How can it be July tomorrow? This is the first full week that my kids are out of school and we started swim lessons this morning. So why does it feel like summer is moving SO fast! I’m praying it slows down a little so we can really enjoy it before we start school again. So here is the cool stuff I am loving this month. I already shared this on Instagram, but my parents bought me the BEST TEA POT EVER!! You may remember that I had originally seen this Ronald Reagan wonder on my trip to New York but when it was over $100, I had to walk away. My mom started to do some research and found it online for a much more reasonable price!
So one day, she and my dad showed up with my new tea-pot as a surprise. They are pretty great parents, aren’t they? And this tea-pot!? I mean, my kids are a little freaked out by it but it now has a place on our mantle above the fireplace…
Kristin gave me this awesome little porcelain You Rock tray! I love it. The colors are super fun and the sides are a little bit wavy making it whimsical. It sites right next to my bed on my nightstand and I keep my chapstick and stray hair bands in it. I love that it is practical but super cute at the same time!! Such a cute gift idea!
I heart wine, you guys! I’m starting to branch out a little bit and try some new whites. I’m partial to my Sauvignon Blanc but I know that I enjoy Pinot Grigio so I’m trying to go out of my comfort zone and try some new ones. And of course I had to pick up this bottle with the heart on it. Find it here. SO cute!
We had a great Father’s Day barbecue at my sister and brother-in-law’s house. The kids swam, we ate great food and then the kids orchestrated a dance off. It was the best. They even threw down a challenge: kid’s against my husband and brother-in-law. A freaking riot! It was so funny, the kids had a blast and it was the perfect way to wind down a great day!
I’ve complained about how hard my husband is to shop for before but this year I found some pretty fun gifts for Father’s Day. I commissioned a custom poem for him from The Poem Store. I found out about Jacqueline Suskin via Xenia when she instagrammed about her a while back. I bookmarked it and knew that Father’s Day would be the perfect time to try it out. I love how this turned out. And you name your own price so you pay what you can. My husband keeps this in his wallet which is awesome.
Whenever I have a quick minute I like to pop in to Urban Outfitters and see what the cool kid’s are in to. I found this awesome 6 pack cooler in the clearance section for $1.99. Of course I had to have it. I really need to go back and see if they have more. I could fill this with fun summer items and give it as an end of the year teacher gift (my son’s teacher is pretty cool). And this picture doesn’t do it justice. It’s bright! Just how I like it.