. . . for Lauren and Lauren: High Five for Friday

April 26, 2012

High Five for Friday


 
dress & jacket: Old Navy   flats: Target 

1. I was happy to discover that I could wear this dress like a skirt, expect for the fact that there is a little tie as part of the dress around my waist.  Hence the string going down my shirt, and it annoyingly kept hanging out all day. 

2.  Did you notice the sweet new links and buttons on my blog? I am SO happy with my new design.  I was lucky to find Chelsea, who just started a blog, and has some awesome graphic/designing skills and helped me out.  She sent me the images so fast and told me how to add them to my blog.  You should go check out her blog too!  Thank you Chelsea - you are awesome and appreciated!

3.  I made this chex mix for Lauren's bachlorette party.  It was delicious.  
Chris even said it was the best dessert ever.  
But if you recall that happens often. 

recipe here

4.  I pretty much turned into Viola Swamp at school the last two days.
Do you know these books? 

  

Summer countdown: 27 school days 

5.  I found two different bird canvases that I liked and combined them to make this:


It is now hanging on my wall right above my sewing machine.  
I love how it turned out and love the reminder that God is my refuge.  

Happy weekend!

30 comments:

Chrissy + Nate said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Oh my gosh- did you have a crazy day at school too?! FDKJASHFVJSAVA I definitely had the summer countdown in mind today! That chex mix looks deeelish and I adore your new blog design! I'll have to check Chelsea out! Happy weekend!

Amanda Raborn said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Too funny on the little string with your dress. I do that type of stuff, allllll the time. I find it very hard to believe that you, of all people, have turned in to the awful Viola Swamp! Love the canvases! Have a great weekend!

Amanda
It's an Easy Life

Laura said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love those bird canvases - you picked an awesome verse to add to them! They look adorable. Also I love your blog's new look! too cute!

Megan, The Frugalista Diaries said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

that chex looks amazing.

Bethany Reine' said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

your blog looks great!! also, elijah loves those books. we especially like the one where viola swamp comes to teach the football team how to actually play football. so cute!

Kristin said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I've been Viola Swamp all week! I'm at the point where I love the kids (and don't want to send them off to 5th grade!), but I dislike the system.
I've always been uncomfortable wearing low necklines, so I turn cute dresses into skirts, more often than not. No one can tell!

Chelsea said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Yay, so happy I could help you out Katie. Did you get the header that I put in the folder as well? Or did I forget to put it in?

The birdie canvases are awesome! I loveee.

Amanda said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

goodness...i had a lot of catching up to do! seriously love your outfit for the bach party! and your husband...how freaking funny...just like a kid with a new toy!! and i LOVE your new blog design!!!along with that chex mix that i just bookmarked!! and loving all your outfits from this week as always!! ok...i guess im done! happy friday! woo hoo!

Lauren Shaw said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

So, does the Chex mix live up to its name? : ). I love your canvases...so cute. You are so gifted!,,

Annie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That outfit is so cute Katie - love the jean jacket, and the teal+yellow! And oh my goodness - that pic of Viola Swamp totally brought back memories of elementary school. Great new blog design...hope you have a fabulous weekend :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Amy said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Cute post! When did you get the shoes at Target? I've been looking everywhere for yellow flats! Thanks for sharing at Shine on Fridays...I like those sweet canvases too!

Megan said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Cute yellow flats and new layout! Your buttons look adorable :)

Viola Swamp!! I remember those books... takes me back

Erin said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

wow that chex mix looks amazing! must make that ASAP

happy friday xo

Amy Shaughnessy said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Great idea to do a dress as a skirt. I did a skirt as a dress last week for one of my posts (I think it was last week). Anyway, I like being able to wear things different ways. It keeps the wardrobe interesting!

Amy

fashionandbeautyfinds.blogspot.com

Bringing the Beauty to You! said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Viola Swamp....haha. Hilarious. I am off to make some of this Chex yumminess asap!

TheTinyHeart said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Your new blog design looks fabulous! Hehe I remember reading Viola Swamp when I was younger and thinking she was the perfect drawing of a witch. Have a great weekend, Katie!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

smk053078 said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I have that trusty Old Navy dress! Never thought about making it into a skirt! Very clever, my lady! And, I am LOVING all the additions to your blog! Super duper cute!!
xo,
Giveaway @ Because Shanna Said So

Lily Garay said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love the birdy signs!

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I always try to turn my dresses into skirts too but same thing ...there is always something going on on top that makes it look bizarre. Yours isn't too noticable though:)

I love the changes on your blog! The colors are right up my alley.

Melissa said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Viola Swamp! What a throwback! .. love that outfit too! Have a great weekend!!

Jessah @ Dreaming of Dimples said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That chex miz looks amazing!!! Happy Friday. BTW...I nominated you for the lovely blog award on my post today. ;)

Carol Hines said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Like Lauren, I wondered how Chris felt about the name of the Chex Mix (but as your mom, I don't think I really want to know). It was delicious, though, as I was able to have some before the party. You are amazing, dear daughter!

Alana Christine said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love that dress/skirt! haha
And your new buttons are adorable!

Stephanie @ henry happened said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love the stripe skirt & yellow shoes - i've been on the lookout for some fun yellow accessories! Thanks for the chex mix recipe - it looks amazing!

Natalie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I loved those books!!!

Style-Delights said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Such a beautiful idea of converting a canvas art to meaningful art!! Love ur stripes too! And LOL at the chex mix description! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
-Jyoti
Style-Delights Blog
NY Style Examiner

Katrina S said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

hi katie! :) this is my first time to come across your blog and i do think it is actually sweet to create a blog for lauren and lauren! i love reading all your past and present posts and you dress up awesomely! <3

followed you! :)
katrina

Evelyn said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Katie
I have been following you for some time now and I love seeing all the outfits and hearing about your days. You are just a good kiddo! That is one of the reasons I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award!! Please check out my post at
http://myturn-evelyn.blogspot.com/ for all the details.

Keep it up
Evelyn

Ashley said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I spotted your new design first thing!! I love it!

And 27 days - ahhhh I am so jealous!! You are gonna have an awesome summer and its coming So fast!!

Love your outfit. I'm going to have to try this dress as a skirt thing ;)

Becoming Refined said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love the pop of the yellow flats!