Five on Friday!

It feels so GOOD to have a healthy, happy family again! Thank you all for the well wishes. We have a great weekend ahead – a wedding and a bridal shower!

– ONE – Last night was our monthly Supper Club and my girlfriends totally surprised me with a baby shower! It literally took me like 2 minutes after everyone screamed “surprise!” to realize it was my shower. I am so thankful to call these girls friends and loaded up on tons of sweet, soft boy clothes! Full post coming soon. In the meantime, here is the delicious funfetti cake!

– TWO – I am on the hunt for healthy snacks to pack for the work day. My sister recommended roasted chickpeas so I made a batch earlier this week and loved them. Since I pack 34534523 snacks for work each day I am always on the hunt for something new. What are your favorite healthy go to snacks?

– THREE – A few weeks ago you all gave me some great high chair recommendations (here). Thank you! We ended up with the Ikea Antilop Highchair and are pretty happy with it. It is SO easy to clean (no fabric, no crevices, etc.), I love the clean look, it doesn’t have a foot rest so Caroline can’t stand up and was ONLY $20. The only drawback is the tray isn’t easy to remove so I have to wait until Caroline is out of the chair to remove it. We almost went with the Boon Flair Highchair (our runner up and highly recommended by many of you) but decided to save $200 since the pedestal base is a magnet for collecting massive amounts of Charlie’s hair, especially since we slide the chair around from room to room.

– FOUR – Every year I get excited for herb season and end up buying way too many plants that end up dying. The only herb that ever prevails is my mint and it usually ends up strangling all of my other herbs within a month. So this year I kept things simple and decided on ONE herb – basil. It’s sitting in my kitchen and I love it.

– FIVE – Let’s just stop at four today, okay? Happy weekend, friends! 

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Friday fun? You can link-up on any of our four blogs every Friday! All you have
to do is…

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. 

Link-up at the bottom of the post so some new readers can check out your five
things and say hello!






  1. Evelina
    April 17, 2015 / 1:09 pm

    That cake is a work of art! So cute!

  2. Nina @ Flowers in my Hair
    April 17, 2015 / 1:14 pm

    I can't wait for fresh basil….MMM

  3. sundays with sophie
    April 17, 2015 / 1:16 pm

    I saw the cake on instagram last night, what wonderful friends! And that highchair, I can't get over it.

  4. Kate @ A Thought and a Half
    April 17, 2015 / 1:19 pm

    My new favorite snack is SkinnyGirl popcorn snack bags. 100 calories per bag and it always tides me over until dinner. The butter & sea salt flavor is my favorite! Happy Friday!

  5. April of A. Liz Adventures
    April 17, 2015 / 1:23 pm

    Oh gracious, what a sweet cake (and super-sweet girlfriends!). I love the design and monogram!You are so right about mint. It grows like kudzu. I have mint that originated from a sprig from my (late) grandfather's house. He was a master gardener. Last year we had to transplant it from being in the ground in a natural area – it was taking over – to a separate pot. Nothing else can be in the pot with it or you are right, it takes over!HUGS! Miss you!

  6. kate
    April 17, 2015 / 1:32 pm

    Loved our IKEA High chair!!! The easiest thing ever to clean. Plus I fancied it up a bit with a big vinyl monogram on the back;)

  7. Sarah O
    April 17, 2015 / 1:39 pm

    I need to try those roasted chickpeas. I feel like I'm eating everything in sight at the moment, oops, so this might be a healthy alternative to M&MS. 😉

  8. SLH
    April 17, 2015 / 1:47 pm

    Those were our top two highchair choices too (I can't stand fabric chairs!!!) and having seen neither in person we went with the Boon. I have to say you are SO right about the dog hair!!! It just collects little fur balls all day even when I scoot it around and just creates more work for me. The Ikea try looks much bigger, too!

  9. rachel
    April 17, 2015 / 1:49 pm

    So glad you all are feeling better!!! How amazing does that cake look?? Cannot wait to see the rest of the pics. What sweet friends!

  10. Jillian
    April 17, 2015 / 1:51 pm

    good to know you like that highchair! i am LOVING the price 😉 and your friends are so sweet — that cake is adorable! xo jillian – cornflake dreams

  11. Island Living Midwest
    April 17, 2015 / 2:00 pm

    Ok, so with all the wedding planning, I somehow missed the post about you having a baby! Congratulations! How exciting! And how awesome that your friends threw you a baby shower. I cannot wait it read about it.P.S. How is your dad doing? I always keep him in my prayers.

  12. Allison
    April 17, 2015 / 2:04 pm

    Aw. Surprise showers are the best. So thoughtful! 🙂

  13. Caley-Jade Rosenberg
    April 17, 2015 / 2:14 pm

    Yay for surprise baby showers and loving all the blue!! Thank you for my special thank you card my friend – so glad little T's outfits arrived safe and sound x

  14. Jessica
    April 17, 2015 / 2:22 pm

    How sweet of them to surprise you with a shower! That cake is so pretty! Happy Friday! 🙂

  15. Sierra&Faith Winks and Eyerolls
    April 17, 2015 / 2:23 pm

    Happy Friday! Thank you for hosting the linkup. How sweet your friends threw you a baby shower. That cake looks awesome. Looking forward to reading your post about it. We are now following you along on Bloglovin. Have a great weekend 🙂 Winks and Eyerolls

  16. The Grass Skirt Blog
    April 17, 2015 / 2:44 pm

    What sweet friends! The cake was adorable. :)The Grass Skirt

  17. Ashley
    April 17, 2015 / 3:50 pm

    Look at that cake!!! Soo cute!! Hope you have a great weekend!!

  18. Bekah Walsh
    April 17, 2015 / 4:20 pm

    That cake is the cutest! And SCORE on the high chair!

  19. Michelle
    April 17, 2015 / 6:15 pm

    What a beautiful cake. And a nice surprise-a shower! I love when friends do the unexpected. Have a great weekend.

  20. Lo {Travel the Unbeaten Path}
    April 17, 2015 / 11:16 pm

    We have that ikea high chair too and heck yea it's amazing! Especially at $20. I'll have to try the roasted chickpeas, I usually make hummus instead!

  21. Shayna @ The Fancy Yancey
    April 19, 2015 / 6:01 pm

    That cake is too precious!! & I would have never thought to look at Ikea for high chairs!! I missed the post where you asked for recommendations so, I'll have to go back & check that out!

  22. ChalkSouthernToMe
    April 26, 2015 / 2:54 pm

    Your baby shower cake is gorgeous, what a sweet surprise! Xo, Stephanie

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