Five On Friday: A New Book, Yummy Flatbread, Weekend Stuff

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

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I was recently invited to participate in an Usborne party -- they make some really adorable kids books at different price ranges.

I'll be honest, when I hopped on the website I was pretty overwhelmed because they had SO many selections. But my good friend Ellen said that the book All Better was a favorite in her home, so I purchased that as well as That's Not My Puppy for our new baby boy (we already own That's Not My Lamb and it's currently one that Charlotte loves).

All Better is ... oh my goodness, SO cute, and both girls love it. I know navigating these Facebook parties can be a little tough, but you can't go wrong with this book. It isn't super long and it has removeable/reusable/repositionable plastic bandages that go on these sweet little animals who get boo-boos. A good lesson in what we do when we get a scrape or bump, and what we do to make things all better.

If you're looking for a rep to buy from, I bought from this sweet gal Becca

If you are also an Usborne rep, please feel free to leave a link to your website in the comments below! 

This weekend we have two birthday parties to attend -- so excited for each of them! Both are girls and both are getting some monogrammed Tipsy Bunny hairbows :)

I also recently found a local mama who makes these ADORABLE gift tags for porch pickup. Any local Charlotte moms that want her info, message me on Instagram (@smidgeofthis)! I had one set done in bubblegum pink and one set done in Carolina blue. Whether these go on the top of a wrapped gift or on the neck of a champagne bottle to celebrate a new baby or fun occasion, I just saw so many great uses! They are on thick cardstock and I paid $7 each set.

Sale alert for fellow lovers of pink and ruffles! This neon tee from Nordstrom was already a steal at $29 but it's now 40% off for just $17.40! I'm wearing a medium here for a baggier fit and to cover my stomach, but I'd normally wear the small. I'm an XS usually but I like to size up in the juniors department at Nordstrom. 

Ian met a buddy out for wings last night so I settled in for an episode of Summer House (on demand on Bravo -- my girlfriend Margot got me hooked on it!) and fixed an easy appetizer-based dinner. I ate half of this garlic cheese flatbread which is actually an Aldi find!

Fellow Aldi lovers, DO pick this flatbread up on your next visit, and DO heed their warnings of placing a baking sheet under the flatbread to catch some of the butter that runs off of it. I actually followed instructions this time and was super happy because there was quite a bit of butter runoff.

These kiddos are getting so big! We had a fun Valentines day playdate on Wednesday at sweet Emmerson's house -- the kids decorated cookies and played and left with an adorable heart-shaped crayon. Photo opps, not the easiest, especially compared to a few years ago!


That's it for today! Hope you have a lovely weekend -- thanks for linking up with us below!


  1. We have the "All Better" book and my boys love it! Those gift tags are precious!

  2. Those gift tags are adorable. Look at all those babies! That must have been a fun playdate, or an exhausting one lol. Have a great weekend! Sierra~Beautifully Candid

  3. I JUST picked up that flatbread at Adli yesterday :) and now I can't wait to try it!!!

  4. I have such fond memories of fun playgroups when the kids were little. That picture is just the cutest and definitely catches all that energy they have. That flatbread looks delicious! Have a great weekend.

  5. I just picked up that flatbread on Wednesday and plan on making it for dinner tonight for my meatless Lent meal. I’m glad you’ve given it such a great review!

  6. My daughter was gifted the All Better book and loves it! I definitely recommend it!!

  7. So so good! Definitely caught up on summer house this week, too! :) and loved having y’all over to play!

  8. I love your friend's backsplash! And you look fantastic!

  9. What a fun Valentine's Day party! Thanks for sharing too about that flatbread; I'll have to check it out! I love ALdi!

  10. I’ll have to keep my eye out for the flatbread the next time I’m at aldi. I don’t usually pay that much attention to the frozen section, so I’ll peek. Cheesy bread looks so good.

  11. Oh my gosh.. we got that flatbread the last time Aldi had it and I totally did not see the butter warning. Our whole oven was smoking like crazy and we spent almost an hour after scrubbing out the oven. It was a nightmare. BUT the brad was amazing and it did make me finally give the oven the cleaning it needed! Ha!

  12. First, that flatbread looks amazing. I want it in my belly right now. Ha! Second, holy kids everywhere! Ha, ha! :)

  13. We love "All Better" too!! Such a sweet, fun, interactive book!


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