Friday, March 22, 2019

Five on Friday - New Bedding, Fairy Lights, and Something That Could Save Your Life

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Happy Friday, y’all!  I’m looking forward to a nice, normal weekend after our tumultuous weekend last weekend.  We don’t have anything going on other than church and our normal Sunday family time, and I could not be more excited about just getting a few things done around the house and spending some much needed downtime with my lovies. 

Now for some favorites for the week!

O N E – Olivia’s New Bedding

We finally got a mattress for Olivia’s big girl bed this past weekend so her room refresh is officially underway.  I had hoped to have the room painted before we changed the bed over, but after last weekend’s hospital stay, I wasn’t able to paint on Saturday as I had originally hoped. 

Anyway, now that the bed is in place, I was finally able to put her new bedding on and I am so in love.  As I’ve said before, I’m incredibly picky about bedding and there’s just not much that I like.  I saw this set on Amazon first and then discovered that they also had it on and had the best price at the time, so we went with that one but has it on SUPER sale right now, so if you're interested, now is the time to get it!

The set comes with a comforter, two euro shams, two pillow shams, and two decorative pillows.  SUCH a great price for all that you get.  I was a little worried about the quality, but I figured I could order it and just return it if it wasn’t nice enough.  No need to have worried, though, because it is fantastic!! 

I cannot wait to get the rest of her room put together now.  All of the wall décor and other items I have been slowly purchasing these last few months for the refresh have just been sitting in a pile on the floor outside of my office, so it’ll be nice to finally get them in place.  I cannot wait to share the rest of her room with y’all when it’s done!  It’s going to be dreamy.

T W O – Fairy Lights

I just recently found one of the best things I’ve ever come across on Amazon.  These fairy lights are MAGICAL, y’all.  The box I bought came with six small strands of lights.  The lights are on teeny tiny silvery wire and they are battery operated so you can put them anywhere. 

I strung some all around the bulletin board in my office and they look SO COOL.  When the lights aren’t on you hardly notice the wires since they’re so thin, but when they are on they look so magical!  I’m hoping to find a neat way to use the leftover strands in Olivia’s bedroom. 

I can think of loads of different ways to use these and I’m thinking I might incorporate them into our Christmas décor this year somehow.  They would look awesome in mason jars or wrapped around various pieces of furniture or even strung behind light, airy white curtains.  And they would be perfect for wedding or baby shower décor.  I wish they’d had something like this when we got married!

I cannot recommend these enough if you are looking to add a little bit of whimsy to a room!  Also, I'll share more of my office when it's totally done!

T H R E E – Aspirin

After my heart attack scare on Friday (read all about it here if you missed it) I can promise you one thing – I will NEVER EVER not have aspirin in my medicine cabinet!! 

The very first thing the paramedics asked when they got there was did we have any aspirin.  Sadly, we did not.  Then one of the very first things the nurse did at the hospital was to give me four chewable baby aspirin.  She told me that if I was having a heart attack it would stop it and it would also prevent me from having another one.

If you do not have any in your medicine cabinet I urge you to get some immediately and keep it on hand.  It’s cheap so even if you never use it before it expires and you have to throw it out, you won’t feel like you’re wasting a lot of money.  Besides, it’s a small price to pay for something that could save your life. 

Do note that the hospital provided me with the chewable kind because if you’re having a heart attack it may be too hard to swallow pills whole with liquid. 

Just please, please don’t ever be without it... especially you, ladies.  We are more susceptible to heart issues than the guys.  And, yes, I know the whole aspirin for a heart attack is old news… I’ve known this forever, but I always thought, “I’m young and healthy, I shouldn’t need that.”  WRONG!  Get you some!

F O U R – An Old Picture

One of my friends tagged me in an old photo on Facebook this past weekend and I love it so much!  It was taken by the photographer at her wedding back in 2010 and I had never even seen it before.  I was one of her bridesmaids and we were sitting at our table at the reception in the picture.  I don’t even remember the photographer coming over and taking the picture and neither did B.  Just look at us… we look like babies!

Her wedding brings back bittersweet memories for me because it took place just a few days before my ultrasound where we learned that I had miscarried our first baby.  During those last few weeks of that pregnancy I had a feeling in my gut and heart that something was wrong and it was confirmed at my twelve week appointment just five days after the wedding. 

