Five On Friday

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

Remember, all you have to do is post about five things on your mind, add our logo (found at the bottom of this post), and join the party using the linky tools below. Easy, and a great way to find new blogs and be found. :)

My car will soon be headed south to my parent's house -- I am heading home this weekend so that I can help my sister Laura out tomorrow at her booth at Columbia's Junior League Holiday Market (details here)! She has an awesome jewelry line, Laura Cox Designs, and we will be there selling her tassel necklaces and other creations. She has done so wonderfully at growing her business, and I'll be so happy to help her Saturday at the market and watch her shine. Please come out and see us! Tickets are $8, with children 12 and under free, and a ticket gives you access to all four days of the show. I've been several times in the past, and it is an AWESOME holiday market.

Additionally,  anyone in Charlotte, please mark your calendars for December 12 for the Pink Social Holiday Pop Up Market. I'll share more details soon -- but we will have a booth to sell The Tipsy Bunny bonnets, bibs, and bows, and I'd love to see you there!

I know a lot of you are in the market for beautiful gift tags this time of year, and I have to share a blog reader's gorgeous creations. Katelyn from H Wallace Designs has such a talent, and you can find her designs on Instagram, or check out her Etsy shop. What I love so much about her tags is that you make a one-time purchase of the PDF, and then you print as many sheets of tags as your little heart desires at your local print shop or online.

Although the designs are pre-made, the tags are customizable -- names, colors, and the holiday taglines can all be changed to suit exactly what you are looking for. Katelyn, brava to you for these lovely tags!

Printable Holiday Gift Tag

Child Printable Holiday Tag

This Wednesday we had such a great day planned. First, we drove about an hour north of Charlotte to the state veterans' retirement home and visited with the residents there for a little Christmas cheer. One of the residents played the piano while we sang Christmas carols and rang jingle bells.

That evening I saw my girlfriends once again for our holiday Bunco night! I was having a good hair night (a few of you have asked for a vlog or tutorial ... too bad I can't drink wine while I do it this time around, but I might get my nerves up to give it a try). We had a great timing playing Left Right Center and doing an ornament swap!

Thanks for the loving on the holiday gift guides I have shared so far! This week I shared lists for coworkers ($10-20 range) and babies. I have four more gift guides to share (the man in your life, parents & in-laws, toddlers, and my personal list & favorites). I have also enjoyed sharing a recommendation from a reader with each guide and so appreciate your input!

I want to learn to hand letter. I think its intriguing and authentic. I see it used in design everywhere I go. I think thats a great thing in our digital world. Plus, I do like packages in brown paper bags and how can you not like this quote? In this piece the artist wrote on kraft paper. How fitting.:

I'm so excited for us to meet Santa at Blacklion this morning! I took Camille to this amazing local store last year to see the man in red, and it was a total success. They have an absolutely gorgeous display, and. I'll post some photos on Instagram and Snapchat (@alizadventures on both) ... I just hope Camille will be happy and not scared!

Free Vintage Clip Art - Santa, Santa, Santa! - The Graphics Fairy:

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


  1. Love what you did on Wednesday! How special!

  2. Sounds like such a great week and your hair does look fabulous! Happy Weekend!

  3. Your trip to the veterans' home sounds so sweet! I love that idea! Also, your hair look gorgeous - love!!!

  4. Those gift tags are so adorable! Will check them out for sure! xo

  5. Love that you guys went to the old folks home and sang, I bet they loved it! Thanks for hosting Five on Friday xo

  6. LOVE the hair!! I went to Elon with Kristen (from Bunco)! Small world!! I have loved your gift guides and can't wait for the rest!! Have a fun weekend!

  7. Holiday Market is my favorite! Yes please do a hair tutorial. How you can have pretty hair with a little on running around is amazing to me.

  8. Those tags are amazing! Thank you for sharing!!

  9. I love all of the activities you and Camille participate in for our veterans! So special!!! And awesome gift tag share!!! -Megan

  10. Love the kids with the Veterans! Such a great idea. I am sure they loved it.

  11. Yes, I would definitely love to see a tutorial for the updo--it's such a classic look for holiday parties!

  12. Sounds like you are going to have such a fun weekend with your sister!! Congratulations on all of her success with her jewelry business! And you looked SO SO pretty for your bunco party!! Such a fabulous lady you are! I hope you have safe travels and a wonderful weekend!! :)

  13. So sweet of you for sharing, April! Thank day is made! I so agree on the hair tutorial! I definitely am going to have to copy that style! Have a great weekend!

    -Katelyn | HWallaceDesigns

  14. Just love the Holiday Market in Columbia! I'm excited your sister will have her goodies there so I can grab a few tomorrow for Christmas gifts!

  15. Your hair looked great! And side note -- I love that floral artwork on the wall in your group pic!! Can't wait to catch up on your gift guide posts!



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