High Five for Friday

It’s that time again, folks! Another week has come and gone, which means we are one week closer to summer! 

We experienced 80-degree weather here in Wisconsin this week, and let me tell you – it was glorious. We are headed to Schaumburg this weekend to see family and celebrate Mother’s Day, and it looks like the temperatures are going to remain in the mid-70s. Cue the hallelujah chorus.

Anyways, wherever you are and whatever you do this weekend, I hope you have a blast! And, a special shout out to all the mom’s out there – us kids couldn’t do anything we do without your love and support. 

Here is a recap of my week.  

1. I miss these fools already. It was such a great girl’s weekend and wonderful to be reunited with a couple of my closest gals. Weekends like that make me miss our college days when we all lived within five minutes of each other.

2. Part of our St. Louis excursion last weekend included a trip to the St. Louis Zoo. It’s one of the last free zoos in the U.S., and Breann was telling me she’s pretty sure it is ranked one of the best only behind the San Diego Zoo. I believe it! My favorite exhibit was the butterfly garden – hundreds of butterfly species fly around this beautiful gated garden while visitors walk right through it. I was able to capture this little guy before he flew away.

3. The wedding album I designed on Blurb.com arrived this week! Ryan and I had such a blast looking through it. I can’t believe this time last year I was knee-deep in wedding planning … oh, how I miss it so! 

4. If you watch Nashville, you need to go pick up the season two, volume two, soundtrack NOW. It is unbelievable. I’ve been listening to it on repeat all week. My favorite track? I Ain’t Leavin’ Without Your Love. 

5. I curled my second-day hair yesterday. I’m not sure how I feel about it yet; I think I need to let my hair grow back out some before I attempt this again. Or, I just need to use a smaller barrel.

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  • Krystal R.

    Your hair looks great in that pic. Also it must have been so much fun looking through your wedding album. As much stress as Im sure wedding planning is, I think people should embrace it because when its gone its gone. Have a great weekend girl!

  • Debra Stachelski

    Looking forward to spending the weekend with you and Mr. in the Midwest!

  • Britt @Perpetually Daydreaming

    Love me some Nashville! I will have to check out the soundtrack. And your hair looks great!

  • Kristen Warren

    i think your hair looks adorable in that pic, i want mine to do that! and yay for wedding albums – i loved mine! but i am so glad i am away from the wedding planning, lol.

  • I think your hair looks perfect! You nailed that natural wave look. I absolutely love Nashville! Did you watch the live concert episode they did? Oh tell me about your necklace in that first picture I love it! Thanks so much for linking up!! Hope you have a great weekend! xoxoxoxo

  • You just reminded me– we STILL need to order our wedding album through our photographer & our anniversary is in just a few weeks! I've never heard of blurb.com– but I'm going to check it out now. I was so ready to be out of college but the thing I miss the most is living so close to all of your friends– definitely something I took a little bit for granted while I was still in college! I think your hair looks amazing! Did you use a curling iron or a wand?

  • Mia- MakeMeUpMia

    I LOVE Nashville so much, I've got to get that album! I think your hair looks perfect, I'm jealous. Have a great weekend!

  • Biana Perez

    Love the curly hair!! I'm obsessed with the music on nashville and totally think it should be played on the radio not just the show (maybe it is but i dont listen to the radio lol)!! You should do a review of how you liked the wedding album from the site!!! Happy Friday!

  • Julie Joy

    Stopping by for the linkup! Love your hair curled! yay for 80 degree weather! I'm jealous! 🙂

  • Thanks for stopping by! And, yes – the weather is quite nice here. 🙂

  • They should play the Nashville music on the radio! My guess is that they don't because of contracts and royalties. And, that's a great idea for a future post – I LOVE blurb.com.

  • Thanks, girl! I never curl my hair, so I always feel a bit out of my element when I do. You must get the Nashville album, it's so awesome!

  • Thanks, girl! I used a 1 1/4 barrel curling iron – I haven't quite mastered the curling wands yet. And, blurb.com is seriously the best. I use it for all my photo books!

  • Of course I watched the live concert special, it was amazeballs! That necklace from the first pic is actually from the Apt. 9 line at Kohl's – it's just a simple chunky gold chain, but I love it. Have a great weekend!

  • lol, a lot of recent brides have said that to me, but I miss it! It almost makes me consider taking up a career in wedding planning. BUT no bridezillas allowed 🙂

  • Thanks, girl! And yes, the Nashville album is awesome. I highly recommend it!

  • I totally agree with you! If you're lucky, you only get married once so you might as well enjoy it. I loved every minute of it, and I sure do miss it. Thanks for reading, and have a great weekend!

  • You are headed to my neck of the woods this weekend! I want to pick up that album too! Have a great weekend!

  • I love your hair! And I love Nashville so I think I need to pick up that CD. I am always hoping I'll hear some of the songs on the radio but never do! This time last year we were knee deep in wedding planning, too – where did the time go?! I can hardly believe it's almost been a year!

  • Maya McDonald

    Your hair is so beyonce flawless girlfriend! Also, can we re-do the weekend?! xx

  • juliet_polilova

    love your look on the last photo!
    very nice blog by the way 🙂

    kisses from Russia,
    Juliet
    http://www.julietpolilova.com