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

August 2, 2012

High Five for Friday


hat: shop in Lake Geneva, WI  shirt: banana republic outlet  shorts: old navy

1. I am definitely not a hat person but had wanted a fedora for a long time. 
I felt pretty comfortable wearing it on a boat (okay, I actually felt really cool wearing it on a boat). 
But am still not so confident about wearing it out. 


2. I made this fabric bracelet a few weeks ago, following this tutorial
I love it and want to make more in other colors. 

3.  I have been busy with lots of sock monkey orders! 
I am temporarily not using my etsy shop, but still want to do orders through paypal for now. 
If you are interested in a sock monkey or any of my other items please send me an email!
katiejvale@yahoo.com


4.  With only 2 weeks before school starts (YIKES!) I am determined to do some fun things next week, along with being in my HOT classroom setting up for the new year. 
Hopefully another day or two laying out somewhere will be included.

5.  We just got back from camping tonight!
While I did miss my shower, bathroom, internet and air conditioning, I had such a good time.
I'm sure I'll share lots of pictures next week, but for now here's one of my favorites:


And I certainly missed reading all of your blogs - I have a lot of catching up to do!

Have a great weekend!

44 comments:

Brittany said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love you in a fedora...so cute! I also love your zebra bathing suit...you look great!

Kerrie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

welcome back! your sock monkeys are adorable!! And so is your fedora, but I know what you mean -- I feel strange in hats as well.

J and A said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

LOVE that last photo. Adorable. enjoy your last 2 weeks!!! You look great in a hat and I love your suit!

Kristin said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I agree with the hat dilemma. I used to buy them but I never wore them!
And those sock monkeys? Adorable. There's a fine line between a cute sock monkey and a creepy one. Yours are definitely cute.

Lay Marie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Loving your outfit :) Those sock monkeys are A D O R- able!

Joyce said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love the bracelet your made, so pretty! And I bet it would look awesome in other colors too :) And yay i'm glad you had fun during your camping trip!

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

Aww, the little sock monkeys are so cute! And I love your bracelet!

Mary Ann said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

The fedora is super cute - I think you could rock it more frequently! ;-)

Jessica @ Here(and)Now said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

wow - I never knew you were so talented... those sock monkeys are adorable! And you are totes rocking that hat :)
xx
Here&Now

Dale Janeé said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That bracelet is so cute and I love the pics with your kids. Great post and after trips, it always seems like there is so much catching up to do

xoDale
http://www.savvyspice.com/

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

Love the picture of you three camping: your swimsuit and fedora are super cute!

Melissah said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love the monkeys -- they are too cute!
Love your blog. I just signed up as your newest follower!

Melissah from Scrapbook

Katie Q. said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That last photo is so adorable, it looks like you guys had fun at the beach!

Your fedora is so pretty, I love it! And that bracelet is pretty fantastic as well. :)

Annie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Is it weird that I kind of want a sock monkey? Because I do. Missed you while you were gone Katie, but glad you had a good time! And loooooove that fabric bracelet :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Abbey said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love your swim suit!! Also, that hat looks great on you...you can pull that off out about, no problem!:)

Ashley said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

awww camping looks like so much fun - the little snapshot we got ;) can't wait to see more pics!! and girlfriend - you are rocking that fedora!!

Annie L said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love your suit and hat!
xo Annie
newenglandromance.blogspot.com

Niki said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Your bracelet came out so good!!! I wish I had the ability to do pretty jewelry like this!

Tiffany said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Aww, I love that picture of you with the kiddos. So cute!! And those sock monkeys are adorable! How much do you charge for them?
And of course, the fedora looks perfect on you!

Emily Finta said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

The sock monkeys are so cute!
New follower from Follow Friday!
Emily
http://designsbyemilyf.blogspot.com

twenty-somethingblog.com said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

The fedora looks great!! I have been contemplating buying one for some time now, but I just don't feel confident enough to wear it out. I feel like I should just suck it up and get one because I'm sure I'll end up loving it. Your blog is so cute -- new follower with bloglovin'! :)

Stephanie

Fashion Meets Food said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Loving your outfit, especially the fedora and your DIY bracelet. xo

Simply LKJ said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You look adorable! The fedora really suits you. I didn't know you made sock monkeys, so cute!!!

