Meet the Sullivans: FIVE on FRIDAY

June 20, 2014


Hooray for the weekend! The week went buy really quickly, but I'm not complaining because we have a weekend ahead of us with NO PLANS! The last few weekends have been packed with parties and celebrations, so we're so happy to have a weekend to ourselves with nothing on the agenda!

I'm linking up with the sweet ladies behind The Good Life, Carolina Charm, A. Liz Adventures, and Hello Happiness for 5 on Friday!

ONE - Yesterday during nap time I got some of our Fourth of July decorations out -- can you believe it's only TWO weeks away? -- and when Owen woke up from his nap he discovered them in the dinning room. I told him all about celebrating the 4th and that there will be fire works, so he asked if we could go outside and put the flags and wreath out. He's a boy after this mom's heart! We put the little flags in the ground and he asked "where da fireworks, mommy?!". Hopefully he doesn't mind waiting a few weeks to see them!
TWO - My June Stitch Fix box arrived this week! I always look forward to seeing what's inside and taking a few minutes to try everything on. 

From left to right: 

-The aqua dress was pretty, but I don't need something like that right now. It would be great for a bridal or baby shower if I were going to one soon. Status: returned
-The peach dress was awful. I fit like a potato sack. It had no shape at all. Status: returned
-I'm keeping the scarf because I love infinity scarves and I like the color and print. Status: keeping!
-The blue tank had a cute print, but the arm holes were too long. You could totally see my bra, so I decided to send it back since I knew that would bother me. Status: returned
-The black top was really cute, but I talked myself out of it because I didn't want to spend too much, but now I'm thinking I should have kept it! Status: returned

There were quite a few cute things in this month's box, but I only decided to keep the scarf. I have never kept more than one thing in my boxes, not just because some of the items seem overpriced, but because I haven't really really loved enough of the pieces to keep them, so I've decided to put my subscription on hold for a few months. I'm thinking I'll try it again in the Fall when the seasons change and the selection is different.

THREE - I included this Shrimp Cobb Salad in our menu for this week, and the results were great! I ended up just seasoning the shrimp with the Cajun Mrs. Dash, baking them for 7 minutes at 400, and then making the rest of the salad as normal, and topping it with Panera Balsamic dressing instead of making the dressing suggested in the recipe. We loved it so much that I'm thinking of making it again next week, but this time I will make sure I buy pre-shelled & cleaned shrimp. Cleaning those suckers was disgusting!

FOUR - My Aunt Kathy and Uncle Vince gave Keith and Owen matching Giants hats and shirts for Father's Day. I thought it was so sweet of them to think of them! My dad and Uncle Vince were really good friends. Vince was like the brother my dad always wanted, but never had, and this thoughtful gift totally reminds me of my dad. This is something he would have absolutely bought for Keith and Owen, and he probably would have bought a set for himself too. I can't wait to get them in their outfits and take a picture!

FIVE - A few weeks ago we had lunch at Fenton's and I ordered a Vanilla Diet Coke and it was fantastic! So much better than the kind you buy in a can at the store. The next day Keith and I picked up a bottle of Torani Vanilla syrup and I've been adding a little to my diet sodas every once in a while. They're a real treat -- luckily I only have soda twice a week! 

Hope you all have a fantastic weekend! 


hello erin said...

Vanilla diet coke?! I love it! And such cute matching father son outfits. They're going to look amazing at games this season!

Happily Ever Parker said...

Love the matching Giants gear! I am hoping to make it to at least one more game before this little one makes her debut!

Sara McCarty said...

Mmmmm...vanilla diet coke. I've only had one DC since I got pregnant, but you can bet that's on my grocery list the first time I go out after having this baby! Really miss that! And I love the matching shirts! I got Ryan and Mac matching Vineyard Vines polos for Father's Day. Such a cute idea!

Elizabeth [Chasin' Mason] said...

That vanilla diet coke sounds yummy! I've been on a no soda kick recently but sometimes you have that craving and want a little something special. I've never thought to put vanilla in there myself! Did you find the Torani just at the grocery store?
Also, that salad looks amazing! Just found it and pinned it!

Sarah @ The Not Quite Military Wife said...

Vanilla diet coke sounds amazing! My husband always has coke zero so maybe I can borrow a can :)

Laura Marie Keenan said...

Love your stitch fix items...I have been thinking about trying that out! Also vanilla syrup in coke...genius!

Sara @ Making Memories of Us said...

I love vanilla diet coke! It is my go to treat when we go to Sonic.