Friday, March 14, 2014

Five on Friday {March 14th}

Another Friday is finally here! As usual, we're sharing five things we're loving this week - big thanks to Darci, Natasha, April, and Christina, our fab link-up hosts!

1) Blog makeover

We're so excited that our big blog redesign finally launched this week! We love the hint of sparkle and the pretty pink and gold fonts against the crisp white background. What do you think?


2) Burgerfest

Every now and then, a girl's gotta splurge! I went with 7 other friends to Burger Joint for a relaxed night of cheeseburgers, hard cider, endless fries, brownies, milkshakes...we definitely indulged. It was a laid-back night to relax with some comfort food and catch up with a lot of friends all at once - such a good mid-week treat!


3) National Craft Month

Did you guys know that March is National Craft Month? No wonder I was born this month! I need to take a peek at our Crafty Gals Pinterest board to find a new project in honor of this month. Also, I'll be creating some favors this weekend for my upcoming birthday party, plus making a few DIY decorations. Which projects will you be taking on in honor of National Craft Month?


4) A spontaneous Saturday stroll

One of my favorite things about living in New York City is the ability to get lost in a new neighborhood and discover tons of hidden gems along the way. I met up with a friend to see a matinee and we wound up staying in the area for an impromptu brunch. On our way out, we were offered mimosas-to-go (which technically isn't a thing here but hey, it looks like orange juice!) and spent a couple of hours strolling and popping into some small clothing, book, and paper stores in the Village. My favorite new place that we stumbled upon was Milk and Cookies Bakery where we indulged in overstuffed ice cream sandwiches, customized with the freshly baked cookies and homemade ice cream of our choice. I opted for toffee cookies with chocolate ice cream, while my friend selected M&M sugar cookies with vanilla ice cream - absolutely delicious!


5) Pre-birthday swag

There are so many fantastic deals that come along during a birthday month! Here are just a few that I'm planning to take advantage of prior to my actual birthday:

- Rent the Runway Pro membership includes a $50 birthday dress credit. I'll definitely be picking out something flashy for my party!

- During your birthday week, Benefit Brow Bar offers a free eyebrow wax.

- By showing your Beauty Insiders card at Sephora during your birthday month, you will receive a free gift (in the past, I've received great products include a mini lip set from Fresh - love it!).


We're so happy that the weekend is finally here - enjoy it!!!

xoxo
B


22 comments :

  1. Love the look you are sporting, so pretty indeed!

    And giiiiiiiiiiiiiiirl, I love me a good burger. I've been craving one for the past month, but am sticking to my healthy diet for another two weeks. Have a burger for me :)!

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    1. Good for you - I need to cut back bigtime this weekend to make up for the burger splurge (but it was worth it)!

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  2. Happy birthday month! I need to take advantage of those freebies when May rolls around :) The blog is looking lovely!

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    1. Yes, there are so many birthday freebies available - I need to snap them up before the month is over!

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  3. That's what I love about New York City, too! And I don't even live there.
    I just love that every time I visit, which is usually at least once or twice a year now, I can experience a completely new set of things! I always go to Dean & Deluca though. That place is number one in my book!

    Following you on blog lovin an instagram now :)

    - morg harp nich
    friday instagram link up at morgharpnich.com if you want to join! :)

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    1. Dean & Deluca is sooo yummy - I love their pasta salads! Thanks for letting us know about the instagram link up, we'll definitely check it out and follow back :)

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  4. oh man, I want a burger and a milkshake and a ton of fries now!

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    1. Believe me, I could go for those any time! The milkshake in particular is still on my mind haha.

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  5. The blog looks fab! :). Your girls burger night sounded amazing + delicious!! Have a lovely weekend! XO

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    1. I think the Burger Night may have to become a new tradition because what can be better than burgers, fries, milkshakes, and friends? Hope you have a wonderful weekend too!

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  6. Love the new design!!!! So pretty and clean! <3 <3

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    1. Thanks, we're so thrilled with how it turned out! Carrie did a beautiful job!

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  7. National craft month?!! LOVE that! :) Happy weekend!

    wordsaboutwaverly.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm hoping that National Craft Month will inspire me to branch out with some new projects! Hope you have a great weekend!

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  8. I had no idea it was national craft month! I might need to get a few things checked off my list of DIYs! I love the blog design! It looks so sleek, while still incorporating colors :)

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    1. Thanks so much, we couldn't be happier with how the design turned out!

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  9. I had NO idea Benefit Browbar offers a free wax during your birthday week! I will definitely be taking advantage of that come June! :)

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    1. Yes, it's such a great deal - I'll be redeeming mine today!

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  10. Mimosas to go?! Love it!!! They need that everywhere :) :)

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    1. I completely agree! Technically they weren't really supposed to be here haha, but I still fully support them!

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