five on friday

one. fabfitfun summer box
I got my first FabFitFun box in the mail this week!  I had seen these super cute boxes land on the doorsteps of a handful of celeb peeps I follow and I was so excited to try it out! fabfitfun is a subscription box company that offers full sized lifestyle, fitness and beauty products- which is totally up my alley right now!  when I tore into this month’s summer box I was so excited for every little thing!  I used the yoga towel today at workout and because the humidity my mat gets slippery so the towel was perfect to lay on!  the beach bag is AMAZING and huge.  perfect for toting 4 different kinds of sunscreen and about eleven barbies to the pool.  beach waves spray + osea moisturizer, full bod scrub!  
my favorite in the box?  the betchsicles🙂
use code AMBERM for $10 off your first box!
 two. girls night
its been awhile since having a girls night. this one was impromptu and last minute and worth every chip I stuffed into my mouth.
sangria swirl for the win!
 three. summer DIY with the littles
Jordan did his first DIY projects with his tiny helpers.  it wasn’t a complete disaster and there were only three meltdowns during the process.  I’ve never met a more patient man in my life.
these bird houses are darling and I love looking out into my yard to see them hanging from the trees.
 four. camp gladiator 
today marks the end of endurance week!  I just started my second camp and I am LOVING it (again).  the workouts are always different, so I’m constantly motivated to get up and get moving before my house wakes.  I actually realized this week that I need to bump up my weights because I’ve gotten that much stronger!  I have been using 8lb dumbbells (Jordan snarks and chuckles..) and my trainer this week told me I needed to ramp it up!  yes!  
as much as I HATE my alarm going off at 4:30am, when I am home after working out and have an hour and half or so to get done whatever I want/need to do it starts my day off so much brighter! not to mention, I’m getting strong!
see my camp gladiator progress after my first camp HERE
working out has gotten me motivated for cuuuute workout clothes!  while I often shop at like tjmaxx or target..and academy’s bcg brand is probably my top go-to for east and cheap, but its nice to splurge sometimes on clothes that make you feel good, right?  I’m obsessed with the lattice crop leggings and the extra long tanks.  I usually will tend to size up so I can get the looser fit and longer length.
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 five. summer nights.
this week the humidity has been completely tolerable and we’ve been able to spend sometime outside in the evenings without feeling like we were going to suffocate.  this time of year, when its light outside much later than any other time of year, is probably among my favorite time- okay outside of christmas, because you know.. Santa and Jesus:) but I love this time and appreciate it even more so now with kiddos.  Parker and Jolie were running around in the backyard in their little mermaid panties and eating popsicles at 9pm after coming back from swimming their little hearts out for four hours into the late evening.  we’ve not been eating dinner until closer to 7-730pm because we just don’t want to come inside!
its fourth of july weekend!  any big plans?!  we don’t have a ton going, but we will without a doubt be eating good food and laying by the pool!  annnnd probably hit up the fireworks:)
what are you making for your backyard BBQ?  I found these recipes surfing pinterest for inspo that look just delicious!

parmesan garlic grilled corn
firecracker hot dogs
patriotic popcorn
the best baked beans
baked BLT dip
mac + cheese cupcakes (WHAT!)

have a festive + safe weekend, ya’ll!! 

July 1, 2016

  1. ooh, I need to try out that box!! looks amazing!! those little bird houses turned out so cute too! Have a great weekend! 🙂


  2. Lara Brown says:

    I am finishing up my first week of CG. Really love it so far. I go to a 4:30 am class in Grand Prairie. I need to check out that box! I get one now for my son that includes gluten free items plus Ipsy.

  3. I just finished up my first week of CG! The first week was so tough but I'm already feeling stronger! Your posts about it inspired me to go 🙂 I'm with you on loving Christmas too but enjoying this first Summer with a baby makes it so much sweeter! Happy weekend!!

  4. Britt Fisk says:

    Oh how I miss Gloria's!!! And, you look amazing, friend!

  5. Stephanie says:

    Your CG results are awesome for just 4 weeks. How do you stay on track with diet? That is my biggest challenge. I pack all 3 kids a lunch everyday but I end up in the work cafe eating things I shouldn't. I'd like to start packing my own healthy lunch. Any plans on a healthy eating plan for busy mamas post?