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oh hey, friday | it's my birthday

Well, technically yesterday was my birthday.
BUT I like to celebrate the whole week. Or month really.

I am up in the beautiful town of McCall with my family and loving life.
And if you'd like to see what's going on, you should just head to my instagram.

So, for obvious reasons, I'm not going to be doing an oh hey, friday post.

But you totally should.

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Happy weekend, friends.


RODEO | year 5

We went to the rodeo again this year... for the 5th year in a row.
I just looked back at the past posts I have written about it... and you can too.
Just in case you were curious... Bennett will be wearing that same pink shirt next year.
And the year after.
And then I will have to make it into three bandanas or something, so they can continue to wear it yearly.

This year it felt like approximately 130 degrees.
I didn't even bother dressing the boys much like cowboys.
Except I did throw a hat on Bennett for a hot second at home for a picture before we left.
We headed up early and ate dinner put on by our farm lending institution.
Bennett was a big fan of the water. And cups. Naturally.
Mostly because Ryan gave him a taste of lemonade, aka baby crack?
He thought it was the best thing EVER, and looked at me like I had been holding out on him.
I have. And will continue to do so. Sorry buddy.

We left the dinner a little early and headed next door to the big rodeo.
Brody was really hoping that there would be a mechanical bull like there was two years ago.
He was pretty sad they didn't have one last year.
And sure enough, they were back this year, and better than ever.

Both big boys took a wild ride.
And it was probably the cutest thing I've ever seen.
I just hope that this is a sufficient amount of thrill for them and they won't want to ride real bulls. Ever.
Luckily, Bennett didn't seem to interested in seeking any thrill.

We brought along Ryan's parents, and the boys just had the best time ever.
Brody had a kid sit next to him for the last half an hour or so, and my social butterfly couldn't have been happier.

We were all particularly in awe of those bull riders nearly getting trampled though.
Every. Single. Time.
I don't know the answer, but I do know that we will be back there again next year.


oh hey, friday | 5 FAVORITE small shops for my boys' clothes

This week has been a whirlwind!
We went to the fair, the pool, and the rodeo (more on that next week).
Hung a new chandelier and it's 750 crystals.
And have tended to a grumpy little baby... who probably really isn't that grumpy, but I'll take my easy going kid back any minute now.

I'm not going to be blogging about any of the above today though.
Instead, I am going to share my love of/addiction to small shops with you.

1 | periwinkle jazz
You guys... THIS shop is dangerous for my wallet.
They have the cutest bloomies, shorties and leggings/harem pants.
Not to mention a few darling shirts.
AND even bowties and beanies.
I am in love with all of the fabric, and the new line coming September 1st does NOT disappoint.
Go and check out the shop HERE.

2 | bitty b design
Speaking of adorable shorts and pants... THIS shop is your place.
This week a brand new line of fabrics dropped, and they are all perfect.
Just see for yourself...
And if you have little girls - there is a floral fabric that is absolutely beautiful.
Go and check out the shop HERE.

3 | radladco
I am a sucker for cute shirts.
And THIS company is no exception.
 {periwinkle jazz shorties}
Aren't they just the best?
AND good news. 
You can get 20% off your purchase using code UNSTOPPABLE20.
Go check out the shop HERE.

4 | loopty loo designs
Ahh. Talk about soft!! 
These clothes are so comfy.
Not to mention adorable!
And they have a whole lot of options for you too... that you just have to go and check out.
They have some super cute peplum tops for little girls, that I would be all over if I had girls... or if they came in my size. Ha. 
Lucky you can get 15% off if you use code BECKAM15 or BENNETT15 - you can choose. :)
Go and check out the shop HERE.

5 | fancy frogz 
Lastly but certainly not least.
I absolutely adore this shop!!
All of their fabrics are exclusive to them because they create them, and I think that is totally amazing. 
And they are all cute to boot.
They do tops, bottoms and very soon will be offering blankets!!!
The most cozy blanket ever.
Also, it's big and quite versatile. 
You will love anything you get there, I promise.
Go and check out the shop HERE.

Ok. That wraps it up... for now.
What are some small shops you love!?

I'll do another one of these posts soon with a few more that I love too.
Until then, let's get out link up on!

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Happy weekend friends!


oh hey, friday | new doo

I had high hopes of busting out a great blog post on this fine Friday.
But... that's just not happening, because it's 11pm on Thursday night and I would like a little bit of rest.

I have been spending a crazy amount of time weeding in my yard/garden/orchard, and let me tell you, that is tiring.
The thing is though, by the time I'm finished, I will probably have to start all over again.

The farm books aren't waiting around for me either.
Turns out, bills keep coming, and people actually want paid.

Also, my children seem to always be hungry.
Or need something.

I did take one day this week and did none of the above.
Instead I went to the dentist...
But I also got my hair cut and colored. Whoop whoop!
I cut off a solid 12 inches of pure stringy, nasty, split ends.
And now I feel so fresh and sass-a-frassy.
It's rejuvenating.

I hope you all have a terrific weekend.
Go and chop off your hair!

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