Friday, October 11, 2019

Five on Friday - Fall Dresses, Disney Dining, Old Plant, and October Promo

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We’re currently in the mountains enjoying fall break, but I still wanted to pop in and share some favorites!

O N E – Green Amazon Dress ON ME

We’re going to talk about this dress one more time today, y’all.  A couple of weeks ago when I posted about it I got lots of questions about it and many of you requested to see it on me.  Here you go!  As I said before, it’s a very roomy dress, so you could wear it as is, or you could cinch it with a belt if you don’t like the loose fit.  I styled it both ways for you (below), and I’m wearing a small.  Again, I’m 5’5” and it hits me just a few inches above the knee, so it’s not super short or anything.  I hope this answers all of your questions.  And I'll post a video of it sometime this weekend in my Instagram stories.  :o)

T W O – Target is Killing it with the Fall Dresses

Target does it again, y'all!  I popped in there last week for some necessities and swung by the women's clothes section for the first time in a while, and I'm here to tell y'all, they have one of the best selections of fall dresses I've seen in a while!

This ruffle babydoll dress might be one of my favorites ever!  It's fitted up top but flares in all the right places and it's super flattering.  It comes in three different colors (blush, gray, and olive) and it's only $20!  

This floral print dress is by the same brand and is basically a floral version of the previous dress, just with a slightly looser fit.  $25.

This floral print midi dress is so fun and $29.99.

And finally, this floral print shirt dress is so pretty... the color, the print, and those sleeves!  $29.99

T H R E E – New (Old) Plant

I’ve talked about this old plant from my Mama Cass (grandmother) several times here on the blog.  For those of you who don’t know, my Mama Cass inherited a house plant from my great grandmother after she passed away in the 1980’s and she’s cared for it ever since.  The original plant was a gift to my great-grandmother during a hospital stay back in the 1960’s – yes, you read that right, the sixties! – so the original plant is over fifty years old!!!! 

To say the plant has thrived at my Mama Cass’s house is a major understatement.  The thing is humongous and she’s given clippings to many of our family members.  She gave me my first clipping a few years ago back when I couldn’t keep anything alive (other than my dog and children) and it withered away.  She eventually gave me another clipping, which I also killed, and then she gave me my third clipping a couple of months ago.  I’m proud to report that my third clipping is thriving (thanks to me finally realizing it wasn’t getting enough sunlight – buh) and it’s growing like a weed.

Well, last weekend, my Mama Cass came over for Sunday dinner and she had another (huge) clipping from the plant in tow.  That one belonged to my aunt and uncle, but since they travel so much, they didn’t want the responsibility of caring for it anymore.  And since my Mama Cass still has the original giant plant, she didn’t want it either.  So I now have a clipping from the 50+ year old plant for our living room and I have a clipping for our master bedroom as well!  I’m bound and determined to keep both of them alive, so we’ll see how it goes.  I feel like my plant-growing skills have come a long way these last couple of years, so fingers crossed it will thrive. 

The best thing about it is just knowing that they are a part of something that’s three decades older than I am… that’s just crazy to think about!  And while we’re talking about plants, why don’t we all take a look at my cascading Golden Pothos plant in our master bedroom… see down below?  Thriving!  ;o)

F O U R – Our Disney Dining Reservations are Officially Booked!

Thank you all so much for your suggestions for where to eat at Disney a couple of weeks ago!  We handed our list of requests to our Disney travel agent last week and she was able to book every single thing that we requested!  So many of you reached out to ask what we ended up booking so I thought I’d share here for everyone in case you’re interested…

Magic Kingdom – Be our Guest for lunch (we found out that you can eat there for lunch using your quick service meal credits, but unlike most other quick service restaurants, you do have to have a reservation) and Cinderella’s Round Table for dinner.  I’m soooo excited!  CRT will be new to us, and I love that we are able to try something new without giving up my beloved Be Our Guest.

Epcot – San Angel Inn for dinner.  Many people recommended this for the ambiance and the food.  We actually ate at the quick service area of San Angel for lunch last year and it was delicious… I’m still thinking about those empanadas and margs almost two years later.  All four of us love Mex, so I’m even more excited to eat at the full-service restaurant “under the stars.” 

Animal Kingdom – Rainforest Café for dinner.  The kids requested this after seeing pictures of the interior décor on the internet.  B and I have eaten at Rainforest Café in other states, so it’ll be nothing new to us, but I’m excited to experience it with the kids.

