{5 on friday}

Annnddddd......We're back for another 5 on Friday! It really is my favorite blogging day of the week for many reasons {the opportunity to meet new bloggers, the fact that my post is already planned out besides my 5 things, and getting to see many new fabulous ideas, projects, pics, recipes and so much more}! Let's get started!

I was estactic to be contacted by Tiny Prints a few weeks back about the opportunity to work with them {using their products, posting about them, linking up with them, etc.}! Of course I jumped right on that as I've been using them for several years now and LOVE their products. I have never had anything but the best quality from them {no, they did not ask me to say all of this}!! ;) After a wonderful phone conversation, we decided our first little "project" together will be Ella's 2nd Birthday Party! Invitations were ordered yesterday...can't wait to show you them!! They are darling {and no, I didn't end up going with the Minnie Mickey theme}. They are very whimsical and fun and knew they were THE ones the second I ran across them! Many updates to follow!
I am absolutely in love with the Skip Hop Zoo Luggage! I first ran across them at Target and then got to looking online and found that there were so many more items of this particular line. I have {to date} ordered 3 pieces of luggage for Christmas gifts this year. I plan to monogram each of them and can't wait to see how they turn out!!! The first three pictured happen to be the ones I ordered! ;)
Ella and I enjoyed a play date and lunch yesterday with one of my bests and she served this amazing Greek Pasta Salad from HEB. If you're local {or have an HEB near you}, this is a must! So tasty!!!
My sister came into town this past weekend and we enjoyed a mini getaway to the beach! She hadn't been to the beach in forever {3 years to be exact}, so was ready to get away and relax before she begins a new school year teaching at a brand new school. I always enjoy getting to see my sis and getting to watch her play with Ella, but this time was even more fun as we got to spend three days together {which has been rare lately}! We enjoyed lots of play time on the beach, seafood 2 nights in a row, sunsets, and golf cart rides to look at all the new development since she had been down {our beach house is located exactly where IKE took place 5 years ago, so a lot has changed since her last time down}. I never take for granted time with my precious family!
Tonight I leave for an overnight MOPS leadership retreat to finish all of our planning for the upcoming year. We have 81 women in our MOPS group {can you believe} and 9 on the waiting list?!?! Our theme is year is "A Beautiful Mess"....perfect, huh?! I love this organization! I'm so excited to spend a night with these sweet gals!
Wishing you all a happy and healthy weekend!!


A Wedding Story said...

Always love your Friday posts! Can't wait to see how the MOPS bags turn out, have fun at the retreat. Our MOPS has a lot of girls too, not sure of how many, but it's always so much fun to meet new mama friends.

Looks like you guys had fun at the beach! Sister time is always fun :)

[darci @ the good life] said...

Yes, LOVE Tiny Prints..... super cute and affordable!!

It looks like y'all had so much fun on your beach trip with your sister --- so awesome that y'all have a beach house down there!

And enjoy your night away with your MOPS mamas! I've been wanting to find a MOPS group or something similar nearby!

Happy weekend, girl!

Arielle said...

That luggage is cute! And that's fun your sister got to come visit:)

Carol Bennett Kaune said...

Yum! That pasta salad looks delicious! I love how I am the only one commenting about the food. ;) Love the luggage too and your daughter is too cute!

Brett said...

I just purchased the owl backpack for my nephew's birthday present, he is
One, haha, but my sister wanted it to tote his toys and stuff around in. They're SO cute :)

Colleen Sullivan said...

We love Tiny Prints too! I've always been happy with everything we've ordered through them.

Love the MOPS "Beautiful Mess" theme -- and the graphic is so perfect!!

Julianne @ Bogs and Bows said...

Agree, nothing but great things to say about Tiny Prints!
That luggage is so cute... maybe if I get some for my nephew for Christmas, my sister will get my hint & come visit more often too ;)

Lizzie Simantz said...

Love that luggage as well! Something about little cute animals gets me every time :) Btw, my daughter's name is Ella too - such a pretty name and your little girl is so darn cute!!


Our Little Family said...

I am planning on signing up for MOPS this year! I can't wait!