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Prime Purchases: May 2022

Hello! I hope your week is off to a great start. It’s the first Tuesday of the month, so I’m joining Tanya for her Prime Purchases link up.

This month I purchased:

I don’t think I’ve shared this yet, but I started Invisalign a couple of months ago. I forever feel like I have something in my teeth when I don’t have my aligners in. I’m not sure I’ve ever owned a compact, but I needed one for my purse to check my teeth after eating! This one has an LED light and is perfect to throw in my bag.

I’ve shared before that OPI Funny Bunny is my favorite nail polish. Honestly, Ulta is so hit or miss that I typically order it from Amazon when I’m about to run out.

I ordered more lunch box notes to finish up the school year. I usually order these:

…but thought I’d give these a try (again?…I’m pretty sure I used these same ones at some point for the kids during elementary school.)

My kids still have quite a few smaller hangers, and we are continuing to make the transition to bigger hangers for their bigger clothes. This is my second time ordering this 50 pack of hangers.

I got some new sunnies, and I love them! I have a couple of pairs I wear on repeat, and these are perfect to add into the rotation.

I’ve already shared that I ordered this cardigan in another color. I now have it in “cadet gray” and “violet red”…

…and I love it. This dark pink is the perfect color for spring!

Y’all, I’ve had my eye on this purse for a bit, and bought it this month. It arrived, and I couldn’t love it more.

Mine is a cream color which doesn’t currently seem to be available. There are so many color options, and the price is less than when I purchased mine. I wore it with my dress on Friday to Keeneland. It’s the perfect size for phone, compact, etc. and has an inside pocket where I put cards and cash rather than bring my larger wallet.

I hit up a local boutique on Saturday, and saw this very similar purse (tassel and all!) for $65! I definitely love my Amazon “dupe.”

What about you? What have you “Primed” lately? I’m betting my May purchases include lots of fun things for summer.

See you back here Thursday when I’ll share the books I read in April.

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Friday Favorites {#110}

Hello and Happy Friday. How was your week? Ours had some ups and some downs, and I think we are all looking forward to the weekend…that’s for sure.

As always, I’m linking up with Andrea and Erika for this week’s Friday Favorites.

Here are some favorites from the week:

Favorite Photo(s):

The kids on Easter is a favorite. The tree was blooming so beautifully and the sun was shining. These two really are growing up on me!

The kids had two track meets this week (and one more tonight), and I’m having the best time watching them do this together. It’s super sweet that they will have these memories!

Favorite Moment(s):

We had so much fun at Keeneland on Saturday. It was just so nice to catch up with some great friends and hang out.

I’m so thankful that the egg dyeing tradition has continued. I’m also very thankful that they can do most of it on their own 🙂 Kind of like pumpkin carving…I’m happy to just sit back and relax!

Favorite Food:

Well, what does one do when they have a dozen hard boiled eggs and is the only one who eats them?! They make a week’s worth of chef’s salads!

I packed them in my handy dandy salad lunch container that my mom got me.…

Easy lunch!

Favorite Clothing Item:

I have a darker denim jacket that I’ve had for a few years. When I saw this distressed one that was on sale (for $15) at Old Navy, I jumped on it. It doesn’t seem to be on sale now, but it’s perfect for the days when I need an extra layer but don’t want to wear my heavy winter coat.

I already have this cardigan in “cadet gray”…

…but I purchased it again in this hot pink color. It’s the perfect cardigan for spring. This was my outfit on Wednesday and so many people complimented me on the color. 💓

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Favorite Kid Quote:

Well, I don’t have a kid quote this week…but Hadley’s school chorus had a performance on Wednesday, and I loved hearing the two songs they’d been working on.

Favorite Mom Meme:

The number of times that I come home to find that they’ve left lights on for hours are too many to count.

Other Faves:

I picked up these tulips from Trader Joe’s, and they were showing off in the morning sunlight.

Besides two track meets, Hayden has also had two baseball games. He did an awesome job pitching on Tuesday night.

At Wednesday’s meet, the coaches had the kids run different events. Both of my kids ran the 100m dash which was fun to watch. They’ll admit they are more distance (Hayden) and mid-distance (Hadley) runners, but I love seeing them push themselves and try something new.

Who do you think ran the 100 m race quicker?

By the fourth track meet of the season, I finally figured out exactly what I needed to pack for the two to three hour meet…including my Kindle.

Bonus Fave: Flashback Friday:

Do you ever see a photo from the past that you clearly remember taking? This is one of them from me. During a very difficult season of life in 2013, I remember asking the kids to sit on the porch and smile, snapping the photo, and counting my blessings. #pinchycheekcute

Weekly Recap:

This week I blogged about a little bit of everything. I recapped the weekend and Easter on Monday, wrote about Keeneland (and what Travis does for a living) on Tuesday, and then shared favorite spring shoes and sandals yesterday.

What are your weekend plans? We have a track meet, baseball practice, church and a few other things on tap. See you back here Monday.

Thanks so much for reading.

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Prime Purchases: April 2022

Happy Tuesday! Well, we survived the Monday after break. The early alarm was rough, but it felt good to get back into a routine. That being said, we had school, and then the kids had track, baseball, and dance. We sure had a busy Monday.

Now, on to Tuesday business. It’s the first Tuesday of the month, so I’m linking up with Tanya for this month’s Prime Purchases post.

This was a pretty light Amazon month. I did actually return a few things like shorts for Hadley, a dress and pair of joggers for me.

This month I bought:

Hayden’s toxic trait is losing at least one water bottle per athletic season. With the ending of basketball season and the start of track season, Hayden needed a new water bottle.

I purchased two of these knowing Hadley may need one as well.

I’m trying to drink more water, and I purchased these straws to go with the tumbler I like to take to school. They come in so many cute colors.

I used this jewelry cleaner for years and then quit buying it for some reason. Recently, I wanted to clean my rings, and decided to purchase this bring again.

Tina (to_mimishousewego on Instagram) shared this cardigan. I purchased the “Cadet gray” color and couldn’t love it more.

It arrived right before we headed out of town to Asheville. I wore it with a tank and leggings on the car trip two and from. It’s perfectly lightweight, comes in lots of colors, and has pockets. I wore it to school yesterday with a tank, a pair of skinny pants, and ballet flats.

Headed home from Asheville


Did you see my Easter basket ideas post? If you still need a few ideas for your kids, there’s still time to get a few things.

On Sunday, I ordered the rest of what I needed to finish up the kids’ Easter gifts :

  • Racko– I’d never played this game, but others have shared it. So, I included it in my Easter ideas post. Then, when we were in Asheville, we met up with some friends. They brought the game for the kids to play to pass the time at a brewery. They had so much fun playing it. Then, the adults played! I highly recommend it.

I think Hadley will like these bracelets and I loved the Chicken Soup books growing up.

Hadley prefers books with shorter chapters and Chicken Soup books don’t have to be read cover to cover.

Hayden will be receiving yet another water bottle 😅 He’s already lost the one I purchased earlier in the month. Maybe I should encourage him to velcro it to his hands?!

What have you been Priming lately? I honestly think I might order that cardigan in another color, and I have my eye on a pair of sunglasses from Amazon too. I will share next month if I purchase those things.

I hope your week is off to a great start. Hopefully, the alarm will be a bit easier this morning, and we can tackle Tuesday.

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