Friday, August 5, 2016

Five on Friday!

Happy Friday!
{supper cluuuuuuuuuuuub}
one. Last week my friend Meghan hosted Supper Club in her pretty home! All the ladies had a great time!
two. These two minis...always, always playing together. Throughout the past few months at daycare drop-off and pick-up Caroline has been super territorial over her Thomas. Her classmates love baby Thomas and always run over to say hello and Caroline makes it very clear that he is all hers. I also love that they've been playing together on the playground.
Note: hands in pockets. Kills me.
When I receive these pictures from their teachers I literally want to pack up my bag and sprint to daycare and hug them.

three. Check out our Ikea table makeover! Just kidding. This is my good friend McKinsey's latest DIY. She took a plain Ikea Children's table and gave it an incredible makeover!
 
I so wish our table and chairs looked this good. The reality is our set is completely stained with food and marker. But McKinsey's tables make me want to break out my paint!

four. Earlier this week I rallied five of my mama friends for a play date to go see Bad Moms at Studio Movie Grill! We all agreed the movie was definitely a must-see for mamas and it had us all laughing the entire time. We also agreed SMG was the best theater venue for the movie so we could order appetizers, dinner, dessert and cocktails throughout the film.
A huge thanks to SMG for providing me tickets to Bad Moms!
Yep, we partied like moms!

 
five. Next month I turn 30! It's hard to believe this milestone is already upon us because I've been planting a seed for a 30th birthday destination vacation since I turned 28 (ha!). Matt took note and is whisking me away to Jamaica in a few weeks for FOUR nights! We booked our vacation forever ago in January and now that it's almost here I need to start thinking about things to bring.

So here's where I need some help -- the last time we spent this much time together was our honeymoon! The only thing I know for sure we're bringing so far is lots of adult, two player games including Uno, Table Topics, Phase Ten, Skip Bo and Bananagrams!

So tell me about your favorite:

2. A strong mosquito repellent with deet to avoid Zika! Wipes? Bracelets? Spray?
3. Beach reads! I haven't read a book in 25 months sooooo...
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25 comments:

  1. Love it! I turn 30 next year and my husband has been hinting towards me to escape! Too funny! Jamaica is awesome so excited for you! Also I haven't read in longer unless a textbook counts so no help there. Happy Friday!

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  2. Oh my I feel so old! I'll be 35 this year and I doubt I'll go anywhere LOL! So why can't my little town (Winston-Salem) have a great theater like that?!? I have a GNO date next week to see that movie but of course we lack in good theaters. Love the pride Caroline has in her brother its precious! And the cool part is it sticks! xoxoxo

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  3. As soon as I bought our kids ikea table I instantly gave it a makeover to avoid good, crayon, and marker stains. It really is easy. I stained it and use wrapping paper under plexiglass for the chairs and table top. We switch out the wrapping paper every so often. 😊

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  4. Read Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll!!!!!!!! It is excellent.

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  5. Jamaica is amazing—you'll have a great time! I actually didn't notice many mosquitoes when I went, so hopefully it won't be a problem for you guys. Bookwise, Varina Denman's mended hearts trilogy is amazing (Jaded, Justified, Jilted)—the best I've read in Christian fiction in a long time!

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  6. I love that you do a supper club with your friends!! I want to get one started with mine - sounds like a blast!! Jamaica?? Yes, please!! Hope yall have a fantastic time!

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  7. Mrs. Whites Unstung Hero: this is the ABSOLUTE best mosquito spray ever!! I live in South Florida and use it almost daily with everything going on! Each time I have used it I have not gotten bit!! It is amazing.. oh and did I mention it smells fab as well!!

    http://www.shen-beauty.com/products/unstung-hero-natural-spray-anti-mosquito-eau-de-cologne

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  8. Bens bug spray with deet! Plus, it comes in a carry on friendly size!

