High Five for Friday!

August Favorites

It’s Friday! While this week was full, it didn’t kick my booty so that’s nice.

Here are my top 5 moments of the week! 

1. I started drinking Mean Green somewhat regularly. You may remember this post from awhile back when my husband got into juicing. I was skeptical and resisitant. Now I kind of crave it.
My favorite juice recipe is basically Mean Green : 3 leaves of Kale, 2 handfuls of spinach, 2-3 carrots, 2 stalks celery, 1/2 a cucumber, 1 green apple, 1/4 lemon. I don’t put ginger in mine because I really don’t like it.

Anyway, I’m not using it as a meal replacement or anything, just an addition to my daily eats. I feel really full afterwards and I can practically feel the wonderful nutrients rushing through my body. That is, of course, until I follow it up with a bowl of Corn Pops or even a Pop Tart. But hey, it’s better than nothing, right?

2. I bought this bag that somehow jumped into my cart at Target. It happens to be navy, which I’m personally a big fan of, and I happen to really like it. A few people asked if it’s Philip Lim on Instagram and it is not. It’s Merona
3. I can’t, CAN’T, believe I’m 26 weeks pregnant. That means I start the third trimester next week. What in the world. That also means I saved almost all of my travel for the third trimesters. Whoops. I’m actually really not concerned about that, neither is my doctor, so we’re good to go.

4. I needed a new phone case for a few reasons. I use the word “need” here loosely folks. 
#1 it was time for a change
#2 even though I LOVED my rifle paper co. case, I found that my makeup rubbed off on the rubber edge along the front and I had to keep cleaning it. I liked the “security” of the rubber front, but I’m afraid it doesn’t work well with my face (aka makeup).

I grabbed this one from Jen Ramos on Society 6. Love her artwork!

5. My mom is coming down for a visit this weekend! We are going to do some serious damage to the house (and by damage I mean hang artwork and accessorize) and maybe get a plan going in the nursery. I’m looking forward to spending a few days with her! She’s also bringing me a pile of Cortland apples and I can’t stop thinking about them. 

We pick our Cortlands while they are still a little on the green side and MAN are they delicious. It’s my only regret for not living in the north anymore. Okay, not my only regret, but it’s up there.

I broke down which foundation brush goes with which type of foundation over on Babble. If you’d like to read, click here

Link up your High Five for Friday with The Lauren Elizabeth


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Meghan Wagner says · 09.13.13

You look adorable as a pregnant woman! I loved being pregnant but my guys are 11 and 9 now…enjoy every second of it!

Melissa Thompson says · 09.13.13

Love that bag and phone case!


Christina Storm says · 09.13.13

Great pictures! Love your blog! 🙂

The Style Storm
xo, Christina

R2P2 says · 09.13.13

ha! At 36 weeks, I went to my brother in law’s out of town wedding last weekend, and when I asked the doctor what they’d recommend I do for such an event, her response was basically “Not go.” LOL Apparently they don’t recommend travel after 35/36 weeks. Oh well! We survived. Though sitting upright for several hours will make your feet swell like whoa, so just be prepared for that when you’re traveling!

Kayla Carroll says · 09.13.13

Super cute belly! Good luck with the house this weekend!!

Ashley says · 09.13.13

That smoothie looks delicious, I usually make fruit smoothies but I haven’t made this one yet, will definitely be making it! 🙂

Sincerely Miss Ash

Kristi says · 09.13.13

Love the bag! The belly pic is so sweet. I love the updates. Sounds like a wonderful weekend you have coming up. Time with mom is always splendid.

702parkproject.com says · 09.13.13

I love this bag! There are so many Phillip Lim look-alikes out there at a fraction of the cost. Have a great weekend!
–Sarah @ 702 Park Project

Taylor says · 09.13.13

I truly love your blog! I am learning so much about beauty, fashion, etc! Thank you for sharing! I am also living in NC (Charlotte Area)! Again, thank you for sharing all your secrets!


Robbi says · 09.13.13

Such an adorable baby-belly! Love your style. I think the majority of the things I own are things that somehow jumped into my cart at Target… it’s an epidemic for sure. Good luck with the nesting this weekend!

Katie says · 09.13.13

That bag is very cute!


eatgreatbegreat says · 09.13.13

I’ve actually never gotten into juicing. I’m more of a smoothie girl, but I do love that juice recipe. Maybe I need to try it!

Jennifer Herzberg says · 09.13.13 Reply
Alexandrea Pimentel says · 09.13.13

The drink looks great! I used to work at Whole Foods Market and we started making smoothies that were just like that one, a bunch of fruits or veggies…very tasty and guiltless 🙂

Evelyn Morales says · 09.13.13

You really look great pregnant, its an amazing experience when a little person is growing inside you. I have been lucky and have had two beautiful boys that keep me on my toes all day. Cant wait to meet the little one.


