High Five for Friday 05.12.17: Good News + an Ebay Find

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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. Kane had his eye surgery this week and everything well!!!

2. My mom came down and watching Kane since he needed a couple of days off of daycare.  It was nice having her here!  And you will NOT believe this (I got so many messages after my Instastories post), but I took my mom to Target for the very first time!!!! She has shopped online at Target but never been in store. How wild is that?!

3. I have been wanting the Rebecca Minkoff Love Tassel handbag (the darker purple is on sale for 50% right now) in the color purple rain for forever and a day! Nicole found one when we were outlet shopping at The Outlets of the Bluegrass, but they only had one.  Well, I lucked out and was able to find one NWOT on Ebay this week for over 60%!!! I always get so nervous with eBay auctions and wait until the last second to bid, but no one else bid against me:)  It arrived on Wednesday and I am in love with it!

4. On Sunday, before Kane’s eye surgery, we stopped by my friend Stephanie’s house and Kane got to meet her doggie Rufus. Kane loves videos of Rufus and had so much fun finally getting to play with him!  She also made Kane a blanket from Rufus:) It was too cute!

5. I had a Cheesecake Factory giftcard I had been saving for a while and we decided to go spend it this weekend.  Kane and I always split a slice of cheese, and we got the 30th Anniversary Edition, which is our fav.

ICYMI, here’s this week’s post:


This week’s featured blogger is Andrea from Living on Cloud Nine, a fashion and lifestyle blog. Andrea is just the sweetest person, and always so uplifting!  I love the pink Vineyard Vines dress she styled earlier this week. And her recipe for 3 Chip Oatmeal Scotchies cookies look utterly delicious!

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  1. 5.12.17

    So glad his surgery went well! Hope he continues to heal!

  2. 5.12.17

    How had your Mom never been to Target!!! I missed that Instastory. So glad Kane’s surgery went well. Hope you have a great weekend.

  3. 5.12.17

    Happy Friday, Tif! Sounds like you enjoyed a fantastic week! I’m so happy Kane’s surgery went smoothly! Now I’m hungry for cheesecake …and it’s not even 7:30am! lol. Wishing you a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend ahead! xo – Brenda // ChattingOverChocolate.com

  4. 5.12.17
    Jess @ Just Jess said:

    I’m glad the surgery went well! Jess at Just Jess

  5. 5.12.17
    CaseyGirl said:

    How cute are those flamingo pants!

  6. 5.12.17

    That dress is darling on you! Happy Mother’s Day!

  7. 5.12.17

    So glad Mr. Kane is recovering well. I really can’t believe your mom hadn’t been in Target before!!

  8. 5.12.17
    Whitney Jordan said:

    So glad to hear Kane;s eye surgery went well. And that’s awesome you got to introduce your mom to Target. I can’t imagine life without it haha I LOVE your wedding look. You look so pretty in mint. Hope you have a wonderful, Mother’s Day weekend!

  9. 5.12.17
    Dara said:

    Glad the eye surgery went well. Never been to Target – wow!

  10. 5.12.17

    That’s great news about the eye surgery. So funny about your mom and Target! I really like the color combination you chose for your What to Wear to a Wedding post. Happy Mother’s day!

  11. 5.12.17
    Living on Cloud Nine said:

    Those flamingo pants were so stinking cute on you and I love that blouse and necklace. Thank goodness Kane’s surgery went well, I know how hard that is as a parent. Thank you so much for including me as a featured blogger, you know I love you to pieces and I wish you a beautiful Mother’s Day!

  12. 5.12.17

    So glad to hear Kane’s eye surgery went well! Has that trip to Target turned your mom into an addict like the rest of us?!! Have a great weekend and a Happy Mother’s Day!

  13. 5.13.17

    I’m so glad Kane’s surgery went well! I know you all are glad to have that behind you. You’ve forever changed your mom’s life, taking her into Target! 🙂

    Whitney @ Come Home For Comfort

    • 5.14.17

      Thanks, friend! Just please prayer that the slight misalignment that remains corrects itself. And I think I have to.hahaaha

  14. 5.13.17
    Jess said:

    YAY, so glad to hear that Kane’s surgery went well!!! And hooray for scoring a purple Minkoff on eBay!

  15. 5.15.17
    Caitlin said:

    Hope you had a great Mother’s Day!!

    Caitlin, Beauty & Colour