June 30, 2017

Weekend Plans

Hello friends! And happy Friday! We have a fun filled weekend planned and are starting it off with an anniversary dinner tonight for me and my man. Yesterday we celebrated twenty-six years of wedded bliss! Four kids and two puppies later, I couldn't be more blessed.

Saturday Marian is coming up for our Fourth of July festivities! And for a painting party in Rhett's room. Because we don't want to have all the fun when she's here, right?! We are planning on Mass and then dinner followed by one of our movie marathons. Any suggestions of good movies to watch would be greatly appreciated.

Sunday I am hoping to get to the store for our Fourth of July food items as well as stop in and visit Steve's Mum. We may even see a movie if anything good is playing. I am really looking forward to War For The Planet of The Apes! It comes out soon, and I have read that it is one of the best movies in a long time. If you haven't seen the first two, you should check them out. : )

Now a quick look back at the past week in our country home...

Flynn makes me these fruit parfaits for breakfast, and I really love them!

I have also been eating this same salad for lunch everyday this week.
Trying to repair some damage from the abundance of good food on the cruise!
Although, it was worth every single pound bite!

Ok. I did enjoy this delicious piece of carrot cake my friend Heather brought for our weekly Bachelorette watching party.
Best Carrot Cake. Ever.

Speaking of The Bachelorette...
You know my connection to all things Bachelor related, right?
Remember last year this time when I met and talked with Chris Harrison??
So this past episode was taped in Copenhagen!!
And if you look to the left behind her date's head, you will see Nicolas' apartment building!!!
I asked him if he happened to see Chris walking around town, but I guess we all can't be that lucky. 

Guess who missed me the most?
Yep. This little pup.

So have you discovered these planners yet?!

I love mine!
My hairdresser had one on her desk, and I knew it was what I had been looking for.
I tried the Bullet Journal, but I am sorely lacking in the art category, so this is perfect!

Love the stickers too!
Tara...see the fall ones???

And lastly, yesterday we had Flynn's summer fun party!
She has a late November birthday, so I like to have a small party for her and her friends and cousins in the summer.
Nothing fancy. Just sprinklers, bubbles, hot dogs, and fun.

And S'mores.

Here she is waiting for her friends to come...

And later when things were in full swing!

Everyone had a super fun time and I couldn't be more proud of my older children for all the help they gave me. Rhett and Nicolas cooked and served the hot dogs, Peyton made the dessert, they all played wth the kids and visited with their parents...

And Madison even put together an ice cream station for everyone!

Have a wonderful weekend doing what you do, my friends.
Thank you for visiting!
I am always happy you do.


  1. Enjoy your holiday weekend and God Bless America! The food on your blog always looks sooooo good!

  2. OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I will have to look into getting one of the planners for school. smiles

    Have a nice weekend, my friend...and I loveeeeeeeeeeee painting parties. smiles

  3. I honestly had no idea what was going on this weekend, so good thing I read your weekend plans! :) Flynn's party was so fun! <3

  4. Hey there fellow blogging Bestie! I'm finally catching up a bit and just saw your cruise pics. It looked so awesome!! I think I'm relaxed now after just living through you. ;) And your weekend ahead looks great too! Wishing you many blessings my Dear.

  5. Rhett looks too grown up! Slow down young man! What a fun week you had and sounds like a wonderful weekend ahead. Happy fourth of July!

  6. Sounds like a great weekend planned and as always such a joy to visit and see what you have been up to in your beautiful Country home. I could do with a few salads myself, the pounds are creeping on. Congratulations on your wedding anniversary, heres wishing you many more happy years together.

  7. Billie Jo, What an absolutely charming, wonderful idea for Flynn and your whole family! I love how everyone helped to make it a sunny, fun day for all of those kids! And YES!!! I plan like that with seasonal stickers. Planning is so much fun already... but with stickers it makes it joyful. Kind of like scrapbooking your life! Have a fun weekend... happy 4th!!!

  8. I love the idea of a summer birthday party for Flynn! What a great idea. You have the best family traditions! Enjoy your weekend!

  9. What a great celebration! You always know how to do things right and so pretty too! Please share -- I need that salad recipe! Have a wonderful 4th!

  10. I love my planners! I would never be able to run my family with out them. I have one that I keep in my purse and one I use for around the house. I love to make them cute with washi tape, stickers and stamps. Hugs to you. Juli

  11. awe Flynn looks adorable along with her little friends. and GURLLL Welcome to the happy Planner world. My Bella is on her second, I am trying the recollections horizontal but I think I am still loving my Travelers Notebook. I just ordered one from Meadow gate leather. Id love to see more about your Planner Journey


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Billie Jo