Friday, February 19, 2016

Five on Friday: Playing Catch Up

Happy Friday, everyone!  I feel like it's been forever since I did a real update or a Weekend Recap, so I thought I'd share more than just my week in today's Five on Friday.  Here's what we've been up to recently...

Valentine's Day: You know how the first anniversary is supposed to be a "paper" gift?  Well, we've decided to continue that trend all year, and instead of buying gifts for each other this year for Valentine's, we headed up to Columbia last week for a Gamecocks women's basketball game again our UConn Huskies!  What a cool arena Colonial Life is!  The game was sold out, and we were two of probably like 20 UConn fans in the whole place - haha.  We had a great time.

Blogging for Books: This has become one of my absolute favorite things!  Recently, I've been choosing cookbooks, but this time, I decided to switch it up and get an adult coloring book: Cats in Paris.  It did not disappoint!  The whole book was a fantastic combination of the typical elaborate shapes and designs you'd see in a regular adult coloring books, paired with scenes of Paris filled with hidden cats.  If you're a cat lover (like me), I definitely suggest this book for a relaxing afternoon!

Charleston Blog Society: Since the new year, I've attended a couple of fun events hosted by the founder and my favorite lady, Gillian.  After attending the Mixology Tour (here's my recap!), it was perfect that Cocktail Club hosted a happy hour for CBS, and I had a chance to go back and eat more of their bacon fat popcorn - yum!  The most recent event was a styled shoot at the Gadsden House, a beautiful historic event venue.  With rentals from EventHaus, paper goods from The Silver Starfish, desserts from Swank, bubbly from One Hope Wine and the Cocktail Bandits, I had so much fun taking photos of Gillian's wonderful styling with my new camera lens.

Kate Spade surprise sale: Y'all, this one got me.  Oy vay.  Unfortunately, neither of these items are still available, but the Sawyer Street Colorblock bag (similar to this) is huge and will be perfect for the Southern C Summit this spring.  Mike actually picked out the Riverside Street passport holder (similarly spotted), and now I just want to go on a trip - haha!

Celebrating: Well, our Panthers didn't win the Super Bowl (I'm getting over it slowly), but we did have fun watching them get there.  Plus, everyone and everywhere was decked out in their blue and white - even my love, Krispy Kreme!  There has been so much excitement lately around here, and it's been fantastic!

I hope y'all have a fantastic weekend!  Don't forget to enter here to win a gift card from Kate Fern Design, and come back Monday to see what next week's "Month of Love" giveaway will be!


23 comments:

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

I love that you have an active blogging community. There really isn't one here.

Have a great weekend!

Lauren Honeycutt said...

Isn't coloring so relaxing?? I got 4 (yes, FOUR) adult coloring books for Christmas and I love them!

Jenn said...

I did a little adult coloring book action this week too on my snow day. It's so relaxing and fun! :)

Julie said...

I have yet to get a coloring book but it's on my list. Supposedly the rumor is Costco has adult Disney ones, but I don't have a card, so getting there is tricky!

Amy Rae said...

It sounds like you've been having a lot of fun. I love adult coloring books. Oh my goodness, those doughnuts look delicious!!

I hope you have a great weekend!

Amy @ http://befilledwithj0y.blogspot.com/

Jen said...

I love that Kate Spade bag, super cute!!!

Kristina said...

I have so many blogs to catch up on. I have to have that Kate Spade bag!!! Love it! I'm all about the adult coloring books. I spend lots of time with them lately. Although mine have lots of toddler love on them too!

Nikki said...

Confession: I keep an adult coloring book in my drawer at work for when I get super stressed out! I love it! Also, LOVE the Valentine's Day table runner! Adorable!

Rebecca Jo said...

I've gotten like 3 adult coloring books from Blogging for Books - LOVE THEM ALL!!!!!

Chesson {A Southern Twenty-Five} said...

I'm just going to skip over the fact that you came to Columbia this week & I didn't know about it... :) Yay for a Kate Spade surprise sale!

Veronica-VeroSays! said...

These coloring books are so popular lately! I really need to get one! Have a great weekend!!

Missy said...

I need an adult coloring book! That passport holder is so pretty! Have a great weekend!

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

Loving your KS deals and that you guys represented UConn! Cheers to the weekend and dinner tomorrow <3
Green Fashionista

Nikki @ makeupHER said...

I loooove my adult coloring book! I was so so tempted to get something from the KS sale, but resisted...but now that passport holder is just so cute! Have a great weekend!

Lily A. said...

I've been seeing adult coloring books everywhere, I love coloring, I might just have to pick one up. Hope you have a great weekend!
xo, Lily
beautywithlily.com

Carly Messmer said...

I love adult coloring books - they help me turn my brain off and focus. Haha I think that's good for me. We were just up in Columbia for a men's game - it's a nice arena, no bad seats!

Mattie @ Northwest Native said...

I still haven't used my adult coloring book from Christmas! Cats in Paris is an awesome theme!

Carly Blogs Here said...

I want to be a Charleston blogger! It always looks like you guys have so much fun and so many cool events :) I got a few things during the KS sale too-- love the tote you picked out! And that coloring book is so cute, I love blogging for books- I'm trying to decide on my next one now!

Emily said...

Sounds like Charleston throws some great blogging and networking events. The Gadsden House looks beautiful!

Jacquelyn @ The Lowcountry Mama said...

I got my first blogging for books book in the mail today! Hope to make it to the next event =)

EdyeNicolesMakeup said...

Those donuts look amazing!! Have a great day <3

Blessings,
Edye // Gracefulcoffee.wordpress.com

Alexandra Bee Blog said...

Those Charleston Blog Society event pics are fabulous!

Macy V said...

I'm slowly getting into the coloring book trend. I just need to find time to actually finish one!

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