Five on Friday

Happy Friday! Thanks for all the opinions on the fridge poll! Y’all mentioned a lot of things I hadn’t thought about so it was really helpful.

one // Over the weekend I did a little planty project using the cutest planter set and love how it turned out. I’m an overwater-er (?) so I hope I can put the watering can down and let these low maintenance plants thrive in our sunny dining room.

two // Charlotte friends, who is going to Disney on Ice?! We are surprising our kids with tickets and I am super excited about the show. And I’m giving away a 4 pack of tickets to one lucky reader for a showtime of their choice!!! Enter the giveaway using the rafflecopter below!

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three // After screaming about hating his “baby bed” (AKA toddler bed) for the past few weeks at 2 am each morning we finally upgraded Tom Tom to a big boy bed with shark sheets!!! Now if we can just keep him in it! Currently, he likes to get up at 5 am in the morning to go potty and then NOT return to his bed. Instead, he prefers to wake his sister up (and us)! And yes, we have an OK to Wake! clock — he just doesn’t care to follow the rules, he also isn’t incentivized by stamps, sticker charts, treats, toys, a puppy, etc. So yeah, we’ve all been well-rested and not snippy at all with each other the past few weeks. It’s been awesome.

But dang, doesn’t he look adorable in his bed reading Corduroy to Corduroy?

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four // An appropriate segway — I picked up some Ketel One grapefruit & rose vodka last weekend and really liked it. I still don’t think it beats my favorite summer Deep Eddy’s cocktail but it is close. I used soda water + lots of fresh lime. But one of my readers suggested using La Croix grapefruit and I am pretty sure that is going to blow my mind.

five // I snagged this new twist peplum top for work recently and have received SO many compliments on it. I am wearing the size 2 and it runs short so I layer a tank underneath. I am on the hunt for a cute black pencil or mini skirt for another way to style it.

Happiest weekend, friends! Now go read this post and this post by Marriage Confessions this week if you want to ROFL. I seriously died laughing over these posts. Her blog is one of my favorites.

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*no link-up



  1. Lauren Litaker
    August 24, 2018 / 6:24 am

    We have kids that hate sleep over here too. I feel ya mama ☕️

  2. Lauren Herr
    August 24, 2018 / 6:35 am

    The planter are so cute and nice job! I’d buy those!

  3. Rachel Noyes
    August 24, 2018 / 6:55 am

    Love that top!

  4. Brittany L
    August 24, 2018 / 7:20 am

    My 3 year old daughter said her favorite princesses are Elsa and Anna, and sometimes rapunzel! Love the blog! ?

  5. Kathryn
    August 24, 2018 / 7:58 am

    Love your blog! My daughter is obsessed with Elsa from Frozen.

    • L
      August 24, 2018 / 12:22 pm

      My son is too! She’s his favorite, but he refuses to watch the movie. ??‍♀️

  6. August 24, 2018 / 8:08 am

    How sweet to give away tickets!!! I’m in Charlotte, too (Matthews area!) and we just love it out here. We moved from AZ four years ago! I have three daughters (6, 4 and 1) and my oldest two would go nuts for this!! 🙂

  7. Crystal
    August 24, 2018 / 8:12 am

    Happy Friday!! My 5 year old is obsessed with Rapunzel and my 2 year old loves Anna. Love reading your blog!

  8. August 24, 2018 / 8:43 am

    We are moving to Charlotte next month from ATL! Absolutely looking into Disney on Ice for our Elsa loving girl 🙂

  9. August 24, 2018 / 8:43 am

    We love all the Disney characters, but Elsa and Moana are a favorite right now!

  10. August 24, 2018 / 8:46 am

    What a fun giveaway! We go to the Disney on Ice show every year up here in Philadelphia, and it’s always so much fun. I think we’ll try to take the two year old this year – yikes! 😉 That peplum top is adorbs!

  11. Brandy
    August 24, 2018 / 8:52 am

    I’d love to win the tickets! It would be a great bday present for my sweet girl!

  12. Lindsey
    August 24, 2018 / 8:54 am

    We love Baymax here 🙂

  13. Brandi
    August 24, 2018 / 9:00 am

    My girl loves Elsa.
    I love the peplum top. 🙂

  14. Brianna Tucker
    August 24, 2018 / 9:05 am

    This house loves loves Ariel

  15. Janine
    August 24, 2018 / 9:10 am

    Love the bed, was it easy to put together?

  16. Brittney
    August 24, 2018 / 9:18 am

    Allie loves Tangled- so I’d say Rapunzel 🙂

  17. August 24, 2018 / 10:10 am

    Those Ketel One Botanicals are the best! I’ve been relying on the other two (peach and cucumber mint) varieties all summer with plain soda water but have been meaning to also spruce them up with some la croix. Yum!

    August 24, 2018 / 10:11 am

    I want to surprise my bestie and her family! They love all things Disney!

