Friday Favorites: Summer, Bubbles, & Reading

Sharing Friday Favorites from the Week

Hooray for Friday and some Friday favorites! After another rainy week, we are ready for some sunshine today! Even in the rain, we were able to have some summer fun with bubbles and reading.

Whether it is a favorite product, blog post, or moment, I love to share the joy with you. Hit pause today and look back on your own week and reflect on the good that has happened!

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Summer Fun
Even though it has been a rainy summer, we have been enjoying our summer. Having one fun activity planned for each day has definitely been helpful. Although we do not always do an activity, it helps having a list of options ready. The kids have been enjoying playing together as well and are constantly either playing a superhero game or indulging in their sister and playing house together. One of our favorite activities this past week, was playing with big bubbles. We made our own bubble solution using 2 gallons hot water, 1/4 cup glycerin, and 1 cup Dawn Dish Soap. Using straws and yarn we made some simple bubble wands.

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My friend mentioned she was reading a good book called Wool and it sounded really interesting. So I checked it out from the library and have been reading it. It is a digital copy and I realize I really don’t like reading fiction on my kindle. For some reason it doesn’t bother me with nonfiction. Anyways, I am loving this book!


Face Lotion
Right now I am trying out Loreal Revitalift lotion. I received the product in exchange for my honest review. So let’s see how it goes! I just started using it this week! Stay tuned for an update in 2 weeks.

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My Lift-the-Flap Bible Stories
My 5 year old loves a lift-the-flap book. It is one of his favorite kind of books. He also has been loving reading different Bible stories. We love going through his Lift-the-Flap Bible stories book. It is full of flaps to flip and stories to remind him of God’s love. Today, we are partnering with Tommy Nelson and giving away a copy! Hooray! Just enter below!


Huffington Post
It is a privilege to be able to contribute to Huffington Post. Earlier this week I shared a post about tips for summertime.  Sometimes I forget that what I do with writing and blogging is actually a job. There are lists of things to do, posts to write, brands to work with. It is a constant learning process but one that I absolutely love.


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  • Reply Jenna

    Lift-flap books are always a favorite. Those bubbles look like so much fun. Have a great weekend!

    June 23, 2017 at 9:06 am
    • Reply Keri

      Thanks you too!!

      June 24, 2017 at 9:38 am
  • Reply Kiara

    Awww I want to try some lift flap books with my daughter. The bubbles look like much fun! And I enjoy reading on my kindle. Happy Friday

    June 23, 2017 at 9:31 am
    • Reply Keri

      I bet she would love them! I do have to say the Kindle is great for at night- no need for a light!

      June 24, 2017 at 9:38 am
  • Reply Holly

    Thanks for the book recommendation! I am leaving for vacation next week and ‘find books to read’ is on my list for this weekend. The lift the flap book also looks great- my daughter would love that!

    June 23, 2017 at 9:46 am
    • Reply Keri

      Great! I hope you have a great vacation!!

      June 24, 2017 at 9:39 am
  • Reply Corey | The Nostalgia Diaries

    Oh, big bubbles always provide endless hours of entertainment! 🙂 I’ve heard great things about Revitalift!

    June 23, 2017 at 11:12 am
    • Reply Keri

      Yes!!! I’m hoping it works well, it’s different than I usually use

      June 24, 2017 at 9:35 am
  • Reply Alexandra

    My son has a lift flap Bible that he loves! I’ll have to add Wool to my to-read list- always on the lookout for new books! 😊

    June 23, 2017 at 1:01 pm
    • Reply Keri

      They are such fun Bibles! I hope you like it!

      June 24, 2017 at 9:37 am
  • Reply Becky

    Bubbles are always a win! My littlest loves lift the flap books!

    June 23, 2017 at 2:18 pm
    • Reply Keri

      Yes they are- awww they are perfect for kids!

      June 24, 2017 at 9:37 am
  • Reply Christine C

    Bubbles and reading! What great ways to spend summer days!

    June 23, 2017 at 2:55 pm
    • Reply Keri

      For sure- the best of ways!

      June 24, 2017 at 9:34 am
  • Reply Samantha Carter

    My little one has become obsessed with popping bubble with a plastic badminton racquet this week. I so wish I had her creativity! We’ve also been loving homemade popsicles and experimenting with new ingredients!

    June 23, 2017 at 7:13 pm
    • Reply Keri

      That is really a great idea! Oh yum! We love homemade Popsicles! What all do you put in them?

      June 24, 2017 at 9:34 am
  • Reply Summer @ Coffee With Summer

    Bubbles are fun at any age, I’m convinced!

    June 23, 2017 at 7:40 pm
    • Reply Keri

      I would have to agree Summer!

      June 24, 2017 at 9:33 am
  • Reply Terryn

    Your 4 year old is adorable! I totally need to make those bubbles with my kids. I love your idea of one planned activity a day. It keeps the boredom away but is doable enough for even hot days.

    June 23, 2017 at 7:54 pm
    • Reply Keri

      Thank you Terryn! Yes we need activities for those day! I think the humidity finally is here

      June 24, 2017 at 9:32 am
  • Reply Rose

    Having a list of summer activity options is such a great idea! Off to check out the book.

    June 23, 2017 at 9:02 pm
    • Reply Keri

      It is definitely helping! I think the book may be the first of a series. Enjoy!

      June 24, 2017 at 9:32 am
  • Reply Mistle

    I love bubbles!!! It looks like an absolute blast!!! I have been meaning to get in some reading soon. Face lotion is always a good thing!

    June 23, 2017 at 9:50 pm
    • Reply Keri

      They were fun!!! My son did better with them than me! Hahahaha! It’s tricky to get it just right when no wind. Have a great weekend!

      June 24, 2017 at 9:31 am
  • Reply Ashley

    My daughter loves the lift-a-flap books, as well 🙂 Anything you can mess with they love! Can’t wait to see how you like the face lotion, I am looking for a new one!

    June 24, 2017 at 1:10 pm
    • Reply Keri

      Thanks Ashley! I also have some Beautycounter on deck to try so curious to see how that will be! Have a great day!

      June 25, 2017 at 8:54 pm
  • Reply Danielle @ A Sprinkle of Joy

    Such a fun week! I totally need to try out that bubble mix! And I love reading any books with my kids. 🙂

    June 24, 2017 at 8:35 pm
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