Friday, May 31, 2013

Five For Friday Linkup

It's Friday!!  Hollla!!!

I'm ready to kick off this weekend with another great linkup... "Five on Friday"

I usually do my "fact filled Friday" post on Fridays, but when I saw over at "the good life blog" that Darci and a few other gals were hosting a very similar linkup, I thought, why not join their little group?  I mean a chance to do what I normally do on Fridays, but meet a bunch of other cool chicks too?  Done deal!

So here you go, my "Five on Friday":

1.  My Mom texted me this picture of my Dad and my son while we were on our trip this past weekend.  It melts my heart to see two of the men that I love more than anything in this world so happy to be together.  My Dad is in remission from stage four melanoma skin cancer, after he was diagnosed when I was junior in college.  So to see him get to be a "Papa" to my little guy, makes me happier than I could ever describe!  Madden kept saying all weekend "I'm a Farmer 'rike' (aka like) Papa!"  Bless his little heart!!
This picture screams a canvas for Father's Day, am I right??
2.  Summer time has finally arrived in Nebraska, but our mornings are still pretty chilly (like 60 degrees chilly).  So, when I dropped Madden off at school this morning, I decided to pull the tags off this new gingham button up I bought (on sale at Nordstrom) this past weekend.  I'm in L.O.V.E. with the Kelly green and white combo, and paired with a cuffed short, it was extra "Jessica Simpson esque" from Dukes of Hazard...anybody else getting that vibe?  I will definitely be wearing this look a few times this summer!
Don't judge me if I wear this outfit again this weekend, please...;)
3.  I just recovered the cornice boards in our family room this past week, and I've gotta say...I did a pretty dang good job!  I wanted to find something that blended with our oak woodwork, circa 2002, and they were a cinch to whip up, and SUPER reasonable...would you believe me if I told you that the paisley patterned fabric is actually a table cloth from Target?  No joke.  I was able to cover both windows for under $15.  Plus, the sheer drapes were a steal that I found in the clearance section there too!  Grand total for both windows came in at a mere $23 and change...Score.
Any volunteers on coming to my house to paint the woodwork??  Anybody?
4.  I bought these sandals last year at Old Navy for around $10 and have gotten so many compliments on them.  I honestly wear these about 3 times a week so I went back to find some similar pairs for this year, and let me tell you what...if you haven't been into Old Navy lately, you are seriously missing out! They are definitely stepping up their game when it comes to fashion and at their prices, you can afford to pick up a few new items every time you go least that's what I keep telling myself! ;)
Please excuse the finger-like toes...that was one trait my Dad blessed me with! 
5.  My newest summer drink obsession:  Straw-ber-itas by Bud Light Lime.  Seriously, soooo yummy!  I just laughed when I saw that Darci had ranted and raved about these bad boys after this weekend, because I was right there with her!  They honestly taste like Kool Aid, but their downfall is the fact that they are a whopping 200 calories per note to self: only have one at a time!
Seriously, heaven in a can.
Well that about does it for this week!  I hope y'all have a fabulous weekend!

Until next time...


  1. I have got to try those Bud Lights! Can they still really call it "light" though when it's 200 calories a can? I wonder how it would taste blended up with some ice? Hmmmm...

    1. Oh Colleen, you won't be disappointed!! But I completely agree with do they consider them "light" at 200 calories for a whopping 8 whole oz?? I am totally stealing your idea of blending it up with some ice! That sounds so yummy! Annnd, that would also mean you could stretch it a bit, possibly getting more bang for your buck! You will have to let me know if you try them and what you think!!

  2. Aw the picture with your dad and son is really heart warming, I melted a little when I read that, so sweet!


    1. Oh bless your heart! I count my blessings every day that my Dad is fighting through his cancer and is able to watch my son grow up...something we didn't think would be possible five years ago! Thank you for popping over and saying hi! It really means a lot!