five on friday 11.1.14

it's november.  it's friday.  let's linkup!

1.  butternut squash is my new obsession, and this recipe for squash and spinach lasagna is amazing!  other than the prep, it's not too complicated.  also, i learned that soaking those no-bake lasagna noodles in warm water before assembling your lasagna makes a world of difference!

2.  i read this very touching article earlier this week, about a dying man whose son found a creative way to make his father feel surrounded with love throughout his last few months of life.  coincidentally, i woke up this morning to #skybluepink 

 3.  i tried the silk egg nog for the first time, and it's really good (plus dairy-free and less calories)!  i also saw a pumpkin spice version in the store i will be picking up soon, since the nog is almost gone :-/

4.  this buzzfeed article about 55 things only '90s teenage girls can understand really tugged at my nostalgic heartstrings (especially numbers 4, 17, 18, 25, 37, 52 and 54).

5.  while most women currently have scarves and boots on their shopping wish lists...  i've been busy searching for  clothes and bikinis for our upcoming honeymoon in july.  it's so much fun, plus there are some really good deals right now on summer stuff.  my lastest find is this retro style high-waisted bikini from victorias secret... 
i can envision myself in this now, laying on the beach with oversized sunglasses and a redstripe in hand. Ahhh.

happy friday, y'all!


  1. Haha, I used Sun In when I was a teenager! It was the cool thing to do. ;) Where are y'all headed on your honeymoon? We went to Mexico and it was divine. Happy Friday! :)

    1. i loved sun in... even though it made my hair a bit orange, haha. we are going to jamaica (where we got in engaged), and i'm so excited! i hear mexico is amazing too, maybe a good spot for a one year anniversary :) thanks for stopping by the blog!

  2. I'm right there with you. Our honeymoon is next June so I'm out there looking for swim suit deals! I love the high wasted one you found. Happy Friday!


  3. That lasagna look so gooooood!!! Happy weekend

    xo Mel
    turquoise blonde