Friday Favorites

Happy Happy Friday Everyone!  I hope you all had a great week, and I am sure everyone is looking forward to the weekend =)  As always I'm linking up with Narci, Andrea & Erika =)
We had a pretty busy week.  Emma spent most of the week with my parents.  We went up on Wednesday to pick her up and we took advantage of the hot weather by swimming in their pool.



I can't get over the amazing weather we have had this summer!  Can we just bottle this all up and have it be like this all winter long?!?! ;) 

I ran into Ulta the other day to pick up a couple of things, and obviously I headed straight for the clearance section after.


All 4 bottles of these Essie polish's were $1.97 and then an additional 50% off that!  Making them $.98 =)  Less than $5.00 for all 4 =)

I have been promising Emma a breakfast date at her favorite bagel shop for a while now.  Brian had a meeting at work, so Alyx tagged along as well.


This girl LOVES these onion bagels with green olive cream cheese =)  


Alyx doesn't enjoy bagels like her sister and I do...so she settled for a cookie ;)

After we checked out a book store that we had never been to before, and Emma just about passed out when she saw all the Harry Potter stuff :) 


She is still obsessed with anything and everything Harry Potter =)

The girls are beyond excited for Saturday to get here.  Alyx's godmother, Tia, is here visiting from Florida and she is babysitting them Saturday and half the day on Sunday before her flight back.

This is the last time we saw her!  Alyx and Emma both look so little!!  We can't wait to see her again =)

I wish I had taken a picture of the before and after, but I finally went through both of the girls clothes and I filled up 2 trash bags full of stuff that no longer fits them.  It was such a relief to finally get it done! But now I feel like neither of the girls have any clothes! ha!  Time to go shopping!

I hope you all have a great Friday and an amazing weekend!!!  See you back here Monday!

Linking up with Karli and Amy =)


Also linking up with Liz, Christina, Natasha, and Darci =)


Lastly, linking up with Katie, Tiff, Della and Caitlin =)



What's up Wednesday

Hi!  Happy Wednesday Friends =)  I'm linking up with the fabulous Mel, Shaeffer and Shay for, What's up Wednesday =)


It's been a busy week and to be honest, we've eaten out quite a bit this week.  But I did share the amazing fish tacos that I made the other night.


If you want the recipe, check out Emily's blog at Simply A Rough Draft =)  


Can I just say I have a love/hate relationship with TimeHop.  Sometimes I smile and sometimes I cry.  Let's face it, I cry a lot when I see photos of my babies and look at them now and how they are growing up!  The other day TimeHop reminded me of the first Red Sox game Brian and I went to.  



7 Years ago!  7!!!  We have been back since then, but this was by far the best game we went to.  We need to go back again soon!


Summer.  Every.Single.Thing about Summer.   We've had a really great summer so far.  We still have a little over a month before school is back in session, and we are going to soak up every single minute of it. 


Emma spent a week at Summer Camp last week and had an absolute blast.  She proclaimed it the "best week of her life"  I am so glad she had such an amazing experience there and loved it so much =)




I love a schedule...but I am honestly dreading having to get up in the mornings once school starts and get Emma off to school.  I love mornings don't get me wrong, but I love mornings when I can just stay home and sip my coffee and watch the Today Show and read blogs =)  I wish I could hire someone to drop off and pick up from school! ha! =)


Right at this minute...not a whole lot.  Mainly just keeping all my flowers alive that we planted outdoors this year! =)


I am super excited about next month =)  I booked a night away for Brian and I to a beautiful resort called the Island View Inn.


We are also going to take a Ferry to one of the islands that is about 50 minutes off the coast of this town.  I really am excited to go =)

My normal shows are always always on repeat here.  Fixer Upper.  Pioneer Woman.  And I currently am not reading any books =(  Any suggestions?  I love me a good love story!


