Five on Friday!

Happy first Friday of 2017! I am so very excited to continue our Five on Friday link-up in 2017 with two of my best blog friends — April and Natasha! We are so grateful for all of you who link up with us each week and for all of you who stop by to read!

Want to join us for the Friday fun? 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!

Let’s dive right in…

one. Matt pulled off a pretty amazing Christmas present for me. He consulted with one of my girlfriends to pick out the perfect pair of duck boots. And you know who was just as excited as me when I opened them? Caroline. I had just purchased a pair of duck boots on Black Friday for her and she couldn’t believe we now have matchy matchy boots.

two. My sister is super picky when it comes to athletic wear. So when she texted me to say she finally found an (affordable) sports bra that she really liked I drove straight to Target and picked a few up. I love the strappy racerback style and the removeable cups. For those of you with fitness goals, I highly recommend stocking up on this C9 sports bra right now during Target’s buy 1 get 1 50% off sale!

three. A few months ago I picked up the cutest shawl vest for my sister from one of my favorite boutiques, Ivy & Leo. And ever since I’ve wanted one for myself! And then I waited too long and all my favorite colors sold out. So when Ivy & Leo contacted me and asked if I wanted to review one of their new spring colors I jumped right on that and picked the sage shawl vest. I love this piece so much because you can style it dressy or casual, it’s only $29 and it comes in 9 colors. Also, this vest showed up to our Christmas gift exchange and was stolen three times and fought over big time. So hurry and pick up your spring shawl vest now from Ivy & Leo! PS – my shoes are also from Ivy & Leo but I think they are sold out online now.

So cute!

four. We took a break from HelloFresh over the holidays but are back in the swing of things so I started our deliveries back up. I forgot how much I love the convenience of coming home from work and not having to wonder what I’m going to make for dinner. And because I think HelloFresh missed me, they gave me a promo code to give FOUR of my friends a FREE box of HelloFresh meals! I’d be happy to send the first 4 readers to leave their email address in the comments a free week of HelloFresh to try! 

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.

five. POLL! I have a random question for you. Do you run your dishwasher every night or do you wait until it’s full?





  1. Jessica
    January 6, 2017 / 11:14 am

    Thanks for offering the promo codes! I would love to try it as well! My e-mail is

  2. Amanda Bullard
    January 6, 2017 / 11:18 am

    I would adore it if I could try the Hello Fresh! Cute boots, they are faves of mine! xoxo

  3. Kelli Van Fossen
    January 6, 2017 / 11:44 am

    I run it when it is full – I also put the dishes in there clean of any nasty crusty food.

  4. Sarah
    January 6, 2017 / 11:58 am

    Good question!! I run when it's full, which is usually every two days (we have two toddlers as well and a 2-month old baby!).Hope you have a good weekend!! I'm in Charlotte as well and we are super excited for the snow!-Sarah

  5. Trista @ The Classy Chaos
    January 6, 2017 / 12:03 pm

    Love the boots and that vest!! Trying Hello Fresh is on my list!

  6. Alicia Rowland
    January 6, 2017 / 12:21 pm

    Omg those boots.. too cute!!! If you're looking to resale caroline's, remember your tiny tot friend here in Concord!! Haha currently just growing out of some size 5 at 2.5yrs lol

  7. Cari
    January 6, 2017 / 12:21 pm

    That vest is great! That picture of the little ones in the dishwasher is the cutest! Happy 2017!

  8. Life as the Mrs.
    January 6, 2017 / 12:36 pm

    That shawl vest is ADORABLE! I need that. And I totally run my dishwasher every night. It's almost always pretty full, so I need to. But there's just something about checking that off my list every night that makes the OCD person in me a bit calmer. 😉

  9. Kaylee Heape
    January 6, 2017 / 12:55 pm

    I would love to try HelloFresh.. my email is I only run our dishwasher when its full.

  10. Rachel Emily
    January 6, 2017 / 1:03 pm

    I love that shawl vest so much!! Last time you post about it they didn't have any colors I liked yet, I'll have to go see if that changed! We run our dishwasher when its full but now that you mention it, every day sort of makes more sense in my mind!

  11. Heather @ Heathers Hurrah
    January 6, 2017 / 1:04 pm

    We run our dishwasher when it's full 🙂 Which ends up being about every second day. Cute duck boots – love that they match! That vest is gorgeous on you, too!

  12. Jen
    January 6, 2017 / 1:30 pm

    I love the duck boots…so cute! I love the shawl vest so much I just bought the Indi. Peach one!! 🙂 We run our dishwasher when it's full but ours is generally full every night! Happy Friday!!

  13. LHWinstead
    January 6, 2017 / 1:38 pm

    Happy Friday!! I am loving the coordinating duck boots – too cute! I saw your Insta post on that shawl – might need to scoop that up, love it!

  14. Julie
    January 6, 2017 / 1:38 pm

    We wait until the dishwasher is full but oh how thankful I am for that thing 🙂

  15. Bekah Walsh
    January 6, 2017 / 1:58 pm

    I definitely wait until the dishwasher is full. LOVE the vest!

