Wow is it really Monday? Already!! I flew in late last night and crawled into bed (after sneaking in to see my babies) early this morning and with a 3 hour time change I am going to need lots of coffee to make it through today but being home with my hubby and babies is the best feeling ever! I had such a blast away last week with my dad and I will be doing a whole recap on here once I have soaked up all the missed snuggles and kisses with my babies. I missed them and my hubby so much but we all survived and I know they had a good time and so did I. It was a busy time away but I had a great time and enjoyed the time alone with my dad! I feel so blessed to have been able to go away and have some time to relax, have fun and even meet some new friends. My husband did such a great job with my babies and I am so thankful to him for playing to role of Mr. Mom while I was away!

It is no surprise if you know me or follow me on Instagram that I love flamingos. In fact some of you have been so sweet and kind to send me flamingo “stuff” when you find it and it makes you think of me which I absolutely love. I am happy to say I have passed on my love for flamingos onto my daughter. She has a stuffed flamingo that she sleeps with every night and she is having a flamingo birthday party this year as well (it was her idea not mommy forced). So today I thought I would share some of my newest “flamingo lovers” finds incase you too share the love of flamingos.

 

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Towel  Sign Pool Toy Socks  Toms  Candles  Ice Cube Tray  Swim Diaper   Phone Case  Watch Scarf  Toddler Leggings  PJs  Bag Workout Pants Backpack  Necklace

Do you love flamingos? Do you have a “thing” that you love or collect? Have you seen anything flamingo related that you think I need to know about? If so please share with me!! Have a great day day everyone!

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