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Friday, April 4, 2014

Five Loves on Friday!



Happy FRIDAY, lovelies!



Here are a five lit'l things that I'm loving on this fantastic and fanciful F-R-I-D-A-Y . . . 


1.  Eat, Sleep, Dis, Repeat hit 100 subscribers!!!
Are you one of those fabulous fellow-Disney fanatics fans that have subscribed to my hubby's new YouTube channel?  If so, thank you!  We're thrilled to have you joining our family {via vids} for FUN in the Disney Parks and throughout Disney property!!! 

Looking for an escape from the still {in our area anyway} winter-ish weather?  This week's Eat, Sleep, Dis, Repeat vid includes plenty of sunshine, water slides, and Mickey sprinkles, at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon water park!   

Be sure to check out the other 9 videos too, Disney magic makes Fridays {or any day!} even better! (:


2.  Kate Spade "Get Out of Town" Tote Knockoff!
So, I have this problem.  You may have noticed that I adore Kate Spade loveliness, but my budget doesn't realistically allow for me to splurge on every lit'l thing that I swoon over.    Adorable, affordable, DIY look-a-likes to the rescue!  This cutie caught my eye on Pinterest this week!! LOVE it!  

How talented is Bev of Flamingo Toes to recreate Kate Spade likeness in such a stunning way?  I'm crazy about every last detail of this bag!



*Wanna pin this tutorial?  Please click through the link above and do so directly from the source.  Thanks! ;)



3.  I've Got Sunshine on a Cloudy Day
I'm always looking for a pretty excuse to play on Polyvore!  Here's the cheery goodness that I enjoyed putting together this week...

I've Got Sunshine on a Cloudy Day


Whatever the weather, a smile is the loveliest accessory!



4.  All Grown Up...
... the cast of"Growing Pains", and those who tuned in every week!  A few days ago my parents and I were chatting about the days of "Growing Pains".  Can you believe it's been TWENTY-NINE years since it first aired?!! 




Remember how "totally awesome" that show was?  While Growing Pains was one of my favorites growing up, I prefer Kirk Cameron in this vid much more!  I love the reaction at the end of their conversation!  Check it out!...

...that's a wake-up call we can all use! 



5.  Little Things ...



Thanks so much for visiting today!  Have a fabulous weekend!

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I'd love to come check out your Friday 5 too! ;)

19 comments:

  1. I love Kate Spade too and that bag is adorable!!!! And 29 years since Growing Pains?! Wow!!

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  2. Ohhhh, girlfriend. You have my heart. Hello and good morning, Michael Scott!!! Mark and I watched that episode last week, actually. Which of course makes that little image all the better! Heading to check out that Kate Spade tutorial right now...WOOPWOOP! All about saving a buck over here. Hugging you!!!!! xx

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  3. Cute cute Kate Spade inspired tote! Have a fabulous weekend!

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  4. That gif at the beginning is just hilarious! And the Kate Spade tote knockoff is so beautiful, totally my style! Happy Friday and have a nice weekend! :)

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  5. Oh my goodness, that rain gear is too cute! I may just need to pick-up that rain coat for my gal Fred, though not sure if she'd be as much of a fan as me :) Have a great weekend - xoxo!

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  6. Can I just say....I love everything about your list!! Growing Pains?!?! My fave!! And that bag! Visiting from the Link-up and am so glad I found your blog! Super cute...have a great weekend! http://themishapsandmayhemofsolitarylife.blogspot.com/

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  7. That bag is amazing!!!!! Stripes = check, bow = check, pink polka dots = check, cute quote = check. It's the perfect bad!

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  8. Fabulous post and you are after my heart with that last picture! (and with the office gif to start it off hahaha love it!) Hope you and your family have a fantastic weekend!! xoxo

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  9. LOVE that Kate Spade bag knock off! I also love your cloudy day inspiration!!! Hope you have a great weekend!

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  10. Adore the bag! And I was a huge Growing Pains fan...29 yrs...wow!!

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  11. Yay for Friday! Hope you have a great weekend!

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  12. Happy Friday to you as well! That tote is gorgeous and love the rainy day collection! We need it here so badly!!
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  13. Hi Brenda, happy Friday! I'm loving that bag, may just have to get one for myself. Have a great weekend!

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  14. my brother was all about red vines and mister pibb, i wonder if the licorice and cherry coke is just as good any any straw you can eat after drinking through it is fine by me!

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  15. I actually like the knock off tote more than the Kate Spade original! It is such a shame I cannot sew at all, which is just baffling because I use to hand sew clothes for my stuffed animals as a kid.

    Love the rainy day inspiration! Super duper cute, love the leggings.

    Growing Pains was so good! I watched it on reruns all the time. I cannot believe it was that long ago. Wow.

    I've never thought to drink through a twizzler before. I do know that it hurts a lot if you get whipped with one though - that comes from boredom and friends at a yearbook conference back in high school. I think drinking through one is probably a better use.

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  16. I'm loving the Kate Spade knockoff tote! And the licorice straw...oh yum!!!!! I may have to try that. I hope you have a wonderful weekend! Enjoy!!

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  17. Brenda! Thanks for the comment on my blog and the cute spring inspiration on Polyvore! Thanks for the reminder that rainy days can still be a blessing!

    Have a great weekend!--Rachel @The Unfinished Mrs.

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  18. I love everything about this post...from Michael Scott lip-syncing to that darling tote to the Growing Pains flashback (what?? I'm only a year older than the show!), love!! Oh, and I'm one of those Disney subscribers. =)

    Have a lovely weekend!

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  19. That Kate Spade knockoff! Definitely going to have to pin that!

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