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Five on Friday 10/3


Hello, October!  Still wondering where September (and all of 2014...) went but I'm really excited to see this new month. It's always a beautiful one in Michigan and most importantly, October brings our housewarming party weekend!  Can't wait to have all of our friends in town to celebrate our alma mater's Homecoming and check out the new place. Thankfully that isn't until the end of the month because we still have a LOT of work to do!  It's honestly been hard to find a lot of time to work on the house because we've been going nonstop with other things.  Here's what has been keeping us busy this week...

NEW CAR!
On Tuesday night, I became the proud owner of a GMC Terrain!  And I'm seriously in loooove.  A nice step up from my car I was driving from high school still... it feels good to have a vehicle with a working gas gauge, turn signals and windows, ha!


Gone Girl
Just in time for the movie to come out, I've decided to start reading the book!  Better late than never, right?  I'm only a few chapters in but am already hooked.  Now I just have to do my best to avoid any spoilers!


Volleyball
So after the debacle that was Sunday night (and the soreness and bruised arms that came on Monday morning...), Nick and I have decided to withdraw from our volleyball league.  It was just way too intense and our team captain was more than happy for us to leave which that made the decision easy as pie.  I think we would have stuck with it if the people on our team were actually nice, but we have no desire to show up every Sunday night and leave feeling annoyed and defeated.  Not a great way to start a new week.

Nick also had the opportunity to join a hockey league that plays on Sunday nights (which he would prefer to do a million times over) so he's really excited to start that this weekend!  There is more of a recreational volleyball league that begins in a month or so and we'll give that a try.  Hopefully they will like to eat pizza and drink beer after the games like our old Chicago team :)

The Perfect Sweater
I stopped at Forever 21 this week to pick up this sweater that I'd mentioned before but it sadly didn't fit right on me. While I was browsing around, I came across this soft one in the perfect color gray.  I tried it on and it was basically heaven in a sweater.  I think I'll be living in this + leggings this winter.  I can only find it in burgundy online here... which I also think I'll be buying!  Ps. sorry for the awkward selfie.


Engagement Party
Tonight we are celebrating two of our closest friends -- Dane and Tiffany's -- engagement!  I can't tell you how nice it is being back in Michigan and being able to attend these kinds of things.  Dane was the best man in our wedding and we always have the best time with these two, I'm sure tonight (and the wedding!!) will be no different!


And lastly... (I can do Six on Friday, right?!) save the date for a holiday link up that Lisa, Cait, Annie and I are hosting! We're so excited to kick it off Tuesday, October 21st with our Halloween edition.  More details coming soon :)


Happy Friday!
Linking up with AprilKarliLaurenJennie and Rebecca

51 comments

  1. I'm so excited for October as well! Glad you are reading Gone Girl... it is so good! I really want to see the movie this weekend. Congrats on your new ride!! Looks so nice!!

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  2. I live in Michigan too and LOVE October...by far my most favorite month. And I totally used that same photo in my blog post yesterday. Great minds think alike!

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  3. Hooray for a holiday linkup! That sounds so fun, looking forward to the details. :) Congrats on the new car - she's a beauty! Good for you guys for deciding to withdraw from the volleyball league - it sounded a bit too intense for something that's supposed to be fun. Oh, and that F21 sweater? I'm definitely going back to look for that. It looks perfect. Hope you have a great weekend!

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  4. You are just the cutest!
    Look at you & that big car!! Go get 'em girl - knock everyone off the road in that thing :) It's a great car!
    Gone Girl... I have to say, I'm impressed that you don't see a lot of spoilers anywhere. I loved the book & cant wait to see the movie!!!! if you were near, I'd make you go with me - I don't have anyone close that wants to see it.

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  5. Congratulations on the new car - that is just the best feeling!! I'm with you on Gone Girl...I'm trying so hard to finish the book because I'm really dying to see the movie!! Hope you have a great weekend!

