Happy Friday and Happy Memorial Day weekend! In my book, Memorial Day weekend kicks off the start of summer. Woo hoo! Today, as usual, I am sharing my favorites of the week and I am linking up with Erika, Narci and Andrea for Friday Favorites.
Garage Organization & a Bit of a Mishap
This past weekend, we got our garage organized as part of the Clear the Clutter challenge! I am SO glad to get this project off of our to-do list.
For this Clear the Clutter Challenge, I focused on getting rid of stuff! I wanted to spend as little money as possible on this project. Fortunately I was able to find some great deals at Aldi on large storage buckets and the Dollar Store on smaller bins.
For all my before and after photos, head over here!
If you need more motivation to get to some of the de-cluttering tasks around your house, join our Clear the Clutter Facebook group!
So I mentioned there was a garage organization mishap🙂 A few days after our garage clean up, I was pulling into our garage and managed to run into some paint cans! EEKS! These cans were set outside on the driveway near our trashcan and I somehow managed to cut our corner too short and smash into one. PAINT EVERYWHERE! Since it was warm outside, the paint immediately dried on the driveway….so I think it is there for good. Did I mention the paint was dark blue?!
My husband and I had a good laugh out of this—because what else can you do by find humor in the situation. I’m glad I took my blog pictures before this happened!!
Beautiful Tote Bag
Another favorite of the week, is winning this gorgeous tote bag from Ebatotes! I can’t tell you the last time I won anything so this was a very fun treat!!
Ebatotes are vegan, made in the U.S.A. and made using high quality, sustainable materials. My bag is the the Indigo print. It is so big–I plan to use for our road trip! It can store my laptop, water bottle, magazines, wallet and still has plenty of room. This tote will be a perfect carry on for my next trip on an airplane!
Goldfish Swim School Giveaway Winner
I was so excited to announce the winner of the Goldfish Swim Clinics giveaway over on my Instagram and Facebook! Our big winner was: Katie W. of Chicago!! Have fun using your swim clinic certificate!!
Yesterday, I picked up my daughter a little early from school and headed downtown to see Aladdin! My daughter deserved a little treat after all her hard work lately…why does it seem like all the school projects are saved for the last few weeks of school?!
Aladdin was a GREAT show —impressive choreography, singing and costumes! My daughter and I are already scheming on what our next Broadway show will be!
Memorial Day Fun
This weekend we are headed out of town to visit family friends. We have an 8 hour each way road trip ahead of us! Ugh! But the fun that will be had is worth the journey:)
Even though we won’t be celebrating Memorial Day at home, I made a few patriotic updates around the house. When I say a few, I basically mean I added some little flags to a couple of places! It doesn’t take much work to add a few seasonal touches around the home!
Of course our bar cart is already adorned in red, white and blue:) We can’t wait to start our summer dining!
The countdown to summer break is on…only 7 days to go! I hope you all have a wonderful and safe holiday! See you back here next Tuesday.