  19. Lauren
    August 24, 2018 / 10:15 am

    We love Elsa and Minnie! I am an overwater-er too 🙁

  20. Myeshia
    August 24, 2018 / 10:30 am

    Those shark sheets are so cute!!!

  21. Brandy
    August 24, 2018 / 11:22 am

    It’s a toss up between Mickey and Lightning McQueen at our house!

  22. Alicia
    August 24, 2018 / 11:29 am

    Ahh I would love to win this! Tilly is OBSESSED with anything Princess or Frozen. Over the top girly girl here!!!

  23. August 24, 2018 / 12:22 pm

    Ooooohhhh, LOVE this giveaway! My little guy is a fan of the mouse – M-I-C-K-E-Y himself!

  24. Lauren
    August 24, 2018 / 1:01 pm

    Would love to go to the show – my daughter is just starting to show interest Mini Mouse and I’m sure she’d love this!

  25. Stacie
    August 24, 2018 / 1:14 pm

    What a fun giveaway! We love the little mermaid.

  26. jennifer
    August 24, 2018 / 1:49 pm

    Have you tried Spindrift? Love their grapefruit one as a spritzer!

  27. diane creager
    August 24, 2018 / 2:20 pm

    love to take the grand babies

  28. Erica Parish
    August 24, 2018 / 3:19 pm

    My 2YO little boy, Gray loves Mickey Mouse. But the Puppy Dog Pals are favorites of his as well.

  29. Katie
    August 24, 2018 / 3:25 pm

    My daughter would love this! Big Rapunzel fan ?

  30. Sarah
    August 24, 2018 / 3:40 pm

    It’s a tie between Elsa and Ana

  31. Eliabeth Garris
    August 24, 2018 / 3:48 pm

    Moana! On a countdown for our Disney World trip now!

  32. Stacey
    August 24, 2018 / 4:02 pm

    My kids think goofy is the best, especially his laugh!

  33. Heather
    August 24, 2018 / 4:28 pm

    Plant killers anonymous! We’d love to see the show! We were so close last year but I decided Carleigh was too small. No excuses this year, she’s a Disney fanatic

  34. Rachel Elizabeth Ware
    August 24, 2018 / 8:25 pm

    Moana is definitely our favorite! And Elsa and Anna will have a special place in our heart forever

  35. Alison
    August 24, 2018 / 8:54 pm

    Ariel is our favorite (5 year old daughter)!

  36. Shana Gordon
    August 24, 2018 / 8:54 pm

    My boys love Buzz Lightyear and Woody!

  37. Anne
    August 24, 2018 / 9:05 pm

    It’s ALL about Anna over here!

  38. Brooke S
    August 24, 2018 / 10:44 pm

    We are late to the Frozen game so Elsa is definitely the favorite right now. We can’t seem to “let it go” ?

  39. Michael
    August 24, 2018 / 11:05 pm

    Elsa all day for big sister and little bro loves some Maui….you’re welcome!

  40. Tory
    August 25, 2018 / 6:08 am

    I’m thinking of moving my almost 3 year old out of his toddler bed because he likes to sprawl out and I don’t think he sleeps well in his little bed any longer. Did you purchase a double or a queen for Thomas?

    • Christina
      August 27, 2018 / 3:32 pm

      we purchased a queen! well, technically we stole our queen guest bed and put it in his room. but we wanted to make sure he has a queen for when we have guests stay over!

  41. Debbie
    August 25, 2018 / 7:42 am

    Disney is always a win. Thanks for the chance to go.

  42. August 25, 2018 / 9:26 am

    Forgot to leave kids’ favorite Disney character — Elsa!!

  43. Kelli
    August 25, 2018 / 11:54 am

    We love Disney! My sons favorite is stitch and my daughter has no choice but to love Ariel haha

  44. Rae B Bush
    August 25, 2018 / 8:21 pm

    Elsa or Anna hands down. . .

  45. August 26, 2018 / 12:31 am

    My kids are 7 and 9 and there are still nights when they don’t stay in their own beds. LOL. Also, the kids recently stumbled across The Proud Family. So the Prouds are our favorite Disney characters of the moment.

    I wish Disney would revive this cartoon series and bring it back.

  46. corey harris
    August 26, 2018 / 7:55 pm

    Our girls are obsessed with Rapunzel, and Merida from Brave!

  47. Lisa
    August 27, 2018 / 9:10 am

    Merida is a hit in our house these days!

  48. August 27, 2018 / 9:14 am

    My boy loves Mickey!

  49. Stacey
    August 27, 2018 / 10:07 am

    Cute top! Check out Express (outlet) for black mini and pencil skirts!

  50. Laura Anderson
    August 27, 2018 / 10:37 pm

    We love Mickey around here!

  51. August 28, 2018 / 12:46 pm

    Goodness, do you have to pick one character?! Totally depends on the day, we rotate between Dory, Anna, Elsa, and Rapunzel 🙂

  52. Julie Baldwin
    August 31, 2018 / 12:22 pm

    Topo Chico. Use that instead of La Croix. Either the one with Lime or the one with Grapefruit will be amazing.

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