Friday, June 7, 2013

Five on Friday Link-Up

It's finally FRIDAY!  I cannot contain my excitement for this day for so many reasons, but the main reason being the fact that I am linking up for the second week in a row with The good life blog, Carolina Charm, Hello Happiness, and a. liz adventures for their "Five on Friday" Linkup!  I just had so much fun with it last week, that I knew I'd be crazy not to join in the fun again!
So, let me quit my rambling and allow you to feast your eyes on my "Five on Friday!"

So we decided to test out Madden's first pair of goggles for swimming lessons this week.  He thought he was the coolest kid on the block with them on.  I think he looked 10 years old, not 2 1/2, which made me realize even more just how fast time is flying by...ahem, can we say baby fever??? ;)

For reference, I am in a size small, as it fits true to size
 I wore this outfit to church on Sunday and I must admit, I am loving the look of a neutral jacket with a white tank layered underneath.  It's casual when paired with a pair of denim skinnies and flats, yet dressy enough for a night out if paired with a cute pair of heels.  I'm thinking I might even be brave and bust out the white skinnies with this look next time...I just bought this jacket when we were in AZ, and you can find the same jacket here.  And BONUS it's only a couple pennies over $20 right now!  You best be picking yourself up one...I know I will definitely be wearing it quite a bit this summer!

Remember how I told you on Tuesday how I was thinking ahead and I actually meal planned for the week?  Well, all of the recipes were delicious, but this recipe was by far the best one!  I HIGHLY recommend this meal if you love yourself a good fish taco.  I was able to whip these bad boys up in under 10 minutes and had them on the table in 20.  Easy Peasy.  Find the full recipe for these Mojito Grilled Fish Tacos here. 

So I have been racking my brain Pinterest all week for a great Father's Day gift for the Dads in my life. Then I came upon this little guy.  I am loving this idea for Madden to give to his Daddy, and two Papas!  I mean, how simple would this be to whip up, yet so cool to look back on as he gets older...quite possibly making this a tradition every year until he's old enough to actually "know" what he's talking about?  Consider "Project: Father's Day" complete!  You can find this idea on my Pinterest Board Here


These two.  My favorite two men in the entire world.  One made me a wife.  The other made me a Mama.  I couldn't ask for anything more than these two.  God has truly blessed me when he gave me them.  And my heart explodes with love whenever I see them together!  (And for all you Mama's out there wondering how you can get a two year old to sit still and smile for a picture...just give them a bag of popcorn the size of their body and you are set!)

That's all for me for today lovelies!  I hope you all have a fantastic weekend!!  See you back here next week, as I've got some pretty great things in the works for all you beautiful readers of mine out won't want to miss it!

Until next time...


  1. Look at him in those goggles!! Totally agree... he looks way too grown up!

    Secondly, again, you are a skinnnnyyyy mini! Way to go, girl! And cute outfit!

    And what a good idea for an easy (and thoughtful!) Father's Day gift. I'm trying to come up with a few things for Cason and need to GET ON IT since it's next weekend! June is flying by!

    Thanks for linking up again this week, dear!! XO! Love your blog and so glad you joined the blogging world!

    1. Darci, you know I love you ;) You are always too sweet to me and it means more than you know!

      I blame you for my addiction to the left me my first ever comment, and from then, I was thank you very much! And I'm so glad I joined all you bloggers too. I love the friendships I am creating here. Absolutely amazing!

      See you back here next week!!

  2. So cute with the goggles! And love that jacket- so pretty!!

    1. Bless your heart! That really means so much :) Thank you so much for stopping by!

      And I just popped over to your blog...absolutely adorable! Hope to see you again!!

  3. What a fun week. Your church outfit is adorable. You are so gorgeous. I always meal plan for the week; can't be without it!!! I saw you on the Friday link up and I totally dig your blog so I am a followA! ;)

    1. Oh my goodness, thank you so much girl! You just made me blush! I am so glad you found me over here ;)

      I had to hop over to your blog too, since your blog title was very similar to my tastes (me being blonde and interested in fitness and all;)! And, let's just say, I am definitely a new follower of you. You are gorgeous as well and I can't wait to follow along!

  4. Those goggles are PRECIOUS!! And I LOVE the dad's day idea!!!

    Thanks for linking up! Have a great weekend!

    1. Thank you so much for your sweet comments! And thank YOU for co-hosting an awesome link-up!!

  5. Those fish tacos look delicious! I am all for an EASY, yummy meal! I will have to try making them sometime this summer!

  6. How cute is your little man!! And, love the Father's Day interview--I also have it in the "to do" pile for next week! ;)