Being Brickner : Our Week & Happy 3rd of July!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Our Week & Happy 3rd of July!

It's been a crazy kind of week our way.  We were already a little behind after our road trip this weekend (which was totally worth it, can't wait to share!), then on top of that I've had some major technology issues & a two-day migraine that was such a pain in the ass I decided I would have rather been in labor.  Even without an epidural.  When it rains, it pours, right?! 
And speaking of rain, they are calling for a ton of it here (a tropical storm, actually), for the Fourth.

On the plus side, my blog is now fixed (& updated!), by the super talented Lynsey of Shiny Magic.  She was so sweet & easy to work with, I highly recommend her if you are like me & really have no idea how to make most of the technology work behind your blog.  Most of the time I am able to make it work through Google & some small miracle, but this time I basically hit a button & my whole blog went to hell.  Thanks, Lynsey, you seriously made it happen!

Another positive, Waverly has been in the happiest of moods, she must know it is a holiday week!  Her new favorite phrase is "it is so good to see you!".  She says it all day long, mostly to the dog, but also to her babies, us, & even has told the buckle on the car seat she was happy to see it a few times now.  She makes me so proud. :)


I also want to give the biggest thank you to Parenting Magazine for including us this week on their round-up of favorite mommy blogs!!  To say we are honored is definitely an understatement, most days I'm still shocked that someone other than my mom reads our posts each week. ;)  The list includes favorite fashionable mom bloggers & you can find it here, I was so excited to find some new blogs to follow myself.  It's definitely worth checking out!

In between all of the craziness this week, we have found time to have some Fourth of July fun & we are so excited that it's only one day away!  Waverly & I had a baking date to make these festive chocolate-covered pretzels, it's one of our favorite things to make together & my husband's favorite sweet treat.


We also have stocked up on every red, white & blue fruit, plus everything we need for smores!  It totally looks like we are going to be rained out, so I am making sure we at least can celebrate with our food.  If you have any ideas for rainy day activities for the Fourth, please send them my way!  The only thing I have come up with so far is putting our pool float in the driveway or sparklers under our covered porch, both of which I'm certain we could file under "dangerous" & "don't do with kids".
  
Wishing the HAPPIEST holiday weekend to all of you!
XOXO 

20 comments:

  1. Mmm I want pretzels!
    LOVE your new design and that profile pic of the three of you is amazing!

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  2. The blog looks great. I'm glad you're feeling better. I'll be excited to check out the other mommy blogs. : )

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  3. Love the new look!! Congrats on your feature!!!! Soooo exciting!!!

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  4. Love the new blog design! Waverly's new phrase is amazing; would love to hear that in person! And wow a big congrats on the parenting magazine feature!

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  5. The new look is amazing, LOVE IT!

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  6. Congratulations! Your new blog design looks great and I love the gold title :) Hope you and your family have the greatest weekend!!

    XO Kelly
    www.dettecakes.com

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  7. Love the new!!!! Congrats and send me some choc. Pretzels would ya?;)

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  8. Seriously Waverly is the happiest kid EVER. Have a great 4th, even it is raining!

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  9. Wow! Congratulations of being featured!! and those pretzels look so yummy!

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  10. Yes, great new look. Also, thanks for the rec - I'm debating treating myself to a REAL blog. :) Also, what a cool feature on you, congrats!! :) Hope you guys have a wonderful holiday weekend!!

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  11. The new design looks amazing! So pretty:) And congrats on the Parenting Magazine mention, sweet girl! That's amazing! Hoping that you guys have a wonderful 4th of July!:)

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  12. That is SO cool! Totally deserving too. I love the new look! =) And I'm totally craving some chocolate covered pretzels now, what a fun and easy treat. And I love that Waverly could help, I bet that would be a big hit with Aria. Have the best 4th! 'merica!

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  13. CONGRATULATIONS girl!!! And so deserved. Love your blog and LOVE the new design! And especially love the new photo of you, your husband and Waverly. I can only imagine the love and fun you guys have in your home! Hope you have the BEST 4th! xo

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  14. Ooh! Love the pretty new site! Ugh on the migraine from hell! Oh my word, Waverly saying that to the carseat buckle - I die. So stinkin' cute - as are those laughs! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    xx Viv at JoieDeViv

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  15. Love the blog look! Sorry you've had a headache. That totally sucks! Yummy pretzels. I need to make those more often!

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  16. Love the new look! Your blog is so great and I am so happy that the folks at Parenting magazine know that too!

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  17. Loving the new blog look!!
    Those pretzels look delish, and so festive!
    Hope your 4th wasn't too rainy!

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  18. I think I need some of those delicious pretzels right now!!!
    Love your blog! XOXO

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  19. Migraines are the worst! Sorry you had to endure one for two days. Oh my heart!! I love Waverly’s “it is so good to see you”!!! Beyond precious.

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