Friday, June 22, 2018

Five on Friday - Watermelon Dress, Books, Loose Tooth, & Coloring

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Hello, Friday!  We’ve had yet another busy week!  The kids have been going to Vacation Bible School every morning and swimming lessons every afternoon so we have been on the road nonstop.  I used each morning of VBS to go the gym (PRAISE!), run errands, get my oil changed, and get my allergy shot… AKA all of the boring stuff I didn’t want to have to drag the kids to.  I’m really looking forward to a lighter calendar next week.  Now for some favorites from this week…

O N E – Cutest Summer Dress

Nothing says summer like watermelons!  I was at Target the other day with the kids and there was no way I could pass up this cute little dress!  Watermelons and pompoms?  Well, I think that makes it quite possibly the cutest little girl summer dress ever!  I love that we can dress it up for church or down for every day wear.  And it’s only $14.99!

T W O – This Book

I am on a reading kick since it’s summer, and I was able to read an entire book and a half at the beach.  I loved one of them so much I wanted to share it with you in case you’re looking for some recommendations for the summer.  I have only read two books by Mary Kay Andrews, and I thought the first one (Save the Date) was pretty good, but this second one that I just read (Ladies Night) was GREAT!  I was so into this book and I found myself not wanting to put it down.  It definitely turned me into an official Mary Kay Andrews fan and I can’t wait to read more!  Grab this one if you’re looking for a fun summer read!  It takes place in a beach town, too, so that was quite appropriate for our beach trip.

The book I’m reading right now is Small Admissions by Amy Poeppel, and I’m just not loving it.  I’m almost finished with it, but I’ve really had to dig deep to get through these last few chapters.  To me, the character development is not up to par so in the beginning I found myself flipping back to the beginning numerous times to see who was who.  The writing is also kind of blah as well, and worst of all, there are a few little excerpts between chapters (typed in italic) and sometimes I can’t even tell who is telling the story at that point.  It’s confusing.  I don’t enjoy having to put that much effort into something that I’m supposed to be reading for lighthearted summer fun, so I wouldn’t recommend this book.  It has pretty good reviews on Amazon, so maybe it's just me?

T H R E E – Jacob’s Second Visit from the Tooth Fairy

Jacob lost his first tooth a couple of weeks ago, and we knew a second one would be right behind it.  Sure enough, all last week it was pretty wiggly so last Sunday evening I had my grandmother look at it because I do not pull teeth.  She said that it was definitely ready to come out but Jacob declined her offer to pull it.  I think he was a little scared.  Well, Tuesday morning I was cleaning up after breakfast when Jacob shouted, “MOMMY, I JUST PULLED MY TOOTH!”  I was shocked and so was he.  Haha.  I asked him what prompted him to pull it and he said that he could feel one of the roots so he just lightly pulled to see what would happen and it just came right out.  If he hadn’t done that, we probably would have had another one go missing.  The tooth fairy visited that evening and I’m sure she was really excited to see an actual tooth (since he lost his first one and had nothing to put under his pillow).

F O U R – Olivia’s Coloring Method

I have actually been meaning to mention this on the blog for months, but I somehow always manage to forget.  For the 6-8 months (maybe longer) Olivia has been coloring everything in rainbow stripes.  She invented this method herself and she colors almost everything this way.  This picture that she colored below was her kids menu at Carrabba’s a few weeks ago.  She only had access to blue, green, and orange crayons, but she made it work!  I just think it is so creative of her and I’ve never seen a four-year old color like this before!  I don’t know how long this will last, so I had to document it just in case.  :o)

F I V E – Birthday Present Shopping for Jacob

*This section of the post is sponsored by Wikibuy. 

Jacob’s birthday is right around the corner so it’s about that time to start shopping.  He already has a list of things that he wants, so I am about to start looking around to find the best prices.  Have y’all ever heard of Wikibuy?  I just discovered them recently and they are perfect to use for situations like these.  You can search for products right on their website and they find the best deals and coupons on the internet right there in one place for you.  Since we are now a one-income family we are always looking for ways to save money, and using Wikibuy is one more way that we can do that!

Happy weekend, y’all!

*Linking up with A Liz Adventures and Carolina Charm for Five on Friday, A Little Bit of Everything for Friday FavoritesMeet @ the Barre for Friday Favorites, and Cup of Tea for High Five for Friday.


  1. Wikibuy sounds super handy! Sometimes there just isn't time to look at all the websites for the same product to price compare. LOVE Olivia's coloring method - so original and neat! Hope you have a great weekend!

  2. I have worked with wikibuy before and they were great!
    Love Olivia’s coloring method!!
    That dress is adorable.

  3. I love that dress and the coloring page!

  4. Tooth Fairy in da cute! And adore the lil watermelon dress! Happy weekend precious mama!

  5. Oh that dress!! My MIL is the teeth puller around here, anytime a grandkid needs one out, they go to her, I cannot touch teeth! haha! Happy weekend!

  6. The dress is super cute! And I think Olivia got the artist gene for sure! 😍

  7. I'm really impressed with how Olivia colored! Most of my 7th graders wouldn't even think to color like that! And I'm so glad you're loving MKA!! Whenever she comes out with her next book (probably next May), you need to check her website for her book tour because she travels a lot in the South and I've been to two of them--she's the nicest person! She'll definitely be near you since she's from GA!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

  8. I love Olivia's coloring method. I am going to have to check out those books from Mary Kay Andrews...I have seen them I just haven't picked them up. I hope you have a great weekend.

  9. That watermelon dress is so cute! I am all about the fruit prints. Way to go, Jacob on his second tooth! And Olivia, that little artist with her rainbow method. So cute! Have a great weekend! Sierra Beautifully Candid

  10. Thanks for sharing about Wikibuy! I love trying to find the best deal! Such a beautiful watermelon dress too! Have a great weekend! - Shannon

  11. I love Mary Kay Andrews! She really knows how to write a great beach read. I read Summer Rental and it was so good. Ladies Night is next on my list of books to read by her.

  12. Yep I am definitely buying that watermelon dress at Target today. Ha. They are sooo cute. I haven't heard of Wikibuy, but will check them out! Have a great weekend.

  13. Oooh! I'm going to have to hop over to the library's website and request that book.


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