Happy…Tuesday. I have had to think about what day it is all morning. Does anyone else get super thrown off after a long weekend? I hope y’all had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend with your loved ones and spent some time remembering those who have given up their lives for our freedom. Our weekend was spent with close friends that we do not get to see very often which was the highlight of our week, and spent with family! It was a great time together and we were continuously reminded of our blessings.
Our Memorial Day weekend was full of carbs, grilled meat, swimming, and family! We had such a wonderful time celebrating my little cousin’s birthday on Saturday night with a cookout at my grandparent’s house! Sunday was pretty relaxing – we went to church and then got caught up on some house work! Monday we swam and grilled ribs and watched Harry Potter while the kids napped. It was a great day!
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It is officially the weekend and a good one, too, because it is a long one, sweet one, and the Memorial weekend sales are SO GOOD! Obviously the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale is going on (through June 4th) and things are selling out fast, so shop it sooner rather than later! There are a lot of other sales going on and I will touch on some of my favorites at the bottom, but first some Friday favorites…
I love red white and blue fashion. It is one of my favorite things about summer. I love these colors put together, I love showing my love for my country (no matter the state of our politics) and I love finding adorable fashion that doesn’t break the bank. I picked over 50 Memorial Day outfit ideas and most (not all) are under $50. There are a few that I really wanted to include that are a little over $50 but everything is definitely well under $100.
This Memorial Day weekend was a special one! We spent the entire long weekend (and then some, because we are still here) with my grandparents and family in Florida. We have been here for 5 days and are going to be sad to go back home tomorrow. I could get used to going to the beach and pool every day! We were able to spend Memorial Day with our favorite Navy vet – my grandfather which was special. He told us old Navy stories and we ate tons of great food and laughed – a lot.
I hope you all have a safe and happy Memorial Day! We will be spending the day by the pool with friends and family soaking up some sun and enjoying a lot of laughter and great food! In the meantime, check out my Memorial Day printable, outfit inspiration and this delicious Chili Cheese Macaroni Bake!
I love dressing patriotic. I’m proud of our country and very proud to be an american. I have always loved red. Why? Because growing up, my dance company and competition team wore red and black. I learned at a young age that red is the most intimidating color. We wore red costumes most of the time because my dance teacher was awesome. haha It is a very strong and bold color, so it’s fitting that it’s in our American Flag.
What I love more than dressing patriotic is dressing my kids up in red, white and blue! They make the cutest patriotic outfits for kids! I have loved going out and seeing all of our flag colors in all of our favorite shops. Here are some of my Memorial Day outfit picks for the whole family:
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Memorial Weekend was so busy for us, a good busy. We had an amazing weekend. Hampton and I had a play date with a dear friend of mine and her baby boy who is one month older than Hamp. We had the opportunity to catch up and the boys had a blast.
We drove to Dothan on Friday night to my cousin’s graduation. It is that time of year, graduations, weddings and birthday parties galore. We are so proud of her! She is the tenth and last grandchild in our family to graduate from high school.
Saturday we attended a crawfish boil. It was a lot of fun. I skipped the crawfish part because I just can’t seem to eat my food when I see it crawling around before it’s cooked. Gross. We enjoyed the pool for a while. It was Hampton’s first time in the pool. He loved it…for a while and then got tired.
|Taken with my brother’s GoPro Camera|
|Don’t you love his socks? That’s America, folks!|
Sunday we took a break from festivities and I caught up on some housework. Laundry is so much fun!
Monday we had pizza and laid by the pool all day. We played dominoes with my family for a while that night. I spent some much-needed time with my family and saw great friends as well. It was the perfect holiday weekend.
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