5 Friday Favorites: June...

Hey, Hey Friday!  Another summer week down.  It's been busy and full and at the same time, lazy and quiet around here.  I am wrapping up my last teaching license renewal class so we have been home in the afternoons while Lucy naps so I can get that done.

The kids don't seem to mind at all since there are some awesome new movies on Netflix - Moana, Trolls, Minions, Angry Birds Movie, Hotel Transylvania 2 and the list goes on and on.  Netflix isn't a favorite but it should be this week ;).

Oh and by the way, I did a fun Facebook live last night all about kids chores and cleaning with kids #oxymoron so go like my page and give it a watch.  I hope it encourages you :). I  have lots of fun things to share with you so grab your favorite form of caffeine and let's get this favorite party started!


These water beads are SO COOL.  My friend Karie gave us this bag with the teeny tiny little beads you see.  You place them in a bowl with water for 4-6 hours and voila - water beads.  They are so fun!  We have only just begun to figure out all the fun things to do with them.  Have you heard of them?


You guys Wal-Mart is wining me over (Target still wins in the customer service department ;) BUT Wal-Mart now has felt letter boards and light boxes for $9.97.  I couldn't decide which one to get - thoughts?.  My friend Karie said her daughter loves to play with the light box and got these emojis so  I think I could get the light box for V for her birthday and the felt board for me ;).


Once again, my friend Karie is FULL of amazing ideas.  She just threw a couple of birthday parties and instead of going some place or renting an inflatable, she bought this one at Kohl's and used her coupon to save additional money.  It came to about $250 shipped to her door!  I thought that was a genius idea if you have a bunch of summer birthdays - gift and party in one!

If your budget is smaller, I totally suggest these Dollar Tree shield floaties.  They work great for extra speed on your slip n'slide or as a shield in the sprinkler.  Some slip n'slides, like this one, come with them actually which is where I got the idea!


A favorite of Vera's this week is hair chalk.  I am telling you what, Vera didn't want to go swimming after our playdate because of her beautiful hair.  She now wants to do this as an activity for her party!  If you have a little girl or need a gift, this is a great one.  We have very porous blonde hair which tends to hold on to color, like chlorine, but this stuff washed right out!

Post playdate nap with her fries ;)


I ordered a swimsuit on Amazon.  My friend Emilie ordered this one (look at all the fun prints) with great success so I started looking.  Have you heard of the company Cupshe?  They sell on Amazon with free shipping and free returns.  The prices were too good to pass up trying them out.  Guess what?  I love the swimsuit!  

The cup inserts are a little more plush ;).  I went with a medium, which is a size up in the top but the right size in the bottoms.  I would say go with the size of your largest area if that makes sense.  They also have sizing charts online.  I read all the reviews to see if it ran true to size, etc.  I already wore it AND got a compliment so I am going to call this a MAJOR win.  

I totally suggest looking on Amazon for your next swimsuit, who would have thought.  I also LOVE Lime Ricki and their swimsuits!  I buy true to size on that website just an FYI.

{5 Favorite Blog Posts of June}

Here were the top blog posts based on your visits - if you missed one, check it out :)

#1 5 Cheap Water Activities for at Home

#2 Put Your Mom Suit On

#3 Garage Toy Organization

#4 Perfectly Port Pictures in May

#5 May Friday Favorites

Don't forget to follow me on Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook for all the fun!  I just did a FB live last night all about cleaning and chores with kids :).  Check out my FB live here.

Until next time, keep on keeping on toward a joyful, faith-filled life! #tribekoko xoxo ERIN

Linking up with Erika and Andrea for Friday Favorites, BYBMG for High Five for Friday and Five on Friday with Smidge of This.  Make sure to check out their blogs for more Friday fun!

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