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Friday, July 24, 2015

Five Loves on Friday


Happy Friday!  I hope you've enjoyed a great week! I'm looking forward to sharing the highlights from mine with you now.  It's Five Loves time!

1.  Family Time

After a decade of sharing a bedroom our girls are getting their own rooms!  My dad helped Jason with some home renovations last weekend to make this possible.  (Thanks again, Dad!)  While the guys were hard at work, my mom joined the girls and I for a Friday evening in chatting, and a Saturday afternoon of shopping!  We enjoyed the extra time with my parents and appreciate their continued support in always lending a hand in any way they can!  Hooray for sweet family!

Gathering around the table with family and food is always such fun!  Princess got this first framed print in honor of the lullaby Grandma Kathy sang to her as a child, "You are my Sunshine".  Grandma bought Little One this My Little Pony canvas for her new space.  Originally $30 it was marked down to $6 - such a bargain!   It was a wonderful and very productive weekend!



2. Golden Goodness

You saw the first piece of decor for Princess' new room above.  That gorgeous gold lettering inspired our entire shopping spree to fill her new space with all things fabulous!  Everything I bought her was on sale a whopping 50% off at Hobby Lobby! 

Hobby Lobby sales are the BEST! I didn't pay more than $12.50 for anything we bought!  I have to admit I sorta wish this was all going in my own bedroom! HA!!  Swooning over every last item purchased!  SO EXCITED for her and LOVE my girl's style! Looking forward to helping Little One decorate her new space soon too!



3.  Mommy/Daughter Day

Princess spent a day/night with her Great Aunt Ednah this week helping her out with some cleaning and organization around her house.  Meanwhile, Little One and I soaked up the rare one on one time together!  If you follow on Instagram you already know that we returned to Hobby Lobby and Dollar Tree!  What can I say, we love to shop til we drop or until I've dropped too much money at any one store. ;)

Little One is such a fun shopping buddy!  To see some more of her silliness, pop over to Insta.  Bottom Left Photo:  Goodies from Dollar Tree - a TY Beanie Ball "Brittany" from Alvin and the Chipmunks // Bottom Right Photo:  Her Hobby Lobby Haul -  flower, bright bird from the spring section, play glasses to decorate, panda sleep mask (that I keep telling her we should remove the ears from and add a black line between the eyes to transform it to a Baymax mask ;))


I'm SO glad that we went back to good ol' Hobby Lobby, because they just put all their "Spring Shop" stuff on sale for 80% off that morning!  Let me tell you, I wanted to just throw my arms out and sweep ALL that cheery goodness into my cart (or carts if necessary), but I did show some self control.  Wanna see what made it's way home with me?


I did get a couple more things that I plan to work into my home decor.  I'll share those a bit later. ;)

Themed Lunch Fun
...because shopping works up an appetite!

Little One asked if we could go to Dollar Tree especially for the TY Beanie Ball "Brittany" that we'd seen there over the weekend.  We borrowed Alvin and the Chipmunks Chipwrecked from my parents, and at her request we picked up Long John Silvers.  We had our own little pretend private island fun with this flick and lunch!  

Lil' Pirates Meal + Chipwrecked = Fun Lunchtime!  How could she resist trying out her new fuzzy panda sleep mask too?  {However, no nap was in sight. ...Although her mama is always up for one of those!}



4.  Our Biggest Bicycle Adventure Yet!

I didn't get all the one-on-one fun with Little One.  We enjoyed a fantastic family night as a Platt trio too!  We hopped on our bikes for our longest family bike ride to date, 6.62 miles of family fun! SO MUCH FUN!




5.  Happy Mail

My Target Beauty Boxes Arrived!

Head of the Class Beauty Box:  wet n wild Max Volume Plus Mascara, Herbal Essences Wild Naturals Illuminating Dry Oil Spray, Yes To Cucumbers 10-Count Wipes, Hollywood Fashion Tape, CoverGirl Coloricious Lip Gloss, Goody Ouchless elastics, Bathery Pumice Stone

Honor Roll Beauty Box:  Bathery Delicate Pouf, CoverGirl Outlast All-Day Primer, Olay White Strawberry Body Wash, NYX Butter Gloss Strawberry Parfait, John Frieda Luxurious Volume 7-Day Treatment, Burt's Bees White Tea Facial Wipes, Goody Ouchless elastics

These Target Beauty Boxes were  just $5 each!  I'm so glad that I ordered both as they were such a value!  I look forward to putting all of these fun products to good use.  

I do my best to publish a post here the morning Target.com releases these boxes for sale as they sell out fast!  I'll be on the look out for their fall beauty box, and will let you know here when I see its sale go live!

Another fun box that hit my front porch this past week was my very first influenster box! WOOHOO!

