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A Southern Twenty-Five on Friday!

Well this has been a weird week... I'm thankful that it's Friday & that I finally have my voice back! Somewhat at least...

Here's to another Five on Friday with April, Darci, Natashaand Christina!

These coasters.

C'mon. You can't get much more Southern or low country than these. They're form Carolina Clay Gallery in Freshfields Village on Kiawah and are by artist Marina Cantlon. I've had my eye on them since this summer and I finally have two of my own {thanks, mom!}

Greatest. Thing. Ever.

I don't know why I was so skeptical about these wonderful slow cooker liners. They're fantastic & make already easy meals even easier.

You've seen these little pancake dippers on Pinterest before, I'm sure. I finally got around to testing the theory out {clearly I can't follow instructions...}
Pancake + Bacon = amazingness.

But let's be real. Bacon makes everything better so you really couldn't go wrong by adding it to your pancake even if it doesn't look perfect.

Sometimes I'm not sure my brother and I are actually related. The Seattle Seahawks' Super Bowl celebration parade wound it's way through downtown Seattle on Wednesday going from the Space Needle all the way down to Century Link Field. Do you know who lives somewhere in that vicinity one block from the parade route and wasn't going to go??

Luckily, my brother is pretty great, and he went and snagged a few pictures for me & a video of the crowd. So wish I could have been there! & yes, that last picture is of a Skittle thrown out into the crowd by Beast Mode.

Speaking of videos... big shout out to every single person that entertained me this week while I was laying on the couch feeling miserable & coughing my head off. Multiple snow videos from Missouri, videos/pictures from Seattle, Netflix recommendations, Words with Friends games, new blogs to read, etc. I'm more than a little pitiful when I'm sick and I get bored really, really fast so I was happy for the entertainment :) Thanks, y'all!

Have a great Friday & a great weekend!


  1. I need to try those CrockPot liners. I would be so nervous to cook with plastic in there? But cleaning up is not always the easiest. Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend! :)

  2. Those crock pot liners are so amazing! I would never cook in my crock pot if I had to clean it out! Came across your blog through the link up. Hope you're feeling better and have a great weekend!

  3. Happy Friday! I found you on the link up :)
    I totally LOVE crock pot liners...they make clean up a breeze! And just so you know, I'll be trying those pancake dippers this weekend. They look so good!


  4. I have been seeing photos of those pancakes everywhere, they're actually good??? I also came across bacon and dark chocolate... I'm skeptical about that one too! I have never seen those crock pot liners! I have to get some. I love my crockpot but I HATE cleaning it! Where did you find them?? Hope you have a great weekend and feel better soon! I've been right there with you on the couch all week!

  5. Those slow cooker liners are a life saver. Kind of pricey but so worth all of the time in clean up! Love those coasters too, so southern and cute!! Have a great weekend!!

  6. Those slow cooker liners are always on my list to get and then I forget. It doesn't leave any plastic taste to anything right? I mean the cleanup situation with them is fabulous!

    Meet @ the Barre

  7. crockpot liners are where it's at. yay for linkups. new reader! :)

  8. I bought those liners and haven't tried them yet. Are they ok to leave in the crock pot for 9-10 hours? Because that's how long I usually have to cook stuff for while at work!

  9. Stopping by from the link up! Those pancakes look amazing! We just made a bacon and chicken dish with brown sugar and my Hubs is obsessed.

  10. I keep wanting to try those liners- I love some crock-pot cooking! Also- those pancakes are too cute and look so good!

  11. I have been looking for crock-pot liners everywhere! Where do you get them? Greatest idea ever! Happy Friday!

  12. Beautiful coasters! Those liners sounds like a great idea, cleaning the crock pot is a total downer. Bacon right in the pancake, win =)

    Happy Friday!

  13. Stopping by from the link up. Those coasters are great! And crock pot liners!! I cook with my crock pot nearly every week, sometimes multiple times a week...why do I not use them?! Happy weekend!

  14. Stopping by from the linkup! Love those coasters!!! May need to find them next time I'm in the lowcountry- which I hope is sooner than later!

  15. Okay I did NOT know that crock pot liners exist, so I am really glad I stopped by your blog because of the link up ;) I need those in my life stat. I love slow cookers but I hate cleaning them. Anything to make life a little easier! Also, love the coasters. So pretty!


  16. Well you definitely can't go wrong with bacon. Especially when it's dunked in syrup. Yummy! Must try!

  17. Jumping over from the link up :)
    I've never heard of the liners but I love using my slow cooker so I might have to go and see if I can find some!

    Hope you're feeling better and have a good weekend!
    Liane x

  18. I think you just changed my life with those slow cooker liners!

  19. I have been really skeptical of those liners too. I need to remember to give them a try! Those coasters are amazing! Have a great weekend.

  20. Thank you for reminding me to pick up some of those crock pot liners... I am embarrassed to say that I made soup in my crock pot last Sunday and still haven't gotten it all the way clean..ew. Your coasters are beautiful!


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