Five on Friday: Friendsgiving, House Updates, Hair, Oh My...


We are hosting our annual "Friendsgiving" this Sunday. This means a few things: we will be having close to TWENTY people in our house, thanksgiving foods are coming early (and twice) this year, and I need to have my stretchy leggings ready. 

Last year, we had about 9 people vs. 17-18, so I'm making things a little bit more casual this year. After a hefty Target bill (but I saved 5%?), our fridge is stocked with beer and wine, ingredients to make some yummy dishes, and I've already put together some cute favors for everyone to take home with them. They are so cute and I can't wait to share them next week! 

{these are the little name cards I made last year. I just hot glued fake feathers to the back of a pinecone! super easy and cute}


Why didn't I think of this sooner?! Genius.


 Heart elbow patches. Loving them and this sweater lately! 


I am thinking about getting balayage highlights in my hair. Have you heard of this? It's similar to ombre, but not so drastic. I swear, I go back and forth with my hair weekly. 

These are my inspiration pictures....
 {I am also obsessed with this whole look...}

but in all actuality, I really just want Victoria's Secret angel hair. Who can help me with this? ;) 

 Sigh...don't we all?!


I added some cozy, winter pillows to our family room couches this past week. They are from Target (link here, I swear I shop at other places...) and Rocky put his stamp of approval on them.

Did you see this one? Need.

Other things on the weekend agenda include painting all the trim in our upstairs (remember we finished the downstairs already? SO happy we did that and it's done!) and tonight Billy is bringing home our favorite pizza from our college town. This is especially exciting because it's 2 hours away so we can't normally get it, and it's one of the best pizza and breadsticks you will ever have (Pollyeyes for you Bowling Green, gals!)

What is on your weekend agenda?

If you are doing any online shopping, make sure you check out my 10 current fashion favorites post, if you missed it on Wednesday!

Link up for Five on Friday here.

Enjoy it and thank you {as always} for reading!


  1. Just came across your blog thanks to the Friday Five! Loving the hair clip trick -- definitely one to try!
    Looking forward to following along!
    xo, Zelle
    A Southern Style

    1. thank you Zelle! I know, I saw this trick too and will definitely be using it from now on. Have a good weekend!

  2. I love that pillow, and Rocky more! ;)

  3. I've been hearing a lot about Friendsgiving this year & it sounds like so much fun! Also I need to try that ponytail trick!


  4. I'm a big fan of the balayage, I think you should do it!

  5. I definitely think you should go for the highlights! My stylist does balayage and I love my hair color.

  6. I have been eyeing those pillows at Target, but I think if I bring home one more pillow Rick will kill me...ha! I have a question about painting your trim. We totally need to do this, and I am wondering, did you pull all of your trim down to paint, or are you painting it in place? Just curious the best way to do this. Any advise would be wonderful :)

  7. Target is my happy place, I can stay in there for hours! I just bought that Noel pillow for the holidays. Do you have the Cartwheel app for Target? You can save using that and your Red card. You search for items you use in the store and they scan the barcode on your phone at the register. I got an extra 10% off the pillow. Happy weekend! :)

  8. Ahh! I went to high school in Findlay, ohio ( a little south of BG) and played soccer in BG and we LOVED pollyeyes! I'm so jealous!!

  9. Your table for friendsgiving is really beautiful! Seems to be a good night!!
    Then I love balayage because it looks natural but can light up your face and style. It will look good on you!
    And for the pizza I did the same two years ago!! But now I live near the pizzas ;-) Easier!!

  10. That hair style is genius!!! ;) Totally trying it this weekend. I love your new sweater...the elbow patches are totally growing on me.

  11. I just recently went for the balayage look, and I love it. It's low maintenance, gives my brown hair more dimension, and it looks great regardless of how I wear it (curly or straight). I say go for it! :-)

    And I love your new pillow from Target -- its adorable.

  12. Friendsgiving is my favorite! what a cute pinecone idea. I love it!!!

  13. Love the hair idea. Reminds me of Kate Beckinsale's and she can do no wrong!

  14. i have heart elbow patches on my sweater i'm wearing today, too. it's one of my fav sweaters and i have been itching to wear it since it's gotten cooler here in arkansas.

    have fun this weekend with the friendsgiving. that sounds like loads of fun. :)

  15. I went to BG too, and would KILL for some Polleye's right now! Way too far from Phoenix though.

  16. LOVE your style!!! all of those clothes are so cute (and the hair pics are awesome too!)!!!
    hope your weekend is off to a great start!! xx

  17. I love my balayage (and I've been getting it done for such a long time, because I hate* the upkeep of regular highlights) And I had ombre for a while and felt a little too 'trendy' too.

    Love the 2nd inspiration picture. I always tell my stylist "make my hair look like the VS girls" ha. No really.

  18. I'm a big fan of balayage I too have done it for years. Love a subtle ombré, I think it would look great on you! Plus it's super low maintenance!

  19. I just had my hair done this weekend and had highlights added with balayage technique and I love it! It was a great way to lighten up my hair and I dont have to worry about it growing out.


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