Friday Favorites

Hey, Hey Friends!

The first official week of summer has been a big success.  We managed to hit up the pool three times, host friends in our own pool, attend two camps, and have a lot of fun with our people.

I’m joining my girls, Andrea and Narci, to share our Friday Favorites.  Each week we host the link-up and invite you to join us.

My list today is a hot, random mess of faves…

Just yesterday, Ebby Lee had a fun little girl’s night with Marla and they made this cute coaster for me.  Marla said it was so easy to make, but you guys know how creative Marla is.  I’m not sure my average person creative skills could whip this out so quickly.  ha!  She said that it’s tiles from Lowe’s or Home Depot, use Sharpies for the design and then add drops of rubbing alcohol.  Turned out super cute AND I really did need it for my desk.  

They added those little felt dots to the back to keep from scratching my desk.  Tab doesn’t know this but he has one for Father’s Day.  It’ll be perfect for his office too!

This was my afternoon cup of coffee yesterday.  🙂  I was one happy girl.


Nixon got this Electronic Battleship for Christmas a few years ago.  This past week Tab was out of town several nights so the kiddos and I stayed up past our bedtimes and had GAME NIGHT.  This was the game of choice and it was so much fun…a new family FAVORITE!

Tab and I used to have to always help with the coordinates and such, but now that they’re old enough to play me…super fun!  🙂


I mentioned my kiddos attended two camps this week…Ebby Lee went to volleyball camp in the afternoons with Kensington.  Can you see them in the middle of the circle leading stretches?

While Nixon and Bowen attended football camp in the morning all week long.

Bowen won the “kick” competition for his age group.  He was pumped!


I finally finished Sophia of Silicon Valley.  You guys!  I hadn’t lost my mind at all when I said that I thought it was similar to “Devil Wears Prada”.  That was correct!  I’d say it’s a Silicon Valley and “Devil Wears Prada” mix, if that makes any sense?  This story is “loosely based” on one woman’s real life, which was super interesting to me.  Sophia comes from a family with overbearing parents and really feels the need to prove herself to them.  She slowly works her way up the Silicon Valley ladder bouncing from company to company under MUCH stress and intense situations. She has to decide if making it to the top is really worth it after all. 

I thought it was good, and definitely worth a summer read.


I told you this already once this week, but it’s a favorite that deserves to be mentioned again….Bowen and I are obsessed with this Lavender Lotion.  I’ll find him sneaking into my bathroom for just a little more.  


If you missed my How We…Wednesday post, I shared how I plan summer vacations.  I mentioned some of the destinations on my bucket list and lots of you guys gave your recommendations, helpful tips, and other tricks in the comments.  Definitely check out the comments!


Okay, everyone…set your DVRs for June 27th the new Big Brother premiere of 2018!  You know me…I cannot WAIT!

I’ve eaten at Zoe’s Kitchen a handful of times and I’m pretty sure every time I order the wrong thing.  Yesterday at the pool,  Shay and Brooke ordered for me and you guys…my food was SO good! 

We had the protein plate, grilled prosciutto and cheese sandwich, and hummus.  (And all shared/tried all the things.)  If you’ve never had those items, go today and try them.  Then let me know what you think.  My lunch was so good I wanted to go back to Zoe’s for dinner.

If you get something else that you love, please share!  I need to expand my Zoe’s horizon.  😉 


And one last thing for you today, our sweet friend, Meagan, wanted me to share this…

“Due to the sensitivity of the matter, we cannot share any details at this time but please know we’re so thankful for all the support, love, and prayers.  From the bottom of our hearts, thank you!”


I think that wraps it up for today.  Don’t forget to join the link-up if you blogged your faves too.  Have a great weekend and I’ll see you back here on Monday!


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  1. 6.15.18
    Meagan @ The Clanahan Fam said:

    Oh! I always forget about Zoe's kitchen. I love, love their salmon kabobs. Their beef ones are delish, too. I will sometimes pick up their family meal pack and it's plenty for our crew – or it's great for a girl's night!

  2. 6.15.18
    Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said:

    I. LOVE. ZOE'S. Yes, the salmon kabobs are so good….BUT THE GRILLED POTATO SALAD! I've had tons of stuff I love there, so we need to throw this into our rotation. We still need to get our burgers! 🙂

  3. 6.15.18
    Mix and Match Mama said:

    Yesssssss to all things Zoe's! And that coaster is ADORABLE!!! Good job Ebby Lee!!

  4. 6.15.18
    R's Rue said:

    Praying for Meagan.

  5. 6.15.18
    Anonymous said:

    That coaster is so cute! What a sweet little craft!!

  6. 6.15.18
    brookerichardson said:

    I love the coaster, what a fun and useful craft to make for someone. Plus give me all the lavender everything, I’m going to have to try that. I’ll give you all sorts of Zoe’s suggestions, it was so delish yesterday.

  7. 6.15.18
    Kim said:

    Get the chicken rolls up with a side Greek salad, from Zoe’s! My absolute fave! Also, the shrimp kabobs are pretty delish too!

  8. 6.15.18
    Lynn | Motherhood in Motion said:

    Zoe's is my jam and go-to. I love the power bowl, the chicken pita, the greek salad, the chicken rolls ups are wonderful and any of the kabobs… yeah I eat there a lot.

  9. 6.15.18
    MarilynsTreats said:

    Thank you for hosting! My offerings this week include a Raspberry Custard Pie, Michigan Salad, and Chicken and Bacon Mac and Cheese in a Sourdough Bread Bowl . Enjoy your week!

  10. 6.15.18
    Kathleen said:

    Next time you’re at Zoes get the cauliflower rice bowl with grilled chicken!!! SOOOO YUMMY!!!!!

  11. 6.15.18
    Amanda @ That Inspired Chick said:

    Chicken rollups are my fave but those lemon cookies…?!!! AMAZING. You MUST try the lemon cookies!! I was never a lemon fan until I tried those.
    That Inspired Chick

  12. 6.15.18
    Cheryl said:

    I am DYING to read Sophia of Silicon Valley—I also work in the peninsula (as the locals call it) and sure a lot of it will hit close to home!
    Cheryl Shops |

  13. 6.15.18
    Whitney Pegram said:

    Yessss!! Can’t wait for BB!

  14. 6.16.18
    Unknown said:

    I love Zoe’s! Didn’t know it had made it out to TX. They seem to keep changing their menu but I always love the chicken roll ups, protein power plate, and all of their kabobs! The basil pesto hummus is so good too!

  15. 6.16.18
    Deena said:

    The coaster is so cute! We did something like that in my craft group.

    We tend to get the same thing every time at Zoe’s – the chicken kabobs, with rice & Greek salad (you pick 2 sides), & pita bread. We could branch out but we're happy with it.

  16. 6.16.18
    Joanne said:

    Those coasters are SO cute! Sounds like you summer is off to a great start.

  17. 6.19.18
    Girly Mom said:

    My 13 year old daughter is addicted to Zoe's chicken salad and she just scoops it onto a piece of pita bread! I love so many things there, but like you, a friend ordered for me recently the rosemary ham pandini (sp?) and now I love that so much!