Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there! There’s no one quite like dad, right?
My dad grew up outside of Boston. I remember growing up watching Boston-based sports on TV constantly. The Celtics, the Red Sox. I even remember using my boom box to record the Boston Bruins on cassette so my dad could listen to the games later. My dad and I are alike in more ways than you could ever imagine and I’m so lucky to call him my POPS! Happy Father’s Day, DAD!!
Also, a super Happy Father’s Day to the best dad possible to our kids. These kids honest to goodness have no clue how lucky they are!
No matter where and how you are celebrating this weekend, let’s raise a glass to all our dads! And after you’ve sipped on that, check out the most fantastic online finds. Click the blue “Fantastic” link to go directly to the source page.
Fantastic YUM: Color never looked so good! This is so simple and so insanely drool-worthy. I guarantee we will be making these over the weekend!
Fantastic Look: There are people in the world who are just amazing at design. If I had a million dollars, I would pay someone to put everything in its perfect place like this. Simple and sweet.
Fantastic Mix: We are a pretty green smoothie family, but the color of this smoothie makes it a perfect candidate for turning into popsicles! And since monthly popsicles are on our summer bucket list, this will be added to the rotation. Plus, Finn is the best helper in the kitchen. He’ll eat up the chance to help make these!
Fantastic Hang-up: Evie is very much ready for a big girl bed. She pretty much snuggles herself into Finn’s bed at prayer and story time each night and then ever-so-polietly says, “bye bye” to me as if she’s found the coziest spot in the world. I’ve been thinking about what we will do in her room and then saw this picture. I just love it! (Although that “f” word tends to be a no-no when there’s more than one child in the house. Hmmmm….)
Fantastic Truth: Nothing more real than building from the ground up!
Fantastic Setting: We just purchased the blue set of outdoor plates to go with our patio/pergula. All the glass in and out of the house made me nervous, especially with the kids. I love this set so much I almost want to throw my glass away! Our chairs have cushions the green color and we’ve added some overhead paper lanterns. A perfect setting!
Fantastic Reminder: It’s summer and we love the grill as much as the next guy, but everytime we grill hot dogs for the kids, I’m reminded to limit the amount they eat, even the “cleaner” versions. Let’s help our kids develop a healthy, diverse palette!
Fantastic Activity: Finn’s quiet time routine lately has involved transforming into Batman which involves jumping off his bed 900 times in the matter of an hour. I’ve been thinking of these revolving activity boxes for months and just need to pull the trigger. It’s such a great way to get their minds engaged in something quietly for a short time in the afternoon while mom gets some quiet in, too!
Fantastic Nautical: I love nautical things. Anchors. Tall ships. Seashells. Lobsters. May Designs sent me two books last month that I want to frame! I received the 2014 weekly agenda book, as well as the dot grid blank notebook. May Designs actually individually stitches down the spine of each book for an eco-friendly binding solution that’s durable and water-resistant. If you’re not in the market for a notebook, check out their notecards. They are simply divine! I love the Stella & Dot and Radiant Orchid styles for the notecards.
Fantastic Arm Candy: All I can say is: YES PLEASE! How adorable to have your kids little handwriting cover your wrist?! Finn has started making me pictures or writing notes and shoving them under his door during quiet time so when I come to get him, there’s a pile of “Dear Mommy” letters waiting for me. It cracks me up every time I see a little piece of paper outside his door!
Fantastic Convos: Please tell me you’ve seen these. If you need a mood lifter, these videos are IT! They are now up to season 3 so there are hours of fun to enjoy 🙂
Have a FANTASTIC weekend! What’s on tap?