5 on Friday: Summer Edition

*This post is sponsored by PinkBlush and BootayBag but all opinions are my own.*

1. Summer dresses are my favorite.

c/o PinkBlush

It is so comfortable AND cute. It's flowy and has pockets (!!), which is very functional for moms. I am usually not one for shift dresses but this one is a keeper. As you can see, it even made it into photos for our recent little guy's birthday photo shoot.

2. In case you missed it, I divulged how I'm feeling about my baby's 1st Birthday.
Read all about it here and follow along on my Instagram as we celebrate his birthday this weekend!

3. This Vintage Blogging post resonated with me so much. 
More about why I blog and will continue to do so but right now I just want to say I think it's still important to write about OUR stories -- our personal, raw, messy, un-curated stories. 
From this summer forward, I plan to do more of just that. It's the best part of blogging, in my opinion. 

4. I appreciate companies that give back.
c/o BootayBag

Not only is this underwear subscription service a cool concept and the bralettes (perfect under summer tanks!) and panties super cute ... but for every selfie snapped with a BootayBag, $1 is donated to the Melanoma Foundation!  

5. Summer Fridays are a thing!
I used to think I would never get Summer Fridays because they're pretty unheard of in my field of work. But alas, my bosses rock and have decided to close the office every Friday during the summer. Plus, this weekend is a long weekend and we have lots of family coming into town. My excitement level = 100! 

Have a great and safe 4th of July weekend everyone!


  1. You look great in that dress mama! I can't wait for my bootaybag to arrive. Oh how I long for summer Fridays and wish it was a thing at my job. That is amazing that your bosses went for it this year! Enjoy the long weekend!! Beautifully Candid

  2. That dress is awesome!! You can't go wrong with comfy dresses like that.