High Five for Friday

Seriously, TGIF. As you know from yesterday’s post, it’s been a rough week around here so I’m welcoming the weekend with open arms.
I am headed back to Iowa tomorrow for Megan’s bachelorette party! (You know, that one wedding that Ryan and I are standing up for in July and I’ve mentioned several times). I’ve been working on some little surprises the past couple weeks for her big night, and I am simply looking forward to a reunion with some of my close college girlfriends and a girls night out. Megan, if you’re reading this, get ready!
Wherever you are and whatever your plans are for the weekend, I hope you have a great time! Here’s some highlights from my week.

1. Ryan and I had not one, but TWO impromptu date nights last weekend, and both nights were spent at the movie theater. We saw Maleficient and Fault In Our Stars. I loved both movies, and I highly recommend them to everybody. If you’re a big Disney person (like I am), you really will enjoy the twist on the classic story of Sleeping Beauty. And, what can I say about the other one? You will cry – from both happiness and sadness – so don’t say I didn’t warn you. I’m looking forward to reading the book now! 

2. If you own a Keurig and like iced coffee, you MUST try this stuff. It’s perfect for summer when you don’t want hot coffee but still need a caffeine fix. I just fill up one of my mason jar mugs with ice and then brew a medium cup (the middle button). It’s so delicious.

3. I seriously am having a love affair with this dress that I picked up on my last trip to the Banana Republic outlet. It’s great to throw on for running errands, but I easily could dress it up for dinner or a night out.  

4. Well, I’m sure you can guess by this picture what I’ve been doing whenever I have a free moment. It’s my new guilty pleasure – I literally am hooked and can’t stop watching it!

5. I just want to take a quick second to wish all the dad’s out there a happy early Father’s Day, especially my own dad. I am the luckiest girl to have been raised by a strong and compassionate man, and I am thankful everyday for your support, wisdom and humor. I simply couldn’t do what I do (and try to do) without your encouragement and love. Thank you for being my dad! 

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  1. 6.16.14

    Yes, seasons 1-4 are on Netflix now. And, yeah for date nights!

  2. 6.16.14

    Right?! I'm almost done with season 4 on Netflix, and then I can start watching it weekly!

  3. 6.16.14

    Thanks, Mree!

  4. 6.16.14

    It was a great weekend to recharge! My husband really enjoyed the movie, despite being surrounded by a bunch of crying people, so hopefully your husband will agree to go. It's a great movie!

  5. 6.16.14

    Thanks, lady! Let me know if you try the coffee – it's a winner in my book.

  6. 6.16.14

    Thank you! And isn't that coffee the best? I can't get enough.

  7. 6.16.14

    Thank you!

  8. 6.16.14

    Ha, good plan to wait for it to come to Netflix! You could've heard a pin drop in the movie theater – everybody was sobbing!

  9. 6.16.14

    Hey, Kat! I'm so happy that you stopped over – I love meeting other bloggers that are in Wisconsin!

  10. 6.16.14

    I haven't read the book yet, but now I can't wait to! The movie was one of the best that I've seen in a long time.

  11. 6.16.14

    Love PLL! I started watching last winter and was hooked – I watched all of the seasons in like two weeks! And I still need to read Fault In Our Stars.. everyone is raving about it! Did you read the book, too?

  12. 6.14.14

    Pretty Little Liars!! I read today they they were renewed for a sixth and seventh season too.. Say what??!! lol. Have fun catching up!! Happy weekend!

  13. 6.13.14
    Kat Kuehl said:

    Hey Karly! Just found your blog through the link up with Lauren Elizabeth. I went to school in Milwaukee, and currently live in Northeastern Wisconsin… small world! I love that Banana Republic dress, and am looking forward to trying that iced coffee. Yum!

    Happy weekend!

  14. 6.13.14
    Britt @Perpetually Daydreaming said:

    Yum! That iced coffee sounds so good. I'm new to the keurig, so I appreciate the recommendation. I'm waiting to see The Fault in Our Stars until it comes out on DVD so I am not a hot, crying mess at the theaters! haha. I'm hooked on PLL too. Have a great weekend!

