the Friday five — link up #8

Friday, February 22, 2013

The deep emotion that can break your heart is sometimes the same one that can heal it; it's just a matter of channeling it properly. #lifelessons

the Sowell life

the Sowell life's Friday five...

1) {Oh Marsie Belle} We had the little one all week until yesterday, and she kept our nights full of entertainment. She plays real hard for about an hour and a half, and then it's all downhill. What we like to call, "nite nite time". But her granny came and took her back to Mississippi yesterday at lunch. But have no fear, we will get to see her again next week!

2) {Blue Skies} The weather y'all has been beautiful most of the week. Pretty much all of the days have been full of blue skies, and even though a few of the days have been a little nippy, I haven't had a problem with it because the sun made it feel nice. The trees are starting to bud, and I'm pretty sure everything I'm allergic to is starting to make it's presence known because I can't stop sneezing. 

3 {Southern Living} Let's face it, nothing makes me feel more Southern, or grown up than receiving my Southern Living magazine in the mail. You see, growing up, every home I entered ALWAYS had a Southern Living magazine on their coffee table. And that's one thing that I always knew I wanted to have in my own home one day. Well, this is my third magazine of my first subscription and it still makes me smile when it comes in the mail. I also feel like I should have on my pearls, long white gloves and pantyhose when I read it. Ha!

4) {Easter candy} More specifically, sweet tart gummie bears. One of my co-workers brought in a bag yesterday, and man I forgot how yummy those things are! My favorite ones, in this order: pink, purple, green, blue, orange, and yellow. And yes, I eat all of the colors in order of my favorites. However, most of the time, the orange and yellow ones are given away. Aka... the Mr eats them. =)

5) {Taco Kits} We have a love for Mexican food. Most of the time we just order take out or eat at the restaurant, but we've recently found something that we both love. It's a Taco Bell kit from the grocery store... Taco Bell Home Originals Cheesy Double Decker Taco Dinner Kit. And this is perfect for us, because I love the hard shells, and he loves the soft tortillas. Even though you are suppose to put them together with this kit, we do it our way. And y'all the cheese that it comes with... YUM. So this is how we put our tacos together... spread cheese in/on the taco first, then put in/on some sour cream, add the meat and then top it with salsa. Have you tried this kit? It's pretty awesome when you don't want to go out for the real Mexican food. And no, I'm not talking about Taco Bell! =)

We have a full weekend ahead of us! Here are some of the things I'm most looking forward to:
• my massage appt Saturday morning (I'm using one of the hour long massages that the Mr gave me for Vday)
• our Bham BLATE! So excited to meet fellow Bham bloggers
• Sams trip — y'all may think this is crazy, but I love to bulk shop

Well, that's the Sowell life's #theFridayfive... ready to link up?! I can't wait to see what y'all are posting today!  


  1. You had me at Taco Bell.

    Happy Friday <3

  2. I am so excited about our blate this weekend!!! I have moved around my entire Saturday to fit it in because I didn't want to be left out! I ordered Real Simple Magazine last year to feel grown up. Amazing how one little subscription can change your attitude :)

  3. I love my magazines! I go overboard, I get 8-10 every month. Glad you're enjoying yours and that you have a lifelong connection to it!

    TACO BELL. I want it.

    Happy weekend!!

  4. I can't wait to hear about the Blate! How fun!

    The Hubs is sooooo picky. Seriously. Even when it comes to taco seasoning. Although Taco Bell sounds good to me - we have tried the packet before and he said a no go. UGH!!!

    Enjoy your weekend!

  5. I'm a little jealous of both your cute little MB and the blue skies.

    I read Southern Living and I'm not really southern at all, haha. Am I a yankee poser?

    I am loving the Easter candy! I've never tried those though. Will have to do that! All the easter candy has me craving SPRING though. We definitely haven't gotten much of that yet!

    I never tried the taco kits either. I did not realize it came with the CHEESE. We'll be trying those also, lol.

    Have a great weekend, friend!

  6. Love Southern Living-
    love to get them, read them, and then love to see them sitting on my coffee table.
    Easter Candy Time!!! My favorite are mini cadbury eggs. like a newer and more improved robin egg

  7. I'm sure you've explained before and I've just missed it, but do you and your parents share Miss MB? It looks like you've got a joint custody situation. :)

    Those tacos sound DELICIOUS!

    (And yay for massages! I need one soon for sure!)

  8. That's really precious about the Southern Living. I love hearing what makes people begin to feel grownup. :-) Have a great weekend!

  9. Can you tell me how to set up a link-up and a button? Would love to do one soon. Any advice?

  10. I feel the same way about Southern Living! I received mine Friday after an almost 12 hour day. It was much needed, and I spent the rest of the evening devouring it and marking pages.

  11. Has your March edition of SL arrived? Mine hasn't and I'm worried it got lost or something in the mail


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