Download: Memorial Day Weekend 2018

I always come back to the office the Tuesday after a three-day weekend needing just ONE. MORE. DAY. How about you?

We had a blast at the lake this weekend with family. So much so that both of the boys have been asking when we can go back.

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Friday faves

PanoraPlayground[seeing them play together makes my heart soar]

The FIFA World Cup is right around the corner – starting on June 14. A little background here: ever since my dad took my sisters and I on a trip to Slovenia/Croatia/Bosnia during World Cup 2006, we have been a wee bit obsessed with all things FIFA. So knowing that this was coming up, I had to snag some jerseys for the boys to wear!

I was just introduced to the brand Parker Thatch last week and already am eyeing a few things: particularly the camo belted bum bag (hands free with the kiddos!) and the monogrammed eye masks.

I love having festive + themed jammies for the boys, and these two pairs (for Ev // for Fitz) from Gap just scream Memorial Day Weekend. Bring on the burgers and dogs!

Target is on fire lately! Just this week they announced a new collaboration and three new only-at-Target brands. Can’t wait to see all of them in person!

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TTD faves: long weekend must-haves

I don’t know about you, but I can’t believe that it is already Memorial Day weekend. The month of May has been flying by, yet I’m ready for an extra day off.

As we head into a long weekend, I have pulled together a few of my must-haves for quick trips and three-day weekends. These items are perfect for any getaway, but will be coming with me to the lake this weekend.


Corkcicle Stemless Insulated Wine Glass
New York Yankees Baseball Hat
Ray-Ban Original Gold Aviator Sunglasses
Lands’ End XL Canvas Tote Bag
Vineyard Vines Shep Shirt
Old Navy Slub-Knit Tee Dress

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Friday faves

[love this crew]

Target’s Hearth & Hand with Magnolia line is back with their summer goods and I basically want to buy everything! My faves are: this bright green rolling cooler, a cute seagrass tote perfect for the pool or farmer’s markets, a summer weight striped robe and a black + white gingham kitchen towel set.

It is so nice to wear dresses and summer sandals to work again, but I have noticed lately that my favorite pair on repeat have been these  black espadrilles from Vionic. Oh, and they are super comfortable too!

I’m pretty big into the whole royal wedding thing, so there is a good chance I will be setting my clock for an early wake-up call tomorrow morning. Here is the breakdown for when events are happening in your time zone.

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Free teacher gift printable

As the school year comes to a close (crazy, I know!) I was on the hunt for a cute and practical end-of-the-year gift for Everett’s two preschool teachers. I try to keep in mind that they probably don’t need another hand lotion or plant to haul home, and usually stick to gift cards.

So this year I decided to whip up a gift card holder for one of my favorite stores to get lost in, TARGET. And I’m pretty sure the teachers are going to like this one!


Just print off the downloadable file on card stock and cut a slit in it for your gift card to stick in. Take another piece of blank card stock and use glue or tape to affix it to the back of the front card.

TargetTeacherThankYou[click here to download]


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Download: Mother’s Day Weekend 2018

Mother’s Day weekend came and went pretty darn fast. Too fast if you ask me! I love these boys and am so blessed to be their mama.

[where you can find them most nights]

[opening day for our friends at Dogpatch Urban Gardens]MothersDayWknd20184MothersDayWknd20185
[unveiling of Des Moines’ first flower truck from Tiny Acre Farms]MothersDayWknd20187
[some wise words at The Coffeesmith]MothersDayWknd20188
[date night: dinner at Harbinger (amazing!) and a show]MothersDayWknd20189
[breakfast in bed is THE BEST]MothersDayWknd201810
[one of my favorite warm weather desserts!]MothersDayWknd201811
[a special message from Marcus]MothersDayWknd20183
[my lap is full and I wouldn’t have it any other way]

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Friday faves

GatorBoys[these two can’t get enough of being outside these days]

I’m a creamer in my coffee kind of gal, so this recent post from The Kitchn was right up my alley. Can’t wait to try this out!

Now you can take matching outfits to the next level thanks to the new Genuine Kids from Oshkosh line at Target. Cool or creepy? Verdict is still out.

Like farm fresh goodies and looking for something to do this weekend around here? Head on over to Dogpatch Urban Gardens on Saturday + Sunday for their opening weekend.

Um, you should probably just go ahead and order this tank from Target now. I foresee me busting this out for Fourth of July lake hangs.


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