  15. 6.13.14
    pikkuneitti said:

    I love your hair!!
    Happy Friday from Germany

  16. 6.13.14

    Totally making one of those iced coffees when I get home they are my favorite! Loving that dress on you especially with the gold accents!

  17. 6.13.14
    Mia- MakeMeUpMia said:

    Ooohhh thanks for the coffee recommendation! LOVE that dress girl πŸ™‚ What a blessing to get 2 impromptu date nights! Have a great weekend!

  18. 6.13.14

    That iced coffee sounds super yummy! I so want to see Fault in Our Stars, I've heard from multiple people now to be prepared for tears, now I just have to convince my husband to go with me! I hope you have a great time this weekend, I'm sure it will help you to recharge to be with some of your great friends! Have fun!

  19. 6.13.14
    Mree said:

    Love your wedding dress. Beautiful picture. Will have to try those K-cups.

    Best, Mree

  20. 6.13.14
    Brittani and Katie - Pleasantl said:

    love love love PLL, like seriously every tuesday night for a new episode cannot come soon enough! Have fun this weekend πŸ™‚

    Brittani and Katie

  21. 6.13.14

    Hooray for Friday…and for a girls weekend! Have a blast with Megan! πŸ™‚ I will be working on the giveaway for the blog!

  22. 6.13.14

    Oh I had no idea PLL was on Netflix now! Thank goodness!! And def want to see Malificient- maybe I'll get my own date night!

  23. 6.13.14

    Ha ha – if you do get into PLL, prepare yourself. You literally won't be able to stop watching. Have a great weekend!!

  24. 6.13.14

    Sleeping Beauty is my all-time favorite Disney princess – you should watch it! I think it's like 70 minutes. With that said, you definitely can still see Maleficient – you don't really need to have any background to get what's going on. I really think you'll love those Kcups! I rarely get excited about things like that these days, and I think they are scrumptious. That dress has been worn multiple times already, and I think I only paid $15 for it since it was their super sale item the day that I was in there – score! That's one of my favorite photos of my dad and I from my wedding – it was right before I started crying while walking down the aisle, ha! Okay, now we both have long comments. πŸ™‚ Have a great weekend!

  25. 6.13.14
    Biana Perez said:

    I'm so happy that I haven't gotten into PLL – yet… Love the new dress that you picked up from BR – the color is really pretty!! Hope you have a great time at the bachelorette party this weekend! Happy Weekend!

  26. 6.13.14

    Thank you! The necklace is from Kohl's of all places – I wear it with everything. Thanks for stopping by!

  27. 6.13.14

    That's one of my favorite pictures of Dad and I from the wedding – right before I started my blubbering down the aisle!

  28. 6.13.14
    carly said:

    I actually think Sleeping Beauty is one of the Disney movies I never saw growing up! I kind of know the story, but for some reason I don't remember seeing it at all– that being said I still want to see Malificent- it looks like it was so well done! And yay for double date night! I'm going to look for those k-cups– anytime I buy any aside from the regular ones I use, I don't end up liking them and then I waste an entire box! I will trust your judgement though & give those a try because I love iced coffee πŸ˜‰ I love that dress- that color is perfect for you! Outlet shopping is seriously the best- you can find such great things. That's such a great photo of you and your dad! Your dress is so gorgeous! And now that, that's the longest comment ever… I hope you have a great weekend! It sounds like it will be a fun one!

  29. 6.13.14
    Tabitha Rice said:

    That dress is so pretty on you! and I seriously LOVE that necklace! Have a great weekend!

  30. 6.13.14
    Debra Stachelski said:

    Love that picture of you and your Dad, brings back very happy memories! Have fun with your "girlies" this weekend!

  31. 6.13.14
    Becky M said:

    Yay for bachelorette parties!! And that green dress is so pretty!