High Five for Friday 07.07.17: Fireworks + the Fourth

4th of July Mother and Son OutfitsTGIF!!! 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.

THERE’S A GIVEAWAY ON INSTAGRAM that ends at NOON eastern time today.  Go enter to win a pair of Bearpaw shoes–there will be 2 winners! 

This week’s highlights:

  1. We had an amazing 4th of July!  I had to work part of the day, but was able to sneak in a quick afternoon nap. Afterwards, we grabbed dinner and took Kane to see Despicable Me 3.  I love our theater here because it has recliners for seats.  Kane and I also hopped over to a friend’s house to watch some fireworks.  It was relaxing and fun!
  2. On Tuesday night, we attended a 4th of July cookout at our friends’ house.  There were tons of good food and fireworks! Kane loved playing with sparklers, which was one of my favorite things about the 4th of July when I was growing up.
  3. I got to meet Dara from Not in Jersey!!! She and her family have been on an awesome road trip this summer (read about it on her blog!) and just happened to be passing through Lexington!  It was fun having lunch with her and her crew at Shakespeare & Co.
  4. On Friday night, Chauncey and I headed downtown with a couple of friends.  I finally got to check out Carson’s, a new restaurant that I’ve been wanting to try since it opened.  We were able to snag a seat on the patio.  My burger was delish.  Chauncey got a soft crab sandwich, and it looked like he was eating a sandwich with a giant spider on it–I couldn’t watch him eat it!lol
  5. I picked Kane up from my parents house over the weekend (he had spent a couple of day with them). After we made it back to Lex, I took him to watch a huge fireworks show that our church, Crossroads, held at Evans Orchard. We ended up piling in the back of our friends’ van to watch the show and had an amazing time!

ICYMI, here’s this week’s posts:

1. Last-Minute 4th of July Party Inspiration + Sale Round-Up

Last Minute 4th of July Party Inspiration + Sale Round-Up

2. When Life Gives You Lemon Print Topsone shoulder lemon print top

3. Quick + Easy Charleston, SC City Guidepalm print top and birdcage skirt

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 Amanda from Cupcake N Dreams, a lifestyle blog. Checkout how she celebrated the 4th of July here. And she’s getting ready to head out to vacation–exciting!

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  1. 7.7.17
    Trista ~ said:

    I am loving that blue and white plaid skirt matched with the red flip flops! We need to go see Despicable Me 3. We rarely get to the theater but I feel like we can’t miss that one! Heading over to the giveaway now. Happy Friday!

    Oh and I’m asking some blogger questions today and would love for you to take a look and answer some of them. I consider you and expert of experts and your thoughts would be awesome!

  2. 7.7.17

    I still need to check out Carson’s! We are not in Lexington often but always looking for new places to try when we’re there. Have a great weekend!

  3. 7.7.17

    I love your skirt, the bigger squares are so fun. Great outfits! Thanks for the fun post! Peace!

  4. 7.7.17
    Julie said:

    Sounds like a busy but fun week! Hope you have an amazing weekend!

    Julie |https://scorseofstyles.com

  5. 7.7.17
    Jess said:

    I don’t love going to the movies, but recliner seats make it so much better!!

  6. 7.7.17

    The recliner seats at movies the best! We went to see Wonder Woman and loved it. Great 4th of July weekend.

  7. 7.7.17

    I think you win the prize for seeing the most fireworks!! So fun. Theaters with recliners have now ruined me for all movies. If it’s not at that theater, it’s not worth watching…LOL Have a great weekend!

  8. 7.7.17
    Dara said:

    So fun meeting up with you this week! My kids only like seeing movies in those big recliner seats, lol! They are definitely nice! Glad you had lots of fun seeing lots of fireworks!

  9. 7.7.17
    Sierra said:

    I love that you met up with Dara too! It sounds like you had a great week. Did Kane like Despicable Me 3? A keeps asking to see it but we’ve never taken them to the movies yet.
    Beautifully Candid

  10. 7.7.17
    Mande K said:

    Love how you styled the white top with the blue and white skirt in the top photo – fabulous!

  11. 7.9.17

    I love your 4th of July look. You have such wonderful style. That lemon blouse is adorable as well.

    P.S. I am organizing a link up. Feel free to join and share your latest post.