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Here comes the weekend


For the first time, in a long time, we don’t have any plans this weekend… and it feels nice. Not to say that we haven’t been having some really fantastic weekends lately with some really fantastic people, but I’ll admit that a schedule-free weekend is just what we all need. Also, did I hear that it’s suppose to rain? Don’t get my hopes up!

Some things that have been happening around bellingFAM…

  • The July Instagram challenge has been so fun and I’m amazed at the pictures each day. I can’t wait to share the ones I took this month and my favorites from each day. (But wow, a month is a long time! I even forgot to take one yesterday! Oops!) If you haven’t joined us, there’s still time…
  • We gave away one of these super cool Rio Beach Sun Block Umbrellas. It’s on our summer must-have list. (Hope you’re enjoying it, Jess!)
  • This vest caught my eye, even though it was 80 degrees outside at the time. And, it caught a lot of your eyes, too! I still have discount coupons, if you’d like one. They work on anything full-price at OnlineShoes.com. Please email me (bellingFAM@gmail.com) and I’ll send one over.
  • Anyone have kiddos at summer camp right now? Dr. Grow, one of our favorites from Seattle Children’s Hospital, shared some tips on how to prepare your child for summer camp. I’m tucking these away for Janie’s first camp!
  • And then, it was really hot out. We beat the heat with a mini-staycation in Bellingham at a local hotel. With a pool. And an in-room movie. It was glorious.
  • I can’t tell you how grateful I am that Bellingham School District provides school supplies. After this experience as a kindergarten mom in Seattle, nearly four years ago now, you’ll see why. It’s ruined my love of school supplies forever.
  • And, the highlight of my week… my second box from Stitch Fix arrived and I loved what they sent me.

And, some things coming up next week…

  • Today, I’m taking the girls to the American Girl Doll store to see the premiere of the new Isabelle movie. Needless to say, they’re excited. We’ll have a full review on Monday. Prepare yourself.
  • We’ll also have a giveaway for my absolutely favorite new local brand.
  • Back to the House on Fremont Street posts! I know I’ve been slacking on updating house stuff and I’m feeling guilty.
  • And, of course, we have to talk shoes. I have fall booties on the mind, since I’m the only person in the world that doesn’t have a pair yet.

What are you doing this weekend?


Weekend plans: International Plowing Match in Lynden

International Plowing Match

A reader sent us the details on this event and it looks like a lot of fun, especially if you have little ones who are horse-obsessed (I’ve been there with my girls over the years!). Apparently it’s a super family-friendly event where you get to experience these majestic horses at work, just like they would be in the old days, plowing the fields.

My tipster also shared that JT’s Smokin’ BBQ is going to be there, so you can plan on eating lunch while you watch the horses do their thing. Plus, the TV show, Gentle Giants, is going to be at the match, filming for an upcoming episode. How cool is that?

The event is free and held at Berthusen Park in Lynden. If you’re not familiar with the park, like me, you can check out its website for details or plug it into your GPS: 8837 Berthusen Road, Lynden.

You can read about the details and history of the event on the Northwest Washington Fair website.

Have you ever been to the International Plowing Match?
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