Friday, July 3, 2015

Five on Friday: {July 3, 2015}

Happy July 4th weekend Gals! I cannot believe how quickly the summer is flying by and that we're already into July! Sadly, I think I'm one of the only people who actually still has to work today, but I'm still super excited for the holiday weekend ahead! And at the very least, I am coming off of a short week thanks to my fabulous Florida getaway, so I guess I really can't complain too much! As always, we're kicking things off with our five favorites of the week:

Florida Vacay
This pretty much sums up the entire trip!
As I mentioned above, this past weekend was my long awaited Florida vacay to celebrate the wedding of GG's college friend, A. We had such an amazing time, and even though we were only away for 4 days, it truly felt long to us and was just what we needed to recharge our batteries and also enjoy a little adult time together. 
GG and I before the wedding
 We were able to enjoy lots of fun in the sun, relaxing reading on the beach, and some fruity cocktails, so all-in-all, it was a great trip! 
The amazing resort pool
By Monday I actually was ready to come home, especially to give Little M tons of hugs and kisses! It was great having some alone time with GG, but we both missed him terribly and were very grateful for lots of facetime with him while we were away!

Wheel of Fortune
nbd - just some wheel of fortune swag I won during the audition
Upon arriving home Monday night, I was greeted with some pretty amazing news in my mailbox - I was selected to be a contestant on Wheel of Fortune! After B's Millionaire performance, I totally got bit with the game show bug, and decided to submit an audition when I heard they'd be coming to New York for tryouts in June.  So I quickly put together a jokey 60 second audition video, submitted and about 2 days later found out that they wanted me to come and audition!
Yes, I totally kept that pencil as a keepsake
 The audition process was pretty crazy (and I'm planning to do a full recap soon in case there are any other hopefuls out there!), but overall I thought it went well and I left being told that if I was selected, I'd receive a letter within 2 weeks with the details. I was getting pretty nervous before I left for vacay since it was exactly 2 weeks since I had auditioned, but lo and behold, the letter was waiting for me in my mailbox when I got back!
 So now I continue to play the waiting game, and will be called once they have selected a film date for me, which could be anytime in the next 18 months! I'll be sure to keep everyone posted and in the meantime, I'm planning to be a hardcore wheel watcher to get in as much practice as possible!!

Party Planning for Little M's 2nd Birthday

I cannot believe in about 2.5 months, my baby will be turning 2 years old!
When did my baby become a little boy?!
 After having a pretty big first birthday party for him (check out the details here), I originally wanted to keep it low key for this year.. BUT... you know I can never resist a good party, especially one with a theme, so I threw all of that out the door and decided to do it up again this year, haha! I'm really not planning anything too crazy - we're just planning to have close friends and family over for a BBQ, but the devil's in the details and I can't wait to put together tons of personal touches and fun, crafty details.
 I'm pretty sure we've settled on a train theme (Little M loves himself a choo choo!), and have already sufficiently pinned my little heart out with cute ideas - I'm thinking more vintage train rather than the Thomas/Chuggington variety, so stay tuned as I embark on lots of party planning goodness!

Fireworks at the Beach
Our July 4th will be fairly low key this year, though I do have big plans to take in the fireworks, since it just isn't 4th of July without them! We're headed down the shore to my in-laws beach house, and I'm excited for Little M to really experience fireworks this year - and fingers crossed he isn't scared of them!

Skinnygirl Giveaway

Don't forget to enter our Skinnygirl giveaway! I know I'll be in need of some smart snacks after all of the indulging I'm planning to do this weekend!!

What is everyone else up to for the holiday weekend?!

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


  1. How are you liking Yes Please? I liked it at first but by the end I started getting annoyed with it.

  2. That is so cool that you got selected!!! YAY!! Have a wonderful weekend ladies!

  3. I am dying to read Yes Please! That is so cool that you get to be on Wheel of Fortune- how fun!! Happy 4th!


  4. I LOVE that book! And that's so flippin' amazing that you got selected to be a contestant on Wheel of Fortune! Happy 4th!!!

  5. that's so cool about wheel of fortune. i made it through round 1 of jeopardy once! and my dad was on let's make a deal back in the 80s or 90s. i don't remember if he made a deal, lol. happy 4th beautiful ladies!

  6. Happy 4th!! Congrats on being selected for Wheel! Love that party theme...enjoy the planning and keep us posted!

  7. I really want to read Yes Please! That's so exciting that you'll be on Wheel! You'll definitely have to let us know when it airs. I love that show.

  8. Isn't Yes Please such a good book?! I loved it!

  9. How fun that you will be on TV! And your little man is so cute. I hope y'all have a great 4th of July weekend!

  10. What a FUN post, M!! (I can't stop smiling after reading it - lol!) I'm so glad you enjoyed such a fantastic trip ...and can totally relate to soaking up that couple time, but being ready to reunite with your kiddo when the trip ends. :) So excited for you with the Wheel of Fortune news!!! YAY!! When B was on Millionaire I was so excited I even had to text my mom who tuned in too! lol. Glad you plan to keep us all posted on the air date. Whenever it is I'll be dropping everything to cheer you on from here! ;) Have a fantastic 4th, sweets!! Xx

  11. How amazing that you will be on Wheel of Fortune! Glad you had a nice vacation, sometimes a few days is all you need to recharge!

  12. How exciting about Wheel of Fortune!! Hope you guys have a great holiday weekend!!

  13. How exciting ! Hope you are having a great weekend.

  14. I hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July! It's nice as parents to have a getaway, but there really isn't anything better than coming home:) And I'm so excited for your Wheel adventure. A lady from back home was on it and she won 2 vehicles! I hope you kill it. Be sure to let us know when you tape and when it airs!!!!!


  15. So glad you had a relaxing getaway! And so exciting about Wheel of Fortune!!!

  16. So cool!!! Hope you guys have the best weekend!

  17. Wheel of Fortune?!? So cool!! And how was Yes, Please?? Worth the read??

  18. You two are the game show queens...HOW AWESOME! I can't wait to see what your little sweetie's party turns out's gonig to be SO cute!

  19. I am a game show junkie, I can't wait to watch you on Wheel of Fortune! What a fun experience! Xo, Stephanie

  20. So jealous of your Florida vacation and pics! Even though it's warm here what I wouldn't give for a beach! Also are you enjoying Amy Poehler's book? I am saving my copy for a big trip coming up but am dying to read it!


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