High Five for Friday...


Wow... Friday is here already! This week has flown by... only 4 weeks left of school! I haven't done a HF4F in a while, but this week has just been full of lovely things that are worthy of a high five. =) So, here they are... you can stop holding your breath now. =)


This is one of my very favorite birthday presents ever- the "starter set" of Nancy Drew books (which included two of my favorite Nancy books in the series) and the sweetest note attached. Claire and Rory are two of my friends from home, and they got me such a thoughtful and clever present! We share a love of books, classic movies, and all things Psych! Love you guys! =)



I LOVE this necklace Jonathan got me for my birthday. (I apologize for the heinous quality of this picture, but I couldn't find the necklace on Target's website. Aren't you shocked it's from Target??) I don't really own a "statement" necklace and this one is perfect. Not too crazy, lovely turquoise color, but much more bold than what I typically wear. And it's so versatile! I've been trying to educate Jonathan when it comes to the "cost per wear" philosophy; the more you wear an item, the more you defray the cost over time. (Aka: a $100 dress you wear once- $100. Not such a good deal. However, a $100 dress you wear 10 times in a year: $10 cost-per-wear price. Much better deal! It sounds good, anyway. =) So, I brought the necklace home and tried it on with a million different things. It looked great "dressy"- like with the bright coral dress I wore it with Sunday, but it also dressed up simple t-shirts in lots of colors. Can I treat turquoise like a neutral? Cause I am! I am going to work this necklace to death because I love it so much! =)


I got a new nail polish this week (I didn't realize 3/5 of this post was going to be birthday presents, but who cares?) It's called Tart Deco from Essie, and while it looks like more of a pastel in the picture, it's almost like a neon peach in person. Different for me (I've been sticking with gray, pale pink, or just a clear topcoat lately) but very pretty! Of course, no polish looks that super when applied by my inexpert (aka shaky) hand, but I do try. This one is a keeper!


I pinned this earlier in the week and while I'm not going to go off on a rant about the truth of it, I probably will in a future post. Simply put, let's view God's grace as a motivator to live for Him, not live as unholy as possible and then exclaim, "Yay, grace!" I'm SO tired of Christians doing that. But... I digress. I promised I wouldn't rant, so I won't. Just think about the truth of this picture, though. =)


Someone posted this picture of Papaw on Facebook this week and it just made me smile. He LOVED being the auctioneer at Faith's fall fundraiser every year, and he was so good at it! I can just hear him raising up the prices and joking around with people about spending more money! I am usually so busy that I don't let myself dwell on how much I miss him, but I have missed him like crazy the past few weeks. Some days I would give anything to run into their house and spill out every detail of my day to him, get his opinion, laugh at his witty comebacks, or watch him greet little kids at church. And... now I've got myself in tears. I miss this goose egg on wheels! 

That's all, folks! Have a super weekend! I know I will... a shopping trip date night in Raleigh in in the works. Woohoo!

Ash





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  1. What an awesome gift!!! Love the Polish too!!

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    1. I know, right? And the polish is so pretty and different from what I normally wear. =)

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  2. Happy Birthday! Even if its belated. Enjoy your gifts, that nail polish is great!

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  3. Thanks! It's been a great week :)

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  4. I love reading your posts. You have such a gift with words!
    I can also remember your Papaw being the auctioneer at the spring festival at L.C.A. every year. He was such an awesome man!
    The Nancy Drew books was a cool gift. I have introduced my children to the Boxcar Children books. We now keep the library's supply of books on CD depleted because the LOVE (Who am I kidding? I love it too!)listening to them in the car. Plus, it keeps them quiet!

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  5. Happy belated birthday! And Psych is such a fantastic show! :)

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    1. Thanks! And yes... Definitely my favorite! Happy to meet a fellow Psycho! :)

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  6. I love that nail polish color! I have a slight obsession with all things coral/peach colored so I'm going to need to check that out :)

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    1. Me too... I got it at Target :)

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  7. well, I am proud of you for choosing such a color. i TRIED to get you to let me use a similar color on you recently, and you pulled out that boring gray. it is my belief that one could only love one nail polish color, I AM HAPPY TO BE WRONG! ;)

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    1. lol loser! my FRIENDS say I have an eye for fashion. =)

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