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

July 26, 2012

High Five for Friday


shirt & skirt: old navy    bracelet: francesca's    sandals: charming charlie


1.  I found this necklace at Target for $2 and my aunt was with me when I bought it. When she saw me carrying it around she said, "Are you buying that because you like it?"
I had to convince her that I actually liked it and thought it was cute.

2.  I bet you thought I was going to be wearing these orange sandals that I resort to just about everyday.  I actually put those on first, and then decided that I should probably give some of my other shoes a chance.


3. And this is as close as I can get to the "blogger bun" or the top knot bun.
It's quite the pitiful attempt, but I think my hair is just too thin.


4.  Last week I posted a picture of the delicious Chocolate Chip Banana Bread that I made and was probably responsible for eating one of the loaves myself.  Here is the easy recipe for it:


2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs, beaten
2-3 cups mashed  bananas
chocolate chips

Combine flour, baking soda, and salt.  Cream together butter and brown sugar.  Add eggs and bananas to creamed mixture.  Add four mixture and chocolate chips.  Bate at 350 for about an hour. 
Easy and SO delicious!


5. Saturday I leave for a week of camping with my family.  I am SO excited to see my sister and her family and am looking forward to lots of quality time with my family, a break from the internet, time to read some books, and of course eat lots of s'mores.
We may even have to recreate this masterpiece we made when we were little.


I'm super excited to have some awesome ladies guest post for me while I am gone.
I do know that I will be anxious to catch up on lots of blog reading when I return!

Have a great weekend!


52 comments:

Faith said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Ahhh just the mention of smores makes me drool.

I love your outfit! That necklace is so cute! Loving that price too! And those sandals are perfection!

The Sweet Life said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You always look so cute! I adore those sandals!

Rach @ This Italian Family said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Oh my gracious, I love the sandals! So cute!!

Eliza :: Case Study said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That banana bread looks delicious!! I've never baked dessert breads successfully before but I may have to give it another shot ;) Would you be interested in swapping buttons for August? Hope your weekend is off to a great start!

~julee~ said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Have a great week camping with your family!

Laura said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Have a great time camping with your family!! I'm planning on making your banana bread this weekend!

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

I need to invest in more maxi skirts! They are so comfortable. That bread looks scrumptious! And I hope you have a wonderful time on your camping trip: love time with family!

Alana Christine said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You need to come shopping with me for maxis! Seriously! lol

I think your top bun is precious!

Simply LKJ said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You come up with the cutest outfits! Not sure if you are a follower of Michaela Noelle Designs, but if not, she always has the BEST hair tutorials, and she is an absolute doll!!

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

Happy camping! Please eat some s'mores for me. I was just thinking hours ago how it is a shame I haven't devoured a s'more in like years! Yes, this is what I sit around think about.

PS. Your top knot is way better than mine!

Kristin said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Have fun camping!...(are you sure you're not being forced into the great outdoors against your will??)
Eat lots and lots of s'mores!

Hima said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Ha, I love the necklace! I get where your aunt is coming from though. Those shoes (: When you said you weren't wearing the orange ones I was secretly hoping you were wearing these! (No, I don't keep tabs on your shoes, I just happen to really like these ones!)

Have fun camping! We're going in about three weeks and I'm already super excited for that! Oh, and no more Friday letters huh? Too loyal to High Five?

Eat a s'more or five for me!

<3Hima

The Vintage Modern Wife said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

love the bracelet and shoes! great choice!

Elisabeth G. said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I LOVE Charming Charlie!! Seriously. Best store ever! They color code all their clothes! It's so wonderful! haha :)

Amanda said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Have s much fun with your family :) cute shoes!!! And love that maxi skirt :) happy weekend!!

Joyce said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love the cool feather necklace (I can't believe it was only $2!) The necklace looks great with the bright blue skirt! Awesome outfit :)

Brittany said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I want those sandals!!! Loving your necklace too....$2?! What a steal! Have fun with your family pretty lady :)

Angie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Those sandals are adorable. I love Charming Charlie's. Camping is one of my fave things in the world. Enjoy your weekend :)

raisingsteppesisters said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Is that a headband in your hair? it looks really cute! I wasn't sure if it was a headband or the bands that go all the way around your head, you know what I mean?

Montana said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Wearing that exact shirt to work today, and I LOVE that necklace!!
Hope you have a wonderful vacation!!

Megan said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love the color of that skirt, and the necklace works perfectly with it!

Have a blast camping - I haven't been in a while and miss it :)

Laura said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Cute outfit! I bet you're so excited to go on vacation - you deserve it girl! And thanks for posting that banana bread recipe. You talked about how amazingly good it was but it's a nice surprise that it's easy too!

