New to InstaFriday?

Share your cell phone pics from the week…take a bunch of grainy pictures that aren’t blog able on their own, but together make a fun post!

Any cell phone pictures work, I just happen to have an iPhone and use the Instagram app!

Is there anything more classic to the signaling of Summertime than a slip and slide????

Love, love, loved this moment.

We took a trip to the Barn.

I keep waiting for the magic of that place to wear off.

Hasn’t happened yet.

Have I mentioned that Cousin Nelle is living with us this summer?

My kids are eating. it. up.

She knows my kids.

She loves my kids.

It’s pretty awesome.

Speaking of awesome.

I profess my love of the undying true blue nature through a rubberized neon keychain.

The only thing fantastically more radical would be doodling “I love Andrew” in Sharpie all over my kitty cat in a basket Lisa Frank Trapper Keeper.

Half of you have no idea what that means.

The other half are cracking up because you know EXACTLY what I mean.

I’m really strict about breakfast.

It’s all about healthy stuffs.

But every once in a while, I’ll surprise my kids with colored sugar in a box.

They really like me those mornings.

But it’s totally okay because I follow it up with a gummy vitamin.


For sure.

Look, it makes me feel better as a mom.

Is it scientific?

Not the point.

Thursday my little sister graduated high school.

At my own alma mater.

It was hot.  The speeches were boring.

But I still found myself tearing up as I snapped pics of my girl walking back to her seat in her cap and gown.

Even if Mr. Brooks messed up her name, cussed under his breath into the microphone, and made the entire stadium giggle.

I’ll throw him a bone.  After all, Mr. Brooks looked old when I had him as a teacher…

Now it’s your turn crazy kids!

Show me what you did last week and link up!

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  1. 1

    That ice cream place looks like it is a magical place! Yum! Love the kids splashing in the water as well, great summer fun! Thanks for hosting this super fun linkup!

  2. 2

    I just found your insta fridays and I am loving the idea!!! Thanks for a fun link party! LOL to the trapper keeper comment…I so had one of those in 6th grade:-)

  3. 3

    I’m in the half that knows exactly what the Trapper Keeper comment is referring to. Mine was neon and black. Cracking up!! :)

  4. 4

    Ha ha, I LOVED my Lisa Frank Trapper Keeper. Wasn’t that always the thrill of a new school year was picking out a new one?
    Have a great weekend!

  5. 5

    congrats to your sister!!
    love that keychain.
    (and i will never forget you, lisa frank.)

  6. 6

    Ok, I totally thought the pic of your sisters graduation picture was some wierd sumo wrestler show. HA! Seriously the people on the field in the tan/ yellowish color look like those blow up sumo wrestler outfits.
    Alright well now that I’ve made a fool out of myself I hope you have a great weekend! I think it’s time for bed now. lol

  7. 7

    I totally had a Lisa Frank trapper keeper and many multi-colored sharpies … as well as Lisa Frank stickers, folders, notebooks, and um … yeah :-)

    Love your keychain! Where’d ya get it? I love an Andrew too :-D !!!!!!

    oh, and I love instagram (but I post mine on wednesdays) hope you don’t mind me linking up with my wednesday posts.

  8. 8

    oh how I love this link-up. It’s just genius! I take an embarrasing amount of instagram photos every week and now I have something to do with some of them. Thank you for hosting!

  9. 9

    CRACKING UP over the TK. I think I had the same one. It was a little gray and white kitten. In a basket. Why did we love them so much? Why were the graphics so lame? Why did they not make New Kids on the Block Trapper Keepers?

  10. 10

    I love them all… especially the key chain!

  11. 11

    Lisa Frank rocks!

  12. 12

    fun stuff!! :)

  13. 13

    Uhhh….Lisa Frank was my best friend. Not only did I have a pink/purple TK with kittens, folders and spiral notebooks but I had a sticker FACTORY. Like a million stickers. LOVED Lisa Frank.
    But just FYI – my binders are now plain white.

  14. 14

    Thank you for having me as a link-up. So enjoy your blog and your post today! :)

  15. 15

    it’s funny to think we went from Lisa Frank to kids using laptops. maybe teachers banned lisa frank because it was too distracting or those darn trapper keepers could tear off fingers!

    my little sister is graduating high school this weekend. it’s is strange how quickly memories come flooding back when returning to such a well known place. & holy crap does it make me feel old!!

    your pictures are always so great : )

  16. 16

    I want Lisa Frank to appear on a VH1 episode of “Where Are They Now?” I wonder what she’s been doing since 1993?

  17. 17

    oh my! i Loved Lisa Frank!!! I had folders, notebooks, Trapper Keeper, etc all in the horse or unicorns…
    and that’s funny about the principal- i would have been mortified :)

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    Ahhh! I have that same keychain!! But mine says “i love kyle”. My boyfriends cousin had it that was a joke about something/one else and when we went to her house shes like ‘here you should have this’. haha

    lisa frank <3 Love it!

    This is such a great linky party. I'll start participating next week :)


  19. 19

    SUper jealous of the slip’n’slide! We don’t have a yard for one. :(

  20. 20

    Lisa Frank, for the win!!!

  21. 21

    I finally linked up! I have been wanting to for a LONG time now.
    So glad you do this ;) and I enjoy my gummy vitamins daily.

  22. 22

    Looks like you had such a great week!

  23. 23

    Love your shots! There’s just something about an iPhone pic that makes things look that much more fun and romantic! Thanks for hosting!

  24. 24

    I had to google that trapper keeper thingy. Pretty sure I graduated in a different decade then you did. But I digress.

    Great post!!

  25. 25

    haha – love Lisa Frank TK!

  26. 26

    Thank you for hosting! I am a new follower (love your fun blog!) and thrilled to join in this week! Here’s to a 4th full of fireworks, fun, and freedom!

  27. 27

    Love the umbrella wreath!! Pinterest is amazing. As is $5.99 to get your eyebrows threaded – I’m jealous!

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    I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but gummy vitamins (name brand or generic) don’t even have IRON in them! Compare them side by side to chewables, and you’ll be surprised (and dissapointed and maybe ripped off) at what they’re missing.

  29. 29

    Hahaha. Just saw this post. I think my Lisa Frank was a unicorn or maybe a dolphin jumping out of the water with lots of rainbows. Love the photos and the keychain!! :)

  30. 30

    Thanks for hosting! I love linking up. I guess I’m too late this week but will definitely be back next week:)
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