Friday, September 6, 2013

Five on Friday!

Sorry I've been MIA this week. I am still trying to catch up from vacation and we are leaving in just a few hours for a wedding weekend in Worcester, Massachusetts. So let's get right down to it!

- ONE - I've been loving this little reminder in our house. However, I am getting antsy to switch it over to my fall design. Any cute fall chalk art recommendations?
- TWO - I was recently contacted by the coolest company ever to review a product - Good Day Dog, a monthly dog collar subscription where each month customers receive a new collar based on a trend or time of year. This is probably one of the coolest ideas I've heard in a long time so I immediately said YES, please!! I was so excited when Charlie's collar arrived {and so was he}! In addition to the adorable packaging, we received a pirate themed collar for summertime! How cute is that!? If you want to learn more about how the collar subscription works {CLICK HERE}.
- THREE - Our fridge is officially stocked with pumpkin beer! I am so giddy about all fall that I am totally embracing it already, even if it's 80 degrees out still.
- FOUR - I finished The Glass Castle on vacation! Although it wasn't my typical read and I've never really been interested in memoirs, I decided to go out on a limb and try it! So glad I did. It was so interesting and I finished it in two days! I give it 3.5 stars!
And now I am racing to finish Beautiful Creatures so I can hurry up and rent it on Redbox! I am obsessed and although I have 100 pages left, I give it 4 stars! I am hoping to finish it on the plane today. If you like Harry Potter or Twilight, this book is for you!!

 - FIVE - The Skimm. Okay, I stole this one from April's last five. But what she {and Two Delighted} said is SO true and everyone should sign up. The Skimm is a daily newsletter that hilariously summarizes all of the big headlines for the day in just a few sentences. I love the writing style so much that I actually enjoy reading about headline news that otherwise I'd never click on. You can sign up {here}.
Happy Weekend!
 
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40 comments:

  1. Have fun at your wedding! That collar is a great idea but gosh, that would be a LOT of collars. Buddy mainly wears Bella Bean harnesses and that's it :)

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  2. Yay! I LOVE the mix and match Pumpkin Beers! We've been waiting for World Market to get theirs in so we can pick some up! Love that collar idea too, so cute!

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  3. Love the collar idea!!! I think Wrigley needs that subscription asap!

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  4. A pirate collar, how cute is that?! I think I may need to add those books to my "to read" list!

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  5. I went to college in Worcester! If you need a good breakfast spot there are tons of diners (they used to build diner cars there so a lot of them stayed local), or a personal favorite of mine is Bagel Time on Park Ave.

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  6. I'm flying from Tampa to Dallas tomorrow and was on the search for a book! Beautiful Creatures it is!

    Have fun at the wedding :)

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  7. have fun at the wedding! i'm glad you like glass castle; it's what turned me onto that genre of books

    -kathy
    Vodka and Soda

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  8. As someone who recommended The Glass Castle, I totally agree. I never read memoirs. I picked it up bc the author lives in my hometown, but I loved it. I have one of her other books sitting in my pile to read. Love the collar subscription idea! And I signed up for the Skim too!

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  9. This is a great time to go to Massachusetts. I know you'll have an awesome time! All you pumpkin beer people are cracking me up - my girlfriend was just reading beautiful creatures this weekend AND just invited us to a pumpkin beer tasting! hahaa.

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  10. I love the monthly collar idea! How cute! I loved Harry Potter and Twilight, so I am going to have to check out Beautiful Creatures. Have a great weekend!

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  11. I read the Glass Castle for a freshman seminar, and although memoirs aren't my thing I loved it too! It was also nice the author came to our university and spoke about the book. Glad you enjoyed it! :)

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  12. I am SO excited for a fridge full of pumpkin beer - we just need to get rid of the Corona Light's and 105 degree weather!!

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  13. Just ordered my first pumpkin beer last night at dinner. So excited for fall!

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  14. I signed up for The Skimm too and I love it! I feel like I finally have a sense of what's going on in the world. Cute dog collars, what a fun product to review!

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  15. First and foremost - I really and truly believe that the four of us would be the very best of friends if we could all just live in the same damn city! ;) Seriously though, after stopping by each of your blogs, I'm reminded of this again all the time. So much in common and y'all just make me smile!