I remember a wave of fear washing over me when I put on my bridesmaid dress for the wedding that day because the dress still fit just as perfectly as it did the day I’d bought it a few months prior.  It should have been too tight around a growing belly but it wasn’t and that was when I pretty much knew our baby wasn’t growing anymore.  I don’t even know if I ever told anybody about that moment either... I was too scared to say it out loud for fear that it might make it true.

I think about our first baby every single day, and even though I still ache for him or her, I am so thankful for the way things turned out.  We have our two healthy babies now and I wouldn’t have it any other way.  Sometimes you just have to get through the bumps in the road so you can pave the way for smoother ground for the long-term, right?

But anyway, this picture is extra special because it’s one of the few that we have of Brian and me together with our first little baby in my tummy.  <3

F I V E – Poshmark

Finally, before I go, I just wanted to let everyone know that I created a Poshmark account and I'll be selling a bunch of our gently used/never used clothing and accessories soon!  I've listed a few items so far, but I'm hoping to really dig into it over the next few days because we have SO MUCH STUFF.  I'll eventually be listing:

- Women's clothing (tops, shorts, pants, dresses, accessories, shoes)
- Maternity clothing (summer and winter)
- Boy clothing (infant and toddler - all sizes)
- Girl clothing (infant and toddler - all sizes)

You can follow me here!

And finally, let’s end with some light funnies, shall we?


Olivia all last week.  Sigh.

This might be one of the funniest things I've ever seen.  I laughed way too hard at this.

How though?!  So true!  Tell me your money secrets, people on HGTV.


Happy weekend, 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. I just love Olivia's bedding. It's soo pretty. And kind of funny, I just realized that my old bedding at my parents looks super similar - it's a hot brighter pink and the little balls have other bright colors in it, but the style is the same! Could be why I love it so much, haha! Love that little peek at your office - can't wait to see more. And that picture of you and Brian is so sweet. I can't imagine what you went through with your miscarriage, but having that photo now must mean so very much! Happy Friday - hope this weekend goes MUCH better than last!

  2. I love Olivia's bedding! I saw it on Wayfair, I've been on the hunt for blush bedding, and thought it was adorable...perfect for her room! That sandwich meme -- HILARIOUS!

  3. Olivia's bedding is so cute! Such a beautiful throwback picture of you two. I love what you said about going through some bumps to pave the way for something else. It's so true. I always think about the little one that we lost too, but so incredibly thankful for what we do have. I hope you all have a great weekend! Sierra Beautifully Candid

  4. Ross Ross... I just cannot lady. I will be interested to see how you like Poshmark because I did not have any luck selling on it.

  5. Too funny - I just upgraded Simon's bedding and he's much older than Olivia! But I guess that's because she got a new bed, when he first switched to a twin bed he got Mickey sheets! Love the bedding you got for her, it will grow up with her! That's a lovely picture with bittersweet memories for you. Have a much better weekend than last week!

  6. I am so glad that you are ok. And that is a great reminder to always have baby asprin in your house. I need to do that. Love Olivia's new bedding.

  7. Beautiful "big" girl bedding! I love that it's young and cute but not so young and so cute that you'll have to replace it in a couple of years.

    1. Yes! That is exactly why I chose it. Hopefully it will grow with her for a good long while!

  8. I absolutely love that bedding. I put it in my shopping ideas list on Amazon for when I do need some new bedding. Great tip about the aspirin. I'm getting some next week!

  9. I think about the child we lost every single day! Olivia‘s bedding is so pretty and I hope this weekend is so nice for you and completely stress-free!

  10. Aw that is sweet about the old photo. Such a good one too. I hope you have a much better weekend this weekend than last!

  11. That picture of you two, my heart melts. I love it. And O's bedding is so dang pretty! Great choice!

  12. Those memes are SO funny. Also, my heart hurts for you Lindsay, that picture of you and Brian has to be so bittersweet. Also, thank you for the asprin tip. Olivia's bedding is just so cute!

  13. I love Olivia’s bedding. So pretty.
    Your bulletin is so pretty. I love it.


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