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Five on Friday

Happy Friday from Philadelphia! I flew in yesterday for some meetings and two work events last night am so ready to get home!

1. Garden Roses

Earlier this week I scooped up a few bouquets of pink garden roses from Harris Teeter for my wine tasting girls night. I could not get over how gorgeous these blooms were and used them for my tablerunner! Also, I had a lot of requests to post a tutorial on my tablescape and am planning to post next week on it!

2. Aqua-Tots

It has been SO fun watching the kids put their swim practice into action this summer. Thomas still requires a puddle jumper at all times, but Caroline is SO close to not needing one!

3. Camera Help!

I am in the market for a new camera! My Canon Rebel gave me 10 amazing years and is officially on it’s last leg — sometimes it turns on, sometimes it doesn’t! So I am hoping some of you may have some feedback on my camera finalists. I’ve narrowed down my contenders to four cameras and two brands. If you own any of these PLEASE share your feedback! 

Option 1: Sony Alpha Mirrorless Digital Camera A5100 vs Sony Alpha Mirrorless Digital Camera A6000

I have read SO many amazing reviews about the quality of both of these mirrorless options but am nervous to relearn a new camera after finally getting comfortable with my Canon. The difference between both mirrorless options is $100. I don’t use my camera for video, so I’m thinking I can get away with the less expensive option (A5100), but the shutter speed in the A6000 keeps me going back and forth. I also love how compact the mirrorless cameras are. I carry my DSLR with me all the time so this would be so much more convenient to keep in my purse.

Option 2: Canon EOS Rebel SL2 vs Canon EOS Rebel T7i 

The T6i is basically a much newer version of the camera I already own and know how to operate, so this option feels safe! But then I read about the SL2 is basically the same camera but a little smaller. 

4. Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree

Reporting back on the QVC 5′ FLF tree! I was skeptical when it arrived in the skinniest box ever but am pleasantly surprised by the quality of this tree! For less than $60, this is an excellent faux tree option! Our coffee table and faux pencil succulent also arrived for the circle room! The table we originally wanted has been backordered forever so we decided to go another route and are really happy with our choice! Now I’m on the hunt for some pretty coffee table books!You can find all of our circle room sources HERE.

5. Nordstrom Sale Picks!

I couldn’t let this sale go by without sharing my top 5 items.

    1. Vince Camuto Gigetta Bootie: An excellent bootie for fall that comes in 4 colors! 
    2. Spanx Faux Leather Leggings: I’m doing it!!! I am finally scooping up these infamous leggings!!! I’ve been patiently waiting since the LAST anniversary sale to buy these at the best price all year. I am SO excited and am really hoping that they aren’t too long on me. Why doesn’t this version come in petite?!
    3. Barefoot Dreams Cozy Chic Lite Circle Cardigan: I have this cardigan and it’s one of the coziest things in my closet. And this price is insanely good!
    4. Steve Madden Feather Studded Loafer: these are in my shopping bag!!! Love these fun loafers for fall. 
    5. BP. Lace Trim Satin Camisole Top: perfect camisole for layering under the Barefoot Dreams cardigan! 

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Tuesday 30th of July 2019

Christina, did you get a basket for the faux tree? I just ordered it and now I need to figure out what to put it in!


Thursday 1st of August 2019

we got ours from World Market! They had so many good options!!

Jessi's Design

Monday 22nd of July 2019

LOVE how the circle room is coming together and I'm still swooning over that mirror!


Tuesday 23rd of July 2019

Thank you friend!!!!


Monday 22nd of July 2019

I've been looking at a new camera too, mine is also 10 years old and a cannon. I keep going back and forth between the Sony and cannon options too! The Sony ones get great reviews, but that also means learning a new system and buying new lenses or a converter. Please share what you end up choosing!


Sunday 21st of July 2019

The wine tasting looked like so much fun (and what a smart idea for a girlfriend get-together!)

CC COleman

Sunday 21st of July 2019

Please keep us posted on which camera you choose and why. I’m interested in something smaller and lighter than my current DSLR.