Top Five Friday

Up first, my newest obsession, OITNB. I watched the whole season in a week and I'm thinking about re-watching it because I am seriously going through (Laura Prepon) withdrawal. If you have not watched it yet - go! run!


So, I know I mentioned that I was going to be the thrifter of the year and find 150+ vintage plates for the wedding. Well, we went on our first plate-finding adventure and after visiting three thrift shops I had TWO plates. Then, I found a local vintage seller (Carver Junk Co.) who is renting me 150+ plates for $45. What?! Yes. Thank god I don't have to figure out what to do with 150 mismatched plates now. I think C is happy about this, too. 

I suggested that Elizabeth add a pug brooch to her shop and she did. Holycuteness. I love it. (The rest of her brooches are amazing, too. I would like to go on a shopping spree in her store! It's almost my birthday. Not really. Damn it.)

The lovely Chandy of Ruby Sway Designs is making this dress (in different patterns) for each of my bridesmaids. They are all going to look so damn beautiful! 

All of the Aranowski gals are quite creative if I do say so myself. They cook, knit, can vegetables, sew, etc. etc. My lovely cousin, Diane, recently opened an etsy shop and I am so proud of her! She is such a talented lady. Her shop is full of colorful, whimsical, and beautiful goodies - and they are SUPER affordable! I am in LOVE with this elephant. I know just the pregnant Mama-to-be to get it for, too (ahem, Beth). 

What are you loving this week? 




  1. that elephant is so cute! and i can't wait to see all the bridesmaids dresses. also, i need to watch that if i need another show to watch.

  2. OMG, that elephant IS adorable! She is very talented!!

    I need to check out that show too, I have heard it's really good!!

  3. I'm so glad "Orange is the New Black" is coming back for a second season...that ending? Are you kidding me??! I need to know what happens! Such good news about those plates, too! What a perfect solution :) They're going to look amazing.

  4. aw, yay :) heehee.

    I love the cut of those dresses! you're gonna have the most stylish & happy bridesmaids :) I'm excited to see how it all comes together!! :)