Archives for May 2017
Happy Memorial Day! I hope today we all take a moment to recognize the meaning of the holiday, pay respects for those who lost their lives fighting for everyone single one of us and appreciate them for serving our country.
Memorial weekend is a big weekend full of festivities in my hometown so we always head home to stay with my parents and enjoy the fun. We headed out Saturday morning and arrived in time for lunch, I always have to laugh at our driving situation 😉
Ron got out on the moped, his absolute favorite thing to do when we visit my parents!
All the dogs are always so excited to see each other and then they tire one another out and do it all over again 😉
I enjoyed my time lounging around and catching up on reading.
We grilled out every day and had a bon fire each night. This weekend was seriously the BEST kickoff of summer!
Project 52, Week 20
I blogged about the Bachelorette festivities I got to join in on last weekend on Monday.
Lately Hank has been crawling under our bed for bedtime each night and its a favorite to see for sure! He used to do this EVERY SINGLE NIGHT for the first year our so we got him 🙂 It was how he told us it was time for bed lol
We’ve been prepping our garden plot and I can’t wait to get everything planted next weekend!
I shared my May book review this week, I just love a good read 🙂
I made this caprese salad as a side with dinner one night an I’m obsessed!!! My favorite thing all well, yum!
And my absolute favorite eye makeup remover is having a sale, use code summereyes for 20% off!
At the end of each month I like to review the books I’ve read for the month. You can see what I’ve read in previous months here. Or follow along with me on GoodReads! I set a goal to read 30 books this year, so an average of 2.5 per month, and I’ve been rolling along at 3 books per month and am already halfway to my goal and not yet halfway through the year! I know these summer months get busy and I’ll spend more time outside which is why I chose to go with the 2.5 average.
This month I started with Liane Moriarty’s The Husband’s Secret. I’ve read a couple other of Liane’s books and enjoy them, this was no exception. There were a lot of characters and at first it took me a while to keep them all straight but I LOVED the dynamic it added to the story!
This was a story about many family stories and how they were all kind of intertwined. It really made me think of all ways other people’s lives are intertwined with mine that I may not even know or realize. There was great suspense and twists & turns that I didn’t expect. The epilogue really tied it all together and wrapped it up perfectly too! Basically we will never know what could have been in any of our lives, this whole book was based on simply forgetting a doctor’s appointment…
Next I moved on to Little Beach Street Bakery by Jenny Colgan. I wasn’t certain about this book in the first few pages but things turned out to be a fun little read. Quite different writing style than most books I’ve read before but so very sweet! I’m not quite done with this one but will be before the end of the month 🙂
I’ve already got on book picked out for next month. What are you reading that I should add to my list?
Project 52, Week 19
Today I’m off for a Bachelorette party weekend in Traverse City! So expect some fun pictures from my weekend in my posts next week! Some of us actually headed to northern Michigan last night to get a head start on the festivities 🙂
On Monday I shared our Mother’s Day weekend which included a trip to IKEA, check out the post to see some of the fab finds we got!
Wednesday I joined in on the Ladies Who Link and shared our Memorial Day weekend plans of how we kick off summer, which has me SO looking forward to next weekend!
Finally, a look at my April Petit Vour box! Scroll through my previous Petit Vour subscription reviews here.
MarieNatie Love Marie Lip Gloss – This smells AMAZING!!! I love this gloss and really want to try other colors. I’ve always been more of a gloss girl than a lipstick one so I was SO HAPPY to see this in my box. The color is so natural and pretty too!
French Girl Organics Cuticle Oil – I’m pretty rough on my hands between building things at work then coming home to help my husband in the garage or dishes or gardening. I’ve usually got hangnails or something going on. I prefer not to have my fingernails painted for this very reason, because it just doesn’t last long. So I was excited to try out this cuticle oil, I’ve been using it daily! Usually I apply in the morning before I leave for work and then again at night before bed. I haven’t noticed life changing results but I certainly have seen an improvement!
Suntegrity Skincare Makeup with SPF – I’ve been using this on days when it is sunny and I know I’m going to be outside. I also still use my foundation which is SPF15 during the week. What I like about this though is that it is tinted making it perfect for weekends when I don’t like to do my makeup and keep things simple. It isn’t crazy moisturizing like it claims but I’m all about sun protection and trying anything to make sure I’m covered!
Nubian Heritage Body Lotion – I immediately fell in LOVE with this scent! My husband said it smelled like something an old lady would wear but I don’t even care one bit! It has a very high end luxury feel too it and would make a perfect gift.
Last week I talked about my sister for Friday favorites since it was her birthday, so I’ve got some catching up to do for my Project 52. Here are weeks 17 & 18:
Last Friday our town had a First Fridays Food Truck Festival and while the weather wasn’t great (cold & windy) the food was! We opted for BBQ since it had the fastest moving line =] Can’t wait to do it again next month.
While it has still been chilly this week we’ve had plenty of sunshine (compared to last week)! I enjoyed reading magazines on the deck with the beags 🙂
Our pretty tree in front of our house is in full bloom, it doesn’t last long enough so I soak it up while I can!
My seeds have begun to bloom like crazy, I’ll probably transplant them to our garden the end of this month with everything else that will be directly sown.
Letting these 2 lead our pack on walks is always an adventure!
Usually we go to a Detroit Tigers game the weekend of Mother’s day but the Tigers are away this year unfortunately 🙁 So, I’ll be celebrating my Mom this weekend with some shopping instead 😉