Friday, January 24, 2020

Five on Friday - Dishwasher Sign, Desk Chair, & LEGO Central Perk

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It seems like I haven’t done a regular ol’ Five on Friday post in ages, so I’m excited to be back at it today!  Here are a few of my favorites from the week…

O N E – Reversible Dirty/Clean Dishwasher Sign

I don’t know about y’all but in our house we sometimes have issues remembering if the dishes in the dishwasher are clean or dirty.  Well, one day when I was browsing at Target (as I do often), I saw this adorable reversible dirty/clean sign from Hearth & Hand with Magnolia.  It flips back and forth between dirty and clean and it’s the perfect size to sit right there on the counter over the dishwasher – so freaking cute and it’s going to make my life so much easier!  At only $12.99 it was a no-brainer.

T W O – Desk Chair

I’m still putting the finishing touches on my office refresh that I started early last year, and I’m happy to say it’s nearly done.  One thing I needed desperately was a new desk chair, but it was hard to find something that satisfied my champagne taste on our (craft) beer budget.  I wanted something substantial that was high quality with nice fabric, and I wanted it to have wheels and arm rests – a tall order when you’re hoping to spend no more than $100 or so.  I searched high and low for months and the only chairs I could find that fit my qualifications were between $350 and $800.  I mean, $800 for a desk chair?!  Come on!!!!

Well, I came across this Amazon Basics chair just before Christmas and it looked like the perfect match at a much lower price tag than the others.  I was a little skeptical but I should have known better since Amazon’s private label items are so fab!  B ended up getting the chair for me as part of my Christmas gift and, y’all, it’s so nice!  It’s sturdy, the fabric beautiful and well-made, the color is perfection, it has the required wheels and arm rests, and best of all – it’s so comfortable!!  If you’re in the market for a nice office chair and you don’t want to pay $800, I highly recommend this one.  It’s only $119.99!!  It’s actually on sale for $101.99 as I’m typing this, but I have a feeling it’ll be back to full price by the time you’re reading this.

T H R E E – LEGO Friends

Brian also grabbed this special edition LEGO Friends Central Perk set for me for Christmas and it is the cutest dang thing ever!  I’m a die-hard Friends fan and I love to collect some of the memorabilia so I’ve had my eye on the LEGO set for a while.  Jacob is obsessed with LEGOs so the gift ended up being just as exciting for him as it was for me because I let him put the whole thing together.  It’s now displayed proudly in my office on my book shelf and it’s just darling... there are so many fun details that Friends fans will truly appreciate!!  I mean, LEGO Chandler has a sweater vest!  It appears to be selling out at many places so I'm glad I got my hands on one before they're gone!

F O U R – Bounce Off

I’ve mentioned this game on the blog several times because it’s a gift that we like to give at birthday parties for the kids’ friends.  The concept sounds like so much fun and I’ve always heard people rave about it, so we finally got one for our household and it lives up to the expectation!  It’s kind of like Beer Pong, but for kids.  Haha.  You have to bounce all of the balls into the game board to create different patterns on the playing cards, and whoever makes the pattern first with their balls wins.  Our whole family of four can play at the same time and it gets very exciting!!

F I V E – When Less Becomes More

I already mentioned this book on the blog Wednesday, but I loved it so much that I thought it was worth mentioning as one of my favorites from the week.  In this book, Emily Ley (whom I adore) talks about the busy culture and all of the damage it can do if we’re not careful.  She makes so many good points that she has actually convinced me to start rewiring my brain to steer away from the crazy busyness.  I could go on and on and on about this book and how much it has inspired me, but I’ll save it for another post another time where I can get in depth about it.  In the meantime, you can pick up your own copy here. 

I highly recommend it for anyone and everyone… especially people who have kids!  We all know life gets exponentially busier once you have kids and then when they start extracurricular activities that’s when the madness really begins.  I told B the other day that every single person in America needs to read this book… it’s time for a serious change in this country!  I’ll be the first to start!

Friday Funnies

Y'all, he looks just like Kevin in this picture.  Lol.

Uncanny!!  Hahahaha.

I mean, COME ON, Clemson, I'm sure your football program makes enough money to pay for a new mascot costume... y'all played in the National Championship Game for crying out loud.   Loosen the purse strings a little.  Haha.

Went from 50s to mid-70s to tornadoes to low-20s all within the span of a week.  SMH


On the Blog This Week

Happy Friday, y’all! 

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


  1. That LEGO Central Perk is like the CUTEST thing I have ever seen. I need it, lol. I hope you have the sweetest weekend! xo

  2. You have me wanting that desk chair! When I finally get to working on that area, that's at the top of the list. That LEGO set is adorable and so cute for you and all Friends lovers! I am hoping to dive into that book this weekend. I cannot wait!

  3. I have been wanting the Central Perk set but I would not let my kids put it together, lol!

  4. I loved WLBM back in November and I am trying to put it all in action.

    Your new chair is adorable and your dishwasher sign reminds me of growing up. My mom had a clean/dirty magnet on the dishwasher that we always had to change when we helped out with the dishes.

  5. We love Bounce Off too!! I need to check out that book - and our weather is so crazy! we have snow storms coming in tonight and I have to drive in it, wahhhh

  6. I need to check out that game.
    I saw that sign on Instagram & said I needed it myself!!!

  7. the LSU meme is so funny because he looks just like Kevin. I still want to try Bounce Off as well. I love the office chair that you chose. It looks so much more expensive than it really is.

  8. That Friends Lego set is so cute!! I have often thought of getting a dishwasher sign but I know that they'd never really use it and as they're the ones in charge of our dishes we'll just keep asking 9 million times a day if the dishes in the dishwasher are clean or dirty.

    1. Hahahaha yeah, if you can't guarantee that everyone will use it then it would be pointless to even have one in the first place. I'm sure eventually our kids will be doing the dishes and they'll probably never remember to change the sign either. At least it looks cute, though! Haha.

  9. Oh that chair looks fantastic! I really need a new office chair!

  10. Oh I didn't know they made Friends lego, how fun! :) Your new office chair looks really good too! :)

    Hope that you are having a lovely weekend :)

    Away From Blue


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