Friday Favorites #57

How are you this fine Friday? I’m really going to miss being able to blog next week listening to the ocean in the background and looking over my computer as I’m typing watching the waves come onto the beach. As we get to close to end of our trip it’s so hard to not want it to come to an end, but that’s just a sign of how great it’s been. 

Seeing as how Friday has rolled around again that means I need to recap some of my favorites. 


 Getting to catch up with old friends. Pat and Susie’s daughter also graduated from Lipscomb last Saturday. These are good friends from our dating and early married days and Pat is the person who married us 25 years ago this October.


Everything about this is a favorite. Being with my girl and being in a pool in the sun.


I usually wear a ball cap when I’m in the sun, but I wanted to be sure my entire face was covered and hopefully part of my chest. I found this cute hat at Target and have loved it. You can wear the brim numerous ways to suit your mood and coverage. I finally found it online and it’s currently on sale for under $12. Worth every penny! Check out all their sun hats here.


No trip to the beach is complete with a night of mini-golf and harassing each other over who’s doing the worst.


Bonding with the girlies while doing a face mask. I think we look like the green version of Blue Man Group.

I ordered this Aztec Secret Indian Clay mask after reading Lauren’s review of face masks over on Style Elixir. She said it really helped with acne and breakouts so I ordered it for Katie to hopefully help with her breakouts. Here’s what I think about it. It takes a time or two to figure out the best way to mix it. I put it in a mug and added water and stirred it with a fork. A small whisk might work better but I didn’t have one so I had to improvise. I think it you let it sit for a few minutes before applying it helps to make the “lumps” easier to spread and smooth out. It leaves your skin very soft and smooth. I’ll warn you that it really gets tight as it’s drying and if you put it on thick like directed that drying time takes a good 20-30 minutes. Your face will tingle and itch as it’s drying. I think it’d be great for a “spa” night or doing it together like we did and I will use it again. I’ll report back with how it does for Ms. Katie’s face.



Oh how I’m so grateful for this product. We’d be the lobster family if someone hadn’t been smart enough to come up with this.

I much prefer the spray, but with 5 of us we were going through a bottle every time we all applied and that gets pricey. We switched to the ‘old fashion’ kind which no one likes applying but sometimes you just gotta’ do it. I’ve been told by several dermatologists that Neutrogena and Banana Boat are among the best sunscreens. 

Happy Friday friends. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

❤️Happy Mother’s Day to all you sweet mama’s❤️




Linking up with these blogger friends

The Slaughters / Grace and Love / Momfessionals

Bright on a Budget / Cup of Tea /  Della Devoted

Smidge of This / Carolina Charm / Hello Happiness

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  1. May 12, 2017 / 1:21 pm

    So, first of all I want to say I admire what an amazing mother you are! It is evident on the smiles on your children's faces! The involvement and the time that you take to support their endeavors is wonderful! And not to mention you're absolutely beautiful inside and out! So I hope your day is full of sunshine and love! Sweet Friday Favs, I have been debating on trying that mud mask and bring on the spray sunscreen, summers almost here for us! Hugs!!

    • May 12, 2017 / 1:46 pm

      Oh Andrea, you are so sweet! I wish we could meet for coffee and gab. I know I'm in good company and that you are a spectacular mother! Have the sweetest Mother's Day. I hope all your men treat you like the queen you are! XOXO

  2. May 12, 2017 / 2:30 pm

    Loved that you stirred your face mask with a fork! I'm going to miss your beach posts, too! Have a great weekend!

    • May 12, 2017 / 7:35 pm

      Aw, thanks Laura!!! Happy Graduation weekend!!!

  3. May 12, 2017 / 3:11 pm

    I love that picture of you 3 with the face masks. Not a smile in the bunch. Lol. It made me laugh. And that meme… soooo true! I'm glad that you guys have had such a fun time! Happy Mother's Day! 🙂

    • May 12, 2017 / 7:34 pm

      It would have made us laugh, but our faces would have literally cracked…LOL!!! Happy Mother's Day to you too!

  4. May 12, 2017 / 6:23 pm

    It looks like you are having a wonderful time with your family! That's good to know about the sunscreen brands. Those are the two brands that I usually buy! Have a wonderful weekend!

    • May 12, 2017 / 7:30 pm

      Thanks Tanya! You too! and yes, we are having a wonderful time. I don't want it to end.

  5. May 14, 2017 / 12:43 pm

    I've been wanting to try that Aztec mask forever! Glad you all had a fun time! Safe travels home, and have a wonderful mother's day!

    • May 14, 2017 / 1:02 pm

      You should try it Allie! I'm not ready to leave, but all good things must come to an end. You have a wonderful Mother's Day too!!! XOXO

    • May 18, 2017 / 2:30 pm

      I'll have to check that out! We had a ball doing ours together. More fun with a buddy!

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