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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!



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Tuesday 31st of January 2017

Your little guy is so cute!!!! So the whole My Pillow 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!!!

Corie M

Sunday 29th of January 2017

The taco bars looks delicious!


Sunday 29th of January 2017

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!

Laura Darling

Saturday 28th of January 2017

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


Friday 27th of January 2017

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!

Five on Friday!


– ONE // EATING – Last weekend I threw together a Baked Spaghetti dish that fed us through 4 dinners this week. By last night I was pretty tired of spaghetti but Matt can eat pasta every night of his life so he was pretty happy. Anyway, I started with Six Sister’s Baked Spaghetti recipe and adapted it from there, eliminating meat and onions, swapping out cottage cheese for ricotta, etc. I also was able to make two large meals from one batch and chose to freeze one for later.

Baked Spaghetti


1 (16 ounce) package spaghetti

1 (26 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce

1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt

2 eggs

1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese

5 tablespoons butter, melted

2 cups ricotta cheese

4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese


Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk the eggs, Parmesan cheese and butter. Drain spaghetti; add to egg mixture and toss to coat. Place half of the spaghetti mixture in a large greased baking dish. Top with half of the ricotta cheese, sauce and mozzarella cheese. Repeat layers. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. Uncover; bake 20-25 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.

 – TWO // WEARING – Well, I’m not wearing these adorable items but I do have a little man who will be come July! This week we received our first few gifts for Thomas – seersucker shorts (Matt is ridiculously excited about matching with his son all summer) and a newborn hat from Infanteenie Beanie (here). I also picked up a cute Feltman Brothers outfit for him. I’m learning that boy clothes can be fun too!

– THREE // READING – I’ve already told you all about my obsession with Jim Gaffigan. In fact, Matt and I have already decided that our first date night after Thomas arrives will be the Contagious show in Charlotte on August 15. Anyway, lately I’ve been reading Dad is Fat (find it here) and laugh until I cry. For those of you who are parents, you will find this book especially funny.

 – FOUR // LISTENING TO – It only took 3 months but I’m finally on the last episode of the Serial podcast. This podcast has been perfect for listening to during those nights of pregnancy insomnia. But now that I’m about to finish the podcast I need recommendations on what to listen to next. Help!


– FIVE // CHASING – This munchkin around…

Wanna join Darci, 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…

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. 

Link-up at the bottom of the post so some new readers can check out your five
things and say hello!




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Five on Friday!

Well this has to be one of the best Fridays I’ve had in a very long time! Thank you all for such sweet birthday wishes! I definitely felt the love! This morning we are packing up and hitting the road for my surprise birthday trip that Matt has been planning! I am so dang excited to find out where we are going! Keep an eye out for my instagram updates!!

– ONE – For my birthday pedi I decided to transition to fall with Essie’s Smokin Hot nail color.

– TWO – Birthday love! One of my friends surprised me with the cutest bday gift this week – Carolina Charm recipe cards!!!

And I also received the sweetest surprise delivery at the office from the hubs.

My mom always send me the BEST box of goodies for my birthday. This
year my package was filled to the brim with gift cards, my favorite
products, candy, makeup and more!

– THREE – And speaking of my mom, IT’S HER BIRTHDAY TODAY! Check out this really cute fall wreath I sent her earlier this week for her birthday…

You can find the Faux Festive Pumpkin and Gourd Wreath {here} if you are looking for fall gift ideas to send to someone special! Mom loved it!


– FOUR – We stocked up on mums this past weekend and I am loving our fall porch. Pictures to come soon!

– FIVE –  This year I participated in the 5th Annual Scarf Swap, hosted by Meredith, and I am so glad I did! My sweet partner, Katie from Second Line South, sent me not one but two adorable scarfs!!

Wanna join  Darci, 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 above 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!

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