Happy Friday Everyone!
One – Current Happenings
Happy Friday, my favorite day of the week! I hope everyone is enjoying their summer so far. It is really starting to heat up here in St. Louis after having such a cool/cold Spring!
Well, both kids are out of school! Nathan got out of school a week before Autumn did and I enjoyed some one on one time with him. He really wanted to go to the St. Louis Art Museum, so we headed there after he finished up his finals. The flowers at Forest Park in front of the Grand Basin are so beautiful and there is a huge variety of them. We had a lot of fun walking through the art museum and then we finished the afternoon off with lunch at the food trucks nearby.
Two – Latest Amazon Purchases
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We are going to Myrtle Beach next month for Autumn’s dance nationals and I wanted a couple of new swimsuits. Amazon is my GO TO for swimsuits these days! I have a few swimsuits I still love, but I wanted a new 2 piece and a new 1 piece, so I could wear them depending on what mood I am in or if I had really indulged myself the day before (ha, stomach bloat on vacay is real!). I really like both of these for a ‘mom’ trip, because they’re cute yet not too revealing. Both fit true to size and had good ‘cheek’ coverage on the back side. The bikini is high waisted and the top piece does cover the stomach for the most part.
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I needed a new cover up and I really like this sheer long sleeved button down cover up. The sleeves are loose fitting and you can roll them up easily. As for these straw/woven stretchy belts, I’ve been seeing them everywhere and they’re cute to add to a cover up, a summer dress or even a one piece swimsuit for a little something extra.
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I’ve been wanting a stretchy sweater dress for awhile and this blush colored one is so gorgeous! It is one size fits all and I am usually a size small and it fit me perfectly. This dress would look great alone or with some accessories or a jacket.
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So, I’ve mentioned on here before that I get hormonal headaches before or after my period. I’ve been trying to eliminate them naturally and between my FLO gummy vitamins, headache balm and this Aculief headache relief tension relief wearable, I have pretty much managed them without needing to take Excedrin! Hoorah! If I start to get the slight bit of a headache, I will put my headache balm on and apply this Aculief to my hand and usually within 10-30 minutes the headache will disappear! However, I need to do it on the onset of a headache as it is forming, it does not work if the headache is already moderate or bad. As for these heel moisturizers, they are perfect for getting those baby soft sandal feet! I do the Baby Foot Exoliation Peel every Spring, but these really get my heels (where the skin is thicker) looking nice and soft!
Three – Running & NordicTrack
I finished two more iFit Challenges on the Treadmill. Each month, iFit gives you a new challenge and if you complete it, they mail you a magnet. I have a magnetic board I bought at Hobby Lobby and I’ve been putting all of my magnets on it. These challenges are so fun!
Right now, I’ve been doing a strength training series with weights 3x a week and then I run 3x a week (about 3-4 miles each time). I need to find a half marathon for the fall, I want to do one that is IN PERSON and not virtual since I’m fully vaccinated! Yay!
Lately, I’ve been thinking about getting a rower, so I can row 10-20 minutes a day to build up some upper body strength. Does anyone have one and do you love it?
Four – Latest Book & Shows
I’m currently reading American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins, but I haven’t finished it yet. It is SO good, but so sad at the same time.
And, as for shows…
We are STILL currently watching Outlander and it is taking us awhile to get through it. I’ll update more once we finish it. 🙂
We watched the Friends Reunion the other night and it was really good! It did have me tearing up a few times. And, Ross and Rachel had a crush on each other?!! What??? Can they just hook up now? 😉
Five – The Cutest Ballerina Ever.
And, just because I don’t have a WHOLE lot to share this week. I thought I’d leave you with a little Friday cuteness. Isn’t Autumn so sweet in her ballet recital costume? She’s on a dance team, but they do other required elective classes that do dances for the recital. When I saw this costume and the frilly, poofy tutu in white and gold I thought she just looked like a little angel! Happy weekend, friends!
I hope everyone has a nice and relaxing weekend!