the Friday five — link up #11

Friday, March 15, 2013

Ahhhh, did y'all see my post yesterday about this week being a good week? Cause it has been, and I mean really, IT HAS BEEN! I'd just like to say that I'd like this week to be on repeat for the rest of my life. Okay, maybe not the rest of my life, but at least one week like this a month. Deal?! Okay, good!!

Oh, and I'll have a full recap of our anniversary celebration on the blog next week — cause we're still celebrating, y'all!!

the Sowell life

the Sowell life's Friday five...

1) {A Package At The Door} I'm sure y'all saw that last Saturday, I hosted our March Blate at our home. If not, just click here. So, we added a newbie to our group, Kaitlyn. And y'all, on Tuesday I got a package from her. If you remember last week I posted about having brain overload. Well, she went back through my blog posts, saw that I wanted one thousand gifts, and y'all she GOT IT FOR ME!!! Holy Moly! I was so surprised, and so excited. I can't wait to dive into these next week!!

2) {You've Got Mail} We started getting cards from friends and family last Friday. Darby was the first one to send us a card with a sweet note, and Monday we started getting them from others. We love them all, and are so thankful so many love us to send us congrats!

3) {Tanned Up} I have a confession. I'm white. Well, that's obvious, but I'm talking pasty white! This white girl needed a tan. Back in my younger days (this includes last year, too — ha!) I would go to the tanning bed almost every day. But in the spring/summer I would just lay out. Well, since I started working again last June, I've really not been able to lay out. And since I've written off tanning beds, for reasons we all knew about but did it anyway, I needed to find an alternative until the pool opens. 

I've had two spray tans in my lifetime. One went horribly wrong which included me getting sprayed twice on my front side (they showed me the wrong video for the booth I was getting in) and none on my back side. Which meant I had to get back in and get it twice on my back side, then wait four hours and go home and scrub so I didn't look like an oompa loompa. Not even kidding. Anyway, and my second time was at a Versa Spa booth, and I LOVED it. Well, I finally found a place here that has Versa Spa and got my spray tan on yesterday! YAY! No more pasty white for me, and it wasn't harmful to me — even better! 

***BTW, if you have Palm Beach Tan near you, and you have never been before, they are offering a regular Versa Spa spray tan for $10! Yep, you heard right, I used my coupon (see below) that I got offline for my visit!***

4) {Cooking Up Something Good} I felt like I hadn't cooked in forever. Or let me rephrase that — I felt like I hadn't cooked up a big meal in forever. You know, one that wasn't a one dish kinda meal. And Wednesday night, we took advantage of the beautiful weather to grill. And while the Mr was grilling, I was cooking up something good in the kitchen! After the meal was over, he kept commenting on how good everything was. I'll take that as my cue that I need to start cooking more, and by cooking more, I mean cooking more than one dish! Ha! (Yes, we had Mac Cheese from the box, don't hate!)

5) {Date Night} Our one year wedding anniversary was Tuesday, and while we are still celebrating throughout the weekend, we did go out for dinner that evening, and it was also our date night for the week! Check out these sweet love birds!

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. I'm so glad you guys had an amazing week celebrating your marriage, and that it's continuing!

    p.s. we had boxed mac and cheese last night. It's one of MFD's favorites. shhhh

  2. Woohoo for a great week - may it continue to your Love Bird weekend as well!

    I laughed real hard at your tanning - I'm white. I've been referred to as porcelain. I have never done a spray tan - they scare me too! I will just continue to be the ghost at the beach! Haha

    Your dinners always make me hungry. Box Mac n Cheese and all!:) Yummy! I need to start grilling and take advantage of the weather!

    Have a great weekend lady! See you soon!!! :)

  3. Happy happy happy anniversary week! It made me reminisce a ton because we went to Jamaica for our honeymoon. There are so many times I want to go back and relive it all! You wedding looked stunning and so stress free!! Here's to MANY happy years :)

  4. You will love the One Thousand Gifts book and devotional! It is a great way to find grace every day. What a sweet friend you have!

    Isn't funny what warm, sunny weather does for us? Your meal looks delicious!

    Happy Anniversay! How awesome to receive cards from family and friends. Enjoy celebrating this weekend!

  5. Happy Anniversary! Enjoy your weekend!!
    I just got One Thousand Gifts too. I can't wait to get started.

  6. We had mac and cheese from the box this week too lol
    But seriously, I want to come live with yall!!!! Every meal looks delicious!!! When you're here in Houston I am counting on you educating me in the kitchen, especially that delicious dessert you're always talking about :-)

    I've never spray tanned...but I probably should lol

  7. Hi Joy, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  8. I would love to start blogging. Let me know how the books are. I too need some sort of sunlight, I'm starting to glow. May try the spray tan. Tanning beds just aren't healthy. Congrats again you two. Hope you are having an awesome trip. Can't wait for updates.


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