Hollywood Studios – Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater.  We decided to do a repeat of this since we all loved it so much last year.  You truly can’t beat the atmosphere and the desserts are out of this world!  The kids are still talking about it to this day and they didn’t want to go anywhere else.  Next time I’d love to try Mama Melrose’s, though.

Night Off – Ohana for dinner.  We’re doing something a little different this year and giving the kids a rest day in the middle of our trip.  Last time they wanted to go to the pool so bad, but we never had time since we were in the parks every day, so we decided to give ourselves a day off from the parks in the middle of the trip.  We’ll be eating at Ohana for dinner that night and I’m excited.  We had breakfast there last time so it’ll be fun to experience a different meal there.  I’ve heard their dinner cuisine is really yummy.

All we have to do now is book our fast passes for the rides and we’ll be all set!  The countdown is on!  And if you want to see what all we did on our last trip, click here for my travel tab and all of the links are there.  :o) 

F I V E – Young Living October Promo

I’m adoring my essential oils more than ever now that we've moved into fall… there are so many delicious fall and winter scents!  I've finally found a blend that smells so close to the Bath & Body Works Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin candle (4 drops Cinnamon Bark, 3 drops Clove, 3 drops Nutmeg), so I feel like I may be close to the point of giving up burning my candles (I'll still keep some of them for decoration, though).  But anyway, I wanted to reach out to everyone today to let y’all know about a promo that we’re doing this month…

THE FESTIVE FALL BUNDLE HAS ARRIVED.... AND IT ALL SHIPS FREE!!!!  (Young Living never does free shipping so I was really surprised to see this!)

So excited to pair our amazing premium starter kit with a handful of our favorite Fall oils, Thieves Cleaner, and Young Living's Free Shipping offer PLUS a second diffuser for FREE!!

Here's how to take advantage of this amazing deal!!!

STEP 1: Grab your premium starter kit here & opt into essential rewards.

STEP 2: Customize your essential rewards order by adding Thieves Household Cleaner 22oz, Ylang Ylang 15ml, Lime 5ml, Clove 5ml and Bergamot 5ml. Your total will be $256.

STEP 3: Get excited!!!! You're not only getting a 15ml Orange, 5ml Nutmeg & 5ml Cinnamon Bark for free from Young Living, but you will also get a second diffuser from me and it ALL SHIPS FREE!!!!

Need to set up an Essential Rewards order for November? Grab some of our favorite holiday oils like Christmas Spirit, Idaho Blue Spruce, Pine and Wintergreen!  And it's never too early to start shopping for your loved ones for Christmas.  

Your most festive Fall awaits, we can't wait to welcome you to our community!  It’s a big investment up front, but it’s been worth every penny!  These oils have done so much for our family and I'm so glad that I took the plunge and signed up once and for all.

Now for some Friday funnies…

It's the most wonderful time of the year to make easy meals!

Sure is!

I promise to always put you in a special place that lacks sunlight and forget to water you.

And ICYMI, this week’s blog posts…

Happy Friday, y’all!  Be sure to follow along on Instagram for our fall mountain trip adventures!

*Linking up with A Little Bit of Everything for Friday Favoriteand Della Devoted for High Five for Friday.


  1. Now why couldn't that polka dot dress look that cute on me?! Love how you added the belt for a different look! You saw some super cute items at Target, too. I am so glad that your plants are doing well! Although I had to laugh at that funny - that is like me and any plants I put on my porch! Hope you guys are having the best time!

  2. That plant is amazing! Glad you got your dining requests the way you wanted, they all sound like they'll be great!

  3. I lol'ed at that last one. I am trying really hard with my two that I have, great job on yours! That is incredible that plant is so old. Thanks for showing how the amazon dress looks on, I wanted to get it but I was scared of the sizing. Hope y'all are having a blast on fall break!

  4. I hope you're having the best time in the mountains! I love the dresses you found! I need to wear more dresses in the fall. Way to go with your plant! I have my fingers crossed for my indoor plants, but only time will tell lol.

  5. I like how cute you look in that dress. Have a happy Friday and weekend.

  6. I love that green dress on you. I wish they had it in a tall size. Target has been killing it with the dresses lately. I have bought a few of them for Fall! Have a great weekend!

  7. The dress is so cute! I think it is so smart to put a rest day in the middle of disney. The kids will love the pool, and you'll enjoy the down time! Have a great weekend!


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