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Saturday, June 15, 2019

Happy Saturday! I can't believe we're halfway through the month of June. I took a little break from this space while we were away on vacation last week and had every intention to check in earlier this week, but last day of school activities kept us busy! 

I thought I'd pop in today with a little "Life Lately" version of Friday Favorites (a day late!) with some snapshots of what we've been up to. How has June been treating you?

1. Our Beach Week

We spent a fun and almost entirely sunny week in our favorite nearby beach town last week, and it was awesome. Yes, there are always challenges to traveling with kids (even when it's somewhere that isn't far away!) -- both girls had to take a couple of days to adjust to sleeping somewhere else, and naps were thrown off at first. I wrote a post touching on this topic a couple of years ago. But the opportunity to get away and make memories outshines all of that by far to us. We swam in the ocean, built sand castles, ate delicious food and way too much ice cream, explored the wetlands (C even got to talk to real marine biologists!), went to the zoo, and spent precious time with our families.

2. Pre-School Graduation (and a fun find)

We officially have a pre-school grad! Carrington graduated from pre-school earlier this week, and it was such a sweet ceremony. I only cried one time, so I'll count that as a win. ;) In all seriousness, I am more proud of this little girl than I can put into words. She is such a bright light and I can't wait to watch her thrive in kindergarten! 

PS - I picked up this Kindergarten prep workbook in Barnes & Noble the other day and it has been a HUGE hit. C rushes down to it every morning and has spent hours happily entertaining herself with it! They have one for most grade levels, if you have a kiddo who could use a new quiet time activity this summer!

3. Downtime 

During any downtime I've had (read: after bedtime), I've been checking some new shows/movies out on Netflix. I watched Always Be My Maybe with Ali Wong (who I think is pretty hilarious) and it's definitely worth a watch! I also binged Dead to Me, which ended up being way more intriguing than I anticipated.

I think we're going to switch Netflix out for HBO for a couple of months so Steve can (finally) watch Game of Thrones and I can watch Big Little Lies. If you have HBO, what else would you recommend?

4. Nursery Progress

I have been making some major progress in the baby/nursery department and it just brings me so much joy. I'm such a planner by nature, so this whole preparing and nesting part of pregnancy really meshes with my personality, haha. 

My vision for the babe's nursery is: neutral walls (but I am completely stuck on WHICH neutral, so if you have any tips or ideas, help a girl out -- I've been eyeing this or this) with white furniture and colorful, sweet, cheerful accents. I have this crib sheet for pops of color, and plan to switch it out with this crib sheet when we want something softer (or, you know, need to change dirty baby sheets). I just got some wall ledges as book shelves and have a few decorative pieces for her walls, too. I'm excited to share the befores and afters once we get everything fixed up.

5. Blog/Instagram Updates

I've been plotting some blog/IG updates to celebrate The Lucky Lifestyle's two year birthday! Stay tuned for those, plus a couple of giveaways to celebrate. Chasing a dream ain't easy in this season of life, but like the saying goes: If it's important to you, you'll find a way. If it's not, you'll find an excuse. I can't wait to share what's new!

6. Bonus! 16 Years

This past week Steve and I celebrated 16 years together! Just for fun, here are a couple of throwback pictures of us as teens.

Look at that Princess Sofia-esque dress! Hope you have a great weekend.


  1. So glad you had some great time at the beach! Congratulations to your little graduate! I'm so sad we don't have HBO to watch big little lies right now. But I did also get into dead to me on Netflix and now I have a bunch of things that I'm hoping will start their new season soon. I love the throwbacks!

    1. Thank you so much! I love throwbacks too -- always fun to see the history behind things. Having new seasons of shows to look forward to is an underrated joy! ;)


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