Five on Friday: A Link-up!

 Hope you all are having a lovely Friday! I’ve got a great line-up for ya today…

– ONE – Boca Towel Clips
to keep your towel in place on the beach or at the pool. These cute lil
things are probably the greatest summer invention. Never again will I
have to worry about my towel sliding down my chair or blowing away at
the pool. 

You can find these {here}
at Bed Bath & Beyond in a variety of animals {fish, dolphin,
parrots, whales, etc.} and a set is only $5.99! I picked up two sets –
one for me and one for the seester!

  and Lindsey’s set…

– TWO – The WRAP UP by Sarah Potempa.
We all know how trendy the top knot is right now. There are pages after
pages of tutorials on Pinterest and racks of bun gadgets down every
beauty aisle. I think I’ve tried just about everything out there and
have decided the SP Wrap Up is my favorite.

For the past 6 months or so
it’s been my go-to top knot for work, the gym and going out. It takes
less than 3 minutes and looks awesome. After rocking the SP Wrap Up all weekend on vacation, my seester decided she wanted one too…

{the business bun}

Is she not the cutest?

{the gym bun}

 {the traveling bun}


The Wrap Up is $12, comes in 3 colors and you can find it {here}.


– THREE – My
newest veggie side dish obsession – roasted broccoli & cauliflower
topped with Parmesan cheese. Cheese topped anything is a favorite in my
book and this veggie dish is no exception!

The Best Broccoli & Cauliflower: Cut
1 medium head of cauliflower and 1 medium head of broccoli into
florets. Drizzle with olive oil, lemon juice, minced garlic, salt and
pepper. Roast in oven at 425 degrees for 25 minutes. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately.

– FOUR – Someone please unsubscribe me from the J.Crew Factory sale emails. I can’t say no to free shipping and 50% off.

 Yellow Mini Skirt {on sale for $24.99}; Blue Seersucker Mini Skirt {on sale $26.55} and Pinball Stud Earrings {on sale $8.10}


– FIVE – I have a huge announcement…

almost 2 YEARS of sitting {unopened} in the attic, I finally pulled
down my sewing machine, opened it up and learned how to thread it! A
sweet wedding gift from my friends Brynn and Katrina, I am so excited to finally take on this new hobby! You can find my sewing project list {here}! Any tips you may have for a beginner are welcome!

Wanna join  Darci, April, Natasha and I 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!

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  1. Eloquently Emily
    July 12, 2013 / 11:05 am

    I have been waiting for my hair to get long enough to do a top knot and I think I am finally there! I will def. have to try that out! Also- I had to stop opening my J.Crew emails… ordering things was getting to be an addiction! Have a great weekend!

  2. Jess
    July 12, 2013 / 11:12 am

    You have me completely sold on the Wrap Up! Hopefully this will finally allow me to do the infamous bun correctly. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Mess of Beautiful Chaos โ™ฅ
    July 12, 2013 / 11:19 am

    I totally have the flamingo clips! BEST invention ever! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. K and Q
    July 12, 2013 / 11:29 am

    I love the Sarah Potempa wrap up!! I use it all the time!

  5. Allison
    July 12, 2013 / 11:30 am

    I love all five things so much, I'm not sure what to comment on first! I am totally inept at buns, so I might just have to give that gadget a try! Love roasted vegetables AND a good J.Crew factory sale! I just got my sewing machine out this week, too. I've only ever made pillow covers and curtains, but I am absolutely determined to try making a fun summer shirt this year!

  6. Ashley {Whole Foods New Body}
    July 12, 2013 / 12:01 pm

    I always love your 5 on Friday posts!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Pamela
    July 12, 2013 / 12:41 pm

    My husband would absolutely love the broccoli/cauliflower dish!

  8. Rachel S
    July 12, 2013 / 12:59 pm

    Do you have to have semi long hair for that wrap up?

  9. Katie {Miss Dixie}
    July 12, 2013 / 1:16 pm

    oh I cant wait to see what sewing projects you have up your sleeve! happy weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Life with Elizabeth
    July 12, 2013 / 1:37 pm

    Learning to sew is my project for next summer. My mom is such an awesome seamstress that I really hate that I've never learned to do it. Loving that bun wrap up and the towel clips. I need those now!

