Friday, December 5, 2014

Five on Friday: {December 5, 2014}

Greetings from sunny California Gals! I'm on a mini-vacay with the family in southern California. Grill Guy got sent on a last minute conference and Little M and I decided to tag a long and make it a family affair.  So far the weather has been 70 and sunny, so it doesn't get much better than this! Hope you all have a fabulous weekend ahead, and I'll be sure to soak up a little Cali sun for everyone! As usual, here are my five favorites of the week!

1. San Diego Zoo

GG has been tied up with his conference for the past 2 days, so Little M and I have just been wandering around San Diego, but tomorrow we're gearing up for a trip to the famous San Diego Zoo! Even though he's probably still a bit too little to fully take it all in, I think he'll still really enjoy seeing all of the animals and it'll be nice to spend the day outside.  Any tips on the must see exhibits?

2. Favorite Black Friday Purchase

Even though I was stuck working this Black Friday, I was still able to partake in lots of great online deals (shh don't tell my boss!) since cyber Monday seemed to start a bit early this year! Truthfully, I never venture out on Black Friday since I loathe the crowds, but honestly, there really wasn't a need since there was such great finds online! My favorite purchase was this top I snagged for Little M from the small online shop, Tribe is Alive.  I absolutely love their cheeky selection of tees, and since Little M is well, quite little, this top is perfect for him!

3. O.A.R. Concert


I know I've mentioned my love of O.A.R. before, but for anyone new, I'm a huge fan and always try to see them live when they're in town. They aren't very mainstream, but for anyone not familiar, you should definitely check them out - they have a great, laid back yet fun vibe.  This past Saturday they were in NYC at the Hammerstein Ballroom and B was gracious enough to offer up her apartment to crash in, so Grill Guy and I had a great date night out in the city, with dinner and seeing our very favorite band in concert. It was the perfect cap to a great Thanksgiving weekend and the concert couldn't have been more amazing.

4. First Mistle-Tones Viewing of the Season
I mean, it's Tori and Tia - what could be better?!
And now that Thanksgiving is behind us and it's officially the holiday season, it also means it's time to indulge in my favorite made for tv holiday movies! B counted down her top 10 list last year, so it should come as no surprise that when we got together last weekend, we selected The Mistle-Tones as our first holiday movie of the season.  If you are unfamiliar, check out B's review, and then promptly queue it up on demand - I promise it won't disappoint!

5. Vote For the Gals!
Miss Fred is workin' it in her Firmoos
And last up is a shameless plug from Fred to vote for us in a fun contest going on over at Firmoo.  If you remember, we recently posted on our new eyewear obsession, so we are so excited to be a part of the Firmoo blogger contest! The blogger with the most votes wins, so hop on over and show us some love! 
VOTE HERE

And of course, don't forget to enter our 2 fabulous giveaways!!

Enter our giveaway to win your own tube of Elizabeth Arden Red Door Red lipstick!

Enter below for the chance to win the pair of Vigoss jeans of your choice:

Thanks to our gals AmandaJennieKarliClare, Rebecca, Katie, Natasha, and Lauren for hosting today's link-ups!

xoxo
-M

14 comments :

  1. Enjoy the trip, M! The SD Zoo is wonderful :)

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  2. Enjoy the zoo! I know the perfect person for that tee hah. Love it! Happy weekend :)

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  3. So jealous! Be sure to soak up extra Cali sun for me!

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  4. Love that top you bought! haha so funny!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  5. Fred!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is the most adorable picture EVER!!!!

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  6. Yay for family vacays! Hope you have an amazing time!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  7. Have so much fun in san diego!! It's such a beautiful city!!

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  8. Voted for Fred! I definitely put mistle-tones on my list much to the dismay of the man of the house, sorry not sorry. Also entered both contests. Love vigoss jeans so I was super excited to see you had a giveaway for them (can't get enough of their jagger skinnies with the double zippered pocket, loving' me some moto inspired denim).

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  9. I would love to go to the SD Zoo!

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  10. I've never been to California and that is on my list of places to go!!!

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  11. The zoo!! How fun! I wish we lived in a bigger town (or near the city) so that we could do fun stuff (like zoo visits) all the time!! Or at least live closer to these attractions!
    That shirt is too cute! So glad you got to hit the online sales.... that's all I did! I refuse to go out in the crowds... at least right when a store opens. I don't mind doing black friday shopping later in the day!

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  12. I have never seen that movie, I will have to watch it!
    Aw I've wanted to go to that zoo for ages! I've heard its amazing!

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  13. "A Touch of Gay for your Bae" is my fave, that's adorable! Thanks for the opportunity to win. :)

    xo Emily @ Curator of Cute

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B & M

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