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High Five For Friday, July 4th and Epic Lunches

Happy Friday

1// I don’t have a fancy or impressive July 4th recap – Paul and I had lunch at CFA, ran errands and came home for a delicious supper of hot dogs, potato salad and corn on the cob. We’ve been into the old Jerry Lewis/Dean Martin movies lately, so we watched part of one and then enjoyed NYC’s fireworks from the comfort of our couch. It was a good 4th! πŸ™‚


2// Monday morning I met my family and a few other friends at the new outlet mall in Asheville, NC. We found some good deals despite the Dillard’s outlet being closed for the day (major bummer!). Alli and I had another awesome taco lunch at Neo Burrito. I think that’s my favorite restaurant in Asheville!

Avl Shopping

3// This could truly be a monthly recurring H54F event (especially in the summer) – I got my hair cut last night! Having short hair that grows rapidly makes those hair appointments feel like major events. As a bonus, I always have a great time chatting with my hair stylist. She gave me a great tip last month that I’m sharing next week in a post – it has nothing to do with hair!

4// I’m one of the many who is enamored by the Royals. And the pictures from Princess Charlotte’s christening? Could this be a more beautiful family? (source)


5// At 6:00 today I will officially begin my week of summer vacation! Every year I like to take a week off from the day job sometime in July. I have several fun things planned and you can be sure they’ll appear right here next Friday! πŸ™‚ Things won’t look any different on the blog – I’ll still have posts all week as usual.

Have a lovely weekend!Β 

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18 thoughts on “High Five For Friday, July 4th and Epic Lunches

  1. We should’ve had a royal baby watch for our blogs!hahaha I loved looking at all of the pictures from the event. I can’t wait to see what the tip is. Boo for Dillard’s being closed. And I can’t wait til Tuesday!!!!!!!!!! <– does the # of exclamation points adequately convey my excitement?!



  2. A new outlet in Asheville? Now I just need to plan a road trip out there. I’ve been itching to head that way, since it’s so stinking hot here in Durham. Your 4th of July sounds like an absolute delight – that kind of day is right up my alley.

    And I just can’t get enough of christening pics. They are so adorable! I loved watching the live video too of them walking to the church. What a sweet tradition! Sigh….

    Hope you have a fabulous weekend!


  3. I really like your color of lipstick in the top picture! Getting my hair cut used to be a big event for me too when I wore a short pixie. Every now and then I think about getting it chopped but chicken out. LOL Enjoy your vacation time!


  4. My borther in law lives in Brevard and we are going there in October. I have heard about that Dillard’s outlet so hoping to check it out someday. And like you, I LOVED the photos from Princess Charlotte’s christening. They seem like such a loving little family and I follow Kate on Instagram just to check out her beautiful ensembles. Have a great week off, I know it will fly by!!


      1. I could not answer below Whitney so I jumped in here! Yes it is Meagan. I have known her since she was in third grade. She and my youngest son were in the same class and she is such a sweetheart.


  5. Happy Friday, Whitney! Sounds like you enjoyed a nice 4th …and hot dogs were involved so I know your hubby was happy! πŸ˜‰ Plus, bargain shopping with friends and family, and a fresh haircut — what a wonderful week! So excited for you that it’s summer vacation time!! ENJOY!! πŸ˜€


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