Five on Friday

Hi friends and happy Friday

This weekend has all the right ingredients to be awesome. First of all, it started with wine and friends. Add in some relaxation, packing for Mexico and maybe some more wine and that’s about all I’ve planned so far. Speaking of blog friends, this happened last night:

Wine + Bloggers {Laura & April} + Bun Hair Tutorials

Okay, on to the five..!

– ONE –This week I made it my mission to wear as much white, brights and seersucker as possible. Sadly, the “acceptable” time frame of wearing these items is quickly coming to an end. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll still wear all these things until the first cold spell, but until then I’ll enjoy the judge-free opportunity to dress for summer!

– TWO – My new favorite sodium-free veggie – Balsamic Roasted Asparagus & Red Peppers.

    1 pound asparagus, cut in pieces
    2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
    1 1/2 cups red bell pepper, sliced
    1/2 teaspoon minced fresh garlic
    2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
    1/2 teaspoon black pepper

    1. Cook asparagus in boiling water 2 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain. 2. In a small dish, combine olive oil, peppers, vinegar and garlic. 3. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. 4. Sprinkle with black pepper and serve.

– THREE – Darci made me buy this. No really. Did you see her {adorable} vlog recently? I already use Organix shampoo on the reg but had never tried the coconut milk version. So of course I immediately had to run to Ulta and pick it up a bottle for me, one for April and one for Laura.


And true story – Matt was helping me unpack my shopping bags and found the shampoo. His response, “let me guess, Darci or April blogged about this.” He’s on to me.

Oh, and although these weren’t my best bows I’ve ever made, you can find the tutorial for them {here}!


– FOUR- I squeezed in a DIY monogrammed canvas project this week.

   It was super easy and inexpensive. I purchased the canvas at 40% off from Michaels, the monogram from Southern Proper Monograms and the spray pain from Home Depot. All you have to do is spray a coat of white paint on the canvas, glue your monogram on top then spray a finishing coat all over! Told you it was easy.

– FIVE – For all you ladies who are coveting the Michael Kors Chain Link Watch but don’t want to drop $225, Target just came out with a similar watch called the Geneva Gold Tortoise Chain Link Watch for only $25!

Michael Kors Chain Link Tortoise Watch // Geneva Gold Tortoise Chain Link Watch

Pretty awesome right? And for $200 less! Shhh, don’t tell Matt.

 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. Brownie's World
    August 23, 2013 / 11:09 am

    The watch has to be MINE!!!! Love it. Have a great weekend!

  2. Kelsea
    August 23, 2013 / 11:17 am

    Is that a Passion Tea Lemonade I spy? Delicious! I love the monogram! It looks great! And that watch is beautiful- I love when other places get on board with style so you don't have to splurge!

  3. Grace
    August 23, 2013 / 11:21 am

    Thanks for the heads up on the watch. I bought the last Michael Kors tortoise inspired watch Target had. I just ordered this one thanks to you!

  4. Amanda {Kids and Cabernet}
    August 23, 2013 / 11:23 am

    Awesome post! I love your outfits and the watch is gorgeous!!

  5. Morgan S.
    August 23, 2013 / 11:46 am

    Love the watch! May have to stop by Target {I always have to stop by Target}!

  6. Whitney @ justacountry-girl
    August 23, 2013 / 12:41 pm

    totally pinning your DIY monogram right now! love it! and yay for you cutie-patooties and your bun lessons. adorable!

  7. Lauren
    August 23, 2013 / 12:46 pm

    That watch is an AMAZING find! And I feel you on the white without judgement – definitely wearing my white jeans as much as possible this weekend!

  8. the girl in the red shoes
    August 23, 2013 / 1:01 pm

    LOVE that watch! I've been obsessed with yours, so maybe I just need to get the target version so I can stop bugging my husband about it!

  9. Linds
    August 23, 2013 / 1:02 pm

    I am in LOVE with your monogram canvas! I may do that in my master bedroom over the bed. Still trying to figure out this whole decorating thing…. 🙂

  10. Leslie
    August 23, 2013 / 1:06 pm

    First time linking up with you ladies today 🙂 LOVE your monogram canvas project!! Fun idea!

  11. Kathy @ Vodka and Soda
    August 23, 2013 / 1:07 pm

    is it that bad to wear white after labor day? i never really knew why…and i love your necklace :)-kathyVodka and Soda

  12. SLAM
    August 23, 2013 / 1:22 pm

    MMM that asparagus looks yummy, will have to try it!

  13. Laura | Our Life in the Queen City
    August 23, 2013 / 1:35 pm

    oh my gosh! I really truly love the white on white monogram! So subtle and classy! Thanks for linking to my bow tutorial! I feel so honored ;)Last night was so so fun and much needed. Can we go ahead and start planning our joint birthday girls night/sushifest/bun-anaza. haha I know, I'm really hilarious.

