High Five for Friday

Well, it’s that time again folks!
This week for me was one filled with happiness and excitement, both personally and professionally; however, there always was a little dark cloud hanging over my head. 
As I don’t think I’m the only one, the loss of Robin Williams earlier this week really sent me for a loop. I’ve felt a lot of sadness as the result of his death, and I have shed lots of tears over it. Some of you may think that’s ridiculous since I obviously didn’t know him personally, but the memories he gave me while growing up are ones that I hold close – Dead Poet’s Society pretty much changed my life when I saw it for the first time in high school. As I and everybody else in the world mourns this significant loss, I only can pray that his family and children can heal and find peace. Jimmy Fallon put it best the other night – “O Captain, my Captain! You will be missed.” 
Okay, now that I’m teary-eyed for the millionth time this week, let’s move onto happier things. Wherever you are and whatever your plans are for the weekend, have a great time! Here’s a recap of my week. 

1. A visit from my parents was exactly what I needed last weekend. I hadn’t spent more than five minutes with mom since May, which is an extremely long time for us. Our afternoon together was filled with great conversation, lots of laughs, and a lot of spoiling Finley. He’s one lucky pup, I tell ya.

2. When it’s Ryan’s weekend to work, we really cherish our evenings together. We always seem to have the deepest and best conversations over dinner, and I forever am grateful when that guy reaches across the table to take my hand and tell me that everything will be okay. 

3. Target, as always, has the best items on clearance right now. I scored this pair of sandals – which are extremely comfortable – for a mere $9.88. I may just go back and get them in pink, too.

4. I’m a strong believer that dogs can sense when their owners are not themselves, whether they are sick, sad, etc. Tuesday was my most emotional day in light of what I discussed above, and Finn was eager to stay by my side and snuggle all day long. I wasn’t about to turn down his short nap on my lap in the middle of the kitchen floor. 

5. Ryan and I had an impromptu date night Wednesday to celebrate what was a great day, and we found the cutest brewery on the river in West Bend, Wis. We most definitely will be back, maybe even to permanently live … more on that at a later date!
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  1. ElleSees.blogspot.com wrote:

    that is so true! my pup always knows when i'm sick or down!

    Posted 10.9.14 Reply
  2. That picture of Finley sleeping is so sweet- I think pets always can sense when something isn't totally right! So glad you could spend some quality time with your parents this week!

    Posted 10.9.14 Reply
  3. Thank you! It was a random TJMaxx find – only $20!

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  4. Thanks, lady! Hope you're having a fun time camping!

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  5. Ha ha, at the moment not so much since he likes to eat anything and everything in our yard. He will have to get his teeth brushed soon. 🙂

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  6. I'm glad I'm not the only one that was upset about Robin Williams – it was just so sudden and of course sad the way it happened. At least his legacy will live on in all those movies that we can watch!

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  7. Thanks, lady! Hope you've had a good weekend!

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  8. I hope your Target had some – they are so comfortable! Happy Sunday. 🙂

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  9. Thanks, lady! That runner was a TJMaxx find. Hope you're having a good weekend!

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  10. Thanks, lady! Hope you're having a good weekend. 🙂

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  11. I'm glad I'm not the only one that thinks so – they are very good at sensing those things!

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  12. Thanks, girl!

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  13. Right?! And, they are so comfy – I am impressed! Hope you're having a good weekend. 🙂

    Posted 8.17.14 Reply
  14. Love your sandals but also that runner- very cute!

    Posted 8.15.14 Reply
  15. Becky M wrote:

    Love the sandals! And yay for parents visiting! Have a great weekend!
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  16. Oh that face…I can't even! I bet he has like the best puppy breath ever!

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  17. Em wrote:

    I felt the same way about Robin Williams and still mourning! I felt like a part of my childhood was lost. I truly believe that pets can sense when their humans are feeling off. Yay for puppy snuggles!! 🙂 Fin is adorable!

    Posted 8.15.14 Reply
  18. I just picked up a pair of Target clearance shoes this week, too! Can't beat the prices 🙂 Hope things start looking up for you soon and that you have a wonderful weekend!!

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  19. Aimee Rose wrote:

    It is truly amazing how pets can sense when you need some support, my cats do the same thing! The sandals are cute, I might need to check if my Target has some, enjoy your weekend!

    Posted 8.15.14 Reply
  20. Biana Perez wrote:

    Love those new sandals and the rug!! Love all the photos of Finn – he's just the cutest!! Hope you have a great weekend!

    Posted 8.15.14 Reply
  21. I've been reading stories about and tributes to RW all week and have gotten teary eyed at every one of them! I'm glad you got to spend some time with your momma!

    Posted 8.15.14 Reply
  22. Caitlin S. wrote:

    Impromptu dates are always the best! We did that last weekend and it was so much fun.

    Love the sandals! I will have to check our target next time I'm there, I could use a new pair of sandals, and you can't beat that kind of deal! Have a great weekend 🙂

    Posted 8.15.14 Reply