High Five for Friday

Well, it’s hard to believe that the last weekend of summer is upon us. It’s not the easiest reality to grasp, but we have so many fun things to look forward to in September and October that I’m not overly sad about it. 
I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to kick off this holiday weekend ASAP. I am taking Monday off to enjoy the last bit of summertime, and I hope wherever you are and whatever you plan to do that you also have a fantastic holiday weekend.
Here’s a few highlights from my life the past week. 

1. As you may have noticed, Miss in the Midwest has a new look! Things aren’t quite finished yet as all the final details and finishing touches are being installed, but I sincerely appreciate all the positive feedback and comments I already have received about it. I’ll be sure to share more about the designer and my experience when the site is fully complete!
2. Since I work from home and also am on full-time puppy mom duty, I sometimes need to escape somewhere just to get out of the house for an hour or two. As usual, enter Target. I never really go in there with a plan of what to get, but I always come out with something. I was excited to pick up these beauty items – I’ll have a post next week about some recent drugstore finds.

3. For the first time in 10+ years, my big brother Gary finally is back living in the Midwest and only 30 minutes from us nonetheless! It’s great to have him close to home again – we cooked dinner for him Monday and all watched the Emmy’s together as a pre-birthday celebration. His 31st birthday actually is today, so happy birthday Gary!

4. I don’t typically follow along with all the “national” days (there seems to be one for everything and anything lately), but I obviously couldn’t pass up National Dog Day. This is mine and Finn’s routine before bed every night – I’m pretty sure I won’t be able to do it much longer at the rate that he’s growing.

5. Lastly, I didn’t want to mention anything until the worst was behind us, but my mom has been in the hospital for almost two weeks and she finally got to go home yesterday. Her appendix ruptured two Sundays ago, and it pretty much was a mess from there between infections, difficulty breathing, etc. I am so grateful that she now is home in her own bed and can get some much-needed sleep so she can continue to get strong. Love you, momma!

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  • Biana Perez

    Really happy to hear that your mom is doing better and is at home and can recover there!! I saw your instagram photo with elf products at Target – that is amazing!! Hope you have a great weekend!! xo

  • So glad to hear your mom is doing better and back at home! And so nice to have your brother back in the same area with you guys again! I can't wait to hear what you think of that Neutrogena foundation!

  • Pinky

    So glad to hear your mom is doing better. That's scary, for sure! Sending her good vibes, prayers and sunshine!

    Target is dangerous, the end!

    have a fabulous weekend.

  • So glad to hear your mom is home safely and on the road to recovery, sending good thoughts her way! Target is dangerous, always! You're making me want a puppy so bad every time I see these adorable pictures of Finn. Enjoy your weekend girl!

  • Kristy Simon

    TGIF!!!!!!

  • Oh no!!! I am glad to hear things are better with your momma! Target is a dangerous place for me 😉 Thanks for linking up love! xoxoxo

  • Mia- MakeMeUpMia

    Praying for your mama, hope she is all better quick! I've heard good things about that foundation but haven't tried it, I'll be curious. Enjoy your weekend 🙂

  • sorry to hear about your mum, I hope everything gets back to normality soon, wishing her all the best x

  • Debra Stachelski

    Thanks to everyone for their well wishes, I am so happy to be home and on the road to recovery! Love you too, kiddo! Looking forward to my first shopping trip to Target, hopefully soon – going through Target withdrawal, ha!

  • Tif Fannin

    I hate to hear that about your mom, but I'm glad to hear she's doing better:) Also, I'm loving how your new look is progressing on here! I think that as you continue to blog, you're always finding things that work better.

    Tif @ Bright on a Budget
    http://www.brightonabudget.com

  • Jo Elizabeth

    Oh, my gosh! I'm so glad your mom is doing better. How scary! And yay for your brother living close!!

  • Thanks, girl! I know my mom was very touched reading through everybody's comments. 🙂 I hope to review all the ELF products soon!

  • I've only worn it once so far, so I'll have to play around with it a bit more until I really know how I feel about it. Thanks for the well wishes to my mom!

  • You're so sweet, thank you! I know my mom appreciates that. Yes, Target is just a dangerous place. 🙂

  • Thank you! My mom read through all your comments this weekend and was so touched by everybody's kindness – she's doing much better now that she's home. You're not the first one to say that about Finn – he just keeps getting cuter! Hope you had a great weekend!

  • Happy Monday!!!

  • Thanks, lady! I appreciate that. 🙂 Yes, Target is just dangerous regardless of what you actually go there for. Thanks for always hosting the weekly linkup – hope you're having a great holiday weekend!

  • Thanks, girl! I know she appreciates that. I hope to review the foundation soon enough. 🙂 Hope you had a good weekend!

  • Thanks, Rachael!

  • I will gladly take you there this week!

  • Thank you for both comments! I know my mom appreciates that, and I certainly appreciate the feedback on my new design. It's always fun with things finally start to look the way you always imagined they would.

  • Thanks, lady! She's doing much better now that she's home. And, it certainly is nice to have family close by again!

  • Prayers for your mama! Such a scary time but I'm so glad to hear she is back home! Hopefully it's all up hill from here 🙂