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Thursday, June 17, 2021

Five on Friday - June 18, 2021

Happy Father's Day weekend everyone!  Hope you will be able to enjoy some time with family and friends over the next few days.  Glad you popped in to see my five for today!  Let's get started ~

1.  Juneteenth
June 19 (Saturday) is a day to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States.  This is the date that recognizes an event that took place in Texas in 1865.  The story goes that Major General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston on June 19, 1865, with the announcement of General Orders, Number 3.  The people learned for the first time that the Civil War was over.  Just this week Congress voted to make this a federal holiday.  


2.  12 Mighty Orphans
This movie is definitely going on my list of movies to see!  Here's the summary from Movie Insider ~
The true story of the Mighty Mites, the football team of a Fort Worth orphanage who, during the Great Depression, went from playing without shoes—or even a football—to playing for the Texas state championships. The architect of their success was Rusty Russell, a legendary high school coach who shocked his colleagues by giving up his privileged position to teach and coach at the orphanage. Few knew Rusty's secret: that he himself was an orphan. Recognizing that his scrawny players couldn't beat the other teams with brawn, Rusty developed innovative strategies that would come to define modern football. Over the course of their winning season, these ultimate underdogs became an inspiration to their city, state, and entire nation.

3.  SunPop Frozen Cocktails
Target is here to help us get summer started with their 12 count SunPops!  These frozen cocktails are only 100 calories and the variety pack flavors are peach, tropical, and strawberry.  Bring on the summer heat - we have SunPops to keep us cool!
4.  Women's Active Athletic Skort
I ordered this skort from Amazon for vacation and I'm thinking about ordering it in 5 different colors.  It fits great and is so, so comfortable!  We're headed to Disney in a couple weeks and I was looking for something to wear that was lightweight, easy to pack, and would dry quickly if we got caught in a rainstorm or went on a water ride.  I think I found the perfect thing!  It comes in 34 patterns/colors so there are plenty of options to choose from.


5.  Don't be fooled...


Have a wonderful weekend!  We are visiting my dad tomorrow and seeing our son and daughter-in-law on Sunday.  Fun times ahead!  I'm thinking about squeezing in some blackberry picking too.  I love that our lives are getting back to normal and our calendars are once again full!  See you next week.

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Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Alyiah and Mitch Get Married

Welcome to Thinking Out Loud Thursday!  I'm going to share something I'm thinking out loud about and invite you to link up below and do the same.

My side hustle is being a wedding coordinator - and I love it!  Each year I take on two weddings and help the bride and groom navigate through the planning and execution of turning their wedding dreams into reality.  Most of the time, my friend TW travels from his home in Wisconsin a few days before the big event to help.  Thank goodness he was available for this one!

This past weekend we had the honor of working with Alyiah and Mitch.  They were the best couple to work with!  Their devotion to each other, love for their family, and faith in God shown through in everything they did.  



The wedding venue was spectacular!  Sunset Bluffs is located in Washington, Missouri along bluffs that reflect off the lake.  So beautiful!



I'm not going to lie - the wedding day was HOT!  But the bridal party were troopers and never let it get them down.  


Alyiah and Mitch drew from the talents of their family members to help pull off their big day.  One aunt did the florals while another provided the treats for the dessert table.  Mitch's uncle owns a restaurant and closed it Saturday night so he could cater the wedding.  These two are so lucky to have such a wonderful family!



Guests were encouraged to sign a cork.  The corks will later be reminders of who attended their nuptials.  It was an easy idea to pull together.  The corks came from Amazon (HERE).  This is really a great option instead of having a traditional guest book where people sign and it will most likely be hidden in a drawer for the rest of your life.



One of my favorite things to do is put a basket in the ladies room with emergency necessities for the guests to use.  Need a hair pen?  Shout wipe?  Have no fear, it's available in the basket.  Get what you need and hop back out on that dance floor!


I have no doubt that this couple will live happily ever after!  They were a true joy to get to know and I'm excited to see how their future unfolds.


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Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop - June 16, 2021

Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop

Welcome to the Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop!  Many of you just had your final day of school for the year.  Many of us have a shift going on in our daily routines as school ends and summer approaches. This is a perfect time to catch up on those projects that had been laid aside for lack of time. If you are a blogger, you can ramp it up a little bit and get some great content going. So, before we start this week's party, let's take a look and feature the posts from last week that you all enjoyed so much. REMEMBER: the very nicest thing you can do for a blogger is to visit their post, pin it, share it and/or leave an encouraging comment. Connect with them!

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Costco Summer Finds 2021

 

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Summer capsule wardrobe

 

American flag DIY decorative piñata

 

How to make berry crates DIY

   

Dollar store pony tail holder tube tops for Barbie dolls

 

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Instant Pot cupcakes

 

Apple pie shortbread bars

 

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Thursday, June 10, 2021

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Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop - June 9, 2021

 

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Welcome to this week's Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop! For years our blog party has been a hub where bloggers meet to share their latest work with each other and many other visitors who love great recipes, crafts, DIYs, home decor ideas, kid friendly activities and more! We are glad that you find us and we hope that you will stick around and browse the entries. If you find something you particularly like, please pin it and even add a comment telling the writer that you love her work.   Before we start this week's party, let's take a look at the posts you loved the most at last week's party!

