Five on Friday

I am excited to join my first Five on Friday!

Do you have a S'well Bottle?! I got mine for Christmas and have used it every day. I am not joking when I tell you that it will keep any drink cold for 14 hours or hot for 12 hours! They come in a few sizes and many different colors/designs. You can check them out here but will have to purchase one at a local retailer in your area since they don't sell them online.
I have the 17oz S'well bottle in this red crocodile print.
I took a BIG risk and cut about 2-3 inches off of my hair yesterday. My nerves were going crazy as I heard every snip, snip, snip but it turned out perfect! I haven't had more than a trim in over a year since I wanted my hair up for our wedding so it was much needed. Hello, low maintenance for a few months.
Last night, we made a wonderful Beef Bolognese dish that I paired with a 2012 James Mitchell Cabernet Sauvignon. The pairing was wonderful - the Cab was smooth and had hints of black cheery & sweet spice.
I am ready to get back into my running routine and the only thing that gets me motivated is to have a half marathon date staring me in the face. So I just signed up for my 5th half marathon - The Tobacco Road Race. March 15th is going to be here before we know it so I better lace of my running shoes and hit the trails this weekend!

Thomas and I are huge Football fans - We are really excited for the Panthers vs. Seahawks game tomorrow night. But please don't ask us which team we want to win because we have no idea! Since we live in North Carolina, we should be pulling for the Panthers but we are both NC State Alumni and adore Russell Wilson. Perhaps by kick-off, we will make a decision but until then...Go Panthers! Go Seahawks!

Cheers! Have a great weekend!


  1. Welcome to the link up! It's really quite fun and you'll meet so many gals! I wouldn't mind an invite for supper the next time you cook Beef Bolognese and drink CabSauv... NC isn't that far.

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by! I'm excited to be part of it. Our door is always open :) Xo, Stephanie

  2. I need one of those bottles for golf. Where can I get one around here?

    1. You will love them! Baileys in Cameron Village and The Fort off of Clark Avenue have them. Enjoy!


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