Good Monday morning, my friends! How was your weekend? It was lovely here in PA. We had a few quick showers in between perfect lake weather, and last night we had a great soaking rain! Steve and I have been spending our early mornings by the lake lately. We had a little firepit area put in down there and are loving it. Mocha already knows exactly where to go when I put her in the grass. She runs right to my chair!
Last night we celebrated the start of Shark Week! My kids are such good sports to always indulge me in my random parties. We sat around and played Shark Trivia, then Shark Week Uno...it is a real thing!...and enjoyed junk food like Swedish Fish and Gummy Sharks and Shark Fin Brownies with too sweet KoolAid! (I didn't put enough water in, I guess!)
I found most of the decorations on Etsy, and some came from Target. I keep all my holiday and party things in a deep drawer in my kitchen. I always have a random supply of assorted plates, napkins, and party favors!
Well, that is about it for today. I am working on some laundry and running Flynn into town later for an Art Camp she attends at a local art gallery. She is very excited! I am not one for scheduled activity overboard, but she loves art, and I know she will enjoy it. Tonight I am making some sauce for homemade pizza. I will add a salad, and dinner will be served. After that, we will watch some Shark Week and then the guilty pleasure that is The Bachelorette! Have a wonderful Monday, my friends! Thanks for visiting!
Oh! I am such an advocate of Blogging and am happy to see an old friend has returned! Please hop over and visit Chrissy, who has a beautiful blog right HERE.
And feel free to share any new or favorite blogs too!
HEY!!!! Thank you for giving me a shout out. You are one of the reasons I always come back to blogland. :) You are an inspiration.ReplyDelete
We started watching shark week because of you...lol! We had a good night. I had some snacks and hyped it up all day. I love and literally love all the theme goodies and games you shared!!!!!
Blessings my friend!!
I love Etsy too and find so many cute handmade things. Your shark week stuff really takes the cake though! lol What fun you make everything. I wish I was your neighbor and could hang out with you! We could ride in our Jeeps together! lol Hugs!ReplyDelete
I love how into Shark week people are!
Oh my goodness I LOVE the shark week snacks and festivities!ReplyDelete
Your Shark Week party sounds like SO much fun! I love how you always find ways to celebrate! I am no longer blogging---babysitting my new little granddaughter 3 days a week, plus working on a genealogy project, has left me little time for being online. I do like to visit my blog friends as I am able, though. For some reason, my Blogger "blogs I read" section removed your blog. So I signed up to "follow" again. Have a blessed day!ReplyDelete
I just love how you make things so fun!! I hope you enjoy every second of shark week 😉 And I look forward to catching up with Chrissy - she popped by and I can't wait to check out her blog too. I think you may like my friend Mari's blog too. She's a Christian Mom, nurse and Grandma and shares fun recipes and crafts with her grandkids too. And her beautiful home and area in Michigan. She's at marislittlecorner.blogspot.comReplyDelete
I think I would just live down by your fire pit area. What a dreamy spot! I hope you have a blessed week ahead Billie Jo!
Hi Billie Jo. I love your Shark Week fun. I will definitely check out Chrissy's blog. I love being a part of this wonderful blogging community of friends. Have a great week!ReplyDelete
Hi Billie Jo~ I have to say that your shark decorations are very impressive...always something fun going on at your house! The lake looks so serene, I can see why you love having your mornings start there. Chrissy stopped by my blog as well and I'm looking forward to getting to know her better! Have a great week! Hugs, BarbReplyDelete
Your shark week celebration looks like so much fun. That Kool aid does look a little thick but I had no idea it could be too sweet ;) Hope you have a wonderful week celebrating!ReplyDelete
I just love how much enthusiasm you put into all your celebrations, Billie Jo. You make everything so much fun. XReplyDelete
LOVE that firepit area...oooh! And I've got to get caught up on the Shark Week excitement...honestly, it's the first I'm hearing of it! The snacks and family togetherness are wonderful...thanks for the terrific example. MaryReplyDelete
I would love to have that view in my backyard every morning! Also, I love all the Shark Week stuff. I've been looking for shark gummies and also trying to come up with a shark theme dessert. That would be fun for the kids. You are so great with this stuff!!!ReplyDelete
What a gorgeous view! How fun to have themed parties for your family. Memories made will last a lifetime!ReplyDelete
Oh yes, beautiful view and I would love a firepit - but it wouldn't work in our yard. I'll just visit yours! Those shark week brownies and everything is so adorable. What fun!!ReplyDelete
You find the most delightful candles - I love that JAWS candle! So fitting for your Shark Week. The shark fin brownies look so Yummy. And the popcorn bags are perfect. Speaking of sharks, I am from a family of surfers, and I'm always nervous when my kids go out in the great waters and the sharks. The art camp for Flynn sounds creative and fun. Art is such an important part of their schooling. I've always loved your Blessed coffee cup.....and that rainbow!ReplyDelete