Friday, June 19, 2015

Five on Friday: {June 19, 2015}

Happy Friday Gals! For once, this week actually flew by for me but I'm certainly ready to start the weekend! As always, we're kicking things off with our five favorites of the week:
 
Father's Day BBQ
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This Sunday is Father's Day and I'm so excited to honor all of the special dads in my life by hosting a BBQ at my house! The weather is threatening rain, so can everyone please say a prayer and think dry thoughts for NJ, since rain just won't do!! I'm trying to keep the BBQ fairly low key, but of course, just can't resist some personal touches, like a fun Happy Father's Day banner, and of course a signature cocktail - I'm thinking a grown up Arnold Palmer.. what does everyone think? Yay or nay?


The Patio Light are Finally Done!!

 And speaking of my backyard, you may have seen on Instagram, but I finalllly finished installing the DIY patio lights last weekend, just in time for the BBQ! It of course took way longer than expected, but I couldn't be happier with the results! We followed the tutorial outlined here, and it was honestly pretty easy (just a little time consuming). And I'm happy to report that we've already encountered a couple of heavy wind and rain storms this week, and not a single light has budged!

Road Trip to Hot Dog Johnny's
This past Saturday we took a mini-road trip to Hot Dog Johnny's. For those of you not familiar with Hot Dog Johnny's (which I'm guessing is most of you!), it's this little road side hot dog stand that has been around since pretty much the beginning of time, and has the best hot dogs ever. It also happens to be along the route GG and I used to take to get back and forth to the college we went to, University of Scranton, so when we first started dating, he took me there the very first time we drove home together... and then every single trip back and forth we took after that. So this place holds a special place in our hearts, plus.. delicious hot dogs! So we were super excited to start the tradition with Little M, and finally introduce him to one our favorite little hot spots.

Favorite New Snacks
I recently tried out the subscription snack box, Nature Box, which is a monthly subscription service that delivers healthy snacks right to your door. Even though Little M isn't even two yet, he's already pretty adept at raiding the cabinets for snacks, so I'm always on the lookout for healthier snacks. So far, I've loved everything I've tried, and definitely think this box is a keeper. My favorites have been their Sriracha Pop Pops (basically like healthy-ish flaming hot cheetos!) and their Dark Cocoa Nom Noms (I know.. the snack names could use some work!!).


New Watch Obsession


GG really outdid himself for our anniversary and on top of a fabulous night out, he gifted me with this adorable Kate Spade watch that I had been lusting over. I mean, how perfect is that martini glass?! I can't get enough and clearly the guy knows me pretty well after all of these years together!

What is everyone else up to this week? Anyone else hosting Father's Day?



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

34 comments :

  1. Awesome post:) Keep up the amazing blog ladies!

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  2. Oh I love your new watch it's so cute and perfect for summer!! great job on the DIY lights for your back yard - lots of time going to be spent out there!! Hope you guys have a wonderful weekend! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  3. Fingers crossed for no rain for you!! And I totally have that KS watch :) My husband got it for me for our anniversary a few months ago and I'm obsessed! It's so cute! Happy Friday!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  4. Your house is going to be perfect for all of the dad celebrating with those pretty patio lights!
    And can I just say I LOVE that watch?? How cute and perfect for summer!

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  5. Awwwwww I love those lights!! That watch is also on point! Thanks so much for linking up I hope you have a wonderful weekend!!!

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  6. What a fun post! Your road trip looked like a great time and sounded tasty! :) Those patio lights turned out beautifully!! Swooning over your new watch too! Love!! Enjoy celebrating Father's Day with the BBQ this weekend!! :) xo

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  7. LOVE your new lights!! AMAZING! And love that watch! Have the best wknd!

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  8. Love the lights and your new watch is so cute. I hope that both of you ladies have a fabulous weekend!! :-)

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  9. Happy Friday! Ugh, we're right there with you in hoping this rain goes away! Father's Day weekend is usually really nice around here and we'll all be down the shore, so the sun needs to come out :) Regardless, I'm sure your bbq will be great and that's so nice you will be hosting. A grown up Arnold Palmer sounds great. Winks and Eyerolls

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  10. The lights look fantastic. Love the new watch. Have a fab weekend.

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  11. Dying over the first photo – that’s perfect! I hope all goes well for the BBQ – we had to switch ours to Saturday because it’s suppose to be terrible here on Sunday. The patio looks awesome – I love the touch those lights add.

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  12. LOVE the watch! And I wanna come hang on that patio... Beautiful! Happy Weekend :)

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  13. oooo! I love your new watch! Yay for awesome gifts, huh?

    And those patio lights look absolutely amazing.

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  14. Loooooove your patio lights! We have some that we still haven't put up sadly :(

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  15. Your watch!! I love it! That patio looks amazing :)

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  16. Your lights look fabulous! This rain situation for Sunday has me all kinds of messed up. We were supposed to go to Monmouth to watch the horse races and now we just pulled the plug since there is 100% chance. I have no backup plan so I am scrambling to find something to do. Anywho, you and GG are too cute with taking the baby to your special hot dog spot! That is so sweet!

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  17. Loving those patio lights and of course that watch! I've had my eyes on that watch for a while, and am hoping my husband has taken all the hints dropped for our anniversary next week lol.

    Happy Friday <3

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  18. I love your watch! I have been wanting to try out NatureBox, too :)
    Have a Happy Father's Day!

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  19. Love love the new watch! I've been eyeing that same one in a different color! And your patio looks so pretty!!

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  20. LOVE those patio lights... I would eat outside underneath them every night if I could! Hope you have a fabulous weekend!!!

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  21. I'm hosting a Father's Day lunch too! I'm going for a mexican theme. Love that watch, he did good!

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  22. Those patio lights look great! Also, I'm totally lusting over that Kate Spade watch!
    Kelsey
    www.thepeacockroost.com

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  23. Loving those bistro lights and your new watch is fabulous! Happy Friday!

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  24. Your patio lights look amazing!!! And that Kate Spade watch is fabulous! Have a great weekend!

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  25. A grown up Arnold Palmer sounds delish!! And your patio lights turned out fab girl!

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  26. I was really hoping it would rain today and skip Sunday, but my fingers are crossed! Grown up Arnold Palmers are soooo yummy! With some Firefly!

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  27. What a perfect watch!...I vote for some Arnold Palmer's! Enjoy your weekend :)

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  28. Hope your father's day bbq works out! The lights you put up are so cute and perfect for summer bbqs. That watch is so cute :)

    Mili

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  29. I love the lights! They look so great!

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  30. We had a Fathers Day bbq this weekend, too! I hope the rain held off for you. I am intrigued by that snack box, and I love that watch! Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

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  31. How gorgeous are those patio lights?
    Perfect for bbq's this summer - and all those great parties you throw.
    Hope you had a great weekend!

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  32. I love the patio lights! We are wanting to do something like that when we want redo our patio. And that watch is gorgeous!!

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  33. Can you have us all over for a cookout on the patio?! The lights look fabulous! Xo, Stephanie

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  34. I LOVE LOVE LOVE that KS watch!!! He did well! And I love the patio lights as well. I hope your BBQ went well. Oh, and we just got our first Naturebox this week. It was really good!

    Tif
    www.brightonabudget.com

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