Friday, February 24, 2017

Five Loves on Friday

Happy Friday, friends!  I hope you've enjoyed a fantastic week!  If not there's good news, the weekend is coming pronto!  It was a pretty low key week here.  I'm certain I can still find a handful of loves to share though, so let's do this!  Five Loves time!

One  //  All the Seasons, All This Week

A peek at our week of weather weirdness

The ongoing joke around here is if you don't like the weather wait five minutes.  So true this week!  Today we're expecting snow, but just a couple days ago our windows were open as we enjoyed some gloriously gorgeous unseasonably warm weather!  While we're trading in shorts for snow shovels, I'm reminding myself that one of the things I love about living in the Midwest is experiencing all the seasons.  It's a little interesting when we seemingly go through most of them all in one week though!

Two  //  Nailing Fab Frugal Finds!
When Essie polish is on clearance that's awesome.  When you can take another 30% off and have it sent right to your front door for free, it's even better!  Four lit'l bottles for under $4 shipped?  Yes, please and thank you!  Loving these new shades I have to play with!  *I purchased these on sale from  They're now sold out or I'd happily share a link for you here.

Three  //  Floral Fabulousness

Laura Ashley Ainsley Tablecloth // Kohl's

I have a thing for pretty tablecloths!  This loveliness was calling my name when I spotted it on clearance, plus the aforementioned extra 30% & free shipping Kohl's offered last week.  It arrived yesterday and I adore it!  There are some green petals in the mix that resemble shamrocks ensuring this will grace my table from St. Patrick's Day season on into the sweet springtime to come!

Four  //  Shaking Things up Around the Table & Finding New Recipe Keepers!

My goal this year has been to try at least one new main course recipe each week.  This week's menu newbie, Easy French Dip Sliders, was such a hit!  Simple and sensational, the best combo!

Roast beef, melted provolone, crunchy french fried onions, all on sweet Hawaiian rolls covered in a delicious au jus, these were amazing!  They'll most definitely be added to my regular meal rotation!

Also this week, I whipped up a new-to-us dessert, Soft & Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars.  YUMmmm!

As you can probably tell, I didn't wait the suggested hour of cooling before cutting into these babies, but that was a-okay with me as ooey gooey chocolate is one of my favorite things on the planet!  These, my friends, are worth baking A.S.A.P.!  My husband isn't even really a sweets fan and when I asked if he'd like a second he said, "One more would be great!  Those are fantastic!  Great job!"  What more could I hope for from any recipe?  My day was made and my taste buds were dancing!

Five  //  Glowing Goodies for our Next WDW Vacation!

Since our next Disney vacation will be during the Christmas season I couldn't resist these beauties on clearance especially during Disney Store's free shipping offer!  (I know, you may see a pattern here.  Free shipping and discounts on top of discounts are my jam!)  Anywho, these are even cuter in person than they were online!  Little One and I will be lighting up the night twinning in these by year's end!  I don't want to wish a single day away, but I am super excited about our next magical family adventure!  *These appear to be sold out now too.  I'd link them if I could. ;)

Thanks for popping by today!  Wishing you a fantastic Friday and lovely upcoming weekend!

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  1. Love the nail color and those ears are an amazing!!!!

  2. Oh my goodness! Cuteness and tastiness galore! Looks like a FAB week, my friend!!!

  3. I'm so jealous of the nail polish score! I should've scooped those up when I was buying up all the clothing with that 30%! That sandwich recipe looks incredible, as does the cookie. Have a great weekend!

  4. This weather has been crazy! It blows my mind that you can be in shorts one day and it's snowing the next! LOVE that tablecloth!

  5. Happy Friday! Wow this weather has been all over the place. You certainly did experience it all. I love anything on clearance but an essie find is always a great find! Those french dip sliders look amazing! Is it lunch time yet?! Have a great weekend! Beautifully Candid

  6. You know I love a good bargain and love your great shopping deals! Congrats on cooking a new recipe once a week! Those sliders look delicious! And those cookie bars?!!! I wouldn't be able to wait for them to cool.....I'm sure they tasted better warm and gooey! Have a great weekend!

  7. That is a good deal on Essie and that tablecloth just screams spring. I need to shop Kohls more! We have had really warm weather here in STL for a couple of weeks now. It is going to dip into the 50's next week, but that is still not TOO bad! Have a great weekend!


  8. I can so relate to the crazy weather!! Must be a Midwestern thing, but boy did I enjoy those 70 degree temps earlier in the week! Those Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars look amazing! Yummy. Have a great weekend, Brenda! :)

  9. So much delicious food!! Hasn't the weather been crazy. We had 90 degrees Tuesday, then 40 as a high. Rain too. But I am loving the warm weather!! Have a great Sunday!

  10. Oh goodness you always leave me hungry. My stomach just audibly growled. Those sandwiches look SO good. Looks like your weather has been like mine. We actually made it to 81 this week. CRAZY, right? Also a random Beth fact, I have yet to try Essie. I should really do that sometime. Happy weekend. I hope you are having a great one!

  11. That tablecloth is so pretty!! I love all things Laura Ashley...loved wearing their dresses growing up! Didn't realize Kohl's carried it though. Thanks for the tip :). Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

  12. Your weather has been about like our Kentucky weather. It's been kind of crazy. That food looks so delicious, now I'm hungry lol. Thank you for linking up to H54F! Have a wonderful week!


  13. We've had such weird weather here lately too! Essie on sale is SO exciting--you gotta snatch that up when you see it! And I love the light up ears! I've only been to Disney once nearish to Christmas, and I don't remember seeing them!


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