High Five for Friday #34 | Donuts + A Hangout

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Colleta's Kitchen Sink

This week’s featured blogger is Colletta from Colletta’s Kitchen Sink! She loves blogging about cooking, crafts and her great love of books! She basically excels at all things I WISH I could! A little jealous over here. Plus we are clearly kindred spirits because she names her Friday posts “Tea Time” ๐Ÿ™‚ Swing over and say hi to Colletta!

Can’t wait to see what you are all up to! Our week has been quiet, but fun, while we’re still on vacation.

1. Last night’s first ever H54F Hangout was SUCH FUN! Seriously had a huge crick in my side from giggling. And we really appreciate all of you who watched live and left comments, chatted, etc. It was hard to keep track of it all, but we tried our best!!ย ย Mark your calendar for the next one – September 24 at 9:30PM! We’ll be talking about blogging, and sharing our experiences and even a few mistakes we’ve made so far. If you’re interested in joining us for a Hangout in the future as a fellow co-host, let me know! #H54FHangout

2. Vlogust has been tricky to keep up. I was feeling like the “follow us around” videos were getting old. So I got behind in recording. BUT I decided to catch up by filming a few snippets, like a mini-haul and a peek inside my travel makeup bag…. but my favorite video so far is my rummage through old memories, including my childhood diary! It was a hoot! I’ve got a whole camera full of clips that need to be edited, so swing over to my YouTube channel now to subscribe. Because there is about to be a flurry of videos launching.

3. Last night my mom stopped off at the local apple orchard and picked up the first batch of Michigan apples for the season AND some fresh donuts. #heaven

4. This week’s weather in Michigan has been glorious!!! It may not be glorious for the locals, but for this girl who will be returning to the South Summer Weather tomorrow, I’m soaking it all in. It’s been in the 60s (at best) and breezy. It’s gotten me in the mood for Fall so quickly! We talked about this last night on the Hangout, but as soon as Labor Day leaves, I’m putting up my leaves! (and pumpkins)

5. One of our favorite activities this week has been going for a “nature walk” down the road to an empty lot on my parents’ street. It’s a wooded lot with plenty to explore. You can also walk down to the lake. There is so much to explore, especially when you go with a toddler!

Rustic lake view near Kalamazoo, MI

But Elizabeth wasn’t really cooperative when it came to taking selfies.

Selfie issues with a toddler.

So what were you up to this week? Let me know! Or better yet, link up!

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  1. Heather says:

    I loved seeing you girls on the hangout, you’re so cute and so sweet!! I didn’t even know you had a Youtube channel so I’m an instant follower! loved checking out your vlogust. I think some people did a Vlogtober last year so I’m going to look into that and the prompts are a great idea but I love seeing the everyday too.

    • Katie @ Cup of Tea says:

      Thank you! It was such fun last night. So glad you got to watch us ๐Ÿ™‚ And thanks for following now! Vlogust has been quite the challenge, but a lot of fun! Have a great weekend!

  2. Jess says:

    OMG that video. Amazing. I also kept little diaries (often of the Lisa Frank persuasion!) throughout my childhood and definitely would have had some Babysitter Skipper-esque drama if I had a sister haha! (I did, however, have Babysitter Skipper! And Pizza Party Courtney and a million others!) Those donurts look amazing, and I love your failed selfie. Toddlers do not seem to make the best still life subjects! ๐Ÿ˜€ Have a great weekend!!

  3. Nicole says:

    I missed the hangout last night but I did watch it after the fact. It was fun! Hopefully I’ll be able to watch the next one. Although I hate Google+ so I might just be watching and not commenting lol anyways, those doughnuts look SO GOOD! And I am jealous of you Michigan weather. 60’s sound so nice! It’s supposed to be 97 here again ๐Ÿ™ I am so ready for fall! Hope you have a great weekend!

  4. Angela says:

    Last year I read through all my high school diaries. Horrifying. I’m cringing just thinking about it.

    The donuts look fantastic. I can’t wait to go to the apple orchard again this year!

    • Katie @ Cup of Tea says:

      So glad you had a great time with us on the Hangout! It was fun!! And toddler pictures just never work out… oh well. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Katie @ Cup of Tea says:

      The Fall weather was so great! And then I came home to high 80s and humidity. Sigh…. Fall is still a ways off in NC.

  5. Ashley says:

    Lol! Toddlers and selfies! I have trouble getting Miss. E to pose, as well. Sounds like your vacation is relaxing and filled with yummy treats. Have a great weekend!

    • Katie @ Cup of Tea says:

      I’m so glad you liked the Hangout! And I like the follow us around videos, but I do worry they get boring. Glad they aren’t!

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