Friday, August 30, 2013

high five for friday

What a great week this has been! I worked one night shift and two nights at Pure Barre with a lot of relaxing in between. 

1. My favorite relaxing afternoon was spent at the Umstead Spa. For Christmas, the Chef gave me a gift card, and I kept waiting for the perfect time to go. I read online that spa guests can use the pool Monday -Thursday, so I decided to take advantage of a gorgeous afternoon. I loved the vanilla blood orange margarita poolside before my luxurious European facial. Everything was incredible: the facial, the pool, the staff, just the entire experience. I highly recommend it to anyone. I would definitely go back...

 2. After a dentist appointment this week, I stopped by Home Goods and found a few good buys. I bought one of these massive baskets for our bedroom. I think it would be great to put our pillows in one spot off of the floor and away from dog hair.

3. This week for work, I made tomato, mozzarella, and basil salad. I forgot how much I love it. It's also nice having a baby basil plant for fresh herbs.

3. On the way home from Birmingham, we stopped at Jim 'N Nick's at the airport an they were selling their cheese biscuit mix. Their biscuits are to die for, so I couldn't resist bringing them home.

5. And lastly, the Chef has made some really delicious meals this week. My favorite might have been the mashed potatoes, steak, and green beans. I'll share it next week for Taste of Tuesday.

I hope you have fun plans this weekend for Labor Day. Enjoy it for me since I'll be at the hospital. Or you could always stop by your local hospital and bring staff treats...just an idea.

Happy weekend!

Linking up with Lauren and Lindsey


  1. So glad it is friday! I have not been able to spend enough time at the pool! Thanks for linking up, Im so excited to be the new co host and meet some new bloggers! Check out my blog and follow along here

  2. A spa day sounds amaaazing..especially if a pool and a cocktail are involved! Have a wonderful weekend.


  3. Your caprese salad looks delicious! :)

  4. Mmm, I love tomato mozzarella salad. Your spa day sounds fantastic, especially that blood orange margarita...a girl could get use to that!

    xo Jenna
    (I'm stopping by from the diary of a real housewife's linkup!)