Friday Favorites – 7/13/18

Hi and happy Friday! I am linking up with Erika, Narci, and Andrea to share my favorites from the week.


I love sharing my favorites with you all year, but in the summer it panics me a little.  I love summer so much and I just can’t believe another week has passed.  We are having a bunch of fun and I don’t want it to go so quickly! Time for my favorites…

Favorite 1: CAMP WEEK! Jack and Luke are both in camp this week. They are having a total blast and I am enjoying all the time to do things that are easier without kids, like running errands and reading my book at the pool. Jack and 5 buddies are going to basketball camp at Jeff’s school.  Each morning the boys arrive at our house to pick up the “shuttle” and there have been some intense games of knockout between 7:45 and 8:00 each morning.  Jeff has heard some very entertaining conversations on the ride to and from camp/work.

About 20 minutes after the basketball campers leave, Luke and I head out to pick up his buddy for golf camp.  Luke’s camp ended on Thursday and he had so much fun! They always ask for parent volunteers to help drive golf carts on Thursday so that all the kids can go out on the course. I always say yes and enjoy it so much! I am not a great golfer but I grew up in a golfing family. It makes me so happy to see Luke enjoying golfing.

Favorite 2: SUMMER TRADITIONS!! There are somethings that we ALWAYS do in the summer. This week was one of them – it’s 7-11 day.  On July 11th 7-11 gives away free slurpees.  Jack was 2 for his first 7-11 day. Just look at that sweet boy!!


It is camp week, so we split up for slurpees this year. I took Luke and his buddy and Jeff took the basketball campers.

Favorite 3: RED, WHITE, AND BLUE!! We kept celebrating America at the Nationals game on Friday night and a patriotic party on Saturday night.

Everyone was wearing their favorite red, white, and blue outfits we had a great time together.

The boys got to try sparklers for the first time and they loved them!

Favorite 4: HATS!! I try to rotate hats/visors and sunglasses in the summer so I don’t get a huge sunglasses tan. A few friends always joke about the epic raccoon eyes I’ve had in the past. 😎

I have been wearing these monogrammed hats and I love them!

Then I tried a Judith March hat and fell in love.  The mesh in the back is so much cooler. It’s really relaxed unlike a regular trucker hat. I love this hat!!

I found this one on Amazon and love it too!

A friend of mine got this one at a local boutique and I had to have it!  It is a messy bun hat so in addition to the regular hole for your ponytail, there is one higher up for a high ponytail/messy bun.  This one is a little stiffer but I think I can break it in.

Favorite 5: SUNSHINE AND BOOKS!! I have been loving all the time at the pool and beach so far this summer.  The weather has been amazing!! We have been outside in the sunshine from sun up to sun down.

I have been spending a good bit of time running outside!

I am almost finished my 8th book (Dreams of Falling by Karen White) from my Summer Beach Books and only have 1 more. I will be posting my Summer Beach Books book review after number 9.  Hopefully I will have that ready to go Wednesday or Thursday next week.  My to read pile keeps growing faster than I can read them and I love it!

We have a fun weekend planned. There is a slip and slide water party at the pool this afternoon. On Saturday, we have a swim meet and Mexican night at the pool. On Sunday, we’ll hopefully have a great pool day with friends! I hope you have a great weekend full of sunshine and books!!

☀️ 📚 😎

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