Five on Friday: A Link-up Party!

Hello Friday! I can’t believe the weekend I’ve been patiently waiting for is finally here! Our BBQ party is tomorrow and the weather should be fantastic!

Also, I have to say thank you to all of you who linked up with us last Friday! I was so excited to read everyone’s 5 favorite things! 


So here we go! My Friday 5:


– ONE – I am obsessed with our new patio furniture. We picked up this 4 piece Belize Occasional Furniture Set from World Market on sale {and used a coupon} last weekend.

It’s funny how much our {porch} and patio decorating has taken priority over the inside of our house. Now that the weather is nice in the evenings, we love to unwind with a drink in our little sitting area. I also just ordered a cute outdoor trellis rug for this area and can’t wait for it to arrive to complete this space.

– TWO – Barefoot just came out with a new sparkling white wine {or maybe it’s new to my Teeter} and I am loving how crisp and refreshing it is. Oh, and I should mention it’s only $6 a bottle!

– THREE – Homemade Blackberry & Lemon Greek Yogurt Popsicles!

These are ridiculously easy. I picked up the mini Popsicle mold from Target in the dollar aisle. Ready for the recipe? 

Blackberry-Lemon Greek Yogurt Popsicles

Mix the following ingredients together and freeze: 

1 cup Blackberries, mashed

2 cups Lemon Greek Yogurt
1-2 tsp Raw Honey

– FOUR – I have stopped crying over Google reader and am now obsessed with feedly, a new RSS feeder. I have the app on my iPhone and love it more than any other app {excluding Instagram, of course}. If you’re looking for a google reader alternative, you need to check feedly out!

– FIVE – McDonald’s new Egg White Delight McMuffin is ridiculously amazing. I hadn’t eaten from McDonalds in years until I stumbled upon a coupon in my Us Weekly for a free sandwich. The new sandwich is advertised as only 250 calories (50 calories less than the traditional Egg McMuffin). Fresh grilled egg whites, creamy white cheddar, and extra lean Canadian bacon on a whole grain English muffin for $2.69? SOLD!


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!




  1. Pris
    May 31, 2013 / 11:28 am

    Your back patio looks so good! Definitely seems like a good place to relax! Happy Friday- I'm loving this link up!

  2. [darci @ the good life]
    May 31, 2013 / 11:38 am

    Okay, the back patio is perfection!!! So glad you finally got that outdoor furniture!! We have two big chairs, a little table and an (orange, of course) umbrella from there that I LOVE. We sanded it this year and restained it and it looks brand new!And now I'm craving an egg white egg mcmuffin before we get on the road for our little weekend vacay!! Why not?!Can't wait to hear more about your party this weekend!! I'm certain the house (and backyard) look as fabulous as ever! Have fun, girl! You are the HOSTESS WITH THE MOSTEST!

  3. Eloquently Emily
    May 31, 2013 / 12:24 pm

    Your patio furniture looks amazing! So excited I was able to link up this week for Five on Friday. I will have to check out the new reader site! Have a great weekend!

  4. Brookley @ Sweet B's and Sunshine
    May 31, 2013 / 12:57 pm

    Love the patio furniture! I feel the same way and want to dedicate décor to outside right now;) I just snatched 2 chairs from World Market and another set from Target recently. Will have to try the yogurt pops! Sounds refreshing! Have a great party:)

  5. Courtney
    May 31, 2013 / 1:22 pm

    I love the patio furniture! The cushions and table make it perfect for outdoor entertaining. Thanks for hosting this Friday linkup, it definitely adds a bright spot to my day 🙂

  6. SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph
    May 31, 2013 / 1:30 pm

    What a fabulous patio area – your pictures are wonderful.Pinned your pops!

  7. Amy
    May 31, 2013 / 1:40 pm

    Your patio is beautiful! Have a great weekend.

  8. Nicole {Appalachian Charm}
    May 31, 2013 / 2:22 pm

    I love your patio is looks rustic and elegant! Mine and Jordan's favorite thing to do is sit on the porch or by the pool and unwind with a little wine and beer, it's so relaxing! I need to go see if that wine is in my local store yet, $6 is such a deal!!

  9. Caitlin
    May 31, 2013 / 2:43 pm

    Absolutely love love love your patio set! It is so pretty!!! 🙂 You did a fantastic job.

  10. Jordan Cole
    May 31, 2013 / 2:55 pm

    I love your outdoor area, it's turning into such a little getaway. We cannot wait to have a patch of grass. It's number 1 on our priority list for a home next.

  11. Brianne Bracco
    May 31, 2013 / 5:32 pm

    ooooooh..egg white mcmuffin?! I need to try that! And your backyard furniture is absolutely beautiful! 🙂 Happy Friday

  12. Vanessa
    May 31, 2013 / 7:02 pm

    Your patio looks amazing! What a perfect place to spend the evenings sipping wine! 🙂

  13. Allison
    May 31, 2013 / 8:54 pm

    Now I will be having McDonalds breakfast tomorrow thank you very much. And those popsicles look amazing!!!! I am going to try to remember this link up for next week!!!!

  14. Colleen Sullivan
    May 31, 2013 / 9:18 pm

    Your patio furniture is so pretty! You certainly styled it just right too! I'm putting that sparkling wine on my grocery list for next week for sure. I always love your posts btw! I always learn something new, find a new recipe or something cute when I read your blog!

  15. Chasity Munn
    May 31, 2013 / 10:45 pm

    Your furniture is gorgeous!!New follower from your link-up. 🙂 I read Hello! Happiness

  16. Laura {happily ever} Parker
    May 31, 2013 / 11:13 pm

    That patio furniture is awesome! I keep looking at World market for patio stuff but have yet to pull the trigger! Your newest follower and I linked up!

  17. Bekah @ re·solve
    May 31, 2013 / 11:42 pm

    I was just thinking about making popsicles but grumbling about having to buy a mold until I saw your post…yay for the target dollar aisle! I know where I'm going soon! And yay for cheap sparkling wine!

  18. The Eberspachers
    June 1, 2013 / 2:07 am

    Oh, LOVE your patio furniture!! I just want to sit down and chat with you over one of those popsicles! It's so inviting 🙂

  19. Jacque Pinol
    June 1, 2013 / 4:08 am

    what a great blog, just found it today! thanks fro sharing! adorable patio ! Greek yogurt cycles look amazing!!!! and of course, the mc donalds didnt look bad either :)

  20. Bre
    June 3, 2013 / 2:32 am

    That patio furniture is EXACTLY what I've been looking for! Now I just need you to come on out to my house and help me dig up all my plants and build a deck! haha!

  21. Kelly
    June 6, 2013 / 7:50 pm

    We almost picked up that same set from World Market. It's super cute and a great value for the price!

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