Friday, August 17, 2018

Friday Favorites

Is it me or did this week fly by? Maybe it did because I have been recovering from surgery or maybe because vacation is on the horizon. Either way, I am happy that it is Friday.

Onto Friday favorites and happenings.

ONE. I wanted to wish my husband a very Happy Anniversary. 5 years ago today, we were getting ready to have the best day of our lives (up until that point in time). All of the planning had finally come to an end and it was time to enjoy all of our hard work.

To say that it was a beautiful and magical day is an understatement. I know everyone says that about their wedding day, but it really was. From the moment I started walking down the aisle and I saw your face to the dancing for hours straight. It was such a fun day full of love. Your vows still make me cry. I read them every anniversary. Plus I read all the speeches that were given (everyone gave me a copy of them. Do that, it is worth it).

I love looking through our wedding photos each year and seeing how we were surrounded by love from all of our family and friends. Especially the ones who are no longer with us.

So thank you Rory for being my rock, my best friend, my love, the best father to our girls, my shoulder to cry on, my ear to vent to and my goofy song maker.

TWO. So in lieu of gifts for our anniversary this year, we decided to treat ourselves. We have some AMAZING spas in town that offer great deals for locals. All of our friends have gone to one of the spas for a spa day and we have yet to take advantage of it. Until now. We are gifting each other a spa day at one of the spas in town. We can spend the whole day there. We plan to work out, have an hour and a half massage, go in the hot tub, the salt rooms, the sauna, have lunch and hang out by the pool. And if we feel like doing anything else, we will. It is pricey, but soooo worth it. What did you do for gifts for your 5th anniversary?

THREE. I am putting this out there very early on, but I am traveling for work for almost two weeks and I know it is going to be hard to put enough posts together for that time. So I am seeing if anyone wants to do a guest post on my page? I can still "promote" it, but it is really hard to write any posts while I am gone. I will be needing guests posts from September 10 - 14 and 17 - 21. I will write my usual Girl Chat post for Thursday September 20th and I hope to have some others planned out for then as well. So send me your ideas.

FOUR. Do any of you have pet insurance for your pets? One of my friends is a surgical vet and she recommended it to me. I have been giving it a lot of thought as Walter is getting older, but not that old and still has a lot of life to live. But you just never know. So tell me your experience with pet insurance. Worth it?

FIVE. I recently signed up for Poshmark to sell my clothes and the girls clothes. Within the first week, I sold 7 dresses of the girls. It is sooo easy, quick and such a great process.

I am linking up with AprilA Little Bit of EverythingMeet @ the Barre and Cup of Tea.

Have a great weekend!


  1. Happiest Anniversary! I love the idea of treating yourselves in lieu of gifts! Hope you have the best weekend ahead. :)

  2. We've always debated on the pet insurance. I will say, our oldest daughter had it on her dog & it really benefited them as her dog got older & had a lot of issues. Its hard to say. Look at the details on what it coveres though. Some of them dont really cover a lot if you look at it closely.
    I love you two are treating yourself for your anniversary. That's smart! Happy 5 years!!!

  3. Happy Anniversary! Your pictures are beautiful. We actually don't really do gifts and have always done more of experiences or trips. I love the idea of a spa day!! I keep hearing about Poshmark and need to check them out. I hope you have a great weekend and are feeling better. Sierra Beautifully Candid

  4. Happy Anniversary!! Spa day sounds wonderful. and count me in on guest post.

  5. Happy anniversary to you two!! I like that you are treating yourself to an experience rather than a gift. B and I often do that, too! Y'all enjoy.

  6. Happy Anniversary! What a sweet tribute and I love the pics! Enjoy the spa, you deserve ti after your surgery! Wishing you relaxation and continued recovery! Enjoy your weekend!

  7. Happy Anniversary!! Your wedding looks beautiful and you are such a lovely bride! Enjoy the spa! That sounds like the perfect treat. Rest up and recover! Have a wonderful weekend!

  8. Happy Anniversary! Ours is next week so cheers to my fellow August bride :) That spa treat sounds amazing! I am the only person in the world who doesn't like massages, so I would probably opt for a facial or something like that. I just don't like other people touching me - I know that probably sounds ridiculous LOL!

  9. Happy Anniversary!!! I absolutely love your wedding photos.

  10. Happy anniversary! Here's wishing you many more wonderful years together. Love the wedding bridesmaid dresses. I have one dog and two cats, and don't have pet insurance. I may consider it in the future when they get older.

  11. Reading your vows at each anniversary is a beautiful thing to do! And a spa day sounds likd heaven! Hope you are recovering well xx