Five on Friday

Happy FriYAY, friends!

Big plans for the weekend? We are headed to a cocktail party tonight and tomorrow I am taking 2 of my former students out to lunch. Otherwise, I am hoping for a relaxing weekend. It's been a busy few weeks and I'm exhausted!

Today I'm linking up with the 5 on Friday ladies and I'm asking for your help!

Advice Wanted

I am asking for your help with D.C. recommendations. We are headed there in just a few weeks for my cousin's bachelorette party and would love some advice picking spots for brunch, dinner, and going out! I have been to D.C. several times over the years, but never for a "party" weekend, so any help, particularly with the "bar scene" would be greatly appreciated!

Draper James Francis Floral

I'm a huge Reese Witherspoon fan, so it probably comes as no surprise that I love her new Draper James line. That being said, most her ahhhh-dorable clothes are out of my price range, so I have yet to purchase anything. This print might be worth the splurge, though. I am in love! Which do you like best? I think I'm partial to the skirt!


Excuse me while I get on my soapbox for a moment, but this news bit from yesterday's Skimm has me SO angry!!! Women already have to face the glass ceiling and often their careers suffer because of motherhood. Now we're spying on them to predict their likelihood of getting pregnant. Not okay! By the way, do you Skimm? The Skimm sends a quick, witty overview of national and world news each weekday, that can be read in under 5 minutes. It's an easy way to stay tuned into current events and there are always links to read more about a piece that interests you. Sign up here.


What's the saying? The only things certain in life are death and taxes? Taxes are no fun and I remember my first year of teaching being so upset when the cost to prepare my taxes was more than my actual refund. What a let down! The good news though, is that if you make less than $62,000 a year like me, you can file your taxes online for free thanks to United Way! This link will take you to the site! If you're in the Richmond area, there are also 13 Metrocash sites around town where you can have them prepared in person. 

Emoji Love

I almost didn't have a number 5 for ya. I feel like I'm running on empty today! But, I know I'm not the only one that is Emoji obsessed! I constantly wish I had Emojis on my regular keyboard and find myself especially wanting to use them when commenting on blogs. That being said, it cracks me up that Emojis are such a thing in our tech-filled world that people will even wear them! I don't know if I personally would go that far, but the necklace above is pretty cute!

What's on your mind today?

Have a great day!