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Life Lately- What Happened to July? {7.25.17}

Happy last full week of July- can you believe it? This month has flown by but we have been enjoying every minute of it. Soon it’ll be stricter school schedules and cold weather, but for now, we’re all about finding ways to keep cool and that usually means squeezing in all the water activities and family time we can!

First, before I get down to business, be sure to check out two fun interviews that went up this month. The first is with Brian, titled Why Limit Happy to an Hour and the second one is with Nicole, titled Hola and Hey Mon! Both interviews are unique and genuine and I just love all the inspiring chiclets of information in these great stories.

Well like I mentioned we sure sought out the best ways to stay cool.

My daughter showed us all how to live the summer dream- eating Doritos poolside in a bathing suit. I mean, I hope she’s always confident enough to indulge while she’s hanging out in her bathing suit.We dusted off our water table and brought it out for an entire evening of fun complete with ice cream on the porch! We threw every bath toy we own in there just in case you’re wondering!A snow cone truck visited my son’s school; I pulled up to this!My husband and I squeezed in a date night. Somehow the only picture I took was of this monstrous margarita- yum! It’s from Frida’s Mexican Restaurante.We dressed up as princesses and ate more cold food items.We also squeezed in a couple of game nights with my oldest. We also found ourselves searching high and low for potted plants.And I made it to a girl’s night at Loflin Yard for Dinner Club. Isn’t this drink (titled Battle of the Greensward) and this cheese plate so pretty! All the cocktails have funny or local names! The food menu is pictured below in case you’re local and want a sneak peak. We had the street corn and the chicken wings in addition to that cheese plate- so yummy!

We rounded out July with a stay-cation in downtown Memphis where we rode the hotel escalator 20.5 million times (complete with serious bedhead), made important phone calls and visited two of our favorite eateries, Rendezvous (for dinner) a famous Memphis BBQ institution and The Arcade (for breakfast) where we sat in the Elvis booth (Elvis was a regular at one time; people kept coming over to the booth while we were eating to get a glimpse). My daughter had her first biscuit and jelly and I think it’s safe to say she was in heaven.

Finally, after church one night, my son and I visited the field of Sunflowers. They’re huge and the sun was setting over them when we arrived.

And that wraps up our July! I hope you’re having a wonderful month. If you’re looking to get organized, be sure to check out this post! And stay tuned for What’s Up Wednesday and Friday Favorites this week.

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6 Comments

  • Reply Harrys Honest Mummy July 25, 2017 at 4:51 pm

    Wow, jam packed full of fun and treats for you and for your children. I love that photo of your son with the bucket on his head whilst sat in the trolley 😁😁 and escalators are just magnets for kids aren’t they!? #twinklytuesday

  • Reply Trista @ The Classy Chaos July 25, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    I am loving that pic with the pit on his head!! That’s so real life parenting. Sounds like an amazing month! It is hard to believe it’s already basically come and gone.

  • Reply maria August 8, 2017 at 9:56 am

    Aww wow fab pictures hun! Looks like you had a great month! Where did you buy that outdoor water plaything? #twinklytuesday

    • Reply Ashley August 8, 2017 at 6:16 pm

      Thanks for stopping by! We got it a while back at Amazon or Target. It is called the Little Tikes Spiralin’ Seas Water Table and I just found it on the Toys R Us site too.

  • Reply Mackenzie Glanville August 8, 2017 at 7:59 pm

    gorgeous pics, looks like loads of fun, the sunflowers are so beautiful and huge!!!! Love you to stop by some time and link up with me at reflectionsfromme.com if you would like too.

    • Reply Ashley August 9, 2017 at 7:59 am

      Thanks for stopping by! I’ll take a look!

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