Friday, February 28, 2020

Friday Favorites

I thought I would do a post with some things I'm loving right now.


Melanie Shankle has a new book out this week and her books are always my favorites.  Collections of funny stories and easy to read - I just love how she writes and they are a quick and easy read which is what I need in my life.  You will love ON THE BRIGHT SIDE! 



I got these Steve Madden sneakers and they are so unlike me but my feet always hurt and I'm tired of wearing boots so I thought funky sneakers might be fun.  I love the gold and snake skin and I wear them all the time! They are very comfortable.  


Have you had these? I grabbed them off an endcap at Walmart the other day and they are SO addictive!!!! My new favorite snack.  






Last night we had Tacos and Testimonies at church and it was so good (I will write more about it later) but Laurie shared this video and it's SOOOOO good.  I love the song but this video will make you WEEP!


A few months ago I found these Buddha girl bracelets but they were a little too pricey for me so a friend found me a dupe and I LOVE them. I have worn them every day since.  

That's just a few of the things I'm loving these days! Hope your weekend is great! 

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

A bunch of random

Here's a little bit of random stuff for Tuesday.  


Milli had a little Poop issue last week.  We had to take her to the vet.  $100 later and she was just fine.  ha! People keep asking me to post about having a puppy and how to train them and all I can really say is Don't Do It.  Or at least pray REAL HARD before you get one. ha! She's cute and I know we will love her in our family for years to come but I just wasn't prepared for how much work she would be.  Just when my kids all got pretty independent and life was getting easier - BOOM.  It's like I had twin toddlers all again.  


Harper went to a sleepover birthday party with one of her besties Friday night.  She spent the night with her the Sunday night before that too.  She has been gone a lot to friends' houses and it's so weird to just have Hollis and WH at home.  


I keep telling them this is what it will be like when Harper goes to college.  At least they still like onesie pj's. ha! 


Hollis had a roller skating party Saturday.  She had SO much fun! I love roller skating - I was a little jealous! 


The rest of us went to get Will Holden shoes and shin guards because he starts soccer this Saturday which should be entertaining.  Harper and I stopped off at the mall because she had a gift card to spend.  I love that she is at an age where she enjoys shopping.  I wish we got more time just the two of us to shop.  


Hollis and one of her sweet friends at the party.  


Sundays right now we spend almost all day at church.  The kids are in a spring musical and they both have solos so they have to be back at 3 in the afternoon and then I teach GA's so we don't get home until after 6.  It's all a lot of fun! 


Look how much Milli has grown in 2 months! 


Last night my friend Susan spoke at a women's event about 30 miles away so I went with her.  They had salad and a baked potato bar which I thought was such a great idea.  Ladies broth desserts and they looked amazing! 



It was a great night and I always love spending time with Susan and this was at my friend Sharon's church.  Her mom rode with us and we had the best time! 

This is a crazy busy week for me! Everything kind of fell into one week.  And then it will be MARCH! 

Monday, February 24, 2020

Playing Tourist

Bentonville is constantly growing and changing.  We have so many new things coming in.  We played a little tourist on a staycation in the last week.  


Monday the kids were out of school.  Harper spent the night and day at a friends' house so I took the other two to do a few things.  


We went to the 8th street market to eat lunch.  This was an old warehouse/factory and they have turned it into a cool spot with a bunch of restaurants.  They also have food trucks parked outside.  


It's all very artsy and unique.  



Most of it is made up of The Holler.  It's a super cool gathering spot.  A lot of people go to work or have meetings.  They have a huge shuffleboard court which people love.  And a coffee bar.  And food.  


We ate lunch and it was really good.  





I had to get a latte before I left.  It's just such a neat space! 


Later that afternoon we popped in for ice cream at Spark cafe.  This is a walmart themed old fashioned soda shoppe.  It's so good and the ice cream is super cheap! 


Later in the week we went to the Bentonville library to get books.  Hollis is on a reading binge.  


Bentonville is home to Crystal Bridges which is an INCREDIBLE american art museum funded by the Walton family.  And they just turned an old Kraft cheese factory into a modern art museum.  It's called the Momentary and it just opened Saturday.  I got invited to check it out on Friday morning.  


They have an Onyx coffee that is all pink and it's so neat.  


Laurie matched it! 




We had so much fun touring around the art.  Laurie was an art major and an art teacher so she loves art.  



The art was very modern and different but it was neat to visit.  It's a must stop in Bentonville! And you can park at the 8th street market and just walk over.  




We walked over to 8th street and ate at ye-yo's which is Mexican food.  It's delicious if you are in town and need a spot.  

Bentonville was just a very small town when I moved here 25 years.  We had NOTHING.  And I mean NOTHING.  It has grown and changed so much and it's crazy all the neat stuff we have to see and do.  Come and visit! I will roll out the welcome wagon for you!