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  6. Love the new car! Getting back into the suburbs does have its perks!

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  7. Congrats on the new car! I've been bitten by the new car bug recently! I doubt I'll get one but it's fun to look! And definitely avoid ALL Gone Girl spoilers! You have to read it without hearing anything about it or it will completely ruin it! :) Trust me on this! Hope you have an amazing weekend!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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  8. Excited for the link up! :) Really love your new SUV! It's been an experience having all the new features and learning how to drive an SUV for me, hope you are enjoying it! Love that sweater on you, it looks so comfy!

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  9. I LOVE that Anne of Green Gables quote, it's so perfect :)!

    Congrats on the new car, woohoo! Sorry about the mean captain, that's not fun at all. It's no fun when people are rude at sports, there's no reason for it. Hopefully your next league will be better.

    Love that white shirt you're rocking, perfection! hooray for a new linkup! happy weekend!

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  10. Congrats on the new car! That sweater is really cute, and a holiday linkup sounds fun. I hope that you have a great weekend! :-)

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  11. A holiday link up?! Eeeeek. Super exciting!

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  12. A holiday link up sounds so fun! And loving the car -- I need one for myself now! Hope you have the best weekend!
    xo

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  13. Congratulations on the new car!! Being near friends and family and able to attend all of the events is so nice! I hope the second volleyball league works out better than the last one! Can't wait for the holiday link ups!!!

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  14. one day I will read Gone Girl, one day. Hopefully I avoid spoilers until then as well lol. Yay for new car - my car isnt as fancy, but my old car didnt have a horn, all the lights were always on and the gas gauge didnt work, so i feel you! glad you left the volleyball team, that guy was a douche!! also, kinda glad that you didnt like the sweater cause now i'm glad i didn't buy it, phew. but the one you found is sooo freaking cute but i'm staying strong. have a good weekend!

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  15. That IS thr perfect sweater! I admit: I totally groaned when I saw that the high was 80 degrees today. xx

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  16. ok ok where do I start? My hubby surprised me with a white GMC Terrain last year and I've been in LOVE ever since! I call it my petite SUV haha I must go get that sweater and I cannot wait to hear more about the link up girl! Happy weekend ya'll!! xoxo

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  17. Congrats on the new car! With an SUV, I swear you are on your way to motherhood...I swear it! :-) And you will LOVE Gone Girl! I don't think I'm brave enough to handle the crowds this weekend, but I want to see it soon!

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  18. Ahh sweet new ride! Love it! I've been wanting to read Gone Girl for a while now. You'll have to let us know how you like it! I'm totally excited for your linkup!!!

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  19. Yay for a holiday linkup, sounds fun :)

    I'm sorry to hear about the volleyball league, hopefully the new one will be more fun. And CONGRATS on the new car!!!

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  20. I love your new SUV, so excited for you! That sweater does look perfect on you! Enjoy your fun weekend :)

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  21. Yay for new cars!! Cannot wait to join the linkups!!!

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  22. Such a good F21 find! I can’t wait to see Gone Girl. The book was amazing!

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  23. I am dying to see Gone Girl! How fun does that linkup sound?? Love me some holiday decorating! :)

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  24. Excited about your link up! Can't wait to see Gone Girl - hope you enjoy the book. Can't wait to hear your thought on it. Why do people - like your team captain - get their panties in a twist about that stuff? Isn't it recreational? It's not like it's a school or club team. You guys aren't trying to get the Olympics!! I hate when people turn something that's supposed to be fun into something super serious. Your new ride looks great for Michigan winters!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
    acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

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  25. Stopping by from the link up :) Congrats on the new ride! It's gorgeous

    Justine
    www.lifeasabaltimoregirl.blogspot.com

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  26. Congratulations on your new car!! How exciting! Gone Girl is a great book -- I'm planning to see the movie this weekend and I am so excited. Have a great weekend!

