High Five for Friday 05.08.15

TGIF, H54F-ers!!! Caitlin at Coffee with Caitlin, Della at Della Devoted, Katie at Cup of Tea, and myself want to welcome you to the link-up and the weekend.  We made it!!! 

This week’s featured blogger is Candice from She’s Leaning In, where she blogs about beauty, fashion, and design with some DIY thrown in.   Candice actually just started linking up with H54F, as in her H54F post from last week was her very 1st one for the linkup:)  Candice works full-time, but she also owns an independent yarn dyeing business!  If you’re still looking for a great Mother’s Day gift, she has a Mother’s Day Gift Guide: Jewelry Shopping on Etsy post you should check out.  You can always order some jewelry and print a picture to slip in your mom’s card to let her know what’s on its way! 


Now let’s recap the week:

1. My sweet husband agreed to go outlet shopping with me on Sunday (if you know Chauncey, then you know how monumental this was)!  It was a beautiful day so we headed to the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass.  Mommy confession–I totally bribed Kane with Great American Cookies when he had a meltdown because we wouldn’t let him play in the fountain, and it worked.  Overall, we had a great time as a family and I found some really cute summer wardrobe updates, especially at J. Crew. 

Dress: J. Crew Factory (check latest promo code at top of website)
Necklace: Walmart, $7 (in store)
Wallet: Kate Spade Saturday via TJ Maxx, $30
Flip-flops: Target, $15 + currently BOGO 50% off!
2. My parents came down last Friday.  Kane got to spend time with Nana and Pap while Chauncey and I went out to Malone’s for dinner on Saturday.  We had a giftcard to use from our realtor, Fred Copeland, so we put it to good use.  It was revitalizing to have a meal out by ourselves!  You can actually take time to linger over a meal instead of rushing to eat.  And of course we had dessert!

3. I got into the home improvement mood this week. Lowes’ had mulch 4/$10, so I picked some up.  Mulch is heavy and I am weak.  Lesson learned, but the mulch in the front of the house has been replinished.  I also got some paint for the guest bath.  It’s a deep turquoise color from Valspar’s historic colors selection called La Fonda Turquoise.  I’ll share once it’s finished, but let’s be honest. . . I’ve got to finish taping off the bathroom before I can even get started!haha

4. This arrived!

Raffia tote: Lilly for Target in Boom Boom. Sold out.
5. Mother’s Day is this weekend, and of course I’ve been reflecting on being a mother and the great mother figures in my life. I am so thankful that I have been given the opportunity to be Kane’s mom. There’s nothing better than curling up with him and watching Mickey Mouse to end my day.  We went out on a family date night on Wednesday night.  The weather was perfect so we sat out on the patio at Rafferty’s.  Kane dropped his paci on the ground (at which point a meltdown usually ensues).  I said “Kane, it’s okay.  We’ll get it before we leave.”  He said, “Okay,” and grabbed his water to drink.  HUGE MILESTONE!

Kane trying to figure out the whole bat and ball thing.
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!!!
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As always, I’m also linking up with The Diary of a Real HousewifeMeet at the Barre, A. Liz Adventures, and The Farmer’s Wife.  And Erica at Looking to the Stars is doing a Friday linkup called Friday Feelings if you’d like to join in!

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