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Five on Friday…Easter Weekend

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April 18, 2014

One. I am SO thankful Easter is finally here…time to get rid of all the chocolate bunnies and eggs that have taken over my house, we can “hunt” for eggs with the family after church on Sunday and stock up on my toys and such that we absolutely need (sarcasm friends, sarcasm), and we are destined to see scary bunnies everywhere. My grandparents joked that they almost bought the girls ducks at the co-op the other day and I am SO thankful they were able to walk away. And yes, as a child, they totally bought me and my cousin bunnies for Easter one year…they lasted a long time I promise ;).

Two. Two more days and then this mama is going shopping…yes, I know I can go without it because I have done it for 40 days, but that’s long enough in my book and I’ve already got my eye on some new purchases that will be mine. If you see me out on Sunday, you better stay away because I’ve got places to go and items to buy!

mama needs these
mama needs these by trixietat

Three. As of yesterday, we are at the one month countdown until our annual family beach vacation. I am so excited I am like a kid on Christmas just thinking about all the fun that’s in store…endless amounts of seafood, adult beverages all day, quality time with my favorite people in the world, a beach shoot with a local photographer for new pictures, and real sun (not just the spray sun I am so fond of). It cannot come soon enough!! Rosemary Beach, here we come. 
Four. Coffee Talk. I SO appreciated all of your kind words of affirmation and encouragement in regards to the Surviving Two Under Two post from earlier this week. It is reassuring to know how many of you have walked down that same path and feel the same way I do. Sometimes I think the real posts help readers to see the person behind the blog, the REAL me, and I am happy to share that part of my story with each of you. That just goes to show it’s not all perfect, edited happiness all the time. 
Five. A GREAT Friday. Not only is it Good Friday, but it’s a Great Friday over at Sugar Bit today as we’ve got a fun little promotion for you and the chickies. $10 off a $50 purchase?? YAY for holiday shopping fun! 

 These new arrivals via Natalie Grant  (starting at just $26) will have you jumping for joy!


  1. love the "things mama needs" board 🙂 that romper is so cute!
    xo jillian – cornflake dreams
    ps i tried to link up…not sure if it worked!

  2. Kristen says:

    basically i need all the things you need as well 😉 those shorts are super cute.

  3. Have fun shopping! I wish I gave that up for lent, my wallet would have thanked me!

    Abby
    http://www.champagneplans.com

  4. Jodi says:

    I love that polka dotted little girl dress! Enjoy your shopping spree!!

  5. Ahhh! Let the RB countdown begin! Can't wait to see the little beach shoot you have in store. You definitely deserve a little getaway! Happy Easter, friend! xo

  6. Love that cute sign! Need it printed ASAP.

    And, Rosemary Beach, how amazing! I am dying to go there. It's on my bucket list for sure. Can't wait to hear about it!

  7. Those little dresses are the cutest!

  8. We are going to Rosemary for vacation this year and I would love the name/website of the local photographer you are using. That would be so fun to get family pictures there!

  9. Meghan says:

    I love your "mama needs" board! That romper is precious! xo

  10. So impressed you managed to avoid shopping this whole time! I tried to do the same and lasted about 2 weeks! Oops. Happy Easter!!

  11. Happy Good Friday to your family sweet girl and Happy, Happy Easter + Shopping ;)! Xx.

  12. You definitely deserve to splurge after giving up shopping for Lent! I love that necklace you posted!

  13. i'd love to own just about everything posted on your "things mama needs" list! that necklace especially! taking trips to the beach are always my favorite, especially with my family! hope y'all have a happy easter!

  14. melissa says:

    oh yes, toys are just what we need more of, right? Yet I can't help myself from stuffing her basket so full we'll have to stack stuff next to it. Sigh.

    I love, love, love Rosemary Beach. Your trip sounds heavenly and I love the adorable outfits you'll be shopping for.

    Speaking of shopping, I think I need to hop over to SugarBit!

  15. We're going on a beach vacation too, in June. I'm sooooo excited, I can hardly wait for a week of beach bliss! Have a happy Easter!

  16. Unknown says:

    Where are the cute shirts from in your picture mama needs these?

  17. Unknown says:

    Where are those adorable tops from on your picture "things mama needs"?
    Jodi

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