High Five for Friday 01.13.17: Snow + an Anniversary

TGIF, H54F-ers!!! Della at Della Devoted, Katie at Cup of Tea, and myself want to welcome you to the High Five for Friday link-up and the weekend. We made it!

This week’s featured blogger is Amanda from Cupcake N Dreams is a lifestyle blog that also has fun travel posts.  Her post about a weekend getaway to Geneva, Switzerland really gets my travel bug to itching. And her list of must-have travel essentials is spot-on!

Now, let’s recap this week’s highlights:

1. Chauncey and I celebrated our 14 year dating anniversary! Other than him leaving all of my clothes behind in Lexington, it went pretty well.haha We actually headed home that morning and ended up having dinner at one of my favorite restaurants back home.  It was a cold night and we were seated right by the fire!

2. Kane got to play in snow and loved it!  He even took his dinosaurs out to play in it.  We threw some snowballs too.  I absolutely adore the picture of him above that my mom took.

3. When we got back to Lexington on Sunday, we had to run out and shoot blog pics. Afterwards, we grabbed dinner at Goodfellas Distillery.  We love Goodfellas Pizza, and they just opened a restaurant and bar in the Distillery District here in Lexington.  The atmosphere of the new place is stellar!

4. I survived Week 1 of Weight Watchers.

5. I tackled a huge pile of clean laundry and got it all hung up or folder.  I felt like super woman by the time I was finished. Laundry is such a necessary evil.

Also, I’d appreciate your prayers for Kane.  Kane has to have eye surgery on his good eye in the new few months–the muscle is pulling that eye up and causing major vision problems. In preparation for surgery, Kane will be patching the good eye for 2 hours per day until his surgery to try to build strength in the other eye.  If you’ve had any experience with patching, I’d love to hear about your experience and any other tips or tricks you may have!

And I’m having an online LipSense party through tomorrow! You can join in the fun here and find out what it’s all about!!! Warning–it’s pretty amazing:)

ICYMI, here’s this week’s posts:
1. LuLaRoe Madison Skirt for Winter (+ $20 OTK boots!)



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  1. 1.13.17
    Lindsey said:

    I love your snow pictures!! I’ll keep Kane in my prayers. I hope all goes well with patching and surgery.

  2. 1.13.17
    Sierra said:

    Happy Friday, girl! 14 years that’s awesome! Your story sounds similar to my husband’s and I. We started dating in HS too. I love hearing about long term relationships. Kane is too cute! These boys and their dinosaurs and paw patrol. Have a great weekend! Beautifully Candid

    • 1.20.17

      Doesn’t it feel like you’ve been together for your entire lives at this point?lol Thanks!! Did you see they now have a Paw Patrol Live show?

  3. 1.13.17

    Still can’t believe your clothes didn’t make the trip! I’m impressed you still pulled off a great look and had a great weekend away! Happy Friday!

  4. 1.13.17

    You make such a cute model, love the outfits!!! Espcially the LuLaRoe Madison Skirt for Winter! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Happy Friday!!!

  5. 1.13.17

    Thank you for having me as the featured blogger today!! Love this link up ๐Ÿ™‚ Love that LuLuRoe skirt!!
    Xo
    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

    • 1.20.17

      You’re welcome! We’re happy to have you! And this linkup was sort of what kicked off blogging for me. Thanks!!!

  6. 1.13.17

    Prayers for your sweet little boy, Kane! Keep us in the loop on how he’s doing. My favorite from the week is that skirt! It’s getting harder and harder to resist the LuLaRoe temptation! Happy Friday!!

    • 1.20.17

      Thanks so much!! The LLR temptation is strong and you should totally succumb!haha It’s so easy to incorporate into your wardrobe.

  7. 1.13.17
    Trista ~ said:

    Prayers for Kane!! And congrats on the anniversary! And surviving the first week of WW. That’s huge. It does get easier! Hope you have a great weekend!

    • 1.20.17

      Thanks for the prayers!! It’s been so long since I’ve done WW that it’s taking a while to get into the swing of it again. But I’m hanging in there.

  8. 1.13.17
    Tina said:

    I loved your planner review! ๐Ÿ™‚ And weight watchers- great job! Congrats on completing your first week!

  9. 1.13.17

    Happy dating anniversary week! Such a fun occasion!! Wishing you all the best with Weight Watchers! xo – Brenda // Chatting Over Chocolate

  10. 1.13.17

    Congratulations on your anniversary! So exciting ๐Ÿ™‚ So many great looks this week – loved both of your fashion posts so much! Thanks so much for hosting – hope you have a fun weekend!

    Sarah Bell
    Trendy & Tidy

    • 1.20.17

      Thanks!!! I can’t believe we’ve been together for long–I wonder where on earth the time went to.

  11. 1.14.17
    mdb0112 said:

    Love your looks and prayers for your sweet boy! Have a great weekend! xx, I’m Fixin’ To

  12. 1.14.17
    Whitney Jordan said:

    Praying for Kane (and you!) with his upcoming eye surgery. I’m sure the patching will be frustrating for him at first, but hopefully the time will pass quickly and you’ll see improvement in his eyes.

    • 1.20.17

      Thanks, Whitney! He’s basically a pro at patching at this point–still complains a little, but is good overall.

  13. 1.14.17
    Jess said:

    Poor Kane! I’ve never had eye surgery or anything, but I’ve had pretty terrible vision since I was 6, so I feel for the guy. I hope it all goes well! <3 And that picture of him in the snow is so precious!

    • 1.20.17

      I have TERRIBLE vision too. So I kept trying to see with just one contact in to see how he was feeling, and I don’t know how he’s been coping! Thanks!

  14. 1.14.17

    And it wasn t your laundry!??? congretulations on your anniversary!

  15. 1.14.17

    I will be sending positive thoughts for Kane on his eye surgery. Congrats on your dating anniversary and surviving the first week of Weight Watchers! Have a great weekend!

  16. 1.14.17

    I’m glad you were able to celebrate your anniversary in decent clothing, LOL! I’ve left my hanging clothes behind on a trip more times than I’d like to remember. I will be praying for Kane, and for you and Chauncey as you help him with it!

    Whitney @Come Home For Comfort

  17. 1.15.17
    Ashley Spykerman said:

    I will keep Kane in my prayers. I hope all goes well for him. Your outfit pictures are gorgeous! Have a great weekend!

  18. 1.16.17
    Ashley said:

    The hubby and I went to the Distillery District about a month ago for the first time, and we were so sad we’ve been missing out on such a cool spot! We only ventured to Crank & Boom but we definitely can’t wait to go back!

    • 1.20.17

      OMG Crank and Boom is soooo delicious!!!! Now I want some!!!! Definitely try out Goodfellas’ new place!