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Five on Friday 2/21

Is it just me or is February flying by?  Not going to lie.. I love it!  The end of February is definitely the light at the end of a long, dark tunnel that is a Chicago winter.   Before I go and get myself too excited for spring, I better move on to my top five things from this week!

+ Last Friday, I posted about my traumatic shoe incident.. the Frye Melissa Button boots I'd been eying for a year finally went on sale and I missed out on my size while trying to make the decision if I should buy them or not.  WELL, Nordstrom came through for me (I never should have doubted them) and restocked the boots on Friday morning.  You can bet I did not waste one single second before whipping out my credit card!  I had to order a half size up so they are a little big but I'm making it work because how gorgeous are these boots??  I'm in love!


+ We are Olympics obsessed over here!  Nick has played hockey since he was pretty much a baby so obviously his favorite Olympic event is men's hockey.  Work schedules have been arranged according to the games this week (no joke) and you can find us both at home this afternoon cheering on USA in their big game vs Canada!


+ I officially became a woman this week and bought my first lipstick!  I know, I know - what took me so long?!  I went with a natural, every day color by MAC called Modesty.  I'm really impressed with how long the color stays put and the moisturization provided by the MAC lipsticks.  I have a feeling my poor wallet is going to take a hit with this new discovery...


+ Another thing I'm totally late to the game for.. ebates!  I signed up this week and used it to buy our flights to Florida - I'll be getting $40 back which is awesome!  I'll probably use it to buy more lipstick :)


+ Because who can turn down candles that smell like doughnuts and macaroons?  Bath and Body Works can do no wrong. 
*3 wick candles are all 2 for $22 right now!


I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!  Stop back on Monday for a tortellini soup recipe made in the CROCKPOT!

52 comments

  1. Hi! Found you on Jeanie's Friday Faves! Cute site! And what a beautiful wedding picture!! I think the lipstick was a great choice. I LOVE lipstick.

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    1. Thank you! I'm loving it, too - I don't know what took me so long! :)

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  2. I keep saying I am going to sign up for EBates and I REALLY need to! How cool that you can use it when booking flights! I had no idea!!!! Sah-weeeeet! xx

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  3. I am in love with your boots! I haven't totally joined the lipstick-wearing ranks yet, but I have heard so many good things about MAC lipstick. I have a few drugstore ones but they aren't hydrating enough for me especially in this winter weather!
    I feel like everybody is talking about eBates lately and I keep forgetting to use it! I totally could have used it for a flight I just booked. I'll have to remember to use it to book the hotel...

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  4. So glad the traumatic shoe incident is over and you have your boots because they rock! And I've never thought to use EBates for airline tickets but what a great idea! Have a great weekend :)

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  5. So many wonderful things!!! 1. If you have other MAC products...save all the containers because they do the recycle program after you bring 6 in you get a free lipstick, gloss or eye shadow!!! 2. Love Ebates...but don't use it nearly as much as I should!! 3. Those boots are great and obviously meant to be!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  6. Ebates! Love! -I finally bought my first neutral-esq Mac lipstick around my wedding and I love it! Great color by the way! Have a great weekend!!

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  7. So glad you got the boots! They look fab! So ebates is just the most amazing thing every...just got a check in the mail last night for $74...it's not going to make me rich, but hey I'm getting paid to shop. Why the heck not! And finally I'm not a lipstick girl either - chapstick all the way. Maybe I need to check out this amazing MAC kind that you found. Hope you have a great weekend!

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  8. I finally signed up for Ebates but haven't used it yet...I really need to dive into this soon and figure it out ;)! Spyros' favorite sport is hockey too..it's been on in our place! Hooray for lipstick!! Xx.

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  9. Those candles!!! YUM! Looks like I need to make a trip to B&BW stat!!! Happy Weekend!! :)

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  10. How was the macaron candle? I haven't been to a store to smell it yet.

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  11. Love that lip color and your new boots!

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  12. I LOOOVE my Frye boots! Those are adorable! I'm so excited about the ice skating starting up! We were glued to the television last night after dinner. Have a great weekend!

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  13. uhh those boots are amazeballs, LOVE them! And February is flying by for the dark Chicago winter!! I literally have a countdown on my desk until April 1st because I feel like that symbolizes spring lol We're almost through it!

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  14. LOVE the boots!! Welcome to the Mac lipstick world, looks like a pretty color. I talked about Ebates on my post today too ;) Love it!

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  15. I went into B&BW the other day and had fun smelling all the new scents. It took a lot of willpower but I did not buy as I'm trying to use up what we have.

    GO USA!

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  16. You're boots are SO cute!!!!! Congrats on becoming a woman - I love MAC lipstick too, my favorite shade is Freckletone, so pretty and neutral. I just signed up a couple of moths ago to Evates and love it!!! Also those candles look great! I'm a sucker for B&BW candles! Have a good wknd! Xo

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  17. Gorgeous boots and I have nothing but love for Nordstrom and their customer service. They are just amazing all around.

