High Five for Friday 02.06.15

TGIF and welcome to High Five for Friday!  Caitlin at Coffee with Caitlin, Della at Della Devoted, Katie at Cup of Tea, and myself want to welcome you to the link-up–thanks for stopping by

This week’s featured blogger is Heather from My Little Happily Ever After.  Heather and I like many of the same things, such as beaches, reading, and subscription boxes (you all know my weakness for subscription boxes). She blogs about a little bit of everything, and her posts are always interesting and fun, like this post about London and Ireland.   Her H54F post from last week include Harry Potter World, which I love!!!

Now let’s recap my favorite things about the week:

1(a). I found the Red Velvet Oreos!!!  These bad boys have been teased on FB for months.  Some claimed they were a myth, but I believed. . . and here they are!  They are absolutely delicious. I hear that they’re hard to find in some places, so get them while you can.

1(b). I also found the mint skinny jeans I’ve been looking for since 2013!  Mint skinnies were big when I was pregnant in 2013, but I didn’t want to shell out for a maternity pair.  So I waited to look until after I was pregnant and couldn’t find them anywhere.  Then I looked last spring/summer and couldn’t find them either:(  I had given up hope until I walked into Old Navy with some Super Cash on Saturday and there they were, in all their pastel glory, right inside the door.

2. Saturday was a me day.  Chauncey watched Kane while I relaxed.  In addition to the Old Navy stop, I got an 1.5 hour massage at Massage Envy (thanks to some giftcards from my sweet hubby) and had my hair trimmed.  I love Kane with all my heart, but it’s hard to take a toddler anywhere. . . so it was nice to be able to do all of these things without having to worry about what he was getting into.  

3. I had lunch with some of my law school friends on Wednesday. Having lunch with my law school friends is probably the the only thing I miss about law school.  It was nice to catch up with everyone.  

4. We are closing on both house transactions next week (so thankful and blessed), so we’re trying to pack everything up. Since I hate to cook, I started in the room I used the least–the kitchen.  Some of you all have asked that I share my packing tips, so I did a post yesterday about how to pack dinnerware in a very inexpensive way!  No one can pack up a house like someone who used to live in a dorm.

5. Kane loves to watch Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.  This week, he started bringing the remote to us and saying “Icky”when he wanted to watch it.  It’s too cute!

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  1. 2.6.15

    I'm glad you got to relax. I also got a trim the other day. It feels nice to be pampered every once in a while. Hope you have a great weekend friend.

  2. 2.6.15

    It's so important to take a break and make time for yourself! Your me day sounds perfect! We are moving in the spring and I feel like I need to start packing now so I'm not in a panic later!

    Doused In Pink

  3. 2.6.15
    Heather C said:

    BEing able to run around without a child sounds like a good way to spend a Saturday. I've been in need of a good massage, definitely before my Birthday next month. So excited you found your mint skinnies!! I've been meaning to find the Red Velvet Oreo's but haven't been searching too hard, I need to change that. Thanks for featuring me this week!!

  4. 2.6.15

    I snagged some Red Velvet Oreos last night — YUMmm! Hooray for a nice long massage and time catching up with old friends!! Have a fabulous weekend!

  5. 2.6.15

    I finally found some Red Velvet Oreos yesterday. I can't wait to use them in some recipes.

  6. 2.6.15
    Kat said:

    Your "me" day sounds absolutely perfect! Also, wishing you great luck with all of the house stuff next week! Can't wait to hear more!


  7. 2.6.15

    I totally feel you on the law school lunch! I went to law school as well but decided not to practice after I finished. I think my law school friends, and of course meeting my husband!, were some of the best parts about law school. Besides that, I have no desire to ever go back haha

  8. 2.6.15

    I need to find those oreos! I haven't had a chance to sit down and read your packing post, but I will be for sure this weekend! Yay for house progress!!

  9. 2.6.15

    Hello fellow Lexingtonian!! I had some of those Red Velvet Oreos are work last week and long story short my life flashed before my eyes.

  10. 2.6.15
    Katie C said:

    HAHA Sometimes you just have to believe, and hold on to faith that Oreos will arrive! And yes to the mint jeans! I actually bought a pair in 2013 when I was just barely pregnant, but, stupid me, never wore them. I did see all the pretty colors at Old Navy recently too! Can't wait to see you wear them!!

    Katie @ Cup of Tea

  11. 2.6.15

    red velvet oreos?!?!?!?!?!? I must have these

  12. 2.6.15

    I definitely need to get those Oreos. AND a 1 ½ hour massage!! I love "me" days, but they don't involve a massage nearly enough! -Dorrie @ Bear Den Plantation

  13. 2.7.15

    I was so disappointed because my Old Navy did not have ANY colored skinny jeans 🙁 I used my super cash on some polka-dotted pants and things for Olive instead. So I'm still on the hunt for some great skinnies. Good luck with all the packing. Kane can watch lots of icky while you pack 🙂 win-win for everyone.

  14. 2.7.15

    Holy moly. Those red velvet Oreos!!! I NEED some. I actually looked today at Target with no luck. I'm on the hunt!

  15. 2.7.15

    Aww that was so sweet of your hubby. I am glad you found your dream pants. I found my dream cobalt blue pair awhile back but honestly they are more for tall women so they sag a bit. Rachel xo

  16. 2.7.15
    Kay R. said:

    Red velvet oreos sound divine!!!

  17. 2.8.15

    I still haven't been able to find the red velvet oreos! I am not losing hope though! That is so awesome you got a me day! I love them and actually wrote a post about taking a "me date" and enjoying alone time! http://www.thetrishlist.com/2014/10/taking-me-date.html


  18. 2.8.15

    Love the mint skinnies! I've been looking for a pair for forever but can you believe Old Navy only has size 14 left onlibe?? Guess everyone's looking for a pair.