high five for friday

so...the unthinkable has happened. i almost forgot to prepare this H54F post on thursday night and have it scheduled to go live this morning.

i got in bed at about 11 and thought to myself, "what is my post about tomorrow?" (15 seconds go by with nothing) "oh, shooooot." i realized that i totally forgot about H54F, but with good reason. i've been on vacation this whole week and have completely lost track of what day it is, which is kinda nice, except when you're supposed to do something on a certain day and you forget about it...

anyways, forgive me, for almost forgetting about my favorite day of the week. but, let's get to it. heres five of my favorite things from this past week:


1. one of the best things about coming back home is getting to eat all the good chicago food that i miss in NC, like portillo's and lou malnati's pizza. i mean, it's so good, it's just wrong.
2. getting to spend lots of quality time with this fool. i mean, we see each other a lot in NC, but it's nice to not have to work around our own crazy schedules for a week.
3. being up at our family lake house for a solid five days...i love this place.
4. going through some boxes of old things from childhood and finding some funny things along the way.
4.5 (yep, i added this number) finding out that my parents were in a magazine back in 1993! who knew?!
5. please, excuse the fact that i look totally ridiculous BUT i was so excited to finally own a duke jersey. you better believe i'll be wearing that thing while watching ALL the games this season. 

how's your week been? link up with your own H54F post below! 


19 comments

  1. love it! it looks like you've had an awesome week! i don't know about that last one, though... GO HEELS! :) :) happy friday, lauren!

    still being [molly]

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  2. GIRL! I love your week! You look like you had such a good week! I love going though old stuff its so sweet and sometimes awkward!!

    xo happy vaycay week!

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  3. That lake house looks beautiful! I am jealous.

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  4. Looks like you had a fabulous week! I too am on vacation at a lake house and it's quite wonderful :)

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  5. I had Portillo's this week too while visiting my family in Naperville! Always hard to choose between the hot dog or the chopped salad!

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  6. Looks like you're having a great week, I have been so jealous of your instagram photos of your vacation!

    val
    www.daily-distraction.com

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  7. Aw Man!! Enjoy that vacation! Don't spend too much time on the blog :)

    Happy Friday!

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  8. Yay, you're a Duke fan!! My cousin played soccer there and her family still has season tickets to Duke basketball (even though they live in New Hampshire!). So, while my heart will always be with my Pittsburgh Panthers, I always secondarily root for the Blue Devils. Lucky you with your jersey! Looks like you had an amazing week.

    The Blue Hour

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  9. I went to college in Naperville and EVERYTIME I go back I HAVE to go to Portillo's and Lou Malnati's. NOW all I can think about is that pizzzzzaaa.

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  10. Looks like you guys had a fabulous week. My dad is OBSESSED with Portillo's! My parents were both born in Chicago so everytime we go back, dad gets some to bring home. YUM. Happy Friday!

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  11. I love your house! Jeolousy is creeping up... ;)
    You are adorable! How exiting that your parents were in a magazine!

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  12. My husband lived in Wheaton when we started dating, and he took me to Portillo's and Lou Malnati's! So good! Nothing quite like it in NC.

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  13. You almost forgot to write today's post?! That must be a sign of a fantastic vacation! But I am glad that it dawned on you at 11:00pm last night and that you didn't leave all of us high and dry today! Friday just wouldn't be the same without H54F.

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  14. I read yours sisters blog as well!! Looks like a fun time!! Have fun during the rest of your trip! :)

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  15. Looks like a great week, Lauren! Thanks so much for hosting! :-)

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  16. A week at that lakehouse sounds like pure heaven to me :)

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  17. OOHH I'm from the Chicago area (went to UIC for college and now live in Texas)! I totally miss portillos! Chopped salad, fries and cheese...chocolate cake! So jealous :)

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  18. um. blondies. i need you to forget this cheesehead business so you can come back and hang out with me, as in taco and grape night at my place. sheesh.

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