Friday Favorites : Holiday Weekend Edition

     So it’s been a short week here because of the holiday and I’m not complaining!

I’m linking up with Momfessionals to share my Friday Favorites. Last weekend -the official kick off to summer- we spent it at the lake with family and friends. Ari is obsessed. It truly is a magical place for him and this year to top it off? His best friend spent the weekend with us too!


One of my favorites this summer? My Traverse with captain’s chairs! Last summer I had a Journey and had to strategically pack to fit our belongings, a cooler, and leave room for this 80lb big boy. This year Breslin can fit in between the two captain’s chairs and that allows us to use the ENTIRE back for packing!


Sunshine & a Beach! As soon as we got to the cottage the kids suited up and headed straight to the water. It’s so amazing what a difference a year can make. Last year Giada wasn’t walking and now this year she’s right out there with Ari & Bres!


Bon fires with your bestie! Like I said earlier Ari’s best friend’s family joined us for the weekend and it was so cute to watch them enjoy the fire!


One more cottage favorite: the pontoon boat! When we are at the cottage we typically take a ride after dinner each night. I think Ari likes relaxing on the back just a little?


A new favorite for Giada? The mini Frappuccino from Starbucks! Her speech teacher recommended having her drink shakes or smoothies through a straw to strengthen her mouth muscles. This was the perfect size for her as mom perused Target.


Another favorite for Giada & me? This silicon teething necklace Trendy Baby Mama. Little miss is getting in her 2 year molars and has been a drooling mess. This is perfect for me to wear when she’s being clingy and let her chomp away. Like any chocking hazard this is intended to be used with supervision only.


Speaking of 2 year old molars Giada is turning 2 in ONE WEEK! She took some photos last week with Birdy Boutique and I cannot get over how adorable they turned out. Birdy Boutique is offering FREE mini photo sessions (with a purchase). Michigan moms, you MUST take advantage of this! See details here.


My current favorite Matilda Jane combo? This Love Bug knot top and landscape ruffles! OMG I can’t get enough!



I think Ari hit a growth spurt because all of a sudden nothing was fitting him. I stocked up on some summer tees and tanks from Old Navy and couldn’t believe the deals I got using my gap card rewards + their offer at the time +free shipping.  This whole order averaged $5 an item!


Last favorite is for me!! I decided to embrace the humidity and wear my hair curly. I typically straighten it each day so this has been a HUGE timesaver for me. This year I started to use salt spray before using my diffuser to blow dry and it’s been SO easy to do! My favorite salt spray is this one.



Happy Friday everyone!



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