-10, it wouldn’t make it past a 5… and I think that is being generous. I could go on and on and give you reasons why this week has stunk, but what good would that do really? Absolutely none is my guess. So this is me choosing to move on, get happy, and embrace the 4 day weekend. 

Let’s take a look at this weeks Friday Favorites!

14 Days of Summer

Tomorrow kicks off the month of July and that means my summer mini photo challenge begins!

You can find all the details in this post. We’d love to have you join the fun. 

Tuesday Talk Announcement

For those of you who regularly link up for Tuesday Talk, I wanted to remind you that there will be no link-up this week (July 4th.) We are encouraging y’all to take the day off and celebrate this great country we live in with your families.

We’ll be back at it on July 11th!

Happy Fourth

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Speaking of the 4th, I want to wish you and yours a safe and happy holiday. I also thought it would be fun to share a couple of my favorite old 4th of July photos. 

Here are the girls in 2013

And my favorites from 2011. Clearly taken back when they weren’t fans of fireworks! These two photos will always make me laugh, always. #badmom 


Those of you who know me well know I have always been an Android girl. Well, it seems that is about to change  😯 . After my phone died this week…. yes, again. I am all done with Androids. It seems like I go through them like candy and nobody wants to work on them. So I am changing gears and getting and IPhone. Now I didn’t spring for a newer one. I actually went with an older model with an epic camera in it #priorities. But truth be told I am also feeling completely done with big phones. I think one of the reasons I dropped my phone a bunch is its size… and I don’t have small hands (how do some of you do it?!) I also don’t feel like I should need a device on my phone to help me hold onto the thing. Oh how I long for simpler times.

So hopefully, HOPEFULLY! things will get better from here on out. Otherwise I may go back to my indestructible Nokia and call it good. Game of Snake anyone?!

Blog Highlights

Here are a few recent posts you can check out if you happened to miss them!

Grilled Margherita Pizza
What’s Up Wednesday
Ten Things I’ve Always Wanted To Do

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

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Friday Link-ups

  • I hope you have a great weekend! I completely understand on the sucktacular week. The past month has pretty much been like that for me. I’m hoping July is better! 😉 Love the pictures of your LITTLE girls. Why do they have to grow so fast?!? Have a fun 4th of July!

    • Sucktacular… my favorite new word, lololol. I totally agree, it seems like yesterday. I hope y’all are having a great 4th too!

  • Sorry to hear about your week! I’ve been in a major funk, so I feel you friend! Those pictures of the girls are so funny! Annabelle wasn’t too sure of them last year either. My dad has some noise cancelling headphones she will be wearing.

    • That is a great idea! I hope y’all are having an amazing holiday weekend friend. Maybe July will drag us both out of this funk we are in.

  • I wholeheartedly agree – bring on the four day weekend!! I love the fireworks photos. It reminds me of one I have of my oldest when he was one andcwe sat him on santas lap! Ha. Hope you love your new iPhone and have a great weekend!

    • Oh man, I had a Santa screamer too. She finally decided she like him right before she turned 5, lolololol! I hope y’all are having an amazing 4th of July weekend!

  • Living on Cloud Nine

    YES to long weekend and sweet smiles!! Your girls are the CUTEST!!! So sorry this week was yucky, but sunny days are ahead girl!! I think you’ll like your iPhone, I am not good with change but once I get used to something, it ends up ok. Happy weekend, i hope it’s as amazing as you are!!

    • It will definitely be a change, but one I am excited to make. The camera alone should make it worth it! I hope y’all are having a great trip!

  • Jessica

    I am ready for the weekend and for your photo challenge to start! Yippee! Those photos of the girls are killing me. So adorable even if they are crying. Ha ha!!

    • Some photos just never get old. It was so funny too. We lit this adorable frog firework it shrieked so loud and they both just screamed. Being the awesome mama I am, I took a photo before consoling them #fail.

  • Three boys and a girl blog

    I’m excited for the photo challenge, I always love participating in these! The girls past fourth of julys are darling!! You will love an iPhone! I have the plus and now can’t imagine going smaller haha. can’t wait to see what you think of it. have a great weekend friend!

    • I just can’t hang on to it when taking selfies and it doesn’t fit in my pocket which drive me bonkers. The big screen is nice for videos though. So excited to have you doing the photo challenge. I love these 14 day ones. I am already scheming up one for the fall too!

  • Heather Bramlett

    So excited for the photo challenge.
    Oh my goodness the pictures of the girls.. love!
    I have the iPhone 7 plus and love it! It’s big but great!

    • My android was the same size and I just couldn’t do it. Every time I went to take a selfie I would drop it or something stupid. I know I’m klutzy but geez, lol. Hope you are having an awesome weekend!

  • Welcome to iPhone land!

  • I already have a lot of photos lined up to use in the challenge! I am sorry you didn’t have a good week and hope things get better.

    • That is so cool and so smart. I totally meant to but never did….oooopppps!

  • I’m sorry your week stunk so bad. :o( I hope things get better for you soon! And girl, you will LOVE your iPhone!!!! You’re going to wonder why you didn’t have one all along! Welcome to the dark side. Hehe.

    • Baha ha ha! I bet that is exactly how I am going to feel. I was just such a rebel, I didn’t want to be like the masses. I was probably just missing out.

  • So sorry you had a crappy week! Those pictures of the girls…..ahhhh. I seriously already missed the first two days of the challenge….I totally suck at remembering these things even after I shared it!! Hope your week is much better and you enjoy some fun with family!

    • Photo challenges are HARD. I usually burn out on them before I finish. These 14 day ones are the only way to go!

  • Whitney Jordan

    Sorry for the rough week. Hope this week is better! LOVE LOVE LOVE that picture of the girls in their handprint flag tanks. SO SWEET! Welcome to the iphone club. I love mine and hope you do, too!

    • Those tanks were just so fun to make. Emily still has Marissa’s from that photo. I think this is the last year it will fit her though :(. It arrives tomorrow, can’t wait!

  • Last week was rough for both of us but this week has to be better! I mean it’s already Wednesday and it hasn’t gone to $%^& so… there’s hope!

    • I know! If I can just run those dang 5 miles tonight, all will be okay.

  • Disregard my question about your iPhone on the other post. This one answers it. Which one did you get? The 6? Goodness, I get excited when someone crosses over to iPhone. haha!

  • Also, sorry last week was so rough. I hope things are on the up and up.

    • I actually got the 5SE and I am LOVING it. It is small but not having a massive phone any more makes me so happy.