Five on Friday

Hello and happy Friday, friends! We are headed to Florida today! And we are flying — hallelujah!

one // Matt and I had the very best date night earlier this week. We had tuna poke and lobster tacos at Essex Bistro and then went to see The Book of Mormon, one of the funniest performances I’ve ever watched. We could not stop laughing the entire show.

two // I picked up a bottle of Baebody Retinol Moisturizer Cream on Amazon Prime Day and had to report back to tell you all that it is amazing! My friend Laura highly recommended this cream to me and after I read 85 of the 3,300+ reviews I was sold. Then I used it for a week and am obsessed. The cream is lightweight, packed with retinol & hyalaronic acid, moisturizes your skin and firms it up at the same time. It kind of blows my mind. I am also convinced that my skin is brighter and softer after using it (but that could also be from the collagen peptides). Anyway, I love and highly recommend this cream. It’s $20. Treat yourself!

three // Instagram Repost! I don’t know if it’s because Thursdays are lunchables for dinner  night or because they are obsessed with AquaTots, but the kiddos look forward to Thursday evenings all week. Caroline is rapidly checking the boxes on her progress report. And Thomas…well, he’s getting there too…slowly but surely.

four // This month Abby hosted Supper Club! She had the cutest idea to throw a low country boil. It was a big hit and everyone loved it.

five // It’s been awhile since I did a line-up of my current favorite wines. If you’re a Sauvignon Blanc lover, this post is for you. If you’re a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc lover, this post is especially for you! Today I’m sharing my current favorite bottles of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc by price point.

Favorite $7 bottle: Picton Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. Available exclusively at Trader Joes, this is my go-to bottle when I need a cheap wine!

Favorite $9 bottle: Kia Ora Marlborough Sauv Blanc. Hands down, my absolute favorite bottle right now. It tastes just as good as a $30 bottle of wine for a fraction of the cost. This is almost always sold out at Total Wine and is one of their most popular Sauvignon Blancs, so if you spot it — grab it! I purchase by the case and always apply a 20% off coupon (making it a little over $7 per bottle, or 2 free bottles per case).

Favorite $16 bottle: Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc. For when I’m feeling fancy, which is not often.

Favorite $29 bottle: Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc. My favorite special occasion bottle!

Have a great weekend, friends!



  1. July 27, 2018 / 6:36 am

    That last favorite is for me! I LOVE New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs. Picton Bay use to be my go to when I lived in LA and shopped at TJ all the time. TJ doesn’t sell wine in store here in New York which is a total bummer. Whitehaven is another fav! My boyfriend and I always grab that one to drink together! Happy Friday!

    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

  2. July 27, 2018 / 8:21 am

    That supper club looks like SO much fun! I always get so inspired seeing all of the cool ideas you ladies come up with. Safe and happy travels to FL!

  3. Juliene
    July 27, 2018 / 8:27 am

    You look great on your date night picture! Your hair also looks fab! Looking forward to Tom Tom’s birthday recap! Enjoy your time in Florida!

  4. jacquiwithaq
    July 27, 2018 / 9:26 am

    LOVE these wine recs! Tried the last two on your recommendation before and my TJ’s doesn’t sell wine so it looks like I’m going on an epic quest for Kia Ora!!

  5. July 27, 2018 / 10:33 am

    Yalls supper club always look AMAZING – you have such a great group of friends, love it! I also love when you share your favorite wines!! Thank you!

  6. Jennifer Crane
    July 27, 2018 / 12:01 pm

    Hey! Do you know where your friend found the lantern pendants?

  7. Maureen
    July 27, 2018 / 2:24 pm

    I’m happy to hear I’m not the only one that buys Kia Ora by the case! It’s the best.

  8. July 28, 2018 / 10:45 pm

    I wish TJ’s could sell wine in PA!!

  9. Tatiana
    July 29, 2018 / 9:47 am

    Thank you for the Sauvignon Blanc recommendations! I’m mostly a red drinker, but I love the Marlborough/NZ Sauvignon Blancs in summer…Cloudy Bay is definitely my favorite splurge, but I will put the others on my “check it out” list. My favorite $12ish Sauv Blanc is Oyster Bay; for a few dollars less, I like Starborough–the Starborough bottle is absolutely gorgeous, too! Cheers!

  10. Cara
    July 31, 2018 / 3:09 am

    Love Cloudy Bay! If you can get it in the US try Oyster Bay, my absolute fave.

  11. Katie
    July 31, 2018 / 9:04 am

    You are my wine soul-sister! Those are some of my go-to sauvingon blancs as well! Haven’t tried the Kiaora yet though so I’ll have to be on the lookout for that one 🙂

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