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Fab FriYAY Five is a weekly listing of my five favorite products, verses, quotes, crafts or ideas of the week – hope you will discover some new favorite items, too!

(1) Wilton Armetale Skillet Just in case you find cooking in fancy things fun, too…

 Taco / Fajita Tuesday just got a whole lot prettier up in here!

Photo: Bed, Bath and Beyond

(2) 2 in 1 Beach Blanket and Wading Pool Mommas – if you have not tried the kiddie pool on the beach trick, then PLEASE try it out ASAP.

I have been dragging down a massive blow up kiddie pool to the beach, but not anymore!  I am buying this thing and making my life a whole lot easier.

It even comes with its own carrying case!

Photo: Amazon

(3) Taco Rack Who else loves to throw a fiesta about once a week…?!?  Anyone?

Well, we happen to love tacos, guac, just about anything fiesta-ish in our household, so Taco Tuesday is a time honored tradition.

After many years of making tacos weekly, I have finally found the perfect way to serve these bad boys with ease!  Now my kids can simply pick them up and head to the table, rather than having to wait for me to pile the good stuff on and watching it flop on their plates.

Side note, you can also apparently use these on the grill…SCORE!

Photo of rack: Bed, Bath and Beyond

(4) Tervis Tumbler Water Bottle If I haven’t convinced you by now, please for the love of everything good, check out a Tervis Tumbler.  They now have a water bottle version and I may have jumped up and down when I saw it.

These are the only cups I have found that keep my drink cold (or warm, depending on the beverage and the preferred temp) and they do NOT sweat!

Plus, I’m pretty sure they come with a lifetime warranty, which is unbeatable!

Photo of tumblers: Bed, Bath and Beyond

(5) Indoor / Outdoor Rug Loved the fun summery colors on this one and had to share!  Price is decent and the colors are just divine!

Photo: Bed, Bath and Beyond

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Fab FriYAY Five is a weekly listing of my five favorite products, verses, quotes, crafts or ideas of the week – hope you will discover some new favorite items, too!

(1) New Fave Sandals – Ladies…you are NEVER going to guess where I bought these beauties…

Guess.  No, seriously.  Just guess….

Drumroll please, I got these at CRACKER BARREL!!!  No joke, I bought these Jack Rogers-look alikes at our family breakfast at Cracker Barrel on the 4th of July of all days!

They are under $20 AND in the month of July they are running a BOGO on shoes!!  Get there and have some pancakes while you’re at it…because they are the GOAT (Greatest of all time ;))

(2) Ocean Spray Mocktails – Who doesn’t love to feel like it’s 5 o’clock all day long?!?  Well…now you can!

Ocean Spray has introduced their new Mocktails line and I am seriously impressed.

The flavors are delicious and make you feel like you’re enjoying a flirty, fun beverage any time of the day.

Individual Photos: Ocean Spray

(3) My New Planner – It wasn’t until last week that I realized they designed a whole line of planners to begin in July.  I know.  Where HAVE I BEEN?!?

Anyways, I found my newest obsession…my Design My Day Planner from Target.

If you are looking for a slim-lined (yet, very detailed), tabbed, and super cute planner, Target has got you covered.

With monthly spreads and detailed daily spreads, this is one of the best I’ve seen.  Especially at it’s price point of $ 9.99!!

(4) Cheap Legos – If your children are as obsessed with Legos as mine, you’ve gotta check out the Target dollar spot for the best blocks since the real thing.

I love these even more (sorry Legos…) because they fit together better and they come in so many vibrant colors!!

(5) Most Chic Barbies of All Time – Ummm.  Chanel called and they want their models back.

I have never seen a Barbie that better represented my personal style, so I snagged these faster than the peeps waiting in line on the day after Thanksgiving!

We’re talking a boucle coat, belted waist and pearls!!  Plus, love the glasses as well.  Way to go, Barbie!  Less Kardashian and more Boss Lady.  I’m loving the new design!

