5 On Friday

Who’s excited that the weekend is here?  I can’t say that I’m too excited because the Mr has to work this weekend.  Not to mention, our warm days have passed and it’s back to being chilly and ice cold. (Insert sad face).  Anyways, check out my five shares for this Friday.

Bree Earrings

Elle Magazine has named orange the new black for this upcoming Spring!  I like this because oranges and reds are what you’ll catch me in during the warmer months.  But more importantly, I’m really feeling those cute Bree earrings above from LuCe & Elizabeth!  They’re more of a reddish orange which is perfect because I could pair them with more things.


We got Moo’s assignment for kindergarten this fall.  Thankfully, we’ll have moved and rezoned by then.  Plus, we are looking into other schools.   It was suggested to us by a professional that we try to get her into one of the Alpha schools because she might be too bored in a traditional public or private school.  To say that I was not a fan of the school that was selected would be an understatement.  I hate that there is such a noticeable divide in the quality of education and resources offered at the different schools here.

And no the teachers aren’t necessarily to blame.  They work with what they have.  At the end of the day, the blame of having a low rated school should be shared by the school district, school staff and parents (and depending on the age, students).  The Queen City is going places and I hate to see a lot our children getting left behind.

I’m pretty sure that JJ said Daddy the other day.  How did it happen?  Well, the kids have been sleeping in later instead of getting up at the crack of dawn.  I’m not complaining because I get have quality with the Mr when he gets home in the mornings.  Anyways, when Moo got up and saw the Mr, she started jumping up and down yelling “Daddy, Daddy, Daddy, I’m so glad you’re home.”

Yes, she does this almost every morning if she wakes up late.  I think it’s sweet.  But the JJ didn’t to join in on the action and I’m 100%  sure he said Daddy at least twice.  Now, I’ve been trying to get him to say it on his own since then but he acts all bashful.  I don’t want to get my hopes up too much, but if we can get him comfortable with repeating words, he could very well be talking up a storm by his third birthday!

via Pinterest

This is pretty much self explanatory. Dreaming of doing something is one thing, but in order to have success you have to put in the work.  Maybe even a little blood, definitely some sweat and there will be some tears.

Lastly, thank you to everyone who has been sharing and/or participated in one of the hops on the Facebook page!  I appreciate it.  And if you don’t know what I’m talking about, then stop by and see the timeline for yourself.  
Happy Friday!

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  1. Casey

    January 20, 2014 at 3:03 am

    I love your list and your blog! Those lovely earrings make me wish that my ears were pierced. 😉

    I totally agree with your attitude about the schools. As a former public school teacher who worked in both very privileged and highly struggling schools in the Carolinas, I really hope CMS continues to make positive changes. You are so right that the Charlotte area is booming, so we need to make sure that our children are also prepared for a more competitive job market here in the Queen City. It is everyone's responsibility, not solely the parents or the teachers!

  2. Unknown

    January 20, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    love that quote! great top 5

  3. LaVonndra Johnson (Elle VJ)

    January 20, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    Of course I LOVE the earrings – the color prediction is definitely on point!

  4. Torrie Savage

    January 21, 2014 at 12:33 am

    Love the top 5. It's my first time to your blog. #LoveIt 🙂

  5. Unknown

    January 21, 2014 at 12:33 am

    Love the top 5. It's my first time to your blog. #LoveIt 🙂

  6. Torrie Savage

    January 21, 2014 at 12:34 am

    Great top 5! First time on your blog. . . #LoveIt

  7. Unknown

    January 21, 2014 at 12:34 am

    Great top 5! First time on your blog. . . #LoveIt

  8. luvlymskrissy

    January 21, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    #3 really touched me! I know you're son will be talking up a storm before you know it!

  9. Anonymous

    January 21, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    #3 really touched me! I know you're son will be talking up a storm before you know it!

  10. K. Elizabeth @ YUMMommy

    January 24, 2014 at 9:59 am

    I'm hopefully, they can turn it around. They have to because too many children are getting left behind. It's going to take a lot planning and everyone getting on the same page but it's not impossible for all schools in the CMS district to be at a high level. I definitely plan to be involved and do my part as a parent.

  11. K. Elizabeth @ YUMMommy

    January 24, 2014 at 10:04 am

    I am super excited to add to see Spring collections roll out in stores. I can see all the different shades of oranges now. I want to try to find some pieces in funky print to mix and match with solids and neutrals too.

  12. K. Elizabeth @ YUMMommy

    January 24, 2014 at 10:05 am

    Thanks for stopping by. Glad you love the blog!

  13. K. Elizabeth @ YUMMommy

    January 24, 2014 at 10:07 am

    I'm keeping my fingers crossed. I feel like we're on the threshold. He almost has one foot inside the door and just needs that extra push. I have faith that he can do this.

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