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Five on Friday

It’s been awhile since I’ve linked up with my friends for a Five on Friday post.

1.  Child size mason jar tumblers – I am in love with the 16oz Aladdin mason jar tumblers.  They make the perfect cups for my littles.  I snagged the clear, pink, and aqua ones for my fam.

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2.  Boyfriend Jeans & Shorts – I’ll admit it takes me awhile to finally succumb to a jean trend.  I mean…I was ANTI skinny jeans for so long.  So, here I am finally jumping on the boyfriend & distressed jean trend.  Here are some I have or have my eye on:

Rag and Bone Boyfriend Shorts

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3.  Ready for Easter – I have finished up the kid’s Easter baskets, stuffed eggs, and grocery shopped for our family’s Easter brunch.  We are all set for the holiday weekend!

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4.  Spring/Summer Hair Color – I lightened up my locks to more of a subtle caramel ombre.  And think the closer we get to summer I’ll have my sister/stylist lighten it like the bottom picture.

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5.  Homekeeping Binder – I’ve always used a mixture of digital and paper calendars and agendas.  But, after a suggestion from the Hands Free Mama book to make the switch to paper to avoid constantly looking to your phone I am going for it.  My homekeeping binder (which I’ve shared my free printables you here, here, and here) are helping me out:

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Mia @ MakeMeUpMia - Loving those shirts, and your hair looks fab! Have a blessed weekend and Easter!

Erin Vancura - I’m swooning over your hair. AND those Easter baskets for Hudson and Ella!! I need to find some boyfriend jeans that flatter my body… Because I want in on the boyfriend trend too!

Kelly Elizabeth - Love those baskets and that necklace! So cute!

Colleen Sullivan - I love the baskets you put together for Hudson & Ella! They look like SO much fun — they’ll love tearing through them Sunday morning! Your hair looks pretty! Have a Happy Easter!

Anonymous - your hair is gorgeous! i love the second pic too. i love those shorts – need them!

Mother’s Day gifts with a personal touch

Mother’s Day gifts have always been tricky to buy in my opinion.  I’ve always given really materialistic things but now, being a Mom myself, I see the importance of telling your Mom just how much she is loved.  So, meaningful items are my new go-to.  I wanted to share with you, today, some of my favorite Mother’s Day gifts from around the web:

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1.  Kate Spade Initial Necklace – I love the idea of getting Mom’s children or Grandchildren’s initials to wear around her neck.

2.  Personalized “The only thing better” Print – I created and gifted a canvas version of this to my Mom a couple of years ago and she loved it!.  She has it hung within a gallery wall inside of her home.

3.  Personalized Mug – What Grandparent doesn’t love a photo mug of their Grandchildren’s darling faces?

4.  Our Family Tree Framed Print - I loved this unique and sleek looking family tree print.

5.  Sugarboo “You have my whole heart for my whole life” Frame – Photos are a favorite item of mine to give.  Whether it be canvas or a photo in a frame.  This Sugarboo frame I thought was perfect for Mother’s Day.

6.  Personalized Cell Phone Cover - Moms love to show off their children and Grandchildren .  And what better way than with a personalized cell phone cover?

 

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Erin Vancura - i’m pretty sure i need to get myself onto the sugarboo train ASAP. you keep posting such amazing cute things of theirs!!

Life Lately

Things have been a whirlwind since our California trip last month.  Life has been busy, busy and it doesn’t look like it’s going to slow down any time soon.  If we’re friends on Instagram you may have seen some of these images.

- Hudson is officially enrolled in Kindergarten for next year.  Cue the mama tears!

- One of my best friends got married a few weeks ago and asked me to photograph the event.  But, she threw me for a loop.  You see…she called me on Tuesday and said she was thinking of getting married on Friday.  My type-a mind was blown.  How on earth could you plan a wedding in just days?  Well…she did it.  And it was beautiful.  I was honored to get to capture her marry her love of 15 years and get to reunite with my friends from high school.

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- All of the Grandparents chipped in for birthdays and got the kids a new swing set.  They are in heaven!

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- Hudson started his first martial arts class which he had been begging to do.

- Just Court and I traveled to Chicago a couple of weeks ago just for one night.  As I’ve mentioned before he heads up the roller derby league run out of our rink and also coaches the girls.  We traveled to play the Chicago Red Hots and the Happy Campers.  But, we also got to have a little fun including shopping, lunch at Giordano’s, and meeting up with our friends who live in the area for lunch and a wine tasting.

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- My husband’s birthday was last week.  We celebrated with a joint party for he and our neighbor who share the same birthday.

- Gigi & Papa (my husband’s parents) came to visit us for a week.

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- We held a local Mamarazzi of Tulsa workshop and then our first webinar the following weekend.  We are so excited that it will be available to purchase soon on our website.

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Erin @ Blue-Eyed Bride - Y’all have been busy, but everything looks so fun! Those wedding pictures are beautiful! Can’t believe our kids are big enough to be in kindergarten :(

Erin - Whew. You kids have been busy little bees (but not as busy as the sweet bride who planned her wedding in DAYS). Love the gorgeous wedding pictures, and the sweet swing set!!

Mia @ MakeMeUpMia - I just love that pic from class! Beautiful wedding pics :)

Jenny Collier - Thanks, Mia. I’m so glad you could attend!

Jenny Collier - Thank you. The kids are in LOVE with the swing set. Best purchase ever!

Jenny Collier - I know. It is going to be so strange for Hudson to be gone so much next year. Ours are full days: 8:45-3:45 five days a week. Is your Hudson in half or full day?

At Home With Jenny

Today on Every Day Cheer I am sharing some of my favorite items from around our home.

At home with Jenny Collier

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Pancakes and Pajamas Party

My talented friend, newborn photographer Meagan Ready, recently threw the most darling pancakes and pajamas party for her daughter’s 1st birthday party.  Every detail was utter perfection.  It was just too good not to share.

Some of my favorite details were the amazing gold sequin tablecloth, the darling bunny slippers, the iced coffee in mason jars, Cora’s darling smash cake with the bow topper, and the make your own pancake bar with fun toppings.  Isn’t this such a fun concept for a party?

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Missy Lawson - So cute!! I just had the same theme for Cale’s 5th bday. Love the girly spin. Do you know where she got her cookies and macaroons? I need to get some made for Caroline’s 3rd and my cookie girl moved :( Nice job as always on the photos.

April V - Absolutely DARLING…

Jenny Collier - Isn’t it? My friend did an amazing job on this party.

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