The Friday Five

Hey there, lovies!!! I have a lot to share today, so let’s hop right in to the Friday Five.

1) I follow Freckles Chick like it’s my job. I think it’s become my mission in life to actually be her, because once again, she posted something adorable, and I immediately had to have it (like these boots)!? She recently shared her family photo session, and sure I oohed-and-aahed over their cuteness, but it was her Anthropologie-style top that had me beating down her door email.

Turns out it’s from Express?! What the? I thought everything at Express was for hitting up da club. But my girl was right, the lacy top is super cute on (and came home with me), along with this one (I’ll actually wear a cami under mine) and this one. I sized up on the lacy top so it would fit loose, but took my regular size in the other blouses.

I also found this dress, that’s really similar to the one I wore in this outfit. I got a lot of requests for that one, but since I found it in a small local shop, I couldn’t pass along a link. This one from Express is super cute and really comfy…and on sale! Use code 1933 for an additional $25 off $100!

Hi Sugarplum | Cute Striped Dress

2) It must be Stalk Cool Bloggers Week, because I’ve also been glued to Laura, the Hollywood Housewife. She’s cool and amazing on her own, but she also happens to be married to a big-time Hollywood producer. He has a movie coming out this month, and she’s been posting all the behind-the-scenes from the European premieres, and interviews at the Twitter, Facebook and You Tube offices. I’m glued to her blog and IG feed!
via @hollywoodhwife instagram page

3) I fought it with all my might, but dadgummit, I love both of Miley’s new songs. Pair it with Jimmy Fallon and the Roots, and I’m hooked on this video. If you’re really procrastinating this Friday, check out the funny Hashtag video with Justin Timberlake, too.

4) I’m not sure how it happened, but Lamps Plus nominated me as a Top 25 Lifestyle Blogger. You should see the people I’m listed with…then you’ll understand my confusion. But someone’s oversight is my gain, and I’ll take it!! If you hop over to their Facebook page and vote (for me, duh), you’ll be entered in a $500 shopping spree! #win-win

5) My kids are on Fall Break today through next Tuesday, so we’ve got a big, outdoorsy, Family weekend planned…including a camping trip. All four of us and the dog! Oh boy. But I’m excited to unplug, hang with my favorite people, and stuff my face with s’mores! doesn't always have to be tropical..a tent, blow up mattress, sheets,down comforter, blazing fire, water front ground, yummy food, friends, stories, laughing and my love all make for some of the best times. Can't wait for the cooler temps!

What are you up to this weekend? What bloggers are you currently stalking? Do you have any go-to foods to take camping? Happy weekend, lovebugs!

P.S…I announced the two HomeGoods gift card winners…are you one of them???And mark your calendar for our Halloween Linky Party next Tuesday! I can’t wait to see what you guys have been spooking up!

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  1. #too_funny, #have_a_great_weekend, #don't_eat_too_many_smores

    Posted 10.18.13 Reply
  2. I (along with probably everybody else!) am obsessed with Paloma's La Dolce Vita blog! I can't get enough! Her tastes are very similar to mine, and I always find inspiration in her posts!! 🙂
    ~Sarah @ 702 Park Project

    Posted 10.18.13 Reply
  3. Erin wrote:

    Good luck camping! Something I've never been brave enough to tackle with my three kids, though they are begging for it! I'm headed to Grand Rapids MI for a half-marathon! And here's our Friday Five for the month:

    Posted 10.18.13 Reply
  4. You should wear that skirt every day. Seriously. Every.Single.Day. Happy Friday!

    Posted 10.18.13 Reply
  5. Have fun camping this weekend! We're going out of town to hang out with some friends in the mountains.

    Posted 10.18.13 Reply
  6. I am right there with you on trying to fight liking Miley's songs, but I do, so I am happy to hear that I am not alone. Great video BTW, I also really liked the Jimmy Fallon, the Roots and Robin Thicke video where they do Blurred Lines with old school instruments, if haven't seen it, definitely check it out! Have fun camping!

    Posted 10.18.13 Reply
  7. You are SOOOO CUTE in that dress!!!!

    Posted 10.18.13 Reply
  8. Simply LKJ wrote:

    Love the dress! Congrats on the nomination. We are hanging out in your neck of the woods. #baylorhomecoming

    Posted 10.18.13 Reply
  9. you look amazing as always in the dress! yay for being nominated!

    Posted 10.19.13 Reply
  10. congratulations on the nomination! annnd i love that black and white outfit! xo jillian – cornflake dreams

    Posted 10.19.13 Reply
  11. I'm not surprised at all about your Lamps Plus nomination!!! Congrats, my friend! Also, you've got it wrong–I want to be YOU. Especially if I could look like THAT in that dress. #owow!!!! Love you to pieces.


    Posted 10.21.13 Reply
  12. Unknown wrote:

    I could listen to that Roots/Miley song all day long.

    Posted 10.22.13 Reply
  13. Courtana wrote:

    Wow- you look even cuter than usual? Have you lost a bit of weight or toned up…share the secret!!

    Posted 10.27.13 Reply
    • Wow, thanks girlie!! Not that I trying to…but since getting the dog we have been walking more?! I'm sure all that will change with the holidays here! 🙂

      Posted 10.28.13 Reply