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How to be a good wedding guest

How To Be A Good Wedding Guest
 

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Snickerdoodle bars with cinnamon ice cream

 

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Friday, June 4, 2021

Five on Friday - June 4, 2021

The weekend is here and I'm ready!  Is it just me, or do the short weeks always feel longer than normal?  Let's get the weekend started by checking out my five for today ~

1.  National Doughnut Day
Start your day off by celebrating National Doughnut Day!  Swing by Krispy Kreme for a free donut today.  Dunkin' is also giving away a free donut with the purchase of a beverage.  Yum!  Would how this day got its beginning?  It's a day designed to honor the Salvation Army Lassies, the women who served doughnuts to soldiers during World War I.  In 1917, the original “Salvation Army Doughnut” was first served by the Salvation Army ladies.  It was during WWI that the Salvation Army Lassies went to the front lines of Europe. Home-cooked foods, provided by these brave volunteers, were a morale boost to the troops.


2.  Spirit
The theaters are opening back up and there's a great movie for the whole family coming out today.  Here's the summary from Movie Insider ~
Lucky Prescott (Isabela Merced, Dora and the Lost City of Gold) never really knew her late mother, Milagro Navarro (Eiza González, Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw), a fearless horse-riding stunt performer from Miradero, a small town on the edge of the wide-open frontier.

Like her mother, Lucky isn’t exactly a fan of rules and restrictions, which has caused her Aunt Cora (Academy Award® winner Julianne Moore) no small amount of worry. Lucky has grown up in an East Coast city under Cora’s watchful eye, but when Lucky presses her own luck with one too many risky escapades, Cora picks up stakes and moves them both back with Lucky’s father, Jim (Oscar® nominee Jake Gyllenhaal), in Miradero.

Lucky is decidedly unimpressed with the sleepy little town. She has a change of heart when she meets Spirit, a wild Mustang who shares her independent streak, and befriends two local horseback riders, Abigail Stone (Mckenna Grace, Captain Marvel) and Pru Granger (Marsai Martin, Little). Pru’s father, stable owner Al Granger (Emmy winner Andre Braugher, Fox’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine), is the best friend of Lucky’s father.

When a heartless horse wrangler (Emmy nominee Walton Goggins, FX’s Justified) and his team plan to capture Spirit and his herd and auction them off to a life of captivity and hard labor, Lucky enlists her new friends and bravely embarks on the adventure of a lifetime to rescue the horse who has given her freedom and a sense of purpose, and has helped Lucky discover a connection to her mother’s legacy and to her Mexican heritage that she never expected.
Summertime is arriving and with the longer days, the kids are outside more than ever.  Worried about them getting eaten up with mosquitos?   Try these repellent bands!  There are 20 in the pack and each one is made with natural ingredients and deet free.  Throw them in the suitcase for your vacation.  Put them in the backpack for day camp.  Wear them on a wrist or ankle.  They are perfect for any outdoor activity! 


Taylor Jenkins Reid's latest book came out this week - Malibu Rising.  It' sounds like a great summer read!  Here's the summary ~
Malibu: August 1983. It’s the day of Nina Riva’s annual end-of-summer party, and anticipation is at a fever pitch. Everyone wants to be around the famous Rivas: Nina, the talented surfer and supermodel; brothers Jay and Hud, one a championship surfer, the other a renowned photographer; and their adored baby sister, Kit. Together the siblings are a source of fascination in Malibu and the world over—especially as the offspring of the legendary singer Mick Riva.

The only person not looking forward to the party of the year is Nina herself, who never wanted to be the center of attention, and who has also just been very publicly abandoned by her pro tennis player husband. Oh, and maybe Hud—because it is long past time for him to confess something to the brother from whom he’s been inseparable since birth.

Jay, on the other hand, is counting the minutes until nightfall, when the girl he can’t stop thinking about promised she’ll be there.

And Kit has a couple secrets of her own—including a guest she invited without consulting anyone.

By midnight the party will be completely out of control. By morning, the Riva mansion will have gone up in flames. But before that first spark in the early hours before dawn, the alcohol will flow, the music will play, and the loves and secrets that shaped this family’s generations will all come rising to the surface.

Malibu Rising is a story about one unforgettable night in the life of a family: the night they each have to choose what they will keep from the people who made them . . . and what they will leave behind.


5.  Where's my phone?


We have some fun things on the agenda this weekend.  My nephew graduates from high school and we will be able to celebrate him on Sunday.  After over a year of putting our monthly game nights on hold, they are starting again tonight.  Fun times!  In between the fun, I have a to-do list that's the length of my arm!  Pop in next week and see the highlights!  Have a great weekend!