High Five for Friday {2/7/14}

Happy Friday!

How has your week been? I hope it’s been spectacular! Here are a few highlights from ours –

ONE. The weather has finally warmed up! I know that we’re not really through with winter yet, but it’s been nice to take a light jacket to work instead of my heavy winter coat. We even got to go for a run outside on Wednesday!

TWO. I joined the bandwagon and got the Waterlogue app. Well, first I had to upgrade to iOS7. Then I got the app and I love it! It’s addicting so I had to limit myself, but here are the pictures I’ve done so far this week –

Trixie in the LeavesTrixie in the leaves

Painted in Waterlogue

 Ocean Isle Beach

Painted in Waterlogue

Gazebo where Matt proposed


Trixie loving the convertible

THREE. We picked out our new flooring! Bye-bye ugly tile! You can read more about our big plans in this post from this week.

Distressed Brown Hickory

FOUR. Speaking of the blog, I’ve already got a post ready for next week and I can’t wait to share it! Here’s the sneak peak –

Grapevine Wreath with Easy Fabric Flowers

FIVE. Tonight Matt and I have a date night! 🙂 I think we’re pretty good about intentionally spending time together, but there’s something special about the evenings that we designate ahead of time as date nights – we anticipate it for days, we remind each other that it’s coming, we get a little dressed up, we keep our phones tucked away, we talk about things besides work and to-do’s, and we intentionally invest time in each other. I love date nights!

 Me and Matt


Tomorrow we have a day trip to see out-of-town family (and to pick up our new countertops!) and then we’re going to a Carolina Hurricanes game in the evening. Sunday should be relaxing and I’m looking forward to reading on the couch. 🙂 Do ya’ll have fun plans for the weekend? I hope it’s a great one!

I’m linking up with Lauren for High Five for Friday, with Diary of a Real Housewife for Friday Favorites, and with the girls of Five on Friday (DarciAprilChristina, and Natasha)You can see my other Friday posts here.

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  • http://rachelfranklinwrites.com/about Rachel Franklin

    I totally did the same thing to download Waterlogue. 🙂 How, fun (the remodel)! You’ll have to share pictures soon! Hope we can get together sometime soon!

    • Helen Archer

      That’s so funny – technology update didn’t interest me until I find out I could get pretty pictures! I’ll definitely share pictures as things come together! I’m emailing you now about getting together soon 🙂