We had a pretty low key week at our house. I've been battling an ear infection (do adults really get those?!?!), it still feels like Fletcher is on a vampire sleep schedule being wide awake for hours at night, Olive's last paci broke and she's taken it pretty well. She asked for new pacis for her birthday and said we needed to ask her Papaw to fix it for her. We are busy making toddler birthday plans, vacation plans and starting to think about moving into our new house. Lots of iced coffee has been consumed, puddles have been jumped in with all of this rain and Princess Sophia marathons are all the rage. It's been a good week and we're excited for the weekend.
The best parts of our week were:
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We're making plans to head to the beach this summer and getting everyone ready to go. I love swim suit shopping for the kids. We went with Rufflebutts Ruffled Rash Guard Bikini again this year for Olive in her favorite color. We were so pleased with her suit last year - she wore it all summer long, never got burned & it still looks brand new. I had hoped she could wear it for two summers, but she's till growing like crazy and blasting through sizes right and left. It was a great suit so I'm happy to have a different color for her this year & Carters hat for Olive. I went with Gymboree suits for Fletcher. Who said shopping for boys isn't as fun as shopping for girls?!?! I loved picking out these little sea creature suits for my little man. I seem to have to look harder to find boy things I LOVE, but it is possible to find great boy things.
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FAVORITE PICS of the kids
Fletcher turned 6 weeks old and loves to sit up in his manly Bumbo seat. He's also smiling more frequently and starting to grab things.
Olive declared "I'm your best helper ever and I love dis chocolate!"
while helping me bake brownies. I agree sweet girl.
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My bloggy friend Justine always raves about the selection of products on Wal-Mart.com I rarely shop their website, but am always so impressed with her finds. So I was inspired to do some birthday party prep late one night and decided to see what all of the fuss was about. Ladies, I was SO IMPRESSED with their selection!! There is so much more available on-line than in their stores.
Here's a sampling of the pink and purple birthday goodies that have arrived on my doorstep this week. The selection and price were outstanding and if your order is over $50 it ships free. I'll do a full review of the products in the near future, but I am excited to have this new resource for my party planning prep. Thanks Justine!!
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Kevin and my dad got Olive's room painted the prettiest shade of lavender. It's done and ready for a sweet little girl to move in. The living areas are almost done being painted gray and Olive has claimed the window seat as her reading nook. Wallpaper borders in the bathroom are down in one and waiting to be painted. So many projects are getting crossed off our list thanks to my dad and Kevin.
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I got to go on a solo shopping trip on Mother's Day! Hooray! It's amazing how quick it is to run errands when you're alone. I picked up two new ELF products. The $1 ELF Jumbo Lip Gloss Stick in Pink Umbrella is an item I liked so much that I repurchased it. It's the perfect slightly pink color that is easy to throw on for a day at home or a day when you're not wanting to wear a bold lip. Slightly tinted and moisturizing too. The blush is amazing! I was skeptical that it would be too light and would wear off, but it's lovely. It's almost like it as some highlighting in it to give your cheeks the perfect glow. It's the $2 Silky Smooth Powder Blush in Shy and I'm wearing it in the picture below.
I also picked up my first bottle of Essie polish. I usually shy away from it since it's nearly $10 a bottle, but this one was $3.99 at TJ Maxx. It's the perfect shade of berry for summer. Olive was anxious to give it a try on her piggies :)
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I hope you have a really great weekend!!
Do you have any fun plans in the works??