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  27. Hurry up and finish the book!! Love that sweater! I may need to stop in my local F21 soon. I just get so overwhelmed!!

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  28. Your housewarming party sounds so fun!! And love love your new car!!!

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  29. Congrats on your car! Also, girl, if you avoid spoilers it will be a miracle :)

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  30. Love the new linkup idea and of course your sexy SUV! Have so much fun at the engagement party, lady!

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  31. We were supposed to have a cold front move through today but the high is still in the high 70's. I'm ready for sweater weather! Love the new car! Happy Friday!

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  32. Yay for a new car!! So exciting. And, my advice--read FAST!!! Loved the book!! ;)

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  33. Congrats on the new car...woo hoo!! Have fun at your party tonight...so fun that you get to go to those things now that you are back!

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  34. Yay! Your new car is gorgeous! I'm hoping to get an SUV here soon too! That's a good mommy mobile ;)
    Let me know how you like Gone Girl. I have it, but haven't read it yet. I'm usually into the romantic books, like Nicholas Sparks, so this genre is totally new for me!

    Yay! What a fun linkup! Can't wait to join in :)

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  35. Congrats on the new car! We are currently SUV shopping as well! Excited for the linkup!

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  36. Loving the new car gal and that sweater looks awesome on you!! Perfect selfie :) Can't wait for our link-up parties and I'm sad to hear about your volleyball team but I can't blame you ONE BIT!! It's a shame that they have to take it so seriously!

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  37. So glad you guys opted out of the volleyball league-- definitely not worth doing it if you're not enjoying it! I LOVE that sweater-- it looks great on you! I had been looking at a few online last week, but it's so hard to tell the quality online and with F21's not so great return policy I figured it was best to hold off on ordering anything without seeing it first. I can't wait to hear more about the linkup- it sounds like a fun one!

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  38. Love the new car! After wanting a new SUV for years, we finally got a new Chevy Equinox a few months ago (after our previous car completely bit the dust!). I love having more room....and a working speedometer... :) Gone Girl was such a great book....I can't WAIT to see the movie.

    Erika

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  39. So glad I'm not the only one late to the party...I'm planning to start "Gone Girl" this weekend. Love your fancy new car! Have fun at the engagement party tonight...and a fabulous weekend!

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  40. Gone girl was filmed in the town of my alma mater. Can't wait to see the movie :)

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  41. Girlfriend, I do NOT blaming you for leaving your volleyball team - that sounds terrible!! And most certainly not how I want to end my weekend on a Saturday night. ALSO I love that F21 sweater - I may need to swing by there this weekend!!

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  42. Stopping by from the link up! I have a Terrain also, you will love it.
    Have a great weekend!

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  43. Such a fun link up you girls are planning - can't wait! And congratulations on your pretty new car! Have a great time celebrating with your friends this weekend :)

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  44. EK! So jealous of your new car. And definitely sounds like you made the right decision with volleyball. I hate adults who take things like that too seriously. And I can't wait for the link-ups! :) xo

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  45. congrats on our new car!!! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  46. Yay you got your car! Don't worry about that volleyball team, there has to be a league that is way more laid back and fun!
    ~Elise @ highheelsglitteringeyes.blogspot.com

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  47. Congrats on the new car, so exciting! Loving that F21 sweater, I need to stop in there and buy a few cute sweaters for the cooler weather.
    Hope you had a great time at the engagement party!

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  48. That GMC is my (affordable) dream car! So jealous!! I saw gone girl this weekend and loved it. It follows the book so well. Don't worry, no spoilers! I went with Ian and a girlfriend who didn't read the book and their faces were hilarious during the movie, haha.

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  49. I'm forever behind so let me just state this! Props to you for still driving the whip from HS, I crashed mine 4 months after I turned 16 and have had 8 cars since I turned 16....Im a good driver...swear lol Excited for the link up:) On to the next post ;)

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  50. PS. I like to eat pizza and drink beer ;) K I'm done

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