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Happy Monday, friends! We are recovering from another busy weekend and I have officially torn our house apart trying to go through our house and purge! Does anyone else do that right before school starts? I feel like the fall and holiday seasons are going to be insanely busy this year and I am trying to get it all knocked out before then. For some, summer is coming to an end, but for those of us in the south, we still have two to three more months of summer weather. Summer fashion is so much fun! I love that you can wear frilly dresses, white, bright colors, tanks, shorts, skirts, hats, sandals and the list goes on. I have been really excited to share this post with some of my favorite summer fashion staples that I purchased this year! These are things I have worn many times and have absolutely loved!
Hey, y’all! I feel like it’s been forever since I blogged. The break was much needed, but I am happy to be back and at it! I have so much to show you guys today, so be sure to check out my insta stories throughout the day! It is the Mondayest Wednesday, ever. Anyone else on the struggle bus a little bit? I am drinking all the coffee this morning. We had such a wonderful fourth of July weekend spent with family and lots of swimming and food! It doesn’t get much better than that, does it?
Yesterday, we woke up early, went to our small-town parade which is always a fun experience, went swimming and then to a cookout at my grandparent’s house! We saw lots of cousins and celebrated many birthdays in my family (we have 5 in my family this week). It is always a good time when we get together with all of the cousins. Here are a few photos from our weekend:
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Our new neighborhood pool opened up back in March, but it has only been warm enough to swim for about a month now. We have already taken the kids a few times and will basically be living there this summer. What better way to keep the kids busy and catch some sun rays than by enjoying a family swimming day? I get questions all the time about what I keep in my pool bag, so I thought it would be fun to share with you guys today!
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!
Last week we took our family of four (and a half) to Destin, Florida with some of our best friends and their little girl! It was so bittersweet taking one last family beach trip as a family of four. With me being 28 (almost 29) weeks pregnant, I doubt we will be doing a lot more traveling this year. We had so much fun, but I will say, when beaching it with kids, it is definitely more of a trip than a vacation. Camp decided he didn’t like the sand and water this year, while Sophie wouldn’t quit eating the sand. So, you know. Early naps and lots of snacks got us through the days.
I am 26 weeks pregnant now, but I feel like I’m 32. Seriously. This baby feels a lot bigger than he actually is. Maybe it’s having my pregnancies so close together? I’m not sure, but this one has definitely been my toughest. I’ve been really sick again this week. I’m not sure if it is all the anxiety I’ve had lately or just the pregnancy making me so nauseous, but I’m hoping it passes very quickly.
Last week, I got all kinds of happy mail. If you follow me on Snapchat (LoganCan) you saw some sneak peeks of the goodies I received! I was most excited to get my FabFitFun Summer 2016 box! I had seen it advertised and knew it had some great goodies in it. With all of my Nordstrom Sale purchases coming in, it is easy to get caught up in the excitement of fall coming, but summer is still in full swing here in the south. We will have hot days through mid-October. In fact, we still have a beach trip planned in a few more weeks that my goodies will really come in handy for.
Today, I’m going to share a few snaps from the last few days. Fourth of July weekend is always so special for my family. We celebrate 5 birthdays in our family and always get together for BBQ, a pool day and fireworks! It is a fun day. We even added in the parade of the little town that our family is moving to in November not too far away from where we currently live. My grandparents live out there and it is fun going to the little parade with our big family. My kids loved it – mostly for the candy that was constantly thrown at them. Hampton also loves seeing the firetruck every year. He even got a little tour of it this year and thought it was so cool. We may have a little firefighter on our hands…
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To me, summer is all about lazy days in the sun and spending lots of time with family and friends. We seem to always have company around or passing through town and it is a good idea (and much less stressful) if we keep our kitchen clean and prepared for guests. That means making it sparkle, decorating for the season and always having some sort of baked treat – like one of my favorites, S’mores Rice Crisps!