Friday Five

Friday, October 27, 2017

One –Souvenirs


I’m back from my two week Scotland and Ireland vacation! I had such an amazing time, but it’s always nice to get home and sleep in my own bed. I’m still working on my first trip recap post, but today I want to share some of the souvenirs I brought home. Scotland and Ireland both had so many cute shops and so many local, handmade items available…I ended up buying a lot of stuff, but these are some of my favorite items:


From Scotland: I bought the gray herringbone cross-body purse at Stirling Castle and the bagpipe playing Santa ornament is from a Christmas shop in Edinburgh. The Highland cow (hairy coo) clay figurine and tea towel are from the Loch Ness area.


From Ireland: I bought the angel Christmas ornament and white gold Claddagh ring in Galway. The heart bowl is from the Kylemore Abbey gift shop. The Blarney Stone shirt is obviously from Blarney Castle and I bought the garlic jar at the Kilkenny shop in Dublin.



Two –Halloween Costumes


Adam and I don’t have any Halloween plans, so we haven’t bought costumes for ourselves. BUT, I have bought costumes for the dogs. It’s probably a waste of money because they really only wear them for a few minutes so I can take pictures, but it’s totally worth it for the laughs. This is Jelly’s first Halloween with us and probably first clothing experience. As you can see, Ringo is sushi, Jelly is a princess, and Abby is a butterfly.



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Three –One Line a Day Journal


One of my ’30 for 30s’ goals this year is to start a daily journal. As much as I love the idea of writing full journal entries every day, I know that’s never going to happen. I couldn’t even manage to keep up with my travel journal on my last vacation and that was only for 2 weeks! So when I saw this One Line a Day journal, I knew that was the answer!


Each page is dated and has space for a one line entry for five years! I think it’ll be so fun to look back each year and see what I was up to that specific day. It reminds me of the On This Day app for Facebook. I’m terrible about updating Facebook regularly though, so mine is not that exciting…plus I’m sure my friends wouldn’t appreciate mundane one line a day posts showing up on their feed. Some things don’t need to be broadcasted to the world. 



Four –#stopsucking


Have you guys seen/joined the movement to stop using plastic straws? They say that 500 million plastic straws are used every day in the U.S. and by 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish. I know sometimes all of these causes and changes you should make to your daily habits can seem overwhelming, but those numbers are pretty staggering and this seems like a pretty easy change to make.


Every morning Adam makes smoothies for us for breakfast and we’ve been using these stainless steel straws for months now. The straight, wide opening ones are perfect for thick smoothies. The set comes with a brush, so they are easy to clean too. As of today, they’re $10 for a set of 5 on Amazon so they’re definitely reasonably priced too.



Five – Flowers Just Because


Adam brought home flowers a couple days ago and they are so pretty I have to share a picture. I love the fun, bright colors! I also love that he buys me flower just because he knows I like them =)



I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Does anyone have any fun Halloween plans?



22 comments:

  1. I love those bright blooms - "just because" flowers are the best. Abby's face in that costume, questioning why it's on is the funniest! Happy early Halloween!

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

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    1. Abby was definitely questioning the butterfly wings at first, but I think she ended up liking them. Once we started telling her how pretty she looked she was happy wiggling all over the house lol!

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  2. How did you like Scotland and Ireland? I've been to Ireland and thought it was so beautiful would love to go to Scotland some day as well!

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    1. I loved Scotland and Ireland! They were so beautiful and we had an amazing time in both places! I hope you make it to Scotland someday! I'm sure you'll enjoy it just as much as Ireland.

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  3. A one line journal??? How cool is that?!? I can't wait to see your vacation post!

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    1. It's the easiest journal ever! I think it'll be so fun to see prior year entries too!

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  4. Oh my goodness how cute are your dog's dressed up like that, totally worth it!

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  5. These souvenirs are so cute! I really love that garlic jar!

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    1. I think the garlic jar was my last purchase too! I'm so glad I ended up buying it.

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  6. The one line a day journal is adorable! Totally need to get my hands on one of those.

    xo Olivia | http://oliviadipede.com

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  7. Your dog in Halloween costumes is so cute! Love it.

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    1. Thanks! I love dressing them up every year (although they hate it)!

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  8. I love all of these things! Have a great week!

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  9. I have the line a day and I love it! I also love your dogs halloween costumes! Totally worth it for the picture!! haha

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    1. I'm so happy to hear that you love the line a day journal! I just started mine, so it's good to hear from someone with more experience using it.

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  10. Love these! And the straws stat is eye-opening - gonna start using my reusable straws more often!

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    1. I know, right?! Those stats are definitely shocking!

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  11. omg, your dogs look ADORABLE in the costumes. My cat would never let me dress him up hahah. I've been actively not handing customers straws at work in a small attempt to join in on the ~no sucking~ movement. x

    Kate
    www.thegoldsister.com

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    1. I love it! I wish straws weren't automatically handed out everywhere.

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