friday night the girls picked me up from work and we headed down to the orange studio for another meet + make!
i’m excited to add this masterpiece to our gallery wall which is currently a work in progress.
sally snagged a selfie stick, which is amazing. it was a great night with these ladies.
after getting home late, i got up early to get in 8 miles with kayla and beata. it was so humid, but we ran on a shaded trail which was much needed. i got a huge blister on my toe which was a bummer, but headed straight to donut king afterwards so i could bring home the best donuts ever to greg and the kids.
look at that form!
saturday afternoon we headed down to the science center for a couple of hours.
checking out the baby frogs.
reporting the weather… if only it really was 40 degrees!
getting slap happy at dinner.
the perfect size burger.
breakfast at keke’s to celebrate father’s day!
the rest of the day was pretty low key. we did some grocery shopping, went swimming, took naps, rode our bikes to the park to play (for a whole 10 minutes because it was just way too hot), then went swimming again.
hope all you dads out there had a great day! happy father’s day!
thursday night i headed down to west elm for my second meet + make! it was great to see heather there too!
greg worked late on friday, so i ended up watching miracle on 34th street by the light of the tree.
i also wrapped some presents and stayed up way too late.
our advent calendar activity for saturday was to make & decorate cookies.
by cookies, i mean that i made a batch and we only decorated one.
and kenley also enjoyed some hot chocolate (or chocolate milk as she called it)
which was our activity we missed on wednesday.
regardless, she was thrilled.
greg and i snuck out of the house for a date night on saturday night and attended a surprise birthday party!
his first attempt at a spoon today.
i went to the mrtt holiday party today and our tree gained a new ornament. i love it.
just look at those boys. the cutest.
we had a great weekend! how was yours?
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The Elf on the Shelf. I know there are a lot of haters out there towards the poor little elf, but Sprinkles is part of our family now. Sprinkles isn’t into all those crazy antics that you see on Pinterest. Kenley is happy just finding him in a new spot each morning, and I will relish in that as long as I can. In defense of the elf tradition, I really enjoyed this article this week.
Sidenote: I’m also loving my JOY decor that I got on sale!
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The weather this week has been amazing! It’s sometimes hard to get into the true holiday spirit when it’s 80+ degrees out, but this week it’s been in the 40s in the morning and 60s by the afternoon. I’ll take it since Christmas is less than two weeks away!
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Related to number two… I’ve been loving my new puffy vest this week. I forced myself not to buy black or grey and went with the mint color vest and I’m so happy I did. It’s very cheerful, if I do say so myself.
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First, if you haven’t seen Taylor’s Blank Space video, then you must watch it. It’s pretty amazing and I watch it on the reg. After you watch that, my favorite moms are back with yet another amazing parody.
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I attended my second Meet + Make with Sarah Hearts last night at West Elm. Of course it’s always fun to get out of the house with the girls, but hanging out with a lot of other crafty ladies is even better! We made an adorable monogrammed platter, perfect for the holidays!
What are you loving this week?!
Don’t forget to head over to see what these other lovely ladies are loving too!
Misha // Mary Beth // Amanda // Laura
Don’t forget to hop on over to see what these lovely ladies are loving as well: Misha // Mary Beth // Amanda.
We’d love for you to share what you’re loving too, link up or comment below!
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If ya’ll need a new show to watch (or even if you don’t), you must watch How To Get Away With Murder (<– I felt really awkward typing that into Google, by the way). This is the first season, so there is still time to catch up. We got caught up this week (with exception of last night) and it is SO good. Seriously, go watch it. Now.
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I came across a good and thought-provoking article this week on the direction of youth sports today, which also references how college lacrosse coaches are looking for multi-sport athletes even in high school. More and more of these articles are popping up and I don’t anticipate that to slow down. It’s definitely some food for thought.
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I attended my first Meet + Make last night with Sarah Hearts! Sally, Lindsey, and I had a great time and I’m already looking forward to the holiday workshop. We made a doormat. Cute, right?
Have a good weekend friends!