Five On Friday ... and TGIF.

It's time for another edition of Five on Friday and I do hope you'll join me in linking up! As a reminder, my sweet cohostesses DarciChristina, and Natasha are currently on summer break from the link-up, but worry not -- they will be back :)

Remember, all you have to do is post about five things on your mind, add our logo (found at the bottom of this post), and join the party using the linky tools below. Easy, and a great way to find new blogs and be found.

Happy, happy, happy, happy Friday! I will be thrilled to turn on my out-of-office message today at 5:00pm on the dot. Next week is vacation week for us, and I could not be more excited! Time for some major R+R as we trade in our "mama and dada" hats for "April and Ian" hats. I know we will miss Camille like crazy, but we have been super excited for a little getaway to enjoy some great top-shelf liquor, errrrr I mean BOOKS.

(but seriously, I am geekily excited to claim this as my "official" vacation book)


Last night, Ian was out of town for work, so I decided to partake in my favorite single-gal behavior. I indulged in yummy Chinese takeout, had a few large pours of sauv blanc, and ate a pack of M+Ms (out of the freezer -- yum) while watching Real Housewives of NYC on demand. It rocked.

I mentioned recently that I used The Bouqs to send a few bouquets for Mothers Day. I ended up being able to see one of the arrangements in person when we visited my mom down at the lakehouse. Her pale yellow potted orchid was lovely! It had two stems, both bearing several blossoms, and we were all really impressed by the quality.

Non-sponsored opinion here -- I was wooed by their beautiful (and not overwhelmingly large) collection and the straightforward, "no hidden fees" policy. One thing that really irks me about typical flower delivery companies is that the $29.99 bouquet you click on ends up costing you $58 by the time it's said and done. Right?! So that is what won me over. One price. No extra fees. Streamlined and simple.

Make sure to check out their lovely new peony collection ... stunning.

I also would love to be the lucky recipient of these pink tea roses. HINT HINT HUSBAND

If you are in the market for beautiful flowers to be delivered to someone special (or yourself, I mean why not?!), you can use this invitation link to earn a free bouquet worth $40 with your first purchase!

Sale alert -- the striped dress I wore for Camille's party is on sale (here)! I just adore this dress and was so comfortable all day in it. Depending on the color you choose, it's currently only $20 or $25. It is also a great work dress with a cardigan over it. I have worn a kelly green cardi over my pink and white striped dress and it's a really cute look. Gotta love a dress you can throw in the washing machine and dryer, too. Ain't nobody got time for dry cleaning.

Finally, just wanted to say that I had a wonderful time at a get-together at Kendra Scott at South Park Mall the other night! I was able to pick up some gorgeous earrings for our upcoming vacation...

I went with the mother of pearl earrings after much debate. The color is lovely, and I like that they will go with so many outfits! I chose the Danielle style which is the larger version.


TGIF y'all, and hope you will join in on Five on Friday this week! Cheers to the weekend!


  1. Sounds like you had a wonderful week (love Chinese food) and are about to have another one ahead of you! Kyle and I haven't taken a vacation without Sophie just yet, maybe one day soon.

    liz @ sundays with sophie

  2. You look so cute at the Kendra Scott party! I watched the Real Housewives of NY last night too - Aaron was out at a work event, so it was the perfect opportunity for reality t.v.

    Have an awesome vacation!

  3. Girl. Now I want Chinese takeout. A bouquet of those gorgeous peonies. And those mother of pearl earrings. I have the chalcedony, and would love to add to my collection:) Happy Friday, sweet April! Wishing you and Ian a very happy vacation!:)

  4. We used The Bouqs to send our moms flowers for Mother's Day too. The pics we got were gorgeous! I will never use another flower company if I can help it. $80 to send TWO bouquets of amazing flowers? Heck yeah!

  5. have the BEST time on your vacation!! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  6. Warning - I cried when I finished that book. Wept, wept, wept on my couch, so sad that there wasn't anymore of it to read. ABSOLUTELY loved it. Enjoy your vacation!

  7. Chinese take out is my go to when my hubby is away... :) Happy Weekend!

  8. I will definitely be checking out The Bouqs! Also, Chinese to go is my favorite when my husband is working. Chinese food combined with some reality tv makes for a pretty awesome night :) Also, LOVE those earrings! Have a great weekend!

  9. The BEST thing when you've got the night to yourself is awesome takeout and trashy television! It is definitely one of my favorite parts about being single AND living alone!

  10. I LOVE the Bouqs! Their flowers + the price is awesome! Your single gal night sounds amazing! I got those earrings in my Rocksbox and kept them! SO pretty! Thanks so much for hosting!

  11. Thanks for hosting! I've read about Bouqs before but haven't ordered any.

  12. I haven't heard about The Bouqs but it sounds fantastic. I'm with you; the service charges elsewhere are so annoying. I am jealous that you can wear those earrings; they are too heavy for me. :( Btw in the Kendra Scott party pic, your hair looks so good!

  13. Love the peonies! Have a great trip!

  14. Ahhh have the best time next week! I know you've been looking forward to this! Cheers to lots of margaritas, sun and yum dinners out!

  15. Totally in love with the mother of pearl -- great choice! AND love the bouqs! My husband and I started ordering flowers from them after seeing them on Shark Tank... actually, a bouquet of two dozen beautiful white roses just arrived yesterday from them on our 5th anniversary. :)

    Have a wonderful vacation!

  16. Love your new earrings! I'm a huge fan of Bouqs too. They are beautiful and so reasonably priced. I will have to check out the peony collection; that sounds gorgeous! Have a wonderful vacation. :)

  17. I have that dress, too, and I adore it! It's comfy, cute, and so summery... what's not to like?? I also added a brown belt and that really takes it to a whole new level!!

    Hope y'all have a wonderful vaca!

    <3 Linds @

  18. Most definitely no one has time for dry cleaning. I can't stand when I buy a dress and later realize it requires dry cleaning. I'm obsessing over stripes lately, love the dress and the PRICE!

  19. Have a wonderful vacation! And, love the pink striped dress.

  20. I've seen that Old Navy dress and LOVE it! You've convinced me I need it! Enjoy vacation!!

  21. Yay for vacation! I LOVE those earrings too! Gorgeous!

  22. Love your dress and those earrings! So cute!!

  23. Totally jealous of your single lady night in! I could use one of those! And I LOVE those earrings! Good idea getting a color that will go with lots. I'm a new follower, but I'll be sure to link up with you next Friday! :)

  24. Have fun on your special vacay!! Love the earrings! I tried that dress in blue stripes and loved it! The flowers look beautiful!

  25. I am stopping by via Laura Horton's blog! I am excited to link with you for the first time today! So many fun new blogs to explore! I love the pink striped dress! Jennie, of A Pocketful of Polka Dots, and I have a new blog hop too! We would love for you to link up with us for Charming Friday! Have a wonderful trip! Susan


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