Friday Favorites: 7•24•20

I'm linking up with Andrea and Erika again this week to share a few of my favorite things.

Let's talk about swimsuits (again...I think I've probably written like 3 separate posts on this but since we've been going to the beach so much, swimsuits are always on my mind).  I recently bought this swimsuit top from Amazon and I think it's my new favorite top.  I didn't buy the matching bottoms yet (I've worn it with plain black bottoms and it looks great IMHO) because I wasn't sure how I would like the brand but I think I might make room in my budget for them as I'm so impressed with the top.

Last week felt a little crazy because of our spur of the moment camping trip.  This week we didn't do much of anything and it was so nice to just spend some time relaxing at home.  Being home with my family and watching movies on the couch is my absolute favorite (especially when the kids insist on watching Harry Potter...I didn't influence them, I swear).

We went to the beach a couple of times this week and the beach is, as always, my very, very favorite. Whenever I start to feel impatient/stir crazy/frazzled/whatever at home, I know it's time to head to the coast.  Something about the sand and surf makes everything alright in my little world.  I love when we're able to go to the beach with friends but it's actually been really nice going on our own.  The kids get to play together in a new environment and I get a chance to peacefully read with the sound of the ocean in the background.  Bliss.

I spent a lot of time this week finalizing our curriculum for the 2020-2021 school year.  I put together a blog post all about it and it's one of my favorite posts I've ever done because so much went into it.  I'm planning on doing another post about how I'll homeschool my preschooler (spoiler alert: I won't be doing much) and another post with some fun supplies I found on Amazon.

Over the last few weeks work has intensified a bit.  The increase in my workload as well as starting to plan for the upcoming school year have renewed my love for my planner.  I've purchased the actual Day Designer planner before but I think the Blue Sky Day Designer planner is better (and it's cheaper).  I love how the day is divided up by hour because I can write in appointments, meetings, classes, etc. and still write my to do list around them.  Mine goes until December but I sort of want to get a new one to start the school year with...


  1. I'm trying to convince my boys to head to the beach one day next week. We haven't been yet this summer and I am missing the waves!

    1. I hope you make it to the beach! It's such a sanity saver for me. Something about being on the sand and in the water just totally takes me out of my own head.


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