Friday, June 4, 2021

Friday Favorites - Last Day of School and Life Happenings

 Happy Friday Foxy Friends! Not sure what happened last week, but didn't get around to doing a Friday Favorites, but let's get going this week:

These kids last day of school was yesterday and we are so excited about the Summer and all the plans we have.

This kid got to pitch in the championship game, and while the boys played a great game, we came up just a little short in the last inning. We are so proud of them and how far they have come this season. Baby Fox got picked for All Stars, so we're super excited about that, and ready for some more baseball in June!

One last team photo. Mr. had to miss the official team photo, so we got one at the last game of the season. Can't wait for next season.

This girl finally got her mojo back on the horse after falling off a couple of months ago, so happy she got it back. She's worked so hard for this.

Did anyone else catch the lunar eclipse, called the Super Flower Blood Moon? The kids asked to be woken up at 4am, so we could watch it, I love that they are always up for something cool.

To be clear it was 61° out, but warm jackets were definitely needed.

Right when we went out, not the full eclipse yet. Funny how the pictures make it seem like it is so far away, but in reality it was like we could reach out and touch it.

My dad took the kids to the largest National Cemetery so that they could flags near all of the Veteran's graves. I love that we can share this with them, and that they can try to understand everything that people have sacrificed so that we can be here today.

Now that we are vaccinated we actually got to go out for the first time as a group to celebrate a birthday. It's so nice to see things starting to go back to "normal". 

Also went out with some girlfriends for the first time in a year and a half. It was so nice to actually hug them and grab a bite to eat.

I cannot even believe it is the last day of school, these kids did such a great job the last year, we had 3 first days of school, all distant, hybrid and then full time school. Both of them worked hard and received high grades and many compliments from their teachers. 

I cannot even believe how much they have grown in one school year. Baby Fox looks like a different kid, like how is this the same school year?! He went from little kid to just a kid. Mind blown.

We were finally able to do our last day of school ice cream treat, glad I remembered to take the selfie before my parents and sister drove off. It's a tradition.

And can we say, how much this girl loves ice cream?

If your face doesn't look like this after eating ice cream, did you even eat it right?

First weekend of summer, and we have football Friday, then baseball practice Saturday morning followed by out team party. Sunday I think we're laying low, and relaxing, cleaning the house, the kids brought all the things home from school and it's scattered around the house. Save me. Hope you all have a great weekend!

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Saturday, May 29, 2021

My Cute Closet Leopard Romper

Happy Saturday Foxy Friends! I know a post on a Saturday?! But I just bought this romper a few days ago, and my friend said she would give me a 15% Memorial Day Coupon code for you guys. I have started the process for affiliate for her shop, but it hasn't gone through yet, so I am really just trying to get you guys a good deal!

This leopard romper is so soft and comfortable. It's a new arrival at My Cute Closet. I've bought a couple of things from her, and I don't think I'm going to stop any time soon! Right now she has up to 50% off for Memorial day, and if you use code FOXY15, you can get 15% off of your order as well!

Romper / Shoes (similar) / Bralette (similar)

It is low cut, so I put a cute bralette, under it. I cannot remember where I got it from. I fell for a FB ad, and they go low in the back, so you can wear them with backless shirts, so super cute. If I remember the brand I will come back and link it. 

Look how cute the back of this. I can see me wearing this as a swimsuit cover up, or add some wedges and a jean jacket and it turns into a cute summer outfit.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

What's Up Wednesday - May Edition

 Hi Foxy Friends! Today I'm linking up with Shay and Sheaffer for What's Up Wednesday, where we share what's going on with us. I haven't done one of these in a while, so let's get to it:

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1. What We're Eating This Week

I made this a couple of weeks ago and had to repeat it again. It's the best and so easy Tikki Masala, garlic butter rice and homemade Naan. The cauliflower was made by a friend, and he doesn't follow recipes, but he air fried the cauliflower and then cut up some herbs he grew in his garden and then sprinkled on the same spices we used for the Tikki Masala. 

If you make this, I used 2% Plain Greek Yogurt. I bought this Garam Masala spice and this Kashmiri Chili Powder.

2. What I'm Reminiscing About

The last time we went to Disneyland was January 2019. We had bought tickets to go again because capacity is low, but with the new rules and stuff, it looks like the day before we go they might go full capacity, so I think we're going to wait a bit longer, until Disneyland figures out the crowds, because I've heard they are pretty knurly right now, even with 35% capacity.

3. What I'm Loving

The the kids are back doing what they love.

After falling off her horse 2 months ago, Mini Fox has gotten her confidence back, and is doing so well. We figured out what horse is the best fit for her, of course it's the biggest one our horse school has, but Mini Fox is loving it.

4. What We've Been Up To

All the sports! Baseball, Football and Horseback riding. Along with karate and piano for Baby Fox. 

