High Five for Friday #26

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

H54F Featured Blogger - Brenda from Chatting Over ChocolateThis week’s featured blogger is Brenda from Chatting Over Chocolate! She’s a regular here at H54F and it’s been such a delight catching up with her every week. Doesn’t her whole family look like such fun? She’s a total Disney girl, so if you’re ever planning a trip, check out her blog posts for tips! She’s also a great bargain hunter (a skill I lack in!) so I appreciate her “digging up a good deal” skills! If you haven’t already had the pleasure of reading Brenda’s blog, then head on over now!

And now, a few bits and bobs from our week!

1. I had some glorious, and much needed friend time this week (hi friends!!). Monday was play date and chit chat with Bible Study friends, followed by a spontaneous lunch out with one of the girls and her toddler. And then Thursday was a catch up with a sweet friend and her girl. We did something genius. Normally, we have a play date, lunch and then home for naps. But this time, we set up a pack n play, and Elizabeth took her nap there while the mommies had interrupted time for tea and chatting (and we may have eaten 3 doughnuts each…). Why have we never done that before???? *forehead slap

2. Elizabeth and I found a new spot at our local children’s museum! It had a little hut that she was just obsessed with. No other kids were back there since it’s tucked out of the way, so that was a shy girl win! (Elizabeth’s shy… not me)

Enjoying a new section at our local children's museum.

3. I was a blogging super star (for me anyway) this week. For the first time in a while I got a post up every day. And it felt so good! I’ve been working on a new routine (sharing it next week!) and it’s really working for me. In case you missed posts this week, here they are! While I don’t normally share my past posts in H54F recaps, I feel like this needs to be celebrated. And you may have gotten out of the loop checking in. HA!

Menu Monday
Stitch Fix #3 and Review
Currently | Favorites
Guest Post at Our Pretty Little Girls for Beth’s Girl Moms Series

4. I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned this a few times, but ironing is one of my LEAST favorite housewife/grown up duties. I go so long between ironing things that it’s just a mountain by the time I get around to it. I try to tackle it before my husband notices, but he noticed this week. BUT I’m happy to report that I stayed up late last night to do it. And many TV shows were watched as a result. HA!

5. What are you doing for the 4th weekend, my fellow U.S.A. friends? Fireworks? Grilling? Red, White & Blue clothing? I need to plan out my outfit for the weekend (I own zero red clothes…. shocking, right?) but I’ve gotten a lot of inspiration from the How I Style It: Patriotic Pretties link up that happened this week with a few bloggers. Go check out some ideas if you’re needing some ideas!

Speaking of Independence Day, I’m wishing all of my fellow Americans a splendid, fun, celebratory 4th of July celebration, whatever you’re up to!! Can’t wait to see recaps next week πŸ˜‰



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  1. Brenda says:

    Thank you SO much for the feature and your sweet words, Katie!! You’ve made my day!! πŸ™‚ Hooray for your time with friends this week! It sounded perfect! I remembered your favorite children’s museum from one of your fun vlogs, so when I saw that you discovered a brand new (to you) spot there I was tickled pink for you guys! How fun that Elizabeth had it all to herself too! When my oldest was her age she would want to leave the moment another kid (we didn’t know) entered a play area so I totally get that shy girl win. πŸ˜‰ Way to go on posting every day this week!! That’s a huge accomplishment in my book! Wishing you and your sweet family a fun 4th!! xo

  2. Whitney says:

    Ironing is my least favorite chore. I rarely do it and often fluff/refluff clothes in the dryer to avoid it πŸ™‚ Hope you have a Happy 4th weekend!!

  3. Megan says:

    You are a superstar this week and I absolutely loved your guest post yesterday. I loath ironing. I absolutely loath it. I often take clothes to the cleaners to be pressed because I hate it that much. My husband long ago learned that I wash, dry and fold his clothes, but he’s on his own with ironing. I once knew a woman who said she loved to do it. She found it to be her quiet time to catch up on T.V. I thought she was crazy.

  4. Whitney says:

    I did enjoy seeing posts from you every day this week…way to go!! We might head downtown for the fireworks tomorrow night…or we might just stay home and watch a John Wayne movie. That’s patriotic, right? πŸ™‚ Happy 4th!

  5. Nikki says:

    Yay, for time with friends! My kids are too old for naps now (sad face), but we used to love letting them all take naps in pack n plays so we could enjoy more coffee and conversation. It really was a great time. I miss those days.

    I’m glad you recapped your posts. I need to go check out your stitch fix #3. I missed that one.

    Have a Happy 4th!

  6. Ashley says:

    I hope you had an excellent Fourth of July weekend. I totally understand your dislike of ironing! I avoid it at all costs. I usually chuck things back in the dryer with a wet towel. Unfortunately, that doesn’t work for everything. Ha ha. Good job on getting it all done! πŸ™‚

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