January 31, 2014

5 on Friday

Whoop Whoop! It's Fridayyyy!!! This week was crazy, but an interesting one to say the least. For starters, I was fighting off the stomach bug Monday and had to miss work (I never miss work), then on Tuesday and Wednesday we got SNOW and had two hour delays (don't get me wrong, I loved it), and then on Thursday I was getting ready to go to the Charlotte Social meet-up when I found a box filled with old cards and notes in my closet that were given to me over the years (I'm a sentimental gal and may have cried a little). And today, well, today is going to be a busy one. I have assignments that need to be completed before Monday, Will is back from a weeks worth of traveling and have a lot to catch up on and my list of things I want to get done this weekend are growing by the minute. 

But as I am typing this, I am starting to realize that everyone has THIS type of week every once and awhile right? Your plans won't always go how you want them to. You feel like you can't keep up with life's demands. And things come up that you might not have been expecting. But that's life, and that's what makes it interesting. And as the Rolling Stones once sang, "You can't always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, well you just might find...you get what you need".


Last night, Alyssa and I went to The Charlotte Social's first meet-up of the year and it couldn't have been more fun! Pamela over at Yes it is, Kevin was the host of this event and held it at Lucianos Ristorante which Alyssa and I would have to say had AMAZING fettuccini alfredo, sparkling moscato and brownie a la mode. If you live in the Charlotte area, this place is a must! 

Towards the end of the night I got to talk to Jarvis who blogs over at Grown People Talking and is one of the first guys to be in the group! Y'all he is such a nice guy and writes for Charlotte Magazine and blogs about events, sports and so much more. I truly wish there were more guys out there who had a passion for blogging/writing because so many of them have a true talent. Oh and how could I forget to mention that there was a drawing for $50 gift cards and sure enough, Alyssa and I won!! 

Waterlougue. Have you heard of it? I hadn't either until yesterday when my friend Kate over at A Lonestar State of Southern wrote a blog post about it. Basically, it's an app that you can download that takes your photos and transforms them into watercolor paintings that are b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l. Go over to Kate's blog and see for yourself (and more on Alyssa's blog that she posted today too!

It's official...Will and I are going to NYC in April! This will be our first time traveling on a plane together and to a city that I have always dreamed of going to! To say that I am excited is a huge understatement, I'm ecstatic! I've already been making lists of places to go, things to do, and thinking through all the outfits I plan to wear. And hopefully while I am there I will get to meet up with one of my favorite NYC girls, Kendall over at Styled Snapshots!

Need I say more? For daily inspiration, go follow @instagodministries on Instagram! 

Next week I have a fun surprise for you guys that you won't want to miss! Maybeeee it's another giveaway for an amazing gold foil print from one of my favorite Etsy shops ;) Guess you'll have to check back next week to find out!


  1. So exciting you get to go to NYC! That will be so fun and I can't wait to read about it! :)

  2. Yay for a NYC trip! You guys are going to have a blast!! If you have the time, visit Ground Zero. It's an amazing place that you'll never forget. Happy Friday!

  3. That app looks so fun! and yay for a trip to NYC! That will be the best. Have a wonderful weekend!

  4. Melissa, thank you for the compliment and the plug. I look forward to reading more of your blog posts. Peace! :)

  5. You will absolutely fall in love with NYC, it's an amazing place. Hope you guys have a great time!!

  6. You'll LOVE NYC! Such a great place to visit :) Happy Friday!

  7. Just found your blog!! How much fun NEW YORK!! We went for our 1st anniversary and had a blast :) can't wait to hear about it

  8. Ahh, New York sounds like so much fun!! My hubs & I just took our first plane trip together this past spring to Chicago to see my family, and I have to say, while we love road trips, plane rides with him are a lot of fun too. Take lots of pictures!! I've always wanted to see New York.


  9. sooo excited for you that you get to go to NY, oh my goodness you and will are going to have the absolute greatest time! there is so much to do and you could honestly just walk around for days and always find something to do! i may have to send a list of my recs ;) and i will be super jealous if you get to meet up with kendall, we will have to make a time for all three of us to get together, oh i would love that so!!

    hope you can get most of your list accomplished this weekend, i feel like mine is always just growing and i bet you feel the same!

    much love sweet cheeks!

    xo mk

  10. NYC will be so fun! I'm excited for your next giveaway and am now following instagodministries on Instagram... Basically loved your whole Friday post! Have a great weekend!

    1. Kristan! Thank you so much for your sweet comment :) So glad you are excited for my next giveaway because it's such a good one! And yay! How are you likeing instagodministries? I think it always touches home for me personally! Thanks for being such a great follower of SSM!!!

  11. Yay for winning the gift cards! And double yay for NYC!

  12. SO fun, I dream of the day I can go to NYC! Praying this week goes better for you friend! Hope you got my snail mail, too :)


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