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Five on Friday

Hallelujah, it's a three day weekend!
... except this year, there's no trip down to Kiawah to look forward to. Hello, home ownership! We've got some big things to tackle at the house this weekend: more painting, cleaning, and moving my fiancé out of his roommate's house into our new one. It's going to be a busy long weekend and I'm ready to get started on it.
Hurry up, 5 o'clock!
Did you catch my post this week on the new Pier 39 Sea Lion Landing at Riverbanks Zoo?

If you missed out on the member's preview last week, don't worry! The exhibit wasn't supposed to open until June 9th but they decided to open up yesterday, two weeks ahead of schedule.

... and no, I didn't go check it out again yesterday during my lunch.

Just kidding. I totally did.
It didn't take long.

I've become one of those people who takes a hundred pictures of the flowers in her yard. Yup. No shame here.
Dear North Carolina,

Thank you every so much for doing things that caused Adam Levine & the rest of Maroon 5 to feel morally opposed to coming to your fine state and which resulted in cancellations of their Charlotte and Raleigh shows. I really appreciate it. Your loss is my gain - they're now coming to Columbia AND I've already scooped up my tickets to go see them play!

Thanks NC!
Afternoons spent catching up with an old friend over a beer or two at a local brewery are the best.

Not that I'm counting or anything, but there's only 99 days until Clemson football is back in my life.

I'm not wishing away summer {because there are a lot of exciting things happening!} but I am super pumped that we're under 100 days until I get to see #4 Deshaun Watson back in action!

& did I mention tailgating? Because I'm definitely ready for some tailgating, too.

One more for y'all because I am SO excited for my favorite Parker & just heard the good news yesterday. Remember Parker from the Keep Pounding for Parker team at this 5K earlier this year?

Well, the Make-A-Wish program is granting his wish next Tuesday. He's going to be a Carolina Panther player for the day! How awesome is that?!

Go Parker!
Happy Memorial Day Weekend! Hope everyone has a fun & safe long weekend :)


  1. One of my favorite things about moving into our house (in December of 2015) was watching the yard come alive in spring/summer last year!! Ferns popped up and all these bushes started blooming - I was floored. Especially coming off five years in the desert :) Enjoy your backyard blooms! Your hydrangeas are gorgeous.

  2. I love your hydrangeas! They are my favorite flower ever! It looks like y'all lucked up with a great yard. Since we built, our front beds are landscaped and now we've got to do the rest. This summer we are planning on really adding to our backyard!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

  3. I love that you have such beautiful flowers in your yard! They look gorgeous! ~Hannah

  4. I'm loving those beautiful hydrangeas! I posted a similar picture of some gorgeous hydrangeas in Charleston on my Five on Friday today. So excited to stumble upon a fellow Tiger blogger! Hoping for another fabulous football season this year! Have a great Memorial Day weekend!!

  5. All kinds of favorites this week! How awesome that the concert worked out in your favor! And I'm loving those hydrangeas!
    Hope you have a fabulous weekend girl!

  6. Love the flowers and that new exhibit at the zoo looks so great!

    Southern Style

  7. So many fun happenings lately - the zoo looks like a blast! Love your countdown to football already!

  8. So much fun! Have a great weekend!

    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls

  9. awww that is so cool for Parker! hope he has a great time. i love hydrangeas - they were my flowers for my wedding, out of someone's backyard. i have some in my front yard but they are very small, i only planted them a couple years ago. i had not heard about maroon 5 cancelling their shows, or what the heck is going on in north carolina. just looked it up.... ugh. my father in law lives in NC.
    have a good long weekend doing housey things!

  10. I love summer too- but I too am rely for college football and tailgates again :) so excited for Parker- that is awesome news! Have a great weekend!

  11. This is the first spring we've been homeowners and I have been taking pictures of our flowers like a crazy lady. We have a plant out front and I have no idea what it is, but I noticed this weekend it has a bunch of beds and I can't wait for it to bloom to see what the flowers look like and if I can figure out what it is. And of course, so I can take a picture! :)


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