Friday, September 26, 2014

Five on Friday!

Happy Friday! It is a very happy Friday indeed! Caroline is on the mend from a nasty, nasty diaper rash (severe enough to require a doctor's visit), I turned 28 (which is no surprise to anyone because I've been telling people all year that's my age by accident) and we are off to Asheville for a lovely weekend in the mountains! 

In other news, I have a special announcement! Summer break is over and our Five on Friday link-up is coming back better than ever starting next Friday! Get your posts ready, ladies! Darci, April, Natasha and I are so dang excited!!!!

- ONE - Skinny Girl Cucumber Vodka

I'm pretty sure I'm the only person on instagram who hasn't had a pumpkin spice latte yet. And although the temps were much cooler this week and it's officially fall I haven't quite transitioned to fall beverages. And when I do, I'm going straight for the most under appreciated warm Starbucks beverage - Caramel Apple Spice!

Anyway, I'm hooked on Skinny Girl cucumber vodka. I served it at our recent dinner party and have been stirring up a few on the weekends (and maybe 1-2 during the week too). Of course, all summer long my sister kept sending me pictures of delicious looking cucumber cocktails and I am just now arriving to the vodka party now that summer is officially over. Womp. Anyway, save this super simple recipe for next year - In a glass of ice pour a shot of cucumber vodka, mix in some soda water and top it off with some cucumber slices (or don't, your choice). And just like that you have a skinny, refreshing cocktail. I've also added a splash of diet cranberry juice too and that's also tasty!
- TWO - Without a doubt, the best fall candle scent at Bath & Body Works is Flannel!! Oh my gosh, I absolutely love this candle so much and stocked up during the latest 2 for $22 sale! Hurry up and go get one. Last year they ran out quickly!
- THREE - A few weekends ago we cashed in Matt's birthday present from July - tickets to the Jason Aldean concert featuring Florida Georgia Line. Before the show we met up with some friends and tailgated in the parking lot. It was such a fun night, the show was awesome and we had the best time.
- FOUR - I squeezed the very last few drops of my Philosophy face cleanser out last week and was feeling too cheap to buy a new bottle. So I perused the Target aisles and found a new face wash to try out - Burt's Bees Intense Hydration Cream Cleanser. I was pleasantly surprised by how creamy and moisturizing this cream is! Two thumbs up!
- FIVE -  A little blurry {but not complaining because I kind of like the way it hides my wrinkles}, but Matt snapped this picture of the mini and I on the way out the door yesterday. We pulled out the biggest bow we could find in honor of my birthday. 
Happy Weekend!!!
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51 comments:

  1. Happy belated birthday, friend! And I'm with you - despite it being a total blogger favorite, I am not a PSL fan, and def choose the Caramel Apple Spice as my fall Starbucks drink of choice:) Have a great weekend!

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  2. YAY!!!! Can't wait for the linkup!

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  3. I haven't had a pumpkin spice latte either. But then again I'm not really a fan so... yeah. LOL! I LOVE the Skinny Girl cucumber vodka! So delicious!! Happy Friday!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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  4. Happy late birthday! Love Caroline's huge smile! And flannel? I'm fragrance sensitive, so I haven't stepped inside BBW in forever, but now I am intrigued...

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  5. LOOK at those smiles, what beauties you two are! Happy Birthday for this week. I'm so sorry to hear that poor baby girl has been unwell again, you guys need a bit of a quiet October I think! Have a wonderful weekend xxx

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  6. Aww, such a BIG smile in your girls photo; such a cute one! Hope you had a great birthday!

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  7. That picture of you and Caroline is the sweetest!!! Love love love!!!!!

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  8. Woo hoo for the link-up coming back!!! Looks like you guys had a great time at the concert and happy belated birthday - love that last photo of you girls!!

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  9. Look at your sweet girl! Adorable! And I just got the Flannel candle this past weekend -- by far my new favorite! Hope you have a great weekend!
    xo

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  10. Sounds like you've had a wonderful week!! I was excited to see a Friday post from you this morning. I have not tried a PSL and usually stick with my skinny caramel drink. I don't feel like I'm missing out and am tempted to try the caramel apple spice drink you mentioned. Caroline looks so happy, just like her mama! Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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  11. Love the pic of you and Caroline! She is getting so big!

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  12. aww happy birthday friend. Glad Caroline is on the mend from that diaper rash. Enjoy Asheville. Here's hoping you feel so inclined to write a post about how day care and balancing working mom is. Very interested since I'll be in your shoes early next year.

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  13. Happy Birthday friend!! Caroline's smile in that picture is so adorable, such a great picture of both of you! Definitely going to check out that candle! Have a great weekend!

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  14. happy birthday to you!!! that cucumber drink sounds so refreshing! oh fall scents make me so happy. best scents all year! have a wonderful weekend!

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  15. Happy belated birthday gal!! I love that sweet girl in her big bow!! She was excited to celebrate with her Mama!

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  16. Flannel! I have that scent in the mini candle version for my candle warmer, and it NEVER runs out :) I brought it home and my boyfriend says "Flannel? That's not a scent" Oh, silly boys ;)

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  17. Woo Hoo!!! Excited for five on friday again and a very happy birthday, mama!!! and that candle.. did I miss where it's from? Flannel is my jam. like all year long.

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  18. i love her bow! so cute :) :) !! have a wonderful weekend! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  19. I cannot tell you how excited I am y'all are bringing back the link-up!! Hope you've had a fabulous birthday week!! & that drink sounds delicious, even if it is officially Fall!

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  20. Love that last picture! You guys are the cutest! Also, SO EXCITED five on friday is back! YAY!!!

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  21. Happy Birthday! Cucumber vodka sounds like something I definitely need to purchase on my next trip to Total Wine. Have a great weekend!

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  22. Happy Birthday! Miss Priss sure has a cute smile. I may or may not have just put Cucumber vodka on my grocery list! :) Enjoy your mountain weekend.

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  23. Happy Birthday! I hope you have a fun weekend celebrating! Also, I don't drink but that little cucumber concoction you shared makes me want to- it looks fun and yummy! And yes on the Flannel candle. Oh, how I love the Fall candles :)

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  24. LOOOOOVE that picture of you and the mini! Enjoy Asheville...it's one of our faves! Try to eat at FIG If you get a chance. And have a glass of wine on the porch at Grove Park Inn. And get a massage there, too! :)

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  26. We actually just go back in the door from a little getaway to Asheville 5 minutes ago! For my birthday :) haha... Happy Birthday to you!! Enjoy your trip, it was beautiful!! We stayed at the Grove Park, if you can, get a day pass to the Spa.. it was so relaxing and Edison's was delicious for dinner!

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  27. Yay, I'm so happy y'all are coming back!

    That picture of you with Caroline is adorable, happy birthday!

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  28. Yay! So excited for Friday - welcome back everyone! And love that last picture of you two pretty girls x

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  29. I'll have to try that face wash....I love everything Burt's Bees. :)
    Erika

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