5 Things Friday: September 7

Hi all! I missed a week, but I'm back with another 5 Things Friday. This week flew by! Usually short weeks feel longer, so I appreciate this. :)

1) Coolinary Cafe's Chicken + Jalapeno Cheddar Waffles

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Oh my gosh, this was so good!!! The chicken was seasoned so well and the waffle was perfectly cooked. The jalapeno and cheddar flavors were not overwhelming at all, and there was some kind of sweet sauce on top. We had been wanting to try Coolinary Cafe for a long time and I'm glad we did!

2) This picture with Jale

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My parents visited this weekend we had a great time! I love this picture - it cracks me up. We went to one of my all-time favorite restaurants: HMF @ The Breakers Palm Beach. It's fancy and their food and drink choices are amazing. I love getting dressed up and going there for dinner!

3) My new cheetah blanket

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Someone please take the cheetah away from me; I'm so obsessed! This one is from Amazon and it's really soft. I asked Chad if we could have a cheetah rug in the living room, but he said that it would be like living in a 12-year-old's bedroom. :(

4) Bully Box

I recently signed up for the Bully Box with Urban Suburban Apparel. They're a shirt/merchandise company that sells items to support their dog rescue. They do an amazing job and their stuff is so cute. For $10 per month, they'll send you a random shirt in your selected size. This is only my second month, but what I've received so far is adorable! My dog obsession continues. #alwaysadognerd

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5) This new mint/white striped shirt

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I bought this shirt because it gives me soo many Dorothy Draper vibes! The mint and white and striped look is really common in her designs. It's an interior design style that's seen in places like The Greenbrier and Grand Hotel. It's just so classy, elegant and timeless! I want to redo my whole house in this style. :)

Thank you for reading - have a great weekend!

xo

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5 Things Friday: August 24

This week went SO fast - I feel like I was just writing the 5 Things from last week! I definitely plan to do other types of posts and have been drafting them, so stay tuned for some different stuff soon!

1) This photo series of Daisy post bath

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OMG. I can't even deal with how cute she looks! She wasn't super happy with us at the time, but she does enjoy the towel part of the bath, haha.

2) Palm Springs

Okay, so I've never been to Palm Springs, but it's REALLY high up on my bucket list. I love the mid-century modern style and the whole vibe that it seems to have. I even have a pretty intense Palm Springs Love board on Pinterest.  My plan is to do a Palm Springs/Napa combo trip sometime. :) I want to stay at the Parker Palm Springs because I also really love Jonathan Adler!

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3) Florida Cotton Candy Skies

This will never get old! Chad took this picture when I was out of town, but we see this often. The skies here are so gorgeous, and it's one of those things that I love about living here! The sky is so wide open and unobstructed.

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4) New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc

My favorite drink used to be Pinot Grigio with a splash of St. Germain. Well, I got away from that for a while and was more into Sauvignon Blancs, Pinot Grigio alone, or Dry Rose. I tried my Pinot/St. Germain combo again the other day and now it's WAY too sweet for me! I've found myself liking the drier white wines now, and New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc is my favorite so far. I first tried it at 1000 North for dinner and loved how refreshing it was. This one by Kim Crawford is my current fave!

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5) Peruvian Food

Chad and I LOVE Peruvian food! It's one of our favorite cuisines to eat. We really love Victoria's Peruvian in Lantana and Ceviche Arigato in Lake Park.  The Catch Seafood & Sushi also has some Peruvian options too. They all have tons of seafood dishes and ceviches. We love the sauces and of course, the Peruvian corn you get with your meal. The photo is a shrimp dish with the signature sauce, rice and potatoes. I also really appreciate the carb level of Peruvian food, lol!

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Thank you for reading - see you next week! :)

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5 Things Friday: August 17

Sorry I've been MIA with the 5 things! Life has been a little crazy lately and I'm glad to be back in the groove.

