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Fourth of July Style Inspo

Happy almost 4th of July! Throwing together a little red, white & blue weekend style board this morning, it is my favorite holiday to coordinate my girls outfits to! This year’s matching swimsuits & sunnies might be my favorite yet!!

one // two // three // four // five // six

We are spending the weekend at the lake with Brandon’s family, we will be living in swimsuits & floating on swans! Hope you guys all have the happiest 4th and get to see some fireworks wherever you are! XO

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Friday Favorites

Happy Friday! I cannot believe that next weekend is already the fourth of July! We have been in full blown summer fun mode over here, lots of home projects (see my last post), and having fun at the lake with friends. I realized it has been forever since I’ve done a Friday favorites post & had a handful of things bookmarked to share with you, so let’s goooo!

If you have kids, and especially if your kids have friends over or you are hosting a lot in the summer, you need these cups in your life!!! They come in two colorways, and if you grab them both, you can mix and match for so many fun combinations! They are so great because 1. lids and straws!!! and 2. kids will remember which cup is theirs!!

I have been livvvvving in these joggers, love them so much I bought a second pair.

My favorite clean, organic self tanner (and sunscreen!), a summer must have!!

Lots of you asked about my swimsuit on Instagram the other day, it is currently 40% off!! These are the high waisted bottoms and this is the ruffle top!! It runs true to size & is always my go-to swim pick!!!!

The s’mores cookie recipe that I butchered. They were still good, and I’m sure you’ll do a better job!

Need some new Summer entertainment for your kiddos? A few current faves: this watermelon slip n slide, classic hippity-hops (fun to do outside in the grass through the sprinkler!), and my girls all time favorite, loom bracelets!!

Sort of ironic given the state of the world right now, but I love love love this doormat and it’s on sale right now.

Need some 4th of July entertaining ideas, find them here!!

Happy weekend, friends!! XO

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Summer Plans

Happy first official week of Summer!! Although, it has technically felt like Summer for the past three months. How is everyone holding up?! I did a quick Q&A on Instagram the other night and tons of you guys asked for a life update, so I thought I would share what we are up to & what we have planned for Summer!

Lots of fun at the Lake! This will be our first Summer at our lake house and we are so excited for all of the fun!!! We never imagined we would actually spend this much time out there but lake life is addicting!! We have almost every weekend of Summer booked with fun lake plans with friends & family. Also going to share an updated house tour with you soon!! All the fish decor.

House projects. You know there is always a project going on at the Garvins. Here is what we are tackling over the Summer of 2020!

+ Our 1920s Basement, finishing half of it to be a guest suite, so it will have a small bathroom, bedroom nook, and a TV room. It’s sort of a “must have” in the midwest during tornado season just for peace of mind. Also since we don’t have a guest room here, it will be great to give friends and family some room to breathe when they come visit! I will do a full recap of this once it’s finished, this is one project that we have chosen to hire out to a design build company and aren’t doing ourselves, so I haven’t shared a ton of progress on it, it should be wrapped up by mid July.

+ Our master bathroom will kick off as soon as the basement is finished, it will be a semi-big project and we would like to only have one of these happening at a time. I will share plans, inspo & before pics soon!

+ Girls bathroom update, Brandon is building new cabinet fronts for their bathroom, we are going to wallpaper it & also update the tile floors. It will also be one of the quicker weekend projects once the cabinets are finished and will technically possibly be our last big project in our current home! Which yes, I think we will stay here forever.

+ Lake house projects: the first week of July we will tackle the main floor paint, it is currently brown/beige and will be painted white! I know, you’re surprised. I still have to finish painting the master bathroom and some of the wood trim in the basement, but currently enjoying Summer way too much to put on my painting clothes!

+ And last but not least, Brandon is building a pergola for our cement pad at the lake, it is halfway up the hill from the water to our house and a good place to stop to enjoy the view! We will add a table and chairs, and hopefully some shade and string lights to make the space more useful. I will share details on all of this as well, including the building plans he is using!

Grand “opening” of the KC Prosecco Truck. If you guys follow my Instagram @jlgarvin you likely saw our big announcement a few weeks ago that we bought two Piaggio Apes (with two of our neighbors!), we are launching the KC Prosecco truck in just a few days & have big plans for the second one that we can hopefully share by Fall! If you are local and want to book it for an event, you can find us here!

We are also celebrating Claire & Brandon’s birthdays in July! Since Eloise didn’t get to have a birthday party during quarantine, we are going to throw a backyard bash for the two girls together later this summer. They have requested a cotton-candy-and-unicorns pool party, so I need to get to planning!

Hope you guys are all enjoying the first week of Summer! Sending all the love & sunshine vibes your way! XO

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