Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Totally Terrific Tuesday {#90}

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Hey friends! It's time for the Totally Terrific Tuesday party!   If you didn't know, I am one of the new cohosts of this weekly link party, and I am so excited to be cohosting with this lovely group of women!  Please hop over and check out their blogs, all of them are unique and remarkable in their own ways.  This is a great group of ladies and I cannot be more excited about this union.

This post was supposed to go live last night, and I have to apologize that it didn't.  I am sitting here writing this from Venice Beach, CA (yes it's amazing!) and I thought I had it ready to go and scheduled, and realized this morning that it hadn't posted.  And the fact that I am three hours behind my normal time zone isn't helping matters!  I am actually taking a break from blogging this week for this vacation, and I can't wait to share all about our adventures with you on the blog!  In the meantime, you can catch some snippets from our trip by following me on Facebook, Instagram, or I am attempting to post to Snap Chat, and you can follow along there- my username is SweetParrishPlaceNicki.  I'll be back to blogging some time next week!

If you are a blogger, please link up to our party and share what you have been up to lately.  If you aren't a blogger, there is so much eye candy for you to click over to in this link party!  Just scroll through all of the links, and click any that catch your eye!

PS. Kaitlyn from Eight Pepperberries created all of the new graphics..are they not stunning!?  I love them!  Thanks Kaitlyn!

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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Refreshing Summer Drink Recipes

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Hey friends!  After today's post, I will be taking a blogging break for about a week and a half  to take a little vacation with LC for our 10th anniversary.  We will be going to sunny California and spending some time in LA, and we are so excited!  I will be sharing bits of our adventures on Instagram, and I'm going to try my best to use Snapchat, so you can follow me there at SweetparrishplaceNicki to catch some of our adventures.  Today, I am here to share some refreshing summer drink recipes with you guys, and they are just that, refreshing and delicious!  My daughter, Delaney and I had fun making these and enjoying some girl time on the back deck together.  And being surrounded by boys most of the time while she is at college, I definitely need some time just for girls!  Both of these recipes were made using the delicious DASANI® Sparkling Water in the new sleek cans, and you can enjoy these drinks all by themselves, straight out of the can, or you can use them to make some really fun sparkling drinks!  

Monday, June 20, 2016

Totally Terrific Tuesday

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Hey friends! It's time for the Totally Terrific Tuesday party, if you didn't know, I am one of the new cohosts of this weekly link party, and I am so excited to be cohosting with this lovely group of women!  Please hop over and check out their blogs, all of them are unique and remarkable in their own ways.  This is a great group of ladies and I cannot be more excited about this union.

If you are a blogger, please link up to our party and share what you have been up to lately.  If you aren't a blogger, there is so much eye candy for you to click over to in this link party!  Just scroll through all of the links, and click any that catch your eye!

PS. Kaitlyn from Eight Pepperberries created all of the new graphics..are they not stunning!?  I love them!  Thanks Kaitlyn!

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Sunday, June 19, 2016

Summer Home Tour Part One- Top Back Deck

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Hey friends!  I want to start by giving a shout out to all of the amazing Father's out there in the world slaying dragons, killing it, and just being there for their children on a daily basis.  For those of you who don't know, my husband, whom I lovingly refer to as LC on the blog (you can read why here), is the father to our son-Mr. 8 Year Old, and the step father to my two oldest, Delaney and Mr. 16 Year Old.  He stepped in and raised them when they were abandoned by their father (you can also read about that at the link above).  So to all dad's and step dad's everywhere who are there for their children everyday showing them what a true father is, Happy Father's Day!  This post was meant to go live on Friday morning, but I got a new computer, a Macbook Pro, and it has been a learning curve to say the least.  But I know once I am used to it, I'm going to love it!  In the meantime, I am just trying to learn how to use it!  But I am excited today to bring you the first part of my Summer Home Tour, the top tier of our back deck!  I am still working on a few things on the lower level, but hope to share soon! And stay tuned for more of my Summer Home Tour inside as well!  I really love the way our top deck turned out this year, and I hope you enjoy getting a look at it!

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Easy Breezy Skirts for Summer

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Hey friends!  I hope you have been enjoying your week so far, wither way, it’s all down hill from here, right?  I have been enjoying my summer break so far, and just spending some time trying to catch up on housework, and preparing to start an outdoor project for our back deck.  Summer’s official start is on the 20th, and LC and I are leaving next week to take a trip to LA for our 10th wedding anniversary, and my mind is swimming with what to pack for the trip!  I love to wear skirts and dresses in the summer, they are just so darn easy, breezy, and comfortable for the hot months.  So today I thought it would be fun to show you some of my favorite skirts, and I will link to either the exact items, or items that are similar if what I’m wearing is no longer available.  Also, if you follow me on Instagram, you have probably noticed that I post a lot of outfit pictures, so I have added a new tab to the top of the blog titled, Shop My Looks.  You can click on any picture you see there, and it will take you to shoppable links where I have linked to exact or similar items that I am wearing in each look.  I hope you will enjoy this new addition to my blog!

Monday, June 13, 2016

Totally Terrific Tuesday Link Party No. 88

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Hey friends! It's finally happening!   If you are a regular reader, welcome!  You may know already that I am starting a new journey as a cohost for a weekly link party called Totally Terrific Tuesday. And if you are new to the blog, I am so glad you are here!  This Totally Terrific Tuesday party was originally hosted by Jessica at Live Randomly Simple.  We have gotten to know each other recently on Instagram and through emails, and I am honored she asked me to join as a cohost.  I have been linking up regularly to the party for a while now, and I am so excited to be cohosting with this lovely group of women!  Please hop over and check out their blogs, all of them are unique and remarkable in their own ways.  Myself and the other cohost's are here and ready for our grand entrance. Please make sure you stop by the blogs and check out what they are all about. This is a great group of ladies and I cannot be more excited about this union.

If you are a blogger, please link up to our party and share what you have been up to lately.  If you aren't a blogger, there is so much eye candy for you to click over to in this link party!  Just scroll through all of the links, and click any that catch your eye!

PS. Kaitlyn from Eight Pepperberries created all of the new graphics..are they not stunning!?  I love them!  Thanks Kaitlyn!

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Friday, June 10, 2016

Charming Cottage Chic DIY Journals

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Hey friends!  I hope you have had a great week.  I just finished up the 2016 work year yesterday, and now I am on a nice 2 month summer break!  I have been a little absent from the blog this week because my evenings have been spent at swim meets and making these adorable and charming cottage chic journals to share with you guys!  These little journals are just too darn sweet for words, and they would make such a thoughtful gift for lots of different occasions.  Think favors for a party, bachelorette gifts, gifts for a women's group (like the prayer group I attend), wedding shower prizes, the list is endless.  And better yet, you can personalize them and decorate them however you want to. I am so in love with these that I don't think I can part with them, so I might need to make several batches.  These journals make a great gift if you want to give something homemade, from the heart, and don't have a lot of money to spend.  And today, I am going to show you how you can make some adorable journals of your own!