Tag Archives: summer

Life lately: summer’s end

It’s hard to believe that the end of summer is in sight. Kids go back to school this week, and I’m not exactly sure how I feel. Either way, we are trying to pack in all the things before the … Continue reading

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Branstad Summer Bucket List 2017

With the official start to summer coming next week, I thought we’d sit down as a family and create our very first Branstad Summer Bucket List. I rarely get time to draw these days, so I took some time over … Continue reading

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Obsessed: cool down

Cherry limeade sparkling water: I love water with fizz and practically lived on it while pregnant. I found this flavor via my mom and I can’t stop drinking it. Thirst quencher for sure. Silicone ice cube trays: Chef Marcus has been making Evie’s … Continue reading

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Freedom rang

It sure did. All weekend long. And here are the snaps to prove it! [nothing screams summer like freshly painted tootsies & The Sandlot] [pre-parade snuggles with my little firecracker] [evie’s first fourth] [God bless the USA] [patriotic mani alert] … Continue reading

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Obsessed: sum-sum-summertime

Fresh cut peonies: I have four peony bushes in my backyard and wait patiently for them to bloom every year. The smell is intoxicating. Boyfriend jean shorts: I have been anti jorts for so long, but my sister told me … Continue reading

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Warm it up

Baby on board update: With the weather finally starting to feel like summer, I headed over to the pool after work last night with a few visitors in tow and splashed around for a bit. [Sid is ready for summer!] … Continue reading

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