Friday Favorites!!

Friday, May 29, 2020

Hey guys!! Happy Friday!! Today I am linking up with Erika and Andrea to bring you Friday Favorites!!

So without further introduction, here are a few favorites from my week!!
Anna had a great birthday!! She said that it was one of her best!! She had some of her friends over for a "social distancing celebration," and she loved getting to see them!! 
Speaking of Anna's birthday, she got a Blendjet, and we are looking for recipes, so comment below if you have any!!





We've been up to a bit of late night shenanigans while watching Descendants...Me and Anna have literally ruined Huddy!! He loves Liv&Maddie (it's his favorite), and shows like that!! Haha!!
Yesterday I had my first orthodontist appointment in MONTHS, and it was so weird!! Everyone was wearing masks, and they had to take your temperature before you went in!! I loved that they were taking these precautions, but it is just so strange that we are living in a time like this!!
Look at these cuties snuggled up on the way home from the lake!! Huddy has become so protective of Ollie!!

Another favorite from the week is that I just learned that a book I very recently read (book review Monday!!) is being made into a movie by Netflix!! I really liked the book, so I can't wait to see how the movie turns out!!
Another favorite from the past few months has been The Last Dance!! We have been watching The Last Dance as a family, and I recommend you do too!! If you play sports, or has a kid who plays sport...whatever it may be, I recommend you watch this show!!

This last favorite is this meme that I found on Pinterest...can you relate!! Haha!! Ollie has such little man's disease, and Henry is just so sweet!! It's so funny seeing them interact!!
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Well that's all for today!! Thanks for reading, and I hope you have a great weekend!!



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Summer Essentials: Swimsuits!!

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Hey friends!! Happy Thursday!! I wasn't intending to post today, but then I though, "why not?!" So here we are!! 

Today I am sharing pt. 2 of my Summer Essentials series!! Today we're talking swimsuits!! I have lots of super cute swimmies for you today, so lets get into it!!

1.
The first swimsuit is this adorable high-waisted suit!! 
It is from Cupshe, and I absolutely love it!! The only thing wrong with this suit is that the top was a little bit big on me, and there weren't any adjustable straps. This top also got messed up in the wash, so we replaced it with this adorable top from Target!! 
Women's Ruffle Bralette Bikini Top - Xhilaration™ Mauve - image 3 of 6
I also wanted to point out that the top getting messed up was completely our fault. I love this brand and I will definitely be buying more swimsuits from there in the future!!

2.
Women's Ribbed Tube Bandeau Bikini Top - Xhilaration™ - image 7 of 9
The next one is this red, strapless, ribbed, bandeau top!! It is from Target, and I am in love with the color of this suit!! It is ribbed which is really nice, and it does come with adjustable straps. 
Women's Full Coverage High Waist Swim Bikini Bottom - Kona Sol™ - image 4 of 11
I paired it with these high-waisted bottoms, also from Target. 

3.
Women's One Shoulder Bikini Top - Xhilaration™ - image 4 of 13
The next one is this one shoulder, black suit from Target. I LOVE one shoulder swimsuits, so I do have a few in this post. The only downside about this suit is the gap in the shoulder...you get a really weird tan line or in my case, sunburn!! Haha!! But it is super cute!!
Women's Medium Coverage Tab Hipster Bikini Bottom - Kona Sol™ - image 4 of 15
I paired this suit with these black bottoms from Target. 

4.
Women's Ruffle One Shoulder Bikini Top - Kona Sol™ - image 8 of 13
The next swimsuit from Target, is this one shoulder suit!! Once again, I love the one shoulder, and the ruffle is adorable!! This is definitely one of my favorite suits this season. I paired this suit with either my high-waisted bottoms (listed above), or my regular black bottoms

5.
Women's Bralette Bikini Top - Xhilaration™ Blue Tie-Dye - image 7 of 7
The next suit I have is this blue, watercolor top from Target. This top is definitely more sporty, and you can do whatever in it. I love the color, and the fit!! I paired this with some pink bottoms that I found in my closet (they were really old-can't find a link).

6.
Women's Ribbed Bralette Bikini Top - Xhilaration™ Black/White Snake Print - image 7 of 14
This suit is super cute, and once again, pretty sporty. I love the snakeskin, and the overall look of this suit!!  It is from Target, and I paired it with my black bottoms!!

7.
The next suit is actually from Shein!! I have always been very hesitant to buy swimsuits from here (because they are so cheap), but this year I took a chance and bought some!! Honestly, I love them!! This navy one shoulder is adorable, and I love the tie on the side. Overall, a good suit!!

8.
The next suit is this leopard, one shoulder suit, once again from Shein!! I love the one shoulder, and the print of this!! I paired it with my black bottoms!!

9.
The last swimsuit is this adorable tie shoulder, dalmation print top from Shein!! I love the pattern, cute little ruffle, and the tie shoulder!! I paired it with some pink bottoms that I had laying around in my closet!!

Well those are all my swimsuits!! Thanks so much for reading, and I will see you here again tomorrow!! Have a great Thursday!!


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What's Up Wednesday & Anna's Birthday!!

