Friday, April 3, 2015

Friday Highlights 4.3.15

Happy Good Friday!

So much to be excited about today. The weekend, Easter festivities, finally having our spring break this week and beautiful weather. 

Plus I can't forget to mention that we only have 5 weeks of school left. 
5 weeks/20 days and summer will begin. 

Glory, hallelujah!
It is a good Friday indeed. 

{ONE} Easter Weekend Plans

The only holiday I love as much as Christmas is Easter. Spring, the celebration of the life, death and resurrection of Christ and so many fun activities. This weekend is going to be packed full of fun. Everything from a 5K to family time. I simply can not wait.

{TWO} April Goals

Goal setting this year has been great for me. Something about writing things down and making them public has really worked for keeping me accountable. Earlier this week I did a recap on my goals from March and set some new ones for the month of April.

{THREE} Bathing Suits

Something happened when I turned the big 30! I no longer felt comfortable in a two piece. Maybe it is because I started feeling like a hypocrite. Why was it okay for me to wear something I wouldn't let my daughters wear. Or maybe I finally realized that even though I am in pretty good shape, post babies things just aren't the same. So two pieces were out but I wasn't ready for frumpy. What's a girl to do?

Cue the swim dress. Not your grandmas swim dress either. 

More modest does not mean more frumpy. I ordered a few bathing suits from Kohls with the intentions of only keeping one. They were originally $86 each on sale for $24.99 plus an extra 20% off and a $10 off coupon. Needless to say I ended up keeping two, the zig zag and the blue.

{FOUR} Spring Break

This week was our LONG awaited spring break. It felt like we were the last ones to have a spring break but boy oh boy was the wait worth it. Monday and Tuesday we had our annual achievement testing during the morning hours. The rest of our break has been spent shopping, movie watching, playing outside and enjoying the amazing weather.

Next week will likely feel like the longest week ever. #truth

{FIVE} Girl Mom Series: Meet Jamie

It was another great week for my 'Girl Mom' Series. 

I was so happy to have Jamie from Cocktails and Carseats sharing about being a girl mom to her adorable little girl Reese.

Cocktails & Carseats

If you're interested in sharing your story about being a girl mom fill out this survey and I will be in touch.

Friday Linkup Parties

To see where I am linking up check out my link-up tab.

Have a great weekend!
We will see you back here on Monday.

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  1. Loving the orange swimsuit - even if you didn't keep that one =) Happy Easter weekend!!!

  2. I really really loved that orange one to. I had to problems with it. The back was much lower than I would have liked it to be and the V in the front was pretty stinking deep. If I could have had the cut of the blue one with the pattern of the orange it would have been PERFECT! Oh well, you can’t win them all!
    Happy Easter Weekend to you too!

  3. Cute swim suits! I tried on a one piece last year and felt so self conscious. I bought a tankini and felt a little better. Eeeek! Happy Easter!!! -Amanda @ ABW

  4. Cute suits! Happy Easter weekend!

  5. Happy Easter weekend! We have lots of fun things in store as well, and I can't wait!

  6. Hope y'all have a wonderful Easter weekend! We're looking forward to some family time, egg hunting, and church on Sunday!

  7. IDK if its because I am 30 also or I have just been watching too much 19 Kids and Counting but I need a more modest swim suit too...a one piece but I haven't worn one of those since JH!!

  8. Happy Easter weekend! Love the swimsuits you picked! I was pregnant last year, so I'm in the market for a new one. Will definitely check out Kohl's!

  9. Stopping by from H54F :) Happy Good Friday!! Glad you've enjoyed a wonderful Spring Break!! Loving those swimsuits! Modest and fabulous!! ;) Have a beautiful Easter celebrating our risen Savior!!
    xo - Brenda //

  10. Happy weekend! Hope you have fun at the 5k and have a blessed Easter!

  11. Thanks for linking up at the TGIF Blog & Instagram Hop and enjoy your Easter! I am also on count down till school is out for my two Daughters. Although it means the "I'm bored" will start..... :)


  12. Oh my gosh those swimsuits are so cute!! You are going to rock that summer look :)

  13. I'm so happy you kept those two swim suits! You're going to be looking good at the pool this summer!
    Happy Easter friend!

  14. Tankinis are SO much better for bathroom trips too :D!

    Hope your having a great weekend!

  15. Thank Kelly!

    You too friend! Have a great weekend!

  16. You too Becky!

    Ours has been super busy so far and a lot of fun. I hope yours has been great too!

  17. You to Ashley!

    Sounds just about like ours. It has been great so far! Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

  18. Thank you so much! I hope you find something you love!

    Happy Easter weekend!

  19. Lol! And you can bet I am going to be LIVING at the pool this summer too. I already talked the hubby in to letting me get a pool pass, HOLLA! Woot, woot.

    Hope you guys are having a great Easter too!

  20. Aaahhh thanks I really like them too!

    Hope you are having a great weekend!

  21. Thank you so much Jamie. I hope you have a great weekend too!

  22. So glad to link up with y'all! Haha! I can not wait for summer we have plans to live at the pool this summer so I simply can not wait for tan lines :).

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

  23. Thanks for stopping by!

    Aren't they?! I wish more people understood that modest can be fabulous.

    We will, we will. You have a great weekend too!

  24. Yay for only 5 weeks of school left!! It’s kind of
    bittersweet for me. My baby will be graduating Pre-K and starting Kinder in
    August. Big school. Ahhh… At least I get the Summer to spend with him! Your
    swim dresses are so cute! I’m with you there. I don’t know if I will ever wear
    a two piece again! Hope y’all had a great Easter weekend!

  25. I am SO ready for summer. Summer is like vacation time for a homeschool mama. Aaahhh that transition is so hard. Praying it will go smoothly and you can soak up and enjoy summer before you get there.
    My two pieces are now retired to my privacy fenced back yard and sunbathing. Everyone should send me thank you cards, HA!

  26. I hope you had a wonderful Easter! I love those swimsuits! I bet you can't wait until school is out.

    Thanks for linking up to H54F!


  27. Summer is like vacation for a home school mama, I CAN NOT wait!

    Thanks a bunch! I really like them to. I can't wait until I can actually wear them!