  11. southerngraduate
    July 12, 2013 / 1:52 pm

    I usually just throw my hair up in a messy bun to get it off my neck in these hot southern summers, but I may have to try the wrap up for a more polished look!

  12. lori
    July 12, 2013 / 2:13 pm

    i need to get those flamingo clips and the wrap up- my buns need some serious help!

  13. Natasha
    July 12, 2013 / 2:17 pm

    i am laughing out loud over here bc i mentioned jcrew factory in my post today, too!! haha…us girls can't say no to a good deal, can we?? i NEED that bun helper!!! to be able to fix my hair in that amount of time would be AMAZING

  14. Colleen Sullivan
    July 12, 2013 / 2:29 pm

    Your sister is ADORABLE! She looks just like you! The bun is super cute on her too. I have such fine hair that I don't think I'd even have enough to wrap around that thing! Also, I'm so glad you are breaking out your sewing machine! I want one so badly and I can't wait to see what you make!

  15. Bekah @ reยทsolve
    July 12, 2013 / 2:35 pm

    LOVE the blue seersucker skirt!The bun reminds me of the sock buns I used to make in high school…a little cheaper though ๐Ÿ˜‰

  16. April of A. Liz Adventures
    July 12, 2013 / 3:01 pm

    I just ordered that Wrap Up thanks to your awesome review … can't wait to see how it works out! I've had the donut for several years now but sometimes I am afraid it's showing through, so can't wait to get this one in the mail ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Katie Vander Velde
    July 12, 2013 / 3:21 pm

    The Wrap up looks like a fantastic hair tool! The buns look perfect! I may just have to get one when my hair gets a little bit longer. Thanks for the tip!

  18. Christina
    July 12, 2013 / 3:45 pm

    How cute are the flamingo clips?! I love the bun idea. I wonder if my hair is long enough. I'm getting there! LOVE the shirt in the business bun pic. Happy weekend my fellow Christina!

  19. Kelsea
    July 12, 2013 / 3:59 pm

    I've been seeing those clips everywhere but never stopped long enough to see what they are! I was at the pool this with my little guy and was complaining about the towel sliding down every time I sat down! These might be my next investment! ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. Courtney
    July 12, 2013 / 4:23 pm

    I'm pretty sure I need that bun gadget! And I've been obsessed with the J.Crew sales, too. My credit card hates me for it.

  21. Tiffany || monuments and melodies
    July 12, 2013 / 5:59 pm

    i need to invest in some of those towel clips! hallelujah for the simple things in life! your sister is beautiful! i, too, call all five of my sisters "seester" ;)free shipping & 50% off…pleaseANDthankyou!

  22. Brianne Bracco
    July 12, 2013 / 6:16 pm

    Lovin the bun on you! And that broccoli/cauliflower recipe? Y-U-M! Must try :)Happy Friday!

  23. Fancy Ashley
    July 12, 2013 / 6:18 pm

    I need those clips! Mainly because I love flamingos so much! I'm so with you on the J.Crew emails. I must stop. I go into the store and it's even worse. Our newer store in my area has crewcuts. LOVE it so much! Happy Friday! xo, Ashley

  24. Jenny {}
    July 12, 2013 / 7:45 pm

    J. Crew emails get me in trouble too! Congrats on learning how to thread your machine. Mine sat unused for 10 years before I finally signed up for a class in my area. I'm still not fantastic at it — but I can sew something simple. Definitely worth looking into.Have a great weekend!

  25. Brigid O'Malley
    July 12, 2013 / 8:57 pm

    First time blog hopper here! I must get myself one of those SP Wrap Ups. So cute (and easy)! And a quick tip for ya: if you zest a lemon over that broccoli/cauliflower dish, it will be even better!Gave ya a big ol' 'like' on Facebook. Enjoying your blog! :)-Brigid

  26. the girl in the red shoes
    July 13, 2013 / 1:08 am

    First of all, you are too cute for words!!! Seriously gorgeous. Secondly, those towel clips are hilarious and fun at the same time…love it!

  27. Caitlin C.
    July 13, 2013 / 9:35 pm

    I love those chair clips!!! How cute. Also, that cauliflower and broccoli dish looks AMAZING. Lately I can't get enough cauliflower!

  28. Shawna B
    July 14, 2013 / 10:51 pm

    I LOVE thatMonogrammed tote that you have in your picture with the flamingo clips (which I agree, are totally awesome!). Where did buy that great bag???

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