Five on Friday: A Link-up!

Well, y’all did it again! Last week we had 200 link-ups!

So here we go – my 5 on Friday…

 – ONE – After a million days of rain, we celebrated the sunshine with a build your own taco salad
dinner on our back patio. The toppings I prepared included green
onions, tomato, jimaca {my new fave ingredient}, black beans, orange
bell pepper, corn and avocado. The cilantro dressing is from Trader

– TWO – Speaking of outdoors, I am totally obsessed with these Summertime Scented Candles with Citronella Oil from Nest of Posies. Just fill mason jars with mint, lemon, lime, rosemary,
citronella bug off oil and water. Top with floating candles. Hello?! Where were these during my summer party?

– THREE – My newest cookbook from Southern Living that I won in a giveaway recently! I have tabbed the heck out of some of these pages!

– FOUR – I worked from our Atlanta office a few days this week. While there, I grabbed cocktails and dinner with one of my girlfriends at an amazing restaurant called KR SteakBar. The “Sophia” (bitter truth apricot liqueur, bombay london dry gin, vanilla white pepper syrup, lemon juice, prosecco) was easily one of the top 5 cocktails I’ve ever had in my life.

I also have to say, one of my very favorite things about waking up at an Omni hotel is the complimentary beverage service outside my door in the morning. This is 100% why I chose the Omni when traveling.

– FIVE – Matt and I are tacking on a mini beach vacation with my family while I am in Florida for work next week. Of course, with anything I plan comes an agenda, and the agenda I sent to the family for the trip is awesome. What I am most excited about? Drinking a few whiskey & cokes with my Grandpa, renting scoot coupes, fishing, and eating every meal at Grills Seafood Deck & Tiki Bar.

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. the girl in the red shoes
    June 14, 2013 / 1:00 pm

    Awww you and your grandpa are so cute!!! Have fun on your trip!

  2. rachel
    June 14, 2013 / 1:19 pm

    I LOVE jicama!!! Definitely will have to try those mason jar candles. Enjoy your vacay friend!

  3. Sam @
    June 14, 2013 / 1:21 pm

    I love taco salad bars! Such an easy way to please everyone…even picky eaters.

  4. Natasha
    June 14, 2013 / 1:46 pm

    SO glad you're enjoying the cookbook!!! I've got a bunch of things bookmarked in my copy, as well. That taco bar is too cute for words and is making me hungry at 9AM–lovely!

  5. Erin @ Sugar Magnolia
    June 14, 2013 / 1:46 pm

    Love the idea of a taco salad bar!

  6. Caitlin
    June 14, 2013 / 1:53 pm

    That taco salad bar looks beyond delicious!!Your trip sounds so exciting! 🙂

  7. CT Cupcake
    June 14, 2013 / 1:56 pm

    omg. that pie on the cover of the Souther Living cookbook! looks amazing!

  8. Jacque Pinol
    June 14, 2013 / 1:59 pm

    Taco salad bar??! YUM! Love this!

  9. Kelsea
    June 14, 2013 / 2:34 pm

    I'm dying to get that Southern Living cookbook! You can hardly go wrong with the words "southern" and "cooking" together! 😉

  10. beth
    June 14, 2013 / 2:47 pm

    "the sophia" cocktail sounds amazing. . . like a french 75 but with a twist 🙂 and nothing is better than coffee waiting for you the moment you wake up, it's the little things! have fun in florida!!

  11. SHAYNA
    June 14, 2013 / 3:36 pm

    Those candles are SO cute!!! Hope y'all have a great weekend!

  12. Hey Lauren Rene
    June 14, 2013 / 4:01 pm

    Girl I'm loving your style….the taco bar, bar and wine on the patio? Awesome! Happy to have found your blog via 5 on Friday!! Have a great weekend!

  13. Samma
    June 14, 2013 / 4:06 pm

    YUM- that taco bar looks amazing!

  14. Allison
    June 14, 2013 / 6:46 pm

    That's an adorable picture of you and your grandpa. 🙂 And those summer citronella candles are genius!

  15. Brianne Bracco
    June 14, 2013 / 7:00 pm

    Looooove me some cilantro dressing on my salads! And have fun on your mini vaca with the fam! 🙂

  16. Colleen Sullivan
    June 14, 2013 / 7:23 pm

    You make taco salad look so pretty!! And thanks for sharing that citronella candle idea, so smart!

  17. SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph
    June 14, 2013 / 8:25 pm

    Gorgeous taco bar photo!I love complimentary beverages.

  18. April of A. Liz Adventures
    June 14, 2013 / 8:42 pm

    Stop it with that cocktail. I mean, really. That looks PERFECT. Can we try to recreate it one night?!?

  19. Melanie Heyns
    June 14, 2013 / 9:22 pm

    Such a beautiful photo of you and your Grandpa. I love vising with family. Mel

  20. Dana + Ryan
    June 15, 2013 / 1:13 am

    I want a mini-beach vacay! Going to look and book one right now! 🙂 Thanks for hosting the link-up!

  21. Leigh Powell Hines
    June 15, 2013 / 1:49 pm

    Awesome, favorite fives. That's great about the Omni. The storm came through RAleigh and knocked our power so I couldn't link up this week. I'm putting it on my calendar…..

  22. Jenny {}
    June 15, 2013 / 5:36 pm

    The salad recipe looks awesome! Great

  23. Nicole-Lynn
    June 17, 2013 / 2:36 pm

    Yummy! Love a good taco salad! Those candles are so fun, too. I'll definitely have to try that out sometime this summer!Have fun on your trip to FL! Love Grills!

  24. Jackie
    June 17, 2013 / 4:31 pm

    we've been loving taco salads lately and i've been looking for a good pre-made dressing, will have to check this one out, i should have known TJs would have a cilantro dressing!

  25. Tracie S
    June 17, 2013 / 6:38 pm

    Those candles sound amazing and look so inviting! That us such a cute idea!

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