1) This picture of me and Gramdawg

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My Grammy ("Gramdawg") passed away a few weeks ago. Last week, I went to PA for her funeral service. I really love this picture of us! I think it was probably the first one we ever took. I spent a lot of time at her house with my cousins and Pap Pap when I was younger, and have good memories of my time there. Most afternoons, when I was avoiding the super hot weather (and sometimes other kids, lol), I would watch soap operas with her and she'd make me a soft pretzel and a really good chocolate milkshake.  She did a lot for us and she will be missed. <3

2) Key West

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Chad and I went to Key West 2 years ago and I seriously miss it ALL the time. We only live about 4 hours away, but we hadn't been before. Key West almost feels like a cute little tropical college town, and it has great food and views. You would think it would be really beachy there, but it's not. There's obviously water, but there aren't white sand beaches or anything.  There's still stuff to see, lots of history, and did I mention the food?! Omg! It's unbelievable. We've been talking about planning another trip back next year. Another fun part is the drive down (unless you hit a lot of traffic - it's one way in and one way out!), since there are tons of other cute towns with good food/drink and things to see as well.

3) Eyebrow Tint

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Okay, this stuff is amazing. I had an appointment for microblading for my brows a few months ago, but we had some house expenses come up, so I had to cancel. I still felt like my eyebrows were too sparse, so I looked into less expensive alternatives. I found this tint on Amazon for about $18 and thought I'd try it. I use it every couple weeks for about 3-5 minutes, and I barely have to fill in my brows! It's a great alternative for now and I'll keep ordering.

4) Mario Badescu Eye Makeup Remover Oil

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I just got this, but I LOVE it so far. I read that taking off eye makeup with makeup remover wipes can be irritating to your eyes and eyelashes, and that oil was the better option. I found this on a whim and decided to give it a try. It takes the makeup off so easily! I don't usually wear eyeshadow (only eyeliner and mascara), but I think it would work just as well for that too.

5) My "Yo!" Doormat

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When I was redesigning my upper living room, I looked high and low for a doormat that says "Yo!" for so long. It's something I say often, and I just thought it was a cute way to add personality to my home decor. I ended up finding one on Zazzle and I really love it. I get a lot of compliments on it, and it just fits with the rest of the decor and my weirdness. :)

Thank you for reading - enjoy your weekend! xo

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5 Things Friday: July 27

We're back for another 5 Things Friday! A collection of random things that I love...

1) Leather Earrings

 
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I'm OBSESSED with leather earrings! They're so lightweight, affordable and cute. I have several pairs - mostly gold or cheetah print. So far, I've purchased from here and here on Etsy and love them all!

2) Cane + Austin Pads

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These things are A.MAZING!!! I've been working really hard on my skin to try to get rid of acne and acne scars, and these have been a huge part of that. I went away from them for a while, and honestly, my skin didn't look nearly as healthy or glowy. They're not cheap, but SO worth it.

3) My Special DQ Blizzard

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Omg. I have the best order from Dairy Queen, if you're a chocoholic like I am.

Ask for a:

  • (Size) blizzard, made with chocolate ice cream, brownies, rainbow sprinkles, and cocoa fudge. Add extra cocoa fudge. It is INSANE!

4) Glade No. 3 Free Candles

I first saw these candles at an open house, and I thought they would be really expensive based on how they looked. They also smelled REALLY good. I took a photo of the candle in the house and researched it afterwards. Turns out, it's from Glade and only about $5! I've purchased SO many of them and love how they look so simple, classy, and smell amazing.

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5) Blue Light Glasses

Blue light glasses are supposed to block out the harmful light from electronic devices. Since I work from my computer 8+ hours per day, I figured these would be a good idea. I didn't even know they existed until Chad told me about them! I ordered a pair a few weeks ago, and I do feel like I see a difference in eye strain. I have some friends who suffer from headaches, and they've seen a big difference too! Here are the ones that I bought from Amazon.

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Thank you for reading, friends! Enjoy your weekend. :)

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