 

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Fab FriYAY Five is a weekly listing of my five favorite products, verses, quotes, crafts or ideas of the week – hope you will discover some new favorite items, too!

(1) Honeybaked Ham BBQ Ribs – Friends.  I am salivating as I type.  As a precursor to me rocking your world for the better, I should offer some background…

My grandmother is the finest cook God ever created.  Jean Brown, ladies and gentlemen.  Heck, even when she whips up mac and cheese outta the box she makes Paula Deen look like a silly billy playing with an easy bake oven.

Well, for years she has been serving these mouth-watering, fall off the bone tender BBQ ribs.  As a kid, I never questioned the origination of these finely crafted tastebud delicacies because I just assumed my precious Mamaw slaved away in the kitchen marinating, rubbing and lovin’ on those things for weeks.

Well, curious minds inquire.  To my shock, Mamaw has been purchasing Honeybaked Ham BBQ ribs all these years!!  I’m sure, like me, many of you assumed that Honeybaked Ham served, well, ham and other possible lunchmeat varieties.  Spoiler alert…these people have it all.  They’ve got ready made side dishes and pies and appetizers and ok, I gotta stop.

As if this buildup couldn’t get any better, guess how easy it is to cook these bad boys?!?  You literally thaw them overnight in the fridge, place them on an aluminum foil lined baking sheet and pop them in the oven for 20 minutes.  WWWHHHAAATTT!??!

Yep.  It’s a new weekly tradition in my house.  #IAin’tNoFool

Please, for the love of all things scrumptious, take a few minutes out of your week, pay the $15.99 for a full rack and I will patiently await your email of gratitude.

You’re welcome in advance… 😉

Photo: Honeybaked Ham

(2) Reese’s Snack Mix – I mean.  Do I really even need to say anything…? Just try it. 😉

Photo: Target

(3) Boss Lady Card Holders – The second I saw these, I jumped with excitement.  If you’ve read this blog for any time, you know that the term #BossLady is very important to me.

If you are in the need for something a little extra for your purse, consider checking these out today!

Photos: Charming Charlie

Left Card Holder: HERE; Right Card Holder: HERE

(4) Cheesecake Factory Funfetti Cheesecake – The inner 7 year old Erin will be sprinting to Cheesecake Factory on July 30th.  Because not only is this over-the-top, delicious blast from the past making its way on to the Cheesecake Factory menu, but it will be 1/2 off that day!!  Run, don’t walk, around July 30th or after to get a slice for yourself!

Photo: Today.com c/o The Cheesecake Factory

(5) Gro Anywhere Black-out Blind – Got kids?  You need this.

Have trouble sleeping in the summer months?  You need this.

Looking for something random to purchase on Amazon?  This will do.

Friends, I have never gotten better sleep.  Not only does this black out sheet shield the sun, but it is also conveniently transportable with its very own travel bag.

These are perfect for summer vacations when you’re just not sure what the hotel / condo / home will provide…

No more waking up at 4 am with the sun! SCORE!

Photo: Amazon

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5 Fave Summer Cocktails

Fab FriYAY Five is a weekly listing of my five favorite products, verses, quotes, crafts or ideas of the week – hope you will discover some new favorite items, too!

This week I’m sharing my five favorite cocktails for summer livin’!

(1) Clinton Kelly’s Boozy Snow Cones Ok, ladies.  Who remembers Clinton Kelly from TLC’s What Not to Wear?!?!?  He and Stacy London are truly two of my biggest style and success inspirations.  Well, recently I ran across Clinton’s recipe for a boozy snow cone.  Who knew Clinton was such a lifestyle guru?!  So, please check these out if you are looking for an extra patriotic and sentimental treat 😉

Photo: Clinton Kelly

(2) Best Lemonade Mimosas Lemonade.  Mimosas.  Two of my favorite words.  Put ’em together and you’ve got a drink I can really get behind…

Would you believe that that incredible group “Delish” that puts all those mouth-watering video recipes on Facebook also dabbles in drinks, too?!?  Check this one out…I think it would make for an extra special brunch treat, too!

