Friday, February 14, 2014

High Five for Friday!!

This week flew by for me probably because I'm looking forward to the weekend and have fun plans to celebrate with my Valentine :)  Plus it's Olive's 1st Valentine's Day.  You better believe that we've been reading Valentine's Day books, wearing lots of red + hearts and giving lots of kisses.

Here are the best parts of my week:

1. I won a contest recently for a gift certificate to Gussy Sews shop.  I decided on a fun wristlet and then had it monogrammed.  I am excited to throw my wallet and phone in it when I want to run a quick errands sans diaper bag :)

2. I finally gave in and tried this boxed mix for Snickerdoodles and they were AMAZING!  My husband loves Snickerdoodles and I've never cared for them so I had never made them.  My sister recommended these and I'm dying to go back and buy more at the store.  You just add water and butter to the mix and they are delicious!  I would have never in a million years thought that I'd love a boxed mix of cookies since I'm such a baked goods snob :)

3. I did a fun DIY project with my daughter for Valentine's day.
It was so easy and I love having her cute hand/foot prints on display.
Here's how I did it.
 4. I wanted to plan some fun, inexpensive date night options so I gathered all of our gift cards, coupons and deals and made a list on the refrigerator for reference.  So now when we want to have a date night, we don't have to over think things because our options are all clearly listed out.  I also wrote out a detailed menu for the next week or so to make dinner selection each night a breeze.

 5. Olive is getting busier and busier each day.  She's about 8.5 months old and her favorite toys right now are not toys at all.  She LOVES her paci leash and the caps to her bottles.  She's thinks they are so much fun and she likes to give a sly smile when she's playing with them.  Note to self: Don't spend a ton of money on baby toys :)

My Finish This statements for the week:
I celebrate Valentine's Day by...
writing my husband a card, wearing pink and red, dinner out and spending time together.

My heart goes pitter-patter for...

When looking for romance, my best advice is...
best friends make great husbands.

My favorite love story (real or fiction) is...
Rosalee & Pete from Win a Date with Tad Hamilton

The best relationship/love/dating advice I ever received was...
always talk.

Hope you have a great weekend!!!
Thanks for stopping by.


  1. I can be a baked goods snob, but there's a couple different boxed mixes out there that are amazingly delicious. I use one for cinnamon streusel muffins that is irresistible!

  2. Stopping by Alissa's coffee date to say...that your daughter is precious (and I love her name--Olive--how adorable!!). Also, I am 29 weeks pregnant, craving sweets, and just added that Snickerdoodle mix to my grocery list. :) Happy Weekend!

    -Lindsay @

  3. I'm loving that sweet Valentine card - what a perfect holiday craft for little ones!

  4. Congrats on winning the contest!! So fun!! Mmm... snickerdoodles :) I heart your valentine art! So precious! Have a fabulous Valentine's Day!!

  5. Visiting from the link up. Love that valentine you guys made. So cute!!! Olive is so adorable!

  6. I love the date night fridge idea!!! And OLIVE IS ADORABLE!!!

  7. Your little Olive is super cute! Hope you have a great Valentine's Day, stopping by from the link up!

  8. Clever idea about the date night options! I might be stealing that one from you :)


I LOVE hearing from you!! Thanks for taking the time to leave sweet comments; I enjoy reading every one of them.