Hey, y’all! Today’s post is all over the place…a little bit of this…and a little bit of that…but a whole lot of cuteness.
Let’s kick things off with this cutie. He was all excited on Friday to be headed off to his first DNOW weekend with lots of friends. (DNow is a weekend retreat that is designed to help middle schoolers and high schoolers grow in their faith. They stay in host homes and have devotion times, church rallies, and fun activities scheduled all weekend long.) Carter’s Huddle Group leaders (God Bless the Harris family) signed up to be a host home, and I was signed up to be a driver. We were all excited for the weekend!
Here he is Friday evening (ALL SMILES!) before heading out the door to kick off the activities.
Friday night they spent several hours at the church for a sermon and worship.
Friday night they went back to the Harris’s home for some small group time before lights out. And when I say “small group”, I mean 18 boys.
Let that sink in.
EIGHTEEN 12 and 13 year old boys under 1 roof.
Like I said before, GOD BLESS the Harris family.
Sadly, that is where Carter’s weekend ended. Chris got sick around midnight on Friday with a nasty stomach bug, and when I dropped breakfast off at the Harris house for all of the boys on Saturday morning, Carter came up and whispered to me that his tummy felt weird. It was SO HARD, but I made the call that he should come home since it looked like he might be coming down with the bug. It ended up being the right call because Carter definitely came down with it. He was so sad to be missing the rest of the weekend, but it’s a really good thing he was at home.
We are already looking forward to next year!
NEW MADEWELL TEE
If I had to choose between a fitted tee and an oversized tee for the rest of my life, I would choose an oversized tee ALL DAY LONG. And twice on Sunday.
These new Madewell tees are THE BOMB. They are perfectly oversized and incredibly soft. I wear a medium in the regular v neck Madewell tees (that are fitted), and I’m wearing a medium in this oversized tee too. I feel certain I could wear a small, but I happen to like how slouchy this medium is on me. If you don’t like it quite so slouchy, I would suggest sizing down. It also comes in rust, mint, dark grey, and white.
I’m wearing the hoops below in the outfit above, but I wanted to give y’all a close up look again because I think Kendra Scott really hit it out of the park with her newest collection. Click HERE to browse the new collection for yourself!
If you haven’t tried these washed black denim shorts for yourself, I would like to strongly encourage you to do so. Like now. They’ve got a perfect amount of stretch in them, and I love how the black is helping me switch up my summer looks a bit. I can wear the 27s, but I’ve decided I prefer the extra bit of comfort and length that the 28s give me.
EASY BREEZY SKIRTS
This embroidered skirt is DARLING.
I’m sad to say that the small and x-small are already sold out, but it’s still available in M, L, XL and XXL. I ordered both the small and the medium for myself, but only the medium has arrived (which is what I’m wearing below). I know I’m going to prefer the fit of the small, so I’m anxious for it to get here. It doesn’t look big in this picture, but it was actually a little too roomy and wide for my taste.
I LOVE this skirt, and think of how adorable it will be for July 4th.
These rattan earrings are perfect for summer, they are so cute, and they come in a 4 pack for just $12.99!
This white tiered skirt is summer perfection. It’s fluttery, flowy, and fully lined. I think it looks so fresh here paired with a plain white tee and denim jacket, but it can be styled so many different ways. I’m wearing a Medium Petite and love the fit.
LINEN PULL ON SHORTS
These linen pull on shorts are from Amazon, and they are only $24.90.
They are 100% linen and so well made. I’m wearing the 4 here, but I’m definitely returning and exchanging them for a size 6. They look okay in pictures, but the size 4 wasn’t comfortable on me AT ALL.
I’m wearing them above with a blush tee, but I like them with a plain white tee as well.
Which do you like better? Blush or plain white?
I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned it before, but I am OBSESSED with the egg white egg bites from Starbucks. Like I could eat 5 of them every day. Now, they only come in an order of 2, and I only allow myself to get them once (sometimes twice) a week. But I’m telling you, I could eat 5 every single day. I’ve tried several grocery store substitutes, but I’ve never liked them.
These Lean Cuisine Tomato and Spinach Egg White bites are DELISH! Now, they aren’t as good as the Starbucks bites, but they are a very close second. You just pop these in the microwave for 2 minutes, but I think next time I get them I’m going to put them in the microwave for 1 minute, and then I’m going to put them in the air fryer for 2-3 minutes to hopefully get the slightly crunchy edges that I often get with the Starbucks version. The box comes with 2, but I at the first one before I decided I needed to grab a pic. And yes, I got the box out of the trash just for this picture.
Here’s the nutritional information for those that pay attention to info like this!
Scott Bros. by Kendra Scott
As a Kendra Scott brand ambassador, I’m excited to announce Scott Bros. by Kendra Scott, their new men’s line that launched this past Monday! With three boys of her own, Kendra’s goal was to create a line that was both stylish and functional. Scott Bros. by Kendra Scott offers bracelets crafted with Sterling Silver & 18k Gold Vermeil, Genuine Stones, Leather, Vinyl Beads, and Paracord to be sturdy and long lasting.
Scott Bros. by Kendra Scott launched just in time for Father’s Day, so make sure you order by 06/13 to have guaranteed delivery by Father’s Day.
PRIME DAY IS COMING UP
I haven’t mentioned this yet, but Amazon Prime Day is coming up! And don’t you worry, I’m going to be covering it on both Monday June, June 21st and Tuesday, June 22nd. Mark your calendars, Ladies! I’ve been given access to hundreds of items that will be included in the Prime Day sales, so I’ll be happy to be your Prime Day tour guide when the time comes.
If you’re not a Prime member yet, click HERE and go sign up for a free trial. As a Prime member, you will get access to member-exclusive deals on all of your favorite things with savings you don’t want to miss!
So this dress is confusing for me. It has terrible reviews, but I happen to really like it!
It’s oversized and it’s a very relaxed fit (which is why most people gave it bad reviews), but I happen to like oversized and relaxed. I’m wearing a small here, and I still have room, so I would definitely recommend sizing down. (I often wear a medium in dresses like this, and again, the small is still oversized on me.)
It’s a tiny floral pattern on a black background, and it has ruffle detail on both the neck and sleeves. It also has pockets, which were a nice surprise.
These pearl earrings are some of my newest Kendra Scott favorites. I like how the classic pearl is given a modern twist when paired with this geometric shape.
I think the dress is delicate and feminine, and I’m keeping it!
That’s it for today! See y’all back here on Friday!