{Friday Link Ups} Holt Family Staycations & Holiday Sales

Happy Friday, girls! As mentioned last Friday, Kevin was off all last week and the majority of this week so we enjoyed a little staycation here in NC. Over the last ten days or so, we have soaked up Kevin's time at home and have filled our days with as much fun as possible. Since I've been a little MIA this week and last, I thought I'd give you a little run down of how we have spent our staycation! If you missed my weekend recap, you can check it out here. It's pretty much the introduction to this post...

{1} Tweetsie Railroad
On Monday, Kevin, Harper, and I headed to Boone, NC with my in-laws to take Harper to Tweetsie Railroad. I haven't been since I was a kid so I wasn't quite sure of what to expect when we arrived. But all I can say is it met every single expectation I ever had and Harper loved every minute of our time there. I have a full post recapping our trip lined up for next week, but until then, I'll share just a few pictures from our amazing day!

{2} Day Dates
On Tuesday, after dropping Harper off at daycare, Kevin and I had another little day date. We started off our morning with breakfast at PG's; a local breakfast spot that we like to frequent. Afterwards we headed home to get ready to head to Greensboro. We ended up heading to the movies to see Max. I give it two thumbs up but be sure to carry some Kleenex with you. I cried from the beginning to the end! To finish up our little day date, we grabbed a late lunch at Steak and Shake, picked up some doughnuts from Krispy Kreme, and made a Target run. Could there be another more perfect ending to a day date?!

{3} Girls' Night
Since Kevin was off, he graciously volunteered to watch Harper Tuesday night so I could get in some quality time with my favorite girls. So on Tuesday night after a quick dinner, me and my friends Brittni and Brooke headed to the movies to catch the new Magic Mike movie. I'd like to say it was great but I was a little disappointed. But I won't say don't go see it. Channing Tatum will still make it worth it (;

{4} A Long, Overdue Play Date
Yesterday, Harper and I headed to High Point, NC to meet up with my friend Brenda, who blogs at Triple Braided Life, and her daughter, Ella Grace for a little play date. We spent the majority of our morning at their house and didn't end up leaving until shortly after lunch. Watching Harper and Ella Grace play together made me long for the day we have another little member in the Holt family. As much as I'd love to have a child of each sex, having another little girl for Harper to grow up and be best friends with would definitely not disappoint this little mama. 

{5} Fourth of July Sales
It's no secret that I love holidays. Holidays rock for two reasons. The first being they provide an excuse to get together with friends and family and bond over food. The second being that they always bring great sales. And can I just say ladies, I have racked up on the sales this week thanks to Old Navy's 40% off sale. I ended up grabbing five dresses from Old Navy for less than $75! I mean seriously! I fell in love with this dress in the store and ended up ordering it online in three different colors (black, flaming tulip, and the white/black stripe for those of you wondering)! I also snatched up this little number in cobalt blue (which happens to now be sold out) and grabbed up another coral dress for just $9! Unfortunately, it's also sold out. But if you haven't caught Old Navy's bombshell of a sale, hop over there now! Use code goldmine for 40% off and free shipping for orders over $25!

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  1. I saw Max on Wednesday, and it is definitely a tear jerker:( Loved that dog so much. That scene at the funeral? I almost lost my mind - especially since that part was based on a true story. Side note: the brother that played Kyle. Who was he? I know I've seen him somewhere. Any ideas?

    LOVING your Old Navy finds. That dress looks like something easy breezy for running summer errands, etc. Love!

  2. Sounds like your stacation was an absolute success, and your day date is so cute! I'm going to see Magic Mike with a friend tonigh and we've both heard it's disappointing but I don't care! Must. See. Movie.

    Southern Belle Secrets

  3. Aww sounds like so much fun!
    I cant wait to settle down and do these kinds of things.

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

  4. What a great week! I love day dates when I get them. Honestly can't wait to be in the same city with my boyfriend so we can run errands together!

  5. Sometimes Staycations can be the best vacations :) I love to go exploring at home and just get away a little.

    Annie // Annie N Belle

  6. I'm going to see Magic Mike soon! The first one was hilarious haha. No shame at all! Sounds like you had so much fun :)

    Alessandra | blog.pumpup.com

  7. Staycations can be just as fun and exciting as going away. I plan on seeing Magic Mike as well. Have fun and enjoy your weekend.

    xoxo, Danielle

  8. So cute! Looks like fun!


  9. I love Tweetsy! It's so much fun. I'm glad your enjoyed yourself.

    Mikayla | A Seersucker State of Mind.

  10. We spent Monday at the zoo #familytime too, really cute, I am just looking forward to more time with the family on the 4th

  11. This sounds like an amazing stay cation-love that you were able to squeeze in shopping, a girls' night, a date and a play date! Woot!!!

  12. This sounds amaziiinnnggg. Happy weekend!!!

  13. That day date sounds like SO much fun and ending it with Target perrrrrfect! I want to go see Magic Mike I just have to see if I can get some girls together! :) I love your week so much fun!

  14. Stay cations are my favorite! Sounds amazing. Happy Saturday!
    The Fashionista's Diary

  15. Staycations are amazing! Love that y'all had such an active one :)

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

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  17. Love staycations! I accidentally had one last week because I didn't pick up any shifts at work! Oops but also great!

  18. I cannot get over how CUTE you and your hubs are together! Such a beautiful family.

    Coming Up Roses

  19. I love staycations! Looks like you had a great time!

  20. Tweetsie Railroad looks absolutely precious! What a great place for families :)

  21. Day dates and 4th of July sales are always the best!

  22. Looks like a great time! And Tweetsie Railroad looks awesome--I want to go haha

    Julia | Pennies & Paper


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