Lots of The Highway on SirusXM.  Anything FGL, Eric Church, Tim McGraw, Kelsea Ballerini.  We love them all!

Working.  And more working...oh and wait...working.  This sums it up well.


I really do love my job, but I thought these were too funny and had to share =)

Getting away for a couple of days, and going school shopping with Miss Emma =)


Oh Summer.  I love everything about it.  The sun, the swimming, the green grass, and all the flowers in bloom.  I wish I could bottle it up and on the coldest winter day open that bottle and have one summer day.  Insert sigh here.  Winters in Maine are long, and i'm not looking forward to it at all.  

I hope you all have a great day!!  See you back here tomorrow!! =)





Hello Monday

Happy Monday =)   We had a really good and super relaxing weekend.  Let's recap a bit =)




Friday I got out of work early and it was Emma's last day of Summer camp.  They had a family BBQ and we all headed out there.  




The two Emma's.  I hope they will always be such great friends =)





The camp was gorgeous,  and as we were leaving Emma said, "This was the best week of my life!"  =)  I'm sooo glad she went, and she is already excited for next year.

It was soo soo hot Friday.  So as soon as we got home I took the girls to the pool.


We all swam and then had kool-pops after =)

Saturday we spent the day at home basically doing nothing!  How awesome are those days, right?!  
Saturday evening I had to work.  We are so short handed at work that most weekends i'm off I've been getting forced for overtime night hours.  So Starbucks helps keep me awake.


Sunday was another kind of lazy day.  We did run to Home Depot to get a few things.
I may be obsessed with planting perennials now.  haha =)


Alyx's favorite thing at Home Depot?  Getting a lollipop...as big as her!

 So Heather and I started a recipe club here a couple of months ago, and I'm finally starting to try some new recipes that you have all shared.  Last night we made Emily's fish tacos.  


Everything about them was just so good and so fresh tasting!  You can find Emily's recipe HERE.

I hope you all had a great weekend!  Linkup your Monday posts below =) 

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday!  Linking up today as always with Narci, Andrea and Erika =)

Today is my Friday and it's Friday!  My hours are really off today, I came into work at 2am, and I get out at 9.  I stopped to get a coffee on my way in  today and they didn't have any.  Seriously, how does a Dunkin' Donuts not have coffee?!?  And they're open 24 hours a day.  


My first stop at 9am when i'm out of work is the Coffee Shop! =)

We had a really good week, and a lot of time spent with family from out of town.  On Wednesday we had a lobster/clam feed at Brian's uncles house. 






Everything was delish =)  And the kids had a blast playing together in the backyard.
Alyx and her cousin Colson got along amazing!



Someone gave them a bag of Cheetos, but Alyx wouldn't let Colson hold them.  And he was perfectly fine with that.  She would hand him one...one by one.  It was super cute =)

Emma has had an amazing week at Summer Camp.  She is actually upset that today is the last day for it.  They have kept them so busy all day long, and she comes home at the end of the day completely exhausted.  She is also doing online virtual summer school through her school, and she has been doing that in the evenings.  She's definitely been busy.  But i'm proud of how well she is doing =)


The rest of our week has been filled with randomness.  We've spent lots of time with family.  Lots of cookouts.  We had an amazing steak and veggie dinner the other night that Brian cooked for us.




Who knew marinating your mushrooms in Italian dressing was so good?!?  It's going to be a staple on cookout nights from now on =)
Thank you to everyone who participated in me and Heather's Recipe Club this week!  You all shared some really great recipes, and I can't wait to try some of them =)




Our next linkup is Wednesday August 17th =)  Start getting your recipe together =)  You can find my recipe posts below:


I hope you all have a good Friday and an amazing weekend!! 

Linking up with Karli and Amy for, oh hey Friday! 


 Also linking up with Liz, Christina, Natasha, and Darci for, 5 on Friday 




And lastly, linking up with Katie, Tiff, Della and Caitlin for, High Five for Friday