Life Lately

I still can't believe it is almost JULY! 
In one month, it will be the "night before the 1st day of school" :(

So here is how we have been enjoying every minute of our SUMMER~~ 

This past Friday we spent the day at the pool with some super sweet friends, but I didn't get any pictures:( 
Later that afternoon, Grammy joined us at the pool! 

Ella's friend, Avery Claire spent the night and went with us to the pool and she LOVED the slide! 

Friday night we curled up to watch Adventures in Babysitting 

Saturday morning, Ben played in the Men's Club Championship while I worked on a few 'Oh My Glitter' goodies! 

Then Grammy came and picked up the kids to go swimming and Ben and I pressure washed the house!! #loadsoffun

Sunday, I headed to church solo! But I had Grammy and Granddaddy. Ben and Ian headed to the golf course for the final round of the club championship, Ella went to Addison's house for the afternoon!! 
Sweet Girls enjoying the pool! 

After church, Ben's parents and I headed to the club and to watch the boys come in... 

This picture is priceless 

Later Sunday, we went swimming with The Smith's!! Ella spent the night with Addison and Conyer spent the night with Ian! 

Monday Ella got to hang out with Conyer and Addison's babysitter, Cassie and she thought she was so COOL! Cassie took the girls to Mayfield Dairy to get ice cream. 

Meanwhile, I took the boys to the driving range! 

While the boys hit balls, I walked around the neighborhood 
I'm LOVING my new Apple Watch 

That night we went to eat Mexican for my sister's birthday!! 

Tuesday we went to the dentist and Ian only has 1 baby tooth left:(.

Wednesday we enjoyed the pool with The Hawk's 
Mrs. Hawk was Ian's social studies teacher last year and her and I became fast friends!!! 

Because Summer is for swimming and ice cream! 

Girls Rule!! 

Blakely and Ella! 
I think Blakely went down the slide approximately 1,458 times :). 

We have had the best week! We love Summer!! 

xoxo, Heather

What's Up Wednesday!

It's the LAST Wednesday of June... Time really does need to SLOW down! 

It's another edition of What's Up Wednesday and I'm linking up with Mel, Shay, and Sheaffer

We answer the following questions!! 

So Let's get Started!! 

What We're Eating:

Monday: Mexican
Tuesday: Bowtie Spaghetti
Wednesday: Chicken Caesar Wraps
Thursday: Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches
Friday: Out to Eat :)

What I'm Reminiscing About:

An Adult Trip to ANYWHERE ;)
This is the part of the summer where the kids have been together to long and constantly aggravating each other....and no I really do not want summer to be over! I love staying home with the kids and will cherish this time, but them working each others nerves will work any mommas nerves! 

What I'm Loving:

Chick-Fil-A's new frosted coffee
oh my heavenly's AMAZING! 

Side note: not my picture (google image)

What We've Been Up To:

Hanging out by the pool!! 
It is so hot here in GA, so if we are outside we are near water!! 

What I'm Dreading:

Back to School! 
Even when my kids are arguing and driving me crazy... 
WE LOVE SUMMER! We love no schedules, hanging out with friends by the pool, no homework...just chillin'

What I'm Working On:

PTO Stuff.... 
I am the PTO President again this upcoming school year and we have already planned events for the year, so we are working on details for Open House and movie night! 

What I'm Excited About:

This upcoming weekend.....It's the 4th and we will be on the boat with friends Saturday and Sunday, then Monday we are hosting a BBQ for the family!! 

What I'm Reading:

The Quantum Series By Marie Force
In one of my Thursday Confessions, I confessed that I generally only ready "trashy" novels and this series is most definitely trashy ;)

What I'm Watching:

The Bachelorette, but I am struggling.... The guys this go round are just driving me CRAZY! 

But Sheaffer's recaps NEVER disappoint, so I HAVE to watch! 

What I'm Listening To:

I can't get enough of Florida Georgia Line's new song 
It's on repeat!! 


What I'm Wearing:

Since we are spending LOTS of time at the pool, most days I'm in my swimsuit! 
This top is my FAVORITE by Anne Cole 

If I am not in my swim suit then I am in my FAVORITE Boyfriend Tees from Old Navy with shorts or capri's! I have about 5 different colors #noshame

They come in several colors and are super comfortable!!

What I'm Doing This Weekend:

Headed to the lake with friends 
BBQ on Monday for the 4th Of July!! 

What I'm Looking Forward To Next Month:

Hosting a couple shower for my Brother-in-law and Future Sister -in-law!!! 
Fiesta Style~ 

What Else Is New:

I hope to get an early start on Fall Goodies for My Etsy Shop! 
I have a few ideas brewing! 

Bonus Question:

What is my Favorite 4th of July Tradition or Recipe?:

We generally host a cookout/bbq at our house, so that is becoming a tradition and always LOTS of fun! 

I plan on making these red, white, and blue shortcakes for the BBQ on Monday and I have a feeling they will be a new FAVORITE recipe! 

