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Five on Friday

Happy Friday!

1. Baked Spaghetti

This week I made baked spaghetti for dinner and doubled the batch so I could freeze one for another night and gift a few to Thomas’s teachers. These are so easy to make, they freeze really well and are so delicious. Note: If you’re freezing them, skip the baking step!

2. Pajamas

I loved reading all of your comments on my Instagram poll on sleep attire! In case you missed it, the two most popular types of pajamas that were mentioned again and again were Lake Pajamas and the Stars Above Target line! Here’s a round-up of a few pieces from each line! 

Lake Pajamas

I’ve had the Lake Pajamas on my wish list for awhile and everyone swears they are worth every penny. I’ve gone in on a few sets of these pajamas with other friends for group new mama gifts and they are always a huge hit.

Stars Above

I immediately scooped up a Stars Above set after many of you said these are the BEST for those of us who “sleep hot!” Reader Tip: Size up for extra comfort.

3. Porch Project

The roof is framed out on our new porch! It’s crazy to see this project coming together. We only added a few feet to the original footprint but it feels SO much bigger than the original deck. I am anxiously counting down the days until I can sip rosé and cuddle up for family movie nights in this space!

4. Sprinkles New Home

So I started a new project this week…I’m building Sprinkles a new home. Yes, I definitely know I’m crazy and I can hear my friends laughing at me right now while shaking their heads. But I hated the cage she came with. It was so tiny and got really gross super fast and was hard to clean. Also, the kids had a hard time getting her in and out which also caused ginormous messes — hay everywhere. So I turned to Pinterest and my goodness, there are some pretty awesome guinea pig cages out there. However, I am going pretty basic. So far, I’ve assembled the wire shelving into a one-story layout with room for storage underneath. Then, I ran to Home Depot and purchased a ton of coroplast, cut it up into pieces with my favorite cutting tool and secured it all together with white duct tape. And thankfully, it actually fit into the cage after all that. I’ll share the final house when it’s done!

5. Amazon Summer Essentials

A few fun recent Amazon summer purchases…

  1. One Piece Ruffled Swimsuit: I just scooped this one piece up and am SO excited for it to arrive. Is it not the cutest?!
  2. Dr. Teals Body Wash: I love, love, love this body wash and have been using it for years. I change the scents every time I run out and just placed an order for the Deep Marine Sea Kelp scent to try!
  3. Swing Mini Dress: I purchased this dress a few weeks ago and it is the most perfect swimsuit cover up.
  4. Oversized Sunglasses: These are on the way to me and I am really excited!
  5. Slip-On Water Shoes: I purchased these for our tubing adventure and absolutely love them. I will definitely be wearing them all summer long. They come in a rainbow of colors and are very comfortable!

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Friday 19th of June 2020

Thinking about how strong you have been with illnesses in your family, gave me strength and peace awaiting biopsy results. Thankfully the results were negative but I will need surgery to resection that part of my colon. Your blog lifts up so many people. Hugs from the grandma in Waco!


Friday 19th of June 2020

Grandma Diane! I am so happy to hear the results were negative! Prayers for surgery and recovery -- you've got this!!! xo