High Five for Friday

Hello, Friday!

How was everybody’s week? I, for one, am glad that my week is ending on a higher note than it started on. I took a pretty nasty fall down our stairs Tuesday morning, so it has taken a few days for me to move around normally again without feeling stiff and sore. I’m looking forward to getting back in the gym and hopefully out around the neighborhood with Finn for a walk if the weather cooperates!

Here’s a quick recap of the week. 

1. There’s officially paint on the walls and a new couch in our family room! *happy dance* I couldn’t be happier with how everything is (finally) coming together. We also have new carpet picked out, a coffee table on its way from Pier 1, and two wing-back sitting chairs coming from Wayfair. Our DIY built-ins also are coming along nicely – Ryan hasn’t lost any fingers yet using the table saw, so I consider that a success. #winning

2. No birthday of mine is complete without my mom baking a Pillsbury Funfetti cake – I’ve had a funfetti cake on my birthday every. single. year. for as long as I can remember. Lucky for me, there’s always lots leftover – Ryan isn’t a big cake guy – so I’ve been indulging in a piece for dessert every night this week.

3. Who else saw the season finale of Downton Abbey this week? Was it just me, or did some of you feel all the feelings, too?! I was crying, both tears of happiness and sadness, during the entire two hours. I’m already dreading the year-long wait for the next (and final!) season to begin.

4. I finally joined Poshmark! A lot of bloggers recently have shared their experience with the app and how great it is for selling clothes, so I thought it was worth a shot. If you’re on there, be sure to follow my closet – I’m planning to post quite a few items this weekend!

5. It’s so hard to believe that our little Finny is 10 months old! Thank goodness that he’s still as cute and loveable as ever – it makes it easier to not stay mad at him when he chews up his daddy’s slippers.

Have a great weekend!

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  1. 5.9.15

    I have basically the entire season of Downton to catch up on and I'm so excited because I've heard its been good! Obsessed with your new couch- having a sectional is forever on my wish list! I used to love funfetti but haven't had it in years– now I want to make some cupcakes!

  2. 5.9.15

    I can't believe this week was the finale of Downton already! Didn't it just start back up?! I hate that we have to wait a year too. Love the new couch you guys got and can't wait to see the living room progress! Have a great weekend!

  3. 3.9.15

    Thanks for your concern, Nichole! Luckily, I'm feeling back to normal. I definitely don't care to repeat that anytime soon!

  4. 3.9.15

    My mom asks me every year if I want something different, in which I respond with something like "are you crazy?!" Lol, love that funfetti cake! Finn definitely still has puppy fluff going on – and it's currently shedding all over my house!

  5. 3.9.15

    Thanks, girl – it definitely shook me up a bit, but luckily I fell back and not forward. Definitely not one of my finer moments or one I care to repeat anytime soon!

  6. 3.9.15

    Thanks, Elle! I can't believe DA is over either – now onto waiting an entire year for the next season.

  7. 3.9.15

    Thanks, girl! It's from Ashley Furniture – we got it at a great price during their President's Day sale. Happy Monday!

  8. 3.9.15

    Thanks so much! It definitely wasn't one of my finer moments, but luckily it wasn't as bad as it could've been.

  9. 3.9.15

    Thank you so much! It's finally coming together. 🙂

  10. 3.9.15

    Glad I'm not the only one!

  11. 3.9.15

    Thanks, girlie! Hope you had a good weekend!

  12. 3.9.15

    Thanks, mom!

  13. 3.9.15

    I'll do my best with no more stair accidents – wasn't one of my finer moments, that's for sure. My cake was delicious!

  14. 3.9.15

    Thanks, lady! Still a long ways to go, but at least progress is being made. You know how it goes. 🙂

  15. 3.9.15

    Thanks, lady! Those pillows actually came with the couch, and I think I'll actually use them! I agree with you about Downton – it's reached the point where it needs to end, so I'm glad they aren't going to drag it on and essentially ruin it.

  16. 3.9.15

    I know – it's complete torture waiting a whole year for the next season. At least they left us on a good note!

  17. 3.9.15

    You will LOVE Downton – it was such a great season. I only get funfetti cake once a year, so I definitely savor every piece of it!

  18. 3.9.15

    Thank you!

  19. 3.9.15

    I couldn't agree more!

  20. 3.9.15

    Thank you! He is a lab/mini schnauzer mix. We like to call him our mini-lab!

  21. 3.9.15

    Right?! I've definitely figured that out!

