Five on Friday!

I haven’t been this extra excited for a Friday in a looooong time! Tomorrow Caroline turns TWO and we have the very best weekend ahead. This morning we off for our annual birthday breakfast with Caroline at her favorite place for pancakes – IHOP! And this afternoon I am surprising her with cupcakes for a little class party too. She totally understands it’s her birthday weekend. All week she’s been walking by the dining room table which is covered in party stuff and pointing and squealing “Caroline’s birthday party!!!!” She’s also telling everyone she is SIX. I have no idea where she got that from but we are working on “two.”

Also exciting, Lindsey, Ryan and Jackson are surprising Caroline for her birthday and arrive this evening! I am even more excited that I get to spend Lindsey’s first Mother’s Day with her.

In non-birthday news (since I’ll be flooding my blog with all things birthday next week), we had a really fun week, despite Thomas being down with a little bug and staying home from school one day with a  fever.

one. This past weekend we trekked out to Davidson with some of our best friends to have dinner at a restaurant that’s been on our bucket list for quite some time – Kindred! We made our reservation six weeks in advance so the countdown had been going on for awhile.

Our double daters – John & Lisa!

two. I am pretty impressed with how long my spray tan I got for May’s wedding has lasted. The pictures above are from day 10!! It’s starting to fade pretty fast now but I’ve been able to touch it up with my favorite sunless tanner – Tanwise! If you’re like me and have zero time to sunbathe (sigh, those were the days) I highly recommend trying this amazing product. The picture below is from my first application last year and you can see the huge difference. Also, for easier (and cleaner) application, I really love Tan Towels but I go through them too quickly and they can be pricey.

three. One of my very, very, very best friends came to town this weekend and I was able to snag TWO dates with her to catch up and see her little man, Wells! She always refreshes me in a way I can’t describe, she’s just so good for the soul and I’ve missed her every day since she moved from Charlotte.

four. I’m always the last one to the makeup party but thought I’d share my favorite new eye brow pencil discovery – Anastasia Brow Wiz! It comes in several colors and has been a good switch up from my old faithful – Benefit Brow Zings. Without the help of a pencil, my eye brows are pretty patchy and light so penciling them in is a must for me! I also grabbed an extra pencil for a small Mother’s Day treat my sissy.

five. Last but not least, this week I had the opportunity to try out instacart, a really awesome same-day grocery delivery service! I was really impressed with the store options in my area. From Costco, BJs, Publix, Whole Foods, Food Lion and Harris Teeter, there are lots of grocery stores to shop from. The groceries are more expensive (in my opinion) than I would pay in store, but for a quick two hour turn around I will definitely use this on days I’m stuck home with the kiddos and am out of our staples.

I used instacart to pick up some hot dog bar party supplies and drinks for Caroline’s party!

Wanna join 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. Amanda @ A Brownie World
    May 6, 2016 / 12:49 pm

    Love that she is telling everyone she is 6! My son tells everyone he is 4 and he is 3! I want to check out that spot in Davidson too, I love that little town, very cute! Yay for lunches with a bestie – they are the best 🙂 Happy birthday partying weekend.

  2. Sara
    May 6, 2016 / 2:03 pm

    How did you like Kindred? I've been twice now, and I cannot wait to go back!

  3. Ashley Carole (Sweet Carolina Belle)
    May 6, 2016 / 2:15 pm

    Oh two hour delivery is spoiling me! We have been using Amazon Now and I feel so extravagant having ice cream and cookies delivered to our door. Hope you have an amazing Mother's Day weekend!

  4. Hanging with the Hirsts
    May 6, 2016 / 3:44 pm

    Have so much fun celebrating Caroline's 2nd birthday and Mother's Day!! That is so special your sister and BIL will be able to come and surprise Caroline!!

  5. Jo
    May 6, 2016 / 3:53 pm

    We did hot dog bar for Lawter's Mickey party last weekend too! Fan favorites were the coleslaw and banana peppers. Have a great party weekend!!

  6. Leslie
    May 7, 2016 / 2:43 am

    I hope Caroline has a wonderful birthday! I think it is hilarious how she is saying she's going to be six! Also, great to know about that self-tanner. I am so pale that I will have to check that out!

  7. Caley-Jade Rosenberg
    May 7, 2016 / 5:39 pm

    You look gorgeous my friend – with this brows and the tan!! I hope you are all having the best birthday weekend x

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