. . . for Lauren and Lauren: high five for friday

January 24, 2013

high five for friday

shirt: rue 21  pants: jcpenny  boots: dsw 

1. I got this polka dot shirt last weekend and love it. Someday I'll remember to take off my hair tie on my wrist before I take a picture.  

2.  This weekend I thought it would be a good idea to check out Goodwill to see if they had any maternity clothes.  But no such luck.  This was the kind of clothing I found. 


Maternity short overalls.  Just to make sure there isn't any confusion I didn't buy them. 
One of you thrifting masters needs to take me with you. 

3. I made my first craft for my baby last weekend.  A chevron stuffed animal elephant. And I love it. 

(I followed this tutorial.)

4. I made these chocolate chip cookie cheesecake bars last night and they were SO good.  I told myself I wouldn't eat any sweets today but I don't know what I was thinking with these sitting in my fridge. 

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

5.  I have some sponsor spots open for February and would love to help grow your blog or shop! You can take 20% of any ad size for the next week!  Check out more details here and email me at katiejvale@yahoo.com

Hope you have a great weekend!


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57 comments:

Annie L said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Oh my goodness the elephant is adorable...and I'm sure you could have made even those overalls look cute. Hah!
xo Annie
newenglandromance.blogspot.com

Ashley R said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Those cheesecake bars look divine. I'd seriously have no control!

Gretchen said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Cute shirt!
Don't sweat the sweets...I ate an entire vegan chocolate bar today...1/2 of which is 230 calories...oops!

CC said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love that top. :) So cute. :)
Hope you have a great weekend!

Danielle Smiley said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

If you ever find yourself in Louisiana, I'd love to take ya! as long as you would make some of these delicious chocolate chip cheesecake bars... :) I absolutely adore the elephant by the way!

<3 Danielle
Goodwillista.blogspot.com

Whitney Cypert said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I almost made some chocolate chip cheesecake bars tonight! They look delicious! How cute is that elephant? I love it! And as far as Goodwill goes, that it typically the kind of clothing I find when I go look.

Pamela said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

OMG. The elephant!! PRECIOUS!! Looks great! I want one, ha!

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

cute top and CUTE new blog design. i love it... and those cookie bars!

Priscila@mommode said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

What is that sweet little elephant??? Too cute!

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

The elephant you made is precious :) You're gonna be such a good momma!

And side note: really glad you didn't buy those overalls lol

xo

Allison said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That elephant is so adorable...and in chevron? Oh my! And your chocolate chip cookie cheesecake bars look fantastic!

Marissa said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

OH MY GOODNESS that elephant is adorable!

Marissa
http://www.makeuphoarder.com/

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

Oh Katie those overalls are you!!! :) you could probably come up with a cute outfit.
I'm in love with that elephant!!! I love that it's chevron!!

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

What do you mean you didn't buy those overalls?! LOL

I love that elephant so much. So stinken cute! Have a good weekend.

Breenah said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Just keep checking at Goodwill since they get new stuff all the time. Also check second hand places that are specifically for babies/kids. They have maternity a lot of the time. What size are you? I can see if I have anything that might work if you'd like.
The elephant is so adorable!

Faith said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That's what I find when I go to Goodwill. I have no luck thrifting!

That elephant is perfection! I love it so much!

And that chocolate chip cheesecake bars! Get in my belly!!

Casey said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Those overalls were quite the find :) My best friend has found some cute maternity stuff at the baby resale stores in town. She never thought to look there before she had a kid. You might try that!

two birds said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Oh, you TOTALLY should have gotten those shortalls! :) I already told you on Instagram, but I will tell you again. That elephant is so adorable! And I really want to eat all of those bars! YUM!

Carly said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

OMG those shortalls, are amazing! Please buy them!!!

TGIF friend!

Carly
www.lipglossandcrayons.com

Head to Toe Chic said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love your polka dot top! It's such a pretty color. The chevron elephant turned out amazing! i wish i was crafty.

xo,
Angela
headtotoechic.blogspot.com

Head to Toe Chic said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love your polka dot top! It's such a pretty color. The chevron elephant turned out amazing! i wish i was crafty.

xo,
Angela
headtotoechic.blogspot.com

Amy Lynn said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

i am in love with that elephant!! so cute :) i might just have to make one for my lil guy who's coming in june!

Betty said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love the elephant! And I always have a hairband on my wrist...in fact, right now I have two. :)

Denise said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You are so classy.

Ally F said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That elephant is cute!

Life of Ally

Rachel said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That's so the kind of maternity clothes I could imagine coming across at goodwill. Maternity styles have come a long, long way since, say, my Mom was pregnant with me and my little siblings. (I remember her wearing a ginormous bright blue maternity jumpsuit.) Maybe you can make friends with recently pregnant people for the express purpose of borrowing their clothes. That's what I plan to do! :P

Ashley said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That elephant is so cute. Baby is lucky to have you for a mommy!