    I LOVE your chalkboard. Perfection!

    And I completely agree about the Skimm! I signed up last week too after April recommended it and am loving it!

    Safe travels, dear and have a fun weekend!

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  16. I want that pirate dog collar! First, I need a dog, I just have to wait a few more months.

    I have been reading the Beautiful Creatures series and I really like them. I am waiting for Book 3 to come now. Unfortunately, I was very disappointed with the movie. They completely changed the story and left out characters, so just keep that in mind when you watch it. I still watched the movie and everything, but I was sort of mad about it. I am used to movies leaving parts out, but I have never seen them completely rewrite the story.

    Enjoy the rest of the series! I couldn't put it down!

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  17. But the question is what is your favorite pumpkin beer? :-) Do share!

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  18. Love that dog collar subscription! I did my chalkboard to Hello Fall! Love!
    Have a fab weekend!

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  19. Love that dog collar idea, and the packaging is precious! I just love it when a company goes the extra mile. And can I just say I love that you get your books from the library. I'm a huge fan of our library, and I'm always trying to turn people on to the concept. Save travels and have a blast at the wedding!

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  20. Girl I am from Mass, and you NEED to check out the Wrentham outlets since you'll be in that part of the state. You may be about 45 minutes away, but totally worth it! Here's a link to the list of stores they have; you may want to pack an extra suitecase ;) http://www.premiumoutlets.com/outlets/store_listing.asp?id=10

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  21. Pumpkin beer, YES! And so glad you are loving The Skimm ... I have definitely been known to brag to Ian about how much I now know about what's going on in the world. Sometimes I quiz him. :)

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  22. Love the dog collar concept!! Happy weekend!

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  23. Love Fall seasonal beer!!! And I was wondering how Beautiful Creatures is...maybe that will be my next read. I am finishing the current Mortal Instrument/Infernal Devices books and then starting Divergent.

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  24. ahhh! where did you secure that pumpkin beer?! I need.

    secondly, I really enjoyed "the glass castle." Really well-written book.

    and I've been a HUGE lover of the skimm for months. great post! :)

    happy weekend, doll!

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  25. That dog collar subscription is the cutest idea ever,

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  26. Totally going to check out The Skimm right now! And that pirate collar is the cutest thing ever! Have a great time at the wedding! Happy Friday! Xoxo, Cameron

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  27. I can't believe you are coming to Worcester! That is where I live! I'm getting married next year. Any chance you could clue us in on which venue they are using? Still researching my options.

    Have a great time!

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  28. Love the pumpkin beer mix and match!!

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  29. Love your chalkboard!! And totally checking out The Skimm now! Sounds right up my alley ! :)

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  30. You will love the Beautiful Creatures movie! We rented it a few months ago, and I had no idea it was a book until after I had watched it. And I love your chalkboard art. Is there a tutorial on how to do that? I am so not artistic, so I am sure mine would be a total mess :)

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  31. I will totally have to check out The Skimm - I always feel behind in the real world but never feel like I have the time to really get caught up!

    Love the chalkboard. :) Enjoy your weekend in Massachusetts!

    This is my first time linking up and am your newest followr!

    Kate @ http://seriouslykateblog.blogspot.com

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  32. I signed up for The Skimm last week, and I am loving it! It makes me feel more informed, and it's definitely not a boring read. I've got to get my hands on some pumpkin beer! Have a fabulous weekend!

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  33. I blogged about fall chalk art on my five on Friday. :)

    I signed up for The Skimm too and love it! My hubby is a big follower of all things politics and I feel like I can at least keep up with the conversation now.

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  34. Thought of all of your pumpkin posts from last fall when I saw these today.

    http://www.target.com/p/m-m-s-pumpkin-spice-chocolate-candy-9-9-oz/-/A-14701049

    I love the chalkboard art. Easy to change things and write inspirational posts (and family reminders as well)

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  35. I love the skimm! I finally feel in the loop about world news and politics thanks to this gem!

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  36. I love chalkboard art. I am sure that you will come up with a nice design for fall. Also love the dog collar, really cute.

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