Friday, July 17, 2015

Friday Favorites - a little of this, a little of that!

While I'm Waiting...Friday Favorites
I made the mistake of looking at my calendar...we only have five more weeks of summer before the kids go back to school.  NNNOOOOOOOO!!!!!  So, why do I love summer so much?  It's laid back, we get to spend lots of time together (which can be a good thing/bad thing!), the sun on your back, hours at the pool, checking things off our bucket list, road trips, summer camp, etc., etc., etc.!!!  The only silver lining about school starting back is Aggie Football!  Whoop!

But, before I get too far ahead of myself, here's a few of FAVORITES from this past week!
While I'm Waiting...Friday Favorites
One of my most FAVORITE moments this week was when these three decided to spoil me with breakfast in bed!  They might drive me nuts some days but they really are awesome and I'm lucky to be their mom!
While I'm Waiting...Friday Favorites
While I'm Waiting...Friday Favorites
This cutie is definitely my FAVORITE!  This past week he's help me with lots of savings - from school supplies to baby birds! :)
While I'm Waiting...Friday Favorites
He's been going with me to Office Depot and Office Max to hit up their .01 and .25 sales each week.  We love to donate school supplies to the kiddos' schools and we can make a little bit of money go a long way when we hit these sales!  So far we've gotten the following items:
highlighters - 5 for .25
scissors - .25 each
pencil sharpeners - .25 each
pink erasers - 3 for .01
rulers - .25 each
pencil pouches - .01 each
glue (bottles) - .25 each
glue (sticks) - 4 for .25
colored pencils - .50 each
Sharpies - 5 for $1.00
While I'm Waiting...Friday Favorites
 He'll even make an extra trip to one of my FAVORITE stores, Wal-Mart, so they can price match ads!  #hesakeeper
While I'm Waiting...Friday Favorites
 Another FAVORITE?  That he works close enough to drive home and rescue little birds that are trapped in our garage!
While I'm Waiting...Friday Favorites
While I'm Waiting...Friday Favorites
This baby was so glad to see his mama!  I'm pretty sure that was his FAVORITE part of his day (oh, and being rescued by my FAVORITE guy!)! :)
While I'm Waiting...Friday Favorites
The Target $1 Spot is another FAVORITE (even though most things are now $3!).  I don't like talking about Back to School but I couldn't resist these goodies!  I'm thinking the little bags paired with the $1 packet of Sharpies will make a super cute (and super cheap!) first day of school gift for teachers!
While I'm Waiting...Friday Favorites
While I'm Waiting...Friday Favorites
It's no secret - Instagram is my FAVORITE social media.  And, this pic just might be my most FAVORITE pic of the summer!
While I'm Waiting...Friday Favorites
While I'm Waiting...Friday Favorites
Traditions are another FAVORITE of mine and for the last three years, we've always gone at least once during the summer to Brazos Bingo for their family night with Shelly and her family.  
While I'm Waiting...Friday Favorites
While I'm Waiting...Friday Favorites
 While I'm Waiting...Friday Favorites
 ours boys are getting to the point they think they are too big to take pictures :(
While I'm Waiting...Friday Favorites
While I'm Waiting...Friday Favorites
 thankfully the girls will still cooperate for pictures! :)
While I'm Waiting...Friday Favorites
this is Hope's sad face that she didn't win - she was two away from blackout!
While I'm Waiting...Friday Favorites
we didn't win (and truthfully, we never have!) but it's always fun!

I hope you've had a week filled with your FAVORITE people, places, and memories!

Have a fabulous weekend!  Gig 'em and God bless! 
Holly

and don't forget about the Waiting on...Wednesday link-up - a place where you can link up what you are waiting on, going through, making, anything - as long as it's family-friendly!  :)  it's open through tomorrow!
While I'm Waiting...Waiting on...Wednesday link-up
we've also got a bonus link-up opportunity for you for the next 7 weeks - link up your summer family fun posts here!
Summer Family Fun link-up
You can check my FAVORITE link-ups page to find where I'm linking up today. 
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20 comments:

  1. Happy times! You are one blessed creature. :)

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    1. I truly am! I need to get better about remembering this when they are driving me crazy! :) Have a super weekend and thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Say what? Breakfast in bed and it's not Mother's Day?! Love that pic of the fam in the pool!

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    1. Not gonna lie - I was wondering what they had done! Just knew they were buttering me up for something - but nope! Just being sweet kiddos! Thanks for your sweet words! Hope you have a super day!

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  3. I hit up Target yesterday! I'm a teacher and fell hard for some items in the Dollar Spot. I need to go snag some of those glue sticks. Despite great efforts to conserve, we never have enough to get through the year and I end up buying some. If I bought them at those prices it wouldn't be so hard on my own pockets :)

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    1. Definitely hit up the glue sticks - grab some friends and take them with you - it's 3/person (that's why my hubby goes!). Office Max/Office Depot are the same store now but we have two in town so I just swing by both. I try and stock pile the things that are requested later in the year - pencils, glue, etc. I always feel terrible that teachers have to purchase these things out of pocket - just doesn't seem right! Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a fantastic weekend!!!

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  4. That is an awesome picture of you all at the pool. School supplies can't even think about it. Although you did pick up some great deals. I have to get motivated by August 1st, the time has flown for sure. I love how you do back to school treats for the teachers! So uplifting for them. Have a great weekend Holly.

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    1. Thank you! Colby is a much better selfie taker than I am! :) I know - I wanted to grumble when I saw the first back to school ad but I knew I would be so mad if I didn't take advantage of the sales. This summer has truly flown by. :( I'm definitely not ready for school to start back up!!! Hope you have a super weekend!

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  5. I love all the school supplies you buy to help the school ;) I am a teacher and do the same thing I stock the sales :)
    Chelsea @ thewilliamsjourney1.blogspot.com/

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    1. Holden and I just went back today and grabbed more glue sticks and highlighters. It's hard to pass up when they are only .25! You'll have to tell me if you find any good deals! Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  6. So glad we were part of your week!

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  7. How sweet of your kids to make you breakfast in bed. And I love the summer picture of all of you! How fun! :)

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    1. Thank you, Jenny! Hope you have a fantastic weekend!!!

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  8. Is your family the cutest ever?! Yes. Yes it is. I am with you on not not looking at the calendar. Speaking of which, I will see you before we use those school supplies. Love you today.

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    1. You are too sweet! And, I need to see you before school starts - like, I can't even begin to think about packing a backpack without seeing your face! Love you too!

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  9. All awesome things! Looks like I need to be hitting up the BTS sales already! Great finds. Love all of the pics. Very sweet! Stopping by from What's Making Your Life Awesome. Happy Sunday!

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    1. It pains me to think about BTS but it pains me more to spend more money than I actually need to! Just noticed glue is a penny today - guess I'll be returning for the price adjustment! :) Thanks for stopping by! I'm so glad you're here!

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  10. I think the impromptu breakfast in bed would make my list of favorites for the entire year...

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    1. So true! I've thought back to this so many times this week and smiled!

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