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Chalkboard wall. Summer fun.

Two posts in a row. Not too bad if I do say so myself. This week I’m sharing our latest chalkboard wall, but more importantly one of my FAVORITE new places to order prints. You guys are going to love me after this one. I’ve been swooning over them for the last month and you will be too.

Our summer chalkboard wall. A reminder that it’s going to be a BRIGHT sunshiny day. 

The theme for this month? Take a walk down memory lane to see all the things we’ve done!

Part 1. Keep it bright and sunshiny. Show off those adventures.
Do you ever get the feeling that the kids forget all the fun and amazing things you’ve been doing with them? I hope it’s not just me. I figure this chalkboard wall will help them remember just what we’ve been doing and we are going to keep adding to it!

Part 2. My favorite new picture place. Artifact Uprising.
You guys. You guys. You guys. You are going to LOVE this site that is full of swoon-worthy ways to showcase your adventures. My girl, Linds, told me about it and it’s my new go-to place for vintage-y looking prints. Not only can you order lots of different sizes and artwork for your house and their quality is amazing. It’s hard to tell, but the finish has an “instant” filter finish to it. They are too darling for words.  Visit Artifact Uprising and check it out! You won’t regret it!

Wishing you a {BRIGHT and sunshiny} summer and a chance to bask in the summer fun with your own little ones.

try. enjoy. share.

Letter J XO

{If you missed it, learn how you can make your own {DIY Chalkboard and Magnetic Wall}. Take a quick peek {here} to find out just how easy it is to transform an empty space into something that will make you smile.}

 

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summer faves. latest crushes.

Don’t worry, I am still alive. Yes, I have been a bit absent in the world of blogging. I’m trying, but not sure how successful I’ll be at it. Being a mom, keeping the house clean, trying to work, finding time to volunteer in classes, blah, blah, blah. You know it, so I’m pretty sure I don’t need to go through the whole list with you has put this to the bottom. Sorry, friends.

The good news? Summer is here! We are officially on our 7th day and I can’t believe it. Time for fun and not having to pack lunches every day. Can I get an AMEN? With that said, my summer crushes. Won’t you crush with me?


SUMMER CRUSH ONE … ICE CREAM TUB!

Sur La Table, my home away from home, is where you can find this reusable and dishwasher-safe ice cream tub.  We are all about making homemade ice cream in our Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker and I found this gem the other day that has {already} made my life easier! Easy route? Use one of the ice cream starters to get it done in a cinch. Our fave is Mint Chocolate chip!

ice cream quart


SUMMER CRUSH TWO … MASON JAR + STRAW = HAPPINESS!

bucks straws

I love water. Like, I seriously love it. Just about as much as I love jars. My latest crush has been gulping down water in my 32 ounce mason jar with fabulous, colorful straws. Find the tropical reusable straws at your nearest Starbucks {I’m sure there are about 10 within a 2 mile radius!} and pop it in a large ole’ mason jar. Add water, or whatever you fancy. If anything, you can thank me for being hydrated.


SUMMER CRUSH THREE … NERF LAZER TAG GUNS

No joke. These are seriously fun. Me and Gray had a serious battle this morning and I was huffing and puffing by the end of it. Not to mention, I got some serious rug burns because I was committed. Do I dare say that the 8 year old beat me? These are so much fun! And, the best part is they don’t require nerf bullets. AWESOME! We found our guns here for Sawyer’s birthday and bought these rechargeable batteries to go with them. I think some more might be in our future.


SUMMER CRUSH FOUR … LULUEMON SPRING BREAK AWAY SHORTS

This isn’t just my summer crush this year, in fact I fell in love with these last year and I am still head over heels for them. I may {or may not} have a few pairs of the Spring Break Away Shorts because they are seriously that amazing. Check out all the colors this season!
Here’s why I love them:
| not too tight & longer length my thighs appreciate |
| can dress up or down |
| sweat-wicking fabric, thank you |


Do you have any crushes you just can’t help but smile at this summer? Share! I want to know. Maybe we can share our crushes and crush together.

try. enjoy. share.

Letter J XO

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My latest crushes. Are you with me?

No, not a life-changing post. Just a little glimpse into what I am currently crushing on. My favorite new treats or those things that I drool over and wish I could just click that button and officially buy it, but my conscience tells me otherwise. Ok, let’s be honest. It’s probably not my conscience, but my darling husband’s voice that echoes in my head.

Here they are… a few of my biggest crushes. Some small, some big, but all just way too cute.

Chanel Lip Gloss. This is my staple. I may {or may not} have a few different colors. It is that good. A perfect gloss that isn’t too sticky and a fly-away piece of hair doesn’t get stuck in it. Don’t let the colors scare you…they go on light and are the perfect quick addition to a makeup routine.


BP lace up shoes

I have had these for awhile and I still love them. Let’s be real, I love them the most because my feet fit in them and they are super comfortable. Yes, I have been blessed with the start of bunions thanks to some real winner genes in my mom’s side of the family. But, I also think they are just so stinking adorable and dress up any outfit. They might just be my favorite crush of all. Find them here at Nordstrom.


me and my house sign

I have been drooling over this sign for ages, but I have the hardest time buying something when me and the hubs can put our two heads together and make it. This was that for me. I wanted it and knew I could technically make it, but was feeling lazy. But, some of my two favorite people surprised me with it for my birthday. I was one happy girl and it proudly hangs over our door and as a constant reminder for our family. Sigh. I really do love it. You can find it at my besties place, Magnolia Market. Ok, we are not really besties, but I think we could be if she’d give me a chance. I am going to hunt her down when me and some girls visit her Waco silo in April. Watch out, Jojo.


calligraphy  I think I want to learn calligraphy. Let me rephrase that, I do want to learn calligraphy, but do I have time? I think this little starter kit might be right up my alley. Can you imagine how darling my cards would be addressed? Hmmm, I might need to take the leap on this one. Do you love the kit as much as I do?


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This one is for my kids, but it also is one of my total crushes. This site is the perfect place for a little art inspiration and {if we are being real} it will occupy the kids for at least 40 minutes, which is a winner in my book. This site is called Art for Kids Hub and the dad who does all the drawings is uber cool. They have stuff for my big boy to choose from {tons!} and even a section for under 5. Seriously, cool stuff.


lake house

Well, I loved her other four books, so I can’t imagine that I won’t LOVE this one too. She could be one of my favorite authors. This one just came out and I just might need to grab it up before we road trip to AZ for some spring training and a trip to grandma’s house. Want it? Check here.


 Do you have any crushes you just can’t help but smile at? Share! I want to know. Maybe we can share our crushes and crush together.

try. enjoy. share.

Letter J XO

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