Friday, July 3, 2015

Friday Favorites - summers are for making memories!

While I'm Waiting...Friday Favorites - summers are for making memories!
July?!  Are you kidding me?  Didn't the kiddos just get out of school?  Summer is flying by but we are trying to make as many memories as possible.  Here are a few of my FAVORITES from the past week.
While I'm Waiting...summer favorites
Wal-Mart
Yes, you read that right - I'm a Wal-Mart girl.  Don't get me wrong, I love Target but 
Wal-Mart rarely lets me down!  Take for instance this adorable swimsuit:
Adorable, right?!  Only $8.97!  
Holden needed a one-piece for camp.  Yep, found this one at Wal-Mart too!  :)

But, I'm MOST excited about the 4th of July swimwear I found for the kiddos!!!
Colby (similar)| Holden | Hope (similar)
Three swimsuits for less than $20 - Wal-Mart is my FAVORITE way to save!!!
And, it looks like I get to make a bonus trip to my FAVORITE store today - Hope told me she wanted a "belly suit" only to change her mind and want a suit like her sister. #fouryearoldproblems
While I'm Waiting...summer favorites
Disney summer movies!
It's no secret that I love Disney summer movies.  Now, I don't think they'll ever top my all time FAVORITE - High School Musical - but they've come close with Teen Beach Movie. Last Friday the much anticipated Teen Beach 2 premiered and, well, isn't that enough to celebrate with a little beach towel picnic?!  :)
While I'm Waiting...Friday Favorites - summers are for making memories!
 To get the party started, Holden and I made this fun umbrella wreath!  You can find our Pinspiration here.  
While I'm Waiting...Friday Favorites - summers are for making memories!
 We grabbed a few of our pool toys and our mantel was complete and ready for the movie! 
While I'm Waiting...Friday Favorites - summers are for making memories!
While I'm Waiting...Friday Favorites - summers are for making memories!
Colby got this ukulele from his aunt one year when she went to Hawaii.  It was PERFECT to use with our decorations! 
While I'm Waiting...Friday Favorites - summers are for making memories!
It's almost show time! 
While I'm Waiting...Friday Favorites - summers are for making memories!
While I'm Waiting...Friday Favorites - summers are for making memories!
 Coconut cups and hot dog dinners were perfect for our beach towel picnic!
While I'm Waiting...Friday Favorites - summers are for making memories!
even Maggie got in the spirit!  :)
for dessert - we dipped ice cream sandwiches in sprinkles!
 no time for pictures - Hope was too busy eating her sprinkle filled ice cream sandwich and watching the show! 
While I'm Waiting...Friday Favorites - summers are for making memories!
Friday nights with family are my FAVORITE!!!
While I'm Waiting...summer favorites
photo challenges
I LOVE Instagram photo challenges!!!  My friend Kim at Hunt & Host has a fun Mother Daughter summer challenge going on right now!  You should join us!  Here are a couple of my FAVORITE moments from this past week:
Instagram is my FAVORITE - you can follow our #mandm40daysofsummer here.
While I'm Waiting...summer favorites
Summer of Service
While I'm Waiting...Friday Favorites - Summer of Service
Don't forget about our Summer of Service challenge!    This week was a fun way to give back to those who serve us everyday.  On Monday, we joined Katy from Queen of the Kings and her sweet family to take breakfast to our neighborhood fire station.  Nothing fancy - just some fruit, muffins, mini crescent dogs (aka pigs in a blanket), and some OJ.  It doesn't matter how many times you visit a fire station - it's still fun to get the tour and meet the firefighters.  We also left a little treat in our mailbox for our mail guy on Wednesday - did you know July 1st is National Postal Worker Day?!  We would love to have you serve with us this summer!
While I'm Waiting...Friday Favorites - Summer of Service
While I'm Waiting...Friday Favorites - Summer of Service
While I'm Waiting...Friday Favorites - Summer of Service
Serving others is my FAVORITE!!!

Check back Monday to see the week 6 challenge!  #soschallenge2015
While I'm Waiting...summer favorites
red, white, & BLUE!!!
Remember last week when I told you about this event?  Well, it happened and it was a blast!!!  We painted the kiddos BLUE, dressed them in red, white, and BLUE and then took them to BLUE Baker for a free dinner!  Oh the things we'll do for free food!  :)
While I'm Waiting...Friday Favorites - summers are for making memories!
While I'm Waiting...Friday Favorites - summers are for making memories!
While I'm Waiting...Friday Favorites - summers are for making memories!
Fun with friends is always a FAVORITE!!!

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

Have a fabulous 4th of July 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 9 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. 
While I'm Waiting...where I party!  Link Party List

14 comments:

  1. As if we weren't similar enough - HSM and Teen Beach are our FAVS! I have to say that we did not love the ending of TB2 but I'm thinking they may have one more coming up. The music and dancing was so much fun!! Happy weekend, friend!

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    1. Yes, we definitely think there will be a TB3! It's crazy to think that we've been living less than a mile from each other all this time and never met! I love all the things we have in common! Happy Friday!

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  2. Those kids ain't got nothing on the Blue Men Group! Well, maybe Carly Jo and her pose! Ha! Great post, Holly!

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    1. Haha, Laura! You should have seen me trying to paint all those kiddos! Apparently, it's super ticklish! I even had to get my hubby to help so that I could get the girls face/hair done! :) It takes a village!!!

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  3. Love that umbrella wreath!!! how cute is that??! Happy weekend!!

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    1. Katelyn, it's the easiest wreath we've ever made!!! Styrofoam wreath and a container of little umbrellas - all found at Hob Lob! Also super cheap too! Thanks for stopping by! Happy 4th of July!

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  4. That umbrella wreath is so cute! I love the idea of a little themed party for two for a movie premiere! We never go to the movies anymore so we may use that idea!

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    1. Thanks, Angelina! The wreath was super easy to make! Our week had been a bit blah so I wanted to do a little something to make something ordinary a little extra-ordinary! :) Thanks for stopping by! Happy 4th of July!

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  5. You know I am always up for some Disney movie inspiration! Once again you knocked it out of the park with the decorations/watching party. Wreath is so much fun!

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    1. I was even more inspired since I never got around to getting out my 4th of July stuff! Figure I can leave this up for the rest of the summer! :) The wreath was super duper easy to make!!!

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  6. I LOVE all your fun & creative ideas!! Our little bun is still in the oven, but I'm super excited to plan fun things like this! Way to make some awesome memories!

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    1. Thank you!!! Some days I knock it out of the park - other days I strike out! :) How exciting that you are expecting! Congrats! I'm so glad you stopped by! Happy 4th of July!

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  7. those 4th of july swimsuits are soo adorable and quite a fab find!!
    Stopping by from the link-up!
    Elda
    eldalarrazabal.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Elda! I was thrilled with the swimsuits! Just can't beat that price for a seasonal swimsuit! Hope you are having a super day!

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