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Five on Friday 5/30


Happy Friday!  It's the very last one of May - can you believe it?!  I've been looking forward to this weekend for a while now because we are heading back to Michigan to look at HOUSES!  Craziness.  We've gotten pre-approved for a mortgage, found a realtor and have at least 6 houses lined up to look at on Saturday.  I'm so excited to get the house hunting process started! Make sure to follow along with us this weekend on Instagram :)

+ Morning Yoga
I found this quick morning yoga sequence on Pinterest and I've actually been sticking with it!  It feels great to start off my day stretching out and working my core instead of just moving from my bed to the couch.  I like that it's quick and easy - this takes me about 15 minutes tops!



+ Essie Marshmallow
I've officially decided on my summer 2014 nail polish.  Oh, you don't have a nail polish designated for each season?  Haha I tend to find one I love each season, especially in the summer, and use it nonstop.  2013 was the summer of Essie's Ballet Slippers and this year the winner is Marshmallow.  I love the soft, clean white - I swear it also makes your hands look tanner!


+ Gnocchi
I attempted to make gnocchi last night and it turned out fabulously!  I bought a package of it way back in the fall but wasn't sure how to use it until Carly shared a recipe that sounded too good not to try - Crispy Gnocchi with Zucchini, Sweet Corn and Basil.  We substituted summer squash for the corn and it was oh so good AND easy.  We will definitely be having this again soon!


+ Floral Sweater
Okay, one last recent Forever 21 find.  How cute is this floral sweater?  I picked it up for dirt cheap and love that I can wear it to both work with a nice necklace and black pants or casually with jeans or denim shorts.  I'm all about clothes that are multi-purpose!

 Sweater (similar) // Necklace (similar)

+ Sex Trafficking
Nina recently reached out to us about helping to spread awareness of sex trafficking.  I had been contemplating writing a post about it as she suggested but every time I tried, the words came up short.  This is a real, serious problem and I don't think I could do it justice so I'm going to share the post Nina wrote.  Please, please, please take a moment to read this and maybe even find it in your heart to make a donation.


12 = the average age of a slave today
27,000,000 = the number of slaves around the world
1-2% = the percentage of slaves rescued

Visit Nina's post HERE to learn more.  Every little bit helps and you can make a difference!  Thank you!

Have a wonderful weekend! :)
Linking up with AprilLaurenJennie and Rebecca

42 comments

  1. Such a pretty nail color and that gnocci looks DELISH!

    HAPPY FRIDAY!!!

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  2. Happy househunting; it's such a fun & special time! And love that nail color! I've been wearing romper room for most of spring, and I think I'm gonna roll it right into summer too!

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  3. Can't believe it's JUUUUUUUUUUNE next week...wow!

    Love that nail color so pretty and the gnocchi, yum.

    Our church sponsors victims of sex trafficking in our area and it's insane how prevalent it is, here in the US.

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  4. Good luck with the house-hunting! It's one of those fun--yet crazy stressful--processes...enjoy it! And I do love that nail color! I tend to go for the bright colors, but I might try toning it down a bit with this summery shade!

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  5. Good luck house hunting! I can't believe May is already over! Slow down time!! Love that Essie color, I have a white but I think I need Marshmallow! :) Happy Friday!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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  6. Yay for house hunting!! Hopefully its fun and not stressful for y'all!! We're not in the market yet but I kind of have a problem looking at houses for sale and imaging what I'd do to fix them up. haha! That gnocci looks delish!

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  7. Happy Friday, friend! And really though, where did May go? Because last I looked, it was still March. Yay for house hunting, and that gnocchi looks ah-maz-ing! Definitely giving that a try.
    xo to you!

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  8. I too generally switch between a few colors for summer! I loved Ballet Slippers last year! I will have to check out Marshmallow! I cant' wait to try that gnocci dish. Looks delicious! Happy house hunting!! So exciting! :)

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  9. yay for house hunting :) love that essie colour, and that floral sweater is amazing. i want to try that yoga thing but i dont even know the first thing about yoga, so i probably wouldnt be able to.
    seriously, i have seen several posts recently about sex trafficking. it is so very sad and any little bit helps, i think. hopefully one day it will be a distant thing that our kids kids cant believe ever happened.

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  10. I need that color - the white one I bought is too...WHITE!! Love the floral sweater - looks so cute on you!! Way to go with the gnocchi!! I'm not sure I could attempt that! Best of luck house hunting!!

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  11. My SIL does a fundraising event every year to raise awareness and support against six trafficking. So sad and so scary. I have to find gluten free gnocchi so I can try that recipe! That looks soooo good! Have so much fun house hunting this weekend! Good luck!! Xoxoxo

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  12. I love that nail polish color! I am so jealous that you get to go house hunting this weekend - I'm basically living vicariously through you, ha ha. I look forward to some IG pics. Good luck!!

