The Friday Five

One – Italy

My mom and I are going to Italy in September!!! We leave September 26th and will be gone for 2 weeks! We are flying into Venice and we’ll be traveling down the boot with stops in Florence, Rome, and Sorrento, plus side trips to see the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Vatican City, Capri and Pompeii. I can’t wait! If you’ve ever been there, I’d love to hear about your favorite things to see/do/eat and any tips.

Two – KitchenAid Mixer

A couple months ago I mentioned that I was planning on buying a KitchenAid mixer on Black Friday. Well, I did and I love it! Plus my boyfriend bought me the ice cream maker attachment for Christmas! We made vanilla ice cream one night and we both thought it was the best ice cream we’ve ever had.

Oh, and you can also see my new salt and pepper shakers in the picture! They were a part of Wal-Mart’s after-Christmas clearance, so I paid less than $2 for the pair!

Three – BarkBox

Ringo and Abby got their January BarkBox in the mail this week! It’s kind of expensive, but they LOVE it, plus I’d probably end up spending $20 a month on treats/toys for them anyway. Of course now Ringo thinks every package in the mail is for him…This box included a stuffed toy and four treats, including these salmon skin treats. I’ve never seen anything like those before, which is one of the reasons I love BarkBox. It’s a fun way to find new toys and treats. One of Ringo’s favorite toys came from a box (this flashing ball).

Full Disclosure: The BarkBox link is an affiliate link. If you use that link for a subscription, you’ll save 10% and I’ll get a free BarkBox. This post is not sponsored. I’ve been a paying member for over 2 years and I just wanted to share something we love.

Four – Bowling Ball

Soooooo, I bought a bowling ball. My boyfriend has 3 of his own, so we are officially “those people” at the bowling alley. Of course mine is just one of those cheap 8-pound balls, but it was drilled to fit my hand and the first time I used it I bowled a 170 (my average is around 110)! We’re bowling in the league again (this was the first week), so we’ll see how I do this season with my new ball. Of course it’s mostly just a fun league, but still, I like to win =)

Five – Ultimate DIY Bundle

Have you seen this Ultimate DIY Bundle deal? It’s a package of eBooks and eCourses for $34.95. I bought the deal mainly for the Photography 101 course from Shoot Fly Shoot. I’ve been wanting to buy it for awhile now, so I can learn how to use my camera, but I’ve been waiting for a sale (I meant to order it on Black Friday). The course is normally $67, so it’s cheaper with the bundle plus you get all of those extra goodies. It’s only available through the weekend, so hurry if you want to order! 


  1. I have a kitchen aid mixer, but I didn't realize there was an ice cream attachment! That's fantastic! I'm going to look for it :)

    Midwest Darling

  2. The Italy trip sounds so exciting!!! September will be here before you know it! I absolutely love my Kitchen Aid and am completely intrigued with the class. Thanks for sharing! Happy Friday!

  3. I just bought a Kitchenaid mixer this fall after wanting one for years. I'm so happy with it. I've debated bothe the ice cream maker and pasta attachments.

    Jealous of your Italy trip!

  4. A trip to Italy!! How exciting!! Hopefully the months zoom by and September will be here, lickity split! Thanks for linking up with us at H54F! See you next week!

    Katie @ Cup of Tea


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