Five on Friday!

Happy first Friday of 2014!! Hope you all have had a wonderful holiday week! I want to say a heartfelt “thank you” to all of you who continuously linked up with us in 2013. We have so enjoyed this link-up and all of the amazing bloggers we’ve found through it! 


On to my first 5 of the year..!


– ONE – Tulips & 50 mm camera lens. One of my Christmas presents from Matt was a 50 mm camera lens and I have been having so much fun playing with it. A few days ago I picked up my first bunch of tulips of the year and took a few shots to test out my new lens…

– TWO – Edoughble Cookie Dough. One thing I’ve definitely missed while pregnant is eating raw cookie dough right off the spoon, especially during the baking season. Thankfully I was recently sent some delicious {and safe to eat while pregnant} cookie dough from Edoughble. The dough comes shipped in unbaked form and is available in 8 different flavors. I chose the flavor Stuck on You, PB&J (peanut butter cookie dough swirled with roasted peanuts and organic mixed berry jam) and Matt and I polished it off in one night! So if you love eating unbaked cookie dough as much as I do, you need to check out Edoughble

– THREE – With my new iPad came a new addiction {and yes, I know I am the last one to the party on this}. And although I never talk to my husband anymore because I am sidetracked with Candy Crush, it does also have some benefits…the gym. I can stay on the elliptical all day if it means playing an extra round of this addicting game. Plus I just learned the trick on how to get unlimited lives so I’m pretty much glued to this screen. Who have I become? This is so unlike me.

– FOUR – Some of my favorite bath products! I got stocked up at Christmas and love having so many options during my evening baths! 


Cashmere Glow Luxury Bubble Bath from Bath & Body Works: Mom got me a variety of B&BW bubble bath scents but I loved the Cashmere Glow so much that I exchanged them all for this scent! The next time you are in the store you must stop and smell this amazing line!


Amazing Grace Shampoo, Bath & Shower Gel by Philosophy: An amazing 3-in-1 shower product for the quick bath!


Aromatherapy Stress Relief Luxury Bubble Bath by Bath & Body Works: This product has been my #1 favorite bath product for a long time now and I don’t see that ever changing. I try to use this one sparingly and only for my long, relaxing baths. You can’t go wrong with any scent in this line, I’ve tried them all. This bath soap is absolutely wonderful and will leave you feeling stress free and pampered! Whenever Matt sees me getting low on this stuff he always runs to the store and surprises me more…that’s how much I love it!

– FIVE – My sister called me the day after Christmas in pure panic…”Christina! Get online and order the Quilted Nappa Leather Bow Ballet Flat from C. Wonder right NOW! They are 70% off!” She was right to be panicked. I immediately jumped online and purchased matching flats for $37 {originally $98} and was so excited to receive them in the mail yesterday. 

 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 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. Elise @ Cheers Yall
    January 3, 2014 / 1:43 pm

    That cookie dough sounds aaaaamazing!! Loved your NYE pics from yesterday too, love. Looks like y'all had one fabulous time! xx

  2. Caitlyn {Home Sweet Ruby}
    January 3, 2014 / 1:46 pm

    I've been thinking about getting the 50mm lens with a Christmas gift card, love those tulip photos with it!! Those C Wonder flats are adorable too! Happy weekend 🙂

  3. Tammy Jo
    January 3, 2014 / 2:10 pm

    That Cashmere Glow smells heavenly!!!!

  4. Taylor Rae
    January 3, 2014 / 2:13 pm

    That cookie dough looks insane!!!! My husband gets on me every time I made cookies because I eat the dough and it's "not safe." This is the perfect solution!!

  5. April of A. Liz Adventures
    January 3, 2014 / 2:28 pm

    Gimme gimme gimme that cookie dough! Oh my word it looks tasty!I also got a 50mm lens for Christmas as a gift from Ian and I've been soooo in love with it — it completely transformed our NYE pics. Hook a sister up with the unlimited lives trick for CC?! It is by changing your iPad clock?