    I've been using Ebates and Southwest Rapid Rewards for online shopping for years, and I've cashed in 2 free flights already on SW from online shopping alone! I'm only 200 points away from being able to cash in a flight to Chicago this summer. So flingin' flangin' excited! Who knew you'd get "paid" to shop online? Amazing!

    Happy Friday!

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  18. Those boots look great on you!! Glad you were able to get such an awesome deal. I just got my first lipstick recently too. I was always a lip gloss girl but now that I'm getting older I'm realizing I need to wear more color! I signed up for Ebates awhile ago and ALWAYS forget to use it!!

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  19. I just got ebates too! But I haven't actually used it. Seeing how much money you'll get back tho makes me want to start! I'm totally a sucker for candles. Gavin won't even let me go down the aisle at stores with them anymore lol hope you have a great weekend!

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  20. Ohhh Ebates, yay! I don't know how people aren't using it. I just don't get it at all, I 'earn' a few hundred bucks per year!
    I'll be watching the US vs Canada game from home too and I cannot wait!! Unfortunately Tim is at work, so I guess me and Ozzie will have to cheer in his place. AND my Frye boots are also 1/2 size bigger than my normal size, but I just wear thick socks and it seems to work :-)
    That is all! I hope you have a fantastic weekend.

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  21. Ahhhhh! I had no idea the Bath and Body Works sale was going on! I'm normally so all over that! I only burn their candles (with the exception of Anthropologie) and I'm addicted to them. CUTE BOOTS! And I know what you mean about the lipstick! I bought my first one ever last month, and it took forever to get used to seeing myself with it on! You go girl! xo

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    1. Can you believe I've never bought an Anthropologie candle?! I think I need to change that ASAP!

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  22. I love B&BW candles, they're so good. Love the boots! So glad you were able to get them!

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  23. I'm trying to figure out how to stream the game at work with our owners here any everything! ha! It's going to be so funny to see toews vs kaner! Have a good weekend girlie!

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  24. Awesome boots..! Love Nordstrom! I have Ebates too..! Didn't know I could buy tickets through them.. Bummer! I will next time!

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    1. Definitely remember it for next time - I used Expedia which gives 5% back!

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  25. Ahh I have a feeling those candles would smell so good and make me hungry for sweets! And the boots look amazing!!! They're even more gorgeous than on the website! So glad you were able to get a pair :)

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  26. YAY, you got the boots afterall! That's so awesome! Nordstrom is seriously the best ever.
    So jealous that you can change your work schedules to work around the Olympics!

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  27. Yeah for your boots!!!!! I love ebates it seriously makes me so happy but gets me into trouble "I mean it's 10% back I should really get them in both colors". Oh when are you coming to FL? So fun!!!

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  28. I have still not jumped on the Ebates train! I need to get on that. Love that lipstick! I'm going to have to try that brand. Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend Katie!

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    1. You must!! I can't wait to get that first check in the mail!

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  29. I'm so glad that the boots ended up working out!! I tend to be very attached to my shoes...sometimes even before I actually own them, so I can understand the feeling!

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  30. Yay for shoe happiness! Love that lipstick. Have a great weekend, love!

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  31. Hold the phone. The Frye Melissa boots went on sale and I didn't know. I want to cry right now!!

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  32. Do they really smell like doughtnuts? mmmmm.............
    The boots are fantastic! Just wear some double socks to fill up that space :)

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  33. A candle that smells like macarons? PERFECT!

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  34. eBates for the win!!!!! Ahh getting that check in the mail is like the best surprise ever!!!

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  35. Stopping by from the link-up!! eBates is amazing...so is lipstick!! :) Have a great weekend!

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    1. Obsessed with ebates! I have a feeling there is a lot more online shopping in my future :)

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  36. LOVE those boots! I was actually thinking about getting them! And Ebates?! It's the BEST! Hope you have a fabulous weekend lady! xo

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  37. I really want to try that lip color! and YAY for getting those boots!!

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  38. Yay for he boots!!! And that lipstick and candles...perfect!! Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!

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  39. The boots are totally to die for! So so pretty. Also love that MAC color -need to try it asap!

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    1. Thank you! The MAC color is a perfect every day color!

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  40. Adore the boots! You're going to rock them for years!

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  41. I am catching up. Is it bad I love the boots but LOVE LOVE LOVE the jeans? What kind are they?...

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    1. Haha no joke they are from American Eagle! And they are definitely the best fitting pair of jeans I own!

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  42. Boots doesn't need us, boots need us.So, we have to careful when we wash our boots. Because there is a chance to get something wrong on your boots.

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