5. What I'm Dreading

Nothing really

6.  What I'm Working On

Need to make some coaches cup for our team party week after next, need to get on that soon. This is one that I made last week for a friend for their daughter's soccer coach.

7. What I'm Excited About

Summer! The kids have a few exciting camps they are going to go to and mostly I'm excited for our vacation in July!

8. What I'm Watching/Reading

Currently watching Wu Assassins, so far it's pretty good, not the best acting, but the plot is interesting.

We just finished watching Snowpiecer on HBO Max, highly recommend this one. Basic plot is scientist try to fix global warming and accidentally make the climate go to -127°, not livable by humans, so they create a 1001 car train that the world now lives in, there is a first murder and they have to solve it.

9. What I'm Listening To

Hmmm...random Youtube things, nothing to report home about.

10. What I'm Wearing

The weather is starting to warm up so I'm wearing dresses and skirts. Get this dress from a cute local mama owned online boutique here. Unfortunately it's out of stock, but this dress is pretty close.

Love this skirt and it comes in so many colors and patterns. And the shirt is so cute too, here is one that is similar. And and everyone needs these sandals, they are so comfy. Unfortunately they are not available any more, but keep checking back to see if they do go back in stock.

These shorts are hands down the best purchase of the year...okay maybe no year, but best shorts ever!

11. What I'm Doing This Weekend

Memorial Day weekend, Baby and Mini Fox are going with my dad to put flags on Veterns graves. Baby Fox did this a couple of years ago, and now Mini Fox is old enough to go with. Usually Memorial day is when we heat our pool, as if to say hey Summer is starting.

12.  What I'm Looking Forward To Next Month

Looking forward to Summer, swimming in the pool and hanging out with friends and going out to eat at actual restaurants, which we haven't done much.

13. What Else Is New

Finally caught a butterfly just hatching out of their Chrysalis. The other 2 we missed by a couple of hours, darn!

Alright that's all we've been up to late. See you on Friday for Friday Favorites!

Friday, May 21, 2021

Friday Favorites - My Happy, Their Happy And Things You Need

 Happy Friday Foxy Friends! Today is unfortunately a work day (for those that don't know I get every other Friday off) and I have a ton of work to get done today, darn. If you missed it, I am showing you how I style this dress three ways. Go check out that post and then go look at all of the fun stuff my girl Natalie from My Cute Closet has to offer. Anyway, onto some Friday Favorites.

We are still in the throws of sports season. Baby Fox had a football game on Friday and the little siblings watching on the sidelines was just the cutest.

Baby Fox was picked to be on the All Star team for our city, so we told him as a celebration he could get a new bat, he was so excited.

Mini Fox ha finally gotten some of her confidence back after falling off her horse a couple of months ago. Funny, that after falling off they decided to switch horses and give her the biggest horse they have, but she seems to prefer her, so that's good.

Things that make me happy, we went to a birthday party, and the kids had a blast.

The flowers blooming in my yard right now. 

We have these notes, and the kids like to leave them around. I was doing the dishes and when I turned around no kid, but this note was left on the counter.

Then I was working and turned away for a second (kid said, hey mommy what's that over there?!) and this note was left on my computer.

Got my hair done yesterday, I feel like I should have scheduled a Mom's night out, missed opportunity there.

You can't really tell here, but I got some purple tint in there for summer. Not sure why Mr. decided to take a side shot view? lol, men.

Things that make the kids happy, and thus me happy. We saw the trash truck coming...the kids immediately ran to watch.

The trash man waved and made the kids super happy.

Baby Fox comes home after football practice and says, do you have any graham crackers and frosting, I said no to the crackers, yes to the frosting why? He says he has a project and it's due tomorrow, of course. I told him this was the one time I will go to the store the night before a project is due.

This was him making a video for his project, turned out not a huge project, he had to show how tectonic plates work during an earthquake. Yes all that frosting is just wasted, insert sad face, although I had no plans of using it so that's good.

Early in the pandemic, Mr. was the only one leaving the house to go to the store, I told him I needed some corn starch and he came back with this monstrous thing. I never thought i would get through it, but I'm almost out, I'm shocked.

Some favorites. This is my FAVORITE wine from Trader Joe's. It's slightly sparkly and the perfect, summer, wine or wine to drink with friends. And the best part, it's only $5.99 a bottle. Go grab some next time you are at TJ's. You'll see it right away if you look for the yellowish top and it sticks up above the other bottles by an inch or so.

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Also ordered these shirts for me and the kids for Memorial day and 4th of July. Girls got red, Baby Fox got this black one, but it comes in a ton of colors, so get yours now.

I might have also gotten Mini Fox this romper and this romper for 4th of July festivities. We finally get to hang with our cousins again and we're making it a multi-day event, obviously need more than one outfit.

City Little League Championship baseball game is Saturday. Wish us luck, hopefully next week I can tell you we are the city champs, then onto the Tournament of Champions where we go up against other local city Champions. Fun times over here, then when that is over All Stars begin. Summer full of baseball.

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