Friday, May 29, 2015

Five on Friday {May 30, 2015}



TGIF! Even though this was a short work week, it somehow still felt long (probably due to trying to cram 5 days of work into only 4!). Nevertheless, the weekend is finally here, and I am more than ready for it. Here are the 5 things I’m loving this week:
 
 
Memorial Day happenings

NYC was blessed with gorgeous weather on Monday, so what better way to celebrate than with a leisurely picnic? A group of friends and I met up in Central Park with our blankets, snacks, and a football to toss around. It was a perfectly loungey afternoon…if only all Mondays could be so lovely!

Poshmark
I know I’m late to the party on this one, so please let me know…who else is a fan of Poshmark? For other newbies like me, Poshmark is an app where you can buy and sell gently used clothing and accessories. There are some really fantastic finds on there! I’ve been trying to purge my closet but it’s hard to part with certain expensive items, so this is a great way to make a little cash while clearing out some room in my little studio. I’ve only just started exploring the site and have slowly added a few things to my closet, so any pro tips would be very welcome! You can find my closet on Poshmark at @SequinB and M’s closet at @Mosses. Also, if you sign up using referral code PHHCH, you and I will each receive a $5 credit - so get shopping!


Trader Joe's Goat Cheese

I’ve never been shy about my love for Trader Joe’s, and it seems like there is always some brilliant product to discover each time I go! T and I have recently started cooking more (and therefore, started making more frequent Trader Joe’s runs), and we came across this yummy cheese. Gals, I’m telling you, it is transformative and a welcome addition to practically every dish! It’s been a particular hit in our homemade pizzas and quesadillas. Do yourselves a favor and drop this in your cart the next time you’re hitting up TJs – I promise, you won’t regret it!


DIY Ikea Hacks

I’ve been yearning for some new craft projects lately and feeling drawn to furniture, so of course I’ve been stalking Pinterest for inspiration. I swear, some of these transformations are simply magical – I’m not quite sure yet how I’ll recreate or put my own spin on them, but here are a few of my favorites:


Bar Cart

 Dresser Makeover

Desk

Succulents

And speaking of home d├ęcor, I’ve been intrigued by this succulent arrangement and am contemplating making my own. I really love the rustic feel of the succulents mashed up with the gold, gem-shaped vessel! Between this and the DIY projects, I’m definitely starting to settle into some summer nesting (and plan to balance it all out with lots of fun warm weather soirees and excursions, of course!).

  May your weekends be filled with sunshine and fun!


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

29 comments :

  1. Love those IKEA hacks--I always am amazed at how people make these transformations. And just wish someone would do it for me lol

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  2. I love seeing all these IKEA hacks - we've done one but I know there is at least one other one I want to try too!!! I hope you enjoy your weekend girl!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  3. I'm also in love with succulents, I keep buying more and more. Poshmark sounds awesome. I definitely need to check this out!

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  4. The IKEA hacks are great!! I always love the ideas but just don't think I can do them. And I've been eying succulents lately!!!
    have a great wknd!!

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  5. TJ's always has the best cheese selection! I could live on it

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  6. Ahhh picnics in the park, amazing way to spend a summery holiday! And now you've got me all excited for my trip to Trader Joes at lunch... I'm going to want to buy all the stuff :)

    Happy Friday <3

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  7. Trader Joe's always has a great selection of cheeses. :-) Your picnic in the park looks like a lot of fun too. I hope that both of you ladies have a fabulous weekend!!! :-)

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  8. I love the Ikea Hacks!! I so want a bar cart, so fantastic. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  9. Sounds like your summer is already in full swing...an old fashined picnic in the park is always a fun time! And I'm a huge succulent fan...you really can't kill them ;)

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  10. I'm a Poshmark'er! I typically browse and buy more than I sell. Although I have a pile of clothes I'm thinking about trying to sell on there. I scored a great deal on a pair of silver sparkly Sperry's a few weeks ago... $25! Have a fantastic weekend!

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  11. That goat cheese looks so yummy! I'm a big fan of Trader Joe's AND goat cheese! :)
    Central Park looks so beautiful! I'd love to go:)

    Have a great weekend!

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  12. What a nice and relaxing MDW! That looks like a blast! I have been meaning to sign up for Poshmark for a while now! When I do I will definitely use your code! Have a fabulous weekend, love!

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  13. i've only just recently jumped on the succulent bandwagon but THEY ARE SO CUTE. <3

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  14. A picnic for memorial day sounds perfect and one in central park – even better! I’ve been on a search for some DIY’s to do this summer too – all those ideas look like so much fun. I love the bar cart, of course.

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  15. Sounds like you had the perfect Memorial Day celebration! It was pouring down rain here (of course), so I envy you. :) Girl, I love Poshmark! I've made quite a bit of money so far selling some of my stuff, so I hope that you have the same kind of luck. Have a great weekend!

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  16. Goat cheese is one of my favorite dairy indulgences for sure! So good!!! And I am about to go crazy with plants and succulent all over the place. Outside, inside...no space will be left unturned. Hope you have a fabulous weekend!

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  17. Looks like a perfect picnic! Loving that dresser makeover too. Succulents are great! You should definitely try a DIY, we just did one a few weeks ago. Enjoy your weekend :)
    Winks and Eyerolls

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  18. What a perfect memorial day. Picnics are such a fun thing to do with friends and I usually forget doing something like that when we have some free time. I'm in love with your DIYs - I've been wanting to do the bar cart and dresser, too. Now to find the time and the space...

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  19. The dresser makeover is really pretty. I like the details in the desk, it makes it really stand out. Have a great weekend!

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  20. i have never had goat cheese, i'll have to try it out. and i have seen that desk before, i want to do it so bad! i'm so jealous of your memorial day picnic!!
    i used to shop on poshmark (web, not app) but i wasn't a huge fan of the system as a whole - i prefer ebay. and i really prefer using paypal! (unless they have changed that?)
    have a good weekend ladies!

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  21. A picnic in the park sounds like a perfect way to spend Memorial day especially with sunny weather. The TJ's goat cheese sounds delish! I'll have to pick that one up next time...Happy weekend!

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  22. mmmm that goat cheese looks amazing. And I love those IKEA hacks. Have a great weekend - thanks for linking up!

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  23. I love Ikea hacks! I am wanting to do one for a dresser soon! Glad I found your blog through the friday link up :)

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  24. So jealous of your Monday, I love hanging out in Central Park! I love all your DIY inspiration!

    Kristin
    Crumbs & Curls

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  25. Your picnic looks all sorts of perfect! and YAY for succulents...I can't wait to see what kind of DIY projects you do :) Enjoy your weekend! XO!

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  26. Love your picnic fun! I am obsessed with succulents so I love #5. I've been using PoshMark for years, but I'm finally getting better at it. I just followed both of you girls on there! xoxo

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  27. OBSESSED with Ikea hacks! I love looking at them. People are just so creative (I'm not... but I yearn to be!) And that goat cheese is so fantastic - shoot, Trader Joe's can do no wrong! Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

    Katie @ Cup of Tea

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  28. What a perfect way to spend Memorial Day! I've never been to the park, but I've always wanted to go. I've just been to NYC once (gasp!) and we didn't have time to go:( One of my good friends from law school is from the city, so we were staying with her. And now you've got my creative juices flowing, which if my husband knew, would probably send him into hiding. . .he lives in fear of my next project.hahaha

    Tif
    www.brightonabudget.com

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