Friday, July 12, 2013

five on friday

Happy Happy Friday! It felt like this day would NEVER get here. I’m typing this as we are getting our 400th storm of the season…I’m thinking I need to invest in a boat to get myself to work with all this rain we’ve had this summer. It. is. insane. I just need some sunshine people. This week I’ve been daydreaming about our upcoming beach trip, and figured I’d share a few current favorites in my life.


(One)   Lands End Extra Large Open Top Canvas Tote



These bags are something that I absolutely swear by in the summer. I’m pretty sure I own one in every size, and each size serves its different purpose. The medium size is perfect for a “diaper bag” for Landon. Since I don’t need quite the same essentials going out as I did when he was a new born, I like carrying this bag, tossing my wallet in and running out to take care of whatever errands we need to get done. The large bag is perfect for our pool and lake bag, it holds a few towels, sunscreen, a book or drink, and a couple snacks. Lastly, this extra-large size is perfect for the beach when you need to back a little more. It has no issues holding a few toys, diapers/wipes, a change of clothes, a beach blanket, and several towels. I also love the interior pockets so all the little things don’t get stuffed down in the bottom of the bag.


(Two) Iplay Longsleeve Rash Guard



Last year my biggest concern of the summer was keeping my fair baby’s skin protected from the sun. I wanted solid color rash guards that could mix and match with the various swim shorts he had. I hopped online to Amazon and found these rash guards made by Iplay, and I was instantly hooked. This year I repurchased the same ones he had last year. Landon is super fair skinned, and I don’t want to take any chances of his skin getting burned, I also don’t want to have to wrangle him to lather on sunscreen every hour or so to make sure that doesn’t happen. These are the perfect alternative. I can roll the sleeves up, or keep them long and keep him protected when we are at the pool in the heat of the day or on the beach. To keep them at their best, I hand was them, and let them air dry. They hold up well and are super cute.


(Three) OPI A Good Mandarin Is Hard To Find



My go-to summer shade. A few weeks ago I realized I did not own a single bottle of red nail polish. I know, insane, right? I have since fixed said issue and have found my new favorite summer shade. Its the perfect red with a tint of orange/coral. Not fire engine red, but not too orangey. Its the happy medium.


(Four) Recipe Cards from Christina Williams Shop on Etsy



John and I have this gallon zip lock baggie of recipes that sits in the cabinet above our sink. Most of them are family recipes or from friends that have been photocopied and given to us. Lately, I have been struck with the lack of handwritten things that we have in our world anymore, everything is typed and emailed. So I’m on a mission to fix that. Last week I purchased the cutest recipe cards from  Christina Williams on Etsy and plan on getting all our recipes handwritten. If they’re from our parents, I’ve asked them to re-write them for us so we have an original. Hopefully, down the road these recipes will not only be special to us, but the handwritten cards will be as well.



(Five) The number of weeks until I am sitting on the beach with my little toesies in the sand…hurry up already will ya?



Happy Friday!

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1 comment:

  1. ok, I found you from Darci's 5 on Friday and when I clicked on your link, I thought, she & I have a lot in common... then I read this post and I pretty much would have listed the same things... especially since I"m wearing that color on my toes now... and then I read your "about us" and the fact that you have a weakness for chocolate chip cookies and photography, and well, you're a boy mom and your southern... well, I just had to add you to my reader! :)

    Hope you don't mind me stopping by!


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