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Our week in review: May 29 – June 3: This week was a short week thanks to a national holiday and AnnMarie’s birthday! We shared a healthy recipe that can help with weight loss, fantastic Father’s Day gift ideas, and some cute summer outfit ideas that are comfortable too.

We had a fantastic long weekend with our friends, so our work week was cut a little short.

We got a little behind with our emails and ended up spending almost an entire afternoon answering them all. Ugh.

Lesson learned…

But it was all worth it to be able to spend so much time with all these smiling faces!

Group photo of friends and family.

It’s finally started heating up here, and we’ve been enjoying as much time outside as we can this week.

We’re also enjoying having our kids around and spending time together!

Summer has a way of redirecting our focus back to our families.

After all, we were both stay-at-home moms and just because our kids may be grown, they still need us and want to spend time with us and we’re so grateful for that.

We know the time will come when they won’t be around as much, so we both agree that our number one priority will always be our families.

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AnnMarie’s Week

bloggers standing outside a restaurant

Short work weeks are the best, aren’t they?

Especially when your short work week ends on your birthday.

Although I kinda hate getting older I had a fun day celebrating.

Anne, my daughter Emma and I went to lunch then met Katy (Anne’s daughter) and got pedicures.

Then I went to dinner with Chris and the boys later Friday night.

Yesterday we spent the day on the lake but had a scary ride back to shore when we got caught in a storm.

But we’re all safe and sound now.

Today I’m headed off to see Emma dance in her old dance studio’s recital.

I’m so excited because when she graduated last year I didn’t think I’d ever get to see her dance again.

But the studio owner asked her to come back and perform her tap solo for their end of year spring concert.

Hope you have a wonderful Sunday friends!

Anne’s Week

I loved spending time with our framily and friends last weekend!


The older I get, the more I feel the need to recover from peopling

And the longer it takes me to recharge.

I spent most of Tuesday on the couch reading in between washing loads of sheets and towels and vacuuming.

I read one of the books I recommended a few weeks ago as a summer beach read: One Italian Summer.

I really wanted to love it, but I’ve got mixed feelings about it.

Friday was AnnMarie’s birthday and it was so fun to spend the afternoon with her, Emma, and my daughter, Katy!

Then we met up with my husband, my other daughter, Livy, and her fiancee, Cam for dinner on Friday evening.

Yesterday was the hottest day we’ve had so far, so we had a pool day with the girls and Cam and cooked out.

Fortunately, we were all inside before a huge thunderstorm with tons of wind and hail rolled through!

Today, I’m getting started on my office and I’ll be sharing live updates on social media: be sure to follow along because I’ve got a lot planned.

This Week on Simply2Moms

Thanks to Memorial Day on Monday, and AnnMarie’s birthday on Friday, this week was a little shorter for us when it comes to work!

It’s important to keep life and work balanced, right?

We’ve got a delicious recipe, some gift ideas for Father’s Day, and some comfortable summer outfit ideas for you.

Glass jars of mixed berry overnight oats topped with different keto granolas.

Looking for an easy and healthy breakfast idea?

This tasty recipe for Mixed Berry Overnight Oats is naturally gluten free, has no added sugar, and is perfect for meal prepping!

man cooking eggs and bacon on Blackstone while tailgating

Looking for the best present for Dad this year?

Well, look no further!

Because we’ve got you covered with 30 amazing Father’s Day gifts any dad will love, all from Amazon.

Man grilling bacon on a Blackstone griddle under a popup canopy at a tailgate.

Get Dad what he really wants this year without breaking the bank.

Check out our list of 25 of the best Father’s Day gift ideas under $50.

Anne from Simply2Moms wearing a short sleeved V neck tshirt and jeans with running shoes..

Looking for something to wear this summer that’s cute but casual?

Anne found nine comfortable summer outfits from Amazon that are all that, and affordable too!

More Ideas and Inspiration From Our Friends

We love stopping by our friend’s blogs throughout the week and we’re sharing some of our favorite ideas with you, since that’s what friends do, right?!

Like this DIY idea to remodel oak staircases.

This simple idea to make custom artwork.

A unique feature wall idea.

This delicious side dish recipe.

This simple gardening tip for tall flowers.

An easy way to line a window box.

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