Friday, June 29, 2018

Friday Favorites (fireworks edition)


Linking up with the lovely ladies, as always, HERE 

Here are some faves from this week.....

Jilly Bean

If you see this pretty lady today, wish her a Happy Bday!!  So grateful to have qt with her this week and to know she is part of my tribe....will always be...love her to pieces!

Golf Camp

Diana had a blast at golf camp this week- so glad she did!

Recent Treasures
 Some info/poems/bright notes I am saving....

Town Fireworks Night

One of my favorite nights all year- the event keeps getting bigger and bigger- the kids have a BALL!  There are food trucks and glow necklaces and so much more...they love hanging with their friends and walking around and getting silly AND the adults have fun packing a picnic dinner!  This year did not disappoint!

Work Event

We hosted our first company event...well first in many years and first since I have been with the firm and it was terrific.  I am so proud of the company I work for and my boss never fails to impress me.  I am fortunate and thank God every day!

Red, White and Blue

Life can be so serious...dialed it up a notch this week in preparation for my favorite holiday of the year!!!

That's a wrap!  I hope there is some Red, White and Blue in your future this weekend!!

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

What's Up Wednesday (June 2018)

Woohoo!  Fave linkup of the month....linking up with the lovely ladies HERE

Here is what we have been up to.....

What We're Eating This Week

 Bring on the laid back meals with summer vibes....

Monday - Grilled Chicken, Steamed Broccoli and Brown Rice Cups for the Kiddos

Tuesday - Grilled Fish Tacos for the Adults and Baked Chicken Tacos for the Kiddos with Salad (I make my fish tacos with THESE Paleo wraps!  So good and I don't feel like I am not eating a taco!)

Wednesday- Town Fireworks Night so Picnic Dinner at the High School!  One of my fave nights all year :)

Thursday- Mama is out so will probably be takeout

Friday- Out Up at the Beach!  Yeah! 

What I'm Reminiscing About

Last Summer....quite a bit.....how wonderful it was and how we don't need to travel all over the world to enjoy quality time with our friends and family....last summer was a prime example of all the fun we had at the beach, at our friends' lake houses...around town..pure bliss....l am looking forward to another wonderful summer with our peeps!

What I'm Loving

 All the outdoor time!

Oh yes and OBSESSED with Polar Seltzers

Some of my fave flavors are Orange Vanilla, Toasted Coconut and Blueberry Lemonade :)

What We've Been Up To

We enjoyed Diana's softball season!

We also loved the 4th Grade band concert (Diana is learning saxophone)

Mama enjoyed the next installment of book club...

and some beach time with besties....

including steamahs.....

We have enjoyed dining al fresco as much as possible....

and tending to the garden!

The girls had a ball at the Annual Strawberry Festival...

and Mama and Daddy enjoyed Date Night in Portsmouth

We walked the Annual Lobster Tail Fight to Finish Cancer 5K as a fam

There have been softball lessons with Ally...

and Mama has enjoyed golf lessons with Joanne....

Daddy had gallbladder surgery- it was successful and has done a great job with his recovery- so grateful!

Mama and Diana enjoyed Diana's field trip at Odiorne State Park and Seacoast Science Center in Rye!

We've enjoyed spending time in Robby B's Outdoor Oasis...

and LOVED Diana's Dance Recital!

Diana participated in her class's "Shark Tank" and Mama got to judge!

Mama celebrated the end of the PTA year with many tears for the goodbyes that had to happen

Diana had a blast at her Field Day!

Eva celebrated the end of her 1st successful season at Palaestra Gymnastics!

Daddy started a new tradition of School Board Selfies...

and we celebrated our favorite Dads all of Father's Day Weekend!

We said goodbye to Fran ;(

and have enjoyed watching Eva play hockey....

Mama is loving this economy and job market as is work pal Janie...getting a new search is exhilarating....Exhibit A

We cheered Diana on as she finished 4th Grade!

and we celebrated the last day of school with friends...

We made our summer list!

Mama and Daddy enjoyed a night out with some new church friends.  Can't wait to go back to this new gem!  Check them out HERE

Mama and BA checked out the new MAC collection- a tribute to Aliyah

and made a trip to our favorite wine store for the best deals around...

There was more dining al fresco....

and the kids did a great job of entertaining themselves....

while Daddy's band entertained the adults....

and another wonderful night at BA's with some great family friends

This one is called "The 40 Somethings do a Boomerang" ha ha!!

and Diana started Golf Camp! 

What I'm Dreading

Though I am still celebrating this....

I am dreading the Days Getting Shorter- UGH!!

What I'm Working On

My Health...as always....working with a trainer at the gym on both fitness and diet...learning alot!!

What I'm Excited About

Our Town Fireworks Night This Week....LOVE Fireworks...they really mean it is summer!!

What I'm Watching/Reading

Since the regular season shows have wrapped up, I am enjoying some summer faves....


The Affair.....

and Younger....

So sad to find out that another summer fave was cancelled- Odd Mom Out- I LOVED that show and laughed so hard!

My book for June is 

The Identicals by Elin Hilderbrand

Will finish it just in time for July and I am LOVING IT!!!  One of my faves :)

What I'm Listening To

Since discovering Apple Music Family Share, we have been enjoying more and more music from our youth and pasts....


Debbie Gibson

John Secada

Various Broadway Musicals

and the list goes on!

What I'm Wearing

Old Boot Cut Jeans via Macy's by INC, Black Ruffle One Sleeve top via Zappos, Black Espadrille Wedges via Nordstrom Rack

Ice Blue Ruffle Sleeve top via Nordstrom Rack, Distressed Skinny Jeans via Old Navy, Silver and White Pendant, Kendra Scott via Nordstrom, Flip Flops are Tory Burch Millers, old via Ebay

Old Cropped Cuffed Jeans, Kut By The Kloth via Zappos, Black Sleeveless Ruffle Top via Nordstrom Rack, Old Flip Flops, Tory Burch Millers via Ebay

Loft Sleeveless Top, Navy Cardigan via Stitchfix, Cropped Distressed Skinny White Jeans, Kut From The Kloth via Zappos and Beige Suede Platform Wedges, Marc Jacobs via Nordstrom

and sprinkling lots of Lilly in between.....

What I'm Doing This Weekend

It is our big 4th of July Celebration Weekend with Mimi and Papa.  We will be enjoying some beach time (it is supposed to be hot so we cannot wait!) and dinner and our hotel will be in Portsmouth.  We are driving back for Diana's Voice Recital on Saturday night and then enjoying more beach time- yahoo!

What I'm Looking Forward To Next Month

More time outdoors...time at Laurel and Tom's Lake House...Concerts...all kinds of summer fun!

What Else Is New?

It is summertime and that means it is "Summer Coffee Flavor Time".  I am so excited with my recent purchases and have been enjoying them every day- Bananas Foster and brought back Mint Chocolate Chip- FTW!  Nothing is better than enjoying a great cup of coffee with the windows open...smelling the fresh air and enjoying some peace before everyone else gets up :)

Oh and always remember to #FOLLOWTHEJOY

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