This week’s favorites are filled with road trips, photos, an adorable ventriloquist, a new artist, tennis, and my latest wish list additions!

Friday Favorites Week 84

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Happy Friday, friends! Sorry I’ve been so MIA recently. Life seems to be busier than ever, but in a really great way. As always, I appreciate you stopping by! This week I’m sharing a few favorites from the past couple of weeks as well as updates on where I’ve been and what I’ve been up to.

This week’s favorites are filled with road trips, photos, an adorable ventriloquist, a new artist, tennis, and my latest wish list additions!

If you’re new to My Urban Family, welcome! Each Friday I round up my favorites from the past week – videos, photos, stories, funny items, and products. Let’s dive in!

Instagram Photo


It’s been so nice out lately – I’ve been loving the warmth and nature (well, minus most bugs, but butterflies are an exception).

Road Trips with Friends

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A few weeks back my husband and I hopped in the car and started driving south. With a stop in Springfield, we made our way down to St. Louis to meet up with a couple close friends. The trip was a blast – and my favorite part was by far the City Museum. This is less museum and more playground than anything for kids and adults alike. The entire museum is put together by a sculpture artist with found objects from the surrounding area. I can’t really put into words how cool this place was, but the images on the website do a decent job to give you a bit of an idea.

Who Knew Ventriloquism Could Be So Cute?

I will admit that ventriloquism isn’t exactly at the top of my list of acts I jump to see… but this girl is worth checking out.

A New Artist to Love

A post shared by Yehuda Devir (@jude_devir) on

I came across this new-to-me artist shared on Facebook and immediately went to follow him on Instagram. Not all of his work is based on his relationship with his wife, but I love the ones who do the most. They hit so close to home.

Teaching Tennis

One of the main reasons I’ve been so busy recently is that I have taken up teaching again! I’ve taught both tennis and art in the past and really started to miss it. So when the opportunity came up to teach again I jumped on it. So far I’ve met a ton of new people, spent a good deal of time in the sun, and gotten some extra exercise. So while I may take me away from the blog for a couple months (and I’ll try my best to be better about checking in) I’m really looking forward to the next few months in the sun!

Wish List



Each week I find myself adding products to my Amazon wish list – it’s getting slightly out of hand. But it’s still fun so I decided to make it a part of my weekly post so you can also see what I have my eye on. If you have something fun you’ve found I’d love to hear about it in the comments!


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18 Comments

  1. City Museum looks like a blast! I’ll have to check out jude devir on Instagram! Congrats on your new job! So great that you can spend it outside and get a workout too! Enjoy the weekend!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

  2. That photo of the butterfly is awesome! I saw some of Jude Devir’s work on Facebook and thought his work was amazing. Congrats on your new job! Have a great weekend!

  3. We have relatives in St. Louis and get down there every now and then and we have yet to go to the City Museum. It’s at the top of my list the next time we visit for sure. And that little girl ventriloquist made my entire week, she is so cute and SO talented!

  4. That is such a pretty butterfly! I love those husband/wife cartoons. Some of those are so true! Hope you have a great weekend, Alexandra!

  5. Can you come to Florida and teach me tennis? The CityMuseum looks like a lot of fun. Have a great weekend!

  6. Well hello there! I was hoping everything was okay–glad to hear it’s all good things keeping you a bit out of the blogging world. I did not know you were a tennis player! That sounds like a lot of fun.

    • Aww, thanks! Yup, just trying to figure out how to balance things again with the new schedule – but it’s been worth it!

  7. Awesome! Congrats on the teaching gig. Sounds perfect for summer. Your road trip sounded like so much fun too. That museum looks amazing!

  8. City Museum looks and sounds so awesome! How fun. I’m glad you’re busy in a good way – that’s the main thing, right?

    Oh gosh, my Amazon wish list is out of control!

    -lauren

    • Yeah, busy isn’t so bad when I’m enjoying it! 🙂 Glad to hear my wish list isn’t the only one out of control lol

  9. Hey Hun,
    I feel like it’s been ages since we last spoke and I stopped by your humble abode. I can’t think of something more fun (and exercise – hey, killing two birds with one stone) than being out in the sunshine playing/teaching tennis. I love me some tennis. My mom and I have played for years, and I’d love to go to Wimbledon some day. Have you ever been to any big tournaments? The tour comes here in August I believe and every year it’s either the guys or gals and then they swap the following year. By far, I prefer watching the men play. 🙂 Good for you Hun, i’m a little jealous.

    Gotta check out that artist’s insta… thanks for sharing. The frigid feet and placing them on your significant other, I feel like that could be me in the picture. Haha!

    Have a great week Hun! Xo

    • I haven’t ever been but each year we talk about going to the US Open in New York! I’ve been to the Wimbledon stadium for a tour (which was amazing, and the museum is really good too) but it was the off season. Maybe one day. I guess it’s next to impossible to get tickets though which is kind of depressing haha. Not that I could probably afford them anyway lol

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