{five on friday}

Happy Friday, y'all! I've taken a little break from blogging over the past week and a half, but was excited to get back for today's link-up! Such a fun series! I love getting to read other's "top 5" for the week as well as meet new bloggers!

We had such a fun 4th of July, I had to share some of our pics! Ella was in her first little parade {I was quite proud of our little wagon, if I do say so myself}! E and her little friend had a fun time waving at the other kiddos and throwing out candy...oh wait, not my child, she ate 4 suckers by the time we were finished with the parade! Oh well...a day of celebrating = a day full of sweets and treats! ;) Later in the evening, we ventured down the street to celebrate with friends. I made these red white and blue fruit skewers with cheesecake yogurt dip! They were delish! You can find the recipe here. I didn't go all out decorating our home this year {which I normally LOVE to do}, but I did manage to set the table with some festive red, white and blue goodies {thank you, Target}! We ended the night with fireworks....E loved every single one!   

If you know me, you know I have a major sweet tooth, no really, it's a problem! You name it, I love it...but I'm especially a fan of all things chocolate and donuts! If I could only start my morning out with coffee and donuts EVERY morning....ahhh, bliss, but then my hubby would hear me complain even more about "my looks"! I know, I know, I do it to myself! Am I the only one out there?!?! All that to say, Dunkin Donuts is opening up right around the corner from us!!! How dare I not show support for our neighborhood's newest business, right?!?

How cute are these seersucker backpacks?!?! I just got Ella's in the mail the other day {pink with a navy monogram}! Sooooo cute! I bought ours from this ETSY store. They did a wonderful job! Highly recommend! 
If you follow me on Instagram, you saw this picture a couple of weeks ago, but I still wanted to share! I finished Ella's IKEA activity table for her room and was SO very pleased! She has had more fun with the chalk table. I'm about to buy a second one for the playroom! You can't beat that $14.99 price tag! 
I have been on a hunt to find anything and everything to help with polish chipping! It never fails, I paint my nails and the next day, they look as if it were a week old manicure! Grrr.....This is what was recommended to me, so here's to hoping!! I can't give an accurate product review as I used this for the first time yesterday, but a review is in order!
Thanks for stopping by today! Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!!!


Jennifer Martinez said...

love love loveee those backpacks! Is it bad that I'm considering getting one for my 6 month old for when he starts school...? And your little babe's monogrammed 4th of July dress is too cute!

jennifer @ www.theladyandhertramps.blogspot.com

Leah said...

Love that Ikea table, I need to do that for Avery's play room. Those backpacks are adorable, I'm a sucker for anything seersucker!

Chelsea said...

I love the backpack and am a sucker for anything monogramed. What a great idea for the Ikea table..


Erin said...

I am so excited about the Dunkins! Ken almost got in a wreck when I squealed the first time I saw the 'opening soon!' sign! Now... the waiting...

Rachel @ Well Worn Soles said...

Found you through 5 for Fridays and I love your blog! Those little backpacks are adorable as well as your little girl!


TheDueittFamily said...

LOVE your sweet daughter's activity table! That is such a great idea!! I might have to save that for the future when my little girl is older. Found you on Darci's link-up. Love reading your blog :)


Katie said...

I got Jaqs that backpack, too! Orange with a pink monogram :) Never mind the fact that we don't do mother's day out yet...it's for church! ;) HA!

Our IKEA table got primed yesterday! Can't wait to finish it! Yours looks absolutely adorable! Just love it!

Definitely let us know on the polish...I have the same problem! Even Shellac doesn't last more than a week on me...I must be hard on my nails.

Jenny {jennycollier.com} said...

Your 4th of July wagon turned out adorable! And so does your table!

Absolutely love!

Have a great weekend.

A Wedding Story said...

Avery has a pink seersucker backpack and it's so cute, so fun for little girls.

And oh, Dunkin'. I get myself into so much trouble at the drive thru!

Colleen Sullivan said...

Great job on the table!! Looks great! I'm obsessed with Ikea "hacks" these days! Especially for kid stuff!