High Five for Friday 5/2

June 5, 2015

Thank God it is Friday! This week has sure had its rough spots since my husband started back to school for summer sessions but there have been more good things in the week and so I will share those with you as part of the High Five For Friday link up, hosted by Tif, Katie, Della and Caitlin.


1). I was honored when Katie of this particular link up e-mailed me to let me know I was the featured blogger for today from last Friday’s link up. Thank you, thank you ladies!!! What an honor! When I asked Katie why I was featured she commented with “Because you are awesome” haha! Well how “awesome” is that. I hope you can link up a post about your week or five things in your week below. (see the link up link below).

2). My wonderful sister-in-law Jasmine started a fashion blog after months of talking about it and she recently asked me to help her get started. This past Wednesday she created her first post, so please stop by and wish her a hello- her blog is shoesandallthatjazz.wordpress.com. She is a lover of shoes, jewelry and purses. We share a love for Michael Kors, and many more designers and this girl has a basement closet filled with shoes and purses that her hubby (my brother-in-law) made for her so while she is a momma she is a fashionista at heart!!!


3). Nevaeh got out of school yesterday and made all A’s on her report card as well as pass her standardized tests with advanced scores woohoo! We are proud of you Nevaeh. I am also glad that I don’t have to worry about setting my alarm to get her on the bus as well, YAY!!!!


4). After promoting our Etsy shop opening last week we finally got our first buyer, woohoo! I already have a ton of ideas to add to the Etsy shop, like  graphic coffee mugs and more cork boards for jewelry although I am debating about framing some. You can visit our Etsy store here. I am looking to run another sale either on 4th of July or that weekend so stay tuned for a sale and possibly new listings to the store before then.


5). Since it was a rainy week all week I decided Wednesday night to bake some sugar cookies using this recipe here. I substituted the 1 cup of butter for a cup of vegetable oil since we were out of butter. The kids and I made like 30 cookies I think or so it seems like it haha! We loved them.  (See the picture above with two pans, there was actually three pans like this) and there are still cookies left in the fridge for those sugar craving moments.

What was your week like?

Linking up with: High Five For Friday

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  • Ginny June 5, 2015 at 8:48 am

    Yay for Nevah’s grades, way to go!

  • Brenda @ Chatting Over Chocolate June 5, 2015 at 9:01 am

    Congrats to your girl on those awesome academic achievements! Wishing her (and her mom) a terrific summer!! πŸ™‚

  • Andrea Nine June 5, 2015 at 9:02 am

    Can I come get one of those cookies now to go with my coffee??? Yum! That lil girlie got all A’s. Yay!!! She is smart, like her mama! πŸ™‚ I hope your weekend is full of love, fun and smiles sweet lady!!


  • Bri @ My Life As... June 5, 2015 at 9:26 am

    Congrats to Nevaeh!

  • Megan June 5, 2015 at 9:35 am

    I will go check your sister in law’s blog out now! Those cookies look so good right now! Have a great weekend!

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom June 5, 2015 at 3:44 pm

    Yay on all of the straight A’s!!!


  • Teresa June 5, 2015 at 3:49 pm

    Congrats on your first etsy sale. I enjoyed your post earlier this week about wearing glasses, by the way. My husband is self-conscious about glasses, but I love how he looks when he wears them.

  • Jan June 5, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    Just favorited your shop so when I am in an Etsy shopping mood, I can see your stuff on my feed πŸ™‚


  • Jill June 5, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    Congrats on your daughters report card! Cookies are my downfall! I would have eaten all 30 within the day! Have a great weekend!

    Doused In Pink

  • Corinne June 5, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    I’m glad to hear the etsy shop is going well! Congrats on being featured, too πŸ™‚

    Corinne x

  • Jacqueline June 5, 2015 at 7:19 pm

    Sounds like a great week! Congrats on all As!
    Stylin In St. Louis

  • Amy Ann June 5, 2015 at 9:04 pm

    So cool about your SIL, your daught, and the Etsy shop. SO much good news in one post!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • Susan June 6, 2015 at 6:34 am

    Yippee for Nevaeh! And your sister in law is lovely! We had a crazy week and are hoping things slow down a tad(: Happy weekend Rachel! Susan

  • Susan June 6, 2015 at 6:37 am

    I tried to leave a comment on your SIL’s blog and It would not allow me to do so. I am not sure what I did wrong, but I wanted you to know(: Susan

  • Grace June 6, 2015 at 12:08 pm

    Wow, it seems like I have missed a lot of new changes in your life! Congrats for your sister-in-law’s new blog and your shop! Great job Rachel!

    Have a great weekend and see you soon!


  • Tina Olsen June 7, 2015 at 10:09 am

    So happy that you were featured on H54F! Congrats! And WAY TO GO for your daughter getting all A’s! That’s a big deal. Enjoy your summer!

  • Becky @ bybmg June 7, 2015 at 4:28 pm

    Yay, Nevaeh! Hope you’re resting up this weekend. Thinking of you.

  • kelsey bang June 7, 2015 at 5:44 pm

    rainy week and sugar cookies! how fun!

  • Tina Bradley June 7, 2015 at 7:12 pm

    Just dropped by Jasmine’s lovely blog! Super-big congrats to Nevaeh! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

  • Ashley June 7, 2015 at 11:23 pm

    Lovely blog <3 Keep it up.

    Cheers xx Ashley