High Five for Friday

H54F - A weekly link up, hosted by Cup of Tea, Bright on a Budget, Coffee with Caitlin & Della Devoted

Welcome to High Five for Friday – hosted by Katie, Caitlin, Tif and Della! If you want to know more, read about it here!

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This week’s featured blogger is Jaelen at Making Mrs. M. I’ve really enjoyed catching up with Jaelen’s blog each week, and love the variety of beauty, fashion and lifestyle. In FACT, one of her posts this week was all about comparing the Urban Decay Naked Basics Eye Shadow Pallets 1 & 2! It was so cool seeing the swatches side by side. Check it out, and say hi!

How was your week? Hope it was spectacular! Had sort of a same ol’, same ol’ week here.

1. DC last weekend was absolutely delightful! It was such fun spending time with family. We spent several days celebrating our sweet niece’s First Birthday. We also spent a very windy day at the National Zoo. Elizabeth really enjoyed that! And when we came back, she was so happy to be reunited with her little doggie friend AND her rock collection!

A girl and her dog on the Cup of Tea blog

2. The bathing suit saga ended, at least for now. I bought one bathing suit, which I really liked, from Old Navy. But once I got it home, and tried it on again, I realized the top was too loose, and a grabby toddler may ensure that I flash everyone. Not good. So I returned it for a mix-n-match two piece from Khol’s. (I secretly hate going to Khol’s. There are always amazing sales going on, but I find the store so overwhelming!) Thanks to everyone that offered up suggestions for swimsuits!! Love that we’re such an amazing source of knowledge!

3. We had a fun time with some friends this week. Tuesday we spent time hiking in the woods with toddlers. It was adorable, but slow. And yesterday we had a play date and lunch with friends! I love that we such a sweet group of friends, and that our kiddos are all the same age! But bottom line – Elizabeth could go “hiking” every day of the week.

Hiking in Eno Park on Cup of Tea blog

4. You ready for a “This Week in History” moment? 5 years ago, my husband and I were sitting in a conference room at his Med School, anxiously waiting for his name to be called. It was Match Day – the day when all 4th year Med Students figure out where they will go for their residency, post graduation. It’s thrilling but frightening! We were hoping he would match at his #1 spot, and he was indeed! And we’re still here, 5 years later! We had fun reminiscing about that day this week. Good luck to all you 4th years today!

Match Day 2010

5. Things were quiet (again) here on the blog for a few reasons. But the main reason was that there has been so much going on, and not enough time to just enjoy the moment. I talked a little bit about it yesterday, but bottom line is I need to have a priority adjustment…. I don’t normally get deep, but yesterday I shared what was on my heart… as rambly as it was!

Next week, we’re on vacation to the Outer Banks! Fingers crossed the weather is decent!

So what were you up to this week??? I want to know!

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  1. Megan says:

    I bet D.C. was beautiful this time of year. Your post yesterday was beautifully written and I read it at a much needed time. I have to remember sometime that it’s okay to let a blog post slide and not answer Instagram comments, but it’s not okay to take the afternoon with my little boy and girl and savor every moment I have with them.

    • Katie @ Cup of Tea says:

      It was such a fun weekend in DC! Cold, but fun! And “live in the moment” needs to be my new motto. But shoot – it’s so hard to do that!! Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. Sandy says:

    Wow sounds like tons of exciting stuff happening lately. I’m glad you guys had a great time in DC. Baby Elizabeth made lots of friends it seems. I’ll have to check out Making Mrs M. 😀 I love the naked basics palette especially the 2nd one. What a exciting thing to be making history! Congrats all over again to your husband!!

    • Katie @ Cup of Tea says:

      I loved the Naked basics too! The post just reminded me how awesome they are! Have a great weekend 🙂

  3. Jaelan says:

    Thank you so much for featuring me this week! It’s such an honor!

    DC sounds like such a fun time. I Love going to zoos, so the national zoo sounds like such fun.

    Your day in history sounds so special!

    It can be easy to get overwhelmed at everything in life. When that happens, you just need to make time for the things that are really important.

    Have a great week!!

  4. keri says:

    Zoo sounds so fun! What is it with kids and rocks haha!? I recently was cleaning out the diaper bag and one whole section was filled with pebbles- crazy! Glad you found a bathing suit! Hoping to find one this weekend- have a great weekend!

    • Katie @ Cup of Tea says:

      The rocks. It’s hilarious! I was never an avid rock collector, but my sister was, so at least Elizabeth comes by the obsession honestly 🙂

  5. Whitney says:

    Is that the first time your husband’s face has been on the blog? I don’t remember ever seeing it before! 🙂 Hope you have a fun week with great weather at OBX!

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