Five on Friday 6.17.16

Friday, June 17, 2016

Just a few randoms this week and linking up with April and Erika, as usual!


We had a babysitter and nobody cried!  I interviewed 2 girls in our neighborhood and on Wednesday we tried out having one of them come while I drove my mom to an appt.  It was only an hour and a half but both boys were happy!  Of course I was worried the whole time that Reid was screaming and being crazy but he surprised me!  I also went to the bank, the post office, the wine store, and Starbucks. Oh alone time is soooo sweet!  Hoping to schedule a few hours every week!


Over the last 4 days Carter has become much more comfortable and happy at swim lessons.  He went from being the most unsure kid in the pool on Monday to today he was smiling and so happy to show off his new skills!

In our crazy departure from the beach house I've realized we left a lot of things behind so we ran to Gap Kids today and picked up another suit and rash guard for Carter and one for Reid too!  

I've been following my Rodan & Fields Reverse directions to a T!  I started about 2 weeks ago and I really like the scrub- my face feels so smooth!  As far as the rest of it- we'll see!

I will say that Christian now makes fun of my "face washing routine!" One night I told him I was going to wash my face and then I'd be ready to start the episode of Bloodline so he was all ready, started the episode and then ended up pausing and restarting when I came out a few minutes later.  Anti-aging takes time!

When we moved into our house I decided we needed a good vacuum cleaner because I was never loving our last Kenmore one.  So we did some research and ended up getting a Shark Rotator at Costco.  It was $199 and had a $40 off promo.

We've never had a bagless vacuum so our minds were blown when we first tried it out.  The disgustingness that came out of our carpets was appalling!  I'm now semi-obsessed with vacuuming.  It doesn't matter how often I vacuum it pulls up gross dust and dirt every time.

I totally recommend a Shark and am all about having little to no carpet in our future homes!
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We also got a cordless Dyson for the multiple times a day that I clean the kitchen floor.  I was a little apprehensive at first, but I think we'll keep it.  My friend has the highest model and loves it, we weren't ready to spend that much so we got a more basic model.  It doesn't pick up everything but it does pretty well and has many attachments and can turn into a dust buster too.  It is also clear and bagless so seeing the dirt that it picks up on area rugs etc makes me disgusted too but also makes me keep using it to see how much more I can get!

 I just got these tops and have worn both already this week.  I originally ordered them in Small but exchanged for XS.  
This top is more sheer than it looks.  I wore a cami under it.  It's fairly long too.

I have it in the red color.  It's longer on me than on the model.  Also I should have worn a cami under it because the embroidery holes showed some bra through them.

We're celebrating all the dads this weekend!  Hope you have a happy weekend!


  1. We have the shark vacuum and love it! And love love those Gap swim trunks, too cute!

  2. Those suits are adorable! We have a handheld dyson and love it!! Very cute shirts. I'm glad the babysitter worked out.

  3. Loving the tops that you got! I've heard good things about the Shark. We have a handheld Dyson and the big guy and love both of them. We got the handheld one for my in-laws last Christmas (as in over a year and a half ago) and she still talks about how much she loves it! haha

  4. I do the same thing when I vacuum - where does all of this come from? Carpet is so gross! Thanks for linking those Gap swimsuits! I completely forgot to check there for a swimsuit for my infant son and I've been having such a hard time finding one! Off to check them out. Happy Friday, girl!

  5. It's amazing how much I love vacuuming - it must be because I'm older now LOL! We have a dyson and I love it! Hope you have a great weekend! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

  6. oh that vacuum looks super cool! Yay for little to no carpet in the future!

  7. Oh, I've been wanting one of those cordless Dysons for a long time! I need to finally pull the trigger and just do it. Vacuuming is both the best and worst!


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