Friday Favorites: Back to School Edition

Hooray for Friday Favorites back to school edition. This week has flown by and now here we are ready for a three day weekend! Our rainy days are gone as we have entered into some hot and humid days, which I do not mind at all!   Ready to hear some Friday Favorites?

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Beach Day
I had a great idea to invite a bunch of friends to head to the local waterpark this week. The one that is little kid friendly is about 30 minutes away so we loaded up and headed that way only to find out it was closed since it was back to school week! Since we were already over that way and right by the beach, we decided to change plans and head to the beach. It was my first time this summer with all three kids by myself at the beach and was a success! I’m sure it helped having my friends there and their kids to swim and have fun with my kids. It was such a fun day and reminded me of the importance of getting out of my house and doing things! I can get so caught up in our routines, that I forget to savor and enjoy these days!


Back to School
The boys started back to school yesterday! We are slowly getting back into the routine of things and enjoying the structure. The little years fly by, mamas. I know they may not seem like they do, but trust me, they do. I have two more years with my daughter before she heads to school so I am savoring every single second with her! Side Note: I saw this adorable felt princess idea and know we need to make these this fall! 

Today, I am hosting a giveaway for the adorable school sign from Time Snap Shop. Hop on over to Instagram anytime after 8am EST to enter! 


Solar Eclipse

We have a three day weekend because of the solar eclipse! Charleston is one of the cities that will experience the total solar eclipse so they cancelled school for the day! My husband tells me that he has read there are going to be millions of people here this weekend, so as much as I wanted a beach day this weekend, we may be staying around home.  There are countless parties and gatherings all over town for the eclipse. It has been interesting to watch. Our local library had the cutest craft this week for the kids focused on the solar eclipse so we are enjoying the excitement leading up to the moment!


Since I was in fifth grade, I have had to wear glasses. In high school, I started using contacts, but still having glasses for the evening and back up. A good pair of eyeglasses is key so when I found out I could get glasses online, I was super excited! Shopping with has made the process so easy. You can also get prescription sunglasses! 

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Posts from the Week

How I Use My Simplified Planner

5 Ways to Get Organized for Back to School 

Get Your Morning Started Right as a Stay At Home Mom

I hope you have a wonderful Friday! Share some of your Friday favorites in the comments below! Let’s choose to find the good in every day moments! 

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  • Reply Jenna

    I am going to have to check out the blogging course. Thank you so much for the recommendation. I am ready to dig a little deeper and learn more. I feel like my first year was all about getting my feet wet and now I am wanting to learn more. I love the solar eclipse project. Those first day of school pictures are precious. I hope you have a great weekend!

    August 18, 2017 at 3:07 pm
    • Reply Keri

      It is really fun learning more and more about blogging! I think each year I dive in a little more. Thanks so much! Have a great day!

      August 22, 2017 at 9:37 pm
  • Reply Nicole Kauffman

    So awesome you will be able to view the total eclipse! And love the glasses, I’m going to have to check that site out! I desperately need some new glasses lol

    August 21, 2017 at 9:17 am
    • Reply Keri

      You will love the glasses site, super easy to use. Well sadly it was storming right where we were but we still got to experience some of it!

      August 22, 2017 at 9:37 pm
  • Reply Vanessa

    How fun!! Back to school time for us (first time) Its been super exciting!!

    August 21, 2017 at 9:24 am
    • Reply Keri

      I hope it is a great start to the year!!

      August 22, 2017 at 9:36 pm
  • Reply Alyx

    Hmm is the blogging course still good even if I’m not a mom??? Needing some enrichment when it comes to blogging.

    Can’t believe it’s already back-to-school! Luckily I didn’t notice too much of a change in my morning commute!

    August 21, 2017 at 9:42 am
    • Reply Keri

      I know some of the girls in the group are not moms. It really is good for any blogger. That is good! Traffic always gets crazier here with school back in session.

      August 22, 2017 at 9:35 pm
  • Reply Becky

    Your glasses look cute! We’re back to school this week!

    August 21, 2017 at 3:40 pm
    • Reply Keri

      Thanks Becky! Hope you are having a good start to the year!

      August 22, 2017 at 9:34 pm
  • Reply Corey | The Nostalgia Diaries

    Love the eclipse craft you made. Watched it here a little bit ago in Denver – how was it there? I heard it was going to be cloudy!

    August 21, 2017 at 3:53 pm
    • Reply Keri

      All of Charleston had amazing views except right where we are! It was storming. But we did get to experience it turning totally dark outside which was neat.

      August 22, 2017 at 9:34 pm
  • Reply Marie Ndiaye

    I like your Friday favorites theme — so fun! I might check out that blogging course — I’m a month in with my blog and am feeling a little underwhelmed.

    August 21, 2017 at 6:42 pm
    • Reply Keri

      I understand. I am constantly learning with blogging so many things. It can be challenging!

      August 22, 2017 at 9:33 pm
  • Reply Sumer | Grace, Giggles & Naptime

    LOVE your Eclipse craft and love those TimeSnap back-to-school signs!! We finally get to use ours next week!!

    August 21, 2017 at 7:24 pm
    • Reply Keri

      Yay!!! Enjoy!!! Yes, we loved that craft- so simple and fun!!

      August 22, 2017 at 9:33 pm

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