Photo: Delish

(3) Mermaid Lemonade –  My girls are obsessed with Ariel these days…which has me in quite a mermaid mood myself!  So, when I saw these, I knew they would be perfect for summer gatherings.

You could even mix up a separate batch of blue koolaid (sans all the adultish add-ins 😉 ) to serve to the little ones, so they can join the fun, too!

Photo: Delish

(4) Prosecco Slushie There are very few beverages as refreshing as Prosecco.  So I hunted all over for a fun way to serve it up!  Again, would you believe that that incredible group “Delish” that puts all those mouth-watering video recipes on Facebook also dabbles in drinks, too?!?  Check this one out…I think it would make for an extra special brunch treat, too!

Photo: Delish

(5) Pineapple Pina Colada Cups – Nothin’ screams summer like a pineapple!  These are so festive!  I can imagine these at backyard cookouts, pool parties and even a fun brunch.  Let your imagination go wild and come up with all kinds of fun recipes to pour into a pineapple!

Photo: Delish

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Beachy Baubles

Fab FriYAY Five is a weekly listing of my five favorite products, verses, quotes, crafts or ideas of the week – hope you will discover some new favorite items, too!

This week I’m sharing my five favorite earrings / jewelry combos for stylish livin’ this summer!

(1) Beaded Tassel Earrings – These just scream summer fiesta to me!

Photos: Charming Charlie

(2) Blue Beaded Choker and Earring Combo – Nothing says summer like sea teal blue.

Photo: Charming Charlie

(3) Pom Pom Earrings – My all time faves…

(4) Gold Bead Braided Necklace and Earrings Set – Classic elegance.

Photo: Charming Charlie

(5) Triple Ball Earrings – These are by far the trendiest earrings of the summer!

Photos: Charming Charlie

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Beach Necessities

Fab FriYAY Five is a weekly listing of my five favorite products, verses, quotes, crafts or ideas of the week – hope you will discover some new favorite items, too!

This week I’m sharing my five “necessities” for beach livin’ this summer!

(1) Coverup / Hat / Sunglasses Combo –  I am all about finding fashion pieces that can go with anything.  It saves money and makes packing a whole lot easier!  Swimsuits come in all different shapes and colors, which means selecting a universal coverup can be a tough challenge.

That is, until I found this multicolored number…which even has a coordinating clutch available!  I threw in a neutral hat and sunnies that will go with any colored swimsuit as well.

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Coverup: HERE;   Hat: HERESunnies: HERE 

(2) Sunscreen This one definitely should have been first (so says every dermatologist in the world…;) ).  I’m not a fan of sticky, yucky sunscreen.  In fact, I HATE sunscreen.  And so do my kids.  So, when I discovered Sun Bum, I get really excited.  It is so silky smooth, there is none of that nasty sunscreen grit and it smells amazing.  SCORE!

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Photo: Amazon

(3) Extra Long Beach Towel – Ok, Ladies.  Let’s chat quickly about the struggle that occurs once you’ve drug all the stuff down to the beach only to discover that towels are not provided OR that the ones provided are not long enough for the chairs…  Plus, don’t you love when that incredible sea breeze blows through?

Except, of course, once you gaze up at your chair and realize that the breeze took your towel with it…

These are your solutions: Extra long beach towel and chair clips.  These things are lifesavers!  You should always have a towel, just in case!  And these clips are not only handy, they are super cute!

Side note: does anyone notice that I coordinated my towel / clips with my coverup…BAHAHA!  I know.  I may need help!

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Beach Towel: HERE;   Beach Towel Clips: HERE 

Photos: Amazon

(4) ROLLING Cooler Bag and Beach Tote – After stumbling down to the beach loaded down like a camel more than my share of times, I have learned that little wheels on the bottom of your cooler are a lifesaver!  Belk currently has these coordinating tote and coolers available and they’re on sale!!

