Five on Friday: A Link-up Party!

Hello friends!
It’s Friday and the start to a long cocktail and BBQ filled weekend! So to celebrate, Darci of The Good Life, April of A. Liz Adventures, Natasha of Hello! Happiness and I are hosting a party – a link-up party to be exact!
And of course, you are invited! All you have to do is bring your 5 favorite things to the virtual party, like so…– ONE – Matt and I love to often surprise each other with small gifts – usually a nice six pack of beer, a CD/DVD, a tie, etc. for him, and flowers, candles, bath soap, etc. for me. Just little reminders that we’re thinking about each other. So when Matt said he had a surprise for me as I was about to walk out the door for work on Friday, I was excited! He handed me a small box and I was stunned when I opened it to find a Michael Kors toroise chain link watch I had {pinned} months ago. I couldn’t believe he remembered me mentioning it as a future birthday/Christmas gift. I hadn’t even talked about it since that day. He’s good. Like, really good! 

– TWO – Cork board Squares: I recently added two squares of cork board to the inside of my pantry door. It was supposed to help get rid of some of my counter top clutter, but now I love it so much I don’t want to ruin it by tacking up bills, receipts, coupons etc.!

  I got the cork from Walmart. A pack of 4 squares was less than $5 and comes with double-sided sticky stuff to hang it.

– THREE – Matt’s 2 year anniversary of his law firm! I can’t believe how quickly the time has gone! To surprise him, I coordinated with his paralegal to sneak into his office early and leave his favorite bourbon and a letter on his desk.

– FOUR – Bruce’s Sweet Potato Pancake Mix: This has actually been a long time favorite of mine. Matt introduced me to sweet potato pancakes a few years ago and I’ve been obsessed since. Sorry for holding out on you for so long!– FIVE – Friday’s work commute always requires windows down and the music up. Today I am rapping to Macklemore’s awesome new CD.

Wanna join in on the Friday fun? You can link-up on any of our four blogs every Friday! All you have to do is…

1.)  Write  your post about five things you’re lovin’ this week (or any five things you want to share!).
2.)  Share the logo above on your blog and link back.
3.)  Link-up at the bottom of the post so some new readers can check out your five things and say hello!
Happy Friday {and Memorial Day Weekend} Y’all! 


  1. April of A. Liz Adventures
    May 24, 2013 / 11:06 am

    Oooh, that pantry door idea – perfect! We have some papers now and our stamps that that would be the perfect solution for.

  2. [darci @ the good life]
    May 24, 2013 / 11:34 am

    I second April – love the pantry door idea! And Matt wins hubby of the week… please let him know. THAT WAS SO SWEET. My hubby is just about to walk out the door, so I'll follow him all the way out to his car and wait for my gift. 😉

  3. Pamela
    May 24, 2013 / 12:39 pm

    Love the cork squares!!

  4. Amy
    May 24, 2013 / 12:46 pm

    I love the cork board squares. They are really cute. What a great idea. Have a great Memorial Day weekend.

  5. Natasha
    May 24, 2013 / 12:53 pm

    i think the hubby did REALLY well with the thoughtful, surprise gift!! that watch is gorgeous…and i am LOVING the $5 cork board idea!! thanks friend

  6. Nicole {Appalachian Charm}
    May 24, 2013 / 1:20 pm

    That cork square idea is so neat and I just so happen to be going to Walmart today! I need to get the Macklemore cd! Side note: my husband is really picky about music and I let him listen to Thrift Shop a few months ago thinking he would think it was dumb…he loved it and went on youtube to watch more videos! Beautiful watch, your husband did very well!

  7. SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph
    May 24, 2013 / 1:33 pm

    I use cork inside of my cabinets too – I tack recipes up there so I can just open various doors and glance up as I'm cooking!LOVE that watch, holy crap what a fabulous gift.

  8. Life with Elizabeth
    May 24, 2013 / 1:39 pm

    I love the cork inside your pantry! I have those squares in my classroom where I hang random reminders and our newsletter. Matt did so good with that watch! Lovely!

  9. Courtney
    May 24, 2013 / 1:58 pm

    What a gorgeous watch! It's so sweet to see a couple so thoughtful like you an Matt! Love the linkup idea, if only I hadn't done five things I was loving yesterday, right?

  10. CurlyQ1703
    May 24, 2013 / 2:13 pm

    Such a beautiful watch! It's inspiring to see couples take care of each other so nicely. A couple should always remember to flirt and treat each other every once in a while.

  11. Jordan Cole
    May 24, 2013 / 2:25 pm

    Sweet Potato pancakes are THE BEST! They taste like fall!

  12. Laura | Our Life in the Queen City
    May 24, 2013 / 4:14 pm

    obsessed with that watch! also, i'm so excited about this link up! hope you have a wonderful weekend, friend 🙂 xoxo

  13. Amanda
    May 24, 2013 / 4:18 pm

    Don't you love Macklemore? His beats really get me going on my work out!That watch is amazing. Props to your hubs!

  14. Dawn
    May 24, 2013 / 6:15 pm

    LOVE sweet potato pancakes! 🙂 Could eat them all the time! 🙂

  15. FourSistersBlog
    May 24, 2013 / 6:38 pm

    Love love love the cork board squares, especially the weekly menu and grocery list – organization is so key for me! – M

  16. Amy
    May 24, 2013 / 7:52 pm

    I love the cork board squares! I always seem to have a pile of mail that I just don't know what to do with – your idea would be perfect for that! Have a great weekend! 🙂

  17. Colleen Sullivan
    May 24, 2013 / 8:18 pm

    Mmmm those sweet potato pancakes look really good! I doubt I could find that mix here in CA :(Love the surprise your husband gifted you! Mine gave me the MK silver one for Mother's Day last year. I still LOVE it!

  18. Kenzie Ashcraft
    May 24, 2013 / 8:37 pm

    I ADORE your watch!!! Love me some MK. :)Linked up with you todayHope you come follow

  19. Micah
    May 24, 2013 / 9:36 pm

    LOVE the watch and those cork board squares. Super cute!

  20. Lindsay
    May 24, 2013 / 11:43 pm

    I love the cork boards! What a brilliant idea. And the little "notes" banner just makes it adorable!

  21. Emily
    May 25, 2013 / 1:55 am

    Oh, I'm liking the cork boards, you made them super cute! What a sweet gift, smart hubby! I want to try that pancake mix, I think my little guy would like them too. Thanks for hosting the fun little link up!! Have a great weekend!

  22. Leigh Powell Hines
    May 25, 2013 / 1:58 pm

    Fun Post. I may try to do this in the future.

  23. Jessica M
    May 26, 2013 / 12:15 pm

    What a great hubby and a super cute watch! That cork board idea is awesome! We always have counter clutter and it drives me insane so this would be perfect to get all those little things organized! Loving the 5 on Friday link-up!

  24. Harald
    January 23, 2015 / 9:19 pm


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