Hope you guys are having a GREAT week!! 

xoxo, Heather

Strawberry Feta Salad

Happy Tuesday Sweet Friends!! 
So I found another fun link up yesterday and I am so excited to join in with these sweet Bloggers!~! 
I am joining The Queens for "Spiel the Beans" 

I am "spieling the beans" about my FAVORITE Summer Salad

Strawberry Feta Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

What you will need:
Romaine Lettuce
Feta Cheese
Sliced Almonds
Dried Cranberries

1/2 cup of Splenda 
1 tsp salt
1 cup of vegetable oil
1/3 cup of white wine vinegar 
1 tsp poppy seeds

Mix everything together really well except the poppy seeds! 
Once everything is mixed well, add the poppy seeds and give another get mix! 

Now for the salad!! 

Here is how I make mine

Romaine lettuce on the bottom then topped with slice almonds, cranberries, and feta cheese! 

Add my dressing and mix together

Then I add my strawberries and give it another good toss! 

This salad is light and perfect for Summer! 
I have packed it several times and enjoyed it at the pool!! 

Also Linking up for Tuesday Talk

 Becky at BYBMG | Pinterest | Facebook | Instagram
Stephanie at Wife Mommy Me | Pinterest | Facebook | Instagram
Christina at Waltzing In Beauty | Pinterest | Instagram
Michelle at Grammie Time | Pinterest | Instagram  
Whitney at Polka Dotty Place | Pinterest | Facebook | Instagram 

Let's Talk {Red, White, and Blue}

Hello Monday! Hello New Week! 

Today I am linking up with Andrea and Erika

Also, Linking up with Johannah 

Today I am talking Red, White, and Blue!! This year everything red, white, and blue has caught my eye!! I have never really decorated for the 4th of July, but this year I did! Let me share some of my red, white, and blue decor with you!!

This is on my front porch!

The drift wood with the fabric hanging is from the AMAZING Rustic Mer{made}

Here is my 3 Tier Tray from all decked out for the 4th! 

Right when you walk in my front door! I mean nothing screams #merica like an old chevy truck! 

The trunk was from Hobby Lobby last year! 

To the left of the trunk and truck! :)

American Flag from Hobby Lobby, Freedom frame I made with my amazing Cricut and the "Let Freedom Ring" is from the very talented and my #maker friend Robyn 

My Mantle! I LOVE how this turned out! 

America cutout is from Hobby Lobby, the American flag heart is from The Rustic Mer{made} and the banner is from 

Let's not forget about these awesome bowls that I first learned about from Andrea over at Momfessionals. Then my {almost} sister in law works for Anthropologie so I got them with a discount:) makes them that much more awesome! 

We are headed to the lake Saturday and Sunday, but Monday we are hosting a cookout at our house! I plan to make these shortcakes for dessert! They look so yummy! However, I am going to serve them in individual clear cups!! 

and this Sangria is a MUST!! 

I can't wait to see what Red, White, and Blue you guys share! Maybe I will get a few more ideas to add to our cookout next Monday!! :)

Hope you guys have the best week! 

xoxo, Heather 

Friday Favorites {Pool Edition}

What a fun week we have had! Much of our time was spent by the pool with AWESOME friends!! 

Hope you guys are having an AMAZING week as well!! 

As Always, sharing a few of our FAVORITES from the week! 

Linking up with Andrea, Narci, and Erika

Monday we spent the day at the pool with one of my besties! Talia and I met way back in middle school and have been friends ever since!  She is one of my very FAVORITE people! 

Together we have 6 Kiddos!!

Poor Ella is the only girl! But have no fear, she can hang with the boys and often times keeps them in check! 

These 2 fellas met the day Noah Shane was born and have been best buds ever since! As the kids have gotten older and more active in school and sports, we don't get to see each other as much but when we do its like no time has passed! and that is one of my all time FAVORITE moments! 

Little boy tan lines and cracks are for sure a FAVORITE!!! ;)

Tuesday we went to RUSH with our children's church group! RUSH is an indoor trampoline park! It is amazing and definitely one of my kids FAVORITE places to go!!

Ella and one of her vert FAVORITE people- Addison

She loves her Bailey! 

Trying to climb a way! It was super hard! 

Ian loved the robe climbing wall

But dodgeball was his FAVORITE!! 

Wednesday Ian went to play golf with his granddaddy! Which is his very FAVORITE thing to do! 
Ella went to play with her friend Aly and I went grocery shopping ALL BY MYSELF! which of course is like a VACATION and a VACATION is always a FAVORITE!! 
{insert laughing till I cry emoji}

Thursday we went to my friend, Hannah's pool! We had a blast! My kids love playing with her girls! 

3 of my FAVORITE ladies! Hannah and Kim! 

Ian Michael! You know pictures are his FAVORITE...NOT! 

Jumpin' and Floatin'

The good life! Just a girl and her dolphin! 

My FAVORITE Chinese Redneck! 
{She gave herself that name and calls herself that}

These boys are my FAVORITE even when they makes me want to pull my hair out and are bothering me when I just wanted 10 minutes of peace!! :) #boymom

I put out the kids bean bag chairs so they could use them to read this summer.... Well they are now Duke's new FAVORITE spot! 

Hope you guys have an awesome weekend planned!! We are headed back to the pool today with my AWESOME friends!! 
Come back Monday for a recap of our weekend!! 

xoxo, Heather 

Also linking up with Karli and Amy for, oh hey Friday!

Also linking up with LizChristinaNatasha and Darci for, 5 on Friday 

Linking up with KatieTiffDella and Caitlin for, High Five for Friday