High Five for Friday

Happy Friday, all!
It was a busier week than normal around here; between work, running errands, taking care of Finn + a vet appointment, and spending time with Ryan, I’m starting to feel like a soccer mom. Not that there is anything wrong with soccer moms … you get where I’m going with that.
I’m keeping my fingers crossed that this weekend can be one of relaxation out on the patio soaking up the last of the summertime sun rays, which then probably will be followed by Finn digging up something in the yard and ending with me chasing him around. Ah, this is my new normal!
Wherever you are and whatever your plans are for the weekend, I hope you have a good one! Here are some highlights from the past week. 

1. Remember last week when I had a little brainstorming sesh with myself? Well, that carried into this week as well, and I continue to be more inspired and motivated everyday by my little space on the Web and by all my blogger girls out there. I suppose it really has just hit me lately how much this blog means to me and what a big part of my life it has become – I really never thought that would happen!
2. With all these grand ideas and amped up organization, it was only natural that I needed a new planner. Enter Kate Spade. I’ve wanted a KS planner for several years, but I never bit the bullet because I couldn’t justify the price. Well, this year, it didn’t matter; I simply couldn’t resist the patterns that were available! 

3. I’m the first to admit that I’ve been slacking in the cooking department these days. Sometimes, it’s just too hot and humid to be slaving away over the stove! However, Tuesday nights are my dinner-for-one evenings because of Ryan’s work schedule, so I treated myself to my angel hair pasta with shrimp scampi and non-vodka cream sauce. I hadn’t had it in quite some time, and oh boy – it was heavenly. 

4. I’m not a big drinker – I never have been and probably never will be. There is something, though, rather refreshing about a Mike’s Hard Lemonade with dinner on a warm summer night. Bonus that it matched my outfit that day, too. 

5. Of course I will close out today’s post with a picture of my little man. He sure loves the outdoors and sunshine! 

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  1. 8.11.14

    I am loving those Kate Spade planners– I'm still on the fence about getting one, but think I'll wait for the 12 month if I can hold off πŸ™‚

  2. 8.9.14

    I'm absolutely loving it!

  3. 8.9.14

    Thanks, lady!

  4. 8.9.14

    Thanks, girl! Hope you're having a great weekend.

  5. 8.9.14

    Ha ha, I'm not a beer drinker (yes, I live in Milwaukee), so Mike's lemonade and hard cider is as close as I get. πŸ™‚

  6. 8.9.14

    Yes, I think every blogger needs that planner. πŸ™‚

  7. 8.9.14

    Love the KS planner and that pasta even more!

  8. 8.9.14

    Thanks, girl! Hope you're enjoying your time in Chicago!

  9. 8.9.14

    I don't necessarily always have a lot to write in my planner, either – I just have a weakness for planners and school supplies. πŸ™‚

  10. 8.9.14

    The planner is just perfect – probably the best one I've ever owned. Hope you're having a great weekend!

  11. 8.9.14

    Thanks, girl! Hope you're having a good weekend!

  12. 8.8.14
    taylor said:

    looks like you had a great week! that planner is gorgeous!

  13. 8.8.14

    I was So close to getting the Kate planner – hope you end up liking it. It's so cute. As is the pup πŸ˜‰

  14. 8.8.14
    Mia- MakeMeUpMia said:

    Little Finn in the sun, so cute. Loved the pool pic too πŸ™‚ Hope you have a good relazxing weekend! Oh and I love your planner!

  15. 8.8.14
    Debra Stachelski said:

    Looking forward to seeing you and the "little man" today!

  16. 8.8.14
    Jo Elizabeth said:

    Your pup is just too too cute! Ah, Mike's Hard Limeade. Brings me back to my HS days πŸ˜‰ I hope your weekend is a little quieter and relaxing!

  17. 8.8.14

    Love how cute that planner is – I might just have to get one for myself! πŸ™‚ Hope you get that relaxing weekend, I'm hoping for one as well!

  18. 8.8.14
    Kristen Warren said:

    oh my gosh i need that kate spade planner. gorgeous! mmm that pasta looks delish!

  19. 8.8.14

    You and Biana are killing me with your Kate Spade planners. SWOON! Love it. Hope you have a nice, relaxing weekend!

  20. 8.8.14
    Pamela said:

    I love that Kate Spade planner! It's so pretty and useful…. except I don't have that many things that I need a planner so it would remain pretty empty πŸ™ Love that picture of Finn, he is so cute! Happy Friday!

    <3, Pamela

  21. 8.8.14
    Biana Perez said:

    I'm so happy you're liking the KS planner as much as I do – there is so much space to write and it's just so pretty lol! I totally agree with #1 – so much inspiration out there in the blogging world and it's amazing how much this little space begins to me to you!! Hope you have a wonderful and relaxing weekend!

  22. 8.8.14
    Rachel Emily said:

    Yum! I love a Mikes with dinner on a hot night too! Also, your dog is ADORABLE! Have a great weekend, girl!