Friday, July 30, 2021

Four on Friday

Charlotte Aquatics does the cutest themed weeks throughout the year. This week was appropriately the Olympics! They walked on the beam in class among other cute ideas. Then gave them a medal and had them stand on the podium if they wanted to at the end of class!

My Dad sent me this and I love it so much! Funny right?! Gotta find humor somewhere!

Prepping for the school year. My fav lunch box containers that do not leak - bento / sandwich, slim ice packs, lunchbox to hold it all.

Thankful for good health at Molly Anne's 6 year well visit. 

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Thursday Favorites

This flowy long sleeve tee is probably the most bought item from my posts and there's a reason - it's good! And now they have it in a bunch of colors. I wear a 12 which is my typical size.

These look so comfortable to pop on after a pool day or just to wear around on the weekends.

My favorite easy eyeshadow these days. This is color Golden Pink.

These leggings are 40% off and I love the spray dye! I stock up on these when they're on sale and I get excited when the weather turns cool!

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

In My Bag

Five quick things in my bag!

Thinking about getting this crossbody to replace mine that I fell with and scratched majorly!

I’m telling you, these jeans are unlike any other! And under $50! 

Grabbed this water bottle for Molly Anne but I love it too!

May grab these for Molly Anne so she has a pair of shoes this Fall/Winter that aren’t Natives ha!

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Recipe and Lunch

I have not been cooking at all, for weeks. Kevin has been pretty much holding the fort down for dinners because I have been a zoo. But I miss cooking. Last night it was raining and I had a squash and zucchini. I had remembered an au gratin that Natalie posted recently and when I searched her blog, I found this recipe. I halved it. With the rainy weather and a casserole type thing, it was so good. Molly Anne even had a couple bites. Oh I didn't have gruyere either so I used cheddar. Anyway, add it to your list if you're looking for something different.  

Evidently this post is all about food. Anyone had Mezeh yet? It's in Strawberry Hill in Charlotte for anyone near by. It is so delicious. It's a mix between Yafo and Cava. Lots of veggies. I always need a big reset after a weekend so this did the trick yesterday for lunch at my desk!

I'm thinking that when Molly Anne goes back to school and we get on a better schedule, I'll cook more than nachos, taco salads or grilled chicken. We shall see!

Monday, July 26, 2021

Olympics At The Beach

This past week has been emotional, heartfelt and loving. Hold your people closely and keep April and her family in your thoughts and prayers. 

Found out Tuesday midday that Grady's class would be closed for two weeks due to a child in his class having covid. All good on our end though so I'm thankful for that.

Quick Friday morning field trip to one of our construction sites down the street from our house. We loved watching the digger fill up the dump truck about 100 times. He was so happy!

We cruised down to the beach and arrived to an 85 degree house. Yep, the blower of the upstairs unit failed and thankfully the company we had do a check up just a few weeks ago was able to come out on Saturday morning. They said they would come Friday night but we told them nahhh and we were fine!

Concert! We love that Ocean Isle has these beach music concerts every Friday night. They're so fun for adults and the children. 

They lined all of the veterans up and the crowd formed a long line to shake each person's hand that has served. It was so special. 

These two got to sleep in the same bed together for the first time since their rooms were hot! Thankfully we got the downstairs unit working that night so we had two cool rooms!

Late night fishing and a fire in the fire pit! It was very high tide with the special moon that night!

Saturday morning we hung around while Lionel took care of our HVAC problem. Then we hit the beach! Mr. Peter is always so nice to stop and talk to the children and ask if we wanted a picture!

That night Hilary and Drew hosted Beer Olympics since the Olympics are finally happening! Each couple was assigned a country and we were Italy! I literally ran into trader joe's on Thursday afternoon and ran right back out 10 minutes later with all of the things for a charcuterie board. It was probably my fastest shopping adventure ever. These are my four favorite cheeses from there!

There was so much food that I evidently didn't take a picture of!

All of the couple played the beer olympics. We started with Ring Toss then played flip cup, beer pong and corn hole! It was so fun!

The kids enjoyed homemade ice cream by the USA team!

The winners! They haven't done any bragging since then...ha...none at all...!!

Sunday morning Grady and I ran over to 59 Causeway to pick up breakfast while Molly Anne and Kevin slept in.

Then we went over to the beach to try to fly Molly Anne's kite that she got for her birthday from Nana and PapaG. There wasn't enough wind but we got it all set up for next time!

We came back to the house and the four of us played on the WaterMat for awhile off the dock in the canal! Always fun and a nice change from the sand!

We all took shower then hit the road home. Mills loves life at the beach.

Molly Anne's typical car ride activity...

Grady's typical car ride activity!

Anyone watch the gymnastics and swimming last night?! I LOVE the Olympics! The athletes are unbelievable. 

Hope everyone has a nice week!

Tuesday, July 20, 2021


Please keep my dear friend April and her family in your prayers. Charlotte is in heaven and fully healed. I imagine she is loving all of the unicorns and rainbows. If you know April, you know how strong she is and what a joy it was for her to care for her Charlotte. She truly was filled with so much grace every step of the way. Charlotte knows how much she is loved by her family and friends. Hold your children tightly and cherish each day. xoxo

This week

This boy loves a mint. Like loves them. He’s constantly raiding Kevin’s stash and bringing one to each of us!

In an effort to try to figure out what Molly Anne wants to commit to doing at the dance studio for all of next school year, I signed her up for a hip hop and ballet monthly session. It’s only two times that she will make it this month which turns out to be perfect and what I wanted so she can see if she likes either one. 

Report from yesterday was she liked hip hop more than ballet. And she really didn’t like ballet. So now we have to figure out if she’s into jazz which she did all of last year or the hip hop. Maybe next week she will have some clarity! ;)

Monday, July 19, 2021

Another Beach Weekend

We are back from another fabulous weekend at the beach! We cruised down late Thursday and got there in time for the kids to go to bed. We've been packing them lunch or dinner so we don't have to stop at a fast food place every time. It's been working well. 

Friday we hit the beach with our friends. This young man loves some sunset slush. 

Then my best friend from college and her family arrived from Raleigh! We went to the concert that night and the kids had the best time!
Saturday morning I made breakfast at home, Kelly, Hilary and I worked out then we headed to the beach for an all day adventure with 24 of us! Between the three families that have houses there we all sometimes have people staying with us so it's fun to meet each other's family and friends!

Our big set up. The shibumi shades were finally approved last week to be allowed on Ocean Isle so that was a big hit for our friends who both have one. They have to be within 25' of the dune edge but they love them so much.

It's always a good day at the beach!

This picture cracks me up - Kevin and Hilary in the middle!! Ha!

College best meets neighbor best.

After my boogie boarding adventures!

This is my Target bathing suit that I love so much!

That night we went to our friends for a low country boil with all 24 of us! Did some fishing off the dock of course. 

Lilly top that I posted about recently!

Brooks caught a flounder!

Always good times with the crew! I'm tired!