Monday, June 30, 2014

Weekend Whoas & Favorite Things...

I can't believe it's the last day of June.  The summer is going by so quickly....
We had a great weekend at home.  It was full of fun and cousin time.  My sister decided on Saturday morning to spontaneously head up our way with her two youngest and their little friend.  I don't know if it was the lack of planning but it ended up being such a great weekend.  
We managed to squeeze in a lot of activities...
a trip to the local pool, a pizza picnic, made homemade Oreo blizzards (a first for my kids), a trip to the zoo, a family bike ride, playing at the park, a tasty foyo treat, introduced everyone to the BEST Thai food EVER, hit up the Dollar Spot at Target, painted bird houses, played on the Slip & Slide, played tennis... just to name a few. 
Needless to say, we made so many great memories and this mommy is TIRED but most importantly abundantly blessed.  We loved every minute of it - I have the best sister and my kids have the best aunt.  I can't wait to spend the 4th of July celebrating with them in just a few short days.  
If you missed my fun 4th of July decorating post - check it out here.

The end of the month also means it's time for a really fun link up:  
I'm linking up with Andrea and Erika to share a few favorite things under $10.

First up are these yummy little biscuits.

My hubby actually first picked these up for me because he said, "it just seems like something you would like." ha!  I had them in my cabinet for a couple of weeks before I even tried them because the calorie count for a serving (230) was a little high for a snack in my world.  However, I've started eating just half a serving and they're perfect.  They are delicious, not dry and easy to eat.  I love the subtle blueberry flavor and they work great as a little something sweet in the evenings or mid-day for a pick-me-up.  I'm also impressed with the fiber content and they're 100% whole grain.

My other favorite is Chi 44 Iron Guard
The full size bottle is a little over $10 but you can try a travel size for right under $6
 Before I found this product my hair would NOT hold a curl.  I always thought it was the curling wand - but after a sweet friend offered to fix my hair and promised that the curl would hold, and it did, I was hooked!  I just spray one squirt on each section right before I curl and it's like magic. The awesome thing is, in addition to helping hold the curl, it acts as a heat guard (hence the name) and smells amazing.
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  1. You have the cutest blog ever! Your little cowboys are so handsome. Will that spray really make my hair look like that, ha!? - Beth (visiting from the link up)

  2. I've never tried to curl my hair like that but have always been curious! I will check out the spray sometime. Do you use a wand or a curling iron? Wreck 'em!

    1. Yes, I use a wand. It's nothing fancy - a Remington Keratin Therapy < $30 from Ulta. "Guns Up!"

  3. looks like you have been super busy having a lot of fun. Im going to have to try the Chi iron guard I have some and for some reason I only use it for straight hair to protect it from heat but now Ive got to try it for curling. Thanks for the tip

    1. Yay, I hope it works as well for you Kelli. Thanks for stopping by!

  4. I am definitely going to have to try your Iron Guard spray. My hair has never held a curl either! It's so frustrating... I love your summer pics and adventures. Have fun on the Fourth!

    1. Oh I hope it works wonders for you Nikki like it has for me. Thanks and have a great holiday!

  5. I'm going to have to try that Chi spray!!! Your hair looks SO good in that picture!

  6. You are so gorgeous and those sweet boys are so handsome!!!