We got back from vacation on Sunday and it has been nice to get back into our regular routine this week. Better sleeping, better eating and the cats were thrilled to have us home. We've gotten to have play dates and enjoyed not having anywhere to be most days.
The best parts of the week were:
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I've been eating 1-2 salads and day and loving them. I have to go to the grocery regularly, chop veggies and fruits often, but I'm loving eating better and feeling better. Each week I'll share some of my favorite salad inspirations for you. The berry salad was one I ordered often on vacation and then the Italian salad was my compromise one day when I really wanted a giant bowl of spaghetti. They were both delicious and I love that my toddler wants to help me eat all the fruits and veggies when I make a big salad for lunch.
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We always visit the outlet malls at least once during our beach trips. This year was a speed shopping version because the kids were napping in the car with Kevin. My MIL and I tore through our favorite stores and then met up with the rest of the crew for a few final stops. We found great deals at Carters, GAP, Ecco and Kate Spade. I picked up this darling tote. I love this size because I can throw so much into it and it zips shut. I LOVE the quality of Kate Spade earrings. I bought a pair of bows last year and wore them 4-5 times a week for a solid year and they still look brand new. They were under $20 so I had to pick up another pair. I opted for rose gold bows this year.
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I've been overhauling my hair routine lately to make thing easier/faster. I wash it twice a week, let it air dry and then add some curls with a curling wand. Thanks to dry shampoo and some other products the routine is working pretty well. I was noticing more frizz issues with the weather warming up so I ordered this HSI Anti Frizz Hair Mask that has great reviews on Amazon. I'm hoping it'll help control the frizz and live up to the hype.
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I was an elementary teacher for 9 years before I had kids and one of my teacher dreams came true this week! I always told my students in Utah to look me up if there were ever in the Midwest and this cute family did. I had all three kids and the oldest just graduated high school. It was so fun to have them in town. We ate donuts together, talked about the funny memories we had of 2nd and 3rd grade and introduced them to my kids. I smiled for the entire day after seeing them!
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Cute Kid Moments
I've decided that three is my favorite age! Olive is so stinkin funny and fun to be around most of the time. She pays attention to everything, asks funny questions, jokes around and is so sweet. She tells me that I'm her very best buddy and wants to do everything I do.
Fletcher is 2 months old and getting so big! I remind him all the time that he's just a baby. He's busting out of his 6 month clothes and cruising right into 9/12month things. He's already outgrown most of the things I thought he'd wear this summer. Yay for healthy, happy babies :)
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I hope you have a really great weekend!!
Do you have any fun plans in the works??
We are working on new house stuff all weekend.