Jessica said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

i love that summery hat!

-Jessica
http://www.jumpintopuddles.com

Mrs C ♥ said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Aw, love the pic of you & your kiddos! Camping is so fun - can't wait to see more pics.

Thanks for your sweet notes yesterday! Glad we could "meet!"

two birds said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

welcome back!!! the hat looks fabulous on you...try it out a few times and you will get more used to it! and that swimsuit...vavavoom!

Priya said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Hats can feel a little funny the first time you wear them, but I think you're rockin it! Those monkeys are adorable...but I would feel weird buying one for myself. Maybe when I have a baby :) looks like a fun trip, I'm excited to see more pictures of you and your babies!!

perfectly priya

smk053078 said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Yay! You are back!!! I have missed you!!! It looks like you guys had fun camping...loved seeing the pics on IG! Happy weekend! And I can't believe you start back to school in TWO weeks! YIKES!
Shanna
Giveaway @ Because Shanna Said So

Jessica said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I'm really loving that fedora! You look ultra cool in the fedora and that zebra swimsuit! I've been scared to get one too. I feel like I'd be that one person that looks like a total dork.

Your niece & nephew are really cute! How old are they?

http://hopefaithandblessings.blogspot.com/

Kacie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That hat looks great on you! Cute sock monkeys!

www.daisyraeboutique.com
www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com

Laura {RealHomeLiving} said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Glad you had fun camping!! I LOVE the fedora and likewise have wanted one for a while. I just don't know if I could pull it off?? Good to know it at least works on the beach :)

p.s. Love your suit - where is it from?

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

I'm so with you on the fedora - I've always wanted to wear one but never felt cool enough. You are rockin' it! And I love your bracelet!!

L said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I got my first fedora this year too and although it took a while to get used to seeing myself in it, I absolutely love it! And I love love love that bathing suit, you look awesome!!

Jessica said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That bracelet is so cute! I love it :-)

Hima said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I haven't commented for a while, so excuse the unacceptable length of this comment :)
1. I love the fedora! It brings the whole t-shirt and shorts to another level. I wanted a fedora for like, ever, and I got one last year at JC Penney for $2 (down from $25 because of coupons. WOOT!), and I wear it a ton! My uncle thinks that I look like a journalist with my camera and my hat all the time. He even made me a "Press" tag!
2. The bracelet is SO pretty! I'd totally make it, except I hate sewing with a passion. Well it's not the actual sewing, it's the whole pattern cutting out and stuff, so this might not be all that bad! Who knows, maybe I'll just use the same t-shirt that I used for the headband!
3. Ah, so exciting! Can I have one for my birthday!? (Just kidding, I'll make my mom buy it)
4. No. Don't even talk about school. Let's just not go there. Target was being very cruel to me, advertising all this dumb stuff. On the upside, I got some pretty composition books and a cute backpack.
5. You will be the best mother ever. Seriously.

<3Hima

Brittany said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

i LOVE your blog! new follower here!

lockstolouboutins.blogspot.com

Janna Renee said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That bracelet is super cute and so are the kiddos!!

The Preppy Student said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

you look great. I love the bracelet and your kids are adorable! I am your newest follower. I cannot wait to read more of your posts and hope that maybe you can return the favor and follow The Preppy Student. I always comment for every comment left on my page and hope to start a friendly relationship with your wonderful blog! Have a happy Saturday:)

Kate Wyver said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Such a cute fabric bracelet! Lovely outfit!

poziomka said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Loove your hat! Can't wait to see those pics ;)
And the monckeys are so cute!
xoxo

Small Town Catwalk said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love that fedora (really makes me wish hats looked good on me!) and that bathing suit! I have a thing of one-pieces lately and yours is one of the nicest I've seen lately!

Sarah
smalltowncatwalk.blogspot.ca

My Froley said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Those sock monkeys are the cutest !
http://myfroley.blogspot.com/

Faith said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Welcome back! I missed you!

You seriously make me want to buy a fedora!

Kristina said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Visiting from Casey's "what is on your heart" :) Following you!

Kristina
http://www.yomichaelmichael.com