Friday, April 18, 2014

Five on Good Friday + Giveaway!

It's a very special Friday for those of us celebrating Easter... Good Friday isn't exactly a holiday where you say, "Happy Good Friday!" cheerfully, but ultimately, it leads to something pretty great. (And that's putting it mildly, no?!) With a grateful heart, here's my Five on Friday! (Make sure y'all read five... you don't want to miss it!)

Check out April, Christina, Natasha, and Darci!

I've woken up with this song in my head more than once this week, and I'm not complaining. This reminder is just so beautiful to me:  
"His love endures, forever. His love endures, forever. His love endures, forever and ever. We have found our hope, we have found our peace, we have found our rest, in the One who loves."

Since I want to give my body time to recover from one of the coolest experience of my life (AKA my first half marathon), I've been doing pilates for my workouts this week. I actually started the Blogilates Beginner's Workout Calendar, and I have to say, while pilates isn't high impact, is it kicking my booty! Well, more like my (non-existent) abs... If you're wanting a challenging core workout, I suggest you check out any of Cassie's videos on her Blogilates Youtube channel! These videos have been a calming yet challenging way to start my days this week!

Loving Lately: Loafers

If you couldn't tell from this Polyvore set, I've been on a bit of a loafers kick lately... It all started with the C. Wonder "Bee Happy" loafers a few months ago, and then I moved on to a needlepoint loafer obsession, as shown with the precious pink and navy (my favorite color combo!) monogrammed loafers featured in the bottom left corner. Personally, I love the preppier look loafers provide, and with that being said, would I wear all these? No freaking way. (Not sure if you guys have realized this by now, but I'm not exactly "edgy"...) But somewhere out there is a Zooey Deschanel/ Jess from New Girl kind-of-girl who could totally pull off those pencil loafers (plus the future-teacher in me got a giggle out of em)! I also couldn't resist featuring a velour pair showcasing my most-commonly-used Emoji... If you're curious about any of the pairs I featured here, just click on the image, and it will lead you to my Polyvore page with all the shoe details!

Yesterday, my parents came to Clemson. It's my mom's spring break, and my dad took the day off to come play golf with Corey. My mom and I walked the first half of the course with the guys and ditched the back nine to hang out with Morgan, Corey's girlfriend. Earlier in the week, Morgan turned 20, so I baked the sweet girl a cake while the three of us girls hung out. After my dad and Corey finished golf, we all met up with John for Morgan's birthday dinner. It was a fabulous night, finished off with some super yummy cookie cake (if I do say so myself!). I can't take all the credit, because I got the recipe here.

I don't really have any good pictures of the actual cake (we gobbled it up too fast!), but here's a shot of the beautiful birthday girl and me! We're so lucky to have Morgan in our lives- she really is one of my favorite people and closest friends! 

Who's ready for another giveaway?!?!?! If you're not like, "I am! I am!" then shame on you, because this giveaway deserves at least a little excitement! After all, you could win over one hundred dollars in Paypal cash, just from following a few fabulous blogs (including yours truly's hehe)!

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  1. My birthday is in July, can I count on a cookie cake? Because that. looks. delish. Have a good weekend!

  2. Love the shoes! I am a preppy-clothing magnet and need some loafers in my life. Too cute!

    Thanks for the workout links! I am in desperate need of some new workouts to get summer shape :)

  3. I LOVE polyvore, and always try to find reasons to use it! Yay for the giveaway; happy Easter weekend Chelsea.

  4. I love Casseys work outs so much! I love her core workouts more than anything! Shes great! Happy weekend!

    Love Always,

  5. Some of those loafers are adorable...I saw the cutest giraffe pair at C. Wonder yesterday!