Thursday, June 22, 2017

Summer & Simple Joys

Happy Summer everyone!!
 Some fun summer facts for you as summer started yesterday, 6/21 the sun is directly over the Tropic of Cancer. Its also when The Earth is actually farthest from the Sun during this time of the year.
- Its also not the hottest day of the year either, this happens in a few months.
-If you live in GA you have heard the Dog Days of Summer, the “dog days of summer” refer to the weeks between July 3 and August 11 and are named after the Dog Star (Sirius) in the Canis Major constellation. The ancient Greeks blamed Sirius for the hot temperatures, drought, discomfort, and sickness that occurred during the summer. I think my brother would describe summer in the same way!
-Summer is the by far the busiest time at movie theaters too!
-In the summer heat, the iron in France’s Eiffel Tower expands, making the tower grow more than 6 inches.
-Scientists argue that summer babies are significantly more likely to suffer from mood swings than babies born in other seasons. Hello Nicole, she is a summer baby & moody!!!
 My new June Birchbox arrived this week and it has some great items as usual!
My favorite has been this Roller Lash Mascara from Benefit, it works so great!! It really gives you some pretty lashes!! I also love this SU Hair and Body Wash by Davines. I have only used it for shampoo but gives you a great lather and smells divine!
 Taylor helped me at church Sunday with the 4/5 year old class, here she is playing with the cars!
Since she was so good at church we went to eat some chips and cheese dip for lunch at a local Mexican restaurant!
I thought you all would get a kick out of this pic with Hubby and the girls, look at Taylor's face!!!
Much better!
Daddy and his girls!
Yeah for fun times!!!
This girl loves to run and around and do tumbling tricks!!
Have you tried the Starbucks Pink Ombre?! Its really good and pretty! A perfect summer drink!
I got this new volume mousse called Big Sexy Hair and I like it a lot! I saw one of my favorite Instagramers, Cotton Stem use it and I thought, I want to try it! It came out different then I thought, its more like a hair spray then a mousse you apply in your hand. You instead spray it at your roots when its still damp. I have been  happy with the results, I can tell my hair feels more textured and holds curl better, a good product for those looking for bigger hair :-)
When Daddy takes you to get a FroYo with lots of gummy bears!
Since my previous door mat had Happy Fall Y'all I figured it was time for an update! I found this cute Home mat at Target for $13, SCORE!!
Now if all this rain would let up so it can dry up!
 Hubby surprised me with some yummy King of Pops!!
Chocolate Sea Salt and Strawberries and Cream, YUM!!!
My favorite color cupcake!!
Isn't this so pretty?
I hope everyone has a great weekend coming up, my cousin is getting married Saturday so I will be attending some fun events Friday I look forward to sharing with you!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Happy Father's Day

I hope everyone had a nice Father's Day over the weekend! The girls and I tried to plan some things we knew Daddy would love, here is what we came up with!

Each of the girls made him a little something special at school and gifted it on Friday, I used them on the table scape! Friday night I made a big and yummy huge batch of crock pot cheese grits and some chocolate chip muffins.
 For lunch we surprised Daddy with a trip to Fox Brothers BBQ in Atlanta, one of the best tasting BBQ joints around!
 We were not the only ones in town who thought of this great idea so there was a little wait but the girls did good walking around.
 Stair steps on Dekalb Ave
 Once inside some Allman Brothers was playing and we ordered some yummy BBQ
 Nicole's first visit to Fox Brothers! 
Poppie wanted her to have a rib!
 If you are a tater tot lover like me then you will be wanting these!! Some of the best around, Nicole and I were popping them the entire time!
 For his Father's Day gift we got him 2 tickets to see Trey Anastasio at The Atlanta Symphony, he is a HUGE Phish fan so he is pretty excited!
 Later that day our friends Drew and Alison went out to celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary so their sweet kids Jackson and Addie played with us! Here we are at the pool!
 The pool wears everyone out so we ordered a pizza and watched a movie while Hubby watched the Atlanta United soccer game.
 We played outside for a while too
 I posted this pic of my own Dad and me at Panama City Beach in 1983, everyone commented how young he looks!!
Not much has changed, my Dad has always looked pretty young to me!
 A little Father's Day humor I sent to my sweet father in law!!
I hope it was a great weekend celebrating all the great Dad's out there!