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  13. So glad you guys liked the gnocchi! My husband wasn't a fan of the corn so maybe I will add in summer squash next time instead! I can't wait to hear how house hunting goes! It probably makes moving feel that much more real! And even though I keep telling myself no more Essie polish, that shade looks gorgeous! I might need it ;)

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  14. I have basil, zucchini and now I need some Gnocchi! I've always wanted to make some, thanks for sharing a good looking recipe! Have a great weekend in the mitten! and have fun looking at houses!! :):)

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  15. LOVE that outfit, love that polish and that dinner looks so good. Gosh I'm hungry this morning :) YAY for house hunting this weekend, can't wait to hear all about it. I'll be stalking your IG haha! Have fun!

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  16. Yay for house hunting - it's so fun!! I love your F21 sweater and your polish - so cute! I agree with the sex trafficking, I didn't even know where to begin. It's awful, so sad and VERY scary.

    Have a great weekend girlie!

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  17. Gnocchi is literally one of my favorite things in the world. I think I would eat it every day if I could. So. Stinking. Good.

    Have a great weekend! :)

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  18. I say yes to anything that makes me look more tan.. So I'm thinking I need that nail polish!

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  19. yah! so excited for your house hunting adventure!! :) i hope you find the perfect one :)
    love that yoga sequence! it's one of my favorites. have a great weekend! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  20. YOU can pull off that polish but I could not. :) That's a compliment BTW!

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  21. Loving that floral sweater and that gnocchi dish looks amaze!! Saved the recipe for myself :) Good luck with the house hunt!

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  22. I cannot believe that it's June already! But I'll take it :) Good luck with house hunting this weekend! I can't wait to see pics. Hope you find something perfect for you!

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  23. Great sweater and good luck with the house hunt. So exciting! Thank you for posting cute finds PLUS a relevant, real-world issue that is both terrifying and important. XO

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  24. I've never really tried white nail polish before, but you're kind of making me want to!

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  25. CANNOT believe that May is pretty much over. This year has gone by SO incredibly fast. It's insane.
    LOVE that marshmallow polish. I like that it's not like bright white..it has a little bit of off white in there...good choice!

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  26. Hello from the link up! Hard to believe May is over already but thank goodness for summertime! I love the Essie polish you shared...beautiful and very dainty color!

    Have a fantastic weekend :)

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  27. Happy Friday!! Wooo!! Happy to hear you and the hubs are going to be looking at houses :) What an exciting feeling! Plus with that GORG sweater and nail polish, it will be like an episode of House Hunters :)!! Also love the morning yoga. That is an excellent way to start the day!

    http://neatly-packaged.blogspot.com/

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  28. You make me want to peel off my shellac and go get that color on my nails right now!

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  29. Just pinned that yoga sequence! I'll give it a shot tomorrow - thanks for sharing! I'm going to hop over and read that post. Thanks for spreading awareness...27 million? I had no idea!

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  30. Omg I love it all!! I must try the Essie Marsh mellow polish! I loove light colors and hear so many amazing things about that one!! And HELLO that floral top is absolutely gorgeous!! That gnocchi looks sinfully good too!! HAGW my dear and talk soon! XO

    Lisa,xo
    http://chiclittlethrills.blogspot.com/

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  31. I need to get up 15 minutes earlier & do some yoga moves myself - wake the body up....
    I love that polish. I love it in the summer when polish makes my skin darker :) I can never get my cuticles that clean like the picture :)

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  32. Haha, yes it seems I've chosen white for this season! Thank you for the link. It's just awful and makes my heart break that these things still occur:(

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  33. Thanks for the nail polish update or I'd still be wearing Ballet Slippers! The horror! Haha The gnocchi looks so good. We have a couple of packages that are waited to be cooked so this recipe would be perfect! Happy house hunting!

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  34. Enjoy house hunting! Catch a good one!

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  35. I've really been wanting a white nail polish so that's perfect!! I'm going to try the Marshmallow :) That gnocchi look awesome... I haven't had any in forever. LOVE that you shared Nina's post about human trafficking. I'm so passionate about that too! Have so much fun house hunting! That's really exciting!!!

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  36. I love that Essie Marshmellow color. That might have to be my summer color of choice too!! I am also so excited to make that gnocchi recipe. I love using fresh summer veggies like zucchini, corn and basil!!

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  37. is it a crime we've never tried gnocchi?? we've heard so much about it, but we've never tried it out for ourselves. It does look amazing though, we may have to pop out and pick some up later today!

    http://www.mkstyleramblings.blogspot.com.au/

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  38. Love that sweater!! The gnocchi looks delish! I need to give it a try.

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  39. pretty sweater. you know i LOVE that polish.

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  40. I have been doing yoga for 10-20 minutes every day for the last month and it makes such a difference in my day!
    I tried to hop on the white nail polish bandwagon last summer, but the polish I got just looks like I painted my nails with White Out - not cute! That marshmallow shade is perfect though.

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