High Five for Friday 02.13.14

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 Paige from Reasons to Come Home.  Paige has a degree in Financial Management and is a numbers sorta girl.  Her and her hubby are parents to two adorable furbabies, Einstein and Hampton, and she’s very strong in her faith:).  She blogs about everyday life and making her house into a home.  She just had an adorable post about a Vintage Baby Girl Shower that turned out amazing!  On last week’s H54F post, she shared 5 items she needed to buy so that she could work on getting fit.

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

1, My mom and mother-in-law came down last weekend to help us pack!  They’re the best:)  Packing is definitely not fun, but it was nice to spend some time with them too.  On a side note, my house looks like Miley Cyrus was here with a wrecking ball. . .twice.  Moving commences today, and will be done by Sunday.  Blogging will hopefully return to a normal schedule next week.

Of course Kane had his mouth full.haha

2, Since the moms were here, Chauncey and I had a date night on Saturday night!  We went out to Malone’s, which is one of our favorite local restaurants.  We also were seated at the complimentary dessert table!!!  In case you aren’t familiar with this custom, some restaurants designate certain tables as free dessert tables when they’re seated in high traffic areas (usually close to the kitchen).  Dear Malone’s, you can seat me at that table anytime!  We had a giant cookie topped with ice cream and two flavors of syrup.  And we made a quick trip to Target afterwards.  I love that man:)

3. We finally got all of the details worked out on the closing of both houses, and those happen TODAY!  I can’t believe the day has finally come.  We’re so blessed to have the opportunity to purchase the house we are, and God has really put everything into place for us.  Seriously.  It was a huge leap of faith when we signed the contract to sell our home, because we had a quick turnaround and no place to go.  The house we are purchasing went on the market the very day we signed the other contract, and we had it under contract shortly thereafter.  Ever obstacle that has been in the way has worked itself out.  I’m so thankful to God for working everything out.  Be sure to follow along on Instagram today to take a peek at the new house!

4. Speaking of the new house, we went over to clean it on Wednesday.  As I was wiping down the cabinets in the bathrooms, I came to the realization that I could not handle the gold fixtures any longer.  So as soon as we got back home that evening, I got on Amazon to fixture shop.  I found some Allied Brass 24-in. towel bars on sale for around 92% off (org. $108, on sale for $9.96)!!!  I scored the last 2 sold directly by Amazon.  Thanks, Amazon!

5. If you’re looking for some Valentine’s Day outfit inspiration, check out this week’s Wardrobe Re-Wear post.  I’m featuring an adorable shirtdress from Old Navy as both a dress and a shirt.  I hope everyone has a fabulous Valentine’s Day!

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How’s YOUR week been?  Find any good deals?  Have something totally awesome happen? Let me know in the comments below! 

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  1. 2.13.15

    Happy closing day & moving weekend!!! So exciting!! 🙂 How sweet of your mom and MIL to help you prep for the move. It's wonderful that in the midst of all the busyness you and your hubby were able to enjoy a date night too! Sounds like you scored lots of great deals this week between complimentary dessert & 92% off fixtures!! Those are the kind of deals that make my heart skip a beat! 😉

  2. 2.13.15

    Happy Closing Day!!!! Can't wait to see pics! And ummm that giant cookie looks ahhhhmazing 😀

  3. 2.13.15

    Praying the moving goes well!!!

  4. 2.13.15

    Yay for moving!! Hope it goes well!!

  5. 2.13.15

    thanks again for the feature! date nights are the best…especially with free desert! i never thought to check amazon for that type of thing but 92% off?!!! you can't beat that! good luck moving!

  6. 2.13.15

    FREE DESSERT table?? Sign me up! Glad you had a good date night!

  7. 2.13.15

    How awesome that everything came together on both of your houses! I'm always amazed to see how God cares about the details of our lives. Can't wait to see the new house! Happy Valentines Day!

  8. 2.13.15

    Good luck on both closings going smoothly and congrats!! And double congrats for that great Amazon score – that's why Amazon is my absolute favorite, they always have the best deals! Have a great weekend and enjoy your new home!! xoxo

  9. 2.13.15

    Hope everything went smoothly at your closings today and good luck with the move! What a great deal on Amazon for those fixtures!

    Doused In Pink

  10. 2.13.15

    Glad you've got some helpers to make packing a little easier for you. Moving is no joke!! Hope this weekend goes by quickly so you can start settling in your new home.

  11. 2.13.15
    Ashley S. said:

    Congrats on the new house! How exciting! Have a great weekend!

  12. 2.14.15
    Kay R. said:

    That giant cookie looks all kinds of yummy!! Have a great weekend!

  13. 2.16.15
    Caitlin said:

    Ahhh that dessert! I need it now. lol All I've wanted is chocolate, probably because I've been trying really hard to eat healthy. sigh. Hope you guys had a great Valentine's day 🙂