Five For Friday is BACK!!

FINALLY! It felt like forever that this linky was gone, but really it was just the month of July.

I've been dying to share a few of these things!

I've reached a few major milestones this past week...

I forgot to snap a picture at 100 but I thought this would be close enough! I can't believe I made it to over 100 followers.  Expect a giveaway SOON! I also reached over 220 followers on Bloglovin and 95 on Google Connect.  I am just so humbled and amazed about all of this.  When I first started this blog and creating resources for TPT I didn't realize how much I would come to love and enjoy the time that I spent dedicated to this.  It really is fun for me and I am so happy you are all here for the ride with me.


In case you can't read that because it is rather small....I have lost 50 lbs in the last 19 months and also put on 17 lbs of muscle! It's been a really slow go for me but I finally did it! I track my calories on, lift heavy weights 3 times per week and most importantly I make sure not to deprive myself of the things that I love.  My motto has been "everything in moderation" and it works for me. I also make sure to get 1/2-1 gram of protein per pound of lean mass (so around 130 grams per day).

My little munchkin and I made these to die for Zucchini chocolate chip muffins.  The zucchini was fresh from our garden and the recipe was from  You can find the recipe here.

This next one I am SUPER excited about! My husband and I recently celebrated our 7th wedding anniversary.  We don't do gifts for anniversaries. Sometimes we go out for dinner or have a date night but generally we just say, "Happy Anniversary". We're both good with that. BUT this year he came home from work and told me I could pick out any purse from my friends boutique.  He does work for her so she sold it to him for her cost otherwise this would never have happened! It's so pretty though:

And last but not least, I am so excited because I am going out for another girls night tonight with a couple of my favourite girls.  It's a long weekend here and my husband is working all weekend so this is my reprieve.

I hope these are good, people rave about them.  I've never had one before.  We're having cheese cake too! Ultimate girls night!

Can't wait to read the other Five for Friday posts!


  1. Oh, I'm so jealous! You got a Louis!! That's fantastic. What a great anniv. gift. Nice job, Mr. Hubby! Happy Anniversary!

    Teaching Powered by Caffeine

  2. Thank you!! I am in love with that bag!

  3. Very nice blog design! I clicked over to your blog from a pin and can't wait to check out the rest of it!

    The Math Maniac

  4. Happy Happy Anniversary! Love the new purse and those muffins look so good.

  5. Happy Belated Anniversary! Also this is the lamest question ever (you may laugh that I don't know how to do this) but I love the writing you use on your photos! How do you do it?? I'm so bad with technology so I'm sure there's a super easy way that everybody knows but a point in the right direction would be so kind :)


  6. Not a lame question at all!!! I only just found out how to do it last week too and I am a techy geek. It's an app called "Beautiful Mess". If you have a tablet or phone you can get it on just make sure you get the right one. There are a couple fake apps that stole the logo and I made the mistake of purchasing the fake one first. Luckily apple refunded my money. You want the one by Red Velvet and don't get the one that says "plus" or something, it's just A Beautiful Mess.