Friday, April 15, 2016

High Five For Friday

Happy Friday, my friends! 

It's definitely a happy day! The Spring weather returned (no more snow, please), it's sunny, and we actually have fun plans for this weekend. I was also excited to find out that I'm a featured blogger over at High Five For Friday today!

Here are a few things I'm loving this week:

{ONE}

A new mug for my collection!

Confession:  I hate mornings.  I am not a morning person and I never will be a morning person.  Thankfully, my kids agree, but we're still forced to wake up early for school. Pretty mugs make mornings just a bit brighter (along with some STRONG hot tea).

I have way to many mugs in my collection, but I couldn't pass this one up.  Thank you, Target Dollar Spot!

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{TWO}

My incredibly sweet, yet incredibly entertaining 4 year old, who keeps life interesting.

Just a little story from today: I walked into the kitchen and into a cloud of perfumed air.  Liam was sitting in his high chair with a smile on his face and slicked back hair.  Hair that suspiciously smelled like Febreeze.  I called the only suspect in for questioning.  Lily's defense?  "He smelled like poop and Febreeze gets out the smelliest smells."

Well played, Lily.  Well played. And effective advertising, Febreeze!

I could share a similar story every day.  There's never a dull moment with Lily around!

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{THREE}

Fear the Walking Dead!

Is anybody else watching it?  For some reason, I love Zombie shows.  I watch them through my fingers, and call it my weekly dose of anxiety, but I just can't stop watching!

 

{FOUR}

An awesome new toy!

And for under $10?  Can't beat it! Amazon and Target sells it, but Shopko has it for a fraction of the price.  I ordered ours online from Shopko when it was $8.88!  It's a sand and water playset from American Plastic Toys, but I prefer to use aquarium gravel in it.  It's much easier to sweep up! ;)

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{FIVE}

A super sweet birthday gift from a best friend!  

She knows me well, and it found a home above our fireplace. I think she found it at Michael's.  I love it just as much as the makeup bag filled with lip gloss that she gave me!

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{SIX}

Those incredibly sweet moments between siblings!

Each of my older kids has an amazing bond with Liam, and I love watching their love grow. He really is a lovable kid!

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{SEVEN}

Oh, my tween.  

I'm not going to lie.  11 is a really frustrating age. Dylan spends most of his time rolling his eyes at me, choosing the right outfits, and fixing his hair. He also has a crush on a girl. This kid frustrates me on a daily basis, but underneath all the tween angst, that incredibly sweet, incredibly loving, polite kid still exists. 

I catch glimpses of that kid daily, but I'm felling overwhelmed by the mini-teen that's emerging!

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{EIGHT}

My tiny little dude, always hanging on me!

I joke that Liam is always underfoot, but it's true.  We were trying to take a walk today, and Liam kept walking between my legs.  I finally passed the camera to Dylan and asked him to snap a picture. 

It does get annoying at times, but I know that one day, all too soon, I'm going to be missing this phase! 

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{Shirt-Toska/found at TJ Maxx + Boyfriend Jeans-Indigo Rein}

What are you loving this week? 


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22 comments:

  1. I was cracking up about Lily yesterday. What a silly girl. I can imagine that having Liam walking between your legs would be pretty difficult. Ha ha! I agree that times like that will be missed. Why do they grow up so quickly.

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    1. She is a crazy kid!
      I am always tripping over Liam, but it's pretty cute. They do grow up way too quickly!

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  2. Oh the febreeze story is too cute! My sister once sprayed windex in my mouth when I was little but I think her motives were less kind :)

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  3. The Febreeze story!!! HILARIOUS!!!! And logical. Can't fault a kiddo for sound logic. And that mug - you and I share a love for mugs! Hope you all have a great weekend! So glad we got to feature you over at H54F!

    Katie @ Cup of Tea

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    1. She certainly keeps life interesting!
      I can't stop buying mugs. I'm seriously running out of cabinet space.
      Thank you so much for the feature! XOXO

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  4. I hear you! I feel the same way about having a 13 year old. I love having little kids so it's been a transition to have a teenager for sure! I love that grey shirt! Where is it from? Have a great weekend!!!

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    1. It's tough, isn't it?!?
      I found the shirt at TJ Maxx, but you might have better luck with the brand. It's Toska.
      Enjoy your weekend!

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  5. Oh my gosh I feel the SAME way about a little one underfoot! It drives me nuts sometimes, but I try to keep reminding myself that I am going to miss this phase of life.

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    1. Exactly! That being said, I would prefer not to trip over him all the time. Haha!

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  6. How pretty is that mug?! I can't believe you found it in the Dollar Spot! I need to keep an eye out for it the next time I'm at Target! I'm not a morning person either, so I know that struggle is real. :) Congrats on being the featured H54F blogger, and hope you have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you, Jess! I hope you're able to find the mug. It was the last one when I went so I'm sure they got scooped up quickly!

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  7. Love that mug, its so cute.
    Lily is getting so big and beautiful.
    Kendall still walks between my legs and I love it, shes almost too big for it.

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    1. Thank you! XOXO
      Kendall looks so grown up these days. Didn't you just have her?!?

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  8. Aww posts like this make me excited for the days where I have kids! =) Have a lovely weekend!

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  9. Gah, I literally had that mug in my hands yesterday and then I put it back. Now I want it!!

    And girl, I totally feel your struggles about not being a morning person. I wish I was SO BADLY, but I've come to terms with the fact that I never will be.

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    1. I did the same thing with the mug, but it eventually ended up in my cart!
      I feel the same way as you. I want to be a morning person, but it just never happens!

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  10. That mug is amazing! And the pictures of your family are so so gorgeous!

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  11. I LOVE that mug and that little car toy is AWESOME! It is good to capture that shot with Liam too. Those things need to be documented :D. Hope you are surviving your Monday!

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  12. Oh my goodness... Lily is such a smart little girl. Who wouldn't want to smell Febreeze instead of poopy? What a brilliant idea! I love your Target coffee mug--sometimes it's the little things that make life so pleasurable. I'll admit the "tween" years are scaring me a bit. I can't help to think Lewie will be just like Dylan in another three or four years... Adolescence is such a difficult phase.

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