Friday, May 26, 2017


Happy Friday, and Happy Memorial Day Weekend! I am beyond thankful for those many who have lost their lives serving our great nation. We truly are the land of the free because of the brave. 

My husband comes home today from a week-long business trip and we are all so, so excited to see him! He's been gone since Sunday evening and I know two little boys {and me, of course!} who are going to welcome him home with open arms. It's been a really full month of him traveling: a week-long trip the last week of April, in which he got home Friday and left again Monday, May 1 for a quick two-day trip; then a trade show the next week; and then his trip this week. Whew! He's taking Tuesday off to just be HOME and we're thrilled for that; an extra-long weekend? Yes, please! 

But in all seriousness, I'm beyond thankful for this man and how well he shepherds and leads our family. We are so blessed to have him in our lives! 

On a not-so-sappy note, Netflix is releasing the latest season of "House of Cards" on Tuesday and I am ridiculously excited! I love me some Frank Underwood, but I was a little disappointed in seasons 3-4. So I'm hoping Season 5 is going to live up to the hype. Does anyone else watch? 

Did you catch Wednesday's post about what's in my beach bag? If you missed it, read it here

I saw April had on this cute top recently and when she blogged that it was from Old Navy, I had to go scoop it up! It's so cute! {And cheap!} And let's be real, if I'm not in yoga pants and a T-shirt, I'm wearing jeans and a cute tee that can be dressed up for when I need to go out and dressed down for when I get home and throw on my yoga pants. ;) 

If you know me well, you know that I love anything and everything British: TV shows, documentaries, history, candy... 

Perhaps it's because I studied abroad in London in college, or perhaps I'm just a history nerd or perhaps I grew up with Prince William's pictures on my wall and dreamed he'd one day break royal precedent and marry an American {me -- ha!}. But either way, it totally intrigues me. Which is why I was just loving reading all about Pippa Middleton's wedding last weekend! 

Her dress was so gorgeous: 

And I loved this picture of her sister {you know, just the Duchess of Cambridge ;) } "shushing" the bridesmaids and page boys before the ceremony. {Kate's dress was so pretty, too!} 

Annnnnd, when I saw this picture on Instagram, I about died. See, even princesses get frustrated with their kids! Ha! 

I'll be back on Tuesday with a long weekend wrap-up. Have a wonderful, safe Memorial Day weekend! 

Linking up with: AprilAmanda, Andrea and Katie 


  1. Yay for Brandon getting home today! We love house of cards but are so far behind! I loved pippas dress and thought Kate looked beautiful as always!!! Enjoy your long weekend with your hubs!!

  2. I loved her dress, but I still loved Kate's more. However, I loved the dress Pippa wore to Kate's wedding so much too. They're both such gorgeous girls.

  3. Bahaha I loved that photo of Kate scolding her kids, SO funny and so real life!! Happy long weekend!

  4. Yay for your husband coming home! I love the pictures of Kate with the kids lol. Pippa's dress was gorgeous! Have a great weekend!

  5. Ok, I have been obsessed with Pippa and her dress! I loved seeing those photos of Kate and the kids LAUGH OUT LOUD! #truth
    Mandi Moore

  6. Oh man, I was so excited when I woke up and saw that Pippa got married!! Everything looked so beautiful! Hopefully they release some real photographs :) I hope y'all have the best weekend soo glad Brandon is taking off on Tuesday too - y'all definitely need that :)

  7. I loved Pippa's dress! So classy and pretty.

    Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

  8. I am OBSESSED with Pippa's dress! Those Middleton girls have the best fashion sense!

  9. Loving the mascara and coffee shirt! Both of those things have been very necessary in my life lately haha!

  10. I need to go to Old Navy and check out those t-shirts!


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