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We’re back! Took a quick trip over the 4th and it feels good to be back home. We were starting to get a little tired of so much home time so it feels good to feel good about being back in our routine. :)
It made me happy to come home to all of my patriotic decor even though the 4th is behind us. It’s cheering me up so I’m going to keep it up through July.
(sidenote: these cute navy gingham pillows are favorites for spring/summer decorating – size 20×20 and they are only $12! They come in lots of colors.)
Do you leave your patriotic decor up through the summer? Crazy to think that before we blink it will be time for leaves and pumpkins! All things Fall are so up in the air right now. It’s hard to know what life will look like for all of us at that point! Adding seasonal decor always cheers me up so I’m looking forward to Fall decorating because keeping our home inviting and cozy is one thing that I can control right now. We are all spending a lot of time in our homes so it feels especially important this year.
I’m working on some organizing projects around here and will have more to share soon! Yesterday I just focused on getting us all unpacked, cleaning the house, buying groceries and laundry laundry laundry. Always a busy re-group day after we take a trip!
Here are a few pics from our mini vacation. We love going to Park City in the summer and have had this trip booked for a year. We were torn on going with the virus situation but decided to do it last minute (drive instead of fly) and to just be as safe as possible. I’m so glad we did. Once we got there we spent the entire trip outdoors and it was absolutely beautiful! These pics are straight from my phone with no editing.. so pretty isn’t it!?
We honestly just hiked every day! Kenny and I woke up early and hiked in the morning and then we’d get take out for lunch and then hike in the afternoon with the kids.
The Park City mountain trails are absolutely breathtaking! My husband is always happiest in the mountains.
We also watched some fun movies together and enjoyed long drives. It was a pretty chill summer vacation and really not that much different than what we’ve been doing at home, but the change of scenery was what made it feel special.
Quality time with these 4 is always my favorite.
So is the Park City white barn.
My sister lives in SLC so we drove to her house for the last couple of days to spend the 4th with her and her family. My brother and his family came too and it was so much fun being with them all again! Especially with everything Car has gone through this year. Love her so much and I’m just beyond grateful every second of every day that she is ok. (Breast cancer for those of you who are new here but things are looking really good so far!)
The kids were SO happy to be together again. Nothing beats cousin time! We usually spend the 4th at my sisters and go to a parade and then swimming and a big firework show at a nearby club, but none of that was happening so we had to get creative! Instead we kept them busy with tie-dying, water games in the backyard, a piñata full of candy and our own firework show. Honestly it was one of our best years yet!
My sweet niece is getting so big! Spending time with her is always a good thing and she had 3 teenage babysitters at her beck and call!
Mid day we sent all kids upstairs for an electronic break so that their parents could have a break! All cousins are pictured here other than the oldest and the youngest who decided to take naps. :)
Always in my happy place with these two.
Car and her husband made the most delicious meal and so many fun desserts. They always go above and beyond for the 4th when we come! We of course ate NON-STOP. I’ll be working this little weekend off all month!
I found this cute top on Amazon right before our trip. Felt a little Dukes of Hazard in it but festive for the holiday. ;)
I didn’t get pics of our do-it-yourself firework show in the parking lot behind my sister’s house but I so wish I would have. We were cracking up at the guys! They had a little too much fun blowing things up. Ha.
Such a fun week. I hope your July is off to a good start! I’ve got a list of projects that I want to wrap up before my kids start school (even if they’re starting school in their bedrooms!) so now that I’m caught up on housework I’ll be chipping away at those in my free time. Be back soon with progress. :)
I had some July 4th weekend sales rounded up to post and then our weekend was so busy with family I didn’t have time to get the post up. The MAIN sale I was the most excited about and wanted to share is still going! T3 is having a huge sell (20% off) on all of my favorite hair tools through July 12th! I absolutely love their products. I’ve used their twirl trio curling iron for years. I use all barrels, but love the 1 inch the most. (It’s my go-to every day and what I used to get my hair curled like it is in the 4th pics above.) Their Cura blow dryer is my favorite and I have the grey but it now comes in this cute pink color too. Honestly if you don’t have thick hair any blow dryer will work, but if your hair is at all thick and takes longer to dry I would highly recommend trying it! I went through so many blow dryers before I found “the one” and this is it. :) They have some great deals on styling sets too and I picked up this detangle duo. Just wanted to share for any other hair tool/product lovers like me! :) *Remember to use code FRIENDS20 at checkout!