  22. 3.9.15

    I know the feeling! Our entire house – ceiling included – are painted in a white, semi-gloss paint. It's been a real joy to paint over. 🙂

  23. 3.9.15

    This is my first time ordering from Wayfair, too, so I'm anxious to see how the chairs are – I'll be sure to report back!

  24. 3.9.15

    Thanks, girl! I think you would love Poshmark – you can find some great stuff at great prices!

  25. 3.9.15

    Love your new couch, can't wait to see it all together – I often measure DIY projects success by the lack of injury! Glad to hear your feeling better after your fall. Funfetti cake is the way to go, love that stuff, and even better that your hubby leaves it for you (mine would eat it all!) I'm going to have to check out Poshmark, hope you had a good weekend!

  26. 3.9.15

    Sounds like your living room is coming along! I haven't ordered from Wayfair yet, but I love a lot of their stuff. Can't wait to see what your chairs look like!

    Thanks for linking up!

  27. 3.8.15

    That cake looks yummy, and I can't believe Finn is 10 months old! It looks like your family room is coming along. I can't wait to have some paint (any room, any color) up on our walls. This all-white oasis is for the birds.

    Thanks for linking up with us at H54F!

  28. 3.7.15

    awww your dog is adorbs. and yay for accomplishing house projects! I feel like they are never ending – one ends, another one starts!

  29. 3.6.15
    Ashley said:

    Finny is adorable! How cute! What kind of dog is he?

  30. 3.6.15
    Jessica said:

    It's so nice to get small/big projects done! They can really change a room's vibe!

    xo, Jessica || The Petite Diaries

  31. 3.6.15

    funfetti is my favorite, too! enjoy and love the new couch! looks great…

  32. 3.6.15
    Nadia said:

    I looove your new sofa, and those throw pillows I see in the bag! So classic! I watched Downton while it was on in the UK and now I can't even remember what happened in the finale! As sad as it is that it will be the final season, I'm glad they're not dragging it on forever. It'll be just long enough to be fun to rewatch in a couple of years!

  33. 3.6.15

    Ahhh look at you guys go!! Love the new couch and the color on the walls – can't wait to see it all coming together! And happy happy 10 months to Finn! Have a great weekend 🙂

  34. 3.6.15
    Debra Stachelski said:

    I forgot to mention I love the new couch and how the room is coming along – look forward to the final reveal!

  35. 3.6.15
    Debra Stachelski said:

    Please, no more falls down the stairs, I can't take the worry! Glad you enjoyed your cake, have to admit I enjoyed it, too! I have to binge-watch Downton, so mad I haven't seen it yet. And who could ever get mad at Finny, cutie pie that he is! Have a good weekend, warmer weather is coming!

  36. 3.6.15

    Yay for paint on the walls and the new couch!! I love funfetti cake but i haven't had it in years. That picture of Finn is so cute too. 🙂 Have a wonderful weekend lady!!

  37. 3.6.15
    Kaley said:

    That is my favorite old school cake as well! Happy birthday!



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  38. 3.6.15
    Pinky said:

    That room is gorgeous, lady! Just gorgeous!

    Your puppy is super cute, too!

  39. 3.6.15

    Finn is so cute! That cake looks delicious! And I'm so glad you're feeling better after that nasty sounding fall!

    Her Heartland Soul

  40. 3.6.15
    Jenn said:

    Finny is so cute!!! That face!!
    Loving the sofa you guys got–it's the perfect shade of gray. And not losing fingers is always a plus lol
    Have a great weekend!!

  41. 3.6.15
    ElleSees.blogspot.com said:

    loving the couch!!! i am glad you had some yummy cake. i think thats sweet you always have it. i can't believe DA is over. shortest season ever.

  42. 3.6.15
    Biana Perez said:

    Oh gosh girl so glad you are ok from your fall…that's pretty scary!! I love the new couch – the color is perfect and I can't wait to see the room come together!!! Finn is just so cute!! Hope you have a great weekend!! xo, Biana – BlovedBoston

  43. 3.6.15
    Pamela said:

    OMG I'm glad you're feeling better from that fall! How scary! That funfetti cake looks amazing! I think that's a pretty great tradition. I usually try to have strawberry cake every year on my birthday. Finn is so cute! He still has that puppy fluff going on! Happy Friday girl!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

  44. 3.6.15
    Nichole said:

    Oh my goodness 🙁 I'm so sorry you took that fall, but I'm glad you aren't feeling as stiff and sore. Continue to take it easy until you feel 100% better. Finny is so stinken cute! Have a great weekend Karly!