friday five: december 20

I haven't done my five on Friday in awhile and I'm excited to be back sharing today!

Last night we celebrated my birthday with our close friends at Nan & Byron's! My real birthday is Christmas Eve, but people are typically busy with family then :) so we celebrate early with friends. I had the best time! This is one of my new favorite restaurants. If you are in Charlotte you must go! I got the Crispy Beet Burger for the second time- vegetarian friendly.  The mac'n'cheese is awesome as are the mojito fries. 


I've had more holiday orders than I thought I would! I'm so thankful for all of it. I'm also thankful that I'm almost done with holiday orders and plan to take a few days off! I have a few more orders shipping out today and need to make some more bangles for gifts and just to have on hand.  I plan to take off Dec 24-26 and enjoy the holidays with family and friends!

Tomorrow we head to Clemmons to celebrate Christmas with Dave's side of the family. I can't wait to see everyone and get my first holiday meal! It'll be a nice way to start the week of holiday fun.

We are hosting Christmas dinner for my family for the first time this year.  Lots of pressure! I've been brainstorming pretty tablescapes. I plan to finalize all of my ideas this weekend.  I know I plan to use lots of gold and silver, accented with some greenery. Lots of ideas here on my Pinterest board!

Holiday fun! I have really enjoyed this holiday season! Christmas parties, beautiful church services, Elf on the Shelf, shopping for presents, good food, seeing family and friends, etc. It is also my birthday time, which makes it even more fun! We have my family birthday dinner Sunday along with a holiday party, Christmas Eve we have my birthday breakfast party....so much to look forward to this week!

My best wrapped present is for my 20 month old niece... Who won't care how it's wrapped! 
Dave and I love our Elf, Timmy...


  1. ooo those bangles are fabulous! Good luck with the dinner and happy weekend!!!

  2. Hi! New follower here from the link-up!

    Your bangles are super cute! Did you go to the meet-up? I missed it because I was out of town but they look really similar to the ones the girls made.

    We're going to Nan & Byron's for New Year's (which seemed to be the least crazy-sounding party in Charlotte), so I am definitely looking forward to trying it. 5 Church (sister restaurant) has the beet slider and it is AMAZING. I'm glad they brought that to N&B's. Enjoy the holidays!!

  3. I've been wanting to try Nan & Byron's!

    And can I just say that I love that you do Elf on the Shelf in your home. :)

    Happy early birthday!