Friday Five

Hey friends! I hope you’ve had a wonderful Valentine’s week! Having a holiday early in the week always makes the week a little bit chaotic for me. Let’s jump right to it, shall we? I have so many favorite things right now!



How cute is this dress? It screams spring to me!  My friend Morgan has opened up a clothing shop with really stylish pieces.  You can shop the store in person if you’re local, or online.



Check out my baker boy!  His class had such a fun Valentine’s Day party!  One of the super talented moms came up with a baking challenge where teams of students made a dessert from certain items then gave it to judges to be scored.  The categories for scoring were teamwork, using all of the ingredients, creativity, taste and overall appeal.  We only had 30 minutes to “bake” so no ovens were involved, but they made creative dishes with Rice Krispies, Twinkies, whipped cream, chocolate, pretzels, bananas, strawberries and raspberries.  It was so different from the usual parties and so much fun.


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I’ve had so many moms ask me about BG’s watch recently so I thought I’d share it here!  He has an LG GizmoGadget through Verizon.  It’s a touch screen watch that allows him to call and text (pre-recorded texts or voice) 10 numbers.  It also provides location tracking so you can make sure that your kid is safe–for example, BG walks to scouts after school with his friends and I always check his location afterward to make sure he’s where he should be! The watch also tracks activity, so we have a lot of step competitions with BG.  He’s had this watch for a couple of years now and we absolutely love it.  He’s at the age where he wants some freedom and independence, and this allows us to give it to him and communicate, knowing he’s safe, but without giving him a “real” phone that is harder to monitor.  Some of BG’s friends also have the same watch and I anticipate that they’re going to love being able to call each other to play this summer rather than having to go through us moms!


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I want this Dagne Dover tote more than anything!  It looks like the perfect size for a work bag and to make it even better, it has a zipper!!!  Someone please share it with my husband!


I mentioned in my Valentine’s post that I was having a phone case made for DG, and here it is.  This is custom tooled with his brand and is an Otterbox case.  Our friend’s company has partnered with Otterbox to make high end leather Otterboxes.  They release this fall, but it’s possible to get your hands on one early if you call them directly.  They are really good quality and look great.  I may need to get myself one after my glittery Kate Spade case wears out!

I hope you have a great weekend.  Gotta love when there’s a holiday thrown in and you get an extra day off of school and work!

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  1. Loved learning about your favorite things! Such great picks!

  2. Hi Angela, Love today’s post! I am so digging that dress and the pink Dagne Dover tote! It’s starting to feel like spring and I desperately want a pretty pink bag for the season. Here’s to more days of sunshine and warmth.

    • angsamp says:

      I totally think a new spring bag is essential for the transition! Helps make you feel pretty even when the days aren’t so nice.

  3. mjsorrels says:

    That dress is so spring-like. Love it!

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