Friday, October 31, 2014

Friday Five!

Hello, Happy Friday, and Happy Halloween!

It's been a while, but let's catch up on five fun things that have been going on since you last heard from me. 

Did you know gorgeous flowers grew in volcanoes? Call me naive, but I did not know that. Until The Bouqs Company contacted me wanted to send me fresh flowers! Now I don't know any girl (other than one with horrible allergies) that would turn that offer down. 

Bouqs is an online company that ships beautiful fresh flowers straight from a volcano in South America or the coast of California straight to your home - for FREE! The shipping is free, that is, not the flowers. The bouquets from South America come in 3 different sizes, as well, ranging in price from $40 - $70. 

I ordered the Desperado bouquet and was so excited to open them when I arrived to work. I opened the package and followed the instructions on the box, which told me how to get the maximum life out of my bouquet. Ones you may or may not already know - cut the stems at an angle, discard any leaves lower than the water level as well as any "guard" petals, and keep in clean water, out of direct sunlight. 

Very, very impressed with this company and will definitely be using them again. 

Want to try Bouqs? Register on their site and you'll receive a 15% discount for your first order along with their already free shipping! 

I was so impressed my flowers and this company that I sent a bouquet of pink ranunculus to my friend, Jenny, for her 30th birthday! She received them on the 17th and she texted me last night saying that they were still blooming! 

Do you have an extra second to help my stinky dog? 
I entered him in a costume contest through his vet's Facebook page and he desperately needs your votes! The winning pup gets a day at the spa and just trust me when I say, he needs it. 

You don't have to "like" the FB page or even register to be able to vote, you just literally click this link and then click the box next to his picture! So easy and he needs all of the help he can get because he's losing by like 30 votes! Thanks, friends! 

Last week, Cameron had to go to Charlotte for a business meeting. Luckily my new job is super flexible so I was able to join him! We left a little after lunch time on Wednesday and came back Thursday after lunch. 

Wednesday night, we ate at Cowfish, which we had never been to before. It is a burger-sushi fusion restaurant, with a humongous menu. We started with the ahi tuna nachos, which were flavorul, light and very satisfying. Cameron ordered a "side" spinach salad, which was HUGE, and also ordered a roll off of the "Burgushi" menu. The Doug's Filet Roll which is basically a standard sushi roll filled with avocado, crab, and cream cheese, and is then topped with thinly sliced filet mignon. Yum! I ordered one of the bento boxes, which lets you try a little of everything. It came with a mini burger of the day (jalepeno cream cheese and fried jalepeno slices), 4 pieces of sushi, Thai cucumbers, edamame, and french fries. Needless to say, we were stuffed and said no thank you to dessert. 

Thursday morning, Cameron went to his meeting and I went browsing around the Southpark Mall (first time there!). I only had two hours to look around, and I didn't even put a dent in going to some of the stores that I wanted to. And actually the only thing that I bought for myself was a make-up brush...which I'm returning because I wound up not liking it. I did get some Christmas shopping done though!  

Once Cameron was done with his meeting, we met up with Beth and April for lunch at Bricktops. Another amazing restaurant! I ordered a salad with seared tuna on it, as I am on an obvious tuna kick. It's always so great to see these girls!

Two weekends ago, Cameron and I co-hosted a floating engagement party for our friends, Jenny and Justin, who are getting married in June! The weather was absolutely perfect that evening. We kept it simple with wings, turkey wraps, crab dip, and a cheese platter, along with beer and wine. Good times were had by all...and some more than others. :)

Last Saturday we celebrated my Aunt Cindy's 50th birthday at her and my uncle's house. We celebrated with her three favorite things: Carolina football (even though we lost), étouffée, and family/friends. 

Can't wait to see everyone's Halloween costumes!

PS - This post contains affiliate links, but all opinions are my own. 

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  1. Voted for Brady! He's so cute!

    Fun seeing y'all!

  2. Thanks for the note about Bouqs. What a great idea!!

  3. I voted! Love those flowers--they are SO pretty!!
    Love when a husband's work trip allows for a tag along :) I'm waiting for one of my husband's overseas trips to make that happen for me just once haha

  4. Haha love that costume on Brady! I voted! Have a fun weekend friend :) See you Monday!

  5. Floating engagement party??!!! I mean, how fun!
    Also, I'm glad to hear that your new job is flexible in nature, I hope you're loving it!

  6. haha the lion is too much!!! Love it!! And love the flower find - great to have in your back pocket for sure. Happy Halloween!

  7. I voted for Brady! He looks so sweet! Great move to get the nachos at Cowfish, I get them every time I'm in Charlotte.

  8. pretty flowers! and your dog is so cute :) xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  9. I LOVE that lion hair on your dog! He got my vote! Happy Halloween!

  10. Jealous you saw Beth!! Voting for Brody now! That floating engagement party sounds like so much fun!

  11. So happy to have you back blogging! Love the floating engagement party. Also, love Cowfish! xo

  12. Those flowers are gorgeous! Remembering them for future events for sure. Cowfish is one of my favorite CLT restaurants!