Meet the Sullivans: Five on Friday | Coffee, Christmas and Sand

August 30, 2013

Five on Friday | Coffee, Christmas and Sand

Good morning!! I'm linking up this morning with Darci of [the good life], April of A. Liz Adventures, Christina of Carolina Charm, and Natasha of Hello! Happiness for 5 on Friday!


ONE - Last November when I discovered 100 Days Until Christmas e book I promised myself that I would download the book in 2013. If you don't already know about this e book: it provides a daily dose of inspiration and motivation to help you get ahead, then relax through the busy holiday season knowing that you are more prepared than ever! The "challenge" starts September 16th and I'm so excited to get started!



TWO - I'm on a homemade iced coffee kick this week! My favorite combo is this Donut Shop Coconut Mocha coffee (two k-cups on the middle setting per one drink) + a splash of my International Delight Coldstone Sweet Cream creamer + a splash of unsweetened almond milk + LOTS of ice. It's the ultimate afternoon pick me up!


THREE - Owen is so into bacon right now! My mom made some when she was over last week and he keeps asking for it. He wakes up now expecting to have it, so all week I've been making him bacon when we come down stairs. After he eats what I give him he'll ask me, "Mama? Mow Bacon?". It's too cute -- I just have to give him what he wants! Luckily I saw this bacon grease trick a while ago on Pinterest and it's been a life saver with all of the bacon frying I've been doing. Bacon grease is so bad for your drain, and I don't always have a thick can to pour it in.


FOUR - Owen is loving the beach! Yesterday my mom, sister, Owen and I went to the beach for a few hours. We had a great time playing in the sand and enjoying the weather. Owen loves finding little treasures (seashells, seaweed and rocks) and digging tunnels. He also had a blast rolling in the sand and dumping sand on his head. I'll be cleaning the sand from his ears until he's 30!



FIVE - I am not a jean person (I rarely feel comfortable in them), but I picked up a pair of the Gap Boyfriend Jeans this week and I must admit I'm kind of in love with them!





18 comments:

Jen Gordon said...

holy crap WHY have I never thought of that bacon grease trick?! I am so doing that from now on lol! what did we ever do before pinterest?! :)

In the Pink said...

I think I need that Christmas book! Our baby is due December 22 so I'm trying to get Christmas stuff done as early as possible this year!

Tamara @ The Workout Mama said...

I love everything about this list!

hello erin said...

100 days to Christmas! That crazy and exciting!! And I love bacon too... Make it for me every morning?

Jen said...

I've never seen the 100 days to Christmas book!! Such a fun idea! Looks like I just found my next purchase! ;)) Happy Weekend!!

Courtney said...

That one hundred days to Christmas book is brilliant!

I think your donut coffee plan is better and significantly healthier than actual donuts. Good call.

Michelle {lovely little things} said...

Clutch bacon grease trick - genius! I'll have to try that! Love those boyfriend jeans too :)

Christina @ This Woman Cooks! said...

I haven't heard of that Christmas book, it sounds interesting! I hope to learn more about it. Also, with bacon, have you tried cooking it in the oven? It comes out so crisp and saves you all that mess on your stove. It's the only way I make bacon now!

the girl in the red shoes said...

OH my gosh, you have a little bacon monster on your hands! Owen sure has good taste! And that is a genius trick for dealing with the grease...yuck!

Megan said...

Aren't Gap jeans amazing!? They are so comfy :) That book sounds like a must read. I'm also crazy about the Coldstone Sweet Cream creamer, the best!

Hope you have a great weekend!

Megan
Hello Newlywed Life Blog

[darci @ the good life] said...

Isn't that coconut mocha wonderful?! I'm addicted to iced coffee and need to start drinking wayyyy more water instead. :/

Love that sweet photo of Owen on the beach!

Laura {happily ever} Parker said...

100 days to Christmas! Too funny! It can get stressful. I would imagine holidays with a little one of your own are so exciting! Excited for that one day!

Adventures with Little man said...

Who doesnt like bacon?! I can not wait until my little man eats it so I will have more of an excuse to cook it more often. Also, love the jeans. They look really confortable. Take care.

Arielle said...

that iced coffee sounds delicious!

In This Wonderful Life said...

I have yet to try on any boyfriend jeans, but those do look cute!!

I do love that coffee! I just got the iced dunkin donuts coffee and LOOOOOOOVE it!!!

My kiddos LOVE bacon, too!

I haven't heard of that e-book but it sounds fun!

Emily said...

I really want to check out that ebook! I am all about planning ahead. How could you not give in to giving that sweet boy bacon if he asked for it?! So cute! Our Owen likes bacon too, but not asking for it yet. Yay, for beach fun! Hope you guys are having a great long weekend!

Michie Scott said...

I like the Christmas book.
hope you can visit my Five on Friday

Courtney said...

oooh I'll have to look into the christmas book!