Friday, July 18, 2014

Friday's Five

- the most fun birthday surprise from Christian - my own Tiffany's blue beach cruiser complete with a cup holder! - 

- holding on to several adorable birthday cards I can't toss (desk reveal with Design Darling and Eva Rose soon!) - 

- seeing Jersey Boys for the second time and listening to the soundtrack all week -

- new YSL treats-

- adding some leopard into our den -

Christian and I plan to spend a quiet weekend at home after a fun birthday weekend away, and I need to get back in home-organization mode.   We are getting there, but still needing a coffee table, fig leaf tree for the den and our guest bedroom is full of the extra knick-knacks and boxes we haven't utilized = clutter central.  I'm hoping I can buckle down and take care of these last bits so we can be fully settled.

Some of my favorite birthday surprises were a lemon tree, lime tree, beach cruiser (total surprise!), new desk and ghost chair.  Thank you so much for all of your birthday wishes on instagram - y'all truly made the day feel so special!  I must admit I also asked for a rumba due to Bailey's enormous amounts of shedding, but somehow Dr. Barnes missed that it looks like I'll be giving it to myself - a must if Queen Bailey continues to rule the house.

Lastly and most importantly, I can't thank all of you enough for your comments, emails and texts about my sweet Lula LaShonda last week.  Some of you shared your own stories of your own precious pets that you loved and lost over the years and y'all have truly comforted me.  I must share our pets aren't "allowed" to sleep in our bedroom at night but since her diagnosis, this little kitty has found herself stretched out between Christian and me every night.  My girlfriend Amy shared this story of a tripawd labrador's last day on earth (a double whammy since I have a labrador AND a tripawd cat) and I sat at my desk with tears rolling down my cheeks as I read the touching story.  I am grateful for the time I've had with Lula and feel blessed she chose me to spend her last years with.

Have an amazing weekend and don't forget to enter the $500 West Elm giveaway! XO - 


  1. Lucky you!!! I've been dropping hints about a beach cruiser all year. But I keep hearing 'You need a REAL bike'!!! Ugh!!! Anyhoo, great gifts and glad you had a fabu birthday!!!

  2. That bike is amazing!! What a great birthday gift :)

    Heather | Port City Prescription

  3. Your beach cruiser is amazing!! I recently treated myself to a bike with a little basket and it has changed my life! Biking will give you lots mini-adventures that can take you out of your daily ordinary life. Enjoy!!


    1. I love it - the basket makes such a huge difference, right!?

  4. you got some amazing gifts for your birthday! so jealous of the cruiser, i know you will use that so much and have a blast!

    i haven't seen the musical version of jersey boys but we went and saw the movie two weeks ago and i LOVED it! my husband said it was pretty good compared to the musical, too.

    xo mk
    gold-hatted lover

    1. I CAN'T WAIT to see the movie - so jealz you already saw it!!! I've heard mixed reviews so I'm so glad you said it was good!!!

  5. Loved Jersey Boys the musical! And am insanely jealous of your new bike! A cup holder?? Awesome!


  6. Loved Jersey Boys! And loving your new bike. Perfect color. Good luck getting settled! :)


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