Five On Friday: SAHM Life, Melon Baller, Crochet Shorts

It's time for another edition of Five on Friday and I do hope you'll join along!

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Can I just say that my first "official" week of being a stay-at-home mom has been awesome?! And not because I've been able to catch up on Sex & The City reruns, sip mimosas, and nibble on bon-bons. I've definitely been busier in the past five days than I can say I was in a typical workweek (I'm serious, you want fast-paced? MEET MY CAMILLE). But, hard work aside, it has seriously been wonderful. She is so happy and silly during the day, and I love soaking that up. We have attended two library storytimes, we had my clankety car diagnosed with a $491 "illness" (ouch -- nice timing), we saw the pediatrician for the baby's 18mo checkup, we attended a luncheon/playdate, we have a park playdate at 10:15 today.....

..... and most importantly, we GIGGLED. We smelled flowers in the yard. We pointed at the busses going by. We colored. We sang "Itsy Bitsy Spider" a gazillion times. We read this, this, this, and this, and a dozen more from her bookshelf. We danced.


Speaking of that luncheon, my wonderful girlfriend Sarah hosted a beautiful lunch and playdate for me and some friends to celebrate this new little role I've taken on. She planned the menu perfectly and had the most beautiful flower arrangement on the table, which she gave to me at the end of the afternoon. I'm fairly positive that I went to bed dreaming of the delicious fresh strawberry cake she had for dessert, while Camille was in the next bedroom over dreaming of the little lemon petit fours that my friend Classic Annie brought. It was a great way to spend the afternoon, and the true highlight was just being upstairs in the playroom and watching all of the little girls having the time of their lives playing together.

Check. This. Out.
I NEED to make this heaven-sent dish before the weather turns cooler (recipe here).
Hmm... I guess I also need a melon baller.
Anyone have experience here? Can I go with this cheapie, or do I need this nicer one?

Cantaloupe and Mozzarella Caprese Salad |

On Wednesday night I was able to scoot over to a cute little sale going on at a girlfriend's house. I did leave with a little something for me ... this necklace from Teal House Collection in white (in fact, if you look really hard, you can see it below). I figured it was easier to put it right on rather than getting a bag for it. Plus, it coordinated well with my mother of pearl earrings. My ivory crochet shorts are from Target (here), if you can believe it, and looks like they are currently running a sale on them.

Lastly, thank you all so much for the love yesterday on The Tipsy Bunny. We can't wait to get more items loaded to the shop. It would mean so much if you'd keep us in mind the next time you are gift-giving! We LOVED hearing all of your ideas for prints ... tartan plaids, pink and green, university colors, and some boy items. Got it! We love it!

And the winner of the $10 shop credit is ...

Ivory shantung silk!! Would be stunning for a Christening or Easter...or Christmas! And what a Great shop name!!

Lindsey, please email me! Congratulations! (And ivory shantung silk ... YES.)

TGIF y'all, and hope you will join in on Five on Friday this week! Cheers to the weekend!


  1. Your daughter is ADORABLE, and that melon salad looks amazing. Thanks for sharing!!

  2. Happy the first week of launching SAHM was successful. It gets so much better. Great friends you have

  3. So excited about The Tipsy Bunny!!!! And now I'm craving Strawberry Cake! :) -Megan

  4. Exited for your new venture! And also glad you had a fun but crazy week!

  5. SAHM life is THE BEST, riiiight? So happy your first week with your little was fab :)

  6. Glad you had a great first week!!! I LOVE your outfit from the luncheon!! So cute!

  7. YAY SAHM week!! They are the best!! Isn't this a fun age, too?? Your luncheon looked absolutely perfect and adorable in every way....all those girls! So cute!! Congrats again on your new adventure - so happy for you and can't wait to get hat for Baby Girl Sadlow! xoxoo

  8. I'm so glad you had an amazing first week of being a SAHM! Looks like y'all got to do a lot and Camille is loving every bit!

  9. What a fun first week! Congrats on the new venture - the bonnets are precious!! Love the university colors idea (just in time for football season too)!

  10. I will not hide my envy... I would love to be a SAHM. I'm so glad you have the opportunity and your first week was filled with so much fun! Enjoy every moment. It's amazing how sometime we forget to just GIGGLE. Anyhoo, this is my first time linking up. I'm following you now and would it if you get some time to check out my little corner of the web:

    Happy Weekend!

  11. Oh I'm so glad you enjoyed your first week at home! Being a SAHM is definitely busy, but so much fun right!?

  12. yahh! so happy you had a great first week!! I totally agree it's tiring staying at home with the baby (and mine isnt even crawling yet!) but it is SO fun and i just love seeing her laugh and smile all day. xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  13. So glad you had such an awesome first week! Sounds like you girls are having a blast together!

  14. Oh mama I am so incredibly happy for you! Especially because they days we will remember when we take our last breaths will be the little moments just like that. You make me look forward to the day I can stay home with my girl - I just have to be patient and know it's all in good timing!

  15. So happy you had such a great first week at "home". Camille is just darling. Seriously one of the cutest little girls I've ever seen!! Xoxo

  16. YAY for your first week at home. Sounds like it was a great week for you both. Little Camille is so adorable.

  17. I have a cheap melon baller (I think from Walmart!) and it works great. I've had it for awhile too, and no breaking! That salad looks delish!

  18. Being a SAHM is the BEST!! I stayed home for 11 years with my 2, now in middle school & high school. Not easy when I wanted to go back to work, but totally worth it! Enjoy every goes fast!

  19. Hearing about your great week definitely gets me in the right mood & to remember how lucky we are to do things like smell flowers, watch our little ones learn, and get all the snuggles in. Sometimes I need a gentle reminder. 😉 Also, cheapie melon baller will get the job done & it's a great fine motor skill a little down the way for Miss C too!

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