Friday, May 31, 2019

Five on Friday - Swimming Pool, DVD Storage, and a New Movie

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This week has been spent doing laundry, getting packed, and prepping the house for the house sitter, because in two days WE ARE OUTTA HERE!  But first some favorites!

O N E – $20 Swimming Pool

Last summer, we purchased this pool for just under $25 at our local Walmart and we used the mess out of it last summer.  I’m happy to report, it survived winter in the storage shed and is still as good as new so we will be using it again this summer.

It’s ten feet long so it’s big enough for the kids to really be able to play well in it, and that also means that it’s plenty big for Mommy and Daddy to get in there with them.  And very comfortably, I might add. 

It’s actually only $19.88 if you get it online, so if you’re looking for something to keep your little ones busy all summer, look no further!  You just can’t beat $19.88 for this big ol’ sturdy thing, y’all!

T W O – New DVD Storage

I posted about our new DVD storage on Instagram stories a while back, and I had so many questions about where the piece of furniture was from.  Well, it’s just a plain white dresser made by Davinci, and you can get it online at lots of different websites.  Find it here on Amazon and here at Walmart... it's the same price everywhere, though.

The dresser is absolutely perfect in that space, and it’s very well made, and I’m just so pleased how the whole thing turned out.  We have all of our DVDs organized in alphabetical order, spine up, vertically, and it will easily fit around 188 of them.  Once ours fills up that way, I’ll probably start stacking them front to back and it will hold significantly more that way.

T H R E E – Movie Filming Here

It was announced recently that Bruce Willis is going to be filming a movie right here in our hometown, and my littlest brother will be working on the movie!  He just graduated from film school here in Georgia and this will be his very first one as an intern.  I have loved Bruce Willis since Die Hard, Armageddon, and Friends, so it is now my life goal for the next twelve weeks to hunt him down and meet him while he’s here.  Lol.

I mean, hey, it worked back in 1999 when the movie We Were Soldiers was filmed here!  I met Chris Klein because he came to the movie theater when I was working, and I also saw Mel Gibson and Greg Kinnear (and maybe Sam Elliott, too?) at a local hockey game.  I also have several friends who spotted Keri Russell at a couple of our bars regularly, but I wasn’t old enough to be in the bars at the time.  Now, how to meet Bruce… I mean!!!!


F O U R – Natural Deodorant Update

I mentioned natural deodorant a couple of weeks ago here on the blog, and I received lots of suggestions from y’all about which one to try next.  To recap, I love my Native deodorant, but I don’t love that it leaves white marks on my clothes.  Well, the overwhelming majority of you said to try Primally Pure or Lavanila... apparently, both are great at keeping you fresh and dry, but neither of them leave white marks like Native does. 

I really wanted to try Primally Pure… it was my number one choice!  But unfortunately, they only sell on their own website, which means that in addition to paying the expensive price for the deodorant, you also have to pay $5 for shipping.  I’m sorry, but I just cannot and will not pay $19 for one stick of deodorant ($14 for the stick + $5 shipping).  Why oh why can’t they just get on board and sell on Amazon like everybody else so I can get the free shipping?!

Anyhoo, because of that, I went with the Lavanila because they do sell that on Amazon.  Are you listening, Primally Pure?  ;o)  I’ve only been using it for a couple of days and I already like it better than Native.  It truly goes on clear and does not leave white marks on my clothes, and I also feel like it leaves me feeling even more dry than Native does.  I was worried about the scent being too overpowering, but it's not at all.  I have the vanilla lavender and I love it.  I highly recommend this one!

F I V E – Weekly Funnies

Ready for some laughs for the week?

Pick me up at 6 and you've got yourself a deal.  Hahahaha.


Okay, y'all might not think this one is that funny, but B and I have laughed over this thing for dayssss.  This was SO MY DOG growing up!  If the door was open like three inches, he would somehow manage to squeeze between your legs and open it the rest of the way with his nose and he was GONE.  I can't even tell you how many times I had to run after him in the 13 years we had him.  And WHYYYY THO?  We treated him like a king!

I'm still laughing at this one and I'm fully prepared for #AllTheWhining as we enter the summer season.

Be sure to follow along on Instagram stories starting Sunday to join in on the beach fun!

*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 love the DVD storage dresser! It looks great! A movie was recently filmed in our town and it was crazy everything that brought in to film a few screens!

  2. Adore your funnies today. What a great idea to put all your DVDs in a dresser, absolutely perfect and I would not expect anything less from the storage queen! Have a wonderful weekend!

  3. We have an identical pool and it's such a hit! Hope you have a fun weekend!

  4. You should definitely try to meet Bruce Willis, especially since your brother will be working on the set! I might want that do you fill it, with a hose? Does it take forever?

  5. I think I may need that pool for me! So fun that they are filming a movie there! Hope you get to meet Bruce! Enjoy your weekend and hello beach! Y'all are going to have a blast.

  6. That is sooo cool that Bruce Willis will be in your hometown. I hope you see him out! I need to check out that pool. My girls would love it. Havea great weekend!

  7. I think I am going to get one of those pools this weekend! Mason needs something to combat this Texas heat! That cabinet is perfect for your DVD storage. I love how it’s a beautiful piece of furniture that is also very functional in that space. That’s so cool about the filming. We live next door to a big cattle ranch and they are always filming movies or commercials there. It’s so cool to see when it’s happening! Have a great weekend!

  8. Your beach trip is going to be so much fun!! I think I need to revisit the Lavanila because I tried it probably two years ago and it ruined so many of my shirts because of the marks it left. It's sooo hard finding a good natural deodorant. It just makes me so made that the healthier things for us are more money and less accessible. Anyway, I could go about that for days. I hope you have a great weekend and safe travels!! Sierra Beautifully Candid

  9. I like the goal you have set of meeting Bruce - you will make it happen! :) xo, Biana

  10. I WOULD DIE!!! Bruce is one of my all time faves!! Totally ready to try some natural deodorant...thanks for sharing.


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