Friday Favorites {It's almost Summer Edition!}

Happy Friday!
Today I'm linking up with Friday Favorites!
Hosted by: Andrea, Erika & Narci
Like always....I am so happy it's Friday! 
It's the LAST FRIDAY of the school year!!!!!

This school year has kicked my booty.
 I am so, so, so ready for summer.
After today, we have 3.5 days left of school.
 Can I get an Amen? 
Amen. Amen. Amen.
I have 10 favorites to share with you today!
One of my favorite books is Oh, The Places You'll Go!
I got each of my kids this book and since they were in Preschool, I have had their teachers sign it for them. When they graduate from high school, I will surprise them with the book that has been signed by each for their teachers from Preschool through Senior Year of High School.
I blogged about it a couple years ago {HERE}
You can get the book {HERE}
 I dropped my girls books off with their teachers today to have them sign it. It's always a favorite of mine to see what they write :)

Pizza is my favorite.
Friday means that tonight is Friday Night Pizza Night!
This is so me:
Since Pizza is my favorite, I have been using my Pizza Maker on a regular basis.
Here are some of my favorite pizza recipes that I have posted:
BBQ Chicken Pizza Recipe {HERE}
Fig, Prosciutto & Arugula Pizza {HERE}
Sundried Tomato & Artichoke Pizza {HERE}

Sweet Italian Sausage, Pepperoni & Bell Pepper Pizza {HERE}
Pepperoni, Pineapple & Jalapeno Pizza {HERE}
Bacherlotte Mondays are my favorite guilty pleasure. 
This season, my girlfriends and I have all been watching together.
 We are doing a pool this season & betting on who goes on each round.
Are you watching the Bacherlotte?

Erin Condren planners are my favorite! I have been using these planners for 4 years.
  This is my 2016 planner & I love it!

They launched their 2017 planners this week. 
Click HERE to check out all the awesome designs!

 My birthday was on Monday & having my Birthday falling over a 3 day weekend is my favorite!
It was a 3 day celebration!
On Saturday night, Kevin put together a birthday party for me for our court.
He ordered tacos & yummy Mexican food and we all had dinner together. 
 One of my neighbors got me a cake from one of my favorite bakeries
 Then we all watched the Warriors game together & after the game it was Cornhole time!
 LOVE our neighbors!
Then on Sunday afternoon, Kevin had another fun birthday surprise planned for me.
He got a babysittter for us & then we went to an indoor skydiving place.
It was SO much fun!!!
 After indoor skydiving, he took me to dinner in Jack London Square
 We had amazing food & of course Creme Brulee (one of my favorites!)
The weather was amazing.
 I woke up on my birthday to decorations & donuts in bed
I went on a run, we swam, went to my parents for ribs & then back to my neighbors to watch the Warriors clench the Western Division title!
It was one of the best birthday weekends I have had!

Nordstrom is one of my favorite places to shop!
I got a Nordstrom gift card for my birthday :)
 The Half Yearly Sale ends this weekend...I love that it always happens around my birthday :)
Here are some of my favorite things on sale:

THIS Necklace (just $12!!!)

THIS Shirt..it comes in 5 patterns, but these 2 are my favorite:

THESE Shorts:

P.S. I have THIS dress in navy & it's now 40% off because of the sale!

This book was one of my favorites that I have read in the past month. It was suspenseful & kept me guessing. If you liked Gone Girl or Girl on the Train, you would like this book.
Also a favorite? THIS tumbler that I use for my (almost) daily afternoon iced coffee!
You can also get a coffee mug version (HERE
Gilmore Girls is one of my all time favorite shows...can't wait for the reunion season!!!

Peony season is my favorite!
 Run, don't walk to Trader Joe's to grab a bunch or 2!

Going to the Dentist is one of my kids favorite things to do. They love it. Our dentist rocks.
They all had appointments this week (no cavities...for sure a favorite!!)

I've reached a new milestone in parenting. All 3 kids have dentist appointments & they are old enough to go back on their own (even Luke ) and I just got to sit in the waiting room & relax while reading a trashy magazine. I don't even know what to do with myself. It felt like a 45 minute vacation.  Moms of little kids...hang in there! It's just a season!!

As you probably know.....Gardening is one of my favorite hobbies.
Having a backyard garden is my favorite.
You can see my 2016 Garden post HERE....I will do a one month garden update next week!
We had our first harvest today....a zucchini!!!! This might be the fastest we have grown something....the weather has been in the 90s this past week, so I think that helped!
This is just the first of MANY zucchini we will get from our garden. 
In years past, my zucchini & tomatoes have gone crazy...I am hoping that is true for this years garden as well. 

So, there you have it...my Friday Favorites...It's almost Summer Edition!!
It's supposed to be 100 today & high 90's this weekend (Hot weather is NOT my favorite!)
 Hope you have a GREAT weekend!!!


  1. Looks like you had a great birthday weekend!
    We got out of school yesterday....hang tight these next few days!

  2. I felt like that when Cooper was old enough to be dropped off at sports practices. It was like hello, new world! Here I am! :) Happy birthday, Mel!

  3. You always have the best book recommendations! I just finished The Good Girl and I loved it! Can't wait to start The Luckiest Girl Alive :)

  4. Sounds like you had a wonderful birthday!!! I can't WAIT until my zucchini starts blooming!! We live in the midwest, so we just planted our garden last weekend, BUT almost ALL of our veggies are already starting to poke thru...YAAAAY!!!!!! Looks like I'll be going to the library today ;)

  5. I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your book recommendations! Every time you recommend a book I immediately pull up my library website and request that book! Keep them coming.

  6. Happy belated birthday!
    I always love your book recommendations. I finished The Girl on the Train 2 weeks ago and I loved it. I'm going to buy the one you recommended tomorrow. Thanks!

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