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

, What’s Up Wednesday {04.29.20}
Hey y'all!! Happy Wednesday!! Today is Anna's Birthday!! I can't believe my little sister is 11!! 
Happy birthday Anna!! I love you so much, and I am so thankful that I have the one and only Anna Bear Williams for my sister!!
 You are so kind, and your passion for helping others and teaching is truly inspiring!!
 I love spending time with you!! Whether that is a bike ride, going to the beach, or even just listening to music together!! I cherish every moment together. As Philippians 1:3 says, "I thank God upon every remembrance of you."
 Even though we argue (what sister's don't?), and we are pretty much opposites, I am so happy that you are my sister!! Looking back now on everything we've done together, I wouldn't trade it for the world!!
 "Sisters by chance, friends by choice." Not everyone has a sister, and NOBODY has the one and only Anna Williams for a sister!! I got extremely lucky, and I am so grateful for the person that I call "sister."
Man, you look grown up in this picture!! I am so thankful for these 11 years we've had together, and all the wonderful memories we have!!
So happy birthday Anna!! My future maid of honor, confidante, and best friend!!
"Sisters make the best friends in the world."-Marilyn Monroe

Now into the blogpost!! I am linking up with Shay and Sheaffer, for one of my favorite posts, What's Up Wednesday!!

1. WHAT WE'RE EATING THIS WEEK:
Well tonight we are having a super fun birthday dinner of grilled chicken, mashed potatoes, rolls, green beans, and caesar salad!! And don't forget the ice cream cake!! Also frozen grapes have been our absolute FAVORITE!!

THURSDAY - Pot Roast
FRIDAY - Pizza/Caesar Salad
SATURDAY - FFY/Leftovers
SUNDAY - Spaghetti

2. WHAT I'M REMINISCING ABOUT:
Our super fun Memorial Day Weekend!! You can read my recap here!!


3. WHAT I'M LOVING:
I got this hammock for my birthday, and I have loved laying in it!!

4. WHAT WE'VE BEEN UP TO:
Not much!! Lots of reading, hanging with the dogs, online shopping (haha!!), and playing outside!!!

5. WHAT I'M DREADING:
It's supposed to rain all week!! Ughhhhh!!

6. WHAT I'M WORKING ON:
Really nothing at the moment!! 

7. WHAT I'M EXCITED ABOUT:
Summer!! 

More lake trips!!

And a vacation we have planned in June!!

8. WHAT I'M WATCHING/READING:
I've started watching Downton Abbey, and I'm in season 2 right now!! Its an okay show. I think its really interesting the way that they live, but it's not my favorite. 
Downton Abbey Open Thread: Season 3, Episode 1 | WIRED
I've also been rewatching Once Upon a Time!!
Once Upon A Time' Finale: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison ...

9. WHAT I'M LISTENING TO:
I've recently been starting to get into podcasts when I run and my current favorite is Unsolved Murders: True Crime Stories by Parcast Network. It's really interesting!!

10. WHAT I'M WEARING:
I have another addition of Summer Essentials coming on Friday!! If you missed my last one you can find it here!!

11. WHAT I'M DOING THIS WEEKEND:
Anna has a practice game, and I'm staying home...So who know's what we'll do!!

12. WHAT I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT WEEKEND:
I'm really hoping that things will start to get normal soon...I miss my friends!! Also more lake trips!! The lake is truly my happy place, and I love every second spent there!!

13. WHAT ELSE IS NEW:
That about covers it!! Thank you so much for reading, and I will see you here again on Friday!!

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Memorial Day Weekend 2020

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Hey guys!! Happy Tuesday!! My first Tuesday blog post!! Today I am sharing with y'all a recap of our Memorial Day Weekend!! It is a tradition of ours to go to the lake every year for Memorial Day, so this year was no exception!! 
On Thursday we didn't really do too much. It was my dad's birthday, so as soon as he got off of work we packed up and headed out to the lake!!
For some reason this is the only other picture I have from Thursday! We watched an episode of The Last Dance before bed, and that was it!!


Friday we didn't really do too much. We *tried* to go swimming, but the water was literally FREEZING!! Sooo we went kayaking instead

It was super gloomy and rainy on Friday, so we did quite a few crafts including making signs for our bunk beds!!

Then we had a happy hour on the porch before watching the last episode of The Last Dance and dinner!!

After dinner we started watching Forrest Gump...
This picture of Ollie is hilarious!!
And here's the big ol' baby Henry!!

Now on to Saturday...
Saturday started out at around 11:00 with some skiing!! That was about all we did that morning...Anna had practice so we waited until that was done to do all the Memorial Day festivities!!
Guys I don't know what happened to Huddy in this picture to make him smile that way!! Haha!! Me and Momma went on a kayaking adventure, and picked Huddy up along the way!!
One year later...
I love laying on this Pink Flamingo float!! Fun fact: Pink Flamingos are my favorite animal!!

Then we went on a boat ride!!
It was super crowded!!
I don't know how I did this with my eyes!! Haha!!
One last dip in the lake before...
Getting ready for happy hour!!
On Saturday we also celebrated my dad's birthday!! These pictures are super funny, because the candle kept going off so we are all laughing super hard!!

Then we finally got it!! 

After dinner we finished watching Forrest Gump, and then we went to bed!!

On Sunday we got out early on the boat so we could go to a beach!! 
We actually found a non-occupied beach, and it was super fun!!




I enjoyed laying out in the chair...
Anna floated around...
and Huddy did lots of swimming!! Something for everyone!!
Then we headed on home!!

It started raining once we came back, so after the rain we went back out again to do some tubing!! 

That's all for Sunday!!

Now on to Monday!!
On Monday morning we did a lot of things!! 
Some kayaking...
Some jumping (Shouldn't I be a cheerleading?! Haha!! Just kidding!)
And some more jumping!!
Then we went out one the boat to do some tubing...
And skiing!!




Then we rode around some!!
This picture is so funny to me for some reason!!

Then we went on the boat *again*!!
It was happy hour!!

Such a nice evening cruise!!
Well that was my Memorial Day Weekend!! Thank you so much for reading, and I will see you back here again tomorrow!!
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