Oh friends, just like you, my heart is so heavy this morning. I know you come here for a happy spot on the internet and even though my heart often breaks for things around the world, I try to keep that sadness and pain away from this page…but yesterday’s school shooting just hit me. I am just heartbroken. I have been thinking about those children, teachers, families and community since I heard about it yesterday. I don’t know? I know this is a happy space on the internet where we come for joy, but that was pure evil. I have been praying so much for those victims’ families, for the community, the school…I have just been praying. I couldn’t not say something today. I’m just praying so much. You know, it’s been almost 15 years here in blogger world, and I get excited every single time I publish a post. I love this little community so much and am always SO THANKFUL for each one of you! I’m also thankful because I know this community has a huge heart and is praying too. So many prayers.
As always, on the last Wednesday of every month, Sheaffer and I host this little linky party where we share what’s going on with us right now. It’s a little food, a little family, a little what we’re wearing, a little what we’re doing, a little what we’re watching and a little bit of everything else all in one post. It’s joy. I just want this post to be a bright spot today for you.
Here we go…
1: WHAT WE’RE EATING THIS WEEK:
If it’s not off the grill, it’s probably not on our plate! Did you catch yesterday’s recipe for my Honey Chipotle Chicken? It’s super simple, can feed a crowd and really delish!
I consider myself the queen of burgers, so if you’re looking for a fun, new version, might I suggest…
Who doesn’t love grilling season?! I’m all about it right now!
2. WHAT I’M REMINISCING ABOUT:
I mean…where did this baby go? Seriously, where did she go? My mom sent me this photo the other night, and I had all the feels for how big she’s now gotten. Look at those chubby little baby thighs! Agh! She’s still the sweetest!
She joined the swim team this summer and had her first practice on Monday. They practice early every morning in the freezing cold pool and of course, she loves it 🙂 .
3: WHAT I’M LOVING:
Guess what?! Guess what?! Victoria Emerson asked me if they could collaborate with me again today because they’re having a HUGE SITE-WIDE SALE on all of the fun pieces I’ve been wearing over the last six weeks!
Right now, shop Boho Cuffs up to 50% off and everything else is 40% off site-wide!
Let me remind you what pieces I’ve been wearing on repeat this spring…
From left to right: KNOTTED BEADED CHAIN BRACELET (sold out)//LAYERED METAL CHAIN NECKLACE//LAYERED GOLD NECKLACE//CHAIN NECKLACE//GOLD PEARL HUGGIES//DAINTY GOLD HUGGIES//PEARL DROP EARRINGS//CAROLINA BRACELET//ALEJANDRA BRACELET//HEART NECKLACE// AMIRAH BRACELET
…is basically on me every single day!
Love with my loves…
…I just don’t ever take it off because it’s light, it’s dainty, it layers well, it works alone…
…it’s so super cute (so are the pearl huggie earrings by the way!)…
These little PEARL HUGGIES just make me extra happy 🙂 .
If you’ve never worn their bracelets before, they’re easy to clasp on, and it makes it appear as if you have on a stack of bracelets when in fact, it’s just one.
4: WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO:
…someone come hold me. They are all just getting so BIG!!!
5: WHAT I’M DREADING:
I am 99.9% sure I say this every year, but those freaking mosquitoes are going to be the death of me. We have them pretty under control at our house, but unfortunately, we don’t stay at our house, and Ashby and me are getting eatin’ alive. What I need are your best tips for fighting mosquitoes when you leave your home. Ashby was out riding bikes with friends in the neighborhood and came home the other night looking like she had chicken pox! Help!
6: WHAT I’M WORKING ON:
New ways to enter to win are up every single day! Make sure you go back to my APPLE WATCH GIVEAWAY post and check out the Rafflecopter at the bottom for the updated entries!!
7: WHAT I’M EXCITED ABOUT:
Summer vacation plans. We are ready!
8: WHAT I’M WATCHING/READING:
My mom basically came to my house, held me down and told me I had to put down my books and watch this show on Netflix or else our relationship was over. She was right. I started it this week and already LOVE IT! #momalwaysknowsbest
9: WHAT I’M LISTENING TO:
Right this minute, it’s uber early in the morning and the only thing I’m listening to is my Magic Candle Co. candle burning. Have you tried these yet? You know I burn one every single day in my office without fail. Not only do they smell amazing, but they make this “fire in a fireplace” sound while they burn that’s so soothing. I love it.
10: WHAT I’M WEARING:
You guys, I’m having a moment with Old Navy dresses! I saw a friend wearing the cutest dress the other day and when I complimented it, she told me it was from Old Navy. I went online myself and bought these two…
My wedges are HERE (the color is tortilla).
I also bought…
…THIS DRESS here too! It also runs TTS and comes in other colors. It looks great alone or with…
…a denim jacket 🙂 . This one is out of stock, but THIS ONE is the same brand.
So cute, so comfy and so simple for summer! Is there anything better than a comfy dress on a hot day? I think not.
From long to short, each one in multiple colors/patterns, look how cute these all are (all at crazy good prices!)…
…just scroll and click to see the different color options and sizes.
Outside of the cute dresses, this month, I’ve been wearing comfy clothes all day like…
…my Amazon jumpsuit which I LOVE!
11: WHAT I’M DOING THIS WEEKEND:
The flag is up. It’s time to remember those who paid the ultimate price for our freedom.
12: WHAT I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT MONTH:
We have a lot going on in June! From swim team to baseball tournaments, sleepover camp for Ashby, summer basketball, daily dips in the pool, travels..so much! I always look most forward though to when it’s just the six of us at home in our backyard. Andrew and I simply cannot get enough of this kind of family time with our favorite four.
13: FAVORITE AMAZON FIND OF THE MONTH:
These towels, y’all. Andrew and I decided to get all new pool towels for the season, and we LOVE these! They have washed and dried to perfection, they’re a great size, they come in a ton of colors. Fabulous Amazon purchase!
That wraps up What’s Up Wednesday! I’ll see you all back here on Tuesday. I was planning on taking the long weekend and spending it with my kids, but I’m going to go ahead and start that now. I’ll see you Tuesday.
Don’t forget to link up below if you blogged WUW too. Sending you so much love today and lifting up so many in prayer. xx