Friday, April 24, 2015

It's Friday, Y'all!

Happy Friday, ladies! It's been a great week for me and I have a feeling the weekend will be great as well!! 

I think I need this pink and green tassel scarf. It will be a great addition to the things I'm packing to head home for an upcoming festival next weekend. (The Apple Blossom Festival in my hometown is such a fun event and the colors are PINK AND GREEN!! I love any excuse to wear that color combo!) Although I do wish I could have snagged this Lilly scarf.

 Nonetheless, I have plenty of pink and green in my wardrobe!

And can I just say how excited I am about the Grand Marshall this year?? They've selected Kevin Jonas! I sure hope he'll be bringing Dani and baby Alena!


The hubs and I slipped away early in the week for a quick overnight trip. He had to work on his bday and days before/after so we never really got to celebrate. We were excited to head to one of my our favorite cities and enjoy some alone time!

Whenever we go away we tend to shop, eat, and sleep (all in excess! ha!). Oh, and we also take silly selfies to send to the kiddos to show them we're thinking of them.
We both love trying on different sunglasses and in this particular store, it was all him! He found a pair of green aviators and thought they were a great compliment to my pink ones. More pink and green to take home for The Bloom!

And no matter where we eat dinner, we always grab some cheesecake from The Cheesecake Factory to go. We love ending the night eating it in our hotel room bed.

It was such a short trip but also just long enough. We were able to enjoy some alone time and indulge in eating in peace as well as sleeping in way past our normal 6am wake up call! But we were also ready to see our kiddos when we returned home. 


During our mini getaway, we traveled down to a set of nearby outlets. It's always so much more relaxing to shop the outlets without the kids. Not to mention, I am able to JUST shop for myself and not hit up the tons of kids stores. I only picked up a few things during this trip, but one of my favorite pieces was this tassel top.

It's on sale for $38.15 with code ADDITUP.


Also during our trip, my mom (who was keeping the kids) sent me pics periodically. She sent one the first morning we were gone and it couldn't have come at a better time. I had just blogged on Tuesday about how we named our kids. And my son was named after his great-grandfather.  I love that they were able to spend the morning together (even if it was at a doctor's appt).

William and William

My hubs is currently on a three week staycation. He had to use up some time before the end of April or he'd lose it. And we didn't want to pull our daughter out of school this close to the end of the year to travel anywhere. We decided it would be the perfect time to catch up on some things around the house. I hope to plant a few trees, bushes, etc. I also have a HUGE "honey do" list for him! ha! And the most exciting part is that he will be off to join us next weekend for the festival. We haven't been able to attend in almost 7 years b/c he's usually working. He's never taken a staycation before, but we sure will enjoy having him home for so long!

This should be a fun weekend. My daughter and I have a "mommy/daughter" day planned on Saturday, then we will be celebrating my stepdad's birthday that evening. I hope y'all have a great weekend as well!

As always, my fun link ups:


  1. Okay, you could have posted just the cheesecake in the hotel bed and it would have been a FAVORITE forever! Seriously kicking it. Linking up from Friday Favorites.

  2. What a great week girl!! I love your traditions when you guys go on vacay - the cheesecake in bed is a great way to end the day and I'm loving your new top! Hope you have a great weekend girl! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

  3. I just stumbled across your blog this fine Friday morning and it Rocks. That selfie with the sunnies is so cute! Hope your weekend and mommy daughter day is amazing!!!

  4. I love that top!!!! So very cute. Hope you have a great weekend!

  5. That tassel top is fabulous!!! And what's better than a comfy bed and cheesecake?!?!? Have a great weekend !!!!

    1. Thanks - I loved it!
      And exactly! It was perfectioN! :)
      have a great wknd too!!

  6. William was sharing his apple slices with Great-Grandpa when I snapped the picture. He was such a good boy.

  7. Love that new shirt, and that you guys eat cheesecake in bed at the hotel--perfect end to the night!! :)
    Hope you have a great weekend and that the hubs enjoys his staycation!

  8. I love outlet shopping!! Have a great weekend:)

  9. Glad you were able to get away for a bit! Have fun on the staycation! Thanks for the nom yesterday!

  10. Sounds like you enjoyed a perfect getaway!! Any day that ends with Cheesecake Factory yumminess is a day well spent! ;) Hooray for your mommy/daughter day today!! I love soaking up special one on one time with my girls too :) Hope your hubby's staycation is the perfect mix of R&R & tackling your "honey do" list!

  11. I agree. Eating food in bed is the best. It doesn't happen much for me...okay, well, I've been known to have a little piece of pizza...okay a slice...okay, an entire box, but that's besides the point! LOL! That top is so cute and what a great picture of William and William! Love it!