Friday Favorites – Party Mode and Other Things

Oh hey Friday! There you are!!!

I don’t know about you, but I do love a 4 day week. Having said that…they also leave me confused as to what day it is for the rest of the week. Does anyone else feel this way?


We are in full party mode over here getting ready for a graduation celebration for Miss Katie and about 30 of her friends tomorrow. Since our house isn’t really set up for this amount of teenage energy and we have a tiny backyard we are having it at the park a block away from our house in our neighborhood.

This means a lot of my favorites are party related. Now that I’ve prepped you let’s get to Friday Favorites which is hosted by ErikaNarci and Andrea.



What’s a party without cupcakes?

I decided I wanted to use the “tulip cupcake liners” to give them a little more flair and I thought it would help make them easier to transport and protect the frosting.

I headed over to Amazon to see what they had and was all set to order some in white but the best deal was for TWO HUNDRED. When am I ever going to be making this many cupcakes? My days of birthday parties are pretty much gone, at least for a little while.


I decided to hit my usual spots for things like this…TJ Maxx, Marshalls & Home Goods.

First stop was Home Goods and I hit the JACKPOT!!!

Our colors for the party are purple and yellow/gold, Katie’s college colors.

Are these adorable or what?

I can’t wait to fill them with cupcake yumminess.


We decided we should have some games at the park for the kids to play, so of course Corn hole was the first thing that came to mind.

We tried to find one to borrow but didn’t have any luck, so I talked Kent into making one.

 Getting directions was a breeze thanks to Pinterest so we headed off to Lowe’s and came home with our supplies.

I whipped up some bags of “corn” in our theme colors.

And when Katie and I were at the Feed and Seed store getting the “feed corn” to fill the bags they had just gotten in a shipment of baby quail and chicks which brings us to favorite number three.


Who needs a petting zoo when you have the feed store?

As soon as we got to the car you know I was giving her a disinfectant wipe and saying “wipe your hands good and your phone”.


My friend Sarah has had a love affair with these dark chocolate covered mangoes for quite a while that come from Costco. Now the problem with things like this at Costco is that they’ll appear, disappear and reappear, so you just kind of have to keep your eyes open. When I was in there yesterday I found them and couldn’t resist.

This is the first bag I’ve bought, but OH. MY. WORD.

They are so YUMMY!!!

The perfect combination of fruit, chocolate, chewy goodness.

I had to send her a snapchat 🙂


Here’s a sneak peak at one more thing we are having along with the cupcakes at the party.

Did I forget to mention it’s a DESSERT party?



Denim and white!

If you missed my post Wednesday talking about the versatility of denim and white you can check it out HERE.


Today is GoNaked day with Rodan + Fields.

Y’all know my love for this company and it’s products. I’ve talked about it more than once in various posts HERE and HERE and for more information you can visit my website HERE.

Today Rodan + Fields wants women to post a picture of themselves NAKED…from the neck up.


For every makeup-free selfie posted with the hashtag #RFGoNaked2016,  Rodan + Fields will donate $5 through the Prescription for Change Foundation to our nonprofit partner, buildOn, to help empower and make a positive impact in the lives of students in need.

So let’s make a difference friends. Post those selfies and feel free to tag me too @coasttocoast2 on Instagram.

Happy Friday friends!

Make it a great weekend.



Check out these other fun linkups today too.

High Five for FRIDAY / Five on Friday / Friday Favorites / oh hey FRIDAY



    • July 8, 2016 / 6:38 pm

      Me too!!! In fact I had to do an extra workout yesterday and this morning to offset my new found "chocolate covered mango love" 😉

    • July 8, 2016 / 9:24 pm

      You need to get some, Jess! 🙂
      Have a great weekend!!!

  1. July 12, 2016 / 4:59 pm

    Congrats on your daughter graduating!!! I think I have tried the mangoes..they are really good. I rarely put make up on (esp for every day). I go naked every day…lol. Yay for baby quails at the feed store!!!

  2. July 12, 2016 / 10:54 pm

    Hi April! Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Hope you are having a good week up there in Canada ???

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