Friday, June 9, 2017

Five on Friday!

Happiest Friday!
one. We've been hanging outside a lot lately on the weekends and I've had a few people ask me how our patio furniture has held up since we bought it last summer! I am happy, happy, happy to report that it has held up beautifully!! I did a ton of research last summer to find affordable furniture that would last and decided to go with this 5 piece rattan wicker set. I love that you can arrange the furniture in a variety of ways depending on your set up and that the cushions have removable and washable covers so I don't have to freak out when my toddlers leave their melted popsicles on my couch!!!! We also cover it with this tarp to protect the cushions from the sun and rain when we aren't using it.
two. A few weeks ago I scooped up some new summer items from my favorite boutique, Petal! One of my most favorite pieces I grabbed was this suuuuuuper cute summer romper and so many of you loved it on my InstaStories! Anyway, I had to follow up to let you all know that it's now available for purchase online!!! 
three. Need some Father's Day ideas? If the man in your life loves a good burger, check out my review (+ 20% off promo code) for BurgaBox, a ridiculous feast kit! Need other ideas? I have a whole bunch more for ya here!
four. Confession: I have the absolute hardest time burning a nice candle. Although I am obsessed with candles I rarely splurge on them and instead quickly burn through inexpensive candles. In fact, I just finished burning my Nest Christmas candle a few days ago because I would only light it when we'd have company over or when my house is really clean or during nice dinners with Matt -- all of which are infrequent occasions. However, one of the tips I've been putting into practice from the Happier podcast is NOT saving nice things for special occasions (perfume, candles, wine, etc.)! And so I've been burning my new favorite Nest candle -- Japanese Black Currant...and it brings me a tremendous amount of happiness.
five. We recently received one of my most favorite boxes of HelloFresh yet! In my opinion, the summer boxes tend to be the best. Last week we enjoyed Pineapple & Chicken Quesadillas one night and saved our Asparagus & Prosciutto Tartines for an at-home date night over the weekend. These summer recipes were both super simple and you definitely don't have to be a subscriber to enjoy them! I plan to pick up the ingredients and recreate both of them again soon!
 
But if you prefer the convenience of having delicious recipes delivered to your doorstep click here to select a meal plan and use promo code MG8GKD for $40 off your first box! That means you can try out HelloFresh for $29 and then cancel after your box arrives or keep on going. 
 
Also, I received another promo code to give my friends a FREE box of HelloFresh meals! I'd be happy to send the first THREE people to leave their email address in the comments a free week of HelloFresh to try!
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29 comments:

  1. Zrzucchero@gmail.com
    Thank you so much! :)

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  2. Fallert2 at gmail --thank you!!!! So excited!!!

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  3. We'd love to try! Brittanyjgruber@gmail.com

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  4. If you get another!! Emilyhrousseau@gmail.com

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    1. YAY! I actually had 4 freebies sitting in my account! Check your email! Enjoy friend!

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    2. Thank you so much!! I am SO excited to get the chance to try it out!

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  5. Dang, I'm number five. Just in case... melissapgreen28@gmail.com

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  6. Just placed my order for burgabox. I've been wanting to try and it Father's Day seems like the perfect time!

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    1. That is AWESOME! Such a great gift!!!!

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  7. That picture from BurgaBox has me drooling!! Such a fun gift idea too!!

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  8. Love your patio furniture! What a genius idea with the tarp cover. Something I never knew exsisted! Obviously I'm living under a rock. ;)

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  9. We're LOVING hellofresh thanks to you r recommendation a few months back! Seriously life changing. xx, McKenzie // SomethinsouthernBlog.com

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    1. I love that! And we feel the SAME! I can't imagine NOT using HF now! It's a lifesaver for us!

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  10. I love the idea of not saving nice stuff to use once in a while! Your patio furniture is so nice!

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  11. Have you ever tried Blue Apron? We tried their box out this week and I'd love to know how they compare to HF.

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    1. YES! Check out this post: http://www.northcarolinacharm.com/2016/10/hellofresh-vs-blue-apron.html

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  12. I'm a big believer in burning my candles all the time! They put me in such a good mood!

    https://www.alexisdezayas.wordpress.com

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  13. That food looks so good! I need that in my life!


    Paige
    http://thehappyflammily.com

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  14. Happy Friday! The patio furniture looks awesome! I am right with you on the candles! I have such a hard time burning the nice ones!

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  15. That romper looks SO good on you, mama!! Love that patio furniture too - it's the ultimate summer style!!

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  16. I'm obsessed with the Nest Sicilian Tangerine candle and always feel happy when it's burning - good reminder to enjoy the fancy stuff on non-fancy days! :-)

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  17. I am the same way with candles! My absolute favorite are Anthro and those things are a pretty penny so I save them for special occasions. Buuuut thanks to your advice I am going to light it right now and enjoy my iced coffee while baby girl naps :)

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  18. Bummer!! I was the first to comment through bloglovin! I guess I need to click through to your actual blog website next time!

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