Five on Friday!

It’s amazing how much longer the “short weeks” feel! Matt and I arrived home from our dreamy vacation (big recap post coming soon!!!) late on Monday night and have had lots of catching up to do – unpacking, laundry, grocery shopping, WORK and more! So let’s get right down to it today with some of my favorite items from vacation…

one. I packed two books for vacation and am happy to report that I finished them both! The first book I blew through was The Good Girl. Wow. It was so dang good. The last page of the book left me so completely shocked that I had to recap the entire story to Matt to debrief.  

two. The second book I read was The Girl on the Train which despite being highly recommended by so many people I just didn’t love it like I’d hoped. I still want to see the movie but was a little disappointed with the hype all summer over this book.

three. Before we left for our trip I discovered (in a mommy group – ha!) a magical “hydration” powder – Drip Drop. This stuff was a lifesaver for Matt and I after loooooong days in the sun by the poolside bar! We just can’t hang like we used to but Drip Drop came to the rescue each day. We drank the lemon flavored powdered and it was delicious – tastes like Gatoraid! Highly recommend!!

four. A definite vacation necessity – the selfie stick! We’ve been using our selfie stick for years and it was perfect for vacation…until day two when I had one too many pina coladas and took my stick for a swim with me. Fun times.

five. Once my selfie stick became useless to me I carried my big camera around which wasn’t all that bad since the photo quality was obviously way better. And I love that my wi-fi SD card allows me to view and easily transfer my photos from my camera to my iPhone in just a few seconds so I could keep my Instagram game strong. Ha! If you don’t have a wi-fi SD card for your camera you need to add it to your Christmas list.


Wanna join April, Natasha and I on the Friday fun? You can link-up on any of our four blogs every Friday! All you have to do is…

1.) Write your post about five things you’re lovin’ this week (or any five things you want to share!).

2.) Share the logo on your blog and link back. 

3.) Link-up at the bottom of the post so some new readers can check out your five things and say hello!






  1. Jessica
    September 9, 2016 / 11:29 am

    Haha, I started my blog post with the exact same line! Looks like you had an amazing trip!! Happy Weekend!

  2. Amy J
    September 9, 2016 / 11:48 am

    Is Drip Drop better than utilizing the powdered Pedialyte after a long day in the sun? Asking for a friend 😉

  3. Lizzie Simantz
    September 9, 2016 / 12:24 pm

    I always feel like about the short weeks 🙂 I am so jealous of your vaca! I can't wait to read the recap, it looks like an awesome time!

  4. Mackenzie Oakley
    September 9, 2016 / 1:25 pm

    LOVED the good girl! One of the better books I've read recently for sure!

  5. Natasha
    September 9, 2016 / 2:27 pm

    SO happy you had a great vacay… if anyone deserved it, it's you mama!!!!! p.s. i need that hydration powder miracle, too

  6. Heather @ Heathers Hurrah
    September 9, 2016 / 2:49 pm

    I did NOT know that wireless SD cards existed…I was actually half considering buying a new camera with wi-fi built in. Thank you so much for sharing that!!! Glad you guys had such a great trip!!!

  7. Shayna @ The Fancy Yancey
    September 9, 2016 / 5:54 pm

    Wi-fi SD cards!? I feel like I've been living under a rock! Ha! I am going to have to do some research on these bc I need one!! I would take so many more pictures with my big camera!

  8. Matthew Wilson
    September 9, 2016 / 6:28 pm

    Looks heavenly 🙂

  9. Kate
    September 9, 2016 / 8:33 pm

    I also did not love Girl on the Train – at all! But I'm downloading The Good Girl!

  10. Laura W
    September 9, 2016 / 8:59 pm

    I'm dying for your bikini run down 🙂 I loved all your suits (and I'm in need of a new one that's mommy-hood friendly). And thank for the tip on Drip Drop.

  11. mckenzie fussell
    September 10, 2016 / 1:04 am

    Adding the good girl to my reading list! Thanks for the rec! // McKenzie @

  12. Danielle Siero
    September 10, 2016 / 12:20 pm

    Umm… that vacay looks fabulous!And a wi-fi SD card?! Say what?! I don't think I can wait until Christmas to get that!!

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