High Five for Valentine’s Day!

Happy Friday! Here’s my week:

1) Not feeling to good these last few days. But it’s given me time to print out several recipes I want to start cooking and freezing soups and meats for some more ready-made meals. This Pioneer Woman Hamburger Soup is on my list! Looks so good. pioneerwoman

2. I’m in love with this CND nail polish! Lasts for days! I’ve never done metallic polish before but this gold is very subtle and neutral. image_2

3. I didn’t feel well enough to go shopping this week, but there were some deals I couldn’t miss, so I sent Jon out. He did so good! Got every deal I wanted him to perfectly, and even got me a rain check on one that they were out of. And I think this may have been my best spending/saving ratio, especially since I got another $1 off with iBotta. Saved almost double what we spent! Good job, honey. image_1

4. Continuing with the husband theme (it is Valentine’s Day after all), I left my phone when I went to a doctor’s appointment and when I came home he had left for work but I found my phone with this note on it when I got home. Made me smile. 🙂image_3

5. And to finish it all off, my sweet husband brought me 2 roses tonight after he got off from his first job (before he left for his second). Two blooms for the two years we’ve been married. I love that man. image

Happy Friday!

Linking up with Lauren Elizabeth

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High Five for Friday!

This week went by really fast for me! Here’s what happened:

1) I wrote my first paper of the semester. I got my bachelor’s May 2012, but since I work at a college I’ve been taking a few classes as I have time. This semester, I’m very excited that I get to have a class of just reading. I love reading, I just don’t take time for it like I should. I’m reading four World War books over the course of the semester, and then I write a paper and have an oral presentation on it. My first presentation was Tuesday, and I thought it went well! I read this book:

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2) I made laundry detergent! This literally costs pennies. Do it. Save yourself SO MUCH MONEY! I’ve been using different forms of DIY detergent for a while, and I love it.

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3) I found this on Pinterest. And felt stupid that I’ve never figured it out before.

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4) I opened my Closet store on Storenvy! I’ve already had a couple sales, and I love that people get to wear and enjoy the clothes that were just sitting in my closet! Link is on the sidebar.

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5) This is probably cheating, because it hasn’t happened yet, but I am just too excited to not share that J&I are headed to the Great Smoky Mountains in a couple weeks. I seriously cannot wait. It is my favorite place in the world. I never want to live there, because I never want to get tired of going there.

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Linking up with Lauren Elizabeth for High Five for Friday!

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Hi, five!

This has been a crazy, crazy week! Rehearsals and schedules and shopping trips, oh my! Looking forward to some normalcy. Here’s my high five!

1. I have made my first few “sale/coupon” shopping trips. And for the most part, they went well! I saved just under 50% at Publix, and right at 50% at Target in my first two trips. My last trip to Target was slightly disappointing as I got a little mixed up and spent more than I meant to, but I still got soap, cotton balls, a birthday gift, a NICE razor, frozen broccoli, raspberries, 2 jars of pasta sauce, carrots, and 2 folders for a total of $10, so I’ll say that was successful. Full price, the razor alone was $10! Southern Savers makes this so much easier and less intimidating, and, I have to say, addictive! And no guilt, because, hey, you’re spending less money than you used to, and you’re pantry is fuller. Win-win!

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2. I’ve been spending a lot more time with my almost-1-year-old niece this week while here parents and my husband are rehearsing for a musical. She’s never been scared of me, but she’s gotten much more comfortable with me in the last week and it’s so heart-warming to see her smile when she sees me. She starting to use a few baby signs, and they are adorable!

3. Tonight is opening night for Fiddler on the Roof! I’m so excited to see all my family and friends’ hard work, and also to actually be able to spend some time with my husband again. 🙂

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4. I made Ghirardelli brownies this week. Oh man. If you’ve never had them, you must. If you have, you understand.

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5. We may or may not have made an exceedingly large purchase this week. Something that may or may not have 4 wheels. And may or may not be silver, with black interior. And may or may not have leather seats. And may or may not have been within our budget. And may or may not have cost an arm and a leg and a headache to get it registered. And may or may not be automatic so I can actually use it. 3 guesses what it is?

