Friday, October 11, 2019

Friday Favorites: Homecoming, Dollar Store Decorations & Sarasota Spots

I'm kicking off this week's favorites with Homecoming Moments. No pun intended my friends. ;) The boys and I went to our First SHS Pep Rally. A performance by the Sarasota Circus students and fireworks will put this one down in the memory banks for us! You know what else will be remembered? My senior smiling! Moving is never easy and I'd say this boy has felt it the most.  My momma heart skipped a beat to see him happy. Now that's all I better say about that, right?

The team started strong this season but too many yellow flags and injured players hurt their winning streak. Thankfully, they came out on top at Friday night's game and I look forward to see how they do tonight!

Is it lame that I was completely relieved they opted to go as a friend group? There will be plenty of time for that! Meanwhile, I'll enjoy these youthful moments! 

Ethan ended up getting pictures taken with a view! 
Collin asked me the night before if a few friends could hang out our house. Sure! However, last minute means easy pizza. I did drop into the dollar store to grab a few items to decorate. You what helped? Their team colors are black and orange, which was everywhere! Happy Halloween! 

So for around $5, I had a tablecloth, plates, a mesh table runner, plasticware,  and a tacky bow (hey, it was boys ok??)! Thank you Dollar General. 

Extra bonus? This letter board came in the mail with my Causebox subscription - for a peek hop on over to Wednesday's post


Sarasota Adventures Continue
In between homeschool and high school, I'm squeezing in my local shop visits...mainly coffee and gelato. I can't help myself!

Gelato-Go Sarasota
My new favorite spot for gelato. Everything is made from scratch daily. I walk in and ask for tiramisu and coffee every time. So when I visited this weekend, I made myself try something different. The pineapple is incredibly refreshing. Now I'll be torn when I go! They also make specialty coffees, which I tried while meeting up with a friend.



Look at the beautiful display from Breaking Wave Coffee, also located in downtown Sarasota!  Right outside their coffee shop are one of the decorated bikes by a local artist, known as Dr. Nik. It's my intention to find them all!


Lido Beach
We closed out the weekend with a sunset swim at our one of our favorite beaches. Dad can fish while the kids play. Isn't is beautiful?

Alright my friends, my beautiful sister will arrive any moment. She's lived in Alaska these past 3 years and I haven't seen her in 2 years! Goodness I'm excited. I'm sure you'll see future Friday Favorite moments from this weekend. For now I hope you'll hop on over and link up with us at the Style Six HERE, if you haven't already!

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  1. Oh my goodness that beach looks so inviting! And what a lovely job you did for the boys' party! They are blessed to have a mother like you!

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    1. Nancy, that's the sweetest thing to say. It's hard not to look at all the ways I fall short, so what a blessing to hear someone point out some of the wins! :)

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  2. Such handsome boys Chrissy and you were the hostess with the mostest! That table was so cute and how lucky that their school colors are everywhere right now! Those coffees are so beautiful and that bike is fantastic! Enjoy your time with your sister - I know your heart will be so full!!!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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    1. Thank you Kellyann! I appreciate you so much!! :) Can't wait til we can get some coffees together.

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  3. Love seeing your boys HC pics and your decorations are so cute! Those beach shots are amazing! Enjoy your time with your sister! So exciting!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

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    1. Thank you Jill. It was such a nice time. And you know what's funny? None of the boys noticed, but I knew ahead of time that I was doing it for me. lol!

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  4. Oh my goodness all your pictures are wonderful! I love the decorations from the dollar store...what a good mom! And those coffees look ridiculously delicious! And the beach scenes make me long for a trip to the beach. Enjoy your visit with your sister. How very exciting!

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    1. Thank you Kristin! I hope you're doing well!! The coffees are so good, I'd love one now! When is your next beach trip?

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  5. Your boys look so handsome and they're getting so tall, wow. Lauren went to her homecoming with a friend group too. A couple had dates, but most didn't. She said she was really glad that she went with friends. She thought it was more fun that way... and I'm happy to just keep putting off the whole dating thing, ha.

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    1. Yes Julie! Those are my thoughts exactly. I know my boys don't believe me, but I think high school is the time to enjoy life without the extra responsibility etc of a romantic relationship!

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  6. Such handsome fellas there!!!!!
    I love that little letter board. They are just the cutest little accessory

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    1. Thank you Rebecca Jo! I hope you're having a great week!

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  7. Oh, that coffee place looks so good! I love a good cup of specialty coffee. What flavor did you go?

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    1. Me too! I ordered a good old fashioned cappuccino both times. These little shops are close to me so that may get me into trouble!

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  8. Darling spread for homecoming. Your sons are snappy dresser and real cutie pies. Love the sunset beach photos. Hope you have had the best time with your sister. I miss mine everyday!

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    1. Thank you Leslie. You're so sweet. I can't get enough of these Florida sunrises and sunsets - just gorgeous!

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  9. I love getting party supplies at dollar stores! You can beat it! I hope you have so much fun with your sister!

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    1. Thank you Laura! We did have the sweetest visit. I am looking forward to the next one!

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  10. It looks like you're having so much fun and enjoying Florida! Dollar store is my go to for party supplies because they are so cheap! Haha! Cute pics with your boys!

    http://www.ruthyannie.com

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    1. I need to pop into the dollar store more often! And we are trying to go on as many adventures as possible b/c you never know how long you'll be somewhere, right??

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  11. Yet again, I found myself smiling through this entire post! That picture of you and the boys is priceless! And now I must ask...how tall are you? And how tall are they?

    I always forget about Dollar General for decorations. I must remember that.

    I am so glad that Sarasota is proving to be a wonderful move all around for your family! Thanks for sharing and linking up with me, my friend.

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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