Friday, February 13, 2015

Five on Friday {February 13, 2015}


Happy Friday Gals! I know I say this every week, but this week has been dragging, and I am so excited to finally start this long weekend we have ahead! As always, I’m kicking things off with my five favorites of the week.


Valentine's Day
crostini // kale // pasta // tart
Are we all sick of hearing about Valentine’s Day yet?! Well for those who are over it, luckily it’ll be here and gone by Sunday! I feel like I fall somewhere in the middle when it comes to Valentines. I don’t like to make a huge fuss, but I like to do something, and this year, that something happens to be cooking a nice dinner at home with GG! We’ve opted to stay in the past couple years, and I honestly like it way better than shelling out for an overprice prix fix menu. Plus, we’re often so busy during the week, that it really is a special occasion if we get to cook together and make something that takes longer than 20 minutes! We’re still finalizing the menu, but above are some of my favorite Pinterest picks – let me know if you have any delicious recommendations!


GALentines Day
via
And while not everyone is a fan of Valentine’s Day, I think we can all get behind the concept GALentines Day!! I mean, pretty much every time B and I get together it’s Galentine’s Day, but I’m loving all of the ideas on this hilarious list.  And when all else fails, pour yourself a cocktail, get together with your best gals, and don't forget to add in a Galentine's Day Conversation Heart Printable.

I mean, a love greater than nail polish should certainly be celebrated!



New Work Tote – Recommendations Needed!!

Starting next week, my job is being relocated about 40 miles north of where I live, and I’ve decided to start commuting via the bus instead of driving. While this is all around not ideal, the only silver lining is that I’m treating myself to a large new tote bag, since I can’t possible commute without one, right?! I *think* I’ve narrowed my choice down to either the Gigi Teddie Tote or the Cuyana Tote. I think I’m leaning slightly towards the Gigi, since it’s lined and has an inner zipper pouch, but I love the look of the Cuyana and prefer the Caramel color they offer, especially after seeing Meghan’s gorgeous post that featured it! I know many of you have one or the other, so people give me some opinions and let me know which one I should pull the trigger on!



Favorite cocktail of the week
Image courtesy of Recent Somethings
Thanks to everyone who stopped by for our monthly cocktail link-up! I absolutely love all of the delicious recipes you guys posted and wanted to feature my very favorite from the link-up – Shelby’s Crown and Coke Float! I love me some Crown Royal, but add in coke and ice cream.. ummm yes!! Growing up, I used to love getting a float as a sweet treat, and really the only thing that could possibly make it better is a little alcohol, so well done with this one Shelby!



Favorite Guilty Pleasure of the Week

And lastly, I need to give a nod to my most favorite of guilty pleasures – the train wreck that is Vanderpump Rules! Who else is right there with me on this one?! While the focus of this episode may have been on Scheana’s wedding, I can’t get enough of the Kristen/Tom/Miami Girl drama. I’m still on the fence if anything actually went down in Miami, but one thing’s for certain, Kristen is 100% crazy and still totally obsessed with Tom! It almost makes me feel bad for little baby James, and Ariana should definitely watch her back if she ever finds herself alone in a dark alley! I read that they just filmed the reunion this week, so I’m hoping all of these rumors and accusations come to a head and we finally get some answers!   

What are you all up to this weekend?

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

 

27 comments :

  1. Vanderpump is a total guilty pleasure of mine too! I kind of can't wait for the reunion, even though the season isn't over yet!
    All of those meals for a Valentine's Day at home look super tasty!
    Hope you have a good weekend!!

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  2. i need to check out vanderpump rules! love her--she is so gorgeous! and i love valentine's day! happy weekend to y'all!!

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  3. You definitely need a new tote! I currently take the train to commute to work and I've been doing it without a tote but it sucks. I need to find a cute one stat! And totally love Vanderpump Rules! That is definitely my biggest guilty pleasure. Kristen is so cray cray. LOL! Happy Friday!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  4. Seriously, Kristen is insane!! I'm glad that it looks like James sees the light next week because I have no idea why he's putting up with all of this - it's so not normal! And I'm looking forward to hearing what people say about your two tote options, I've been torn between the same two!

