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High Five for Friday

High Five for Friday

Hey there- we made it to the weekend! Today I’m excited to be linking up with Della at Della Devoted, Katie at Cup of Tea, and Tif at Bright on a Budget for my first High Five for Friday! It’s been kind of busy around here lately, but I managed to narrow down my favorites from this week to the top five. Here we go…

My son and I made Mix and Match Mama’s Orange Spice Cookies for the first time a few days ago – and they’ve definitely become a new favorite! I knew just looking at the recipe that they’d be yummy, but I didn’t expect them to disappear from the cookie jar quite so fast. If you have any spare time this weekend, you must make these – I promise you’ll love them! The recipe uses a cake mix as a base, so it’s a fairly simple one to put together quickly. We may be making another batch tomorrow!

Orange Spice Cookies

 

Friday Favorites Two

I feel like I might be a bit late to the utility vest party, but when I walked by this version that Target rolled out for spring I decided to throw it in my cart and join in the fun. I feel like some vests I’ve tried in the past have kind of swallowed me up (I’m 5’2 and a half – that “half” is important to me ;)), but I think I can pull this one off. I like that it hits just below the hips and has an adjustable drawstring waist for a more tailored fit. I paired it with my lace hem striped shirt to add a hint of girliness to the look, but it also works great over a black long sleeve tee for an edgier vibe.

Green Cargo Vestutility vest, striped shirt, skinny jeans, similar brown boots

 

Favorite Things Three

Have you been following the adventures of The Piano Guys over on their YouTube Channel? My kids love them, so when we got last-minute tickets to their concert it made for a perfect family outing. If you’re unfamiliar, they do mash-ups of classical pieces with modern-day music and film themselves playing in epic locations, like on top of The Great Wall of China. Just to clarify, that’s ON TOP of The Great Wall of China, playing a PIANO and a CELLO. I’d love to see the behind the scenes footage on exactly how they pulled that off. These guys are crazy talented, funny story-tellers, and full of gratitude for their success. And I love that they managed to weave a very inspirational message into their show about what can happen when hard work, patience and finding your passion come together.

The Piano Guys

 

Friday Favorites Four

I’ve always been one to gravitate towards anything peach, but since starting this blog a few weeks ago I have to admit that I’ve become somewhat peach-obsessed. Just ask my teenage daughter, who had to wait for me several times while we shopped together with this week as I oohed and aahed over all of the little peach treasures I found (to her credit, she was very patient with me). I usually stick to my tried and true Sweet Pea lotion when Bath and Body Works has a sale, but their Pretty as a Peach line smells scrumptious and is going to be my new favorite scent for spring!

Bath & Body Works PeachesPretty as a Peach

 

We walked by this Too Faced display and what really caught my attention is the fact this eyeshadow palette actually smells like peaches. Say what?! My daughter informed me that they also have a chocolate palette that smells like, well, chocolate, so I guess it’s kind of their thing. The shadow colors are pretty great, too. Lots of neutrals to pick from and a few bold colors to play around with as well. Click on the link below the picture to see all of the different shades up close!

Too Faced Peaches PaletteToo Faced Sweet Peach

 

I felt like this lipstick at the Mac Counter was calling my name… literally! Peach Blossom is from their Cremesheen line, which translates into a subtle shimmer when applied. It’s a new favorite of mine to wear alone for a natural look, or over my other favorite shade – Syrup – to add a bit of shine.

Peach Blossom Mac LipstickPeach Blossom Lipstick

 

Favorite Things Five

I’ve been putting together outfits for my upcoming beach vacation, and I’ve officially decided that this one is a favorite. The wrap is going to be perfect for throwing over my shoulders at night if it gets chilly, and I love the turquoise pendant against the black maxi dress. I always wear wedges with maxi dresses to give me a little extra height, and this pair is lightweight and comfy to walk around in. As an added bonus, they’ll look cute with my white skinny jeans and shorts, so I’ll save some room in my suitcase. For more outfit inspiration, check out my Must-Have Pieces for a Beach Vacation.

Beach Vacation Outfit

similar maxi dress, necklace, similar earrings, wrap, sunglasses, wedges

I love reading all of your comments, so don’t be shy! Scroll down and tell me about some of your favorites from this week!

4 Comments

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    peggy van lake

    March 3, 2017

    As always, a lot of great ideas and product finds. I just watched the Piano Guys. I never heard of them. They’re very entertaining. I may have told you about 2Cellos. They have great videos to showcase their music. They are wild cello players! I’m going to look into the Mac lipstick. I have a drawer full of lipsticks I thought were the one. Little by little I am going through them and tossing the losers. Maybe your recommendations could be my answer.

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      Kristen

      March 3, 2017

      I’ll have to check out 2Cellos! Anything to keep the kids motivated to practice! Let me know how your lipstick hunt goes 🙂

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    Melissa

    March 4, 2017

    You’re darling in the vest!! I’m 4’11 and a half…believe me, I get how important it is!! Have you tried Kiss My Face’s Peaches and Creme? It’s heavenly! Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!

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      Kristen

      March 5, 2017

      Hi Melissa! I haven’t tried Peaches and Creme, but now I’m definitely going to look for it! Thank you for the compliment on the vest – we petite girls need to stick together 🙂

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