Friday Faves

Hey Hey it’s Friday my friends! What is it about Friday that just makes everything seems better? This week has flown by with the Independence Day celebrations and extra days off for D.C. After a busy last weekend and week, we are planning to keep this weekend a bit more low key. We have a fun birthday party to go to but other than that we are staying close to home. Hopefully, the weather with agrees with us for a little pool time as well.

Now here are some of my Friday Faves! Hope you have a great weekend!

New to be RXBar Flavor


I tried the Mixed Berry RXBAR bar for the first time this week and loved it! So perfect for the summer!

THERMOS FOOGO Stainless Steel Straw Bottle


I LOVE this cup for Mason! He can open and close it easily. It is a great size. It does not leak. Plus is it tough! The lid does come off here and there but we have dropped it from the diaper bag or Mason has thrown it husband a million times! So many times I’ve thought it was done but it keeps coming back strong! Plus isn’t he so cute with it?

Hiking Adventures


I love hiking with this crew! Even when the heat index is 105 degrees and 82% humidity!


I just feel so blessed to be able to go out and hike with my family! We had to cut it short with the heat for little man but we had such a great time! Being as healthy and active as possible it very important to me! Plus I mean who gets to just go hiking in Japan? It is awesome!



If you have not caught on by now….grammar is not my thing! I type as I talk to myself in my head and well it does not always come out just right. I also will read it back the way I meant to write it. Grammarly has been so helpful as a grammar tool! Not only in blogging but in my grad school work as well. It even finds mistakes that Word often fails too. Bonus: if you have it open in a tab on your computer or downloaded it even helps on social media!

Dr. Brite Toothpaste


A couple of weeks ago I had my first dental visit in a couple of years. Being that I was pregnant and then nursed for 13 months, I was not too sure how this visit would go. I have heard so much about how pregnancy can really be tough on dental health. Plus, I gave up fluoride toothpaste and many say that is a no go. I was surprised to find it was the best visit I have ever had. The dentist said my teeth look great and to keep up the good work. He might have also said I could floss more but that is  normal right? I’ve been using Dr. Brite toothpaste for about a year now I love it, especially now that I have a good report from the dentist!

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Questions: What is your favorite snack bar flavor? Do you hate going to the dentist? Do you meal prep on vacation? 

Have a great weekend!



  1. Laura @ Laura Likes Design

    July 7, 2017 at 11:04 am

    Dental appointments are my least favorite of all! All of the scraping is just too much!
    Such a cute pic of you and your little family on the hike — you guys are brave for going out on such a hot day!

    1. Bethany

      July 7, 2017 at 11:06 am

      Brave or did not check the weather?! =)

      Have a great weekend!

  2. Erinn

    July 7, 2017 at 3:49 pm

    Your little boy is adorable with that cup! Hope y’all have a good weekend 🙂
    I absolutely LOATHE going to the dentist..I have had my fair share of difficult dental visits – root canals, bone grafts, dental implants (no fun) so I just dread going. I went last week and luckily everything looked great but I still get anxious sitting in that chair 🙁 I told the hygienist that I maybe floss 3 times a week (and that’s generous). She laughed and said, “At least you’re honest!”

    1. Bethany

      July 7, 2017 at 7:56 pm

      awe….bless your heart that is a lot of dental procedures! Thank you he loves the cup too because he can press the button to open it. He thinks he is a big boy 😉 Have a great weekend!

  3. Patricia @Sweet and Strong

    July 7, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    So nice you got to go out for a hike as a fam and in Japan, so cool! I have only tried a few RX bar flavors and really like them, I need to find that berry one. Happy Weekend!

    1. Bethany

      July 7, 2017 at 7:57 pm

      I think the Sea Salt is still my favorite. My husband loves the blueberry.
      Have a great weekend!

  4. Via B Design

    July 7, 2017 at 10:56 pm

    I haven’t seen that toothpaste before… I will have to poke around and see where to find it.

  5. Emily @ Pizza & Pull-ups

    July 8, 2017 at 1:29 am

    I love Rx Bars, but have not tried that flavor yet, I will have to look for it. Hope you have a great weekend!

    1. Bethany

      July 8, 2017 at 4:05 am

      What’s your favorite flavor?

      Have a great weekend!

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