Saturday, July 2, 2011

Our Weekend (so far), and some links, too!

Happy Saturday! I don't know if I can even express how much I LOVE this weekend. It's the 4th of July here in our small town, and it's one of my favorite times of the year. Our town is home to the "World's Oldest Rodeo," and although we do NOT attend (it makes me too sad), it's still a fun weekend full of tradition and all things patriotic!  Every year we have a huge parade party at one of our family's businesses - it's right in the heart of downtown - and it's wonderful.

Last night we had a big sleepover at our house with my whole family, and yesterday afternoon was great too- Amber and her mama came over to visit and to play with Henry, and they came bearing gifts! A dozen homemade chocolate covered strawberries to be exact. And they were delicious. Later on I ate way too much pizza, playing catch outside, and laughed until my cheeks hurt. Definitely a successful day in my eyes. This morning was the parade (more on this tomorrow), followed by more family time, good food, and a visit from our dear friend Paco.

Auntie Amber

Amber Joy and Lissa

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Have a great rest of your weekend, everyone!  Here are a handful of links to check out.

This lady can seriously do no wrong in my eyes. GORGEOUS!

I love Ashley's Lollie DIY. Great idea for all types of get-togethers.

My sweet friend Adie just auditioned for a spin off of Project Runway. So neat!

One of my readers sent me this link - literary greats in bathing suits! I love it.

"How To Talk To Little Girls." A must-read.

I love this take on the simple side ponytail.


Tips for feeding kids. Thanks Tracy!

Aww! This is such a cute proposal.

This dress. I die!

Have you checked out Carly's blog yet? I just adore it.

This post is just so visually beautiful. I love every single photo.

And finally, this cake. Yum.

Have a wonderful Sunday! xoxo

10 comments:

  1. The pictures are so adorable! I hope you have a fun and eventful 4th of July! I'll make sure to check out all of the links :D

    I saw the cake one...what a perfect and delicious looking cake for the holiday! So patriotic!

    Minestrone Soup For the Teenage Soul

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  2. looks like you're going to have a fun-filled 4th of july weekend!

    i saw the "how to talk to little girls" post article earlier this week and ABSOLUTELY loved it. and really i think the concept can be applied to both little boys and girls and everyone in-between.

    and i'm probably going going to embarrass myself and that's okay: that last picture, is that paco? either way he's a cutie!

    anyway, enjoy what is left of this holiday weekend :)

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  3. I love the "how to talk to little girls" article! It totally reminds me of my childhood because I remember feeling really confused and ugly at that age when people stop gushing about how cute you are.

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  4. awesome photos :) I love how the baby is looking up at the dog :D and I had way too much pizza too,yet the picture of yours made me want more :P

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  5. Sounds like a great long weekend! Henry makes the cutest faces :)

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  6. I just read "How to Talk to Little Girls" like, 3 minutes ago and added to the TILT folder for next week. So awesome.

    Isn't the Fourth of July weekend awesome? I love all your pictures.

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  7. Ooooh, it looks like Henry is trying to crawl! Get ready, mama ;)

    I just read that article this morning on how to talk to little girls. Very inspiring.

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  8. You have the exact same sun tea jar as me! Sun tea (or moon tea at night) is one of my favorite things about summer.
    Also, I love the long white striped dress. Where from?

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  9. I LOVE All This Grace and Charm. She's so clever and funny. I was thrilled when Carly recently left a comment on my blog. Love her style of writing.

    Kacie
    http://www.acollectionofpassions.blogspot.com/

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  10. I love how the baby is looking up at the dog....Also, I love the long white striped dress.

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