  16. Amanda
    January 6, 2017 / 2:20 pm

    We usually wait until the dishwasher is full – which is generally every other day (1 year old and 3 year old over here)!

  17. Lauren @ Oh Hey! I Like That!
    January 6, 2017 / 2:44 pm

    If I had it my way, we'd run it every night, but typically we wait until it's full 🙂

  18. Donna
    January 6, 2017 / 2:57 pm

    Those matching boots are adorable! I don't have a dishwasher but I do wash the dishes almost as soon as they're dirty! I hate a sink full of dirty dishes!

  19. Christina
    January 6, 2017 / 3:39 pm

    I LIVE in those bras. They are so so comfy. Love the duck boots. They're essential up here. Yall will look adorable in them.

  20. Unknown
    January 6, 2017 / 4:46 pm

    We run ours every other right for sippy cups and school lunch containers 🙂

  21. Hanging with the Hirsts
    January 6, 2017 / 4:59 pm

    Love those duck boots and so adorable y'all are matching! We run our dishwasher when it's full but it's also just me and my husband. When my parents come to town it's full about every day!

  22. Robbin Writes
    January 6, 2017 / 5:32 pm

    We run ours once or twice a week since there are just two of us. Usually we'll run it on my "cooking nights" (aka non leftover/eating out/I-don't-feel-like-cooking-so-popcorn-for-dinner nights). Otherwise, we handwash. That said, we don't have two little ones using up lots of dishes 🙂

  23. Unknown
    January 6, 2017 / 7:47 pm

    Cute boots, love the shawl! I run ours 1-2 times a day, full. I cook for 8 though 😉

  24. Crystal
    January 6, 2017 / 8:16 pm

    I run mine 1-2 times a day, when it's full. We go through a lot of dishes! I found the Columbia sports bra on Amazon. it's $7 and I've ordered 3! They are low impact but I do full body workouts and hold up my B cups nicely! 🙂 Very comfy!

  25. Jenny
    January 6, 2017 / 8:56 pm

    We run our dishwasher every night so it's ready to be unloaded first thing in the morning. It's usually full or close to.

  26. Jen
    January 6, 2017 / 9:00 pm

    I just hit up the Target active ware sale today! Woohoo! We run the dishwasher when it's full. 😉

  27. E
    January 6, 2017 / 9:53 pm

    I usually wait until the dishwasher is full… unless we ate something especially messy or smelly!

  28. Sara Elizabeth Miller
    January 6, 2017 / 10:57 pm

    I wait until the dishwasher is full, usually! That sports bra is adorable… and I love you and C in your matching boots!!

  29. Jessica
    January 6, 2017 / 11:04 pm

    I wait until the dishwasher is full! With just my husband and I, that makes the most sense. Growing up, my mom ran hers just about every night because with a whole family it filled up quickly! 🙂

  30. Laura Darling
    January 7, 2017 / 1:04 am

    Love the boots, and so cute that you two match!! We run out dishwasher only when it's full, but then again, there's only two of us and no kids yet, so we don't have a ton of dishes!

  31. Julie Wlodychak Borm
    January 7, 2017 / 12:04 pm

    I have that sports bra and really, really love it too! One of my favorites. Happy New Year!

  32. Owen Davis @ Davis Duo
    January 7, 2017 / 1:36 pm

    Girl those Target sports bras are my absolute fav!! I've had mine for years and years and they hold up so well! We wait until ours is full to run it but with a new babe coming in 9 weeks I think it will be daily for sure!

  33. Chelsea and Jon
    January 7, 2017 / 1:57 pm

    We used to run our dishwasher only when full, but then would somehow end up with half a loaf stuck in the sink waiting for the dishwasher (or to be washed by hand), so we try to run it each night, and it's almost full (I stopped washing sippy cups and bottles by hand to fill it up).

  34. Lauren {at} Life.Love.Lauren
    January 7, 2017 / 4:10 pm

    I wait till it is full, but then again, it is just my husband and I which makes a difference. I may have to explore that sports bra! I am a DD and I can't seem to find anything great that is affordable! Happy new year!

  35. Melissa
    January 7, 2017 / 6:56 pm

    With a three year old and 1.5 year old twins…we run it every single night! Excited to take a look at that vest…thanks!

  36. Meghan
    January 8, 2017 / 12:49 am

    We run it when it's full, which is usually every other night.

  37. Babina868
    January 9, 2017 / 1:21 am

    We run ours when full. Which is often twice a day. But I'm home all day with a 3 year old and an 8-month-old baby on formula and I cook a lot. When I worked full time we ran it about every other day.

  38. The Daily Digest
    January 10, 2017 / 2:27 am

    When it is full.

  39. Muhammad Azeem
    January 11, 2017 / 6:23 pm

    would love to try hollo it. Thanks for your kind. good night images for loving husband

  40. Corie M
    January 15, 2017 / 6:13 pm

    Love the matching bean boots!

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