I received this FREE for testing purposes and can't wait to share its contents with you soon!



Thanks so much for stopping by my lit'l nook of the blogosphere today! It makes my heart happy to have you here!  Have a beautiful weekend!


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22 comments:

  1. Brenda, loving the theme going here . . . shopping! As you know, one-on-one dates are the best with our kids. Exploring sales and hunting for bargains is still our favorite thing to do. So happy to see other people's parents lending helping hands in the daily lives of their adult children. Enjoy your weekend.

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  2. What a great week! I love all of those gold accents for the bedroom - she certainly has a great sense of style! And wow, I seriously can't believe those amazing Target boxes...that price cannot be beat! I'll have to try to snag one the next time they come around!

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  3. Oh wow I'm loving the inspiration for her room - it's going to be fabulous!! You always have the best beauty boxes!! Hope you have a great weekend!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  4. I wish we had a Hobby Lobby closer because I would totally go get some of those awesome gold prints. My office has touches of gold in it and I am always looking for more :) Looks like you have a wonderful week! Such fun family time! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    Alexis @ www.chemistrycachet.com

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  5. Looks like it was a great week!! Those prints are SO pretty, love the gold so much!! Those Target boxes look amazing too, looking forward to hearing your review on them!! :-) I hope that you and your family have a wonderful weekend and enjoy some more fun together!!

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  6. I don't think I have a Hobby Lobby near me! You picked up some great stuff! It looks like you had such a fun week with your daughters! And yes to your idea about turning that panda max into a Baymax mask!!!

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  7. Love he new decor for the girls and their new bedroom space! Hobby Lobby has the best and most affordable decor! I bet the girls are thrilled!!

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  8. Family time and Hob lob love!!!!! Love our great minds that think so alike! ;)
    Hugging you!!! xxxxx

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  9. Those Target boxes look great!! Can't wait to see what was inside the Voxbox :) Your daughter's room is going to look amazing! I love everything she chose. Have a great weekend!

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  10. Fun stuff! You've got the right idea with your shopping/chat time while the men do manly home improvement projects. Living the dream! :) That honor roll box is awesome - what a deal! Have a great weekend, friend!

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  11. Love all your Hobby Lobby finds! Her room is going to look fabulous! I need to make a trip to Hobby Lobby soon. Every time I think to go, it's a Sunday - I so wish they were open on Sundays! Have a wonderful weekend, Brenda!

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  12. All the shopping!! So fun going to Hobby Lobby. I wish ours was just a wee bit closer. That is a new adventure getting their own spaces. I mean I'm an only child so I don't really know, but I'd imagine with age they'd each want their own little sanctum.

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  13. Oh my!! I picked up some of the Ty beanies but they weren't chipmunks! Looks like such a cute room in the making!! I now need to go to hobby lobby!!

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  14. Family time rocks!!! And so does redecorating! How fun!!! Xx

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  15. So many fun things!!! I love all those gold accessories you found at Hobby Lobby! How perfect for her bedroom! Or my family room ;) Either way! I'm such a sucker for good ol' family time around the table. I wish I lived close enough to either of our families for fun times together. How delightful!! Hope you all have a delightful weekend! HUGS!

    Katie @ Cup of Tea

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  16. What a beautiful family you have!! And seriously with that Hobby Lobby haul? So awesome...wish we had that where I live. I also got the sunshine VoxBox..some fun stuff!!

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  17. What a great week! I ordered one of the Target boxes. They are such a great value. I can't wait to hear about your VoxBox. It's been a little while since I received one.

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  18. So much goodness in this post!! Yay for the girls getting their own rooms, decorating and time with family!! I lived hours away from Hobby Lobby for so long that I forget we have one only 20 minutes away now! You've reminded me how amazing that store is and I really need to start going back! You scored some AMAZING deals!!

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  19. I love the Platts! You are all a fun bunch! ;)
    We finally got a Hobby Lobby near my work, but I've been waiting for all the hoopla to die down before I pop over there.
    Looks like, yet again, you got really good deals on everything! I bet the girls are super excited to decorate their very own rooms!

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  20. Love hobby lobby! I have to control myself there. I just had some mother/daughter time with my mom this past weekend. it was great, I'm sure yours was too. I always think it's nice to have that, especially now that I'm a mother. That's so nice y'all exercise together, definitely something I want to do when Sophie gets older. I hope you had a wonderful weekend!

    liz @ sundays with sophie

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  21. It looks like you had a great mother-daughter day. And I love a good theme meal!

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  22. I'm excited to review both of the beauty boxes from Target! It looks like you all had a great time shopping and found some awesome deals! And yay for the bicycles!!!

    Tif
    www.brightonabudget.com

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