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Five on Friday…Play in May


May 2, 2014

One. Swimming with the Sharks
So, I sucked it up (and sucked it in) and bought a few new suits to wear this season…my heavens why do I always feel horrible after trying on bathing suits?? Please tell me I am not alone. I’d rather do ANYTHING, well almost anything, than try on bathing suits. Anyways, back to the story…I found this adorable bathing suit at VS the other day and with 20% off, I pulled the trigger and it’s already here (yay for fast shipping). I know I will NEVER look as good as her in this, but it’s a fun suit that will be perfect for two summer beach trips. And yes, the top comes with straps so I can wrangle the alligators (i.e. Caroline and Carson) when necessary and surprisingly the bottoms offer a lot more coverage than they seem to here, but that could be because I bought the correct size 🙂

Two. Night Out for a Good Cause
On Tuesday night, Jeff and I ventured out to a local event for one of our friends and it was so much fun! Josh is a member of the local rotary club, and they were having a silent/live auction benefit to help build a shelter for a neighborhood park. It was so cute to see everyone all dressed up and then going at it to snag some goodies themselves, all for a good cause. They had an auctioneer, which was so  neat to see (I can’t believe they can talk/yell/say things that fast) and I think the benefit raised a lot of money, too. Not to mention I won a Cosmetics Market goody bag filled to the brim with Therapy Systems products and I am going to get a makeover…how much fun is that!
Three. Scents of the Season
I had a few of you ask me about the candle featured in the powder room show and tell the other day and I wanted to make sure I told you about it…it’s the Volcano Capri Blue Candle from Anthropologie and it’s my absolute favorite scent to fill the house with. It makes an amazing gift for a housewarming gift, too!! 
Four. All About Mommy
Participating in fun blogging series with other moms out there is a lot of fun and something I truly enjoy…Jen from Down with the Dearmore’s asked me to join her for a new series she started called All About Mommy and I jumped at the opportunity. You can see my post here featuring a few of my favorite things that help keep me happy. 
Five. Pretty 
It’s going to be a gorgeous weekend here in Nashville, and I am planning on kicking it off with these delicious strawberry mimosas, just because I can. Hello patio weather!! We’re doing a birthday party tomorrow afternoon and working around the house…a nice two days at home with my three favorite people. Hoping for a little zoo action on Sunday, too! Cheers to a restful time for yall, too. 🙂 
And as always, if you’re looking for some cute goodies for the little ones, check out Sugar Bit’s May promotions we have going on. All floral items (dresses, rompers, sets, and such) as well as all KicKee Pants are on sale this month…yippee for fun new springtime wearables! Today we’re offering FREE SHIPPING on all orders, too! 
  1. that suit is so cute. and thank you for specifying what you meant by alligators. upon the initial read i thought you were talking about the "ladies" and it made me laugh. maybe i'll just steal that from you. would you consider yourself to have "hips" or love handles? do the bottoms cut you at all? can i ask which size you bought? i'm 5'5", 130. medium?

  2. Cute bathing suit!! Have a great weekend, sounds like a wonderful one! xx

  3. Such a cute swim suit! I despise shopping for them too, you are not alone. I generally like to order them online and try them on in the privacy of my own home.

  4. First of all – JEALOUS you can pull off a bikini! After two kids, my "tiger stripes" (aka: stretch marks) make it nearly impossible 🙁 Second of all, those anthro candles are my fav! I buy another everytime mine runs out. This last time, my anthro had them in mercury glass jars instead of that blue and I'm in love!
    Oh – and this is my first time commenting and joining over here, but we have some friends with two little girls Carson & Caroline, too! Small world! 🙂 My girls are just a little bit older than yours (Hadley & Harper)! Have a great weekend!

  5. melissa says:

    That suit is adorable – I love it. Sadly, my bikini days were over before they ever started. Finally lost enough weight after having Blaire but darn those stretch marks. Such is life. 🙂 Love those volcano candles. Everytime I'm in Anthro I want to pick up another. Have a great weekend!

  6. The Volcano candles are the best! So in love with the powder room redo you debuted this week. Lovely!

  7. Ida Arias says:

    That suit is super cute. I loathe trying on bathing suits and jeans. I try to avoid it as much as possible. Those strawberry mimosas look delicious. Hope you have a fabulous weekend!

  8. Lauren says:

    Love VS swimsuits- I always have the hardest time finding bottoms from there that have relatively good coverage though lol Strawberry mimosas sound delicious!!

  9. Megan says:

    YES to that bathing suit, you're going to look hot hot hot! And can I join ya on those strawberry mimosa's!? Great way to kick off the weekend!

    Hello Newlywed Life Blog

  10. Jen says:

    Thank you so much for participating in the All About Mommy series! So very fun to have you!! Love that swimsuit – I have no doubt you can pull it off!!! Strawberry mimosa?!?! YUM! Happy weekend, dear!

  11. Love that candle from Anthro! And how fabulous- Strawberry mimosas! Sounds like a fabulous weekend! Happy Friday!

  12. thats my FAVORITE candle!! now off to check out that suit 🙂 xo jillian – cornflake dreams

  13. Carol says:

    Love that swimsuit and strawberry mimosas, yum! I finally quit the tanning bed a few months ago. What are your favorite self tanners?

  14. Rebecca Jo says:

    Those drinks!!!! OH MY… looks so refreshing! I'm so excited fresh strawberry season is coming!

  15. God Bless! This put a smile on my face!

  16. Rachel says:

    Obsessed with that Volcano candle from Anthropologie, I never get sick of it!

  17. Love the swimsuit, have a great vacay. My those strawberry mimosas look amazing, will add to my sassy drinks list this Summer. Cheers Lizzie

  18. That is my FAVORITE candle of all time. I say that it is my Oprah gift. As in, if I was Oprah, I would yell: You get a candle! And you get a candle!!

  19. I will have to check out that candle and those mimosas sound delicious! Happy Friday!

  20. Those strawberry mimosas look amazing!!! I need to make those for my mother's day brunch!! xo

  21. Friend, I just heart you. I'm glad to hear that I'm not the only one that would rather do just about anything than try on swimsuits. Ugh! I bet you look fabulous though, you skinny little thing! Are y'all headed to Rosemary this year? We leave in a week. Ekkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk. Can you HEAR the excitement in my typing? 😉

    I'm off to read your post on Jen's blog (isn't she great — we're real deal friends thanks to the blog world and we're meeting up for a Cinco de Mayo play date with some other fun mamas… come on down!). XO!

  22. Samma says:

    Can't wait to hang down at the beach- you are going to look darling in your new suit. I will be sporting a one piece with major coverage and sucking-in capabilities!

  23. Kelly Sue says:

    I hope you get paid on that one…I went through your link for the VS bathing suits and bought 5! Why, oh why, did you have to show me those. 🙂 Leaving on a cruise Thursday and felt I needed them. lol Thanks a bunch.

  24. If you love the volcano then you'll love the rest of their candles. They're made in my college town and are such a wonderful small company. Check them out!


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