Friday, May 26, 2017

Friday Favorites: Memorial Weekend

Oh my goodness, you guys! Happy Friday! It is Memorial Weekend, and that means it is officially the kickoff of summer! Of course between work and daycare, our day to day really doesn't change much. But, there is something so magical about those long days of sunlight, evenings spent grilling, and playing outside until bedtime. This will be our first summer with two kiddos who are big enough to really spend a good amount of time outside, and I simply cannot wait! Before we enjoy a long weekend, hopefully including a bonfire and smores, I am coming at you with this week's favorites!

1. A Walker!
Without a doubt, my absolute favorite thing this week was Lincoln taking his first real steps! He has been taking 1-2 steps from the couch to the ottoman, but for the first time on Tuesday, he came at me and took a solid 6 or so steps into my arms! I was so excited, and as a result he was so happy and precious and sweet. Since then, he has been getting more and more brave taking steps more frequently. I am so excited to watch him; I don't know if there is anything in this world more precious than a brand new walker.
2. Great Sales
If you didn't already know, holiday weekends are always the best sales, and Nordstrom is having their half yearly sale right now! Read my post for a round up of my favorites, with the number one being this rhinestone ring! And, over at Urban Outfitters my absolute favorite deep v tees are on sale right now, which doesn't happen very often. If you are in the market for the perfect long, soft tee, this is it! I usually wouldn't advocate for a t-shirt over $20, but I have searched and searched, and this one cannot be beat.
3. DIY Garland
Earlier this year, I shared how I made my DIY Felt Garland for our mantel. Well, at the time, I made a Valentine's garland, a solid white garland, and a red, white, and blue garland. Now that Memorial Weekend is here, I fully intend to leave this strung up throughout the summer. Now I just need to figure out switching out the florals in our planter box to make it a bit more festive and appropriate for the season!
A few inspiration ideas for how to fill that planter box!
4. Banana Boat Chicken
One of our favorite recipes in Minneapolis is Chino Latino, and their banana boat chicken is seriously amazing. We were able to find a very close recipe online, and while we made it once in the past, it was years ago. I tried it out again this week, and you guys, it is so good. It is a little bit more labor intensive, but trust me when I say it is totally worth it. It is so delicious!
5. Lily Jade
I was so excited to receive the most amazing diaper bag this past week! Lily Jade diaper bags are gorgeous on the outside, but come with a removable insert full of pockets perfect for organizing all of your baby items. I have the Madeline in Brandy Jade, and am obsessed. I have, without shame, been using it as my purse, and don't intend on stopping. That is the beauty of these bags-they are so versatile and so pretty!

I hope you all have a wonderful long weekend. I will see you all back here next Tuesday!

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Be sure to swing by the High 5 For Friday linkup today, I am the featured blogger! :-)

9 comments:

  1. Yay! So cute that Lincoln is walking. They're always so precious when they toddle like little Oompa Loompas; it's my favorite!

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  2. Yay for Lincoln walking now! Have a great weekend!

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  3. Yay for being the featured blogger :) I will have to try out the Minneapolis restaurant. My parents live on a lake in the twin cities! Congrats on the walker, those sweet moments are the best! Love that garland too....so cute! xoxo ERIN

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  4. That is SO exciting that Lincoln is walking now!! Batten down the hatches... he's going to be all over the place! Haha.

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  5. How exciting to see your little one walking! Love the red, white, and blue inspiration. Have a great Memorial Day weekend!

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  6. Yay for a walker! That's super exciting! I love the third picture of the planter box ideas- that would be so pretty! Hope you all have a great weekend!

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  7. Yay for Lincoln!! Brand new walkers are so cute! My favorite is when they try and run. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
    Erin
    http://theeverydayevents.blogspot.com/

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  8. I love those flowers! Have a great weekend!

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