  6. pinkhousewife
    January 3, 2014 / 2:29 pm

    OMG – that cookie dough is genius!I am loving those C Wonder flats – and anything C Wonder for that matter!

  7. Alicia Rowland
    January 3, 2014 / 2:33 pm

    I just started playing Candy Crush about a week ago too, and I definitely felt like I was the last one on Earth who hasn't played.. Please share the lives thing! I am not very good yet (only on level 27!) and get stuck ALL the time without lives.Also, Philosophy products are my favorite! 🙂

  8. Meghan
    January 3, 2014 / 2:42 pm

    I loved playing with my new lens when I got it too! And you aren't the last with candy crush… I still have yet to join the bandwagon ;).

  9. BLovedBoston
    January 3, 2014 / 2:43 pm

    Those pictures are so crisp of the tulips!! Congrats on the steal of deal on those shoes – they look super comfy!!

  10. Katie {Miss Dixie}
    January 3, 2014 / 2:49 pm

    My 50 mm is my absolute favorite. I have a hard time taking it off. Perfect for babies! Amazing grace is my favorite- I got 2 big bottles and a gift set to stock me for the year!

  11. Shayna @ The Fancy Yancey
    January 3, 2014 / 3:07 pm

    I am wanting a new camera lens so bad & I've heard many great things about the 50mm! I might be looking into it soon! 🙂 Have a great weekend!!

  12. Pamela
    January 3, 2014 / 3:08 pm

    Love the Cashmere scent & all of B&BW aromatherapy scents!!

  13. Cherish
    January 3, 2014 / 3:15 pm

    Oh Candy Crush…my husband recently discovered it and he is non-stop glued to it, so I'm glad I'm not the only spouse being ignored. : ) He has since figured out he can change the time/clock on his iPhone and get new lives sooner (w.out paying??). I mean the pandemonium over it, I just don't understand, ha. Those flats are adorable, I love C. Wonder and it's an added bonus that their logo acts as a free monogram for me. You can never have too many monograms. Happy new year!

  14. Brianne Bracco
    January 3, 2014 / 3:20 pm

    Umm…edible cookie dough?? Yes please!!!

  15. Shelby {recent somethings}
    January 3, 2014 / 3:42 pm

    Your new lens is clearly amazing. Love the C. Wonder flats!

  16. MrsSouthernBelle
    January 3, 2014 / 4:10 pm

    I am addicted to Candy Crush now too! How do I get unlimited lives!?!?!?

  17. Allison
    January 3, 2014 / 4:39 pm

    That cookie dough sounds AMAZING!! I need to order some very very soon! & I haven't given into Candy Crush, my weakness is Blitz… DON"T DOWNLOAD IT lol

  18. Justine @ sassyshoesinthesnow
    January 3, 2014 / 4:55 pm

    The tulips look so beautiful! They are my ALL-TIME favorite flowers. And, when it is -15 (-45 windchill) here is Minnesota (like it will be on Monday) they are a great reminder that spring is only about 75 days away.

  19. Jamie Vespa
    January 3, 2014 / 5:04 pm

    I refuse to play Candy Crush! Everyone & their mother is addicted to it & I refuse to let my life get sucked away like that… mainly because I already have too many addictions that suck away my life anyway lol! And now I want to find that cookie dough & eat it all!!Jamie @ The Growing Up Diaries

  20. Donna
    January 3, 2014 / 5:18 pm

    Cashmere Glow is my have! I discovered it last year right before Christmas and it has become my fall/winter scent. Then in the spring/summer I switch to Coconut Lime Breeze. Bath & Body really does have the best scents! Happy Friday!

  21. Brandi
    January 3, 2014 / 6:15 pm

    Unlimited lives? What? Do tell!!

  22. Christina @ This Woman Cooks!
    January 3, 2014 / 6:34 pm

    I love B&BW's Stress Relief line! Every time I use it, I actually feel the stress leaving me. It's magic!

