One of my favorite things about summer is evening storms! We seem to have them a lot lately, in the late afternoon or right after dinner, the sun still pours in our living room but the rain is loud and it makes for the coziest movie nights! We have pulled out our camping tent twice this year already, and the girls love to pull the pillows off the couch and build a bed on the floor for movies. The other night we were picking out some of our favorite movies to add to our queue, and I thought this would be fun for a blog post!! I love all the things that evoke the feelings of the season, so watching a good baseball movie on a summer night will always be my favorite! Field of Dreams, anyone?!
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Sharing a list of our favorites! Crack open the windows while it’s storming, make a big bowl of popcorn or some stovetop s’mores & throw back to some of the best summery movies of all time!
The Parent Trap
Eat Pray Love
Field of Dreams
Now & Then
Bridges of Madison County
500 Days of Summer
And if it’s after the fourth of July, well then Hocus Pocus is totally acceptable, my kids insisted in reading the Grinch last night before bed so we are really getting ahead of ourselves. What are some of your favorites (including any Netflix series!) that you love to watch on a stormy summer night?! I would love to hear all of your recommendations! Happy Monday!! XO
Remember the old days of mix tapes & burning playlists onto discs? When Brandon & I were dating in high school, he made me a cd for our first Valentine’s together, and we continued to listen to it for the next ten years or so. I’m not sure where that old cd ended up, but one of the songs on it is on the first Shrek movie, which we watch all the time with the kids. Brings back the sweetest memories! All of that to say, I put together my current Valentine’s playlist, fun to listen to on date night, with the kiddos or if you are hosting a festive brunch or dinner.
I love so many of these songs & will listen to them all year! Such a sucker for a good love song and a romantic comedy. Claire was sick last week & we watched Because I Said So a few times, such a good flick to put you in the Valentine’s Day mood! 🙂
Would love for you to share what songs are your must-haves for Valentine’s Day or what is your wedding/first dance song? I know I’m missing some good ones! Hope you are all having a happy week! XO
Happy Thanksgiving week, friends!
The girls are home from school all week so we have been working on all the really important things like drawing hand-turkeys and making cinnamon butter for friends. This time of year just gets sweeter & sweeter as the girls get a little older, I have never wished to freeze time so much as I do now. I love having Harper’s helping hand, spending time with her in the kitchen or doing art projects is something I have looked forward to my whole life. Eloise is at the most fun age of singing Christmas songs with all the wrong words and learning how to do new things every day. And baby Claire, oh I will forever love the sound of a squishy little diaper butt walking around the house & the way their eyes light up when they see things they love (like the Christmas tree aisle at Target).
We are looking forward to having dad home with us for a few days, our favorite Thanksgiving traditions and of course, all of the food! Our menu is similar to years past, turkey (in the turkey fryer!), cheesy potatoes, green bean casserole, roasted brussels sprouts (my bro is in charge of this dish), this amazing sweet potato casserole we made last year that I have been craving ever since, stuffing muffins, homemade rolls & cinnamon butter, and a pumpkin pie!
I wanted to share our Thanksgiving playlist, I always love having some good background music for dinner and these are a few of my favorites! If you have any good jams (or menu items!) that should be added to the list, be sure to leave them in the comments!
Wishing you all the happiest week ahead with friends & family!! XO