Friday, June 23, 2017

Friday No. 65

No. 1
Hi!! Long time no blog. We got back from vacation on Tuesday morning and have been recovering! I've written a few posts, but want to make sure I have stuff to post in the weeks ahead. :) So today's Friday post will probably be a little longer than usual.. catching up to speed on lots of random things!


First random thing being that my friend Tiffany hosted a dinner party for our home group a few weeks ago! (Ps. A few people have asked me about my home group so I might do a post on what it is and how we do things coming up!) This gathering was such a sweet time. Tiffany worked so hard on setting a festive table (it was supposed to be outside but poured rain!) and cooking delicious Italian for us. It was so great to just sit at the table with our people! Consider this my encouragement to have a dinner party.. so much fun!

No. 2 
We got Beau a water table and he LOVES it. It's great for encouraging him to toddle around, and he loves the water! It was something I wasn't dying to spend the $ on at the time.. but I'm so glad we did!

No. 3 
If you haven't tried Watermelon Mint Lemonade at Chick fil A.. consider this your public service announcement to go get one TODAY. I don't like any beverages.. like I literally drink something that's not water like 5 times a year! This drink will be doubling or maybe tripling my extra drink number!

No. 4 
When pulling out our camera to pack it last week, Ben snapped this quick pick of Beau and I cuddling and laughing together. I love it! 
No. 5 
We'll be out of the country for a few weeks coming up.. and I thought it would be fun to plan for a few guest posts while I'm gone. I already have a few things ready that I'll schedule, but if you're interested in throwing in a guest post, email me at victoriastrader9@gmail.com with your blog link, and what you would want to share on my blog! My criteria for selection is none other than fitting with the aesthetic and target audience of my blog, and that I haven't already committed to other people. :)

No. 6
I shared this one pan meal on instagram the other day and got a ton of questions! I just covered a cookie sheet in foil and put sweet potato, bell pepper, zucchini, onion, and chicken sausage on it. I tossed it in a little bit of olive oil and some seasonings (s+p, garlic powder, basil flakes) and baked on 400 degrees for 15 minutes, tossed it around, then cooked it for another 10 minutes. So easy and healthy and great for this time of year! 

While we're chatting food.. this boy has been LOVING trips to Trader Joe's lately! We were picking up some peonies for his future gf's baby shower ;)

We stopped at East Hampton Sandwich Company last week, and I got a lobster grilled cheese and watermelon and it was one of the best choices ever. :) 

No 7. 
We're not moving any time soon.. but the discussion of what's next for us is often on our lips. When we last moved, the decision of moving and where to go was made in just a day, so we're trying to think things through a little more this time. ;) We went and looked at some model homes and always have so fun discussing what we want for our next home. This whole house was a little too farmhousey for me, but we liked a lot of elements of the layout!

No. 8

PSA one of my favorite tops is now on sale! It runs a little big but I still got a small for room in the chest. I'd size down if that isn't an area you need space in. :) 


All of my Friday posts can be found here.



7 comments:

  1. I didn't do a Friday Favorites this week, but it's so funny because I literally have a picture exactly like yours of the watermelon lemonade on my phone for my next Friday Favorite! At first I was like, wait, how did she get my picture! lol The drink is so refreshing and different! Someone told me you could also change it so it wasn't lemonade, but rather tea, I want to try that next!

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  2. Tray dinners are my favorite! Such an easy way to have a simple and delicious meal :)

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  3. We have twin girls who are almost 9 months old. I debated a water table this summer, but decided to wait until next year...or possibly later this summer. I know they would love it! We make a similar sheet pan dinner but with red potatoes...so easy and delish! Happy Weekending! (Found your blog through our mutual blog friend Sarah!)

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  4. I love Chick-fil-A's watermelon mint lemonade; so good! And we have that water table and love it!

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  5. I love Chick-fil-a lemonade so much (SO MUCH), but I found the watermelon version to be a little too sweet! Might have to try it again...

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  6. That kitchen you showed is so pretty! We're planning on building in 2-3 years so I'm always looking for inspiration from everywhere :)

    xoxo, SS

    www.SouthernAndStyle.com

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  7. I love that kitchen-open concepts and big islands are my jam! I may be making that dinner you shared-so easy and I struggle SO MUCH with making sure my boys (the big man child included) eat enough veggies!

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