It’s Time to Celebrate!

It has been such an exciting week for me and a few of my close friends that I just had to participate in Lauren’s Friday Favorites link-up. Happy Friday everyone!


[ONE] – My bestie since junior high school got engaged to the love of her life over the weekend. I could not be happier for them and cannot wait to celebrate on the big day! They are both super creative too (she is a fabric designer for Macy’s and he is an industrial designer, pretty cool huh?) so I just know their wedding is going to be absolutely fabulous. Congrats Allie & John! (Sorry Al, stole this picture from you. Hope you don’t mind!)

[TWO] – Another bestie from junior high school gave birth to a beautiful baby girl – welcome to the world Kennason Marie! She is just soo cute, and I can’t wait to meet her in a few weeks. This is the first baby out of all my close friends so I’m pretty sure she is going to be spoiled real soon. They opted not to find out the sex of the baby, and it killed me that I couldn’t buy any cute clothes. Gender neutral clothes are just boring. Don’t worry…I immediately started online shopping when I found out. She’ll have some new girly pink and purple outfits soon! 🙂 Congrats Dana & JP!

[THREE] – My bestie/college roomie, Steph, celebrated her 27th birthday on Monday. Unfortunately I couldn’t be there to celebrate with her, but I did send her a little care package instead. One of the things I got her was this pink heart mug from West Elm that I am absolutely obsessed with. I am kicking myself in the butt for not getting myself one. Hope you had a great day Steph!

[FOUR] – I am a Regal Crown Card member (I sound so cool, right?), and one of the perks is that they sometimes send you free tickets to advance movie screenings. I received two passes to Save Haven (based on the Nicholas Sparks book) and went with my coworker. It was amazing. I loved it and will probably go back to see it again. It definitely was a tearjerker in a few parts but oh so good! I read the book awhile ago, but I’m kind of glad I didn’t remember all the details because it made the movie a little more unpredictable. So my advice is if you haven’t read the book, wait until after you see the movie. And if you have, don’t re-read right before you see it. It’ll keep you guessing and make it more enjoyable. The books are never as good as the movies, but I really think this one just might be. So…go see it!

[FIVE] – Ever heard of Champagne Fridays? Probably not, but my new coworkers introduced me to the concept. They usually do it when someone has a birthday that week, but they also do them when there is going to be an extra stressful day. Today is one of those days. We have a huge software migration happening and have to cross our fingers (and legs, toes, etc) that everything goes smoothly. It probably won’t so we are prepared to pop the champagne early. I discovered this new Moscato from the Skinny Vine that I’m excited to try out. It’s only 95 calories per serving – yes, please!