Five on Friday!

Happy Friday! My sister is coming this weekend! My sister is coming this weekend! Yay!

– ONE – Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and is one of my favorite little holidays! Matt and I keep this holiday pretty simple and usually exchange very small {less than $20} gifts. I’ve already picked up a little surprise for him but wanted to revisit some of the stocking stuffer ideas I posted back at Christmas since these items are inexpensive and Matt really loved all of them!

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas for Your Man

Pocket Ref Book / American Crew Hair Styling Pomade / Kikkerland CD401 Classic Survival Tool / Metal Collar Stays / Ties / Dress Socks / 5 in 1 Stainless Steel Money Clip / Golf Stuff: Glove, Balls, Tees, etc. / Moscow Mule Copper Mug

– TWO – I wasn’t a sweet tea drinker until I moved to Charlotte and met Matt. He loves sweet tea so when Southern Breeze Sweet Tea contacted me about trying their sugar free, zero calorie tea I immediately said yes! What makes this tea different is that it doesn’t require any additional sugar outside of the tea bag! No sugar is needed because the Splenda Brand sweetener sweetens your tea while the tea bags steeps! Anyway, I was skeptical at first because I didn’t know how great “sweet” tea would actually taste without 3 cups of sugar added in but both Matt and I were thoroughly impressed and have since gone through several pitchers. Southern Breeze Sweet Tea is now available at Harris Teeter, Wegmans, ShopRite, Giant,, select WalMart stores & select HEB stores. 

Southern Breeze Sweet Tea: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram

– THREE – Last week I had a “skin check” done at the dermatologist and my doctor removed two areas of “concern”. Well, those biopsy results came back as “moderate to severe” on the pre-cancerous melanoma scale so I’ll have to have minor outpatient “surgery” ASAP to remove a larger portion of the area. Anyway, all this to say — protect your skin, ladies!! Growing up in Florida, I lived in the sun year round and now I am paying for it. This isn’t my first time I’ve preached skin care either. One of my very first blog posts was about protecting your skin. If you’re looking for a good laugh at a very old post, check it out here.

– FOUR – Is this not the greatest little kitchen towel?! My friend Laura gave it to me and I love it!

– FIVE –We eat a lot of eggs in our house…and I mean a lot! I have an egg sandwich every morning for breakfast and at least once a week I’ll cook breakfast for dinner too. Anyway, I am always looking for new ways to cook my eggs and since I am trying to be good about limiting over-easy eggs, I’ve been cooking a lot of scrambled eggs. I love this video from Southern Living below on cooking egg-cellent scrambled eggs. 


A few other tricks I’ve learned recently include:

  • Use a mixer to really scramble the eggs well
  • Add a little cream while the eggs are mixing
  • Cook over low heat.
  • Don’t stop stirring once the eggs hit the pan.
  • Use a spatula and not a whisk.
  • Add way more butter than you think you need.

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  1. Jessi @ Jessi's Design
    February 6, 2015 / 2:01 pm

    Fabulous gift ideas and now I am 100% craving and in need of sweet tea! Ha! Have a fabulous weekend! xo

  2. Jillian Manesh
    February 6, 2015 / 2:05 pm

    i've been eating a TON of eggs throughout this pregnancy… i miss lunch meat SO much. I'll be checking out that video 🙂 xo jillian – cornflake dreams

  3. Brenda @ Chatting Over Chocolate
    February 6, 2015 / 2:05 pm

    Happy Friday!! We go through a lot of eggs at my house too …looking forward to checking out the vid for more tips! Thanks for sharing 😉 Have a wonderful weekend with your sister!!!

  4. Jessica and Katie Sweet Little Ones
    February 6, 2015 / 2:05 pm

    Praying for you with your upcoming surgery!

  5. Caitlin Moses
    February 6, 2015 / 2:19 pm

    I am expecting this July as well and scrambled eggs are my #1 craving! So yummy!…on another note, just yesterday I had a moderate to severe lesion taken off my arm as well. I actually work at a dermatological surgery center and skin care is so important! Thank you for the reminder 🙂 Have a great weekend!

  6. Amber L
    February 6, 2015 / 2:21 pm

    Okay, so I'm a southern girl born and raised and I've never been able to find a low calorie sweet tea. So I'm going to have to go Southern Breeze a try! My friend, whose's a red head is also having issues with skin cancerous spots… I'll be keeping you in my prayers! Oh, that towel is too cute!

