Friday, April 18, 2014

Five on {Good} Friday

Happy Good Friday! Today I am linking-up with April {A.Liz Adventures}, Christina {North Carolina Charm}, Darci {The Good Life} and Natasha {Hello! Happiness} to share with you five recent and/or upcoming happenings in my life.

5 on Friday, Blog Link-up

One: The Husband's Birthday

You may have seen this in a post from earlier this week, but Tuesday was Ryan's 31st birthday...and birthdays are worth mentioning several times!  We celebrated at dinner with friends on Monday  and then a low-key dinner just the two of us on Tuesday. 

I did finally let him open his gifts after he got home from work on Tuesday.

Kinda blurry selfie @ birthday dinner
And another blurry one: making a wish!

And as a follow-up to a comment made in my previous post about Ryan's birthday {here}...Yes, he has since gotten a haircut! :)

Two: Lil Midget Max

Last night we delivered an Easter basket to Max {godson}. Just being around this lil punkin' made me totally forget my mile-long "to do" list and significantly improved my mood. He's pretty fabulous, I tell ya...and I'm not biased in any way.  Love him to pieces.

Goldfish {and fruit snacks} inside the Easter eggs? Score!
Sometimes Aunt Kansas gets it right!

Smart lil midget L.O.V.E.S books! 

How flippin' cute is this? I think my favorite part about this photo is that his hat is on inside-out! A-DOR-able!

Three: Presents!

Not gonna lie, I love love love getting packages in the mail...and this one totally made my day! Abbey {who is quite possibly the reason Ryan and I are together/married!} came to stay with us a few weeks ago so she could spend some time golfing with Ryan before her college season kicked into high gear. Yesterday we received some "Roo gear" {Kasey the Kangaroo is the mascot for the University of Missouri-Kansas City where Abbey plays golf} and the sweetest thank you note from her. Since it would be kinda weird to send a thank you note for a thank you gift, I'll just thank her via this blog post! Thanks for the shirts, Miss Abbey! We love them! 

Four: Powder Nail Polish

Last week I stopped by my usual nail salon to have one nail re-done because it had started to chip. {I don't know about you, but once my gel manicure starts peeling on just one finger, I can't keep myself from peeling it off the rest of my I had to have fixed ASAP!} Anyway, I seriously felt like I was living in Anjelah Johnson's "Nail Salon" comedy. Just in case you haven't seen this HA-LAR-ious video, I've included it below...
{I learned something new this week...videos don't work on mobile please don't think I forgot to post it if you're viewing from your phone or iPad!}
Back to my the guy is telling me, "Next time you get "pow duh" manicure. I promise you really really liiiiike!....It just five dollah more!" I had no clue what he was talking about, but I was in a bit of a hurry, so I just agreed and said I was excited for the "new" {bc I couldn't understand what he had called it!} manicure next time. Fast forward to last night...and it is revealed to me that "pow duh" = powder. Rather than the gel polish that requires the UV light to dry {which isn't so great for the skin on your hands}, this new method just requires a clear glue-like coat and then they literally dip your fingers in powder. Apparently it's supposed to last longer than the gel manicure, too! I was a little annoyed that it took about 15 minutes longer than my usual nail appointment, but I guess that extra $5 has to pay for something! 

Long story short, I was happy with the way they turned out...and I'll keep you posted on how long the "pow duh" manicure actually lasts.

Five: Kansas for Easter Weekend

I'm leaving after work today to go to Kansas to see the family for Easter weekend. I haven't been home since Christmas, so I'm pretty excited to head north. I hate that Ryan can't make the trip {duty calls!...apparently people like to play golf on holiday weekends}, but I'm so grateful he understands and encouraged me to go without him. I'm looking forward to some quality time with my whole family...but, let's be real, I truly CANNOT.WAIT to see this precious little guy...

Baby Nais...only the cutest nephew on the planet!

Happy Easter!

He is Risen!


  1. Hi from the link-up! As a fellow Kansas girl (and HUGE fan of the Kansas Jayhawks) I'm pretty happy I stumbled upon your blog. :) Your Godson and nephew are so precious and I hope you enjoy your time at home this Easter weekend.
    - Kelsey @

  2. Happy B-day to the hubster! (ps your house is so pretty- I was stalking the background hahaha) Have fun in KS and happy Easter!! xoxo

  3. Thank you so much for Max's Easter basket. He loved and we loved seeing you!! SO happy he made the blog! We love you to the moon and back! OH and you're nails look PRETTY!! xoxoxo

  4. Oh my goodness!! You Godson is TOO cute!!!

  5. I hate when my nails chip too!!! It has to be one of the most annoying things, especially when you just get them done! Hope you and the hubster have a very Happy Easter with family!!

  6. I have a serious problem. I LOVE peeling things. Dead skin. Finger nail polish. Toe nails. Dried mud. Chipping wall paint. I. just. love. it. Maybe this is why Mr. Sexy says I'm a bit obsessive about some things lol So when I do my nails and they start to chip , they are GONE. It's amazing. lol