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Five On Friday

I'm thrilled for so many reasons this weekend ... a relaxing night tonight at home with those I love, a wedding of a very dear girlfriend tomorrow, and a very fun get-together on Sunday afternoon! Here's my Five on Friday, truly hope you will join along! Remember, if you don't have a blog, you can still tell me your five in the comments section below.

O N E
Last night we had supper club at my friend Noelle's house and she made the most amazing soup and sandwiches! The soup was just perfect for this time of year -- it was Cooking Light's white bean and pumpkin bisque (recipe here). The dollop of pesto on top was the crowning jewel. If you are looking for a good seasonal comfort soup, I would highly recommend this one.

White Bean and Pumpkin Bisque with Sage Pesto
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T W O
So I know I talk a lot about how we get a pizza almost every Friday night. Bear with me one more time, this story is cute. Not only is the pizza from pizza department of our grocery store delicious, but the young girl who works there almost every Friday night is the absolute sweetest! She just adores me and Ian for some reason and always tells us that she just loves how happy we are. When we picked up our pizza last Friday and got it back home, I noticed she had a little artwork on the box for us. How awesome is this girl?!




T H R E E
Thanksgiving is around the corner and I'm geekily excited about next day sandwiches. Nothing beats turkey with Duke's and some salt and pepper on white bread, but this recipe below is going to need to make an appearance at our home this year!

We need to file this away for the day after Thanksgiving!  Roast Turkey Cuban Sandwich - dijon mustard,  cranberry sauce,   roast turkey breast,  swiss cheese, and smoked ham.  It's the cranberry sauce that makes it so good!
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Ingredients 
1 bun, sliced in half 
1 tablespoon mayonnaise 
1 teaspoon dijon mustard 
1 tablespoon cranberry sauce 
2 slices roast turkey breast 
2 slices swiss cheese 
2 slices smoked ham 
2 slices dill pickle 

Directions 
Assemble the sandwich and brush the outside with a bit of oil. Grill the sandwich over medium heat until golden brown on both sides, about 2-4 minutes per side.


F O U R
This Sunday is the big day ... is Baby R a little he or she?! I am so excited to share this moment with loved ones! If you haven't voted yet in the sidebar poll, now's your final chance!


F I V E
This is the time of year when things just start going at warp speed. Do you agree? Christmas comes earlier and earlier and retailers are just chomping at the bit to get us in their stores. Family tensions can run high and our schedules are just bursting at the seams with commitments. I am vowing this season to focus on the true blessings and leave the stress and the worry and the hurry at the door. I vow to focus on love and thankfulness and fireplaces and hot chocolate and cuddling and dog walks.

Spread Love

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I hope you will join this link-up along with me and my wonderful co-hostesses -- DarciNatasha, and Christina. Playing along is simple!  Just write a post about five things on your mind today, anything goes really, post the logo below on your blog, and then enter your post address below in the link-up section. It's a great way of meeting new friends and getting more eyes on your cute blog :)






33 comments:

  1. Eeeek! Can't wait to find out the gender! I hope you have a great time at the party!

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  2. I love the pizza box surprise - that is too sweet!! How exciting that you will know the gender soon, enjoy that special time!!

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  3. So excited to find out what youre having and yes, WF has the BEST pizza!! Happy Weekend :)

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  4. I love that Mother Theresa quote - definitely something to aspire to! And that girl at HT is the cutest. What pizza do y'all normally get? I haven't thought to look at their pizzas!

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  5. I'm pinning the soup and sandwich recipe. Yum! Enjoy your gender reveal!

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  6. Your turkey sandwich sounds so delicious, and just gave me warm and fuzzy memories of Thanksgiving at my Gran's.

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  7. Okay - the pizza. I've always wondered about the Teeter pizza but have never picked one up. Is that your go-to? We finally found the BEST pizza in Charlotte. I kid you not. You MUST try Mezzanote pizza. MUST, must, MUST!

    http://www.conterestaurantgroup.com/mezzanotte

    PS - Sunday can't come soon enough!!! I am dying for the reveal! Thank goodness I get to see you Monday to recap the whole thing!!! xo

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  8. AHHHHH! I'm so excited to find out the gender of your little babe!!

    PS: loving that sandwich (yummmm!) and the artwork on the pizza box! things like that just warm my heart so much! i probably would have cried, no lie.

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  9. I think that artwork on your pizza box is the most precious thing, its so sweet to know that you 2 are probably more of an impact than you know on that girl, just precious!

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  10. What a sweet girl that works at your grocery store! So excited for you {and us, too} to find out the gender!! :)

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  11. What a sweet girl that works at your grocery store! So excited for you {and us, too} to find out the gender!! :)

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  12. BOTH of those recipes look sooo yummy!!! Thanks for sharing! :) Happy Weekend! Can't wait to hear pink or blue!

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  13. I'm always so jealous of your supper club. Can't wait to hear if you're having a boy or girl. Have a great weekend!!

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  14. what a sweet, thoughtful little pizza box surprise. love your heart for cherishing that moment too!!!! what a sweet little blessing :)

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  15. SO EXCITED FOR THE REVEAL! Have so much fun and soak it all in! Enjoy the weekend :)

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  16. Have a great weekend! I can't wait to find out what you and Ian are having!

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  17. Yay for the big reveal! I love your number 5 today, so true, so true- I'm vowing to do that this year as well. No stress, no fuss! I hope you have an awesome weekend celebrating!

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  18. Just printed that cooking light recipe. It looks devine. Thanks for the review.

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  19. That soup looks so yummy! I'll have to pick up the ingredients this weekend! Have a wonderful weekend!!

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  20. That's so sweet! i would get a pizza every Friday night if I had someone draw adorable little people on it. Those are the employees that win over customers.

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  21. we used to do supper club every single sunday with a group of friends. I really miss it!

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  22. I can't agree more one of the best parts about Thanksgiving is the leftovers! Can't wait for the gender reveal!

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  23. oh my gosh I am so excited for your gender post!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (enough punctuation to show that??) haha thanks for sharing soup recipe- looks fabulous! Have a great weekend!

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  24. I cannot wait to find out the gender!!!! I am SO excited for you! And oh my gosh, how cute are you that you have a supper club? Seriously, I want to move closer to you and be your real-life friend! Happy Friday!

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  25. That pizza box story is the cutest thing I've heard all day :) I love friendly people like that!

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  26. That sandwich looks amazing, and if you make the dip I posted it would be GREAT on a sandwich!

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  27. Next day sandwiches are the BEST! I could also eat just a bowl of mashed potatoes, stuffing and gravy for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Which I have actually done.

    Can't wait for you to find out!!!

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  28. that sandwich looks delicious...for a little snack on Thanksgiving evening we always make mini-sandwiches with the leftovers on homemade rolls! I might be more excited about those than I am actual Thanksgiving meal!

    And seriously, this time of year FLIES BY! I can't wait to hear if you're going to be buying bows or bowties!

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  29. The pizza box is adorable...you're living out the Mother Theresa quote just by getting pizza :) Have so much fun at your big reveal Sunday!!

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  30. How cute is the pizza box?! I, too, have already started the thanksgiving leftover recipe search! I seriously can't wait...

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  31. That sandwich looks ah-mazing! Definitely pinning and saving for later!

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  32. ive been brainstorming leftover ideas- and that looks divine! So excited for yall and a little tutu lovin lady on the way!!!

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