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Memorial Day Weekend-ing + GIVEAWAY

Happy FriYay! It’s allllllmost Memorial Day weekend which means summer (at least in my mind!) is officially right around the corner! Of course it’s felt like summer down here for a while now, but I’ve always envisioned MD weekend as the actual start of summer.

The past few years I’ve made the trip back home to TN but this year we have a whopping zero plans on our agenda. And it feels nice! I imagine we’ll spend it loafing by the pool, complaining about how hot it is, eating one too many hot dogs, cleaning and doing chores, working on the nursery, and again, loafing by the pool. I’m anxious to make some more headway on Barrett’s room but I’d be lying if I said swimming at my in-laws all day every day didn’t also sound amazing to this overheated mama! Our neighborhood pool opens up as well, so if I don’t find myself floating weightless in some capacity of water this weekend I’m going to be highly disappointed. Adeline is pretty obsessed with swimming right now so I don’t think she’ll let us escape the weekend without some pool time!

Of course, the real meaning of this weekend is not lost on me, and I hope you too take a few moments to thank a serviceman or woman and be grateful for those who have served in the past. We are so, so blessed because of their sacrifices and selflessness.

Flashback to last Memorial Day!

More than anything I hope this weekend brings family time and a little relaxation. It’s crazy that it’s one holiday closer to baby boy’s birth, and one more reminder of how different things will be this time next year!


I promised this on my Instagram post the other day and I finally have the details for you. Ethan & Emma, the makers of that adorable diaper bag backpack I showed you recently, have decided to give one of their bags away! All you need to do to enter is opt-in to their pre-launch page with your email, and you’ll be enterted into the drawing. They’ll be announcing the winner live on their FB page in the next few weeks! As a reminder, the bag is not yet released, and is a $129 value.

I absolutely love my Ethan & Emma bag, and can’t wait to start using it! So go! Enter now!

What are your Memorial Day plans? Are you laying low or accomplishing all the things? 


  • Reply
    The Curious Frugal
    May 25, 2018 at 11:05 am

    Pool time sounds great! I need to get some kind of floaty thing for my daughter and I’m sooo excited about getting her a wading pool for the backyard this year. I think she’ll love it. We have a small back yard but there is room for that, and her water table. Have a great weekend!

    • Reply
      May 30, 2018 at 2:05 pm

      We love the puddle jumper floaties for her right now, but when she was little little we had one of these –> https://amzn.to/2JlxRCt

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