Well, we made it to the end of May. The kids are all officially done with school today and my role of homeschool teacher has come to an end. I have one graduating 2nd grade, Kindergarten and preschool. Milestones are all around us.
Today is also our 10 year anniversary and I am so grateful that we have so much to celebrate. And, though our celebration may look a little different that I ever anticipated, we celebrate this major milestone all the same.
I think by this time we are all in need a long weekend, so cheers to Memorial Day weekend and I do hope you can all find a little something to celebrate.
If you’re celebrating this weekend, I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite cake recipes that we use to celebrate around here. Chocolate Cake is a classic for a little celebration. You can download our full Cakes + Frostings Cookbook here.
And, in case you’re in need of some Memorial Day recipes for the weekend celebration, these are a few of my very favorites – from Strawberry Shortcake to Blueberry Galettes to crispy Meringues filled with Berries.
Well, that’s right today we’re celebrating 10 years of marriage. It’s crazy how much happens in your first ten years – so many changes, ups and downs of life and figuring out everything from a new home to children to pets and jobs and each other.
It’s been the most wonderful ride and I’m so thankful to have Shane right by my side for it all. Thought you guys might enjoy seeing a post from way back that’s a little sneak peek into our wedding TEN long years ago at the gorgeous Serenbe Inn.
We are making some serious progress downstairs on our basement renovation so I wanted to show y’all where we are with our latest update. It’s amazing what a little shiplap will do. If you missed the inspiration board, click here. And, stay tuned in the next few weeks for ALL the fixtures + finishes roundups too.
Thank you also to all the military men + women who we remember this Memorial Day. Sharing this little military tribute we have in our powder room to all our grandparents who served in the military – love these heirloom photo treasures. Don’t have some of your own? You can snag this cool vintage set.
A few things I’ve been living in … these sunglasses (perfect for running, suggested by some friends), leggings for days and my go-to dry shampoo. Pretty casual around here. And, a few more things I’ll be living in this weekend.
Oh my gracious, there are so many amazing Memorial Day sales going on right now. Here’s a little roundup of some my sale favorites.
Anthropologie – 25% off clothing, shoes, accessories
Athleta – a crazy summer sale, starting at pieces from $14.99
Crate & Barrel – up to 40% off site wide and outdoor furniture
Nordstrom – a 60% off clearance sale for summer
One Kings Lane – sitewide 20% off (I’ll be snagging a few things for the basement)
Target – BOGO free sandals + swimsuits for the family (loving these rubber pool slides)
Did you catch our new Beach Box? It’s the perfect hostess gift to bring to a beach house or lake house when we get there. This week we’re giveaway away one of my favorites from our candle collection, our Deep Ocean Candle, filled with scents of salty air and the sea that I miss so much! Click here to enter to win.
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