Friday, June 21, 2019

Five on Friday - Casual Summer Dress, Perfect Cutoff Shorts, and Morning Light

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I have to say that this felt like another long week.  I thought it was going to be a little less busy this week, but Olivia ended up with a pretty bad cold which resulted in her first ear infection in three years, so we spent some time at the doctor and the pharmacy.  Add in swimming lessons every day and a few errands that needed to be run and we were still on the go a good bit.  Other than that, the week was pretty good, but I’m ready for the weekend and some relaxation!

O N E – Perfect Summer Dress

Before we left for the beach, I had some Kohl’s cash to spend and I ended up getting two of these dresses for free!  They were already on major sale and they happened to have a bonus coupon to use on top of the sale, and then my Kohl’s cash covered the rest… all but a couple of bucks!  Score!  I tried on a small and a medium, and although both fit wonderfully, I decided to go with the medium to have the extra room!

This dress is SO CUTE on, the length is perfect (it hits just above the knee so you could even wear it to church with a denim jacket!), and the back has a little keyhole cutout with a ribbon closure.  It's really thick and not see-through at all.  I wore one of them at The Hub in 30A and it was the perfect, casual, comfy little summer dress!  It comes in so many patterns and solids and it’s currently on sale for just $21.99.  Then you can also get an additional 20% off of your entire order with the code HEATWAVE.  Sale ends 6/23, though, so buy them soon!  This is one that I'd buy in every color!

T W O – Perfect Cutoff Shorts

I’ve been on a mission to find a good pair of distressed cutoff shorts for years.  Years, y’all.  The ones I usually find and love cost an arm and a leg, and the ones that I can actually afford are usually cheap looking or stiff and uncomfortable.  Well, I happened to stumble across these one day at Kohl’s and they are perfection.  They are the softest, stretchiest jean shorts and they are SO COMFORTABLE.  They fit like a dream and they are so cute on!  I do have to say that they are short, though.  I wear pretty short shorts anyway, but they are slightly shorter than my typical short shorts, so I thought that was worth mentioning. 

Since they are in the juniors section, I sized up a good bit from my typical size.  For reference, I typically wear a 2 in pants and shorts at Old Navy, American Eagle, and Target, but the 9 fits the best for these!  Since they're stretchy, the 7s also fit, but I wanted them to be a little looser since they’re so short.  I also could have worn an 11 as well, but they were a little looser than I like.

They’re on sale for just $22.00 and the code HEATWAVE can also be applied to those for an additional 20% off making them just $17.60!!

T H R E E – Multiplication Flash Cards

I’m on a mission to teach Jacob all of his multiplication facts by the time third grade starts.  I looked high and low for a set of flashcards to use to help him learn, and nearly every set I came across was missing half of the cards.  So weird. 

I ended up finding this set on Amazon and it has every single multiplication fact backwards and forwards from 0 to 12.  It's a little pricier than the other decks, but that's because it's complete!  The box they come in has dividers for “Mastered,” “Sort of Know,” and “Don’t Know Yet” which allows us to keep them organized so we know which ones still need studying.

We just started this week and it’s going well!  He already knows all of the x 0, x 1, and x 2 facts backwards and forwards, and he also knows loads of others, but he still has a lot to learn with the higher numbers.  My goal is for him to be able to recall answers to all of them immediately.  He had timed tests in math class this past school year where he had to complete 50-60 problems in just four minutes, so his recall needs to be on point in case they continue the timed tests next year.

Anyway, if you’re looking for a COMPLETE set of multiplication facts, this is your deck!  I have yet to see any others that are complete.

F O U R – Morning Light

Our house faces north, so my office rarely gets a lot of natural light.  However, for a couple of months during the summer, the light streams through in the early morning and I love it so much.  It’s short lived, but I’m enjoying it while I can.  And this picture doesn’t even do it justice. 

F I V E – Weekly Funnies

Here are the funnies for the week!

Me, constantly.  

I don't have any issues with the sleep, but the messy house and being a little crazy?  Check and check.  Haha.

All day, every day.  These kids are going to eat us out of house and home!

And in case you missed it, here’s what happened on the blog this week… I did a lot of beach recapping!  EEK!  It's been so fun to relive our trip!

Happy Friday, 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 By BMG for High Five for Friday.


  1. I loved that dress from your 30A post - super cute! I never think to look at Kohl's - there isn't one super close, but I may have to change that! Your office looks even prettier in the light!

  2. Morning light feels so great! That striped dress is pure perfection on you. Have the sweetest weekend beautiful. xo

  3. I'm so sorry to hear about Olivia being sick...that's no fun in the summer. Great picture of your office. Goals!! Have a wonderful weekend! Tanya - The Other Side of the Road

  4. Thanks for the details on the dress! I have a Kohl's credit so I might have to get one!

  5. Love the summer sun into your office. You just have the cutest finds for dresses.

  6. Loving that striped dress on you. I'm all about light coming in and don't get near enough to tickle my fancy. We have very similar striped curtains, and I love them!!! Those memes about telling the truth totally made me chuckle.

  7. Well those memes about parenting are so true! I adore your office - so cheery and happy! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  8. That striped dress, LOVE! What bra do you wear with it? Just wondering if there is something better out there. Also the funny with the snacks, so freakin' true! Need to get those cards still for Baby Fox, wondering if they teach multiplication like they used to when we were little with all of this common core stuff!

  9. I love those dresses. I have some Kohls cash and some gift cards that I need to use. Love those shorts. I love that morning light!!!

  10. I hope Olivia is feeling better! Ear infections are no fun. That striped dress looks so cute on you! I'm such a sucker for natural light. Hope you all have a great weekend! Sierra Beautifully Candid

  11. Love that those cards have dividers so you can keep track of what they know! That's fabulous. I used to teach my kids one set of facts at a time (until they could master each set in a minute) then shuffled them up and had them try mixed facts. I always started with 0, 1, 2, then 5, 10, 11, 4's ending with the "harder" 3, 6, 9 (teaching them ALL the 9's times table tricks) and then just review the few "new" facts in the 7 & 8 tables.

    1. Ah, thank you so much for the information! This is good stuff right here! I'm going to try this method!

  12. That dress is MEANT for your adorable figure! It looks so good on you, and yayyyy for Kohl's cash! I always forget about Kohl's. It's only 20ish minutes from me, but for some reason it's completely out of sight, out of mind. I know people who swear by their deals though and get everything there!

  13. I absolutely love that dress -- it looks so comfy, and yet so cute! Hope your weekend is going well, xo

  14. Love that dress! I am still on the hunt for the perfect cut offs! HA


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