  7. Chelsea
    February 6, 2015 / 2:24 pm

    Hope you and your Sister have a blast!!! I love eating breakfast for dinner too 🙂 Happy Friday Chelsea @

  8. Jessica
    February 6, 2015 / 2:32 pm

    I have to be super careful about my skin since I am so fair (and made the mistake of doing tanning beds in high school – WHY did anyone ever do that?) Hopefully they will get anything concerning off of you and all will be well after that! Loving that tea towel – the saying is too cute! Have a wonderful weekend!:)

  9. April of A. Liz Adventures
    February 6, 2015 / 2:33 pm

    Southern Breeze, hellooooooo lovah. Thanks for the introduction! I became re-addicted during pregnancy (I gave it up in high school in an effort to be healthier). So this version with Splenda sounds great!

  10. Caitlyn {Home Sweet Ruby}
    February 6, 2015 / 2:41 pm

    We love eggs and breakfast for dinner in our house too, will have to try some of your tips!! Have a great weekend with your sister!

  11. Katie {Miss Dixie}
    February 6, 2015 / 2:56 pm

    We have been eating a ton of scrambled eggs and I am so surprised how much I enjoy the liquid egg whites {shake them up good} and add a piece of american cheese to the mix once they have cooked a little. I don't even have to add butter, as long as I cook them really low. and YUM- that tea!!

  12. Sarah O
    February 6, 2015 / 3:24 pm

    I can't wait to try Southern Breeze! Sorry to hear about the skin scare, definitely better to get it taken care of now than later though.

  13. Paige @ Reasons to Come Home
    February 6, 2015 / 3:33 pm

    Such a cute towel! And amen to the skin care!

  14. Meg ~ Chasing Pink Fireflies
    February 6, 2015 / 4:05 pm

    Sorry to hear about your scare!! I had skin cancer this past summer (at 32) and was kicking my younger self for worshiping the sun! Can't wait to try that tea – it sounds delicious!

  15. Traci
    February 6, 2015 / 4:16 pm

    I've had the same issues with my skin & having things removed. UGH! I'm so mad at myself for those times in my 20's when I was in the tanning bed all of the time! I want to try that tea!

  16. Tabitha @ Coffee, Wine and Wanderlust
    February 6, 2015 / 6:06 pm

    Love the kitchen towel and the monogram mug!

  17. Nina @ Flowers in my Hair
    February 6, 2015 / 6:08 pm

    Love that dishtowel!

  18. Jo
    February 6, 2015 / 6:24 pm

    Cook your scrambled eggs in a little bit of coconut oil- it's delicious!

  19. Pamela
    February 6, 2015 / 6:49 pm

    those eggs look so GOOD in that video! We go through eggs like crazy too!! Love the towel 🙂

  20. Kate @ A Thought and a Half
    February 6, 2015 / 8:10 pm

    Quiches are great ways to cook eggs. They aren't always fast, but they're relatively easy and you can do a lot with them! And you can make them pretty healthy and low-fat, too, with Egg Beaters, turkey bacon/sausage, spinach, etc.

  21. ChalkSouthernToMe
    February 6, 2015 / 9:52 pm

    My husband loves Sweet Tea so I will have to try Southern Breeze soon! Nothing beats a good egg sandwich but your other ideas are great! Xo, Stephanie

  22. LHWinstead
    February 6, 2015 / 10:55 pm

    I absolutely love that kitchen towel!! I think it's a great idea to keep Valentines gift simple & thoughtful. Hope you have a wonderful weekend 🙂

    February 7, 2015 / 8:31 pm

    That kitchen towel is adorable! Where did your friend get it?

  24. rox
    February 8, 2015 / 1:22 am

    GREAT tip on the "sweet" (but no calorie) tea!! Also – thinking of you and sending prayers your way for the upcoming derm-surgery. I know it will go just fine. My mom has had a few surgeries for melanoma as well, and I've had a few VERY minor "pre-cancerous" moles removed. So I hear ya about sunscreen! And YES to eggs! I usually cook them at least once for us on the weekends. I just started using butter in my eggs about a year ago. WOW, had I been missing out! Just this morning, I fixed eggs (with cheese – duh) and bacon for breakfast, and I was saying how I can't wait to have them super soft scrambled instead of fully cooked…..5 more weeks 'til le bebe arrives, and I can have them!!! WHOOPEE!

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