Friday Already?

Happy Friday!  I almost forgot what day it was, seeing that every day feels like a Friday now that school is out! ;)  This is my fourth day of summer vacay, but the boys have gone to daycare for most of the week.  I treated myself to a pedicure on Monday and a hair cut + highlight yesterday.  Both were fabulous and just what I was craving.  And now it's Friday.  Not only Friday but Memorial weekend, as well--the unofficial kickoff to SUMMER!  Our neighborhood pool opens today and though I don't know that we'll get there this weekend, pool season basically means life is good!

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This planter has been in my Amazon cart ever since seeing it on Leah's blog a couple of months ago!  I finally bit the bullet and purchased it last weekend.  It wasn't prime (boo hoo) but it is supposed to arrive today!  I can't wait to plant some herbs - basil, cilantro, and mint are what I have in mind.  I just hope it's sturdy enough to hold up in the crazy thunderstorms we've been getting lately!  On a related note, I saw this pin on Pinterest.  Has anyone ever tried freezing herbs in olive oil?  Sounds like a great idea in theory, and could save me a little money come fall and winter!


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I saw this Amazon Beauty Box on another blog yesterday and had to share!  It's $9.99--but you get a credit for the same amount a week after your product ships!  Too good to be true?  Sign me up!

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I'm on the hunt for a new Crockpot - one that is programmable because often when I'm working, I'm gone for 9 to 10 hours of the day, which is too long for most crockpot meals.  I've ruined a meal or two by turning them into mush.  Anyway, I was searching Amazon the other day and came across this one.  It's wifi enabled and can be controlled from your phone!  Though it's a little a lot too costly for my taste ($130!), I think the concept is super cool and if money were of no object, you bet I'd buy this thing in a heartbeat!  Instead, I'll settle for the $45 #1 best seller model because let's be honest, that version will satisfy my slow cooker needs!

Sidenote: I have this Crockpot travel bag, which I love, but it doesn't work with my Hamilton Beach brand slow cooker.  Just another good reason to upgrade!

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I mentioned in my Mother's Day wish list post that I've wanted a "fanny pack" for years and years.  My to-do list for this week included shopping for a Patagonia Atom Sling until last weekend when I saw someone sporting a Thirty-One Sling Back Bag.  I couldn't buy one fast enough!  I feel like it's even more mom-friendly than the North Face and Patagonia versions (drink pouches on both sides) and I can not wait for it to arrive!  If only I had it for strawberry picking earlier this week...

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And finally, I looked back at Holden while driving the other day only to see this.  I still can't get over his nonchalant attitude and think it's hilarious that wearing his Donald Duck hat was no big deal to him!  (Also, I know his car seat harness is likely too high.  Mental note taken.)

Before I go, just a couple of reminders for you!  One, today is the final day to sign up for the #Boymom Box Swap!  Details here.  And two, don't forget about our Foodie for a Year link-up on Tuesday, June 7th!  We'll all be sharing a favorite summer recipe!

Have a great {three-day} Memorial weekend!

Linking Up With:
Momfessionals and A Little Bit of Everything for Friday Favorites 
September F A R M for Oh, Hey Friday
A.Liz Adventures for Five on Friday


  1. Yay for taking some time for you! Loved the photo of your haircut I saw on Facebook. The Thirty One "fannypack" looks awesome. I've seen it in the catalogue and have questioned buying it. You'll have to tell me what you think. Have a great weekend friend! Any fun plans?

  2. Seriously if you have luck with your herb growing- enlighten me. Not sure if it's the storms and enormous amount of rain but mine are pretty much dead :( so sad! Oh and crockpot tip - even with a basic one, you can plug it into a Christmas tree timer and set it to turn on after you leave! I've run into the same problem and this has worked wonders! However a wifi one would be fun too :). Happy Friday and summer friend!!!!

  3. Programmable crockpots are amazing! I need to upgrade our big one, but we have a small one that at least has a timer and I love it!


  4. The Beauty Box sounds like a great deal! And I'm checking out the back pack too! Have a great weekend!

  5. I haven't tried frezing herbs but it's such a great idea because I always end up throwing so much out! I just can't get through that stuff quickly enough. Totally forgot about the foodie link up tomorrow! Thanks for the reminder!
    Xo, Evelina @ Fortunate House