Monday, June 19, 2017

What I Wore

When talking fashion and beauty I love this quote:
 I think I have learned this lesson as I have gotten older, as have many others. Just be your best self, its the most beautiful for sure!
 This past Sunday marked a month since Chris Cornell passed away, I think I listed to one of his songs at least once a day, his voice was just incredible. I wanted to wear my love on my sleeve so I found this Chris tee on Etsy and I love it!! If you are not familiar with Soundgarden, Audio Slave or any of his other music please check it out, you will be blown away.
 My Mother's Day Lilly P dress is perfect for right now, short sleeve, and a side braid is great for the GA humidity.
I once read that maxi dresses are like the pajamas of dresses, they are so comfortable and easy to style! I have had this one for a couple of years, I love the purple leopard print!
Going with the flow dress!
This came from Shein.com and under $20. I love this dress, its so pretty and comfortable with an elastic waist. And  the best part, it was the perfect length! Usually maxi dresses are long on me, this hit right at my toes so no tripping on the dress!
You may remember this dress from Taylor's recital, its from Target and so pretty!! I keep going back and forth if its ok to wear to work? It's long but I am worried about the bare shoulders, what are your thoughts?
I still love the dress though!
No hassle with tassels!!
I got this dress last summer and I still love it, so does Coco, she loves to pull the tassels. Its from Shein.com.
Sometimes and easy and classic black and white look is all your need! The shirt came from Walmart along with the white skirt and black shoes came from Target.
I am still loving my Easter Lolly Wolly Doodle dress, its so springy and I love the pastel colors.
Last time I wore this dress I paired it with a brown belt, but I like this look much better! Its from an online clothing store called Down East!
If you love Instagram like me you have no doubt seen the pretty palm print everywhere! I found this shirt at Shein.com for $12, SCORE!! I paired it with a green pencil skirt from Amazon, such a great summer print!!

Friday, June 16, 2017

Big Bubbles and Simple Joys

Another item on our summer bucket list was to make some Big Bubbles!
I saw a simple and easy recipe from my favorite bloggers Dixie Delights, all you need is 3 ingredients!
 Dish soap, light corn syrup and water!
I got the bubble wands from Amazon, here is the recipe for fun: 
-1 cup of the dish soap
-1/4 cup corn syrup
 -8 cups water
*pour in a big bucket
Hubby making the mix for us
We put the mixture in a big buckets and had some fun for pretty cheap!
Daddy made some big bubbles!
The bubbles were actually pretty big and you get a lot more for your money, I think if we had a bigger wand they could have been huge!
My sweet Taylor
My sweet Nicole sharing some saltines
I love being able to end the day rocking with my baby, especially when she is wearing cute little slippers XOXO
Talk about good!! These new Ben and Jerry's Slices are so good, very rich, but so good!! 
Late night grape snacks with my girl
Morning sunrise, a new day and new start
Hubby and I are loving these new Sargento balanced breaks! They come in different flavors, we love the cheese, cranberries, banana chips and chocolate. They are perfect for a work snack!
When Hubby picks up breakfast, nice buns!
Hubby and I got to have a lunch break together this week so we met at Slopes BBQ, so good! I love all their home feeling decor and they have some of the best sweet tea!
We shared some mac and cheese, green beans, cheese grits, fried okra and some chopped chicken sandwich, it was great!
Coco thinks its funny to chase me with bubbles!!
Morning giggles!!
Tickle monster!
Swinging into the weekend with smiles!!
We have some special things planned for Daddy to celebrate Father's Day. 
A very special Happy Father's Day wish to the best Dad in the world, my own Dad!! I sent him a package of Omaha Steaks (don't ready he already got them so he knows)!!