I’m here!

I’m still here, I promise! It’s been a busy summer as usual. I will be back to posting regular content soon! Right now I am soaking up every second with the wilds. Tomorrow we are beach bound again!

Hope the summer is treating you as great as it’s treating us!

  

Catch Up!

Wow! I’ve been busy. I thought I’d do a quick catch up post. This summer has been so much fun and we are not even a month in yet! The first week my mom and nephew were here visiting. We went to the beach for a couple of days. We also went to a place here in Richmond called Pony Pasture. It’s a cool place on the James River where people go tubing. We just played in the water. We also went cherry picking in Charlottesville. It was a fun week! When my mom left she took the wilds home with her for a few weeks.

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The week after that I headed to Orlando for 5 days. If you remember we lived there for a year and that’s where Nathan was born. I stayed with one of my really good friends Jackie. It was such a relaxing visit. I got to see some of my dearest friends for a night of drinking and Cards Against Humanity. Then Jackie and I took a mom’s weekend at the Omni Resort at Champions Gate. We literally stayed by the pool for two whole days. It was fabulous.

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Last week John and I got to spend some good quality time together. We watched the World Cup Semifinals at a bar. We never go to bars! We celebrated the 4th with our neighbors and had a culdesac block party. Then we headed up to D.C. for a night to catch the Reds play. And now as you are reading this I’m on my way to Indiana to pick up the boys. 

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It has been a great summer so far. It is far from over and we have lots of other fun things in the works. I hope all of you are enjoying your break as much as we are :)

Watermelon Basiltini Pedi

I’m not sure if I announced it here on the blog but I was chosen to be a part of the #GalSquad for Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spas. I am super excited. I will be trying out a different spa service every month and letting you know about it. This is just the ambassadorship that this busy momma needs!

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Last week I had the best pedicure I have had in a long time. I stopped into the Red Door Spa in Short Pump. The salon was very cozy and I felt instantly relaxed. I was greeted with orange infused water and Biscotti cookies. The Watermelon Basiltini Pedicure was awesome. Here’s the description:  Feet are exfoliated with an invigorating watermelon-basil sugar scrub infused with organic vodka. A hydrating massage with a silky dollop of vanilla buttercream scented shea and cocoa butter provides long lasting and sweetly scented hydration. A paraffin treatment seals in moisture, and nails are polished to perfection in your favorite Essie shade. 

The salon is under renovations but they are almost done. Everything is looking great. I cannot wait to see it finished. I love the colors and the lighting. 

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Lori was amazing. She took her time and did a great job. It was a nice escape. I could have sat there all day. After my pedicure I stopped into the relaxation room. It was very nice and peaceful. I did not want to leave. I cannot wait to go back later this month!

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My feet are ready for their close up :)
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Childhood Favorites

Thank you to Netflix for partnering with me. I am a proud #StreamTeam Member.

There are some things that bring me right back to my childhood. The days of running the neighborhood completely carefree. We rode our bikes everywhere. We would count out our change and hit up the local Village Pantry for candy. We were always outside.

I bought the wilds jello and rainbow sherbet last week at the store. Those are two treats that remind me of my childhood. My grandma always had these on hand. There are such happy memories associated with these sweet treats.

There are certain shows and movies that bring me right back. My kids love Scooby Doo. We watched the Smurf movies. I remember loving the Smurfs as a kid. My favorite throwback show is the Magic Schoolbus. I just loved that show and the books when I was young.

What are some of your childhood favorites? Netflix has so many throwback titles to choose from.

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What’s your favorite throwback from your childhood?