Five on Friday!

Happy Friday!

one // Earlier this week the Charlotte Agenda announced April Robson as the winner of their Parent of the Year Award. The article is absolutely beautiful and I cannot think of a more deserving mom than April for this award. She is the strongest, bravest, most beautiful mama I know.

An excerpt from the story…

A few months ago, April was speaking with a mother whose child is also battling the same illness as Charlotte. April gave her one piece of advice: “Our children look up at us, and they either see a mom who’s crying in her pillow or dancing with them in the kitchen.”

Right?  Grab some tissues before heading over to read the full article.

two // Matt insisted that I notify everyone looking to purchase a gift for the golfer in your life that these Taylormade TP5 Golf Balls are absolutely amazing — and the price is much better than his usual Titleist Pro V1 Golf Balls.  Well, actually the TP5 is normally $3 less than the ProV1 (per dozen), but for some “crazy reason” TaylorMade has reduced the price of the TP5 to a “crazy low price”.  I made the mistake of asking Matt why this ball is so “amazing”.  He gave me some sales pitch that included a lot of science and golf terms, but the gist is that Rory McIlroy is playing it and the ball is every bit as good as the ProV1.  Whoever Rory McIlroy is.

three // It was a BIG week for our little fish! Caroline graduated from AquaTots Level 3 leapfrogs to Level 4 starfish!! So proud of her!

four // Now that the chilly weather has arrived, I have to give a reminder about my favorite High Waist Tummy Control Capris & High Waist Tummy Control Leggings. Since I originally posted about them awhile ago, I’ve been slowly tossing out my old leggings and replacing them pair by pair with these amazing Zella knock offs. They come in TONS of colors and are $34 for TWO PAIRS!!!! A few weeks ago I purchased a THREE pack (size small) for $50 and have been wearing them a ton.

High Waist Tummy Control Leggings

five // Charlotte friends, the Charlotte’s Joy Holiday Pop Up is this Saturday, November 3 from 11 am – 4 pm at The Peculiar Rabbit (1212 Pecan Avenue, Charlotte 28205)! The pop up will have over 50 local vendors on hand, Santa’s Village with all the sweet treats you can dream, make and take crafts by Anders Ruff Workshops, mini makeovers by Maskcara and a Q&A session with the Real Moms of Charlotte! All proceeds raised will go directly to the Robson family!

General Admission tickets can be purchased at the door for $5 if capacity has not been reached, but it is highly recommend you advance purchase for GUARANTEED admission! Children 12 and under are FREE.




  1. November 2, 2018 / 6:27 am

    That is just wonderful about April getting Parent of the Year. I can’t wait to read the article. Thanks for the tip on the leggings!

  2. November 2, 2018 / 8:36 am

    What an incredible article, honor, and most of all… incredible woman and mom. Thank you for sharing!

  3. Raven
    November 2, 2018 / 8:41 am

    I noticed some reviews on the leggings said they were see-through…have you noticed that to be a problem??

    • Lindsey Turnau
      November 5, 2018 / 7:30 am

      I returned 3 pairs because they were see through… which I figured out too late!

      • November 5, 2018 / 2:47 pm

        No!!!!! Did you get the crops or the regular leggings? That makes me sad! I just got 3 new pairs and didn’t have that prob!

  4. Sara
    November 2, 2018 / 8:54 am

    Are they leggings just for working out or do they work for regular clothes? My favorite exercise leggings all have a seam that makes them look to much like workout leggings to wear with regular clothes.

    • November 2, 2018 / 10:56 am

      I wear them for both! They don’t have the thick seams that my other workout leggings have.

  5. November 2, 2018 / 9:14 am

    Tell Matt thank you as I just ordered my husband part of his Christmas present.

  6. jacquiwithaq
    November 2, 2018 / 9:24 am

    That is so amazing for April, she absolutely deserves it! I wish I could come to the Holiday Pop Up!! — Oh and PLEASE thank Matt because I am definitely getting some sort of girlfriend reward for this spontaneous golf ball purchase 😛

  7. lauren3murraygmailcom
    November 2, 2018 / 1:01 pm

    I truly wish that I could be in Charlotte this weekend to support the Robsons! Is it still possible to get one of the shirts?

  8. Stephanie
    November 7, 2018 / 2:36 pm

    The leggings are awesome. They also always have them at TJ Maxx and Marshalls for $12.99 each!

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