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  9. Have so much fun!! We took an anniversary trip to the Dominican Republic a few weeks ago and it was amazing. I am loving all books by Liane Moriarty (The Husbands Secret, What Alice Forgot, Big Little Lies). They are all so so so good. I took Off Deep Woods and we sprayed after you put on sunscreen, I just googled when to apply if applying both. No bugs at all! Resorts are spraying but I didn't want to take any chances. We went to Jamaica on our honeymoon a few years ago and also used an Off clip on repeller. It's like a mini fan that has filters with repellent in it. It was perfect!!!! I highly recommend getting off deep woods and the off clip on repeller. Again, have so so so much fun!!

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    1. I just read Big Little Lies in my neighborhood book club, I recommend that one too!

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  10. Every single one of your girlfriends is BEAUTIFUL ... good gracious! I love that y'all got out to see that movie. I can't wait to see it! (single serve wine bottle, here I come)

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  11. Ultrathon 34% DEET insect repellent (found at sporting good stores), I went on an African safari and this is the repellent they advised we get. It's a little stinky since it's a higher concentration of DEET but I got zero bug bites. As for good reads I just finished Sweetbitter (Stephanie Danler) and it was amazing, I would also recommend Modern Lovers (Emma Straub)!!! Hope you have a wonderful trip!!

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  12. Repel Insect Repellent Sportmen Max 40% Deet is my go-to this summer. I've only gotten bitten when I wasn't wearing it....ugh. I bought it on Amazon (with Prime) and there is also a travel size for flying! It smells a bit, but I find all high Deet products do. For books - I just finished Mary Kay Andrews newest book The Weekenders on my vacation a few weeks ago! Have fun!

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  13. So I'm a big believer in Consumer Reports and I bookmarked this article from a few weeks ago because I'm going to the Dominican Republic in December and Zika is also active there! http://www.consumerreports.org/insect-repellents/mosquito-repellents-that-best-protect-against-zika/

    For beach reads - I love Me Before You and After You by JoJo Moyes (both are AMAZING reads but a bit controversial) and The Husband's Secret and Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty. Every book by Sophie Kinsella are also great beach reads (Shopaholic series, etc.) and you can typically get most of her books in bargain paperback form so they're cheaper, smaller, and easier to carry to the beach!

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  14. WE just got back from the Bahamas and I read three pretty good books - The Rumor and Silver Girl (both by Elin Hildebrand) and then Everyone Worth Knowing by Lauren Weisberger - liked the Hildebrand books the best but Everyone Worth Knowing was okay too! Hope you enjoy your trip!

    Zelle
    Southern Style

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  15. I'm taking note of everyone's book recommendations, I too haven't read a book in forever! I have read that all OFF brands protect against zika. Also, OFF makes a TSA approved size!! We're going to Mexico in October for our 1 year :) and we're attempting to do just carry-ons since its a 4 night trip. So I have done tons of "tsa approved" research!

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  16. Don't forget to take Yahtzee! The last trip my husband and I took to Cancun we played on the side of the pool while sipping an adult cocktail. So fun! And I just finished reading Before the Fall. Loved it!

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  17. Your supper club always looks so fun! And pictures of the kiddos are always my fave.

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  18. First Comes Love by Emily Giffin, and Me Before You and After You by JoJo Moyes. I've read all three this summer and loved them all!

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  19. The hands in pockets does it. And hooray for a 30th trip! I might need to start planting similar seeds soon!

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  20. The hands in the pockets - absolutely killing me!!! You look so gorgeous friend and I am so excited for your 30th trip... yippee yay! I have a few book reviews on my blog - have read some amazing books lately x

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  21. That table makeover-she did such a good job!

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  22. Christina- so jealous and intrigued of supper club! We live a super small town that my husand grew up in but I'm totally new to. I know you were once new to Charlotte too! How'd you organize supper club/ meet so many girlfriends?! Please share the deets with all of us envious but hopeful ladies! XO.

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  23. Kristy Woodson Harvey's books are great Southern reads that are perfect for vacation!!!

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  24. I'm so curious about your supper club! How does it work? How often do you do it? Is it just your girlfriends? It looks like so much fun!

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