{Friday Link Ups} A Taste of Summer

Happy Friday, ladies!  This week was my first week of summer vacation and it has been AMAZING! I've found myself in a new little routine this week and I am loving it. Each morning I get up early, take Harper to daycare (yes, she'll still be attending since I have to pay to hold her spot), head to the gym, grab breakfast with a friend, then head to the pool! Does a day get any better than that? I think not my friends, I think not. 

Our Monday Nights
I've never been a huge fan of Mondays up until five weeks ago. Now I count down the days to Monday thanks to the Bachelorette. As has been our new Monday night tradition, several of my girlfriends come over for dinner every Monday and then we plop down on the couch and soak up all the drama the Bachelorette brings. We're team Ben H. all the way. Whose your favorites? This Monday, while watching the show, the guys snuck out and brought us girls back some McFlurries from McDonalds. How sweet was that?!

Speaking of television shows, the season premier of Mistresses aired last night. It's my summer guilty pleasure. My friend Brittni and I watch it religiously and thanks to talking about it non-stop, I'm pretty sure we'll be having some other girlfriends join in on the fun. So maybe we'll turn Thursdays into a dinner and show night too. We'll see!

Lisa Leonard Designs + Ring Stacking
I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that I ordered this stacking ring from Lisa Leonard Designs. It came in the mail this week in the cutest little packaging ever. I was so anxious to try it on and when I did, I thought I might cry. Since Harper was born, I wanted to add a new band to my wedding set to represent her. I wanted a ring that I could give to her when she got older and this one serves that purpose. How perfect is it?!

Girl's Day 
Lucky for me, my best friends happen to have this summer off as well! So yesterday we took full advantage and enjoyed another girl's day. We started off the morning with a workout at the gym, then headed to Greensboro to do a little shopping. After picking up Kevin's Father's Day present (which I'm totally stoked about), we headed to my favorite burger joint to grab some burgers and milkshakes. Then we finished off the afternoon with an afternoon by the pool! 

Porch Makeover Update
Our porch makeover is in full swing! On Tuesday we had a new french door installed that leads out to the patio. We also had some vinyl trim added to the space. On Wednesday the lights arrived for the porch and I got those added to the porch at 9pm! No time is too late when you have a project on the brain :P Now I'm just waiting for our pillows to arrive, our fire table to be restocked, and I'm still on the hunt for a few items to style our accent table. Fingers crossed we can wrap this project up in the next week or so!

Hope you ladies have a fabulous weekend! See you on Monday!

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  1. I love your new deck! How fun it is to spend the day at the pool!

    I hope you have a great weekend!


  2. Mistresses is one of my favorite show! I love being able to get together with my friends and spending time together, we are all over the place, but making time for one another is great, thanks for sharing

  3. Love the Harper ring! It looks beautiful with your wedding rings and will be such a special gift for Harper in the future!

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  4. Love those lights on the deck! And the ring fits perfect!

  5. Haha The Bachelor franchise makes Mondays SO much more bearable – love that you all get together for it! I am so glad you reminded me that Mistresses is sitting in my DVR. Girls day looks fabulous.

  6. I love Bachelorette Mondays! This season is so interesting and is making my recaps so easy to write :) Looks like you all had such a fun girls day!

  7. I am SO jealous of teachers every time summer rolls around!! ;-) and how sweet they brought mcflurrys and YUM. Have you tried the Twix Mcflurry!? Sooo good!

  8. Your porch is the most gorgeous little summer haven and your stackable rings are so pretty.

  9. I love the little lights outside :) They are so cute
    Happy Friday
    Chelsea @ thewilliamsjourney1.blogspot.com/

  10. Can I have your life? Your summer break routine seems perfect! I have a week of summer break right now and then back to school next week! I'm obsessed with The Bachelorette too, I've gotta stay that I'm liking Shawn and Ben Z., but all the guys seems pretty good this round. I definitely do NOT like Nick, he's so sleazy! If you want to save who "wins" stay off social media, certain things have been leaked and it's a bummer (not the guy, just that it leaked in general). Also I forgot that Mistresses was back! I can't wait to catch up, thanks for the reminder!

    xx. Brittany
    Southern Soul

  11. We also have a B party Monday nights! It's so fun. Thanks for sharing your week with us! From a former teacher, enjoy your summer! : )


  12. A McFlurry is ALWAYS a pick-me-up in my book!

    Ohio Stripes

  13. Your porch area is so cute -- I am in love with it.
    Sometimes I wish I were a teacher so I had summers off too.
    Have a great weekend!

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

  14. Your days look so phenomenal! I absolutely LOVE Mistresses but none of my friends want to watch it. I'm glad someone shares this guilty pleasure lol, it's such a great show!

    xx | Steph @ The Lovely Essentials & Jenssen's Designs

  15. I love Ben H! I also love Ben Z. But then I also love Sean (Shawn?). Ugh. I'm so mad she's bringing Nick back but I don't think it'll last...hopefully not. I'm FREAKING out for this Monday's episode though. Bachelorette + McFlurrys = perfection!!

    Lauren Ashley

  16. Ben H. Is such a cutie!!!! I also really like Shawn and Jared. Jared for Bachelor all the way! How cute that the guys got you girls mc flurries!!! That's the sweetest surprise...pun intended. And I love your Harper ring. What an amazing way to incorporate your whole family on one finger!


  17. I love the Monday night tradition between you and your friends. And you can't go wrong with a McFlurry.

    Alexis @ Alexis Reliford

  18. Your porch is looking fabulous! And it's sooo sweet that your boys brought you girls back McFlurries!!

  19. So sweet! And those Mcflurries... Craving one right now!

    x Sarah

  20. lovely blog, nice Sunday!


  21. This is such a fun post idea. I'm glad you had a good week!

  22. I have not been able to get into the Bachelorette...but am loving Mistresses!


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