Our Five Ring Circus: Friday Favorites

Friday, July 15, 2016

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday, my friends! 

I hope you're all managing to stay cool this week. I don't know about where you live, but Pittsburgh is sweltering and humid right now!

This week seemed to last forever and I had so many things on my to do list. I'm definitely feeling drained tonight, so I'm going to keep my Friday Favorites short and sweet! Here's what I'm loving this week:


I'm feeling very disheartened by all the hate in our country right now. I suppose the only thing I can do is teach my four children to love everyone despite their race, religion, gender or ability and teach them that violence is NEVER okay.

I always tell everyone that I share what life is really like with Down syndrome so often because I want to spread all the love and joy that just seems to radiate from Liam. It's still a tough world for a person who has Down syndrome to live in, but they are the ones who are getting it right. Liam loves and accepts others the way all human beings should.  These shirts from Trendy Bubs were released this week and I immediately fell in love! What an incredible message to spread right now!



These name and clothing labels from Minted are awesome!  They are waterproof, dishwasher and laundry safe AND non-toxic. Right now, they're perfect for Summer camps and activities. And although we don't want to utter that dreaded 3 word phrase, they're every bit as perfect for Back To School! Come back on Monday for my full review and an amazing $150 Minted giveaway!



I love to shop small and purchase unique items. And I love a good mail day! One day this week, I was thrilled to receive a mailbox full of goodies instead of the usual junk mail and bills.


Moccs- Olly Oaks
Rash Guard & Swim Trunks- SwimZip
5 Shirt / Kindergarten Diva Outfit / Back To School Outfit / Hair Clip - The Hairbow Company


Our Educational Busy Bags Binder is Liam and Lily's current favorite! We use it every day. It was a quick, inexpensive project and a great way to organize all the learning materials and flashcards!



I had so much fun participating in a Favorite Things Exchange with some of my favorite bloggers! I sent a few of my favorite things, which were all purchased at Target. I keep all of these items in my purse and at home at all times!



How about a little joy to kick off the weekend? I love this kid with every ounce of my being!


What are you loving this week?

I hope you all have a wonderful Summer weekend full of love! XOXO 



  1. That shirt is amazing!!!! I want one. Love the cute things your received this week. The kindergarten diva shirt is the best. In so glad you participated in our exchange. It was so fun. Liam is such a cutie. His smile just makes my day! Have a great weekend!

  2. I LOVE your back to school outfits. SO precious! I can't believe it's already time to start thinking about backpacks and school supplies. Summertime, slow down!

  3. Aweee sweet finds you have there for the littles. I really enjoyed your posts this week, sweetie! I shared your learning bags post on my blog's FB page :) I hope your weekend is safe, healthy, and awesome! xo Amanda

  4. That last picture!!

    And yay for a minted giveaway. I can't wait!

  5. That shirt is adorable, and so perfect for the world lately

  6. Those shirts are perfect! Just reading the news lately makes my heart so sad. I think what you're teaching your kiddos is an amazing thing. Keep up the great work mama!

  7. AMEN to number one! This world could definitely use a little more love spreading right now!

  8. It makes me so sad that this news is becoming the norm lately. I don’t want my kids to grow up in a world like this. I hope this stops ASAP. Those “Spread Love” tees are adorable!

  9. First, I have to agree with you about how sad the news everywhere has been. I love the t shirts with spread love on them. If only everyone would spread love and kindness. The busy bags binder is a great idea! Have a great weekend my friend!

  10. Liam looks so cute in his Swim Zip suit! I love the spread love tee as well. We need more love in our lives!

  11. Love all your finds this week! I'm definitely feeling down about all the hate and chaos in the world :(

  12. Some joy on a Monday morning was pretty great too. Love your loot. That was a happy mail week for sure.

  13. I love that little round up of fun things in the mail. And I pulled up your busy bag post to make some of my own. They come in handy so much and I'm looking for new ideas!

    Katie @ Cup of Tea


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