Friday, May 19, 2017

Friday Favorites

In the blink of an eye, another week has come and gone! I'm so excited to say that I officially have *one* more week of work and then I'm off for the summer. I can hardly wait! I know being a stay-at-home-mom is so much work, but I'm really looking forward to being with my girls more than just in the evenings and on the weekends! 

It's been a while since I did Friday Favorites, so I'm excited to share some fun things with you guys this morning! 

Iced Coffee, a la Starbucks

I literally have an addiction - like I cannot function in life without my grande-iced-coffee-cream-and-two-pumps-classic-syrup. With a Starbucks conveniently located next to my school, the barista has learned my name and knows my order. Oye. I think I've secured my gold card status through 2020. 

Sleep. Lots of It.

I don't know if it's because I have five more days of work left or because I'm just simply exhausted but give. me. all. the. sleep.  It's possible I'm more tired now than when I was running the house with a newborn and a toddler. Like for real. I'm basically falling asleep on the couch by 9pm every night (thank goodness for DVR because I rarely watch a show the first time it airs). With summer vacation quickly approaching, I better start taking some Vitamin B supplements and drinking extra coffee because Elizabeth starts a later bedtime next weekend, so I'll need the energy to play more with her. 

Weekends at the Park

Both of my sweet girls love to be outside, which is nice because it gets us out of the house and gives us lots of fresh air. I found a park about 15 minutes away from our house that is great for both girls -- Elizabeth has all the slides a girl could dream of and there is no mulch, so I'm perfectly fine letting Katherine crawl around the rubber surface. She is learning to walk too, so it's soft enough that if she takes a tumble, I don't have to worry about her getting hurt.  The park is always so clean, the other children playing are always so polite, and there's a ton of shade! In fact, the toddler play area is even under a sunshade! I can't wait to spend our mornings at the park this summer -- just as long as I have my iced coffee with me! 

Loft Summer Clothes

Last weekend I ran over to the local Loft outlet store because I had a $15 birthday coupon, plus their shorts were buy one, get one free. I snagged two cute pairs and I'm thinking about going back for a few more pairs.  I'm all about lightweight, comfy clothes now that the temperatures have worked their way up to the upper 90s. I was perusing the Loft website earlier and found some other cute items that I may have to go snag! 

Photo Credit: Loft 

Photo Credit: Loft 

Traveling with Toddler Tips
on Pinterest

How did our parents function without Pinterest? Literally, anything you need is just a few keywords away! In about a month, the girls and I will be packing up the SUV and road trippin' to Buffalo. I know. That's a long way to go with two toddlers -- but so many parents have done it before so I know it's something we can totally handle... if we are prepared.  Pinterest has so many amazing ideas that I will be gathering up over the new couple of weeks -- busy boxes,  new coloring books, and all the snacks a toddler could ever want will be at their finger tips.  And mama will be sure to have all the Starbucks along the way mapped out. Head on over to my Road Trip with Littles board for some ideas!  

Phew, that's a long way
to go... but Pinterest saves the day!


  1. Fun post! I love Pinterest too, honestly what did we do before it was invented?! Hope you have a lovely summer break with your girls :)

  2. Your girls are adorable! (side note, sorry!)

    Coffee is a must-have for me on a daily; but I keep it simple with a black americano, so the caffeine really sinks in, minus sugar and milkšŸ˜€I literally need caffeine to function!

  3. Yay for one more week to Summer Freedom!! Have so much fun enjoying all the time with your littles!!

  4. I had my first iced coffee of the year yesterday and it was amazing! Weekends at the park are also one of my favourite things right now since the weather has finally warmed up!

  5. I also agree that I just can't seem to remember my life before Pinterest. Ha!

  6. I am loving this loft sale! They always have the best sales!

  7. So many fun favorites! I pin a ton of road trip ideas...just followed you on Pinterest. XOXO Have a great weekend!

  8. Pinterest has the best ideas! I hope your road trip goes well and is a lot of fun. Oh gosh, I haven't had Starbucks in months because of this weight loss program I'm in. Sigh...I miss it sometimes. LOL I love their rice krispie treats too!


  9. Oh the road trip sounds daunting but you sound like you've got lots of tips to make it an easy trip! :)

    Enjoy your summer, how fun to get to spend it with your kids.

    Hope you have a lovely weekend ahead of you :)

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  10. Omg I'm obsessed with Starbucks Iced Coffee and the classic pump is EVERYTHING! Can't wait to have some after Whole 30!

  11. so many fun things!!! I'm obsessed with iced coffee too!! It's become unreal!

  12. You're making me want ice coffee. Also I'm trying to get my mom on Pinterest. She loves cooking and I'm like, "PINTEREST HAS ALL THE RECIPES!" Hopefully she'll check it out.

    Also, is anyone else freaking out over the fact that it was January like yesterday and we're ALREADY preparing for summer? Where does the time go?!

  13. Oh my goodness, I have been so tired too! What is going on, seriously? And that road trip sounds great, the best of luck to you guys!

  14. Happy {almost} summer for you! Doesn't Loft have the cutest clothes for summer? And you can't beat a Starbucks iced coffee to beat the heat! Loved your list, thanks for sharing :)

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