Friday, August 2, 2013

Friday Faves

Welcome to the best day of the week, y'all!  We've survived...and the weekend is within our let's get this party started with my fave link up of the week with some pretty legit ladies and about a few hundred other bloggers that have been linking up too!

Here are the five things that top my "Five on Friday"...Enjoy!

{1.}  These shorts.  Oh man, how I love these shorts.  I bought them on my last trip to Arizona when they were already deeply discounted and then I had a coupon for another 30% off any item.  I'm pretty sure I walked away with them for under $15...And they have been one of my fave items for this summer.  They are super comfy and can be paired with just about anything.  From a simple tee, to a button up.  Check them out.  I can almost guarantee they will quickly become your faves too!
White Crocheted Shorties found Here
{2.} So, our sweet Minnesotan friends that visited us this past weekend left us with a box of goodies to thank us for our hospitality while they were here.  I was like a kid on Christmas morning opening up this box as I was falling in love with each item I pulled out...but these Flour Sack Towels definitely take the cake!  Not only are they super fun and cheery, but I've already used one and they are amazing!  I definitely recommend them if not for yourself, but as an adorable house warming or shower gift!  They come in lots of colors and patterns too...And, at $10.99 for a three pack, you can't beat the price!
I'm pretty sure these are calling my name for next summer...
{3.}  Now that August is officially here, that can only mean one thing:  Fall isn't too far behind!!  As we had a glimpse into what the temps will be like in a few short weeks, I've begun going through my closet and sorting out pieces that can be carried over into the fall...I love me a good maxi dress, but hate that they seem to only scream summer.  So, I began some research on the good 'ol Pinterest and I couldn't believe all of the options for sporting the maxi with the cooler temperatures.  Here are a couple of my fave looks that I am definitely going to try to interpret:
{4.}  Our niece is celebrating her 13th birthday this weekend, and I always feel like I should bring something to the party...I never want to show up empty handed, but I don't want to be slaving away in the kitchen for hours on end.  So when I asked my sister-in-law if I could bring this salsa, she quickly said yes!  This is a recipe my Mom has been using for years, and it is a huge hit at every party we go to.  Trust me.  If you make this, you won't be coming home with any.  That bowl will literally be licked clean!
I don't have an actual picture of my salsa yet, but here is the recipe and the image source
{5.}  Well, with less than one month to go until my little sister's bachelorette party, I'm definitely in full party planning mode!!  I want this to be a memorable experience for her, with momentos that she can cherish and look back on for years to come (whether she wants to remember that night or not!)  The invites have officially all been sent, and some RSVP's are already rolling when I found this clever idea when doing some research, I just knew it would be the perfect "blackmail" bachelorette souvenir!  How much fun would these "morning after" snapshots be in their gift bags?  I can only imagine what I'm going to look like...
That about does it for this edition of my "Five on Friday!"  I hope you all have a fabulous weekend!!  Cheers y'all!
Until next time...


  1. That fiesta corn salsa looks SO good. That is the kind of thing I hover around at a party. Everyone will love it!

  2. Oh my word that blackmail picture is hilarious! You have to do it!

  3. Those shorts are really cute, I can see why you love them so much! And those flour sack towels are adorable! What a sweet idea for a thank you gift!

  4. Love the maxi dress options. I absolutely live in them over the summer!

  5. I love maxi dresses but I can't find ones that fit me (they are all too long). The flour sack towels are cute!

  6. Flour sack towels are my FAVORITE .. of all time :) The cuter, the better! :)
    And.. YAAAAY that FALL is right around the corner!!! woohoo! :)

  7. I love your shorts too,
    new GFC follower
    hope you can visit my <a href=">Five for Friday</a>