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Friday's Five 7/10

Happy Friday!

What a great week it has been.  Heading into a wonderful weekend as well as my friends and I will be staying in a little cottage on Lake Michigan for our friend Erica's bachelorette party!  Lots of shenanigans are in store but first, a little recap of the past few days...

ONE | Birthdays
Nick turned 29 on Tuesday!  We celebrated with Mexican food and my first homemade, from scratch chocolate cake.  Holy h-e-double hockey sticks was it good.  If you're looking for a delicious but still easy cake, this one is a winner.  Make sure to make the frosting, too!  It was a fun night and I can't wait to see what this year has in store for him.


TWO | Nordstrom Sale
Dangerous, dangerous, dangerous.  I am literally throwing things in my cart with no abandon the sales are that good.  So far I've bought the denim leggings, Zella leggings, these distressed skinny jeans, Arcona toner pads, Hanky Panky undies, the Gorjana bar necklace and Volupsa candles.   I'll make sure to report back on everything.

Also - don't judge me here - but I'm about to place a second order for these tall heel boots, bucket bag (most amazing price ever) and hoop earrings.  Seriously considering getting these flare jeans, too - those are really back in style, right?  Can't stop, won't stop.

THREE | Books
I finished Me Before You - definitely cried through the end but I loved it and would highly recommend it.  I can't wait to check out more Jojo Moyes books but for my next read, I chose All the Light We Cannot See from my summer reads list.  Ps. Costco is easily the cheapest place to buy books if anyone has a membership.

FOUR | Brady
You may have seen this if you follow me on Snapchat (kavanderploeg), but I found Brady sleeping like this a couple of days ago. Straight up passed out in the middle of our bedroom.  So funny.


FIVE | Chick-fil-A
Saving the best for last.... we're getting a Chick-fil-A!  My prayers have been answered!  It's coming to my hometown, which is about an hour away and I cannot wait.  Thank you sweet baby Jesus.

So that's what we've been up to!  How was your week?  Did you do any damage at Nordy's?  See you back here on Monday!

Linking up with KarliJennieRebecca and April

34 comments

  1. Have so much fun this weekend! Friend reunions for bach parties are the best. Hooray for CFA - that definitely deserves a spot in your top 5! :)

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  2. Yes to all the Mexican food! Gets me every time! And love those boots and that bucket bag! I definitely think a second order is a must. Yay for getting Chick Fil A too! I don't think I could live without that place haha! Happy Friday!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  3. Happy belated birthday to Nick - glad you both were able to celebrate how you wanted to!! I love that new bucket bag you're getting and yes to that price - can't beat it!!! Can't wait to see what your post man does when everything ships lol!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  4. You have so many of my favorite things! Mexican food, Jojo Moyes books (hers are SO good! I cried at Me Before You as well), and pups!! Brady is adorable...sleeping like that is hilarious!

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  5. YEAAAAHHHHH on getting a Chick-Fil-A near you! That always makes me happy when my favorite places spring up closer. I'm still waiting for a Whole Foods.

    Oh, that book... broke my heart. I want to check out more by that author for sure.

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  6. I've been loving your Brady snaps - too adorable! And look at you go with your Nordies haul, awesome picks gurlie! I'm holding my breath for the 17th *sigh*.

    Have an amazing fun-filled weekend at the lake with the girls <3

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  7. omg my nordi list keeps growing and growing. who knows how much i'll spend before it's over? and now i want mexican food. at 830 in the am!

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  8. Where is this said Chick-fil-a?! I live in Ann Arbor and I've never had it before! I love your Nordstrom buys! I'm not a big Nordstrom shopper, but I might be after seeing this post!

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  9. Brady is such a ham. Even when he's sleeping, he's too much!! YAY FOR CFA!!! Happy belated birthday Nick - send some of that cake my way please!!!

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  10. Happy Birthday to your hubs!! :-) That picture of Brady is so funny too. We have a few flared jeans at work and they are so cute. I hope that you have a wonderful weekend with your friends!!! :-)

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  11. I just really love Brady. A lot. A lot. A lot. And as for Nordy's no judgement. This is the THE time

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  12. Brady!! <3 <3 <3 What a sweetheart!! And I love Chick Fil A! So delicious!

    Her Heartland Soul
    http://herheartlandsoul.com

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  13. Ha, I love that pictures of Brady! So adorable! Hope you have a great weekend - cheers to Chick fil a!

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  14. OMG I would drive an hour to get to Chic Fil A if I had to, seriously the best!

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  15. That's such a great deal for Hanky Pankies! They're all I wear now and they're even great pregnant because they have so much stretch. Pixie sleeps like that too and it always cracks me up. The other night she was sleeping like that and moaning so she must of been having a really good dream! Hopefully you won't become a Chick Fil A addict like me. I could eat there for all 3 meals every day! It's so bad!
    Ally- Life as I know it

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  16. That picture of Brady! Hilarious! And he is so big! What happened to your puppy? lol. Have fun at your bachelorette weekend! Sounds like fun. :)

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  17. I so need to try Chick Fil A!! Everyone loves it. There is one near me too I just haven't stopped at it. lol. The nordies sale this year is so good. I can't wait for all my goodies to arrive.

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  18. yah so happy you liked the book! im excited to read her next one too :) happy birthday to nick! the cake sounds amazing. xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  19. First of all that Mexican food looks amazing!!! Oh and I have definitely done some damage at the Nordstrom sale and am thinking about ordering more items today :) So many good items & I want them all!!!
    Kelsey
    www.thepeacockroost.com

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  20. I just got way too excited reading your CFA news! Woohoo so happy for you!!! I can't stop with the sale. It's going to be a mortgage for me eek!

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  21. Happy birthday to Nick! I might try that chocolate cake recipe.

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  22. hahaha yay chik fil a! that's awesome. so glad you liked me before you, the other jojo moyes books i have read are one plus one and the girl you left behind. your costco must be different than mine, my costco is SO expensive for books!

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  23. I am reading Me Before You now and love it so far! Also, I added you on snap chat a few weeks ago and have never seen any of your snaps. I was wondering if maybe you have it set that your snaps are private? Or maybe I'm just not catching them!

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  24. That bucket bag IS a great price! Hope you have a blast this weekend!!

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  25. I've got my lists ready to go. Now just waiting for the 16th. Come on 16th. Mama needs to shop!!!

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  26. Hanky Pankies are my favorite; I snatched up some new ones! I found all sorts of super cozy/casual stuff at the sale. I'm going to try to get up a post soon... But hard finding the time while in vacation!

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  27. Yay for Chickfila AND for the Nordstrom sale! Hope you have the best weekend!
    xo Southern Style

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  28. Oh my goodness- the Chick Fil A gods really have answered your prayers!!! Yay! And you did do some major damage at the sale… damn! I WILL have the card next year.. mark my words. Next Friday though… it's on!! Hope you're having fun at the bach party this weekend :)

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  29. Brady and Finn are soul brothers because Finn sleeps like that all. the. time! It's absolutely hysterical. So glad that you're having luck with the Nordstrom sale, and happy belated birthday to Nick!

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  30. What a cute pup! Haha and yay for the chick-fil-a! Their lemonade is addicting!
    This Side of Paradise

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  31. Brady is way too cute!!! And it's clear that he has been partying way too hard ;) ;)

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  32. I love that picture of B! G sleeps like that and I literally take a picture every time. Love that you're getting a Chick-Fil-A, too! :) xo

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  33. I am now craving Mexican food and add in that chocolate cake, I'll be in food heaven! Xo, Stephanie

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