Happy Friday! I started this post on Monday and am just now finishing it Thursday night. Ha. Some weeks just roll that way don’t they? It has actually been a productive week overall, but I’ve been so busy with projects I haven’t been on my computer much. I always struggle with being on my computer this time of year. It’s so beautiful and sunny outside! I just want to be working in the yard or outside with my kids. Speaking of my kids here’s a pic we snapped together on Mother’s Day. It was a great one.. really low key. Kenny and I snuck out early for a little drive and breakfast picnic by a lake while my kids slept. We’ve found that Saturday and Sunday early mornings are our best alone time now that they all stay up so late and sleep in! We were home by 11 am and the kids had cleaned the kitchen for me and made cards and this sign with my favorite treats. We spent the rest of the day all together in the yard and then watched a movie. Couldn’t love these three more. :) I hope it was a good weekend for all of you!
Last year I wrote a post around Mother’s Day called 10 Habits for Happy Moms and I was reading it a few days ago. I feel like so many of the habits I mentioned in that post are the same things I’m trying to do now to stay happy during this current turn of events we’ve all been dealing with (other than group get togethers with friends of course). ;) You can read that post HERE if you think the reminders might be helpful for you too!
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I’ve been working hard to finish organizing our garage so my sweet husband gave me the BEST Mother’s Day gift ever by scrubbing our garage floor clean. In the past I’ve mopped it and we’ve used a power washer but we’ve found that the only thing that really gets out the dark oil spots is Kenny’s muscles. Ha. Lucky him.
Want a fun before and after? This is what we started with..
And this is what it looks like now. Ahhh! The best right!? He was SO speaking my love language scrubbing that floor. I guess I’ll keep him around a little longer. ;)
Ok.. fun news for my fashion loving friends! I bought this cute floral blouse last spring and it has honestly been one of my favorite summer tops. It sold out so quickly and I always get questions about it. The same top with a slightly different floral pattern is back in stock!
I snatched it up in two colors so quickly! Worth it if I even wear them half as much as I’ve worn my original! I love it because it’s so lightweight for summer and the flutter sleeves and tassel tie in the front add such pretty details. My pink AG jeans aren’t in stock anymore, but I found some other fun pink pants I’ll link below. A fun way to mix things up this time of year! This is the top in blue.
And this is the same top in white. So cute! It’s also in stock in solid colors if you prefer that over the floral look.
Cute pink jean options:
I tried the white floral top on with jeans to share because it gives it a totally different look. It’s so cute with jean shorts too! I’d show you but my legs are way too pale for shorts at the moment.
Speaking of pale legs I actually bought this Loving Tan self tanning spray and application mitt to try. Have any of you tried this tanner? I’ve been hearing good things about it for years! It’s supposed to look very natural and dry quickly. It costs more than the $7 tanning lotion I usually use in the summer, but my girls always think my legs look a little orangish with my other lotion so I’m hoping this gives me more of a realistic tan. I’m actually not shooting for tan. Just a slightly darker white version of my incredibly pale skin would work. ;) I’ll report back after I try it and let you know what I think!
I wore this green top this week and got so many questions about it in IG stories. Isn’t it pretty!? The neckline! I also love that it’s fitted but not tight. It’s the perfect length so you can do a little front tuck like I always do or you can wear it out. It would also be so cute tucked in with a skirt (if we ever have a reason to dress up in a skirt again!). This same top also comes in a pretty blue, pink and red. The earrings I’m wearing in every picture are my new favorites. LOVE these teardrops! They are the perfect go-to earring that looks good with everything.
All of these tops are CeCe blouses and I’ve mentioned before that they are my favorite for pretty spring/summer blouses when I want to look a little more dressed up than my usually tee and joggers. There are so many cute CeCe blouses on sale right now!
Here are a couple more favorites I’ve had for a while and just haven’t shared yet..
Love the sleeves and buttons on this one. It comes in lots of colors and is 50% off!
I love the neck tie on this one. Aren’t these blouses the cutest!? Some of them don’t have 5 star reviews and I honestly don’t know why. I give them all 5 stars! They are great quality and always a good fit. I always wash them on a delicate cycle and hang them to dry and even the CeCe blouses I’ve had for years still look like new. Like I said before.. my favorite brand for dressy tops!
Same top in green! Because we all know I don’t have enough green in my closet. ;)
Thought I’d share my pretty summer hydrangeas since I was taking a pic of my new self tanner anyway! I feel like fresh flowers (either from the grocery store or the yard) in a pretty glass jar or vase is the BEST decor you can add to your home for summer. The right glass vase with some pretty flowers just elevates any room! I rounded up some of my favorite clear glass vases below! They are worth every penny in my book because they never go out of style and I use them year after year.
Favorite clear vases:
I finally got all of my patio furniture and outdoor areas clean and ready for summer this week! I snapped this with my phone last night after the kids were done swimming. I’ve had a lot of questions lately about how I wash my outdoor furniture cushions so I’ll share that in a post soon!
Similar Patio Furniture:
My white iceberg roses are all blooming. Such a beautiful time of year! I’m so grateful for the sunshine right now. It just makes life feel less heavy doesn’t it!? Like anything is possible. I hope you’re all staying safe and healthy as things start to slowly open back up again. We are still staying put at home (aside from the occasional grocery store and take out food run!). Addison just has two more weeks of school and El and Kole get out a couple of weeks after her so we’re holding on and doing the best we can with all things Zoom for one more month! I’m so grateful for their teachers and all they’ve done to keep things moving under such crazy circumstances this year. Who would have ever thought this is what our April and May would look like? You have all been in my thoughts and prayers and I hope that if you’re struggling with the current situation things turn around for you soon. One day at a time right? That’s all we can do. That and spend some time in the sunshine. :)
This was my favorite picture from the week I snapped on one of our evening hikes. Love my boys.
Enjoy your Friday! I have big plans for candles and a hot bubble bath Friday night and I can’t wait.