It’s the last day before SPRING BREAK!
In fact, Spring Break starts at 3:00 today and you better believe, WE.ARE.READY.
I say this every year (and you know it’s true), Spring Break ruins me.
After Spring Break, I’m ready for summer. I want to be outside. I want to stop making school lunches. I want to swim. I want to wear shorts. It’s funny how quickly I go from July to October (really, my brain is all about the pumpkins pretty much by July 31st) and then I jump straight from Spring Break to SUMMERTIME. Ha! We all know I’m never going to change in this department, so we might as well embrace it.
As of 3:00 today, I’m officially “on vacation” and spending time with my family. Our office will be closed, baseball season for Smith starts and we are going to enjoy the time as a family. We are going to head to sunny Florida next week, so I might post a pic or two on Instagram if you want to follow along, but as for blog world, it’s going to pause until Monday, March 15th while I hang with my fam and enjoy the break.
Look what I got this week…
…isn’t it HAPPY?! My sweet friend Lori put my favorite Bible verse on a plate, and it makes me smile each and every time I see it.
Over the years, I’ve shown you so many cute plates that Lori has created for my family, and many use my kids hands and feet prints, but so many of her designs are custom made for friends who don’t live locally too. For instance…
…a cute Mother’s Day or Father’s Day plate can be created as a gift. Three years ago, I gave Andrew one for Father’s Day that says “Dad’s Grilling Buddies”, and he always uses it when he makes chicken, hot dogs or burgers on the grill.
Lori has so many unique and custom designs to make the perfect piece for your family too. You can find Lori on FB or you can email her too at firstname.lastname@example.org .
These pieces are really my very favorite. They’re those things that I want to have forever.
Did you catch my Workouts in a Week post on Wednesday?!
I shared four weeks of workouts that I love to do for those of you who have been asking. So many of you asked about…
…my running shoes 🙂 .
Aren’t they adorable?!
They come in so many other cute colors too and run true to size.
Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you for the book recommendations on Monday!! I have already added four of your recommendations to my Kindle for Spring Break. If you have any other ones, please let me know. This time of year, I tend to gravitate towards chick lit/beach books, but I probably should add a good thriller and/or biography to my Kindle for March too. If you missed my post, make sure you catch it HERE.
How cute and comfy is this thermal top here…
…it was basically like wearing a light sweatshirt all day which I LOVED! It comes in two other colors too.
My $8 St. Paddy’s Day tee is super soft and looks fabulous with…
…my shamrock earrings 🙂 .
It also pairs well with…
…their Target sweatshirts too!
Okay, I did this last year and you girls told me you loved it, so I’m going to do it again. Here are a few things I bought for Florida that you might like too! All a little beachy 🙂 .
I’ve shared this set with you many times. I love that there is a variety of objects inside, I love that it comes in a bag so it’s easy to transport and carry, and I love that it’s way less expensive than buying it when I arrive at the beach. All four of my kids use these!
I get asked all the time during the summer what my favorite sunscreen is, and this is always my go-to for my body…
I also bought this tote to take. I love that it zips and has a longer strap plus…
…this hat. I love a good “packable” hat!
The number one question I received this week????
What paint did your mom use on Kensington’s dresser?????
My sweet mom sent me the info to share with you!
She used two coats of this primer on it first and then…
…two to three coats of this enamel paint. She said she used three coats on the corners.
I hope that helps!!
If you missed the full post, you can read it HERE!
Lookin’ for a little sweet treat to make this St. Paddy’s Day! Try our Grasshopper Fudge! We, of course, use gluten-free Oreos, and not only is this so easy, IT’S SO GOOD TOO! I typically don’t have a hard time turning down sweet stuff (dips and cheese, those are my weaknesses), but this fudge is crazy delish. I cannot stay out of it when we make it.
Finally, my last favorite this week is…
On Saturday, March 13th, Andrew and I will celebrate 17 years of marriage.
That’s a long time 🙂
It has not always been easy, and we’ve had our fair share of really hard married days…but oh my word, I am so grateful and thankful for Andrew Shull. I cannot imagine life without this man, and I’m honored and thankful that 17 years ago today, he said “I do” to me. Besides Jesus, he’s the best thing to ever happen to me, and I hope we get at least another 60 years together too.
Happy Spring Break! I’ll see you again on March 15th. xx Shay