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Friday, March 18, 2016

Five Loves on Friday


Happy Friday, friends!  This fantastic week has flown by in a blink of an eye, but I'm not complaining.  Bring on the weekend!  But first, it's Five Loves time!


One //  R5 Concert

For Christmas Jason and I gifted our girls tickets to see R5 in concert this week!  It was such a FUN family night {rockin'} out!

You may remember a few of R5's members mentioned here in previous posts.  Ross Lynch played "Austin" in one of my family's favorite Disney Channel shows,  Austin & Ally.  We rooted on his brother Riker during the 20th season of Dancing with the Stars.



Two //  Happy Mail!

If you've been following along for a bit you've likely heard me talk about my BBF {Best Bloggy Friend}, Chrissy of Adventures in DIY!  She is incredibly talented, super thoughtful, and shares my love of all things Disney!  She continually sends my family the sweetest surprise care packages which often include items that she's handmade!  Christmas of 2013 she made us an incredible cork monogram, then recently sent us this magical cork MICKEY!  I am adoring its cuteness daily!


There were also neatly wrapped gifts for each of the girls inside this box of surprises!  Little One received one of Chrissy's handmade mouse ear headbands!  It was completely customized with her in mind, featuring a sweet bow in her favorite color and her favorite, My Little Pony!  Disney and MLP together is a dream combo for my little sweetie pie!  Princess received such a darling art piece for her bedroom which goes perfectly with her gold theme!  We adore each of these sweet gifts!  Thanks again for everything, Chrissy!

Chrissy will be opening up an Etsy shop soon!  Meanwhile, you can find her work on Instagram at adventuresindiyshop!



Three  //  My New iPhone Case Wallet

Minnie is my girl and I have a complete weakness for bows and polka dots too, so I couldn't stop swooning over this incredible find on DisneyStore.com last weekend!  This gorgeous iPhone 6 wallet case was originally priced at $24.95 and marked down on clearance at $9.99.  I then used a 25% off code knocking it down to just $7.49! 

 So handy, so adorable, and such a BARGAIN!! *happy sigh* 



Four  //  Disney Trip Report Series


This week I wrapped up another Walt Disney World family vacation in my Trip Report Tuesday blogging series.  It has been such a treat to relive those memories while putting together those trip reports to share with you all!  If you missed this week's post you can find it here, or visit my Disney World Trip Reports page to find direct links to all the recaps from our two most recent Disney World vacations!  Looking forward to sharing more magical Disney details in posts coming your way soon!



Five  //  St. Patrick's Day 2016


My mom is the hostess with the mostess!  She surely raised me to enjoy celebrating life!  So, when my parents invited us over for a dinner of Irish Potato Soup on St. Patrick's Day we accepted instantly!  It was such a beautiful evening together!  I couldn't be more thankful for my family!






Thanks so much for taking the time to pop by my blog today!  Wishing you a beautiful weekend ahead!




Linking up with:
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If you're visiting from one of the link ups, be sure to say "Hello!" ...I'd love to come check out your Friday 5 too! ;)

16 comments:

  1. Looks like you have had a fun week!! Your new wallet/purse is super cute and the pictures from your St. Patrick's Day celebration are great. I hope that you and your family have an amazing weekend!!! :-)

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  2. Look at you green wearing cuties! Those little desserts look fabulous! Just love getting surprises in the mail, how sweet! Oh how cute is that phone case, I'm a sucker for bows and polkadots too and that just screams Brenda! LOVE! I hope your weekend is full of sweet times and smiles lovely lady!

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  3. Your phone/wallet is super cute!!

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  4. Loooove your Minnie case!! Did you see that Kate Spade came out with a Minnie series, too?! I am loving all of it. I am also in love with that cork Mickey - so awesome!! Have a fantastic weekend.

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

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  5. What a fun week! My daughter and I loved Riker in the last Season of DWTS! He did so well!

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  6. I'm not familiar of R5 but my daughter might know them since she likes Austin & Ally. That Minnie case is so cute and what a great price! As you know, I love a bargain! You have such a sweet friend and I love the gifts she made your family. How thoughtful! Have a great weekend!

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  7. I don't think there has ever been more of an iphone wallet appropriate for someone!! Hope you have the best weekend! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  8. That concert with your girls must've been so much fun! That cork Mickey is the cutest and so are your daughters' gifts - what a sweet friend! And what a St Patty's Day spread - that's awesome! Hope you have a great weekend, Brenda!

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  9. What a fun Christmas gift to spread out the fun. Your St. Patty's Day looks so fun and delicious. Loving the bargain iphone case! So super cute.

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  10. I have SO much love for this post! First of all, who can resist ROCKING OUT to some great music?! Secondly, what a FAB BBF to have in your life! Those gifts are perfect!!! And the fact that she sends surprise packages...that is the FUNNEST! I especially love that behind Little One's pic with her MLP ears, you can see the Disney Countdown that Chrissy made for you! It's just perfect! You KNOW I just wish my phone would fit in that perfectly polka dotted Minnie goodness of a phone wallet! It's gorgeous! While I'm sad that the end has come for trip reports of your most recent trip, I am already looking forward to your future Disney Land trip right along with you! And finally, your mama truly IS the hostest with the mostest! Her beautiful daughter follows in her hosting footsteps just perfectly! What a blessing to have a fabulous family so close and truly dear to your heart!

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  11. First off....I love love love the IPhone Case/Wallet and what a great deal! Love the Wine Cork Mickey and gifts for the girls. What a special friend you have! Your moms's soup looks amazing. I have a weakness for soup in a bread bowl. Yum! Glad you guys had a great St. Patrick's Day! Have a wonderful weekend, Brenda!

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  12. Awesome deal on your Minnie wallet!! Love it! That Irish potato soup looks amazing...who needs corned beef & cabbage when you have a bowl of that deliciousness? Looks like you all had a super fun St. Paddy's Day!

    Whitney @ Come Home For Comfort

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  13. The Minnie wallet is cute! Oh, have you seen the Kate spade Minnie Mouse collection? I think you'd love it! Have a happy weekend!

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  14. It looks like you all had a fabulously fun St. Patrick's Day! I love your cork Mickey--that was too sweet! And awesome deal on that wristlet case!

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  15. I'm a bit out of the loop - I don't know who R5 is - but so much fun that they got to a go to a concert! You're such cool parents!! :)
    I'm glad you're enjoying the gifts I sent. ;)
    You're new Minnie iPhone case will be perfect for when you come out here to DL!! YAY!
    We never really celebrated many holidays in my family (just the "biggies"), so I love that your family always celebrates - makes lots of good memories. :)
    (Did I already comment on this post? I feel like I have. lol)

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  16. OH MY! I love your new wristlet! I saw that and wanted it but my phone didn't fit in it. So jealous!! Hope you are doing well pretty lady!

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