Friday Stuff

And just like that, all of a sudden, it's July! How in the heck did that happen? I feel like it snuck up a lot faster this year because our school year went so long into June. Nevertheless, I have some fun stuff in store for the 4th of July weekend, which kicks off my favorites from the week!

{1}Weekend Happenings
MG and I, and my in-laws (MIL, FIL, BIL's, SIL's, plus nieces and nephews) are all heading to that humongous lake house for the 4th of July weekend. So if you don't see me on here for a couple of days, just know I'll be soaking up the lake time, eating yummy food, and celebrating my FIL's birthday with my family!
{2} A Blate!
Kathleen and I had a blate yesterday! She and her fam are in DC for a long weekend and we've had it in the books for a while to meet up! We hit up the restaurant that the Real Housewife of Potomac owns with her Aussie hubs and had some drinks and these delicious artichoke bacon nachos (sounds weird, but they were amaaaaaaazing!). It was so fun to meet her in person after 5 years of following each other's blogs and get to spend 3+ hours of just chatting in person. Such a good night! Love a blate, and I adore Kathleen!
Took this from Kathleen's Snap!

{3} Favorite Post
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Della's post on Monday about Extending Grace was one of my favorites this week. In times where so much is happening that's negative and scary, instead of pointing out flaws, tearing people apart for decisions made/not made, lambasting people on the internet or otherwise we need to be giving grace. You don't know what someone else is going through, and like Della quoted, "He who is without sin among you, let him cast the first stone". Thank you, Della, for this reminder...to ALL of us!

{4} Change!
The Miss Teen USA Pageant decided to nix the swimsuit competition from their pageants and will be replaced with athletic wear. A quote from the article that I read: “This new direction for Miss Teen USA is a great way to celebrate the active lives that so many young women lead and set a strong example for our peers.”
 “This is focusing on what bodies can do, not just what they look like.”
I like that they are making this change--it feels more celebratory of people's accomplishments for a healthy lifestyle. Especially at this age (14-19 years old).  

{5} Funnies
When it's 10 am, the doorbell rings and you  suddenly realize that you forget that you had an appointment scheduled for someone to come by your house
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When you're in a dressing room and put on something that you absolutely love
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When too many of the guys on The Bachelorette have tighter skinny jeans than you do
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When you know the weekend is going to be filled with all kinds of yummy 4th of July food
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That's it for me today! I hope you have a fantastic 4th of July weekend, filled with friends, family, and yummy food! Catch you next week!

30 comments:

  1. I plan on doing the same thing this weekend - enjoy your lake weekend girl!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  2. So fun that you and Kathleen got to meet - and I love that you guys went to the RHOP restaurant! Have the best time this weekend.

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  3. Enjoy your lake weekend! A long weekend at the lake with lots of family is always a good thing :)

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  4. Enjoy your weekend sweet pea!! We are headed to the lake ourselves!! Yay for blates and long weekends!! ;-)

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  5. Bates are the best! And the lake house weekend looks amazing! So excited for you to have a good family weekend of relaxation.

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  6. I hope you have a fantastic weekend at that lake house!! So fun!! I didn't hear that about Miss Teen USA but I LOVE that change!! Very cool and I'm interested to see how it will impact their pageants. Love your funnies as always :)

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  7. Have fun this weekend with your family! Lake time is always the best kind of time!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  8. OMG that house!! Have a great weekend!! And seriously, what was up with all the skinny jeans of the bachelorette! LOL

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  9. Yay for blates, how fun!! Enjoy your lake weekend pretty lady! You deserve a nice relaxing one! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  10. Have an amazing time at the lakehouse with the fam! And yay for blates and I'm totally on board with the changes at Miss Teen USA - awesome! Happy 4th of July Weekend <3
    Green Fashionista

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  11. Happy Friday! June definitely felt like it snuck away. Ummm, that lake house looks amazing! Have the best time :)
    Beautifully Candid

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  12. Have a great time at the lake with the fam! Artichoke bacon nachos sound amazing! Yay Miss Teen USA, what a great move and it is about time!

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  13. Hope you all have the best weekend at the lake celebrating your FIL!!
    Kelsey
    www.thepeacockroost.com

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  14. That lake house looks so awesome! Have a great weekend! And those nachos look delicious.

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  15. Can you explain what a blate is? I cannot figure it out and Google isn't helping.

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  16. I love that you and Kathleen met up and that y'all met at the restaurant of one of the real housewives from Potomac! That's so cool! I hope that you have a great Fourth with your family!

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  17. Hope you guys have a blast!!

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  18. that lake house!! so gorgeous. have a great time!

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  19. That lake house looks so beautiful. You are going to have the best time and those nachos look heavenly!

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  20. Wow! That lake house looks incredible! Have a great 4th!

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  21. LOVE that Miss Teen USA change...such a positive spin! your lake house looks so amazing, hoping you have the best weekend! Also, meeting bloggers is the best, looks like you had such a fun time!

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  22. ha i'm glad that you saw the abundance of skinny jeans on the bachelorette too! so weird. and that lake house looks INSANE. take me with you haha. have a wonderful weekend girly!

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  23. Ummmm that lake house looks AMAZING! And yay for a blate-so awesome you are able to meet up with bloggers in real life!

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  24. Spending the holiday weekend at a lake house sounds amazing! I hope you have a blast with the hubby and in-laws and get some relaxing in there. So fun to read about bloggers meeting up in person. Sounds like you ladies had such a fun blate! xoxo

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  25. Sounds like a great week!! Enjoy the lake and the family time :)

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  26. What a fun weekend at the lake!! And so awesome that you girls had a blate... Hoping we get to sometime in the future!

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  27. I'm glad they are changing the swim suit competition for the Teen USA pageant. I hope the athletic wear keeps them more focused on health and body perception. Uh, so true about The Bachelorette guys in their jeans. Yikes! Hope you have an awesome weekend at that amazing cabin! Can't wait to see pictures!

    Ashley
    acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

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  28. I hope you had an amazing long weekend!

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