How’s your week been?

— Petite Peach

Linking up with Lauren Elizabeth for High Five for Friday!

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It’s Friday, Friday …

So glad it’s the weekend! This is going to be a good one. Here’s my high five:

1. My mom is in town, and my dad is coming next week, to help take care of my niece while my brother and sister-in-law are part of a production of Fiddler on the Roof! My husband is part of it too. I almost was, but decided I needed to take some time off from rehearsals and late nights. So I actually get to just go and enjoy the show! Haven’t done that in a long time. I’m looking forward to it!

2. I’m really excited about this one — I’m starting to seriously coupon. I’m not going to become a crazy coupon lady with a big 3-ring binder who takes half an hour to get through the grocery line and buys 18 bottles of Windex. Not me. Not doing that. I’m learning to coupon practically. Jenny @ SouthernSavers makes it SO much easier. Watch her introductory couponing video. It makes the whole thing make sense. I’m really excited! I’m going to start slow, but I’m ready to stop spending so much on groceries, and I want to get comfortable with it before having kids so when I do it’s not this huge daunting idea. Yay! Excited. J is totally on board too, which helps. 🙂
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3. We went to JCP on Sunday to look for black polos for when we photograph weddings, and I, um, happened upon the petite clearance section. Oops. And I, um, happened to walk into the fitting room with a pile of clothes, and I, um, happened to buy 3 things. But I HAPPENED to only spend $15 on a work top, a cardigan, and a dress! So I’m okay with that.
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4. I also needed black khaki pants for our wedding-shoot outfits, and I didn’t have any, so I found some petite ones at Old Navy and they had a 20% sale, so I grabbed them online. They came yesterday, and they fit SO WELL. I love them. I’ll need to hem them another inch or so, but other than that they are great! I love closet staples! They’re perfect because they aren’t as dressy as dress pants but are more dressed up than jeans, so I can totally dress them up or down depending on what I pair them with. So excited!
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5. I played peek-a-boo with my 11-month-old niece last night at dinner. And it was adorable.

What were your highlights this week?

Linking up with Lauren Elizabeth!

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High Five for Friday!

It’s Friday, y’all! I’m so ready. J-Wick and I are loving actually having weekends again. For so long, we’ve been in college, working on projects, at rehearsals, working, editing yearbooks or usually doing some combination of every single one of those things on the weekends, but now we wake up on Saturdays and say, “Hey! Let’s go do something fun because we can!” It’s glorious. I know it won’t last forever, but we’re enjoying it while we can.

Here’s this week’s five highs:

#1: No picture for this one, but Jon and I got to take dinner to a wonderful 90-year-old man from our church family on Monday night. We’ve been blessed to be part of a rotation that brings him dinner twice a week, and we’ve loved getting to know him better and are so excited to get to keep it up for the next few months! So much Godly wisdom to be learned from that man.

#2:
Taco Tuesday!
Taco Tuesday! Inspired by dinner at a friend’s house recently, Jon and I made fish tacos! They were excellent! Tilapia, lime rice, cabbage, and salsa on lightly fried tortillas with chips and guac (for Jon) and more salsa (for me).

#3: I won’t post a picture for her privacy, but my sweet friend and former roommate in Virginia had her baby boy! She was in labor around 24 hours, but held up like a trooper! He is PRECIOUS! I can’t wait to meet him!

#4:
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Our Wick Photography page passed 300 likes! We’re so excited about the interest we’ve received and we’ve had so much fun shooting these events! Keep ’em comin’! Click on the logo to see our FB page (and like it!)

#5:
Chevron rug
My awesome sister-in-law sent us a new kitchen rug! I’m in love! Chevron + mustard yellow = perfection. Thanks dear!

Hope y’all have a great Friday! Go freeze some grapes. They’re the best snack ever.

Love ya,
Petite Peach

Linking up with Lauren Elizabeth for this High Five for Friday!
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