Bammy’s Disney Birthday

For my mom’s 60th birthday, my parents took my whole family to Disney World over the week of Thanksgiving.  After we had the most magical time last year, we were so excited to have the opportunity to go back so soon!  And this time, with Bammy, PaDaddy, Uncle Ramsey, Aunt Beth, and cousins Sally Kate and William!  And we knew that just like last year, we wanted to SURPRISE the kids! *Yes, we wanted to surprise them to see the excitement in[Read more]

Five on Friday

Hello my friends!  We’ve made it through the week, and I finally feel like I’m back in the groove after Thanksgiving, just in time for the weekend, haha!  Here are five random fun things I’m sharing today: Anyone else’s elves coming tomorrow morning??  I know some of you overachievers have been elf-on-the-shelfing since the day after Thanksgiving, but we always kick it off with our elves, Noodles, Sprinkles, and Sparkles, on December 1st.  I always start out really excited with[Read more]

The Sweet Spot of Parenting

Happy NOVEMBER! Can you even believe there’s only two months left in 2018??  Blows. My. Mind.  After 3 Trunk/Trick or Treats, 4 different costumes for 4 different occasions for each of the 3 kids, and 9,734 pieces of candy, I am happy to be through Halloween and on the other side!  I really do love Halloween; I have such fond memories of counting down the days to dressing up and going door to door in search of my favorite candies[Read more]

Weekend Recap + Weekly Meal Plan

Hello my friends!  I hope you had a great weekend!  We have a BUSY week ahead, but we had fun kicking off all our Halloween festivities over the weekend! On Friday, the kids dressed up as their future selves for school.  We were in a rush to get out the door (when are we not on school mornings?!), so I didn’t get a picture- but Ben dressed up as a Clemson football player, Gracie was a chef, and Brantley was[Read more]

Do You Dress Up for Halloween? + Rosegal Halloween Sale

I typically don’t get too outwardly festive with my attire for holidays.  I may dress in “holiday colors,” or add a bit more sparkle for a party or special occasion, but I don’t usually get really into holiday fashion.   BUT… I’m thinking about getting a bit more into Halloween this year!  The kids are SO excited and their spooky spirit is wearing off on me. 🙂  Here’s a few cute things I found that might be worth grabbing for the 39 different[Read more]

Christmas (Cards!) in July with Basic Invite

You might say that I’m a procrastinator.  I love a good deadline, have no problems staying up late to get projects done, and actually often do the best work when I’m under a bit of pressure.  BUT, for about five years running now, come December 1st, I am rushing to create our family’s Christmas Cards.  I am down to the wire, rushing shipping, and licking stamps (okay, not licking stamps, sticking stamps) in the post office lobby to ship the cards out[Read more]

Happy Independence Day!

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.” –Ronald Reagan Happy Independence Day, my friends!!  I hope you’re celebrating our great nation’s birthday with friends and family, and celebrating all the wonderful liberties that our country has provided us.  God bless you and God bless America!

Brantley and Grayson’s Spa Slumber Party

On Friday night, we hosted sixteen 7, 8, and 9-year-old girls for a spa slumber party to celebrate Brantley and Grayson’s birthdays.  Since their birthdays are less than a month apart, they’ve been sharing a birthday party- their choice- for years!  The girls were really excited about their spa theme, and I was just interested in keeping it as simple and low maintenance as possible, ha! I found the invitations and printables on etsy, and was able to customize them myself[Read more]

Happy Birthday, Brantley Girl!

Nine years ago today, we were blessed beyond belief as Miss Brantley Parrish entered this world and made me a mother.  She has grown and changed and challenges me daily, and I couldn’t possibly be more proud of her.  She is a natural born leader and a first-born through and through.  She is smart, loyal, helpful, creative, brave, independent, athletic, head-strong, respectful, stubborn, and challenging, and 100% just. like. me.  She makes crazy some days, but when I think about her[Read more]

#LutonSummerBucketList2018

Hello Friends!  IT’S SUMMMMMMMERRRRRR!!  Anyone else as excited as I am that you don’t have to struggle through morning routines for the next 2 months??!  I can drink my coffee quietly at my computer while my kiddos watch tv.  And they can even make their own breakfast now!  BEST. SUMMER. EVER!! We had a great end to the school year and a great weekend.   On Friday, the kids all had their last day parties, and I was so proud of[Read more]

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