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A Southern Twenty-Five on Friday

Friday! Woo hoo! Yay! Party! Ok... work first, party later.

You know the drill: linking up again this week with April, Darci, Natashaand Christina for some Five on Friday fun!

Happy Seattle Blue Friday! Not quite the same {or as good as} Solid Orange Friday but whatever. Seattle is in the playoffs and Clemson football is over for the year. Blue Friday it is!

Here's to the Seahawks beating those pesky 49ers {especially after they beat the Panthers} and moving on to the SUPER BOWL!

Charlotte Restaurant Week kicks off today - do you have your reservations made? Hope so! I'm going to be trying out a new restaurant {Rocky River Grille} with some new friends and going back to my Queen's Feast favorite {Chima} with some old friends. This will be our little group's third time going and I. Can't. Wait. Love that place.

I know that it's only January but I'm itching to be back out on the Greenways riding my bike! I've talked to a few people who bike at work over the last few days and I am beyond ready for it to warm back up and the days to get longer. There are some fantastic Greenways nearby that are so much fun to explore and I want to take advantage of them again soon! I would still like my snow first though... then it can warm up.

Ok, ok, I know that I travel constantly. I'm always on the move. It's a rarity for me to be in the same place two weekends in a row. But I'm always traveling to the exact same places.

Luckily, the last couple of weeks have involved making travel plans to places I normally don't go to or haven't ever been to like Edisto, Mt. Pleasant, and Savannah. I'm pretty sure I have a 3 day weekend planned every week in May and I'm excited about some new adventures.

Is it time to hit the road yet?!

I don't believe in New Years resolutions but I did a little revamping lately with how I'm saving money. I've seen a lot of people talking about the 52 Week Money Challenge but let's be real. I don't ever have cash on me nor do I have random amounts like $7. So instead, I decided to transfer $5 for every time I hit up Harris Teeter and $10 for each Target trip {because we all know I go there way too much anyway.


It's been 17 days.

I'm embarrassed how much money I've actually saved by that little saving method. It's real bad to have a grocery store right across the street from my apartment complex. I think I need to learn how to better plan my meals out & make grocery lists...

Happy Friday, y'all!



  1. Congrats on all the saving you're doing - i'm doing the 52 week thing (along with other saving) and don't carry cash so i just transfer from my accounts - pretty easy actually!! I love restaurant week regardless of what city you're in!! Hope you have a great weekend!

  2. I was thinking about the 52 Week Money challenge this morning! I like your idea better though...I would definitely save more by tucking away money every time I visit Target, ha!

    Have fun at the Restaurant Week! The Greenville SC one ends this weekend. Yummo.

  3. Oh I love this post! I adore Chima and can't wait to go to a similar place here in Raleigh. We are waiting until we sell our house and then will go all out ;). Also, I am going to start your idea of putting away money every time I go to target. That is a great idea! Also, it will be really embarrassing by the end of the month!

  4. I LOVE the greenways! That's one thing I miss about living in Greenville...and another thing I miss...Harris Teeter!! Ahh. Hope you have fun on all your adventures! I'll have to live vicariously through you!

  5. I recently visited North Carolina for a week and love that you write exactly how they speak there!

  6. Hello from Five on Friday!! I love a good bike ride and North Carolina is the best. I love the comment ^^... we do have our own twang y'all. :)



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