Last night I stayed up way too late with a couple of my girlfriends and am really hurting this morning, but it was worth the girl time. Our plans are to relax this weekend and enjoy the three day break! And I did something major this week to myself…see end of post!
I had a lot of favorite moments this week that I didn’t capture, but this was one I did get. We went to the mall (something I haven’t done in a while) to meet up with one of my best friends and her kiddos! Our two older kids are just so cute together! Best little buds! We also had some fun play dates, I had a good girls night last night too, and we had meet the teacher yesterday (no pics from any of them). The boys loved meeting their teachers and seem really excited to go next week!
I had my favorite strawberry banana smoothie yesterday with some spinach. I gave my kids some as well and they guzzled it down quickly!
Somehow I came across this website and found this super cute mason jar water bottle and this awesome water bottle tracker. I thought the price was great for such a well designed bottle! The water tracker has really been helpful. I’m not good about drinking enough water, so this bottle is perfect! They have several other colors and designs for each. I really liked these two…
FAVORITE INSTAGRAM/BLOG FOLLOW
I love a good frugal living blog and Living Well Spending Less is just that. She took a reign on her finances and completely changed her future through good budgeting and frugal living. She also has great advice on running a successful blog. She’s definitely a blog I look up to!
FAVORITE FRUGAL TIP/EXPERIENCE
I hate the traditional couponing as I don’t think the time it takes is worth the money you save, but we definitely coupon when it comes to eating out. We use whatever comes to our mailbox (we get tons of mailer coupons and just grab the ones we like), through email sign ups (these are awesome), and Groupons. Groupons are amazing and if a restaurant pops up that we like or have been wanting to try, we grab one. Usually they’re 50% off your meal (or BOGO). For example, Ryan (he gets the Groupon emails) texted me this about a Groupon.
And just the other day, we used a “discount card” for Dickey’s BBQ on the same day they had Kids Eat Free, so we got 4 meals for $12, with drinks! Our discount card has a bunch of different places to eat with selective discounts. Dickey’s is Buy a meal with 2 drinks, get a second meal free. These things help us keep our eating out budget very low compared to how often we eat out.
FAVORITE BOOK / BIBLE VERSE / QUOTE
I love this quote from my Jesus Calling devotional a little while ago. I definitely believe this and consider it a privilege to have struggles, as I believe that draws our relationship closer to God when we do.
My favorite pins tend to be recipes and this Nutella cookie recipe looks great! And easy. Can’t wait to try it! I’ll have to use all my sugar calories for the day on this 🙂
I didn’t pin this, but saw it on my Facebook feed and thought it was hilarious because it’s so true. Except mine is more when I encounter crickets in the parking lot or baseball games!
If you follow me on Instagram, you saw that I chopped my hair! Like 8 inches chopped! I can’t believe I did it and am already regretting it. I wish it was 2 inches longer at least. It’s official, I’m a long haired person. I don’t even know what to do with it. It sure feels good to workout with shorter hair and it’s a lot cooler in this heat! And my head feels 3 pounds lighter. The best benefit is it takes me half the time to dry and straighten my hair so there are some pros.
Have a great weekend! I’m off to clean the house while the baby takes a nap…and B watches a show #keepinitreal