Shelby says · 09.13.13

1. That bag is adorable! I NEED it.
2. Pregnancy really suits you
3. That’s a great way to get greens into your system. When I was pregnant i HATED them. And chicken lol.


Andrea Worley says · 09.13.13

That bag is awesome! and yay for Moms coming to town. We live away from family too and it’s always a treat when mom comes into town! Enjoy your time!

Monic Rose says · 09.13.13




simply sutter

Amy Sipes says · 09.13.13

You look adorable! What is your nail polish color/brand in the phone pic?

Mazuriek Nel says · 09.20.13

Also love it! 🙂

Monica Siembieda says · 09.13.13

Your baby bump is absolutely adorable. You make a beautiful mommy to be! I might have to try that drink, I need more nutrients in my body!


JillianD says · 09.13.13

You, my dear, are looking fabulous! And I love how laid back you are. I have really enjoyed keeping up with you and your pregnancy on the blog!


Pretty*N*Pink says · 09.14.13

The Bag is awesome and I’ve been looking for a new one!

Amelia Ng says · 09.14.13

Love the new case, Kate! Everything about the colors and watercolor effect is perfect. And I love your blog so I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award here: http://bit.ly/1ebdn96

Look forward to more great stuff. Have a great weekend!

jamie barron says · 09.14.13

Nice blog thanks for sharing! rubber bracelets

Kristin Crosby says · 09.14.13

I’m sure this is the “planner” in me talking, but- GET GOING ON THAT NURSERY, GIRL! /end rant.

Whoooo.. I feel better. 🙂

Morgan S. says · 09.14.13

I just found out I’m preggers with #3! I’m almost 6 weeks. I would kill to be 26 weeks and almost done by now…I miss my wine! LOL I love spinach smoothies and they are so great for your growing baby!

Olivia Rickert says · 09.14.13

Looks yummy!! I love the new case!! You have a amazing blog!!

Kate Parker says · 09.14.13 Reply
allkindsofmiles.com says · 09.14.13

I have that exact same bag from Target, and I cannot tell you how many people have asked me if I got it at Nordstrom or Neiman’s. One girl even commented on how she wanted the same one, but Michael Kors was just out of her price range, ha! Such a good find!

Abby says · 09.14.13

I love the Merona brand at Target. They make such classy things that look designer, just like that bag! I bought some red cortland apples today at the market, can’t wait to try them!
Happy Weekend!
xo, Abby @ Always, Abby

Lisa says · 09.15.13

That bag is really cute! I saw that they have it in tan too, which I desperately need! I hate when my makeup rubs off on the rubber on my phone case too.

James says · 07.10.14

I did. The grandchildren came to visit, and so did some of my friedns, and my offspring sent me a $50 gift certificate for Amazon. So I was well taken care of. Should I admit that I spent the gift certificate finishing my collection of Buffy and buying one season of Angel? I never watch TV shows while they are on; I wait till they are off and somebody insists on showing me the DVDs of one season, and then I decide whether I want to buy the whole thing. That way I don’t get caught up in such a way that I get hysterical if I don’t get home in time to see my TV show, as a certain man who lives not very far away from me like ten feet used to do until I promised I would buy him all the seasons of The Closer! He now has them.Anne

Morenikeji says · 07.21.14

Just cause it’s simple doesn’t mean it’s not super heflulp.

Becky M says · 09.16.13

I love the phone cases! Adorable!


Michelle Ash Latham says · 09.16.13

We went apple picking this weekend and it was so much fun! Neither my husband or I had been since we were kids, so it was a great nostalgic trip 🙂

lulabell says · 09.17.13

Wow! so happy for you! The last time I had time to get on the computer (I’ve been MIA from reading blogs since having a baby several months ago) I read your post about trying to get pregnant. Congratulations!!!! What a lovely mother you will be!

krishna says · 09.17.13

congratulations !! I loved your post.you are beautiful. http://latesttrendzs.blogspot.com

steve mark says · 10.01.13 Reply
Cinderella K says · 01.22.14

My green drink doesn’t mix well with cocoa though (at least for my taste buds). The taste is as good as I’m assuming to be – though it does give amounts of everything that is in there.
Green supplements

Sabana Aktar says · 04.06.14

Wow! T This is very useful page and wonderful products. Protect your favorite phone to use phone case. Here everybody will find the latest and Top quality phones cases for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Samsung and more. Buy online and get huge discounts from retail prices. Thank you for sharing valuable information.

Emre says · 07.10.14

It’s spooky how clever some ppl are. Thsnka!

Qeti says · 07.21.14

I’m so glad I found my sotuilon online.