Five on Friday

I'm linking up with Five on Friday!

Here are my 5 things:

The girls had VBS at our church this week.
They had an absolute blast.
And, I had an absolute blast having uninterrupted 1 on 1 time with my sweet Luke.
I just adore that sweet boy.
He is so fun and happy.

And, also? Having 1 kid is SO easy. How did I think it was so hard when I first had Kate?

Today I am guest posting on Heather's blog.
I am talking about some party planning tips.
You know I love planning parties!
Check out my post {Here}
Speaking of planning parties, I am throwing my friend Jackie a Vintage-y Baseball shower in August. I made the invites yesterday & LOVE how they turned out! Here is a sneak peek:

I will be adding them to my Etsy shop soon!

Since Google Reader is going away on Monday, I decided to start a Facebook page for my blog, so you can get updates there.
Check it out {HERE}

One of my sweet neighbors passed away & her memorial service was today.
I have mentioned how close our court is, so this was very sad.
Myself & 3 other ladies on the court woke up bright and early today to prepare all the food & salads for the reception.
Mary Ann was 83 and she and her husband (and kids) have lived on our court since the houses were built 40 years ago. She had heart faliure & hospice as been at their home for months, so we knew it was coming. She is with Jesus now. Her service was beautiful. She was a wonderful woman who loved the Lord. She was humble & kind. And, she was one of the best bakers I know. BUT, she never shared her recipes with anyone, that is until today.
 At her reception, she had told her kids she wanted to give out her most popular recipes to everyone who attended. Her daughter printed them up on Christmas paper (her favorite holiday) and passed them out along with her famous Homemade Caramels. Every Christmas, she would give everyone on our court a bag of her caramels. They are amazing, melt in your mouth. I can't wait to make them this year in her memory.
Mary Ann, you will be missed.

Can you believe it...Monday is July 1st! 
That means it's time for the monthly Pin-Spired link up!
Link up your Pinterest Inspired Outfits with me, Sheaffer & Shay
I hope you link up with us!
Hope you have a great weekend.
We will be in the pool all weekend....It's going to be triple digits for the next 5 days!


  1. So sorry to hear of your neighbor's passing. She sounds like such a beautiful, kind lady. You were so lucky to have her as a part of your circle of friends.

  2. I am so sorry about your neighbor. How special that you have some of her favorite recipes.
    I looking forward to seeing pictures of the baby shower.
    This google reader has gotten me so confused. I did not change anything on my blog so not sure what will happen on Monday. I have added my favorite blogs to my favorites.
    Have a wonderful weekend with your sweet family!

  3. I am so sorry to hear about your neighbor. She sounds like she was lovely! I just joined facebook as well. I have no idea what I am doing as I don't even have a personal facebook. If you have any tips please email me. :)

  4. Love the pics of your girls going to VBS! I often have the same feeling about taking care of less of my kids than I'm used to :)

    I love that your sweet neighbor had her famous recipes given away at her funeral...so generous <3

  5. LOVE that story about your neighbor! That is just the sweetest thing I have ever read. I want to try those caramels!

  6. can I get the recipe for the caramels? I have been looking for a good caramel recipe

  7. The recipe idea is so precious. Your house was built 40 years ago??? What?

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    All the world famous brand name beverages for unbelievable low price tags.



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