27 May 2016

My hope is that all of you are on your way to greener 3-day-weekend pastures of fun but if you're not and you're stuck with me for the moment ... I'm sorry. I'll try my hardest to make it worth your while.

Linking up with Kelly, once again!

1. We've been making up for getting to the pool at closing time the other night by going virtually every day this week and ... I think we might need to slow our pool going roll because it's like getting gum off the sidewalk trying to get the kids to l-e-a-v-e. It's a good problem but still ... a problem.

after she took off her top for the third time.

I was going through and deleting pictures last night and had to let out the tiniest cackle at the timing of the handstand/cartwheel in the background. Stealing your thunder, T-bone.

2. I've seen not one, not two, but THREE people (one of them being Amy!) sing the praises of The Nest this past week and so I think I'm going to give it a go this weekend. I'll let you know my personal thoughts whatever they may be ... next week. Prime those eardrums. Or pupils, I guess. (I've got my eye on The Assistants too.)

3. My very financial savvy brother told me to sign up for ebates a couple of years ago and I owe him quite a bit of lettuce because it's been SO worth it since we do the bulk of our (non-food ha) shopping online. Regardless of whether or not your hitting up the sales this weekend ... I highly recommend signing up. It's free, of course!

4. Even though I have NO business taking outfit pictures because a fashion blogger I will never be ... I (obviously) still do. Well ... we took some yesterday and the memory card is now totally fried and the pictures are lost and so maybe the universe is giving me a little hint Hint HINT? Probably. Especially because I was wearing glorified culottes.

5. I appreciated when a friend with kids only slightly older than mine shared this post in agreement on Facebook. I know I'll miss the early years of raising kids but was grateful to read this perspective too.

6. How have I made it to number six without talking about the Bachelorette? I don't know. As usual, I loved Sharleen's take on the premier and my favorite is definitely Luke. I think she likes Jordan the most (duh!) and I was prepared not to like him because of all the ex-lady drama but I have to admit he seems like not a terrible dude. The season preview looks d-r-a-m-a-t-i-c but what else should we expect?

7. There's a really great Damn Good Face Wash giveaway over on my IG that ends tonight. Go! And if you don't win you can still score a generous 20% off with code: damngoodpattons20. Kate is Bridget's sister and her stuff is all natural, handmade in small batches, and the BEST. My favorite is the coffee scrub.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend. I think we'll be predictable and go to the beach. Fancy that.



  1. LOVE the "Momnesia" post!! Best thing I have read in a while, so true!! (OH and at least you get a beach on this holiday weekend, I get a septic tank replacement happening in my front yard!! I would rather have the beach!!) :-)

  2. Just got The Nest from the library - excited to read! LOVED Eligible....! :)

  3. the momnesia post is perfect. I'm the mom of a 30 year old and 23 year old and it pains me to read over and over how the younger moms need to "cherish every moment" sometimes you just need to get through the day.

  4. Just ready The Assistants this past weekend and I loved it! Good beach read for sure! Also started Eligible, per your recommendation, and I'm hooked. Seriously can't stop reading. Also so fun because I used to live in Cincinnati so it's fun recognizing some of the places in the book.

  5. This is our favorite beach, too! The sand! The shaded picnic tables! We're hoping to take our 3 lil guys camping once the weather cools. We frequented the de soto campgrounds a few times pre-kids. The sites are beautiful! Kayaking, canoeing, great amenities. :)



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