  14. April of A. Liz Adventures
    August 23, 2013 / 1:47 pm

    My hair smells soooooo good this morning. You can pretty much close your eyes in the shower and imagine that you are sipping on a pina colada at a swim-up bar in Mexico. Oh my goodness, you will ACTUALLY be living that dream soon!!! Lucky girl! 🙂

  15. Jessica
    August 23, 2013 / 1:50 pm

    Love that Geneva watch!!

  16. Colleen Sullivan
    August 23, 2013 / 1:51 pm

    Where did the summer go?! I can't believe it's coming to an end already. Makes me so sad. I feel like we haven't had enough hot hot weather here in N. California. Love that "steal" version of the Michael Kors watch! Perfect for Fall! I made something similar to you monogram for my son's room but I like your's so much more!! I just did his name, but the script of the letters on yours is so pretty! Love that you girls had a fun time last night!!

  17. Kelly Slater
    August 23, 2013 / 1:54 pm

    Love your pics and your style! I am obsessed with that monogram canvas too, inspires me to get crafty! Happy Friday!xoxo, Kelly

  18. Eloquently Emily
    August 23, 2013 / 2:00 pm

    I am loving your DIY monogram and that cute watch! Hope you have a great weekend!

  19. Sam @
    August 23, 2013 / 2:03 pm

    Is it acceptable that I almost jumped up to throw on shoes and head straight to target for that watch. NEED!!!!!

  20. Jamie @ You Gotta Have Hart
    August 23, 2013 / 2:12 pm

    Oh my.. that recipe looks delish! I'm always wanting to find ways to cook asparagus! And I love that shampoo. I had never tried it before until showering at my mom's house one day– I swear she likes to buy small bottles of different kinds of "special" shampoos and pick a certain day of the week to use them. I fell in LOVE with that stuff.

  21. Tess
    August 23, 2013 / 2:17 pm

    I am totally with you and trying to wear all of my white/bright clothes before the season is officially over! Loved your girls night at April's – too fun!!

  22. Leah
    August 23, 2013 / 3:13 pm

    Have you tried the shampoo yet? I've been wanting to ever since Darci mentioned it! And love your outfits. I'm so ready for fall but am definitely going to miss the bright colors!

  23. Kelly
    August 23, 2013 / 3:33 pm

    What size monogram and canvas did you use???

  24. Ashley (Sweet Carolina Belle)
    August 23, 2013 / 3:55 pm

    Those veggies look delicious! I love asparagus anything so it is right up my alley. I have always been eyeing target's watches. This one may be too cute to pass up!

  25. Natasha
    August 23, 2013 / 4:00 pm

    so glad yall had a fun time last night…just think of the pic overload when we all get together one day :)obv i need to test out this uber fab shampoo yall keep raving about. and don't even get me started about having to stop with the white and seersucker soon…boo hiss

  26. A.M.
    August 23, 2013 / 4:01 pm

    oooh I've gotta try this monogram thing and that WATCH…yes yes yes! When I come visit Laura I want to crash a blog party 😉

  27. Megan
    August 23, 2013 / 5:47 pm

    Oh my goodness, your girls night looks like it was so much fun! This Momma is in need of one of those ;)xxMeganIG: megawatWould love for you to check out my blog :)

  28. Megan
    August 23, 2013 / 5:47 pm

    Anddd I'm a new follower now, love your blog, super cute!

  29. Christina @ This Woman Cooks!
    August 24, 2013 / 12:58 am

    I love your white sandals. I'm wearing dresses and shorts until the first cold front!

  30. Lauren Davison
    August 24, 2013 / 1:18 am

    love seersucker, love the easy monogram, love the watch, love this blog post! have fun in mexico!

  31. Jenny {}
    August 24, 2013 / 3:31 am

    The monogram canvas is gorgeous! Absolutely love it.

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  33. Carroll
    August 24, 2013 / 6:57 pm

    I love the monogram canvas idea!! So cute. So glad you girls had such a fun time! 🙂

  34. Leigh Powell Hines
    August 25, 2013 / 12:22 pm

    Christina, that side dish looks fabulous. This sodium diet sounds interesting. I may have to e-mail you to get a little more information.

  35. Emily
    August 25, 2013 / 12:28 pm

    That monogram canvas is brilliant – such a great idea and so pretty and simple!

    August 26, 2013 / 2:48 pm

    Definitely with you on the whole "must wear as much white as possible in the next week" thing! I'm also dying to think of an excuse to wear my seersucker, scalloped, pink-whale-covered Vineyard Vines skirt, but I think in college, wearing that to class would be a liiiittle much… I may just have to do it anyways 🙂

  37. Nicole-Lynn
    August 29, 2013 / 1:56 am

    The Balsamic Roasted Asparagus & Red Peppers sound so yummy! I'll have to try that as a side for dinner soon. Also, love the way your monogram on canvas turned out! I'm doing something just like it for Ava's nursery to put above her crib! Can't wait!

  38. bpkitchen
    September 19, 2013 / 12:44 pm

    I think it's absolutely hilarious that your husband says "Let me guess so and so blogged about this one.." My boyfriend is continually making comments like "Let me guess, you're going to blog about this" or "Where'd you find that? On a blog?" Pretty bad that it's come to that point! LOL

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