Friday, January 23, 2015

Five on Friday {January 23, 2015}

Happy Friday! Even though it was a short work week thanks to Monday's holiday, I'm still quite ready for the weekend! I've been out of the city the past two weekends so I'm looking forward to spending some time close to home but before we get into that, here are five things I'm loving this week!

Martin Luther King Day

Not only did Monday provide tons of inspiration courtesy of the many Dr. King quotes all over social media, but it also provided a much-needed day off from work, which was quite welcome! My day off was a mix of work, play, and tacking some errands that I've been pushing off for a long time. For example...

New phone

...I finally upgraded my phone to the iPhone 6! I'm slightly embarrassed to admit that not only was I still using an old iPhone 4S that had no battery life and couldn't get app updates, but I've been eligible for a phone upgrade for over a year and hadn't taken the plunge yet. After some gentle prodding (and a slight temper tantrum bit of concern on my part), T and I made our way to the Apple store and I walked out with a beautiful new gold iPhone 6! I had originally thought I might get the 6 Plus but that dream was squashed when I tried to hold it in one hand and text and realized my thumb could physically not reach the A key - haha! I've only had it for a few days but I'm already completely in love and not sure how I lasted without it for so long!

J's concert

In addition to being a fabulous TSN guest poster, my bestie J is also an outrageously talented songwriter! He was performing some songs off of his new album, so T and I made our way downtown to the concert venue and spent an awesome night rocking out to J's catchy tunes. Of course, we also had to make an appearance at the afterparty, which led to a pretty eventful Monday night out on the town!

My candy obsession

Almost exactly a year ago, I wrote about my obsession with Brach's conversation hearts and my annual hunt for my seasonal sugar crush. This year, the hunt for this elusive treat was over before it started when T surprised me with a jumbo bag of the hearts, plus a small bag of red-only conversation hearts (which I had never seen before!). I've pretty much been inhaling them after dinner every night this week...which reminds me, I should probably make a dental appointment.

Gals Birthday Brunch

One of the reasons I'm super excited for this weekend is that M is coming to town with GG and Little M! We're having a group brunch on Saturday which will also serve as an early birthday celebration for M. I'm super psyched to hang with my bestie and co-blogger, so keep an eye on our Instagram on Saturday to keep up with our adventures!

I hope you all have super fun weekends - what are your plans?

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


  1. Sounds like you've got an awesome weekend ahead of you!!
    I still have my iphone4s with no upgrade in sight and serious battery drainage. My bf just got the 6+ after Christmas and although the it doesn't fit in my hand very well (I look like a granny tapping each key with one finger) it works so much better than the 4s that I'll deal with the size issue.
    Have a wonderful weekend girls!

  2. Woo hoo for the new iphone - it's pretty much life changing in the camera dept!! Sounds like such a fun weekend ahead - can't wait to hear about it!! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

  3. Sounds like a great weekend ahead! I have a candy addition during valentines season.. Those hearts are the best!


  4. Congrats on the new iphone. I too had a 4S what a difference. I got the plus tho and even though my thumb can't reach the other side, I love having a bigger phone. Although, everyone makes fun of how big it is. Lol. Sounds like its gonna be a great weekend. Enjoy. Love that MLK quote!!

  5. Ahhh - have a great weekend...
    don't get too sick on all the candy hearts :)

  6. I'm pretty sure I'd be a 6 fan...the bigger the better, IMO (tho I AM the granny who types with one finger, lol!) Have a wonderful brunch with M and co!

  7. the gold iphone is beautiful! I've got a 5s still, I don't know when I'll upgrade... but i love the gold :)

    Midwest Darling

  8. Oh I love convo hearts!!! They are so cute!

    I got the 6 plus right before Christmas, it is hard to text with just one hand but I just love love love the phone! Have a great weekend!

  9. Congratulations on the new phone! I think the regular 6 was a good choice. The 6 + is huge! Have so much fun at brunch!

  10. um I totally want some of those hearts. It has been an age since I had them. I got a 6 last year - like November maybe? Yeah right before thanksgiving, and I was totally using a 4, not even a 4S and it had seen better days lol!

  11. Have a wonderful weekend, I need to pick up some of those hearts! xo

  12. Ooooh birthday brunch sounds FABULOUS.. enjoy!

    This short week was rough for me too, but so thankful for Friday. Loved all the positive inspiration on Monday :)

    Happy Friday!

  13. What a fun night out on Monday! I love those conversation hearts (minus the green ha). Have so much fun at brunch and birthday celebrating, ladies!

  14. Oh have a fab birthday brunch with M! Sounds like you had a fab week! Happy Friday girlie!!

  15. I love that MLK graphic! And I also have a 4S right now and have been meaning to upgrade. Luckilly my battery life is fine and I can still do upgrades or Id probably be in a hurry to replace them faster! My husband has a 5C and 5S, so Im sure we will have a 6 sometime soon. Happy Friday!

  16. Admittedly I have a huge thing for conversation hearts as well. I can't believe some people find them gross! My fiance (then boyfriend) once made me this giant cardboard heart with little conversation hearts glued all the way around the outside as a massive valentine's day gift our junior year in college. I still have it!

  17. Yes, I love those little sweet treats too... For me it's the combo of the little love notes and the iconic hearts that get me all excited. I love bday brunches too, always full of great fashion, great food, awesome convo, and tasty mimosas!!!! Have fun and happy bday to the bday girl!

  18. Ah I'm so jealous you got the 6! I have the 5s, but that's only because I had to upgrade last summer and couldn't hold out for the new one to be released. I was using a 4 (not even s!) and it was so slow and the camera quality was horrible. Looks like you have a fun weekend ahead of you!

  19. I had the gold iphone6 too and I love it. Definitely worth the upgrade!

    xx Lindsay

    Wandering 20-Something. | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog.

  20. brunch sounds amazing and I loved following along your weekend adventures...TOO fun :) xo!

  21. Thanks for sharing these life moments with us! Always love reading through Friday Five posts :)

    By the way, I am giving away $25 gift card to The Mint Julep Boutique! I’d love if you can send your entries!

    Life in the Fash Lane

  22. I only just upgraded form the 4s to the 6 a few weeks ago and the world became a little brighter hehe

  23. It looks like an excellent week! When it comes to phones, I usually ended up finagling [did I spell that right?haha] an early upgrade because I just can't wait. And I have already purchased some candy hearts!!! I love them!

    Thanks for linking up!

  24. Sounds like you had a great week. I finally took the plunge and upgraded to an iPhone6. I love it so much. The 4 that I had wouldn't even allow me to take a picture anymore. Thanks for linking up to H54F!

    Della@Della Devoted


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