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Weekend Winners ~ 15 or is it the Friday Five?



Stop the presses!!!  After completing my 14th edition of the Weekend Winners, I had some sort of weird epiphanic (or is it epiphanous?) moment.  I’m not crazy about the name “Weekend Winners”.  It sounds a little cheesy to me, and I did at first consider naming it the Friday Favourites, but had found that some other blogs/sites (such as Liz Marie Blog and Lauren Conrad) already use that title, albeit without the ‘O’ like us Canucks.  So what do you think?  Keep “Weekend Winners” or go to “Friday Five”?  I need your help with this one!  Please vote, and if you have any suggestions go right ahead and let me know.  I need all the help I can get!!

***Update:  POLL OFFICIALLY CANCELLED!  So as it turns out one of my super duper bloggy friends, Lauren, has just started a series on Fridays, and guess what she calls it?  Yep… The Friday Five.  Sooooooo we’re going to collaborate and make The Friday Five super, incredibly awesome!  Now you should go check out The Friday Five over at The Thinking Closet!


Here are this week’s winners:

chocolate-icecream-best-homemadeThe Best Chocolate Ice Cream You’ll Ever Have – and I believe it too!  Take a peek at this recipe, which does not require an ice cream maker, btw!  I’m so incredily tempted to try this, but I think I’ll wait until we have some company to eat it with us, because I’m afraid we may eat the entire container otherwise!



9205052419_91d3c8bf9c_oIt’s hard not to love a gorgeous colour palette like this one, isn’t it?  And it sure helps that it’s put together with such beautiful pictures.  I am loving all things pastel this season and have been caught wearing crazy amounts of soft pinks to prove it.  Now if only I could somehow bring this into my home… no way – the Mr. would quickly put a stop to pink in the house!  This pretty collage was put together by Decor8.


Indigo Summer SaleIndigo is having a Summer Sale and I am itching to buy everything in it!  Their home and fashion accessories seem to be getting better and better every season and I am forever in lust with all of it.  Now go look at some pretty things to fall in love with!



stenciled round table15Sarah of Sarah M. Dorsey Designs is a creator of all things beautiful, and this print is no exception.  This week she posted about a salvaged table, which she stenciled with one of her amazing creations (she designs gorgeous stencils) and we caught a glimpse of this little corner.  Sarah graciously created PDF files for all of us of not only this saying, but also “You are my sunshine”, “Follow your dreams/heart”, and “Never ever give up.”  She printed these beauties for a few bucks at Staples, framed them with some RIBBAs and look at them now!  If you’re looking for a little something for your walls that won’t break the bank, you just found it!  All files are linked to this blog post of hers.


HENRY JAMES QUOTELeaving you with a slice of Luther and a little Henry James, which I thought was appropriate as a celebration of an American writer for the 4th of July and in hopes that you will have a beautiful Summer afternoon!


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  • Reply thethinkingcloset

    Or…take on The Friday Five, as well, and we can each link to each other in our posts?! Um, yesh please! (And I am SO not the first one to think of The Friday Five. A million other bloggers have used it before me…which I recently discovered in a google search. I just threw caution to the wind, decided I liked the alliteration too much to change it, and that’s that.) Let’s be Friday Five buddies! Pllllleeeeeeease?!

    July 5, 2013 at 3:09 pm
    • Reply thethinkingcloset

      In fact, I’m adding a link to this post in my Friday Five riiiiiight…now!

      July 5, 2013 at 3:12 pm
      • Reply thethinkingcloset

        In fact, we might even need to make a button for “The Friday Five” that we can share! ;-) (Am I going overboard with this? Probably.)

        July 5, 2013 at 3:14 pm
        • Reply Thalita

          Ummm no, you are certainly not going overboard because making a button was like the third thought that ran through my mind when I read your comments. The first was “awww Lauren is seriously the sweetest person ever” and the second was “oh my gosh this girl just keeps getting nicer and nicer!!” So yeah, let’s do this. If you’re in, I’m in.

          July 5, 2013 at 3:23 pm
          • thethinkingcloset

            Eek! I’m totally in! Taking this convo. over to email to discuss more deets!

            July 5, 2013 at 3:26 pm
  • Reply The Friday Five: A Jig in a Tiny Little Hat — the thinking closet

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    July 5, 2013 at 3:13 pm
  • Reply The Friday Five: First Edition

    […] did we get started?  So glad you asked.  I posted this last week, toying with the idea of changing the title of the Weekend Winners to The Friday Five […]

    July 12, 2013 at 8:22 am
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