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  5. Oh Vanderpump Rules was just hilarious this week but I have to say I can't wait for the actual reception so we can see what a mess that was!! I love both totes and have heard great things so can't wait to see what you decide to go with!! Have a great weekend girl! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

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  6. I'm so obsessed with Vanderpump rules. That show is so insane. While I love the Cuayana tote I prefer the shape of the GiGi one. So the GiGi one would be mine choice.. Looking forward to seeing which on you choose. Happy Friday.

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  7. I've only seen Vanderpump Rules a handful of times, but wow - it's a hot mess. It's one of those shows that's so bad but you can't turn away. Hope you have a good weekend!

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  8. I'm with you on Valentine's day. I don't want to not recognize the day but I'm pretty much over it. We are just staying in too but we've got to decide what to cook! I'll be checking out those recipes!

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  9. Gigi New York all the way! Love their bags and clutches!

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  10. OMG - I totally feel you about Valentine's Day. Billy and I are going to dinner next weekend. I am so over being rushed in and out for an overpriced Prix Fixe menu. I think we are going to either cook at home or do something close by and easy with Taylor. I hope you have a fabulous Galentine's Day as well! So fun! P.S. I vote for the Gigi tote!

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  11. I really want a Gigi clutch they are so gorgeous especially with the monogramming!

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  12. Oo both of those tote bags are so pretty, love them! You definitely need a new one for your new commute! Have a great Valentine's weekend!

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  13. Totally embracing a GALentines weekend with my BFF! Have the best Friday!

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  14. Happy VAL/GALentine's Day! Love the staying home idea...enjoy!!! :)

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  15. I am with you, cooking a great meal in for vday is so much better than a crowded overpriced restaurant! Hope you have a great weekend!

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  16. I didn't know Galentines day was actually a thing (like a tv thing anyway) lol so I love this! I think you should totally go for the black bag, sorry your work is relocating! that sucks!

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  17. I feel exactly the same as you about Valentine's Day... not a fan of it, but I do like to stay in and cook a nice dinner and spend time together. I don't want to give in to the overpriced commercialism that is the day when we really should be appreciating and loving our significant others every day of the year :)

    Happy Friday <3

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  18. Stopping by from the link up and love your 5! Im obsessed with all things Cuyana - they just hold up so so well!! That's my vote :) Happy Valentine's Day!

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  19. The black tote wind in my opinion! And I love the Galentines day concept haha.

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  20. I love the look of the Cuyana but I totally know the needing of functionality with a purse, and if there are no pockets, you will never find anything in a large tote - unless its filled with individual smaller totes. I totally watch Vanderpump Rules/RHOBH and Kristen is messed. And Jax is messed. And I love the drama. I cant wait to see the drama unfold at Scheanas reception next week.

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  21. I'm with you... I fall somewhere in the middle. I don't hate Valentine's Day, but I'd rather spend it with my girls. You know I am partial to the Cuyana! Thanks for the shout out on that! :) Also, I need to get on board with the Vanderpump Rules. I hear so much but I've never seen it! Hope you had a great weekend, lady! xoxo

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  22. Yay for a new bag!! I would say just make sure it has a good zipper. You don't want to worry about your stuff spilling out!!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  23. This is my first year to hear the term "GALentine's Day" :) I like it though! I hope you had a great weekend!!! And I love the Gigi :)

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  24. Love it - and thought your Insta picture for Galentines was perfect. I miss you girls and need more brunch in my life (and champagne, obvi).
    I think I need to get on the Vanderpump bandwagon - I'm a Housewives girl, but clearly need to broaden my horizons ;)
    Hope you enjoyed the Vday in! xo

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  25. Love both of the large totes! I just picked up one for myself. And plenty of smaller clutch-style bags to hold all the little bits and bobs that can get lost in the bottom :) Hope you had a wonderful weekend! Thanks as always for linking up with us at H54F!!

    Katie @ Cup of Tea

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  26. Those totes are both gorgeous--I don't think you could go wrong with either of them. Also, there's a restaurant we've went to both this year and last year for Valentine's Day that was perfect! You could make reservations, but their menu wasn't set and the prices were the same as any other day of the year. Hope you all had a wonderful one!!!

    Thanks for linking up with us:)
    Tif
    www.brightonabudget.com

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