Friday Faves- Happy Independence Day!

Hey Friends! Happy FriYAY! I hope you have a long weekend ahead of you as well. We are enjoying D having a few extra days off. We are headed to a camping site Saturday to spend the day with some friends. The forecast is calling for thunderstorms but we are trying to be optimistic about that. My heart is set on running around with Mason and eating s’mores around the campfire.

As per our usual here are some of my Friday Faves. I always love to hear yours as well!

Hiking Trips

You can see more from our hiking trip on yesterday’s post!


Flip Belt


I am not a fan of the armbands for my phone. Mostly because my guns are lacking and it does not stay put. I also like to take my phone in and out a lot so it just does not work well for me. This FlipBelt on the other hand, is perfect. It stays put and has both slide in and a zippered space. It holds both my iPhone7 and keys without a problem. I do suggest a size up though. I am wearing a small FlipBelt in the picture. I was borderline on the size chart between an x-small and small. I could not have worn a smaller one though.

Wireless Headphones


Speaking of the fitness faves. I first ordered these Bluetooth Headphones to send to D while he was away. He used his headphones a lot to run and FaceTime so I thought cordless ones would be perfect. Luckily we ended up receiving two due to a delayed shipment (the customer service was great). These were especially great when I upgraded to an IPhone7 that require Bluetooth Headphones. We’ve been using them since January and have nothing but good things to say about them. Plus they are much cheaper than other cordless headphones.

Family Nights


I love now that I am not working full-time we have more family time at night. It is so much less stressful. This night Mason wanted to read over and over so we did! I love our he loves to read!

Around the Web:

What do happy couples do everyday?

Cookout side dish idea….I like to take a healthy side to eat along with the protein at cookouts.

Love this post about parenting.

A twist on chicken tacos.

What are your thoughts on #fitmom? I know this post has gotten a lot of negative and positive reviews around the web. I first think that the way the author is feeling, is on herself. We cannot blame others for making us feel a certain way…..we are giving them that power and it is not their power to have. Secondly, I think the author is not shaming but saying not to find value is just being a #fitmom but in all aspects of motherhood. Lastly, I believe most importantly we should be loving and supporting all moms and women for that matter! Division is never good.

Question: Do you like s’mores? Do you like a fitness belt or armband? Thoughts on #fitmom?



  1. Christina @

    June 30, 2017 at 11:23 am

    Thanks for sharing those wireless headphones! I’ve been wanting to get some for my husband, but didn’t want anything crazy expensive, those look perfect!

    1. Bethany

      June 30, 2017 at 8:36 pm

      We have liked them and they come with different size ear pieces as well.

  2. Erinn

    June 30, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    I love my flipbelt! I got a bright yellow one so it will stand out. It doesn’t move at all when I’m working out and holds everything I need!
    As for the #fitmom thing…I am not a mother yet but I completely agree with you with supporting all moms! I don’t think being judgmental from either side is the way to go because everyone is in a different situation. I hope to be as active as I can when I do become a mother while still putting my child first. I think it’s important to set a good example for children that regular physical exercise is essential to staying healthy. I see too many kids that have no desire to do anything that involves exercise, let alone do anything outside, period. So many children would benefit from having a positive role model (like a #fitmom) that would teach them that fitness can be fun too. That’s just my two cents…I could be completely off base!

    1. Bethany

      June 30, 2017 at 8:38 pm

      You make a great point about lending my example. Kids are not active like they used to be and providing that example young is great!

  3. Kelli @ Hungry Hobby

    June 30, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    I tried the flip belt… too much hips for that over here! ha ha but I like the idea of it! have a good weekend!

    1. Bethany

      June 30, 2017 at 8:38 pm

      Girl I got some hips too! That is why I sized up. Thanks! Have a great weekend as well!

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