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Beach Tote: HERE;   Rolling Cooler Bag: HERE

Photos: Belk

(5) Sand and Water Proof Blanket – One of my babies is particularly resistant to sand.  She has a little touch of eczema, so I feel you girl!

One of our necessities these days is a sand and water proof blanket.  Little ones’ legs stay crystal clear of sand and she squeals in delight as she peacefully enjoys the waves rolling in!

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Photo: Amazon

AND, BONUS: because the whole world is doing it, why not throw in an inflatable flamingo…in ROSE GOLD!!!

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Photo: Swoozie’s

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Fab FriYAY Five is a weekly listing of my five favorite products, verses, quotes, crafts or ideas of the week – hope you will discover some new favorite items, too!

This week I’m sharing my five fave finds from my new fave store: Trader Joe’s!

(1) Smoked Salmon Dip – If you have never tried smoked salmon dip, you gotta hop on this train!  And, if you’ve never had Trader Joe’s smoked salmon dip, it is a MUST!  blogafab

(2) Spinach and Chive Linguine – Seems like there’s about 1000 different types of pasta these days.  Heck, some people are even making “pasta” out of zucchini and all kinds of other veggies…  But, this particular pasta is worth putting in your lineup.

PLUS, if you combine it with the smoked salmon dip above, you’ve got a whole meal! SCORE!

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(3) Blueberry Pie Bars – When I sauntered through the Trader Joes’ aisles last week, these bad boys caught my eye right off the bat.  Maybe because of the bright blue color, but mainly because there was a little sign next to them that read “Tastes just like Mama’s blueberry pie.”  Umm…Yes, please.

They are not exaggerating.  These blueberry bars are scrumptious. I have exciting plans to heat one up soon and pour a little vanilla ice cream on top.  Why not, right?!? 😉

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(4) Coconut Cranberry Granola – My girls and I proudly inform anyone who will listen that we are granola connoisseurs.  We’ve tried it all.  And, now THIS one is at the top of the list…

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(5) Greek Feta Salad Dressing – Just when I thought Balsamic was edging out my longtime fave salad dressing: honey mustard, this insanely delish variety appears.  Do yourself a major favor, and check this stuff out!

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Fab FriYAY Five is a weekly listing of my five favorite products, verses, quotes, crafts or ideas of the week – hope you will discover some new favorite items, too!

(1) Go-to Fringe Frock Just in case you haven’t hopped on the tassel theme for summer, here’s a super adorable way to jump on that train… 😉

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Photo: Forever21

(2)  Palm Print Bottle Bag and / or Cutting Board Surprise, Surprise… I love a palm print!!!  If you, like me, are kinda crazy for the newest print trend, why not subtly add it in with…say… an adorable wine bag…OR cutting board! 😉  They are both functional, cute, and totes on trend!

Added Bonus: You know this southern belle LOVES that you can personalize the cutting board.  Homegirl lives for a monogram!

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Photo: Swoozie’s

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Photo: Swoozie’s

(3) Statement Earrings LOVE.  Enough said.

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Photos: Red Dress Boutique

(4) Sally Hansen Air Brush Legs – For those who are very fair-skinned and / OR those who do not wish to lay out in the sun all day, give Sally Hansen’s air brush legs a try!  Apparently, celebrities swear by these products and they even come in different shades (major bonus!)  You can get this just about anywhere, but I linked it HERE because it is currently (read: at the time of this posting) BOGO (Take a friend and SCORE!)

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Photo: Google images

(5) Thought of the Week:

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Summer Shoe Staples

Fab FriYAY Five is a weekly listing of my five favorite products, verses, quotes, crafts or ideas of the week – hope you will discover some new favorite items, too!

This week, I am sharing my top 5 picks for summer shoes 😉

(1)  Pom Pom / Tassel Sandals – You knew the second you saw shoes, there would be some pom pom ones included, didn’t you?!?  Ha!  Well, if you did, then you know me 😉   If you are lookin’ to hop on the hottest summer trend (aka pom pom / tassels), then look no further.  These are all the rage and SO adorable on!

