Friday, May 15, 2015

Five on Friday

Gosh, with weather this nice it almost feels like the weekend everyday.  ALMOST.  But I'm ready for the real weekend.  Last one left until the unofficial start to summer… how did that happen?  Is it good or bad that time is flying by so fast?!

Pour me a glass of wine and let's cheers to the weekend! 
Linking up with the usual favorites so let's get right down to it… 

{O N E} Favorite Monogram
I always get a little nervous after an Etsy order.  Will the monogram come out right? Will the patterns I pick match the colors I picked? Will it fit?  Well this one was a success and I can't wait to wear it this summer! 

{T W O} Favorite Pin(s)
I'm very into royal blue as well as navy this year.  I can't seem to get enough.  I'm really after all these looks… 

{T H R E E} Favorite Outfits
 I tried to be a *little* better at outfit photos this week.  Not too much but, it will do.
dress: loft 

shirt: loft // shoes:  tory burch // necklace: kendra scott // earrings: kendra scott

{F O U R} Favorite Recipe
We served this little dip up as one of our appetizers on Easter and it was another easy one (of course) and so delicious! It was gone… very quickly!
2 (8 ounce) blocks of cream cheese, softened
1 package dry ranch dressing mix
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup shredded peper jack cheese
2/3 cup beer 
fritos for dipping (or pretzels/chips/crackers)

Using a mixer, beat the cream cheese then add in ranch dressing mix.  Continue mixing and slowly add in beer.  Stir in both cheeses.

Spread mixture into serving dish and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

{F I V E} Favorite Moments of the Week
I don't really like to share every detail and keep a lot of things to myself but some memories - big or little (sometimes the little ones are the best to keep track of because you'd forget otherwise) are nice to "remember"… 

We had our first official "dinner on the grill" for just the two of us.
 We had another Phillies game this week and the weather was gorgeous! Derek had to work so the original four used the tickets for this game.  Looking forward to many more ballpark nights even if it is to watch "the worst team in baseball" at the moment.
 Weekly dose of Miss Stella… 
 As if Lilly hasn't already won over my heart, personalized advertising will put me right over the edge.
 The weekend started off on a fantastic night with a great girls night happy hour and sushi with my gal, Nina.  Outdoor seating makes everything just a little bit better.

Enjoy your weekends :)


  1. Yay, Friday! Definitely pass the wine ;)!

    That monogram is amazing and that blue and white dress is gorgeous, so pretty for this time of year.

    I agree with not sharing everything, keeping small moments about just the two of you is special. Hooray for the first grill night together, that's so fun. Looks delicious!

    Happy Friday, gorgeous!

  2. LOVE that monogrammed bikini top! I actually bought one this year too! I'd been wanting one for awhile.
    And the Lilly flyer cracked me up b/c it came with my husband's name on it!! Hoping that means he has purchased something recently. ;)
    Have a great wknd!

  3. Girl, you and I are definitely meant to be friends--we have the same navy/white love this week (and I almost posted one of the pictures you have on there as one of my examples haha). Love that you guys got to eat outside from the grill just the two of you--it's the best! And the Phillies game sounds so fun! My husband and I went once with his parents when we were up there and it was a lot of fun! Hope you have a great weekend girl!

  4. LOVE that monogram top, glad it was a score. Loving blue as well! I've got to schedule some baseball games, I love baseball and going to them in the summer is one of my favorite things to do :) Happy weekend XO

  5. That dip looks amazing! And you seriously have the best dresses, so pretty!

    Happy Friday <3

  6. Those navy/white dresses are so fun! Navy and white is one of my favorite color combination, it's so flattering on everyone! Have a wonderful weekend!

  7. Happy weekend!! I love the monogram and I'm glad I'm not the only one who worries how things will turn out from etsy. Ha ha! The beer cheese looks so yummy! I'm such a foodie! :)

  8. Love that monogrammed bathing suit top, those Tory Burch sandals, and those blue pins. Outdoor dining is one of my favorite things to do too. I hope that you have a great weekend!

  9. I'm always a navy/royal blue and white much so that I've had to force myself to branch out recently so my closet isn't boring!

  10. Your favorite pins and outfits this week are spot on! Love them all. Have a great weekend, girl!

  11. Love your pins and yay for eating outside and sushi & happy hour! Have a great weekend!

  12. I love beer cheese, but have never made it that way. I'll have to check your recipe out! Ha and you know I have an issue with blue and white stuff - my clothes are ridiculous as well.

  13. Oh my gosh that bathing suit is ADORABLE! I am huge monogram lover as well. Very cute! Have a fabulous weekend!

  14. Loving navy too!! That swim suit is so cute!! Also, you look so cute in your outfit pictures. Have a great weekend!!

  15. Grilling out is so much fun! I love that monogrammed swim suit, too! I'm a sucker for monograms myself:) And of course Stella is the cutest thing!

    Have a great weekend!

    Somer @ Stroll Down Somer DeLane

  16. Navy is definitely a favorite for me this year too! Love your new swimsuit top, the monogramming turned out perfectly! Happy Friday :)

  17. I love that loft shirt with the kendra scott necklace! You're rocking the outfit pics! Have a great weekend :)

  18. That bikini!!! So cute! The monogram is adorable! And that beer cheese dip sounds amazing. I really want to make that this weekend haha! Happy Friday!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

  19. The beer cheese dip looks so good. I've seen a recipe floating around Pinterest and meant to try it. Patio drinks with the ladies is definitely one of my favorites Enjoy the weekend!

  20. I love going to baseball games in the summer time! Last summer I think I went to 3 of them and one was with my parents and brother. Such a fun and easy family outting.

    Have a great weekend! :)

  21. I love baseball and the Philles are totally one of my favorite teams!! Love your maxi dress. Have a great weekend.

  22. So much cuteness in the wardrobe department, per usual! Hello, amazing dip recipe :) Happy weekend!

  23. That maxi is gorgeous, and how yummy does that dip sound?! It looks like a definite crowd-pleaser!

  24. I love the bathing suit top - it turned out so cute!! Grilling + baseball?? Sounds like a great week!! I am going to have to try that dip, I love dip recipes!!

  25. Those little pineapple sandals are beyond adorable. Stella looks the perfect cuddle buddy.

  26. Absolutely LOVING that swim suit top!!! The colors are perfection!

  27. Fun weekend!! DYING over that swim suit top!!

  28. There is something that I am loving about navy and white too this season! And that swimsuit! Xo, Stephanie