Friday, July 14, 2017

An Anniversary and Five Favorites

Today is my 5 year wedding anniversary! Each year goes faster but it also seems more full and even better than the year before. A lot has happened in five years - international trips, buying a house, job changes, state championships, new car, a baby and of course a million ordinary but wonderful things.


As I write this, I'm sitting in my new bedroom chair which is opposite the gallery wall in our bedroom. I see 10 pictures from our wedding day and it brings back so many memories. We were chatting this morning about a few funny and random things from that day such as these five:
~how it was raining when we woke up in the morning but it didn't rain a drop and was HOT all day!
~the guys having to go buy socks because we had totally forgotten about socks!
~the groomsmen and bridesmaids swirling the water in the centerpiece jars to aerate the water so the goldfish wouldn't die.
~the "10" scorecards that the wedding party held up during "you may kiss the bride" and I didn't know about it until we got our wedding pictures back!
~how delicious our white chocolate berry cake was.

We're going to go out and celebrate later tonight with dinner and one of our favorite date nights: comedy improv at the Blue Door. I've been thinking of a "favorites" post a lot lately and had some free time today so it just felt right to share 5 of my current favorite things on a day I'm already celebrating the number 5. So here you go.

Number 1:
Our latest finished house project - our pipe bookshelves.
They took a lot of planning and work but we are so happy with the result and it's a great addition to our loft room. I love books and have waited a while to be able to display them in a beautiful and usable way. I hope to share some tips and tricks on how we built it later on.

Number 2:
The Ombré Pink Drink from Starbucks! It's just so refreshing and ahhhh. I have convinced three people they need to try it and they have all fallen in love. They've texted me a few days later saying they were hooked and had got it again a few times. See...I won't steer you wrong! Note: I customize my order by doubling the lime slices and light ice, it's still cold enough and more lime is always a good thing.

Number 3:
Boom Chicka Pop kettle corn! I grabbed this (and another bag) during a BOGO Free sale at Costco. It's my new go-to snack. Got just the perfect hint of salty and sweet to satisfy both cravings. Easton loves it too...smashing and hearing the crinkly sound of the bag when he explores the pantry that is. 

Number 4:
"Merci" fine fragrance mist from Bath & Body Works. The scent is rosé champagne. It smells just so perfect. I smelled it when they were previewing before it came out and I knew immediately I was going back to buy it. I won't mention that when I went in to buy THAT and THAT ALONE, I added like 5 other things to my bag. Oh that store is my weakness. If you are wanting a fun summery scent, I highly recommend checking this out.

Number 5:
The song, "God, Your Mama And Me" by Florida Georgia Line and the Backstreet Boys. Every time it comes on the radio I have to turn it up and jam along. I finally bought it on iTunes today and it's been on repeat while I sit here and write. SO good. If you haven't heard it (or even if you have) go take a listen right now.

Are any of these a favorite of yours too? What are some of your current faves that I should know about?
Happy weekend!!!