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1-Pom Pom Ankle Sandals (Upper Left) – HERE (Side note: these are the most comfortable sandals I’ve ever owned…)

2-Large Pom Pom Sandals (Middle Right) – HERE

3-Tassel and Pom Pom Sandals (Lower Left) – HERE

Photos: Forever21 and GoodNight Macaroon respectively

(2) Fun, Vibrant Printed Slides  – Slides are another big trend this summer!  I am so grateful, because is anything as comfy (and easy) as simply slippin’ into your shoe for the day?!?  These would be adorable paired with a fun off the shoulder top or even a white tee and jeans!blogashoesreal

Blue Striped Bow SandalsHERE

Red Gingham Bow SandalsHERE

Photos: GoodNight Macaroon

(3) Classic Ankle Strap Block Heels – Easy peasy.  These are beautiful, classic shoes that will never go out of style!  You can pair these with jeans, skirts, dresses…even shorts, if you’re daring 😉  I would suggest purchasing a neutral to start with and then branch out for some fun with color!

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All three of these styles / colors can be found right HERE.

Photos: DSW

(4) Beaded Sandals – If pom poms and tassels are not your thing, maybe this beaded trend is more up your alley…  With just enough flair to keep you starin’, these pretties are sure to go with any summer frock!

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Beaded Fringe FlatsHERE

Beaded Gladiator SandalsHERE

Beaded Thong SandalsHERE

Photos Forever21 and DSW respectively

(5) Scalloped Flats and / or Heels – It’s all in the details…  These shoes, while simple, have a mega chic factor.  By simply cutting the straps using scalloping, the designers knew they were adding an extra eye-catching value.  If you are searching for a neutral with a little oompf…this is your shoe!

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Both shoes are by Chinese Laundry but available at different stores.  See below for details! 

Gold Scalloped Flats – HERE

Gold Scalloped Heels – HERE

Photos: DSW and Macy’s respectively

TIP: Some of the shoes I showed here are closer to the $100 price range than I normally go for, however, all of these shoes are located on websites with excellent coupons / discount days, etc.  So, make sure to look out for coupons and / or check out sites such as retailmenot.com before purchasing to make sure you get the best deal! 😉

NOTE: I do not receive any form of commission or affiliate revenue from any of my product endorsements.  These are simply just products I really love and thought you may love them, too!

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Fab FriYAY Five is a weekly listing of my five favorite products, verses, quotes, crafts or ideas of the week – hope you will discover some new favorite items, too!

(1) Beach Tote If you are not a fan of a straw, floral printed and / or ikat print beach bag, why not check out one of these super posh (as my girls would say…) beach totes?  They are elegant, simple and perfect for monogramming…a southern girl’s dream!  Plus, you could totally multi-purpose this bag and use it for overnight weekends or day trips!

Note: This would also be an awesome gift for Moms, too if you are still in the market for a Mother’s Day gift!

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(2) For the Lady who has everything…A Champagne Bell I couldn’t help myself… It’s cute.  It’s pink.  It’s fun.  It’s $12.  If you know a fellow lover of all things celebration, this might be the perfect gift 😉

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Photo: Swoozie’s

(3) Toy Organizer / Storage Bins Make cleaning fun…and bright!  These organizer bins are a real lifesaver…because as long as the toys get chunked in one of the bins, they are “cleaned up,” right?!?  If you know of a little one or two that could use some help in the tidying department, these may be just the trick you / they need 😉

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Photos: Amazon

(4) remodeez Footwear Deodorizers Calling all stinky feet owners!  With summer approaching, we all may need to check these out.  According to the description on Amazon, these little guys will permanently remove that lingering stench rather than temporarily masking it like other products!  Gross, yet necessary!

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Photos: Amazon

(5) Fave Quote of the Week –  Happy Mother’s Day, Mommas!  Take a minute this week to recharge – you deserve it and so do those precious little ones! 😉

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