Those maternity overalls.....wow!!!!

Target actually has some really great maternity clothes!

Helene said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

gimme those cheesecake bars!!! i could not resist!

Always Maylee said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You look so cute in your polka dot top, I love the color on you. And I LOVE the elephant you made, so cute! Baby Vale is going to love it!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Lins - Domesticated Working Woman said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love that elephant! I definitely left the link for the tutorial open on my laptop so I can jump on that this weekend.

Bev said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

how cayuttteeee that little elephant is!!! can't believe you made that when I know guaranteed we'd probably pay an arm and a leg for it in the stores! adorbs!!

and looks like you scored the perfect maternity outfit at goodwill!!!!! lol hope you find much more!

happy weekend!

Brhea {NoPlaceLykeHome} said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Oh my the elephant is absolutely adorable! The overalls.. not so much lol


I'm excited to follow your blog!
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Brooke Houston said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Whoa! #4 looks soooo amazing! I must make these... pinning now!

Treasure Tromp said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

oh that elephant is just too cute!!

Niki Caron said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love the polka dot shirt! And the chevron elephant! It's so perfect!!!

Megan said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love that polka dot top on you! And those overalls are pretty awesome :D

Shay said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

As if overalls aren't hot enough- they made them shorter...I just cannot even stand it. Maybe you could grab them and send them for my next pregnancy?

You look gorgeous, as always!

TheTinyHeart said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Your polka dot top is so cute! Those overalls are pretty awful. My Goodwill is really hit or miss. And the elephant is adorable for the baby.

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
January Group Giveaway!

smk053078 said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

When I saw that chevron elephant on IG I died a little bit. So adorable...just like you, little Momma!

Laura @ The Everyday Joys said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Oh my word, that elephant is adorable! I'm due with my 2nd son at the end of March, and we're doing an elephant theme. Was it easy?

Ashley said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love that elephant! Thanks for sharing the tutorial!! Can't wait to try it!!!

Have a great weekend!!

Heidi Harlequin said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I am new to your blog and I'm so glad I found it! I invite you to check mine out! I hope you have a great weekend! =)

-Heidi Harlequin
www.20stampslater.blogspot.com

Jessah said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Hi Katie. Just catching up on your blog. Love your new design. So stinking cute! Chelsea?

Jess Frost said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

A new reader commented on a post of mine this week and told me about your blog (it was about my struggle with infertility) and i'm glad she did! Congratulations on your amazing blessing!

Oh and girl, are those overalls bedazzled? H-O-T! I can just see the maternity photo shoot now! (jokes!)

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

Oh my goodness, that little elephant is TOO cute! And I love that it is chevron too! Absolutely precious!

Also, those maternity short-overalls... wooooow! Ha!

Lauren | My Polished Side Blog said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Just found you through Aubrey Kinch's designs! LOVE IT. And Congrats on the baby on the way! Looking forward to following along!

Your newest follower,
Lauren @ My Polished Side Blog

Jessi Francis said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Umm, I want that cheesecake bar right now.

Laura @ Chaotic Domestic said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love the polka dot top too. That's an adorable elephant... I love the chevron print you used too. Can't believe you made it! It's so cute!

Hima said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I dare you to go back to Goodwill, buy those overalls, and style them! I'd LOVE to see that!

Manda said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love the outfit!
I'm not sure if you have like a Ross I guess its similar to Marshall's or something like that.
But Burlington Coat Factory (does not just sell coats) has maternity things too!

Jen said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I have had less than ideal luck finding maternity clothes at goodwill too. There's a massive second hand charity that happens twice/year in the civic center here and they BARELY had anything- although I was able to find a couple items. Someone else suggested Craigs list to me and I searched but again it didn't really give me any great leads or results.

It really does make you wonder what in the world do people do with their maternity clothes when they're finished having babies? There needs to be some good swap options or SOMETHING...

Marsa said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

you totally should have bought those ovearlls! ;) haha jk you look great in your top!

-Marsa
The DayLee Journal"

readeatcreate.com said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That chevron elephant is so cute! Great taste. Now if you only would have gotten those overalls ;)
Haha...hope you're weekend is going good!
xoxo
Erin

Kelly Ann said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Those chocolate chip cheesecake bars look amazing, YUM!

xx
Kelly
Sparkles and Shoes

Ronda said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

okay I wish I could sew at all to make that cute elephant for my niece, she would love it. Also, overall shorts made me laugh, why did those ever get made?


http://www.seetastelove.wordpress.com

christina said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

oh my goodness can we talk about your cute little elephant!!!?? Job well done, made with such love!

I want those bars. now

Marissa said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

my husband says I look mad all the time too... He says I even look mad in my sleep hahaha


Marissa
http://www.makeuphoarder.com/