Friday, January 18, 2019

Five on Friday - Ball Gowns, Instagram Reposts, & Girl Time

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I’ve had a super productive couple of weeks since the kids have gone back to school!  I’ve been doing #AllTheThings and it feels good to cross tasks off of the list.  We have a long weekend this weekend so we’re heading out of town tomorrow for a little day trip… it’ll be nice to reward myself after working so hard this week.  :o)

But first, some favorites!  Go ahead and grab your cup of coffee and join me, won’t you?

O N E – Amazon Dress

I’m still on the hunt for a ball gown for our ball at the end of this month (you may remember this post here?) and I think I may have found the keeper.  I got this dress from Amazon for just $37.99 and I love it so much!  The quality is good, the cut is super flattering, and it fits like a glove… although, maybe slightly too tight?  I want to keep it so bad, but it is pretty tight across my butt, so I ordered the next size up (medium) and I’ll have to report back when I see how it fits. 

T W O – Best Invention Since Cell Phones

As a mother of two I’m constantly juggling all the things, literally and figuratively.  Every time we get out of the car, there are bags and cups to carry and tiny hands to hold, and I cannot even tell you how many times I’ve dropped my keys in the shuffle.  I recently came across these key rings, and they are made so you can wear your keys on your wrist like a bracelet.  WHAT?!  BOOM.  It’s like magic.

I’ve been using mine for almost a week now and I am completely obsessed with this thing.  I honestly have no idea how I’ve lived all my life without one.  It’s such a simple concept and it makes me wonder how the heck I didn’t come up with this a long time ago!  I mean, genius, right?

And not only do they keep you hands-free, but they also prevent your keys from getting lost in the bottom of your bag.  With that big O attached to it, how could they?  Just brilliant.

I got the Rose Gold Confetti one, but they have all kinds of different colors, patterns, and finishes.

T H R E E – When Someone Famous Reposts Your Picture on the ‘Gram… and Twitter...

Y’all.  I had a total FREAK OUT fan girl moment last week because Lauren Conrad’s official fashion Instagram account reposted my Instagram picture.  I mean, WHAT?!  I posted a picture of myself wearing this top of hers a few weeks ago and apparently they deemed it worthy of a repost.  #Swoon  I’m still pinching myself.

She also posted it on her Twitter account, too!

And speaking of reposts, Pilot Pens reposted my picture on their Instagram account a few weeks ago, too!  I’ve been using the same Pilot Precise Pens forever – for at least 20 years – so I was excited that they decided to use my picture.

F O U R – Girlfriend Hangs

Y’all probably remember my friend Adrienne who blogs over at Bentley Like the Car?  Well, she had another sweet baby girl recently and is still on maternity leave, so I brought some coffee over to her house earlier this week and I got to get lots of baby snuggles while she and I chatted and hung out. 

We also got together on Thursday for a day date to visit this new indoor arts and crafts market in town.  They have so many cute handmade things – jewelry, signs, shirts, house décor, etc.  It’s basically like Etsy in brick and mortar form.  I’ll definitely be heading there again because it’s the perfect place to shop for birthday and Christmas gifts. 

While we were there, I saw a sign that I loved and I was wondering if it would fit in my kitchen so I whipped out my tiny measuring tape that I keep in my purse and Adrienne died laughing.  Lol.  She thought it was crazy that I keep a measuring tape in my purse so she whipped out her camera to document the moment.  And then she was thanking me for it later when she needed it to measure something for her house.  #ItsOnlyWeirdUntilYouNeedIt

F I V E – How I Organized My Entire Life by Creating a Series of Lists + How I Use My Planner

And since everyone has been asking me to do this post for a good four years now, I thought I’d mention it one more time today in case anyone missed it.  On Wednesday, I blogged all about how I use my planner to stay organized.  I went into GREAT detail (to say the least) about the planner and the new series of lists that I created that have quite literally changed my life.  I feel like I have totally decluttered my mind and I feel like my mind is at peace for the first time in years and years.  Head on over to the post here if you didn’t catch it earlier this week… if you love organization and planner stuff then you do not want to miss this one!

Finally, before I go, a few funny memes that caught my eye this week. 

Every. Single. Time.

Weather in the south!

Me after Parenthood.  And Gilmore Girls.  And Breaking Bad.

Happy Friday, y'all!

*Linking up with A Liz Adventures and Carolina Charm for Five on Friday, A Little Bit of Everything for Friday FavoritesMeet @ the Barre for Friday Favorites, and By BMG for High Five for Friday.


  1. That dress is perfection on you!
    I have that keychain and it is amazing!
    so cool that you got featured twice.

  2. Exactly how I feel after ending a series. Congrats on the swesome! I do hope the medium works fo ya because you look stunning in that dress xoxo

  3. Hahaha, those memes are great - especially the binge watching one! Your organizing post was one of my favorites today, too. It just is soooo good. And totally keep a small tape measure in my purse, too. It's SO handy and I can't tell you how often I have pulled it out, especially the past few months with moving.

  4. I don't need to take out my keys to open my doors or drive, so I just leave them in my bag. Otherwise, that bracelet would be an amazing idea! Did the reposts on instagram gain you more followers? Congrats!

  5. Our purse is full of practical and necessary things you might just need. How cool you got reposted on IG, so exciting :)

  6. Have you tried a shaper under the dress? It might help, but the dress is gorgeous on you lady. Love that you got reposted!! Amazing, love me LC from Kohl's I need to wear and post her more apparently. Again on the planner post, you know I am in LOVE.

  7. I am so giddy for you seeing that LC reposted your photo!! I'm sure that was such a fun moment seeing that!! Your new dress is beautiful too! Wishing you a wonderful weekend with your cute family! xo!

  8. Adrienne had another baby?! I am soo happy for her. That is awesome. Way to go on the re-posts. That is sooo awesome. I LOVE that dress. I hope the medium fits better because you need to wear it! Have a great weekend.

  9. That dress is STUNNING! Go for it! That is so awesome that you got two photo's re-grammed. I bet it will boost your following! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  10. OH off to check out your planner post. Been in jury duty all week, so I've missed some stuff! Happy Friday!

  11. Girl..that dress is so amazing on you!! I'm saving your organization post for tomorrow becuase I need some motivation!!! And holy cow...two amazing reposts in a week..congrats! I'm in a funk right now and hoping the long weekend gets me motivated.

  12. I have the same exact Oventure ring in the rose gold confetti! I first saw it on Momfessionals blog last spring and I am obsessed with it - its such a game changer! I actually bought them as teacher gifts for Sadie's school and dance teachers as well. LOVE them.

  13. You are a knock out in that dress! I had a small tape measure that hung off a key ring so I could use it in stores; it's so handy.

    1. Thank you! Unfortunately I couldn't make it work. The small was so tight across my hips that I was afraid I'd have a wardrobe malfunction and the medium was way too big. Waaaahhhh! Back to the drawing board!

  14. Lol, I carry a measuring tape in my purse too, you never know when you need one! I love the ball gown! Congrats on the reposts, that is such a cool thing! Enjoy your trio to Athens!

  15. Yay for the regrams!! And I keep a tape measurer in my purse--you never know when you need it!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

  16. Lindsay that dress is unbelievable - stunning! You look incredible in it, what a find! I have no idea who Lauren Conrad is but she sounds famous so good on you on the re-post! So jealous you can go to the supermarket in a long sleeved t - we are months off that yet, sob! Joanne x


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