Hello, hello, friends. I hope you are well. Popping in today just to show what our live has looked like…
Hello, hello, friends. I hope you are well. Popping in today just to show what our live has looked like…
Hello, hello, friends. I hope you are well. Popping in today just to show what our live has looked like lately. Other than school, there isn’t really much new happening around these parts. School, repeat, weekend, repeat.
Missy is starting to think like Bo. Less like a dog, and more like Scooby Doo. Here she is just hanging out with Fin at the dinner table.
Sunflowers are one of my favorite flowers. David like to surprise me with em from time to time. One of my favorite things in the world is getting to stare at the pretty sunflowers while making my morning coffee.
The view from our walk to the library and back never ceases to amaze me. It’s just SO pretty. EVERY time.
Fin got a nerf gun he’d wanted for his birthday (Thanks, Maddie) and I promptly got shot with it.
Otherwise, David took Fin to our local ComicCon for his birthday and they met/did photos with Jason David Frank. AKA Tommy freakin’ Oliver, the green ranger (well… really he’s all the colors but… he’s now DR Tommy Oliver)
Owen’s as odd as ever :p
For our anniversary over the summer, David surprised me with new earrings and a bracelet. I’m obsessed with both.
And Miss Madelyn is puzzle crazed lately.
And that’s that. A brief summary of what life has looked like for us lately.
I hope it’s been good for you <3
Hi, friends! Popping in today to show you my summer outfits, what they looked like, how I wore what, and more :p
Also I did my very best to find the matching products on Amazon (which is challenging because I’m a HUGE thrifter) but I did my best to provide you with links to purchase from in case you see something I’m wearing that you just NEED in your life too. The links used ARE affiliate links meaning that if you choose to order through these links, I’ll make a tiny (and I do mean TINY) commission from it.
No where in here am I claiming or pretending to be a fashion blogger. Haha. I just wear what I love, how I love to wear it and I love sharing those outfits here with y’all. (side note…. YOU ALL = y’all. NOT “ya’ll”. I have seen it spelled “ya’ll” too many times in the last few days)
Similar Skirt. (I grabbed mine this summer from Target but like the one linked better)
Chucks for under $50.
My Birkenstocks (I’m on year THREE of them and they’re still going strong!)
Similar dress (This one has pockets and mine does not)
Similar to the blue sweater I’m wearing with the floral dress.
Alaska grown shirt was thrifted, but here’s a TON of similar you can purchase.
Maroon dress was a Target clearance rack find, but this one is similar and now on my wishlist.
This is hard work, you guys. I dunno how fashion bloggers legit do this and remember where they’ve gotten what and when.
Also, do fashion bloggers ONLY wear new clothes? If so, what happens to their last year’s clothes that are still like cute this year?! I have so many questions.
This is also half the reason I thrift… If I get bored with it, it won’t hurt me to part with it because I only paid like $7 for the item. As often as I get bored with articles of clothing or shoes, thrifitng really is just perfect for me and my fashiony taste.
What about you? Stores or thrift finds?
Also, Poshmark is my new BFF. An app that I can thrift from?! YES, PLEASE!
This post is sponsored by The Libman Company but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
Back to school season is upon us. I don’t know about you guys, but here … that means life gets messier. With back to school comes Fall and seasonl changes, to include rainy days & muddy adventures. That makes me so so grateful for the simplicity of my favorite mop –> The Libman Wonder Mop.
The Libman Company knows their way around cleaning products: for 120 years, the family-owned business has made quality their priority, offering the finest USA-made brooms, brushes, mops, and cleaning tools.
The kids alone are messy as can be, but y’all…. these pets. WOW. They are messy. They’re messier than the three kids. Missy’s favorite activity is to play in the dirt while waiting for the neighborhood squirrel to arrive for the day. Bo loves to nap in the sun and doesn’t get as messy and Missy, but he loves a good run around the yard and with them big paws, he picks up all the dirt. Cat doesn’t go outside (despite all the several times he’s tried and then freaked himself out once out there), but cats are pretty gross too. Hairballs. . . ugh.
In order to keep up with clean up (which is basically impossible) I grabbed a Libman Wonder Mop from Walmart (the Microfiber GRIPSTRIPS™ sold me in choosing which mop to go with, they lift up to 20% more dirt) put it to the dirty floor test. I also sang into it while dancing around the living room and kitchen, but that’s neither here nor there really. Who doesn’t at some point break out into a little song and/or dance while cleaning?
