Friday Favorites: Patriotic Party

Well I can’t believe I’m already blogging about the 4th of July because that means that summer is almost half over. What?! Nevertheless here we are and here I am. I’m loving all the fun 4th stuff I’ve seen this year, and I’m excited to share some of my festive ideas this week.

My first favorite is the patriotic tablescape I shared earlier this week.


I love the corkmat placemats and napkins!! Read that post here.

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Friday Favorites: Graduation Week

Happy Friday! This week has been extra special as I’ve been celebrating the end of an era – my Girl Scout troop girls are graduating from high school. I’m still in denial, because I can’t believe the day has finally come. Where did the ten years go?!!

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My first favorite this week has been looking back at some of the photos of our ten years together. Here’s a snapshot… Continue reading

Magical Graduation Party

This weekend I had the pleasure of hosting a graduation party for my Girl Scout troop. It was a bittersweet celebration for sure, since I’ve been their troop leader for the last ten years and I can’t believe it’s coming to an end.

To read about our last year as a troop, check out my blog post here.


To commemorate this special time, I decided a magical celebration was necessary.Β  Continue reading

Girl Scout Troop Bucket List

This weekend, my Girl Scout troop is becoming alumnae members at our end-of-year celebration. I have been their Girl Scout Troop Leader for ten years, and I can’t believe it’s coming to an end. It’s been an amazing ten years, and the girls are each off to do great things in their future!

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Last summer, we did an epic trip to Europe (read about Iceland here, Italy here, France here, and England here), and we had spent the previous two years doing a lot in preparation for that trip. I knew this year could really just focus on us doing fun things and spending time together. Last June we made a bucket list of all the things they wanted to do together this year.Β Here were the things they wanted to do…

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Friday Favorites: Watermelon!

Happy happy Friday, everyone! The weather in Washington has been beautiful, and definitely has me feeling like summer is here, so this week I’ve been embracing with all things watermelon so my favorites are all one in a melon this week πŸ˜‰

My first favorite is the sugar cookie recipe I shared on Tuesday. I turned the sugar cookies into watermelon slices, and I was so happy with how they turned out!


This is my kind of fruit serving! Get the recipe here.Β  Continue reading