Five On Friday

Happy Friday, and who's excited about the big link-up and fall giveaway today?! We showed off the goodies we have up for grabs last week, and now we are here to offer all these amazing gifts to one of you.

The rules are simple:
1/ Link up with us using the Linky Tools feature below
2/ Mention the Five on Friday giveaway, display our logo, and link to all four of our blogs

We will use to select a winner and verify they have completed the steps above. Good luck!

Last night after work, I ran to the drugstore with Camille and then decided to hop over to the mall with her to walk around a bit. As I approached Belk, I noticed it was teeming with ladies and they were enjoying passed hors d'oeuvres and wine. DJs were playing really fun music on turntables. Umm, what's going on and how can I be a part of this?! Turns out it was "girls night out" and everything was 20% off.

I was THRILLED to run into Whitley of The Queen City Style. We have been chatting through our blogs and email for years now and when I saw her mingling with a group of ladies I straight up butted right in to "formally" introduce myself! I just couldn't help myself and she was as sweet and friendly as I knew she'd be. She snapped the funniest pic of me talking to Ian trying to describe to him where to find a recipe he was looking for.

One of my favorite home decor blogs is Copycat Chic. This ingenious site finds lesser-priced "copycat" versions of home decor items. I was floored Monday with this chandelier score which I now see is backordered (worth keeping an eye on, though) and am also loving this oyster wall sconce and the mirrored table!

Lighting Connection Blue Beaded Chandelier

Wisteria Oyster Shell Sconce

An awesome score is this Aldi vinho verde ... it is only $4.99 a bottle and it has such a crisp and yummy taste. The label on it at the store says "limited availability" and I'm seriously considering buying a case of it. It is THAT good. Run and get you some.

Today I am majorly thankful for our dog Drake. Early last week he was not in good health. I was with Ian at the vet in tears and we were wondering what in the world happened to our dog, who was suddenly hit with disorientation and couldn't walk well. I am so pleased to report that with some new pain meds, he is back to his normal self and I'm just so happy. He is so important to us.

This has been a long time coming, but I never shared Camille's birth announcement! I used my favorite site for invitations and cards, Tiny Prints, and created this little storybook announcement for her. I wanted something different than the "typical" announcement and the sweet theme of this one was perfect for her little personality. Here is the one we went with and they have boy versions and non-photo versions as well.

I did also add on the option of pre-printing our return address on the envelopes which was a huge time-saver ... definitely worth the extra little bit.

I loved the way they turned out and have always been so pleased with everything about Tiny Prints -- ease of ordering, customer service, printing quality, and shipping times. As we gear up for Christmas card time, I will definitely be checking out their selection.

Good luck in the giveaway and thanks for linking up!

Here's what you can win (clockwise):


  1. How cute are you and your mini in those headbands?? Loving that mirrored table! Copy Cat Chic is one of my favorites. LOVE the announcement too! Happy weekend!

  2. I am so glad that Drake is feeling better! Camille's he birth announcement is beautiful, and you two are wayyy too cute in your mommy and mini head wraps!!

  3. Oh my gosh that birth announcement is SO sweet!! I a;ready have our little guy's birth announcements narrowed down.. and we've got a few more months to go! haha :)

  4. i loveee those birth announcements! and how cute are those headbands! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  5. Those announcements are beautiful! So glad to hear Drake is doing better, that can be so hard with our pets (I was in the same boat a few months ago). Have a great weekend, thanks for hosting the link up!

  6. Your matching outfits are just too cute! And I also love her birth announcements. It's so adorable!

    Have a great weekend!

  7. I love the matching outfits - her facial expression is so sweet in that picture too! I am going to have to check out this wine you speak of, there's an Aldi around the corner from us. Love the sweet announcement too!

  8. So sorry to hear about Drake, but so happy to hear that he is doing better! Love Camille's birth announcements, how precious.

  9. Camille's face in the picture of you on the phone is priceless! So stinkin' cute! And the birth announcements are precious. Yay! for Drake feeling better!

  10. That's so fun that you ran into her, I would have done the same thing! Those announcements, precious :)

  11. You're adorable..that headband! I love the birth pretty! Tiny Prints does amazing work!

  12. Oh my gosh, her birth announcements are beautiful! LOVE them so much!

  13. I love your headband and Camille's birth announcements are adorable :) Happy Friday!

  14. Camille's birth announcement is so cute!! I feel like such a slacker, I had Caroline's designed and never finished them. Have a great rest of your weekend!

  15. I just LOVE that birth announcement, it is super cute!


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