Five on Friday: Spring is Here Edition!!

Linking up as usual with some of my favorite ladies... April, Darci, Natasha, and Christina

TGIF!! Can you all believe spring is finally here?!  I'm not sure it's really here yet in Maryland but I'm hoping and praying that winter is finally on it's way out. 

1. Essie Fiji-  This is hands down one of my favorite Essie nail colors and what I believe to be the perfect spring neutral.  It is the perfect pale pastel pink to whisk in the spring time.  I actually own 3 bottles because I kept forgetting I had bought it and just bought it again and again ;)

2. Tuscan Kale Salad-  I've always liked kale and kale salad but I had yet to make it at home for myself.  I'm not sure why, because it's so freaking easy.   I am now officially hooked and will be making myself a batch every Sunday to eat for weekday lunches. 
I just googled the recipe and used Dr. Weil's Healthy Kale Salad

4-6 cups kale, loosely packed
 juice of 1 lemon
3-4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic, mashed
salt & pepper, to taste
hot red pepper flakes, to taste ( I skipped these b/c I usually find them too hot
2/3 cup grated Pecorino Toscano cheese (I used parmesan b/c I had it)
1/2 cup freshly made bread crumbs from lightly toasted bread (skipped this too b/c I didn't have bread and I thought it was fine without them)

3. J.Crew Pom-Pom Tunic-  I've decided this needs to be added to my never ending spring/summer wishlist.  I think I want it in navy blue though because the white looks super see through and could just get ruined in the sun and sand. 

4.  "Mommy Tough" Monogrammed Stripe Iphone Cover-  I shattered my iphone screen at the end of February and ended up upgrading to an iphone 5C from the 4S.  Since I got the 5C I had a really hard time finding a cover that fit it properly so I turned to Etsy and one of my favorite sellers, Pure Joy Paperie,  was selling 5C cases that are "mommy tough"  so I had to get one.  Honestly they would work for anyone who drops their phone a lot like me :)  They have a tough outer shell but then the soft rubber shell on the inside to soften the blow to the phone.  
I went with the light blue and pink for spring/summer plus it compliments my crazy hot pink phone that I'm too embarrassed to show you all.   

5. Joie Sable Sandal-  I stumbled upon these on Piperlime the other day and now I'm obsessed! I still haven't figured out how I'm going to convince my husband that I need these for summer but I'm thinking I can find a good excuse- maybe mother's day?!  I think I could dress them up or down depending on the outfit. 

Hope you all have a great weekend!! It's supposed to be 66 here on Saturday so I'm hoping we can get some good outside time and enjoy some fresh air!



  1. I need #3 and #4!!!! Great finds and happy weekend!

  2. Loving that polish and that kale salad sounds so good! That top is too cute... Basically I love everything on this 5! Happy weekend! :)

  3. the kale salad looks great! can't wait to try. happy friday and glad to be a new follower :)

  4. Kale salad is the BOMB.COM. So glad you love it too! I also love those Joie sandals... I think Mother's Day sounds like the perfect excuse :)

  5. I've done the exact same thing w. OPI's Strawberry Margarita polish, which is my go-to in the summer. So now I keep 2 in my bathroom and one in my car in the event I get an impromptu mani/pedi. I just recently discovered kale and am loving it!

  6. Fiji is the BEST color ever! I also love Tuscan Kale Salad. I could eat it every day! And you need those sandals - did you see the job you did on your driveway?! Hope you have a good (warm!) weekend sweets!

  7. The Pom Pom tunic is in post today too! love it!! Those Joie shoes are super cute, you definitely need them and Joie has 20% off right now too!! That kale salad is my fav too. It's even better the longer it sits in the fridge!

  8. CUTE Sandals. I need a manicure with that polish! Pretty! Cool phone case!

  9. Alright now not only did Ally post about that tunic but you did too. I believe this is fate?! I need to own it.

  10. I saw that pom blouse and love it too! I'm waiting for sale but agree with you on the navy!

  11. I love that Essie polish - such a fab neutral for spring! That kale salad sounds really refreshing too...thanks for sharing the recipe!

  12. Yay! Hooray for spring! Love that nail polish.

  13. You always have the best clothes finds. I seriously wish we lived closer so I could raid your closet. :) Love that top and those shoes. WANT.

  14. I need that nail polish right now! Too cute!


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