We had a packed weekend which is always fun, but makes the arrival of Monday morning all the more surprising. Hello gigantic coffee!

Saturday morning we planned to head to Blake's Orchard and Cider Mill in Armada for u-Pick strawberries, but ended up getting rained out. We're hoping that the pickings are still decent in a couple weeks so that we can try again before the season is over. Berry picking is one of my favorite summer activities with the kids. It gets them so curious about how things grow, excited to make something from what they gather with their own hands and anything that gets us all out enjoying nature is a huge win in my book. I love baking, but I haven't landed on a recipe to try with this year's haul. Please leave any suggestions that you have in the comments! The nice thing about fresh strawberries is that they are just as easy to enjoy dipped in a little dark chocolate ganache or topped with some fresh whipped cream (or even just cleaned up and on their own)! These are some pictures from last year at the patch. I would definitely recommend Blake's to anyone in the Metro Detroit area for u-Pick, their annual Lavender Festival or any of their Fall activities. One of our favorite places to be sure!


With the rain delay, we just took the kids to the mall for a little fun, a large coffee and a change of scenery (and some window shopping, naturally). The weather cleared up in the afternoon, so we decided to live on the edge and take the squad out to dinner after naps at Sagebrush Cantina for some of our favorite Mexican food. Just trust me when I say that we don't often take four children out to restaurants (for the consideration of other patrons), so when we do we are sure to plan ahead (dinner at 4:30? Sure!) and pick the "right" location. One with enough space and one with enough noise to help mask potential meltdowns. We stopped at the park on the way to dinner and ended up turning a day with ruined plans into one filled with some fun memories.

To beat the heat, I wore a classic accessory in my new favorite way. Bonus- this bandana comes in a pack of two at Target for $3.99. Hello! There are so many fun ways to style this trend- you can wear in your hair, tied around your neck in a few different variations or around the handle of your handbag for a seasonal update. Ladies, I always look in the Men's section for items like this because 10/10 they are going to mark these up in our section!



Sunday morning, we headed over to my in-laws for a little Father's Day brunch to celebrate my sweet husband, father-in-law and brother-in-law. I helped the kids make Kyle some special pieces of artwork to give him on Sunday and they were so proud of how their masterpieces turned out. For dinner, I surprised Kyle with one of his favorites: marinated flank steak with chimichurri sauce and a side of grilled street corn. Delicious! Every year, Father's Day gets a little sweeter as the kids get more and more involved in helping with the celebration and I couldn't be luckier to have Kyle as my rock and the father of our big old crew.

I wore this easy kimono and body-con dress combo to brunch. The kimono is chiffon, so it's a hot weather day essential if you still want to wear a layering piece. Hope you had a great weekend and here's to a productive week ahead!