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

October 25, 2012

High Five for Friday

dress: steve & barry's   boots: dsw 


 1.   Have any of you ever been to Steve & Barry's? It's not a huge surprise that they went out of business because nothing in their store was over $9.  I got this dress for $2 when they were going out of business.  They had a line by Sarah Jessica Parker and their stuff was so cute - wish it was still around!

2. I'm really proud of myself because I've actually made real dinner this week.  Twice!
It makes it a whole lot easier that both were in the crock pot.

                     Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup                                           Cashew Chicken

3. And one of the best desserts I've made in awhile. 

and I'm currently eating these straight out of the pan at this moment. Bad idea.


4. I apologize for the recent overload of instagram pictures of the bottom half of me.
I can't stop taking them and I think it's because it makes my legs look about 10 times smaller than they really are.  


5. I'm really excited that this happened this week too. Thank you so much for following along!

Bonus number:
I have a few large ad spaces available for November for only $10 and lots of medium spaces for $5.
Email me if you're interested in sponsoring my blog this next month!
katiejvale@yahoo.com

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!


45 comments:

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

I definitely wish Steve and Barry's was still around! SJP's line was so cute!!! And congrats on the 1000+, I'll be there someday!

Jennifer said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I remember Steve & Barry's. I feel like when I noticed it, a month later it was going out of business.

New to your blog via the giveaway!

Ashley said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

i just sent my mom that caramel cheesecake recipe and told her she should make those for me when i come home :) brat much? haha

and i made real dinner twice this week too...yay us!

Jenny Strickland said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I LOVED Steve & Barry's! I have a pair of SJP jeans they sold and I LOVE LOVE them!!!

I have got to make those caramel apple cheesecake bars! YUM!

Happy Friday!!

Katie @ My Darling Days said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

We used to have a Steve & Barry's for hot second :) Looks like you had a fine week my dear, cheers to the weekend!

Hima said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

It looks so warm and sunny in the picture! I can't believe I live in California and it's cold enough for jackets every day already :) Not that our definition of cold, as anything less than 70 degrees, has anything to do with it!
You're literally the best money-saver/couponer/deal-finder ever. Teach me. Those boots on Instagram? They were a birthday gift, that the fact that they were $50 is pretty scary to me. I could have gotten riding boots AND combat boots for the same price!
I love that picture of the chicken! Artsy :) And congrats on the 1000! You definitely deserve it!

<3Hima

Jessica @ Lovely Little Things said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

All of that food looks TOO GOOD.
I really need to bust out my crock pot...I've never used it!

I love those boots, by the way :)

Andi said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I was so bummed when Steve&Barry's closed! It was the best place for college hoodies!

Alana Christine said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I went to Steve & Barry's once before it closed, but I wasn't impressed.
Congrats on topping 1000!!

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

There was a Steve and Barry's in the town I went to college but I never went it there. I wish I had known they had Sarah Jessica Parker clothes! That dress you have on is so cute, I love the vintage look it has to it. And those cheesecake bars? YUM!

Betty said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love using the crock pot! I made some split pea soup this week as well. It's so nice walking into a home that smells like delicious food! Hope you have a great weekend!

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

What?!? That is my kind of store. I love that dress. I wanna sponsor. Hook me up. How do I pay?! I'm new. ;) ok. Good work on those meals. Those bars look amaze. I want my spoon in there!!

Kristin said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Pinning that cashew chicken! I love good crockpot recipes (that actually work). I've made one too many not-good things in the crockpot.
Love a dress that is cheap without looking cheap :)

Danavee said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Pinning that soup recipe!!!!!!

Clarissa said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Steve & Barrys!! We used to have it in the local mall but it closed down a long time ago! They did have some really cute stuff though - score on that dress.

And that cashew chicken looks amazingggg! Kudos for cooking :)

Amanda said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

How come I never find awesome stores/deals like this.. gosh. I'm comin over your way!
Those cheesecake bars look delicious!
& woo hoo for cooking twice! .. I'm not even sure if I did that this week =/

Happy Friday!!
XO

Brittany said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

What a cute $2 dress!! I too loved Steve and Barry's and was sad to see it go :(. You have been cooking some YUMMY things, little lady! I want to try it all!!

anna | Today I like Blog said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

hi Katie!!! yummy food you have here!!
you're really a deal finder eh!
lovely blog
anna

anna lizbeth said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

love the first outfit! so cute!

Brandi G said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love the outfit! I remember hearing about Steve & Barry's on Project Runway forever ago when Sarah Jessica Parker was on.

I need to start taking pictures downways. My legs are short...

Have a good weekend!

shay said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Those recipes look sooo good!

Simply LKJ said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

YUM! That cashew chicken looks amazing. Love your boots too.

Always Maylee said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That dress is adorable on you! That's too bad they went out of business. And oh my gosh, the caramel apple cheesecake bars... YUM! Hope you have a great weekend! :)

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Mrs. Pedersen said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Oh my goodness that dessert looks amazing!

Kirsten Wiemer said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

first of all, love that dress so much.
second, real dinners, yay!

and love all of your outfits.
so glad its the weekend

K

Niki Caron said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That dessert looks sooo yummy! I love the instagram pics of your bottom half - you are always so stylish! And CONGRATULATIONS on 1000+ followers!!!!!!!

Leslie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love how nice the weather looks there!
I can't believe you got that dress for $2 - what a great deal. And it's super cute.

ALI&ANG said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Wow $2.00 now THAT is a score!

Ali of:

www.aliandang.com

Cathy said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Never heard of Steve & Barry's, but that dress for $2...wow! Reminds me of an Anthropologie dress :) Love how you styled it with the rugged knee high boots...fab look!

http://cstyledesign.blogspot.com

Denise said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Your outfit is so cute. That dessert looks yummy.

smk053078 said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Girl, I would be eating those caramel apple thingys out of the pan too!! ;) And I take way to many IG pictures of my bottom half too...but I do it for skinnier legs also! LOL!!!!

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

LOVE that cashew chicken recipe!!

CC said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

In no particular order - Congrats! Adorable dress (and two bucks!!!)! And holy cow those cheesecake bars look divine. I will not be making them or I would eat all of them.by.my.self. Yum.

Abbey said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Cashe chicken is my go to meal...pretty much anything in a crock pot!:) yay for so many followers, love your blog!! Happy Friday!

Marie-Eve said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That outfit is totally cute !
My Blog - A Pretty Nest

Zoe Alexander UK said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Hi Katie, such a pretty look! Love this colour on you!
Zoe xxx
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Janna Renee said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I like pics ofthe bottom half of you ;) Good for you on being so domestic this week!

Sinem Aygan said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Liked your style! Follow each other on GFC?

http://www.lookbookunlimited.com/

Kathleen Lisson said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

MMM. I'm a big fan of cashews!

Faith said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love taking those outfit pics in Instagram too!

I remember Steve and Barry's. I was sad when they went out of business too.

I am so making that soup!!

Congrats on 1000+ followers! That is amazing!!

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

both the cashew cicken and the cheesecake are winking at me like crazy! love your dress too!

kittenhood said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I got that exact same dress! I bought it in a local outlet some years back, with the label cut off, so I had no idea what brand it was. too bad they closed, I bet they had a bunch of other great clothes.

Meg said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

thanks for the comment and congrats on the 1000!
that soup made my mouth water instantly, looks so delicious.
love your blog, can't wait to look around!

Meg said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

thanks for the comment and congrats on the 1000!
that soup made my mouth water instantly, looks so delicious.
love your blog, can't wait to look around!

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

those caramel apple cheesecake bars look AMAZING!! and congrats on 1000!! that's amazing!!!!!