High Five for Friday 7/3/15

July 3, 2015

I am so excited that tomorrow is 4th of July. I am spending tonight with family members with a bonfire and tent sleeping (not really camping since it is in the yard of relatives) but close to it HA! Then the plan is to go out on the lake all day on the house boat owned by some relatives on the 4th and watch fireworks. But until then here is a review of this weeks moments as part of the High Five for Friday link up.


1). Well it was in this post here but we finally got a dog, our first dog as a family. His name is Franklin (Frank, Frank n’ Beans, Frankenstein, Frankie, etc). We just love him to pieces and think he is the perfect fit for our family. Read more about him in the link above.

2). My blog became a business!!!! YEP! If you have been blogging long for some profits here and there, then you probably have heard of ShareASale, or other affiliate sites or done sponsored posts and needed to do a W-9 to make it “official”? Correct? Well I have always backed off from sites such as these because of this. I had been fearful of giving out my SSN but finally I did a sponsored post and took the plunge and created an EIN and am now the proud owner of this blog as a business! Now I can visit former affiliate sites that intimidated me and just go in with the mindset of “hey I have a legit business name and number now so I can sign these babies.”


3). My kids love these TNT pop rocks, my hubby can’t stop spoiling my kids with these and their $1 at the grocery store we shop at.


4). I finally made this lovely Raspberry Tart pie the other night (recipe to come). I loved it with some coffee and raspberries from our own bushes.

5). My hubby and I would like to offer everyone a 5% off our items in our Etsy store for today until Monday, July 6 in celebration of July 4th. To get 5% off your order use the code FIREWORKS05 (not included with shipping costs). Thank you in advance for supporting our business. We would appreciate you sharing this sale!

I hope everyone has a great 4th of July!

Rachel xo

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  • rakel July 3, 2015 at 4:49 am

    cute post!

  • Grace July 3, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    Sounds like a wonderful day! We will go to see a TIGERS baseball that day. It is our tradition of celebrating 4th of July! Congrats for becoming a business owner! You are great! 🙂
    Take care and keep in touch!


  • Jennie July 3, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    Love your sweet little Boston Terrier – so Cute!!! Congrats on being an official business! Have fun tonight and tomorrow – sounds like a blast. 🙂

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom July 3, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    Have a wonderful 4th! Thank you so much for doing a guest post on my blog this week, too, while I was away. I really need to do that, too, where I make my blog official. I haven’t had time to do it yet, but way to go at getting it done! That photo of you and Frankin is adorable!


  • Becky @ bybmg July 3, 2015 at 3:11 pm

    I got some of those popper things, too. Can’t wait to break them out tomorrow! Happy 4th and congrats on making your blog a business!

  • kileen July 4, 2015 at 1:16 am

    your dog looks so cute! and that raspberry tart looks delicious!

    cute & little

  • Megan Ballard July 5, 2015 at 9:34 am

    Awe congrats on the dog!! So cute. I hope you had a great 4th of July. Sounded it like a blast. xo~ Megan The Fashionista Momma

  • Amy Ann July 5, 2015 at 5:19 pm

    Franklin looks so cute! Congrats on a fun family addition. You’ve had so many fun an exciting blog changes lately. Proud of you!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • Tina Bradley July 5, 2015 at 8:14 pm

    Congrats on the blogging biz! 🙂 Little Franklin is adorable and you look fabulous, Rachel! xx T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

  • Tif @ Bright on a Budget July 5, 2015 at 8:25 pm

    I hope you all had a wonderful 4th! I had forgotten about pop rocks until seeing them here. I bet Kane would love them. And congrats on becoming official!

    Thanks for linking up with us for H54F!!!