Fun 5 on Friday 7/19/19

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It’s been a long time since I have done 1 of these posts. I do know for certain I want to do more & more personal posts…..that was always an ambition of mine for this website from the very beginning. My motto is all things “frugal fashion finances & fun.”

So this is a restart of a tradition I want to work hard to maintain…..Fun Five (things) on Fridays. Things I did. Things I saw. Deals I got. OOTD. Anything for you. I don’t know this will be an every week column, but I think it’s a fun way to share some real life.

So I hope you have some fun too! