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Happy Friday! Della at Della Devoted, Whitney at Polka Dotty Place, Tif at Bright on a Budget, and I want to welcome you to High Five for Friday! Each week we share the best parts of the week and hope you'll join us! Remember you can link up your highlights post or up to THREE of your favorite posts from this past week!

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Russ and I had a short little date on Saturday night! We went to a ceviche bar and snagged some ice cream sandwiches after. We also found a fun purple wall to snap an outfit photo at!





Have you tried faux leather leggings? I'm styling them casually for you today!

Today I'm sharing two ways to style this versatile peplum striped top!
Happy Friday! Della at Della Devoted, Whitney at Polka Dotty Place, Tif at Bright on a Budget, and I want to welcome you to High Five for Friday! Each week we share the best parts of the week and hope you'll join us! Remember you can link up your highlights post or up to THREE of your favorite posts from this past week!

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Our neighbor a couple houses down have two sons who are out of college. This past weekend one of the sons brought over three huge boxes of old toys for our boys to have. It felt like it was the scene from the end of Toy Story 3! Calvin is obsessed with Transformers lately, and they gave us a ton of those!

Hey there! I'm over at Des Moines Moms Blog sharing some fall fashion finds from Amazon! Go check it out here!
Happy Friday! Della at Della Devoted, Whitney at Polka Dotty Place, Whitney and Come Home for Comfort, Tif at Bright on a Budget, and I want to welcome you to High Five for Friday! Each week we share the best parts of the week and hope you'll join us! Remember you can link up your highlights post or up to THREE of your favorite posts from this past week!

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The boys went camping Friday night. I went to the site, helped set up, stayed for a hot dog, then went home to our house! They had a blast and I got a little camping taste and some rest! A win-win in my  book!







Summer got busy with all our travels, so I missed out posting my July Amazon Finds, so today I'm sharing both July and August's purchases!

Happy Friday! Della at Della Devoted, Whitney at Polka Dotty Place, Whitney and Come Home for Comfort, Tif at Bright on a Budget, and I want to welcome you to High Five for Friday! Each week we share the best parts of the week and hope you'll join us! Remember you can link up your highlights post or up to THREE of your favorite posts from this past week!

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Last Friday was the first day of school. The boys were excited to start off the year and everyone's transition this week has been going pretty well! Cal has had some rough drop offs, but I really don't blame him for missing us! 

Happy Friday! Della at Della Devoted, Whitney at Polka Dotty Place, Whitney and Come Home for Comfort, Tif at Bright on a Budget, and I want to welcome you to High Five for Friday! Each week we share the best parts of the week and hope you'll join us! Remember you can link up your highlights post or up to THREE of your favorite posts from this past week!

This week has been pretty quiet but also busy because we had teacher work days and today is the first day of school! Today I'm sharing one of my back to school outfits and next week I will have first day pictures to share!




Top: c/o Shein
Necklace: Kendra Scott (similar)
Pants: c/o Shein
Shoes: American Eagle (similar)

Back to school shopping can be fun. It can also be stressful. I do a lot of shopping for myself and our boys online! As you all know, I love Shein, and they're having a Back to School Sale! I love how affordable their pieces are, and it was so fun picking out some new pretty things to feel special for back to school. Use code BTS62 for 15% off any purchase through September 30.

I'm a sucker for scallop details and the color blush, so when I saw this top, I knew it was perfect! The neckline is a pretty scallop detail and the sleeves have a pretty ruffle. I have shared fun paperbag gathered topped pants before, and so when I saw these olive ones, I knew they would be great with this top as well as other fall looks.


I hope you had a great week!


Happy Friday! Della at Della Devoted, Whitney at Polka Dotty Place, Whitney and Come Home for Comfort, Tif at Bright on a Budget, and I want to welcome you to High Five for Friday! Each week we share the best parts of the week and hope you'll join us! Remember you can link up your highlights post or up to THREE of your favorite posts from this past week!

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I spent the weekend away with some friends! I really didn't take many pictures, so I don't have much to share, but it was really fun!


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We biked to Tropical Sno for one of our last end of summer celebrations!
Hey all! I'm over at Des Moines Moms Blog sharing 4 Ways Amazon Makes My Life Easier! Check it out!
Happy Friday! Della at Della Devoted, Whitney at Polka Dotty Place, Whitney and Come Home for Comfort, Tif at Bright on a Budget, and I want to welcome you to High Five for Friday! Each week we share the best parts of the week and hope you'll join us! Remember you can link up your highlights post or up to THREE of your favorite posts from this past week!

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Unfortunately, we had a former student's parent pass away, so we went up to northeast Iowa to the funeral. The boys hung out with some family friends of ours and got to have some fun in the country! Ann, the hostess, even made a cute welcome board for our family visit!





You can't have too much leopard. That's a motto of mine, and this dress was a perfect add to my closet. Do I have a couple leopard dresses? Maybe... but not like this one!

Happy Friday! Della at Della Devoted, Whitney at Polka Dotty Place, Whitney and Come Home for Comfort, Tif at Bright on a Budget, and I want to welcome you to High Five for Friday! Each week we share the best parts of the week and hope you'll join us! Remember you can link up your highlights post or up to THREE of your favorite posts from this past week!

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I love a good casual outfit with a couple touches that make it all feel pulled together! Today I'm sharing a fun new top courtesy of Shein and how I styled it in a casual way.

Well HEY! I've been a little MIA because we have been traveling almost non-stop the past month!  But I'm back! If you've been following along on Instagram, you're somewhat in the know, but if you haven't, here's what we've been up to!


We went to Oregon for Russ's mom's side's family reunion! We got to see a lot of people we hadn't seen in year!


While in Oregon, we got to go to the beach so the boys could dip their toes in the Pacific! We went to the Atlantic last summer in Connecticut, the Gulf earlier this summer, and then the Pacific! I think our boys are pretty well-traveled!


Every woman needs a little black dress that makes them feel fantastic. A little black dress (LBD) can be worn year-round and today I wanted to show you how to wear it for summer!

Today I'm putting together an easy outfit that looks... well... put together! Use some classic pieces and add a pop of color, and you're set!

It's time again to round up my Amazon purchases from this past month! This month includes some travel items, some fun, and a couple clothing items, too!
Happy Friday! Della at Della Devoted, Whitney at Polka Dotty Place, Whitney and Come Home for Comfort, Tif at Bright on a Budget, and I want to welcome you to High Five for Friday! Each week we share the best parts of the week and hope you'll join us! Remember you can link up your highlights post or up to THREE of your favorite posts from this past week!

We did a bit of traveling since I've updated you last! We went St. Louis, Gulf Shores, St. Louis, Philly!

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We hit up St. Louis on both ends of our trip before we went to Gulf Shores. Russ's aunt lives there and she took us to the City Museum! It's an amazing place


After Gulf Shores, we came back through and I met up my friend Krista, who I'd met through Instagram. This was our first time meeting and it was so wonderful!

Last summer we acquired a tent from one of Russ's friends. We set it up in the back yard once and the boys slept in it a couple nights. This summer, we decided to attempt our first camping trip outside of the back yard! The goal was to keep it simple, and I think we did just that. 
I got an email saying I had some ThredUp credit, so I went looking around their website and was reminded of their Good Box! What is a ThredUp Goody Box? It's a box where a stylist chooses 10 thrifted items to send you, you try them on in the comfort of your own home, you keep what you want, and send back the rest. I was really pleased with the box that I got. I put in the notes that I would like all dresses and jumpsuits for our upcoming tropical vacation. So, here's what I got and I'll share what I kept! The brands don't necessarily matter since you can't really go out and find these pieces, but all of the items where in the $18-$35 price range which I thought was really good!

Happy Friday! Della at Della Devoted, Whitney at Polka Dotty Place, Whitney and Come Home for Comfort, Tif at Bright on a Budget, and I want to welcome you to High Five for Friday! Each week we share the best parts of the week and hope you'll join us! Remember you can link up your highlights post or up to THREE of your favorite posts from this past week!

Sorry I was MIA last week! My Friday posts will be off and on over the summer as sometimes we will be traveling and I won't have computer access. We've been living up summer and I've forgotten what day it is already! Also, I have a giveaway going on over on Instagram, so pop over and enter!

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Summer has begun! I'm working on a make up artist certification through SeneGence, and I have to make over 40 faces by March 31 of next year! As of when this posted, I've done 12 faces and have number 13 tonight! I'm hoping to get a lot done this summer when our schedule is a little more flexible!

Who is excited for summer?! I am for sure. We're going to have a rocking summer and fun outfits always help!





It's time again to round up my Amazon purchases from this past month! This month I didn't really buy a ton! There are a couple random odds and ends I got for my business that I didn't post, but this is the most of it.

Happy Friday! Della at Della Devoted, Whitney at Polka Dotty Place, Whitney and Come Home for Comfort, Tif at Bright on a Budget, and I want to welcome you to High Five for Friday! Each week we share the best parts of the week and hope you'll join us! Remember you can link up your highlights post or up to THREE of your favorite posts from this past week!

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This past weekend we went to Russ's uncle's ordination. He is now officially a priest! It's such a big deal and it was fun to witness it all!

Happy Friday! Della at Della Devoted, Whitney at Polka Dotty Place, Whitney and Come Home for Comfort, Tif at Bright on a Budget, and I want to welcome you to High Five for Friday! Each week we share the best parts of the week and hope you'll join us! Remember you can link up your highlights post or up to THREE of your favorite posts from this past week!

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These week (through Sunday the 26th), each item purchased gets the customer's name in a drawing to win one of two Starbucks color changing cups! I was lucky enough to score some of these, so I wanted to have a fun way to share the love. If you want to snag and make up or skincare, you can shop here! You can also join my Facebook group if you want a more personal shopping experience.


I'm coming at you with my first summertime outfit today, and I couldn't be more excited! We have just a few weeks left of school, then we're in full on summer mode!
Happy Friday! Della at Della Devoted, Whitney at Polka Dotty Place, Whitney and Come Home for Comfort, Tif at Bright on a Budget, and I want to welcome you to High Five for Friday! Each week we share the best parts of the week and hope you'll join us! Remember you can link up your highlights post or up to THREE of your favorite posts from this past week!

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Last Friday I dropped of 29 gifts to a local women's shelter thanks to some of my great customers and profits from my business. Everyone deserves a gift for Mother's Days, I hope this made these ladies feel special.


Hot pink! I love this color and I don't wear it nearly enough. Today I wanted to show you a fun work wear outfit that could totally transition to the weekend.

Have you tried any subscription boxes? I'm sharing my thoughts on some over at Des Moines Moms Blog.

Happy Friday! Della at Della Devoted, Whitney at Polka Dotty Place, Whitney and Come Home for Comfort, Tif at Bright on a Budget, and I want to welcome you to High Five for Friday! Each week we share the best parts of the week and hope you'll join us! Remember you can link up your highlights post or up to THREE of your favorite posts from this past week!

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Last Friday morning, Calvin's preschool had Muffins with Mom. It was so cute. Calvin was so excited I was there. He even made sure to take care of  me. "Mom, you look thirsty, I'll get you some juice!"






It's time again to round up my Amazon purchases from this past month! We made a few big purchases this month, purchased some gifts for the boys, and of course a couple random things, too!


Athleisure (athletic leisure) looks seem to be on the rise, and I wanted to share one with you today!

The links in this post are affiliate links, meaning I make a small commission if you make a purchase through them at no added cost to you. I was also gifted an item in exchange for review for this post. The opinions are all my own.
Happy Friday! Della at Della Devoted, Whitney at Polka Dotty Place, Whitney and Come Home for Comfort, Tif at Bright on a Budget, and I want to welcome you to High Five for Friday! Each week we share the best parts of the week and hope you'll join us! Remember you can link up your highlights post or up to THREE of your favorite posts from this past week!

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We got out Monoploy Junior this week. It's a great game for Wesley and Calvin and I forgot how much fun and learning happens in board games. We definitely need to get them out more!

I'm BACK with another Wearing Lately post. I feel like every months to two months is a good frequency for these posts. 

It was interesting looking back on what I actually wore these past two months. Now, this isn't every single outfit because you don't want to look at 61 outfits, and I didn't document my outfit every one of those days either. BUT, I did notice a couple themes: black, lots of black, some pops or pink, some blue, a few neutrals, and not much more.  

We have just a few weeks left of the school year, then I'm in full-on summer mode. It may be a good time in the next few weeks for me to take a good look at my closet and pair it down. I have cleaned out quite a bit lately, but I think I could do more.  

Also, I am not going to link every piece I share for the sake of time and because some of the things are old, but I will link some things that I think you would like. The links I do include are affiliate or referral links, meaning I make a small commission or shop credit if you make a purchase through them at no added cost to you.


Here's the start of the black theme! I wore a black LuLaRoe Amelia along with a LuLaRoe Sarah Cardigan. I haven't been wearing my LuLaRoe pieces as much, but the Amelia Dress is really a classic piece. I added tights and ankle booties and some basic jewelry. 

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