High Five for Friday 05.26.17: Achieving Goals + a Mix-Up

TGIF!!! Della at Della Devoted, Katie at Cup of Tea, Becky from BYBMG, and myself want to welcome you to the High Five for Friday link-up and the weekend. We made it! High Five for Friday is where we come together to share five highlights from the past week each Friday.

This week’s highlights:

  1. I FINALLY hit 10k followers on Instagram! This is a long-time goal for me!  I did it organically–I don’t buy followers or utilize follow/unfollow. It feels SO GOOD to accomplish this huge goal that I set so long ago!!! To celebrate, I’m kicking off the first of several giveaways on Instagram.  Click here to get the details on how to enter to win a $100 LuLaRoe credit to LuLaRoe Danielle Fowler’s shop (it’s easy to enter)!
  2. OK, let me tell y’all about last night.  Chauncey has been gone on a business trip this week, and he came home late Wednesday night.  Well, Kane and I met him for dinner last night after work, and halfway through dinner, I realized I was supposed to meet some good friends for dinner! WHOOPS! So after dinner 1, I headed to meet my friends for dinner 2. They ordered salads for dinner, while I ordered a brownie with ice cream on top.lol Even with the mixup, it was a great night.
  3.  Last Saturday, we took Kane to watch the new Power Rangers movie at the dollar theater.  Tickers were only $2 each!  Kane is super into Power Rangers right now, and both Chauncey and I were when we were young.  It was actually a good movie that the whole family enjoyed:)
  4. Nicole from What Nicole Wore made her way into Lexington on Sunday.  We had brunch at Honeywood out at the Summit at Fritz Farm, followed by a couple of hours of browsing shops. OK, and there may or may not have been some photoshoots, because that’s what we do.lol  I always enjoy hanging out with her!
  5. So, I was eyeing a pair of gingham Jack Rogers at Draper James, and I had to go back and get them last week. They are too cute.  You can shop the shoes and shirt here.

ICYMI, here’s this week’s posts:

1. Embroidered Tee + Distressed Denim Shorts

embroidered roses tee and destroyed boyfriend jean shorts

2. Being a Working Mom

my thoughts on being a working mom

3. LuLaRoe Julia for Summer

lularoe julia dress striped with bearpaw wedges

Thanks for joining us for H54F!  Be sure to link-up below and/or let us know how your week’s been in the comments!

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This week’s featured blogger is Mackensey from Stang & Co, a life and style blogger.  Mackensey is from Mackensey. Like me, she’s a boymom and has her MBA. She perfectly styled this jacket for spring. And I love her chalkboards she’s done for her youngest son. Chalkboards take a lot of work–I did weekly chalkboards when I was pregnant with Kane.


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  1. 5.26.17

    Great post! I just found your link up today! I love the black top, denim shorts and black sandals look! I want to recreate! I hope you can join Ladies Who Link Up today! Peace!
    Cheryl Tucker

  2. 5.26.17

    Congrats on the 10K that’s amazing! My blog goal is to get to 3K on Pinterest 🙂

    • 5.28.17

      Thanks, friend! And that will be awesome! What’s your Pinterest? I didn’t see it on your blog, but I’ll give ya a follow!!! I would love to hit 1k on Pinterest.

  3. 5.26.17

    CONGRATS on the Instagram success, and cheers to doing it organically! LOL at the 2 dinners, and loving that purple dress on you. Have a fabulous long weekend <3

    Green Fashionista

  4. 5.26.17
    Dara said:

    Congrats on the instagram milestone! That’s awesome.

  5. 5.26.17
    Kellyann said:

    Good for you!! I am so happy you reached your goal! And I would LOVE to get those gingham Jack Rogers! LOVE!

  6. 5.26.17

    Those Jacks are super cute — glad you went back for them!

  7. 5.27.17
    Jess said:

    CONGRATS ON 10K FOLLOWERS!!! What a huge accomplishment! I’m so happy to be one of the 10K. 🙂 I would love to see a blog post about your journey from blogger to having a full-on blog business (unless you’ve already written about that and I missed it!).

    • 5.28.17

      Thanks, friend! I haven’t! And blogging is more of a side business than a full-on business, because I definitely still have my day job, but it does make money!!! You can always message me your specific questions:) Maybe I should do a post about transitioning your blog to be income-producing?