The power wringer lets me remove more water from the mop head, no excess water, faster floor drying time and with these fools running around, we can’t be having wet floors for very long. They’ll trip and fall all over the place . . . . or . . . . make it messy again faster than they normally would. It works on all surfaces and when I’m done, I just pop the head into the washing mashion. (It can be washed up to 50 times). That’s so easy! And I’m all about the simple life.
So, if you’re like me… standing in the mop aisle of the store looking at the mops in utter confusion trying to just pick one… pick a Libman Wonder Mop(the green handled one) y’all. I just saved you a lot of time. ha
There’s also a coupon for you if you sign up for their newsletter —> Libman <----
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Olay. The opinions and text are all mine.
What’s your SPF style? Are you a daily wearer? A beach-day-only kind of girl? What? Be honest with me.
I used to be a “only when actively outside” kind of SPF wearer, but then we moved to Colorado. Now everything we do is outdoorsy and SPF is my best friend. I am basically obsessing over Olay Whips with SPF 25.
Olay Whips often gets refered to as the “Unicorn of Moisturizers” but now it’s time to meet its SPF sister! Unlike other sunscrens, Whips with SPF has Active Rush Technology which holds and releases 1000x its weight in hydration, meaning it instantly absorbs into your skin. It feels light and moisturizing. You almost won’t even believe that its got SPF in it, it blends so beautifully with all skin tones and doesn’t leave any sticky feeling behind. Woo!
This multitasking bad boy contains SEVEN benefits in one! It’s jam packed full of viatmins, leaving your skin looking healthy, fast!
Adding this into my everyday routine has been a total no-brainer. It’s great for my skin, provides me some sun protection and it’s pretty budget friendly! Winning! Are you loving Olay Whips as much as I am? I grabbed mine from Walmart. You can grab yours there too or head here and grab it online.
This post is sponsored by Activia but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
If you’ve followed this blog for a while now, you know that my husband and I have been on a bit of a health kick. I don’t think “kick” is the proper word for it really, but we’ve definitely made healthier choices over the last year + for our family. Especially after the medical retirement and the medication that bumped David’s weight up higher than he’d ever seen it. Jumping on this 2 week Activia challenge was a no brainer for the both of us. (And there is a coupon for YOU when you click that link)
I am not the biggest fan of yogurt, but these daily probiotic drinks are quickly becomming an obsession of mine. They’re perfect for those grab & go mornings. I can drink one with my coffee, or in the car on the way to the zoo, or while walking to the local library. SO convienent. One of our biggest struggles with our healthy journey has simply been convienence. Sometimes it is just easier to grab fast food on our way out the door, or grab something quicker to eat. These have seriously helped with that problem! A banana & a daily drink and good to go! I love them. They’re such a little game changer.
It is so common to overlook the link between our gut and our brains, but the gut actually contains 10 times more health-determining bacteria than the rest of the body – protecting us from infection and illnesses. Introducing Activia Dailies. Now there’s a quick, easy and tasty way to enjoy your daily probiotics. A quick low fat yogurt drink packed with Activia’s billions of live and active probiotics!
“Be the change you wish to see” is the age old saying, but when we want to change our health and fitness habits, often times it can feel like our goals are unachievable. From handling mom duties to a full-time career, the hours or minutes in a day can quickly slip away, making it oh so easy to lose track of our goals.
I grabbed mine from my local Walmart and I have a coupon code for you! Head here to get an ibotta rebate —> Activia Challenge
You should have seen me and my “I don’t need a cart” pride trying to carry these around the store. HAHA! Just opt for the cart or basket, people. Don’t be “proud” like me. haha.
Again, head here to grab your coupons and learn more about Activia.
Summer break is in full force around here. David only has two days of college this semester, so we’ve been squeezing in all the fun adventures on non class days.
We visited our favorite fishing spot over Memorial Day weekend, and phew it was packed. It was a gorgeous day, a nice trip, and a fun time… we just remembered why we don’t go do much on holidays – so peopley.
We have made lots of trips to the local library already this year with many more in our future. The kids have discovered that they can ask the lady’s at the desk to help them find books and put books on hold for us. Maddie’s new favorite thing is to check to see if any of our holds are in – even though I get a notification when they come in, we still stop to check every time we go.
We’ve already done a fair amount of hiking this summer as well. We even saw a rattle snake a few hikes back. I can’t remember if I mentioned that here already or not.
David turned 33 earlier this month and we “surprised him” with a renewed zoo membership and a zoo trip. Owen was SO excited to finally get a picture with the otters. Ignore his end of the year shoes. haha. You know it’s summer time when shoes have holes and pants are too short. Haha.
And Bo loves boxes as usual.
Otherwise so far our summer has been hot & lazy & absolutely wonderful. I hope your summer has been enjoyable so far. 🙂