High Five for Friday

H54F Link Up Hosts - Tif, Katie, Caitlin & DellaWelcome to High Five for Friday – hosted by Katie, Caitlin, Tif and Della! If you want to know more, read about it here!

This week our featured blog is Kate at Green Fashionista! Β Her H54F post last week had a picture of strawberry shortcake and I’ve been craving it every day since. Swing by and say hi!

Here’s what I was up to this week:

1. I spent all week trying my hardest to get used to my new camera. I’m much better at learning on my own, testing settings and playing around. So I tried this week to just do it! I filmed three videos for YouTube, and took a million pictures! Blog posts will be getting exciting around here. But I’m still learning… I’m no expert photographer!!

2. TV. I’m such a TV junkie. Right now I’m loving Downton Abbey!! This season is great so far. And then I get so excited for Real Housewives of BH and Atlanta each week. (Real classy mix, there, Katie. A little high brow and low brow…)


3. I feel like I haven’t seen my husband in SO LONG. He’s been working really hard lately, plus doing classwork for his Masters program. Sigh…. He has this weekend off, so it will be nice to spend some family time together!

4. So I saw these cupcakes on Pinterest yesterday, and they looked so good! So I baked them. Because…. I just wanted to.


5. ElizabethΒ has been taking advantage of our sunny days to go outside for walks! Yesterday it felt more like a playground day, so we headed to our favorite one. It’s always empty!

Cup of Tea | Empty Playground

At the playground, there are these really ugly looking bouncy toy things (not sure what they’re called…). But Elizabeth loves them! As soon as we arrive, she always walks up to them, waves, and gives them a pat.

Cup of Tea | Elizabeth loves these ugly bouncy toysWhile she was saying hi to her friends, I snapped a quick OOTD. I love that scarf! I’ve had it for several years now. I also didn’t bother curling my hair yesterday… and I liked it! My hair is pretty stick straight and fine, so I normally like some curl to it. But every once in a while, I go through a straight hair phase. And looks like we’re about to enter it.

Cup of Tea | Playground Chic OOTD. Leather jacket, patterned scarf and striped flats

So that’s that!

Fellow bloggers – ready to join in the link up? In case there’s anyone new to the game, here’s what you do!

Just write a blog post about 5 things that made this week awesome! It could be 5 memories/highlights, 5 pairs of shoes you wore, 5 “good job” comments you got, or 5 pieces of chocolate you scarfed down when no one was looking.

Add your link to your blog post down below (make sure it’s your blog post, not your blog home page!!). Then be sure to link back to the link up by grabbing the H54F button! Don’t forget to visit your fellow linkers and say hi!

I’m also linking up with Oh Hey, Friday, Meet @ the Barre,Β 5 on FridayΒ & Diary of a Real Housewife

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  1. Whitney says:

    Love your scarf and your straight hair looks great. I’ve always wanted to watch Downton Abbey and it has to be good because it’s so popular. Glad y’all were able to enjoy some nice weather this week.

    • Katie @ Cup of Tea says:

      If you love period dramas, then you’ll love Downton Abbey! If you have Amazon Prime, you can stream seasons 1-4 for free there!

  2. Anne says:

    Yes, this season of Downton Abbey has been soooo good! I’m still a little behind on my episodes on the DVR, but I kind of like knowing there’s always some waiting there for me when I have a little free time… And Hendrik’s jealous of your park-going weather. We had a few mild days over the last week, which was such a treat, so we made a trip to the park too – when he got in the swing, which he hadn’t done since like November, there was this look of glee on his face like he had forgotten all about this great thing even existing πŸ™‚

    • Katie @ Cup of Tea says:

      HAHAHA reuniting with the swing. Love it πŸ™‚ Our favorite empty playground doesn’t have a swing… but it looks like all Elizabeth needs now is a sidewalk, and she’s good to go. She loves going on strolls πŸ™‚

      I just saw that Downton Abbey Seasons 1-4 are all streaming free on Amazon Prime! I may have to just watch them all again πŸ™‚ But this season may be my favorite of the bunch.

  3. Emily says:

    How did I not know that Downton Abbey was back on?! Now I’ve got to catch up. πŸ™‚ We enjoyed the warmer weather this week too. My son loves to go on walks in the afternoon. Have a great weekend with the family!

    • Katie @ Cup of Tea says:

      That’s why I watch TV. To let you know it’s back on πŸ™‚ hahaha!! Happy watching πŸ™‚ And have a great weekend.

  4. Alli says:

    I’m loving Downton Abbey this season as well! At the start of every season I always think that I won’t get into it and then 15 minutes into the first episode I’m hooked!

  5. Katie says:

    I just started watching Downton on Amazon Prime (season 1 – I’m a little behind πŸ˜‰ Loving it so far!
    Cute park pictures – love your outfit! Have a great weekend!

    Katie @ Sweet Little Ones

  6. Claire from Lemon Jelly Cake says:

    Aaahh, Downton. I get so excited for it. πŸ™‚ I had a similar experience to your cupcake experience when I found a recipe for brownies in a magazine. I actually did the unthinkable and chose making those brownies RIGHT AWAY over giving my kids a bath . . . what kind of mom am I?! Family members have been cracking up over the fact that I value chocolate above clean children. Can’t wait for your YouTube videos, I’ve been missing them!

  7. Vanessa says:

    I love how you do your high five Fridays! You keep it fun, simple, and to the point. I may have to join this link up again and aim for a simpler weekly high five πŸ˜‰ Pretty scarf and yummy cupcakes. I want one! πŸ™‚

  8. Amanda says:

    Those cupcakes look incredible! Also I love it when kiddos have favorite things, like the bouncy toys. πŸ™‚ Z has a bench at our favorite playground that he always has to sit on, just for a second, before he can play.

    • Katie @ Cup of Tea says:

      Oh that’s so cute! Elizabeth always zooms right over to the pelican every time. It’s like she’s got to say hi to her favorite little friend. Then we can get down to business πŸ™‚

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