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Friday Favorites {#153}

Hello and happy Friday!

Well, this Friday sure “hits different” than last Friday. While we still have the weekend, the end of spring break is drawing near.

I’m linking up with Andrea and Erika to share about some of my favorites from the week.

Here are some favorites from the week:

We spent the first half of break in Greenville, SC.

I’ve shared before that we usually use spring break to go somewhere new (to us) that’s a somewhat easy drive. Honestly, I’ve always said that I’m usually too tired to go on a big vacay in the spring (as the school year is wrapping up) and Travis is usually pretty busy at work. So, a few days away has worked well for us.

Anyway, we were in Greenville Saturday to Tuesday, and it was definitely a fun place. I’m sure I will write more about it, but we biked, hiked, walked around, played Top Golf, stopped at a couple of breweries, made time for naps, visited Furman, had froyo, and more.

It was a great few days away and three of the four days had sunshine and 80 degree temps!

I came home to some “fun mail.” In Tuesday’s post about Easter decorations, I shared about my new whitewashed bunny from Ruffled Nest. Well, his little bunny friend arrived! I love them both so much.

Hadley and I had an afternoon of errands, Raising Canes for lunch (her fave!), shopping, and sunshine on Wednesday.

One of our stops was at Bath and Body Works because I wanted to pick up some spring/summer candles. All candles were buy one get one free, so that worked out perfectly.

I picked up:

  • Sugar Lemon Zest
  • Lavender Vanilla
  • Pink Apple Punch
  • Sunshine Glow

The top two are ones that I’ve previously purchased, and the bottom two are new ones I thought I’d try.

I made Shay’s Fruity Pebble Neiman Marcus Bars, and they were so good. Crazy enough…the Fruity Pebbles really made this treat a hit!

Hayden had fun in Indianapolis this week attending his first ever NBA game. He went with his uncle and cousins to watch the Pacers play the Knicks on Wednesday night. They were excited because there are former UK players on both teams.

I made a quick stop in Trader Joe’s for Hadley’s favorite bagels, and I picked up some tulips. The bunch provided enough for a mason jar in the living room and in our bedroom.

While we enjoyed our Greenville trip, having the second half of break at home was definitely a favorite too. I was able to do some things around the house, run errands, prep for Easter, have downtime, read, get caught up on shows, and more. Hayden had time with his cousins, and Hadley had time with her friends.

Even yesterday was a cold and dreary day, and I wasn’t mad about it. While I did get a workout in, I just stayed home and watched some tv, finished a book, and got caught up on laundry. While I know some prefer to travel, having a mix of away and at home time is always what I need. Now we prep to head to the finish line of this school year which is always busy and now the kids extra-curricular activities ramp up again.

Favorite Mom Meme:

If you live with a 7th grade boy, you know what I mean:

Bonus Fave: Flashback Friday:

I’ve probably shared this before, but here are the kids on Easter 2010. Pinchy cheek cute!


On Monday, the Not Just a Mom ladies are blogging about cleaning hacks. I can’t wait to see what others share. I’ve reached out to my “mom gang” (text thread name ๐Ÿ˜‰ for help!

Weekly Recap:

It was a light posting week for me:

What are your weekend plans? I’m going to enjoy a few more days off. I think we will continue the dyeing eggs tradition and then celebrate Easter with family.

I hope you have a wonderful Easter and weekend.

9 thoughts on “Friday Favorites {#153}

  1. I agree with you – mix of activity and time at home seems perfect. I’m feeling bummed because it’s the last few days! Enjoy your day and weekend!


  2. Greenville looks like such a nice break from the routine. I agree that half a week of vacation can be perfect. In fact, my favorite vacation length is always 5 nights – after that I’m ready to be home again! Happy Easter.

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  3. I love that you went to Greenville! I have heard such great things and have driven through Greenville countless times but have never stopped to check it out. It is on the top of our list for close by vacation spots. We keep saying we are going to take a 3 day weekend and go there!

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