In case you need a good tutorial for the top knot... this one is helpful and it involves teasing which should help with thin hair :) http://www.pinkpistachio.com/big-top-bun/

TheTinyHeart said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I think your necklace is adorable and your sandals tie the whole look together! Maybe I'll attempt to make that banana bread this weekend :) Have a wonderful time camping with your fam, Katie!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
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TheTinyHeart said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I think your necklace is adorable and your sandals tie the whole look together! Maybe I'll attempt to make that banana bread this weekend :) Have a wonderful time camping with your fam, Katie!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
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Erin Rethemeyer said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Ok, I am officially obsessed with your outfits! I love that skirt. I feel like that blue is just happy! I was at Francesca's yesterday and bought sooo much!!!
Have so much fun at the beach!!!
<3
Erin
www.cali-landchic.com

Annie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

There you go again, posting these delicious recipes that make me want to run home & bake! My boss will understand right? Love the blue maxi Katie - I have 3 maxis from Old Navy and I still want more - they're great! Have so much fun camping :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

two birds said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

you definitely need to recreate that picture!! and i need to recreate that bread! have a great trip!

Tiffany said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Those sandals are the cutest ever! We need a Charming Charlie's in Pensacola. For sure.

Have fun camping!! Little you is adorable. =)

smk053078 said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

These sandals are still my fave!!! LOVE THEM! Thanks for the yummo recipe! Have a super fab weekend camping!!
Shanna

Ashley @ embracing the everyday said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love your outfit, as always!! You are too cute. :) The sandals & necklace are my favorite part! Have fun camping, it sounds like it'll be a blast!

TaraMixandMatch said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I'm really loving those sandals :)

L said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love the outfit and I am so trying that banana bread recipe!!! On fourth of July I made the little sugar cookie cups filled with cool whip/cream cheese and fruit on top, so good!!!!

MacKensie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

LOVVVVVVE those sandals!

still being [molly] said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

yes love it!! i try the blogger bun but it comes out weird on me... and i have thick, long hair. can't WAIT to try that recipe!

Always Maylee said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I cannot wait to see a recreation of this picture! I wish I was a good baker, because I always see delish baked goods that I want to eat.

You look super cute as always and I like the necklace too! :)

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Whitney@Keeping Up with the Cyperts said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Where are the shoes from!? I love them! So cute! Have a great weekend with your family and take lots of pics!

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

love that skirt
Xo Megan

Audrey @ Putting Me Together said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Oh my word, I love chocolate chip banana bread. Like, LOVE.

Augusta Tina said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

This is my first time i visit here. I found so many entertaining stuff in your blog.we can follow each other?

Patty said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Such a perfect summer outfit!! And gotta love those 2$ necklaces!

Clara Turbay said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Nice look i like so much the combinations and style.

Emmett Katherine said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

your blogger bun/top knot is cute! It goes really well with the laid back/beachy vibe of this outfit. also, that maxi is a great colour!

Erin said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

i am loving that mxi!!! :)

Dale Janeé said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love how you paired the V-neck with the maxi skirt, it's so chic and nice find on the necklace too. What a great deal! You look really pretty and I'm looking forward to your guest posts, have a great trip!

xoDale
http://www.savvyspice.com/

NaNa said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

i shall try the recipe~ and cool skirt !

love from the NANA girls xoxo

Ashley said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

have so much fun on you trip lady!!!

and i love your top knot - i think it's perfection! and your aunt makes me laugh.....but the necklace looks GREAT with your outfit!!1

and I am soooo making this recipe!!

Kacie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love how you styled the basic top! Have fun on your camping trip!!!

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www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com

Mary Ann said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love the blue skirt and feather necklace! Sometimes, I tease my ponytail a bit before putting it into a bun and that helps shape it. ;-)

Rachel said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love your outfit, especially that bracelet! And that banana bread looks heavenly (:
I love your entire blog and I'd really appreciate it if you could check out mine! one-tu-three.blogspot.com

Ariel Tyler said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love your outfit!!
And omg. that chocolate chip banana bread. YES PLEASE!

Kathryn said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I think your hair looks adorable! I love the headband, I'm a huge proponent of the headband/bun :)
Hope you have had an excellent time camping!!
xo, Katie

Priya said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I think your bun looks super cute! My hair is so thick that my top knot looks like a baseball, aka NOT cute like yours. Lovin' that skirt too! And that cute cute picture of you as a kid! I love when bloggers share old pictures.

perfectly priya