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


5 on Friday


Trying this 5 on Friday thing and linking up to Cheers Y’all – I like this idea!

  1. Baby shower
    I’m headed to Buffalo for the day tomorrow to shower my beautiful friend Erin with baby blessings! She is a pharmacist living in Greenville, SC but Buffalo is her hometown (and a convenient drive for me :)) I can’t wait to see her and hug her baby bump! When I found out she was pregnant I sent her this adorable little gift I found on Etsy because we both love sushi so much but I knew she wouldn’t be able to have it for  awhile – I thought this was close second! If you look closely it’s actually wash cloths and towels.
  2. GO CUSE!
    That’s right – it’s March Madness time and my hometown team is in the tourney! We’ll be heading to a local pub tomorrow night to watch them (hopefully) beat Dayton and move on to the next round! Who are you rooting for?
  3. Frozen
    So, I think I am the only person left on the planet who still hasn’t seen Frozen, yet I keep hearing all these parodies that are cracking me up. I heard this one in the car on the way to work today and could not stop laughing. Check out Let it Goat here
  4. Protein
    As part of my journey on the way back to a better mental health and overall well-being, I am going to start trying to incorporate way more protein in to my diet. I don’t eat horribly now but I could definitely do a better job. I think I am going to start trying these organic protein shakes by Orgain. Has anyone had success with protein shakes? Also trying to incorporate a lot more chicken and fish in to my diet.
  5. GIRLS
    I reluctantly began watching Girls on HBO recently and have now become (not so) secretly obsessed. But even more so obsessed with music on the show. It’s gotten me back in to trying to discover new bands and music which I love, but also reminded me of old favorites. I’ve been listening to Fleet Foxes on Pandora all week and can’t stop!

Have a great weekend, everybody! xo