Five On Friday {5.16.14}

You know the drill – I’m linking up with DarciAprilChristina and Natasha for Five on Friday!


Lady Antebellum’s new single “Bartender” isn’t available to buy until Tuesday…and I can’t wait.  I’ve heard snippets of it, but I cannot WAIT until I can listen and dance to it in my car constantly.  It’s driving me crazy!


Abbie has a playdate on Sunday with my friend Crystal’s daughter, Lilly, at Clemyjontri Park.  It looks like so much fun and I’m excited to see them play together – the last time we got them together was back in September and all they did was kind of look at each other…this time they’ll actually be able to play!


I stumbled upon this list from Greatist the other day, and it’s amazing.  Tons of easy tips to help you lose weight, and some of them are ridiculously easy.  Simple tips like using blue plates (has an unappealing contrast to food), turning off the TV, using tall but thin glasses…they’re things anyone can do.  I spotted a few I do already, but I added TONS to my list.


Abbie has started refusing her nighttime bottle.  I don’t know if it’s because she’s ready to be done with it or because she hasn’t felt well the past few days.  She still hasn’t drank milk from a cup…but then again I haven’t really pushed it.  I talked about it a while back and was going to try to transition her off the bottles…but then life got in the way and I kind of decided not to worry about it.  Right now, she’s still getting two bottles during the day at daycare, but if she’s done with her nighttime one, I’m sure those aren’t far behind.  Hopefully she’ll take it from a cup soon so I don’t have to worry about her getting enough dairy.  It’s hard enough to get enough myself!


I got 3 months of People Premium for free as a Klout Perk, and they sent me this fun box of goodies – chevron makeup bags, a bracelet, zoya nail polish, recipe cards, and a detangling brush.  Love getting things for free!


Have a fabulous weekend!

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  1. Hi Jess! I’m a first time reader of your blog found through the fabulous Jenny at The Chronicles of We. I love your blog and can’t wait to follow along. Have a great weekend!

    1. I was ecstatic to see it on iTunes this morning and have been jamming to it all day. I’ve seen them 3 times….so a bit obsessed. Haha.

  2. Ah how did I miss that Klout perk?! That box looks amazing. Hope you have fun on the playdate! Annabelle just smacks the babies she ‘plays’ with, haha.

    1. I was so surprised to receive it! If it pops up again, you should definitely grab it. Abbie doesn’t “play” much either…but I supposed it’ll get better as she gets bigger!

  3. Thanks for sharing that list! I need a little kick to get back on track after Callie’s party/Mother’s Day splurging! As for milk… I’ve had lots of mom friends whos dr said as long as they get diary from other sources (cheese, yogurt, etc) not to stress about how much milk if they don’t like it. Might be something to look into with Abbie’s dr.

    1. I knew I had to when I saw it! So many simple things. I’ve started putting cheese cubes in Abbie’s lunch and I may start putting yogurt again. She went though a phase where she didn’t want it, but now seems to again. I guess sometimes you just have to listen to your kid….looks like the nighttime bottle is a done deal.

  4. Oooh, now I’m excited for that single!! 🙂 And what a fun box of goodies- love getting fun little FREE things like that! 🙂

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