  23. Jillian Manesh
    January 3, 2014 / 6:42 pm

    i just got two fillings this morning and i swore off candy and sugar…. and now i want that cookie dough!! what a great idea to sell it! xo jillian – cornflake dreams

  24. Laura {happily ever} Parker
    January 3, 2014 / 6:59 pm

    I couldn't even read the rest of the post after "unlimited lives". Tell us your secret!

  25. Jodi
    January 3, 2014 / 7:02 pm

    You have me wanting to get out and buy tulips-my favorite flower!

  26. Sarah
    January 3, 2014 / 7:11 pm

    Yay I love my 50mm lens!

  27. Heather Woyak
    January 3, 2014 / 7:18 pm

    oh, candy crush… love cashmere!! actually i need to go get some more. i found some coupons i need to use ASAP

  28. Bliss and Blunders of a Newlywed
    January 3, 2014 / 7:21 pm

    Love the beautiful Tulips! You are so adorable and I love following your blog! 🙂

  29. Eat Drink and Be Mary
    January 3, 2014 / 7:32 pm

    Unlimited candy crush lives, say what?! Hook a girl up!

  30. Lisa Loves John
    January 3, 2014 / 8:19 pm

    I love, love, love raw cookie dough!! I will def need to check that out… and 18 flavors is pretty awesome!Happy weekending 🙂 :)xo

  31. Sara Elizabeth
    January 3, 2014 / 10:28 pm

    I'm straight up obsessed with my 50mm… you're going to love that lens so much!!!!

  32. Nina B
    January 3, 2014 / 10:54 pm

    Oh my gosh….that cookie dough!! And the flowers make me so

  33. Samantha Ledford
    January 4, 2014 / 12:16 am

    Congrats on the 50mm!! I absolutely love mine – I can't wait to see your photos! Thanks for the heads up on the cookie dough, I'm going to have to grab some 🙂 Have a wonderful weekend!

  34. Misty
    January 4, 2014 / 12:42 am

    Unlimited lives??? Help a sista out!

  35. Abby
    January 4, 2014 / 12:46 am

    The sides of our bathtubs look quite similar! 😉 I am a HUGE Philosophy fan… can't live without my Purity or Amazing Grace! And I'm also a big BBW fan, especially the aromatherapy! My fave is the lavender vanilla! Have a great weekend! xo Always, Abby

  36. Tara
    January 4, 2014 / 2:24 am

    I am definitely a cookie dough lover too ( sometimes I even make cookies just to eat the dough)… My brother gifted me the Cookie Dough Lover's Cookbook, which has recipes for eggless dough meant to be eaten raw, which is awesome when you're pregnant 🙂

  37. Natasha xoxo
    January 4, 2014 / 2:42 am

    Happy New Year, Christina!xo, tashatwenty-something blog

  38. Erica Elia
    January 4, 2014 / 3:46 am

    Very cute shoes! Keep us updated on how they work out.

  39. Alyssa at Southern Abundance
    January 4, 2014 / 5:09 am

    That cookie dough sounds amazing and I just love that you play Candy Crush while working out! I usually watch Netflix but might have to try out your new found favorite! Happy weekend 🙂

  40. DetroitDuchess
    January 4, 2014 / 2:45 pm

    That edible cookie dough looks awesome!! You make a bubble bath sound so enticing – I think I need to add that to my resolution list – take more bubble baths.

  41. Marisa
    January 4, 2014 / 11:15 pm

    Shoooot. I added myself to the five-on-friday list without reading carefully enough. I was thinking I could add myself and then start next week..oops. I just didn't want everyone thinking I was a jerk, but I can't figure out how to delete it! 🙁

  42. Cait
    January 6, 2014 / 7:48 pm

    oh my gosh- that cookie dough needs to get into my hands asap!

  43. Bre
    January 10, 2014 / 1:25 am

    Wait what, unlimited lives? I must know this trick NOW!

  44. Sundresses and Smiles
    January 10, 2014 / 2:55 am

    OOOOH MY GOODNESS…I have got to get my hands on some of that Edoughable!

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