Friday, February 14, 2014

Five on Friday - Vol. 22

Happy Valentine’s Day and happy Friday to all!  I’m extra excited for this 5OF because (a) it is Valentine’s Day, (b) 22 is my favorite number, and (c) we are having the most amazing weather in Dallas and (d) we have a clear weekend ahead with no plans.  I’m sorry to any east coasters reading who are currently buried in snow and ice!

Let’s dive right in, shall we?!

ONE - #TEAMTEDDY – The hostesses of 5 on Friday asked all of us that join their fun link up to make Team Teddy our first picture this week to bring awareness to Menkes Syndrome.  This post has loads more information about this rare syndrome for which currently no cure exists.  Today we are rallying behind the Fish family to show our support for their son Teddy. 



I’m always up for calligraphy practice these days, so of course my first thought was to incorporate that into my #TeamTeddy picture. 

TWO – Valentines for all!  I posted my envelopes earlier this week, and now I think all are safely in the hands of the recipients, so hopefully I’m not ruining anyone’s surprise.  Like I said, I’m having a hard time focusing on much else other than calligraphy this week!





 THREE – I am fully immersed in the Valentine’s spirit today, and even my nails are sporting a festive mani.  I was super tickled when my nails matched my scarf yesterday, and I can’t wait to find the pinkest thing in my closet to wear today. 



FOUR – Today at work should be a pretty good day – we are having a Valentine’s pot luck, and I’m bringing my aunt’s delicious corn dip that is oh so tasty.  BUT, I’m most looking forward to pizza night with my Valentine at home watching season 2 of House of Cards tonight!  Welcome back, Frank & Claire.   


 
FIVE – I am hosting a baby shower for a friend in April, and the planning is beginning!  I’m also helping with an engagement party in March, and I’m keeping my eye out for any cute decorating ideas for that.  Pinterest can be a little overwhelming because there are SO many fun ideas and details that could be a cute addition to any shower or party, I sometimes find it hard to narrow it down and pick just a few. 

Since the baby shower will be smack-dab in the middle of spring and close to Easter, I’m loving these images for inspiration. 






And every party needs a good garland – I’m thinking I may need to make a fun garland for the engagement party and one for the shower – I see a trip to Michael’s and/or Hobby Lobby in my future :) 
A big Valentine’s Day thank you to the lovely hostesses of 5 on Friday - A.Liz Adventures, Carolina Charm, The Good Life, and Hello Happiness.


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15 comments:

  1. I am in dire need of a festive mani! And those baby shower ideas are so cute!! Love all of the garland... Happy Friday, girlfriend!

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  2. I made the mistake of checking Netflix before I went to work this morning... between all the snow on the ground AND House of Cards being available, I'm not sure how I found motivation to get here. Your calligraphy is looking good!

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  3. Happy Friday to you! I am loving the calligraphy #TeamTeddy & your cute valentines! What is the name of that polish color? Essie is one of my very favorite brands :)

    Have a great day & enjoy your evening with your honey!

    Katelyn
    http://realhousewifeofgreenville.blogspot.com/

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  4. Your calligraphy is looking amazing and beautiful! Sounds like you have plenty of fun events to put it to use for! And I love that Essie color, it looks similar to one of my favorites, OPI Strawberry Margarita. Happy {Valentine's} Friday, enjoy your weekend! : )

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  5. Your calligraphy is so pretty - what a sweet Valentine to receive! Happy Valentine's Day!

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  6. Love your calligraphy!! That is something I've been wanting to learn, did you take a class or are you teaching yourself?! Such a pretty manicure color! Have a great weekend :)

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  7. Love your calligraphy! How did you teach yourself to do that? I would love to learn how!

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  8. Your calligraphy is gorgeous! Absolutely love it!
    xo A Southern Style

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  9. Finding you through the linkup and am excited to be your newest GFC follower! Love your calligraphy girl...beautiful! hope your day is filled with lots of love, sweets! Xx.

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  10. Oh my goodness, your calligraphy has become so beautiful! I love your ideas for the two special events you're hosting and cannot wait to read blog post about them! Happy Valentine's Day, XO Alyssa at Southern Abundance

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  11. Sooooo jealous of your gorgeous handwriting! I'd LOVE to take a calligraphy class- you go girl! Those party garlands are just too much! Love them! So happy to have stumbled across your blog! xo

    Khala @ The Birdie Bowl
    www.thebirdiebowl.com

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  12. I can't get over how awesome your calligraphy is! And the shower details are great...Easter colors will be perfect!

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  13. YAY for your valentines and that CALLIGRAPHY! ROCK IT, GIRL!!!!! xx

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  14. Your calligraphy is amazing!! So impressive! And I'm loving that bright pink nail polish! Spring can come ANY day now :) My husband and I are just finishing up watching Breaking Bad and then I think we will start House of Cards... everyone is always raving about it! Have a good weekend!

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  15. love love love the calligraphy #TeamTeddy sign! Teach me your ways. Thank you for supporting the Team! xoxo Alex

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