5 on Friday


Good morning loves! Hooking up with our fabulous hostesses this week and sharing some Friday things.

1. Etsy

I wanted to send a quick thank you to Lisa, Nina and Jennifer for their suggestions about getting my own blog template off Etsy. Who knew?! I seriously never thought of looking there. So over the next few weeks I am going to peruse the selection and will unveil a new design!

2. Rent the Runway

Most of you have probably heard of RTR (referral link), and if you haven’t, you MUST try it! I’ve been using them for about a year and a half now and I’ve become slightly addicted. You see, I have this problem where I feel that I need a new dress for every. single. occasion. (Can you relate?) The issue is that I spend all this money on dresses I only wear once that end up sitting in my closet. So for most weddings and sometimes showers I’ve attended, I call on my trusty old friends at RTR! You literally rent a designer dress for four days (and there are some STEALS on there) then plop it in the mail when you’re done. So, I get to be donned in designer threads for about 50 bucks a pop. I’ll be wearing this fun number to my friend Kaitlin’s bridal shower tomorrow (pics to come!)


3. Kait

Speaking of Kaitlin, we are throwing her a fabulous bridal shower tomorrow! I am so excited. It feels like we’ve been planning forever and it’s finally here. We’ll be having it at this amazing restaurant called Laci’s Tapas Bar. I threw a shower there last year and they did such a great job. Plus, the food is amazing. Can’t wait to share some pictures from the weekend! Here is a preview of one of the tapas on the menu, Mexican Sliders…yum!

Mexican Sliders

4. Easter

We’ll be celebrating Easter a week early with Bri’s family this Sunday since our nieces will be around. I made their Easter baskets the other night and I can’t tell you how giddy I get doing stuff like that! I love buying them Christmas and birthday presents. I am an only child so it is such a blessing to have them in our lives. The second we got engaged they started calling me Aunt Rachel, haha 🙂 It’s so fun to watch them grow up and turn in to little ladies.

5. Quote

I keep seeing this quote pop up, either on Pinterest or Facebook or some other social media site, and I am reminded and also humbled every time about how much I love it and how true it rings. It’s something I often have to remind myself of when I feel angry with someone or perhaps upset with a co-worker. You just never know what else may be going on in someone’s life.


Have a great weekend, everyone! xo


7 thoughts on “5 on Friday

  1. So excited to see what blog design you end up getting!! There are so many fun ones to choose from… its shopping! 🙂 🙂 And I LOVE the idea of RTR, but haven’t one it before. I have a wedding this summer and I think I’m going to try it – any tips?!

    • Yes I would totally recommend RTR! It can be nerve-wrecking the first time haha so I would have a plan B dress lined up JUST in case (I’ve never had to, they’ve fit every time, but just in case). A lot of times they’ll have pictures up of “real” people who have rented and you can look at people who have similar measurements to you and see what they say about the fit. I always have dresses for Saturday delivered by Thursday so I have that extra day, since you have 4 days to rent and can’t return it Sunday because there is no mail. For the dress I wore this past weekend they actually delivered it Tuesday which was really nice, sometimes if it’s available they’ll just give it to you earlier so you can keep it longer. 🙂

  2. I think I’m passed learning how to link, but I know I must so I’m going to read up on it this week – no more excuses. Glad all your plans are going so well. I love the lead-up-to and weddings themselves – such great fun and beautiful memories.

      • You’re most certainly welcome, Rachel and congrats again on your upcoming wedding – a fantastic day awaits!
        ps My husband and I always joke that we didn’t know 3/4’s of the people at our reception. Many of them were wearing trench coats (my father – retired- had been an FBI agent for 20 yrs) 😉

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