Five on Friday!

Happy Friday!

one. Last weekend Matt assembled our new patio furniture. The instructions estimated a 3 hour assembly time but with the help of two minis it took about 9 hours.


two. There is nothing worse than stepping out of the shower to a towel that smells like it sat a little too long in the washer machine! Every now and then I deep clean all my towels at once. Here’s how I do it: Wash your towels in hot water with one cup of vinegar (only). Wash towels in hot water again with 1/2 cup of baking soda. Throw them in the dryer and enjoy your fresh towels!

three. It’s been a hot minute since I blogged about my love for Parsley Plus, but I just received a new bulk shipment and had to give my favorite earth-friendly household cleaning product of all time a shout out. If you love the smell of fresh herbs this product is for you (and your counter tops!).

four. We are working SO hard on getting Tom Tom to graduate from taking a few steps to walking! He definitely knows how to take a few steps at a time unassisted but always ends up choosing to crawl instead. And if he isn’t crawling he is climbing. He knows how to get on and off Caroline’s bed, can get on and off the couch by scooting a chair over as a step stool and is frequently found just standing on top of his chair laughing at us having a heart attack. Anyway, we are beyond ready for him to begin walking so we can set him down in public places, ditch the snap & go stroller and give him a little more independence. Plus he moves up to the next class in two weeks and will be on the big playground every day and really dislikes crawling in mulch so we’re working hard to get him to let go of the tip of our finger and take off. Also, the most steps he’ll take at a time is to…you guessed it…his sissy. She is so dang cute with her cheerleading “Come on, Tom Tom! You can do it! Come here! Come to me! Come on!”

five.  Favorite HelloFresh meal this week goes to…Steak Fajitas with Kiwi Salsa & Crispy Beans!!! Hands down the best fajitas ever. And kiwi isn’t something I would ever think to add to my tex-mex but I’m so glad I did. Check out this recipe to make it yourself.

I received 3 more promo codes to give my friends a FREE box of HelloFresh meals! I’d be happy to send the first THREE people to leave their email address in the comments a free week of HelloFresh to try!  

Not one of the first 4 to comment but still want to try HelloFresh? Use promo code MG8GKD for $40 off your first box! That means you can try out HelloFresh for $29 and then cancel after your box arrives or keep on going. 


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. Brandy
    August 26, 2016 / 11:13 am

    I would love to try Hello Fresh…all of your recipes from them look absolutely amazing!

    • Carolina Charm
      August 26, 2016 / 3:07 pm

      Just emailed you! Enjoy!

    • Carolina Charm
      August 26, 2016 / 3:07 pm

      Just emailed you! Enjoy!

    • Carolina Charm
      August 26, 2016 / 3:07 pm

      Just emailed you! Enjoy!

    • Katie
      August 26, 2016 / 9:04 pm

      Thank you!

  2. Amanda Bullard
    August 26, 2016 / 11:33 am

    Look at those sweet babies playing with their dad! So cute! I haven't heard of that cleaner but should check into it! That dinner looks divine too. Happy weekend, Christina!

    • Amanda Bullard
      August 26, 2016 / 11:34 am

      Where's the linky tool? LOL

  3. Lizzie Simantz
    August 26, 2016 / 11:53 am

    Ha ha yep, doing anything with kids around triples the time it should take you to finish! Thanks for the towel tip, I will for sure be trying that!

  4. Danielle Siero
    August 26, 2016 / 12:13 pm

    I think your missing the link for the party. 🙂

  5. HDC
    August 26, 2016 / 12:22 pm

    My day is always made when you have a new post! Had a total fan girl moment when I met your husband this week! You all are such an inspiration!

    • Carolina Charm
      August 26, 2016 / 12:52 pm

      That story made my day! 🙂

  6. Claudia Justalittleblush
    August 26, 2016 / 1:11 pm

    I do the same with my towels! I actually use vinegar every time I do laundry. It's a great laundry softener!

  7. Leslie Lukens Martin
    August 26, 2016 / 1:23 pm

    Melts my heart seeing the pic of C encourage Thomas to take some steps! Nothing stronger than a sibling bond!

  8. Leslie
    August 26, 2016 / 2:43 pm

    Love Thomas and Caroline together! That is too funny about the patio furniture!

  9. Meg Taylor
    August 26, 2016 / 3:45 pm

    Oooh kiwi salsa in those tacos?! That sounds amazing!! Thanks for the tip on deep cleaning towels, too. I feel like I listen for the beep, especially with towels, to make sure they don't smell bad, but after a while, it just happens!Meg, Borrowed Heaven

  10. Traci
    August 26, 2016 / 4:25 pm

    We've been doing a lot of laundry for flooded friends. A cup of lemon pine sol in the wash makes everything smell good including the house!!

  11. Megan
    August 26, 2016 / 5:48 pm

    I would love to try hello fresh!

  12. Sara Elizabeth
    August 27, 2016 / 4:15 pm

    I'm amazed at how vinegar is such an unsung cleaning hero. I've definitely used it to work magic on towels… and I'm always pleased with how it comes out!!

  13. Kent Sommer
    August 29, 2016 / 8:53 am

    Good running tights are just that… tight, yet they breathe to allow moisture to escape and keep your dry and cool. Now these from do the trick, they keep tight for an entire workout and then some, from the workout to the car to the grocery.

  14. Heather Robinson
    August 30, 2016 / 11:41 pm

    um… did I comment on time for Hello Fresh?? 😉

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