Five on Friday

Happy Friday everyone! This was a great week even though it was super busy. I feel like I've accomplished some long-overdue things on my list and I'm definitely making progress in other areas. So exciting! I hope you all had a wonderful week and that you have something fun planned this weekend. Mark and I are having a date night tomorrow, woot woot! I'm also getting together with some girlfriends on Saturday and we start a new Bible Study on Sunday. Busy Busy! :) As always I'm linking up with AprilNatashaChristinaKarliErikaNarci, and Andrea.

One- Dinner with the Wooster Fam

Plaid Gang lol

On Monday night we went to dinner at Seasons 52 with the Wooster side of the fam (minus Tracy, Michael, Blake, and Kelley). Laura was in town for a wedding and a conference so we were able to sneak in some time with her. :) I've never been to Seasons 52 before and it was super yummy! 

Two- Nantucket Obsession

Nantucket's Christmas Stroll
I have been obsessed with Nantucket for a few years now. I think it started when I first read an Elin Hildebrand book and I was captivated by the descriptions of the quaint inns, the beautiful beaches, and the beloved traditions of the island. I am DYING to go at Christmas time for the Christmas Stroll. The picture above is from the Stroll last year. Isn't it beautiful? There's something so quiet and calming about fresh fallen snow. Not that I want to live in snow all year long but visiting would be awesome! Have any of you ever been to Nantucket? How was your experience? 

Three- On a Reading Roll...

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I have been on a serious reading kick lately. I love to read but I've really ramped up my reading in the last few weeks. This is partly because I am far away from my 50 book goal and I have read some interesting books and couldn't put them down! I finished two books this past week... The Good Neighbor and Winter Stroll. The Good Neighbor was about a recent divorcee who starts a blog to help journal her thoughts and emotions while attempting to date. Her blogging gets a little out of control when she bends the truth/ flat out lies about a made-up boyfriend. She ends up getting a job with a well-known website as their resident dating blogger and the spiraling disaster continues. I don't want to spoil the book but you can see the direction this is going. It was a super easy read with lots of cringe-worthing moments and a few laughs. This is a great book for a rainy day or a long weekend!

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I also just finished the Winter Stroll by Elin Hildebrand. This book is set in Nantucket, which sold me immediately. As I stated above, I am obsessed with Nantucket and hearing about Nantucket at Christmas time makes me fall even deeper in love. :) This book is full of relationship drama and is told in several points of view. I like when the author's tell the story from various characters because it gives the books a more rounded effect. This is the sequel to the book Winter Street and it picked up a year later. The book leaves you hanging at the end which is such a pet peeve of mine. There's obviously going to be another book in this series but I hope we don't have to wait an entire year for the next book. Overall, it was a great read even though it was quite predictable. I didn't want to put it down and I found myself pretty invested in the characters.

Four- Sweater Lovin'

Sun & Shadow Sweater
I saw this sweater on Southern Curls and Pearls this week and I fell in love. **It looks waaay cuter in the other photos. Click here to see Caitlin's post*** I'm a HUGE fan of hi-low tops and this deep green color is so beautiful. I am pretty particular about the texture of sweaters but Caitlin said it was super comfortable. I saw (what I thought) was a similar looking sweater at Target but turns out it's pretty different. I like the neckline of this sweater better but it doesn't seem as cozy as the one from Nordstrom. 

Five- Erin Condren Planner

I love anything that has to do with organization, planning, list-making, etc. I don't know how I became this way because I was a messy and disorganized child/ teenager lol.  I guess as I get older I get a little more OCD about certain things in my life. With all my organization lovin' I haven't found a planner I truly use regularly and I go back and forth between using them a ton to just using my iCalendar. A few months ago I discovered the Erin Condren planner after seeing some of my favorite Youtubers and bloggers rave about them.  I always thought it was kind of absurd to spend $60+ on a planner but I slowly got sucked into the craze. Well my VERY sweet husband ordered me a planner after seeing me drool over them for weeks. He picked out the cover and even added a picture of us to the back cover. So sweet!! I'll keep you updated on how it works out for me.


  1. LOVE Elin Hilderbrand and holding out to read her book around the holidays!! And I am coveting some Erin Condren as we speak :-)
    <3 Sarita it's my girls' world

    1. Pull the trigger and buy one :) So worth it! Now I have a new obsession with planner stickers. Oh goodness lol