Five on Friday!

Happy Friday! Sorry for being MIA this week. Things have been a little wild in our world.

one. Our first Supper Club of the year was last week at Cristina’s house. She nailed it with an ultimate taco bar and margarita station. There were SO many taco toppings and Cristina even provided the coolest taco stands for each girl. For dessert she served ice cream pies — so delicious!


Previous Supper Clubs Cristina has hosted: 2016 Build Your Own Salad Bar // 2015 Zoe’s Kitchen


two. Last weekend we had the best Saturday. We stuffed the kids full of pancakes and syrup and then let them run wild  for a few hours at the children’s museum.

THOSE EYES! They make me want to cry the happiest tears.

three.  Tom Tom had his 18 month well check-up this week! He had a sick visit last week so no stats came as a surprise to us – 24 pounds, 31″ long! But this little man was such a champ. He got TWO shots, gave the nurse a dirty look and then laughed. For real, this dude is made of steel. Afterwards we took him out for ice cream, sans sissy.

four. I received a lot of questions on my Insta Stories about my spiralizer last weekend! We’ve gone through our fair share of terrible spiralizers before we found this incredible spiralizer. It is easy to use, easy to clean and has lots of attachments.

Last year’s Valentine Card for Matt I downloaded here.

five. Dear Matt, if you are reading this, stop now.

No seriously.

Click out of this post right this second!

or you’ll ruin your surprise…

…Last chance!

Okay friends, what are you getting your husbands for Valentine’s Day? The last few years we’ve agreed to “no gifts” but then of course Matt gets me a gift and I feel bad for not reciprocating. I need some ideas before I end up buying him this (Matt — shame on you if you’re still reading! Do not click that link!) and some more of these. So, as you can see, I need some ideas.

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. Natalie
    January 27, 2017 / 12:20 pm

    Which children's museum? I'm in Charlotte and constantly looking for kid friendly places for my kids.

    • Carolina Charm
      January 27, 2017 / 2:05 pm

      Discovery Place Kids in Huntersville! So fun!!

    • Natalie
      January 27, 2017 / 2:30 pm

      We were actually just there last week. We go there a lot because we live so close. Thanks for the speedy reply. I wasn't sure if there was Anew one we were missing!

  2. Pamela
    January 27, 2017 / 12:41 pm

    Supper Clubs sound like so much fun! Thanks for the spiralizer link – I've had some disastrous results with a couple of brands so I've been looking for a recommendation.

    • Carolina Charm
      January 27, 2017 / 2:05 pm

      Yep, us too. The vegetti was probably the worst one we tried.

  3. Colleen
    January 27, 2017 / 12:50 pm

    Not to be a Debbie Downer, but I strongly advise NOT buying a MyPillow. My husband and I bought two right after Christmas, figuring that we can try them out and then return them if we weren't happy. Well, the pillows were terrible and now we can't figure out how to return them! No slip was included in the packaging and there are no instructions on the website! I've reached out to customer service a few times without any luck and it's just been way more of an ordeal than I ever thought possible. I'd stick with the boxers ?

    • Carolina Charm
      January 27, 2017 / 2:07 pm

      I am SO glad you told me this! Clearly Matt is a sucker for an infomercial. Looks like I'll need to do some pillow research! 🙂

    • Emily @ Beauty Blether
      January 27, 2017 / 3:43 pm

      I second this! My husband wanted them for our wedding registry and we returned them after about a week! They were terribly lumpy and uncomfortable. (They were purchased from Bed Bath & Beyond, so easy returns)…I would recommend trying out another brand – maybe feel some out in the store! 🙂

    • Carolina Charm
      January 27, 2017 / 3:52 pm

      THANK YOU! Matt is a stomach sleeper so lumpy would definitely NOT fly! 🙂

    • Carolina Charm
      January 27, 2017 / 2:07 pm

      WOW – how shady!! Definitely going to find a new pillow! Thank you so much for sharing!!!!

  4. Shauna
    January 27, 2017 / 2:46 pm

    So we bought the my pillow at Costco and returned it that same week. It was NOT what we expected it to be at all and ended up going back to our Latex Belk pillows. They are an investment for sure but Belk generally runs promotions a couple times a year and we can get them for around $50 (about half off)

    • Carolina Charm
      January 27, 2017 / 3:41 pm

      OHHHHH! I need to look into the Belk pillows!!! Thanks for the recommendation (and the warning!)!!!

  5. Donna
    January 27, 2017 / 3:03 pm

    Taco & Margarita night sounds like so much fun! I love that you and your friends are so intentional about spending time together during Supper Club!

    • Carolina Charm
      January 27, 2017 / 3:41 pm

      They are a good group! 🙂

  6. furmangirl08
    January 27, 2017 / 3:12 pm

    So, if you want to do a mix of something you buy plus a sentimental gift, I got this gift for my hubby for his birthday and it's cute but it does require some work. The book is called Letters to My Love: Write Now. Read Later. Treasure Forever. by Lea Redmond. Inside you'd write 12 letters to your husband. For the first 10 letters the book has a prompt for you for a topic to write you letter about and the last two are blank so you can write your own letter on whatever you want to write about. It's very sweet and sentimental, and something you guys can both look back to for a long time. Here is an amazon link to it if you're interested!

    • Carolina Charm
      January 27, 2017 / 3:41 pm

      What a sweet idea!

  7. Leslie
    January 27, 2017 / 4:19 pm

    That dinner looks amazing! Yay for Thomas for being so brave!

  8. Lauren {at} Life.Love.Lauren
    January 27, 2017 / 8:07 pm

    I have been getting my husband home automation stuff. Amazon Echo, Tap, and Dot have all been hits! I also like to get him more two player game things we can do on at home date night. I have done bananagrams, Seven Wonders Dual, Ticket to Ride and am looking into more! Good luck! Men are so hard to shop for!! UGH!

    • Unknown
      January 28, 2017 / 12:36 am

      Carcassonne is a super fun two player game. :). Along the lines of Ticket to Ride.

    • Lauren {at} Life.Love.Lauren
      January 31, 2017 / 11:09 pm

      Yep, love that one too!

  9. Robyn Proctor
    January 27, 2017 / 8:07 pm

    Mmm ice cream pies sound amazing!

  10. Simply LKJ
    January 27, 2017 / 9:22 pm

    That taco bar looks amazing. And the kiddos are getting so big!

  11. Lindsay
    January 27, 2017 / 10:49 pm

    V-day gift idea if you were considering briefs- my hubby is obsessed with the SAXX or MyPakage underwear! I wasn't convinced at first, but he swears by them 🙂 Just a thought!

  12. Laura Darling
    January 28, 2017 / 2:25 am

    Your supper club always sounds like so much fun! And delicious!

  13. BlythePoo
    January 29, 2017 / 3:11 pm

    I came across this on an instagram ad – seems like a fun idea for my hubs :). I think Matt would love it! Love your family!

  14. Corie M
    January 29, 2017 / 8:26 pm

    The taco bars looks delicious!

  15. Lisa
    January 31, 2017 / 2:09 am

    Your little guy is so cute!!!! So the whole My Pillow thing…my husband has been talking about them too and we were going to watch for Costco to get them again. I have a friend who loves hers, but after reading all the comments on here I think we'll steer clear. Thanks for the info I didn't even know I needed.? The taco bar looked delish!!!

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