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Five on Friday Link-Up Party!


July 12, 2013

Back for another fun weekly installment of Five on Friday!!
One. Pumped Up Kicks

To get myself back in the groove of running/working out, I recently added some new kicks to get me up and moving again! Thanks to Pappy, we splurged and had a Dad/Daughter date and he introduced me to the greatest running store ever…Fleet Feet Nashville. Basically, you go in and you’re paired with a super duper salesperson who custom fits you for shoes, watches you walk/run to see what your steps look like, and then you do a little Q&A session about what type of shoes you want and why. I loved the entire experience and was so impressed! I walked out with some fun new shoes (from Brooks) and I am now obsessed with these beauties. Just like Forrest Gump, I’m going to run like the wind blows 😉 
Two. Shopping Partner in Training.
I posted this on Instagram the other day, but I couldn’t help share it here as well. Caroline and I had an outing, just the two of us, to Target and my little mini wanted nothing to do with sitting in the cart…so, we ventured to the toy section where I thought I could entertain lure her with a cheap toy. Low and behold, she found this shopping cart and had to have it…breaking the toy budget of course, but she absolutely LOVES it and pushes it around the kitchen all day.

Three. Sales Galore. 
Why is that retailers start marking down all the summer merchandise when we clearly have half the summer to go?? It’s 90 degrees here in Nashville as of late and the last thing on my mind is thinking I need to rush right out and buy a nice warm, wool winter sweater. I guess I shouldn’t complain though, because you can score some goodies on the low. I went to JCrew Factory last week and got not 1, but 2 pair of shorts for $20…budget find indeed!

Four. Summertime Drinks…Yes Please! 
The 4th may have come and gone, but I’ve been searching for some worthy summer cocktails to beat the heat…I think I might be making one of these this weekend! Check out the fruity stuff…courtesy of Pinterest. Take your pick…they all sound good to me.

Five. The Softest Blankets Ever. 
We all love the Aden + Anais blankets, but I have found the motherload of the most incredible swaddle version from them…the Bamboo Muslin Collection. I ordered a set for Carson a few weeks ago, and from the moment they arrived, we haven’t used another blanket. No, I am not being compensated for saying this, but they are THAT good and I wanted to pass on the good news for those of you out there searching for fun gifts and goodies for the wee ones in your life. I ordered the Pyara colors seen below and I love the bright punch of fuchsia and orange. P.S. why don’t these come in my size?

Remember to link up with my favorite gals today! Undoubtedly, April, Christina, and Darci will have MUCH more important things to discuss on their blogs I can assure you of that. And here is to wishing everyone a happy Friday, too! 
  1. P!nky says:

    Those drinks look divine and your daughter is precious!


  2. Stefanie DrummondJuly 12, 2013 at 9:01 AM

    Oh my!!! My daughter would have a FIT over that Minnie Mouse shopping cart!!! Also, we are head over heels for Aden + Anais blankets!! We absolutely love them still and my daughter is almost 10 months old! Happy Weekend! Enjoy those drinks 🙂


  3. Your dad is so sweet to take you out on a little date! I think most people want to help when there's a new baby and they think doing things for you is the way (which is nice) but I think they don't realize sometimes it's nice for them to just get you out of the house, you know? Next time a friend of mine has a baby I'm going to take them out for a mani pedi in addition to the usual casserole and baby outfit!

  4. Jordan says:

    So happy to hear about your experience with Fleet Feet! I've been playing with the idea of taking my business there because I have terrible ankles/high arches and just cannot find a great pair of shoes for me. I've been relying on inserts but even those are getting worn out. I was a little hesitant because I know they're pricey but I guess you can't really put a price on comfort/injury prevention!

  5. lori says:

    ive heard really good things about those blankets… i think i need to add some to my registry for baby boy!

  6. Kelly says:

    First, the cherry beergaritas are lethal because they taste amazing but have TONS of alcohol in them. We made them for the fourth! Second, I thought the same thing about the aden + anais blankets. My friend just had a precious baby girl and has tons of these blankets. Everytime I go over there I always wonder why they don't have them in my size!

  7. Meredith says:

    Love my Brooks that I recently got from Fleet Feet, hope they take me to my first half in Nashville next year!! Love CC's sandals, where did you get them?

  8. Courtney says:

    Love Fleet Feet, they are the best!

  9. LOVE your adorable daughter's shopping cart! I can't wait for the day to get my sweet little Charlotte one 🙂 And what a sweet gesture having your Dad take you out on a little date. SO SWEET! When I had my little girl, I would have loved that! Definitely keeping that in mind when my next friend has a baby. And totally obsessed with A+A blankets. Charlotte uses the sleep sacks now and they are the best and sooo snuggly.

  10. Elizabeth says:

    love fleet feet! i got my running shoes from the 1 in Murfreesboro and then joined their 5k training program! it was awesome! Caroline is so cute!

  11. Caroline and her shopping cart, oh my goodness PRESCH!

  12. Katie says:

    What a sweet little shopper!! She's a doll! I hope this whole don't-put-me-in-the-cart thing is a phase because Jaqs doesn't make it through a Target/grocery trip anymore. It makes for some tiring trips! 😉

    AA blankets are THE BEST! J is obsessed with her AA security blankets…love them! I think I'll have to try the crib sheets for my next bambino!

  13. Tami says:

    I recently bought my first pair of Brooks and I will never go back! They are the best!

  14. Awe little you with her shopping cart! When you finish with food boxes at home you should tape them back together and give them to her so she can "shop" at home!

  15. Sales are my BEST friends right now haha…and that will soon be the same case with those Summertime drinks 😉

  16. Love mixing up random concoctions in the summertime!

  17. Wait, CHAMPAGNE SANGRIA?! I can't think of a better combo! Pinning ASAP and making ehh, probably tonight.

    Caroline and her shopping cart cracks me up. She is so dang adorable. She'll be pushing Carson around in no time!

    Love the new running shoes! xo

  18. Hey Natasha! I've got a random question and I hope it's not inappropriate, I'm a first time mommy to a precious little girl who is 7 wks old, loving motherhood but missing my adult beverages! I'm exclusively pumping and was wondering what you do with this situation. I've gave in to a few drinks on the fourth and pumped and dumped til it was out of my milk. I almost cried!!! :'(

    • I dont mind answering at all…when it comes to having an adult beverage, i did some research and have found if you have 1 drink, you shouldn't have to pump and dump. obviously if i am having more than 1 drinks, i wouldn't feed carson right after or i would pump/dump. i know they have strips you can buy (target has them) to test the alcohol content to make sure you're OK…so maybe try that??? i know it takes awhile for the alcohol to enter your bloodstream so to be truthful, you could feed the babe and sip a glass of wine 😉 that sounds like a total lush

  19. Cherry beer-garita? Please share your thoughts on that next week. 🙂

    Must check out these summer sales. J. Crew shorts for $20 sounds pretty amazing.

    Enjoy your weekend!

  20. LOVE your little shopper! Bestill my heart. 🙂


  21. Ashley says:

    Aden + Anais DOES make adult sized blankets!! They are called Daydream Blankets 🙂

  22. Ashleigh says:

    ummmm I have been on the hunt for new shorts! thanks for the tip I'll have to hit up the J crew outlet!

  23. Lea Culp says:

    Well, look at you, already getting back in shape and got yourself some fine looking running shoes to help. Way to go!

    My little Granddaughter has always loved her shopping cart and she is now 3 1/2 years old and still enjoying it.

    I'm going to plan to link up this next Friday. What a fun meme! Happy new week!

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