Friday, June 17, 2016

The Best Parts

Happy Friday!  I'm excited for the weekend and looking forward to celebrating Father's Day.  We are not traveling to see family this weekend, but are hoping to enjoy a fun Father's Day at home.  I gave Kevin a long list of options for things we could do this weekend and he's picking what we do.  Should be lots of fun!!

The highlights of our week were:

// 1 //
 Cookies & Plaid Plates
My Dad and some family friends came up to work on the house this week.  Tons of projects are coming together and I baked some festive cookies to thank them.  They loved the cookies and I love anything holiday themed.  I picked up these plaid plates at Meijer this week and LOVE them!  They're so bright and cheery.  I think they'll be perfect for our summer meals and they were less than $3 a plate.

// 2 //
I made some delicious salads this week!  A copycat Olive Garden Salad, a Chicken Fajita salad from leftovers we had from a fajita dinner and a veggie packed salad.  I need to head to the store this weekend to stock up on salad fixins so that I'm ready to eat salads all next week.

// 3 //
Floral Sandals
I'm loving the Birkenstock trend, but can't justify the price tag Birks.  So when I found these floral Unionbay knock offs at Marshalls I knew I had to have them.  They were $16.99 and are so comfy.  I wear them all the time and love having cute sandals to slip on.

// 4 //
 House Projects!
My Dad, friends, brother in law and Kevin have been working hard on the house.  They made several trips up to work this week.  Our "driveway tree" is long gone, we discovered a cherry tree in our yard, we hung the new bathroom mirror and the kitchen is almost move in ready :)  Lots of progress and we should be able to move into the house in just a couple of weeks!!

// 5 //
Cute Kid Moments
Olive is loving dressing up as a princess these days.  She'll quietly slip into her room and come out as a princess.  It's sweet to see her using her imagination.   Topher was curious about this princess in our midst so he was keeping a close eye on her
Fletcher turned 11 weeks old and is getting so big.  He loves being inside when it's HOT out so this picture is of him chillaxing in the AC after running errands all morning.  Sweet boy :)

Best posts of the week:
I did a few vacation recaps on the blog this week.
Wild Time and Beach Bums from our time in Naples, FL

Save or Splurge?  Tales of a new bathroom mirror
I hope you have a really great weekend!!
Do you have any fun plans in the works?? 
We're looking forward to a fun Father's Day weekend - brunch, playing outside, working on the house and letting Kevin pick what he wants to do.


  1. All those salads look super tuner, especially the Olive Garden copy cat one! Your kitchen looks lovely, good luck moving into your house! Have a great weekend <3
    Ashley Sue Makeup

  2. Those salads, cookies, babies, mirror, cherry tree - fabulousness! xo

  3. Stopping by from the link-up. Those cookies look so good! I also LOVE your bathroom. Great inspiration.

  4. Sounds like a busy time for you. Fletcher is getting so big and I can relate to the Princess. Hannah wears her dress all day long, has even been known to sleep in. Enjoy your weekend fun and thanks for linking.

  5. What a great week! I'm loving those gingham plates so much! And the cookies look amazing, as usual! So lucky to discover a cherry tree!!

  6. Love those plaid plates, and what a steal at that price point! Your little ones are adorable, love their names! xx Rox-Anne,

  7. I love those plaid plates and that bathroom mirror. Feeding a giraffe is one of the best experiences ever. Jess at Just Jess

  8. Those cookies look so good!

  9. Absolutely love your floral Birkenstocks!! Such a great find!! And I am loving all of the house updates!! So exciting that you will be moving in soon!!

  10. What a fun week! Yay for getting house stuff done! The kids are adorable as always, and I love your new sandals!


  11. Oh those cookies looks delicious!!! And a cherry tree! Nice!!

  12. The house is coming together so wonderfully!! It's just beautiful!!

    And that picture of Fletcher man. I die!

  13. I LOVE your bathroom mirror!! It's perfect. :) And that cherry tree - so pretty! We had a cherry tree at one of our houses in Indiana and my friends and I loved standing around, eating cherries right off the tree. Kids. :)

    Happy Fathers Day weekend to the fun parent! ;)

    Whitney @ Come Home For Comfort

  14. Love your mirror..Everything looks like it is coming along beautifully.You will have a beautiful home to enjoy soon...Just think no more moving and it is just like you are getting a new home..What a great family you have that is willing to do so much...Keep the updates coming..

  15. I have been eating more and more salads lately too and it's been fun for me to try new things and experience new meals.

  16. Love seeing the new house progress! Your kitchen looks so spacious! So much baking to do there. And I can't believe Fletcher is almost 3 months old! Wow! I feel like 3 months was the sweet spot with Elizabeth... I'm holding on until that benchmark :) Hope you all had a great weekend!

    Katie @ Cup of Tea

  17. Your salads are on point as always the house is looking amazing and a cherry tree?!?! That is SO exciting friend. Fletcher sure is growing up fast too. Why does that always have to happen.

  18. Your salads always look so amazing! The things you could do if you had the veggies we have in our garden. The house is really coming together! I know you will be so excited to move in. It's great that y'all have such amazing help!


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