Five on Friday!

Happy Friday! Caroline and I have a very exciting weekend ahead because WE ARE GOING TO FLORIDA!!! Sorry for screaming at you! But we are excited for our first mommy-daughter trip. It’s rare for Matt and I to split up with one kid each for more than a quick errand and I can’t wait for us to each get some solo time with a babe.

Hat | Sunglasses c/o | Sun Shirt | Swim Trunks | Shoes

one. Babes in Babiators!!! Recently we’ve been successful in getting Thomas to wear a hat and + sunglasses and it is seriously the cutest thing I’ve ever seen. Back when he was patching he wanted nothing to do with another eye accessory, but now he likes wearing them. And we prefer for him to wear his sunglasses anytime we are outside playing in dirt, water, sand, etc. for extra eye protection. Contacts definitely do not mix well with tiny grains of sand or chlorine!!!!

Sunglasses c/o | Swim Suit | Shoes

We have a variety of sunglasses from the Target dollar aisle but our favorite pairs are Babiators. They are more durable and come in a ton of cute colors. Oh! AND! If you lose or break your sunglasses within a year of purchase they will send you a FREE replacement! They also make excellent goggles, which we purchased last year for summer. Highly recommend.

two. We are one light source brighter in our family room! We moved our sofa table lamp to the guest room and replaced it with TWO new lamps. I looooooooooooove how it looks now and we have a tad bit more light! Here is the new, brighter look…

AFTER! We still need to add a few more light sources but we’re making progress!

three. I’ve been using LipSense this past week and now see what all the hype is about. I love being able to drop my kids off at daycare and kiss them goodbye with my lipstick already on! I started with Pink Champagne since it’s a more neutral pink and it’s such a pretty shade — highly recommend! If you’re interested in learning more about these awesome products, contact my girl April on Instagram @smoochbyapril or by email at

four. Last weekend we went on a double date with our friends, John & Lisa (apologies for anyone following on SnapChat). We started off in the courtyard at Dilworth Tasting Room with a bottle of the most delicious Chardonnay and lots of shared plates before heading down the street for a few cocktails at Tyber Creek and then finished with a few last drinks, wings & cheese fries at Sundries.

five. I had a few questions about my picnic backpack from our day date! My MIL surprised me with this backpack one holiday and I thought it was the most perfect gift! The pack she got me is sold out, but this is an amazing similar option (& holds a bottle of wine!). Side note: If you’re looking for a good laugh, you can check out this throwback post on our last picnic using our backpack — back when I was tan, wore headbands and pre-kids.






  1. Caley-Jade Rosenberg
    June 30, 2017 / 10:42 am

    Have a fabulous weekend friend – enjoy Florida! x

  2. Owen Davis @ Davis Duo
    June 30, 2017 / 11:04 am

    I hope you guys have a great weekend in Florida with lots of quality family time!

  3. April of Smidge Of This
    June 30, 2017 / 11:20 am

    The new lamps! YES! They look so good. And THANK YOU for the shout-out, I am soooo happy you are loving your LipSense! Pink Champagne is such a great color for you!

  4. Jillian
    June 30, 2017 / 1:05 pm

    that swimsuit is SO cute! xo jillian – cornflake dreams

  5. Lizzie Simantz
    June 30, 2017 / 1:12 pm

    Have a fun mommy/daughter trip!! The kids look so cute in their swimsuits!

  6. Angela
    June 30, 2017 / 2:42 pm

    There's nothing cuter than toddlers in sunglasses. I hope you have a great weekend in Florida!

  7. Erica Ashley
    June 30, 2017 / 2:53 pm

    I love pink champagne!!! If you like that one try goddess 🙂 it's a little more color!!!

  8. Laura Darling
    June 30, 2017 / 7:26 pm

    Love those lamps! Have a great time on your trip!

  9. Anna-Grace Pryor
    June 30, 2017 / 7:51 pm

    It's my first time linking up for Five on Friday! Recently discovered your blog and LOVE it.

  10. sara [at] journey of doing
    July 1, 2017 / 2:00 pm

    Enjoy your trip!! I hope you girls have a fantastic weekend! Love the lighting change – the lamps are perfect!

  11. Strange Party
    July 2, 2017 / 6:30 am

    The decor at this place is absolutely beautiful. In terms of decor, the wedding venues NYC are definitely a big step above a typical wedding venue. It's spacious, breathable, and absolutely glowing. They can bring in an open bar as well into this place.

  12. rox
    July 5, 2017 / 10:14 pm

    Those lamps! I LOVE symmetry!!!! Gorgeous!We, too, are BIG fans of Babiators. Thomas is a little hottie in his! You're going to have to swat those hussies away one day! I say that about our Conner, too. ;)And what a HOOT you were so many years ago! Such babies!!!

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