We’ve been crazy busy the past few weeks, but this weekend was the exact opposite of that – no plans. We sorely needed it, and I enjoyed every second. I even got to take a nap on Sunday… and that almost NEVER happens on weekends anymore. Since we didn’t do anything exciting, I thought I’d just pop in and share some things going on lately.

It’s a good thing I don’t really like frappuccinos, because I got an email from Starbucks this morning with all these amazing flavors they’re offering… red velvet, cinnamon roll, lemon bar… oh my. I seriously need to stay away from Starbucks for a little while because those could tempt me, and at those calorie counts… well, I don’t need that!

Chris plays Mario on the Wii quite a bit, and you know how he always says, “Woohoo” at the end? Well, Abbie’s learned to do that and it’s pretty much the cutest thing ever. Fist pump and everything.

Abbie Woohoo

Also, that hook above her fist? Totally knocked a picture down and we havent’ gotten in back up. Whoops.

My baby sister is graduating from high school on Saturday. I’m (a) so proud of her and (b) feeling really old.

Andrea Cap & Gown

I did a fun campaign with Hormel and today’s the last day of it, so I’d love if you checked out my post here.

I’m using my essential oils for all sorts of fun things lately – body butter, diaper cream, and last night I whipped up a quick fabric refresher – it’s like homemade febreeze but SO much better. (If you want to follow along on this stuff, join my Facebook group here).

Purification Spray

We went to Costco yesterday and picked up a book of Disney Junior stories for Abbie for $8… and this girl was in heaven. Well worth it.

Abbie Disney Junior Book

Did you see these new photos of Prince George and Princess Charlotte? SO cute – and I love that Kate took them! Add supermom photographer to her list of skills.

If you guys aren’t following HelloGiggles, you need to be. Great stuff there!

Have a fabulous Monday all!


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  1. June 8, 2015 / 1:49 pm

    When I saw that Kate took those pictures it made me love her even more. And yes, I’m totally on a first-name basis with her 🙂 I so wish I had a Costco near me—I’d be there right now buying that book! Too cute!
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    • Jess
      June 12, 2015 / 12:50 pm

      I know! I didn’t think it was possible to love her more. I think we would be amazing friends #lifegoals

      If it’s there the next time I go, do you want me to pick up a copy and mail it to you? Totally can – just let me know!

    • Jess
      June 12, 2015 / 12:51 pm

      It’s ridiculous. And hysterical to us!

  2. June 8, 2015 / 2:20 pm

    There’s going to be a red velvet frappuccino? Starbucks is my weakness and while I usually don’t go for frappuccino’s, there are some flavors that are tempting. I loved the s’mores one they just had and I’ll probably try the red velvet. The good thing is, once I’ve tried one, I’m satisfied and I never really feel the need to get another one.

    Congratulations to your sister! That’s exciting!!
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    • Jess
      June 12, 2015 / 12:56 pm

      It IS tempting, right? Then I remember I’ve never liked any frap I tried and come to my senses.

      I am so excited for her too!

  3. June 8, 2015 / 4:14 pm

    You & your sister look so much alike! And I thought the same thing about Princess Kate…she’s got some awesome photography skills! What can’t she do?!
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    • Jess
      June 12, 2015 / 1:07 pm

      Thank you! All 4 of us look pretty similar, but her and I the most similar.

      And seriously, can I be Kate now? Haha.

    • Jess
      June 12, 2015 / 1:07 pm

      We’re usually pretty good about it… but then again its REALLY close so we go a lot…haha.