Friday, August 1, 2014

Five on Friday {August 1, 2014}

Happy Friday Gals! Hope everyone had a great week and fun weekend plans ahead - here are the 5 things I've been obsessing over this week!

ONE | B’s Very Jersey BBQ
A little sneak peek of one of the custom designed printables!
The summer event of the season is finally here… B's Very Jersey BBQ!  That's right, she's trekking out to my territory and hosting a fabulous neon themed BBQ this weekend!  So not only does that mean lots of gal'ing at the actual party, but bonus gal time leading up to it with all of the party prep - yay!!  We're kicking things off today with some last minute crafting, cocktail taste testing, and lots and lots of catching up, thanks to the running list B has been keeping of all things that we must discuss when we are reunited!  And not to worry, there will be a fullll post with all of the neon-y details of this amazing event.

TWO | Baby M's Monster Mash
My little monster
Now that it's August, I'm officially in hardcore party planning mode for Baby M's big first birthday extravaganza!  We've decided to do a monster theme, mainly because I found tons of cute monster-y ideas on Pinterest.  So to kick things off, I designed some Monster Mash invitations, and decided to include a picture of Baby M dressed up in his finest monster gear.  The above is a couple of the adorable pics from our photo shoot and I'm already obsessed with the theme!

THREE | Beach-y Weekending
Beach Babes
This past weekend I was finally able to get to the beach which also meant it was Baby M’s first official trip to the beach! GG and I had off from work on Friday, so we headed down to the shore on Thursday night and met up with friends on Friday. It was such a great day, and Baby M absolutely loved it! He had a blast splashing around in the water, taking in the sights of the boardwalk and dining al fresco with an ocean view (oh and eating the sand by the fistful!). All in all it was a really great weekend and I’m counting down the days until we have another free day and can go back!

FOUR | Nordstrom Sale Picks

I know I’m suuuper late to the party, but I placed a big ole order on Nordstrom.com in honor of their amazing anniversary sale, and I just received my goodies this week! While I did some initial browsing in store, I find that their selection is much better online, plus I can never resist getting an added bonus from Ebates when ordering online. And as a final bonus, since I ordered a beauty item, I snagged 3 free product samples too.. seriously while I love the instant gratification of shopping in store, you really can’t beat the amazing deals you can get online! The above is a collage of my picks.. I may have gone a bit overboard, but it is their trademark sale, and I just had to take advantage of it!

FIVE | New Alex & Ani Bracelet


I know I've professed my love of Alex & Ani before, so I was so excited to pickup a new bangle to add to my stack!  I was picking up a couple for my two sisters' birthdays and just couldn't resist getting one for myself (and luckily they are pretty reasonably priced, so I didn't feel too bad).  I picked up my birthstone gem of Amethyst and I love the way it gives a little color to my gold stack!

So excited to be linking up with AmandaJennieAmyKarli, and Lauren - thanks Gals for hosting today's link-ups!

xoxo
- M

21 comments :

  1. I can see why you'd be obsessed with the theme, what a fantastic idea!!
    And your son is ADORABLE!!

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    1. Thank you!! Is it bad that I'm more excited to plan this party than any other party I've ever planned?! I just can't take those adorable little monsters!

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  2. What a cute theme for a birthday party!!! Can't wait to see what you pull together!! Hope you do a post on all the stuff you got from the sale (I'm assuming the collage is just a few of the things)!!! Hope you have a great weekend!

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    1. Thanks girl! I promise to share every detail and I'll definitely post about my Nordie picks (and yes.. that definitely isn't the extent of my haul - haha!).

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  3. Love that new bracelet!! And that beach day looks so cute!

    www.madeintheshadeblog.com

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    1. Thanks! I'm so obsessed with those little bangles that I just couldn't resist grabbing one for myself! Happy Weekend!

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  4. Super cute theme idea! Happy Friday!

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    1. Happy Friday to you too! And thanks! I can't wait to see the whole theme unfold!

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  5. That monster hat!!!! My g-boy had a monster jacket that is still one of my favorite pieces of clothes on him :)

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    1. I know! You gotta love Carter's and their matching hats! I had bought that long before we decided on the theme but was so excited once I realized it'd fit in perfectly!

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  6. I love that bracelet! I am so excited to see your party pics! Have a great weekend! xo

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    1. Thanks! I love that it honors my birth month (and give a little pop of color)! And I promise we'll be overwhelming everyone with lots and lots of party pics- haha! Have a great weekend too! xoxo

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  7. Love that bracelet, and great Nordstrom picks! Cutest lil monster ever :)

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    1. Thanks - he's definitely my favorite little monster :) Have a great weekend!

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  8. Love the party theme! Adorable pix of Baby M :)

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    1. Thanks - I've been looking forward to B's Jersey bash since the second I saved the date months ago! Can't wait for all of the neon-y greatness that we're in store for!

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  9. What a great theme for a party, I bet its going to be amazing. and baby M is too too cute for words!

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    1. Thanks! I'm super excited for the party and all of the fun planning that goes along with it!

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  10. What a cutie! Loving that bracelet. Have a great weekend :)

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  11. Monster Mash is going to be the best theme!! Ahh - can't wait to see all of your ideas!

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  12. Your little man is SO cute!! And loving that Alex & Ani bracelet! I need to get one of the birthstone ones to add a little color to my stack too!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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