31 August 2018

Five on Friday {August 31st}

Hey y'all,

What was supposed to be a month of settling into my new place and getting into a routine before the Fall definitely changed with an accident two days before moving. I'm finally settled so now, let's make September amazing! I'm ready for a long weekend filled with reading, barre3, church, and not much else.

one. New Corolla.

After my accident it has been a few weeks of checking out new cars and waiting on insurance to figure it all out. Well, last week I brought home my new car. It's another Corolla and now I need to name it. Also, a big thanks to my parents, co-workers, and friends for helping me settle everything from picking up my rental car, dropping me off at the dealership, etc. I have the best community.
The former Cora the Corolla

two. T-Shirt Blanket.

This is not the best picture but before moving I bit the bullet and finally had my sorority and Carolina shirts turned into a blanket. I used Project Repat and I love how it turned out. I ended up getting a Queen sized blanket and have used it a fair amount since receiving it in late July. Edit: I just received a coupon code in my email for 40% off a quilt! The code is laborday40.
When not in use, I have been putting it in my new blanket basket from Target.

three. Crazy Rich Asians

I read the book this month for book club and have seen the movie twice. It is one of the best romantic comedies from recent years (rom-coms are my favorite) and stayed pretty true to the book. I am actually currently reading the second book in the series, China Rich Girlfriend. And, yes, the second film has already been given the green light.
Constance Wu and Henry Golding in Crazy Rich Asians (2018)
Another movie adaptation you should watch is the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (on Netflix). It stayed true to the book as well which is great as it was one of my favorite recent reads.
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four. My new couch.

My new couch arrived. I have always had roommates that had couches of their own so I finally bit the bullet and ordered a new couch that arrived this week. I have been without a couch for a little over a month between moving and settling in and now my new place is starting to feel like home. I actually covered 3 of the 4 pillows with covers from Ikea so I'm on a hunt for a 4th as I am not a fan of the original yellow patterned ones.
Max kept sniffing all the pillows when it arrived. 

five. Up and Vanished

I recently discovered this podcast after listening to Annie F. Down's podcast "That Sounds Fun" when Payne Lindsey was a host. This is a true crime podcast like Serial about a woman that vanished in Georgia over 10 years ago. I am about halfway done with the first season but the second season just started about a woman in Colorado. If you love a good true crime story, give it a try.
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Honorable Mentions:

Oscar the Grouch has a Twitter. You might not know that I love me some Sesame Street. Growing up, we had very strict TV rules in my home that meant only PBS really for us and an occasional treat watching a Disney or Wee Sing movie. Our family is big fans of anything related to Jim Henson and Oscar is one of my favorite characters. His twitter is amazing. Yes, other characters have Twitter accounts as well but who doesn't want to see a Scram note from Oscar on their feed. Count von Count's account is only him counting.

Dialect Quiz from the NY Times back in 2013 has resurfaced. it was funny to see my parent's states as most similar (CA and NH) but getting the most similar towns as where I reside-Raleigh/Durham.

Earrings for Charlotte. I know a lot of y'all also follow April and I am heartbroken over little Charlotte. I did end up ordering some earrings from Laura in support. The style I ordered is sold out but this style is still in stock if you want a simple way to support their family.

Link up with April, Christina, and Natasha.  
Also linking up with Tif, Becky, and Katie.
And Erika, Narci, and Andrea

What's on your radar for this weekend?

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  1. OMG!! I have been wanting to do a t-shirt blanket for YEARS and I never googled it. I have to bite the bullet and just get it done. I've heard so many good things about Crazy Rich Asians that I want to see it before reading the book lol. Have a great weekend!

    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

  2. What a great couch selection! It will be easy to change it up with different pillows in the future too.
    LOVED the Guernsey movie on Netflix! I didn't realize it was a book, so I'm definitely going to read that asap.

  3. Loved crazy rich Asians too! I am doing a t shirt quilt for my boys with all of their vacation shirts/places we’ve traveled. Yours turned out great!

  4. Your t-shirt blanket is looking great! Such a fantastic idea!


  5. I LOVED the first Up and Vanished story but this second one has been hard for me to get into! Have you ever listened to Casefile? I almost like that podcast better -- each episode covers a different true crime case!


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