Saturday, August 24, 2013

Five for Friday!!

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I just love this linkup!  It is such a great way to wrap up the week and discover some new blogs to read. :)  Natasha, Darci, April, and Christina are so sweet to host this link up!!  Thanks, girls!

{1} Album
We met with our AMAZING wedding photographer this week and got a beautiful box filled with all of our proofs and discussed our wedding album. :) Our photographer has been so amazing through the entire process and I could not recommend her more.  I had narrowed down photos for our album to 150, so this weekend I will be whittling that number down to between 60 and 70.  I think getting to look through the prints will make it easier for me. :)  It is so fun to reminisce about that so so special day!!

{2} Wreath
I saw the cutest wreath on one of my favorite blogs, Blue-Eyed Bride, and thought with her wonderful instructions (see tutorial post here), I would like to create one of my very own.  I cannot tell you how long I have had all of these materials sitting in storage, but they did miraculously make the move this Spring, so last weekend, I gathered my gumption and got to work!

It was a lot of fun to make and now I feel completely prepared to cheer on the Baylor Bears this season!!  My next project is a fall wreath for our front door.  I've seen some cute ones on Pinterest and am leaning toward a deco mesh one.  Let me know if you have any ideas!! :)

{3} Dinners
This week, the Mr. and I have had some yummy dinners with recipes from our favorite -- Pinterest!  We made a delicious crockpot chicken taco bowl early in the week and it was wonderful!  My favorite crockpot meals are those that don't require any prep before putting it into the slowcooker and this recipe fit the bill.  I love Chipotle's burrito bowls and thought this was a great substitute at home.  You can make it even more to your liking by adding other toppings.  I bought some of those precooked packs of rice that you heat up in the microwave and dinner was basically done right when we walked in the door!  Get the link to the pin here. 

Later in the week, we put together a skillet sensation that Mr. G remembers having as a child. :)  It was so easy to whip up and made enough servings for us to enjoy it several times last week.

I LOVE magazines!!  It is been my treat at the grocery check out for years to pick up the latest issue of whatever magazine appeals to me at the time.  Unfortunately, sometimes I would not have enough time to read all the magazines I treated myself to and they eventually began to pile up -- NO LONGER!   I recently discovered the Next Issue App for my iPad and it has completely changed my magazine reading life.  You pay a monthly fee (around $15) and are given access to tons of great titles.  Oh, and I forgot, but there is a free month trial!  Here is a link to the website if you are interested.  I honestly cannot think of a single magazine I love that is not listed.  You can download issues as they become available and also have access to previous issues.  Enjoy!  What are your fave magazines?

I've seen a similar recipes on pinterest for some delicious bar cookies and I still want to make the layered cookies with brownie, chocolate chip cookie and Reese's peanut butter cups, but when i saw a 2 ingredient version, I decided to give it a whirl.  Be warned, these are just as delicious as they look and oh so easy!
We had guests over last night for dinner and this dessert treat was a hit!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!!


  1. That wreath is beautiful - Go Bears! The dessert bars look delicious! I will have to try those soon! :)

  2. Will definately be trying those recipes. Sound super yummy! I am finally starting to get back into cooking! I took an 8 month hiatus when my daughter was born.


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