{Oh Hey Friday // Flag Cake // Kindergarten}

Happy Friday! I mentioned in yesterday's post how crazy this week has been for us, so I won't go into all of that. I am happy that it's Friday and almost the weekend, though! Time for Oh Hey Friday!

{O N E} // Posts from this week...

Tuesday - Currently
Thursday - I confess


{T W O} // Mason and I started the Magic Treehouse Series this week and we are loving it! These are the first true chapter books we have read. I can tell we are going to go through them quick. We read the first book in two sessions and they were pretty short sessions.

{T H R E E} // I racked my brain trying to think of something to give Mason's teacher for her end of the year gift. I feel like we have exhausted all Pinterest options and gave her just about one of everything this year. I had to get my nails done yesterday and that's when I thought of giving her a gift card to the nail salon. I made a little note that said "MANI thanks for an awesome year" to go with the theme. And hopefully it was different than anything else she received!

{F O U R} // This past weekend we went on our annual Memorial Day camping trip to the Texas Hill Country. Every evening we do a "potluck" style supper and all campers come together to eat. It's one of my favorite parts about this trip. Every camper contributes sides and desserts and there is always enough yumminess to feed an Army. This time we had 12 campers in our group, so you can imagine. And we always call the police department to come out and eat with us. I think its so cool that they actually come. Well, one evening my Mother in Law brought the ingredients to make this flag cake. It was so easy and so delicious, so I thought I would share.


Strawberry glaze
Whip Cream


Layer the pan with the twinkies, spread the strawberry glaze over them, top with a tub of cool whip, add the blueberries to upper left hand corner (for the stars), and then make rows using the strawberries.

That's it!

So cute, so festive and so yummy. And it's easy enough to make in a camper.

{F I V E} // It's hard to believe Mason is done with Kindergarten. I will have a full post on this soon, but I wanted to share the first day vs last day photos. It's amazing how much he has grown in so many ways this year.

That's all I've got for today! I hope you have an amazing weekend!!


  1. I love the gift you did for Mason's teacher. Such a cute idea. :) That dessert looks so yummy. I love anything with strawberries. Love that you got Mason a shirt to take pictures in every year. I want to do that for Cam. :) Have a great weekend sweet friend.

  2. The Magic Tree House books are SO good. Marissa still reads some of them sometimes. And Wahoo for Mason. He totally rocked Kindergarten.

  3. As a teacher I love the Magic Tree House books ;) Chelsea @http://thewilliamsjourney1.blogspot.com

  4. He definitely looks bigger now, and that shirt is a cute idea! Also love the gift you got for his teacher!

  5. Wow, Mason has changed a ton this year! My daughter loved the Magic Tree House books, too. I saved them all for my little kids. I can't wait to read them all again with them. I think the manicure idea is so cute. I bet his teacher loved it! Have a great weekend!

  6. I would DIE if my student got me a manicure....way to go!!! And that camping trip sounds like so much fun! I want to start a tradition of Memorial Day camping, but the weather in Maine is so whacky...it might be 80 or 40! Cam and I listen to Magic Tree House in the car, so those titles sound all too familiar to me! I can't wait to start reading with him! Have a great weekend!! xoxo

  7. I REALLY want to do something for my daughters kindergarten teacher! What a cute idea!

  8. I love your gift idea. We picked out a garden set from Target and attached a card that read "Thanks for helping me grow". Simple and practical.

  9. We have been reading The Magic Treehouse books too and love them! I believe we've done the first six. Now I may choose something different to transition into, but we are loving chapter books!

  10. The MANI gift is the cutest idea! I don't think I've ever seen that one. You are so creative, and I'm positive Mason's teacher loved it!
    That cake looks sooooo good! And, woah, easy peasy!
    Hooray for SUMMER!!

  11. I love the idea of making a "Class of ____" tee and taking a picture in it each year! Totally doing this before Brantley starts kindergarten! Also, love the "Mani thanks" gift idea! You're so creative!


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