High Five For Friday 5/29

May 29, 2015

Today I am sharing with you five things that I find meaningful or awesome over this past week, as part of “High Five for Friday” with some of my favorite blogging buddies, so here we go:
Memorial day weekend was filled with family time, celebrating my father-in-laws Birthday (see post here) and spending time with our neighbors swimming at one of our local rivers. While I wish I had photos of our actual swimming and picnic excursions on memorial day we didn’t bring our phones or cameras so just imagine cold water, sand and toys and loads of good sandwiches and chips, fruits and laughter.

On Tuesday I mentioned (here) that we FINALLY opened up our Etsy shop. View our shop here and get a discount on your order now through Tuesday with the code OPENDAY5 to get 5% off (not including shipping).



There have been so many doctors and dentist appointments the past two weeks. My Xander HATES brushing his teeth, he will scream and have a melt down- well you guessed it his dentist appointment was the same way and nothing got accomplished. After the appointment though and before bed Xander reached for his “complimentary” tooth brush and paste from the dental office and set up his own brush with tooth paste and attempted to brush on his own with little gags here and there- I had to get photos of it and he actually liked his photos taken during the process. GO XANDER! He even tried to floss and he allowed me to floss some of his teeth.


The winner of the Target Gift Card giveaway (from here) is Kelly Delrosso! Congrats Kelly! Thanks goes to all the bloggers who contributed (*psst..if you are a blogger and want to contribute $5-$20 towards giveaways like this in the future just contact me for collaboration rachel(dot)garay@me(dot)com). Thanks!

I didn’t post yesterday (Thursday) because after hosting a Birthday/Target giveaway and opening up an Etsy shop I just needed a break from worrying about a post for Thursday. I spent Wednesday night going to church which was much needed and I learned ALOT, that I can’t wait to learn more about and implement in my life. Details coming!


Last but not least, we are having a yard sale this coming Saturday and so a lot of Thursday night revolved around photographing favorite or “catchy” items to post online to advertise.  Tonight will be full of more sorting through things to sell and getting things set up for a yard sale Saturday morning.

Thanks for reading about my week. What were some highlights in your week?


Linking up with: High Five for Friday



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  • Andrea Nine May 29, 2015 at 7:28 am

    You guys have got to be one of the most precious families Ever!!!!!! Good luck with your sale sweetie. I have one every other year. They are a lot of work but a lot of fun and I love chatting with everyone who comes. Enjoy it and the whole sweet weekend ahead!!! xo


  • Susan May 29, 2015 at 10:29 am

    What a lovey family(: Stop by today and link up with us for Charming Friday! Susan

  • Becky @ bybmg May 29, 2015 at 11:14 am

    Sounds like a great week. Glad for Xander catching the toothbrush love a little bit! Our Henry loves the dentist because of the new toothbrush and the treasure box!

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom May 29, 2015 at 12:11 pm

    I just added your Etsy shop to my favorite list on Etsy for when I have extra money to shop!! Sounds like you had a great Memorial Day!


  • Amy Ann May 29, 2015 at 12:48 pm

    Sounds like a great week. I can’t believe you usually blog every day!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • Claire May 29, 2015 at 12:49 pm

    I haven’t been to a yard sale in so long, you will have so much fun while clearing out your closets! haha!

    God bless,

    XO, Claire


  • Sarah @ Bows and Clothes May 29, 2015 at 1:27 pm

    Looks like you had a great week. Xander is too cute! Thanks for doing the giveaway! Have a great weekend!


  • Carly May 29, 2015 at 3:24 pm

    Those baby girl clothes are so cute! Have a great weekend
    Dresses & Denim

  • Melissa May 29, 2015 at 3:56 pm

    Sounds like a super busy, but fun week!!! Congratulations on starting your etsy store!!!


  • Kathleen May 31, 2015 at 12:37 am

    Such a beautiful family – dentist trips are never very fun though 🙂

  • Teresa May 31, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    Your family is beautiful. You are a blessed woman!


  • Katie @ Cup of Tea June 1, 2015 at 1:55 pm

    Sounds like such a busy week! Especially considering you were also prepping for a yard sale. Hope that went well! And woohoo for your little one just diving in and brushing his teeth. My girl doesn’t like me to brush her teeth, but isn’t all that effective on her own…. she just sucks all the toothpaste off! Sigh… but celebrate the victories, and you had a big one! Hope you all had a great weekend!

    Katie @ Cup of Tea

  • Tif @ Bright on a Budget June 1, 2015 at 11:42 pm

    Catching up on my blog reading:) It looks like you all had a wonderful week. I can sympathize with the dentist appt. While Kane did great the first time he went to the dentist, he doesn’t do so well other places. Congrats on opening your Etsy shop, friend!!! And I hope your yardsale went well too!