Five on Friday: Memorial Day Weekend Edition

Friday, May 25, 2018

Can you believe it's Memorial Day weekend already? 

As often happens, I feel like winter lasted for twelve whole years and spring has just absolutely flown by. I love this time of year so much and wish time would slow down a bit so we all could enjoy the beautiful weather and anticipation of a full summer ahead.

But, here we are! What are your weekend plans? It looks rainy here in the Northeast but we'll make the best of it. Tomorrow we're heading to our friend's house for a BBQ and Sunday we have a 1st birthday party at the big farm near us! We don't have any plans for Monday yet so hopefully it will just be a relaxing day and set the tone for the week ahead (this week nearly killed me). ;) 

Jumping into a random Five on Friday:

1. The easiest smoothie. I'm sure this is no secret, but we have found the quickest (and still delicious) way to make smoothies around here. I buy a large bag of frozen berries (I love the antioxidant blend from Target that has strawberries, blueberries, cherries, and raspberries) and dump them in the blender with some whole milk. Blend and voila! You've got a healthy, simple smoothie that your kids will devour. See picture evidence below.

2. Kids shoes for $5. Yes... five dollars! Alright, I've got to hand it to Walmart of all places: their kid shoes are the best. I've scooped up a handful of shoes there for the girls for between $5 - $10 and so far they've all been great. It's nice having a variety while not having to worry about the shoes getting dirty, potentially ruined, and inevitably grown out of. Just a little tip if you've got little feet running around!

H has these and C has these, and another pair I can't find online. Also love these for Carrie and really love these for Haddie.

3. Quality time. We spent the afternoon with my mom and explored a park, climbed a tree, and played on the playground. It was such a beautiful day and I was just drinking it all in. Don't forget in the midst of rushing around and focusing on the "big" things that these really are the big things. Life is happening right now.

4. Memorial Day weekend sales. You know MDW is synonymous with sales! Luckily for us, we just got to spend tons (and tons...ouch) of money on a new HVAC system... adulting is so overrated. But if you didn't just dump a boatload of money into something boring, then check out these sales: Nordstrom (up to 40% off), Loft (40% off), Anthropologie (extra 40% off sale), Target (up to 30% off home & patio). And this isn't on sale, but I'm obsessed, so if you have a wedding or something coming up... just saying.

5. Have a great weekend!


  1. Yea for inexpensive Walmart shoes. I feel like they have really upped their game this year, with some cute stuff across the board. Clicking over from Five on Friday - have a wonderful weekend!

    1. Hi Tanya! Yes, totally agree. I feel like I've recently "rediscovered" Walmart and I'm always surprised by how much cute stuff I find. Hope you had a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!

  2. I got my little some jellies from Walmart... She loves those shoes!!

    1. We are huge jellies fans here, too! I haven't tried Walmart's jellies yet (Old Navy is our go-to for those) but I'm sure I'd love them. Perfect for summer play!


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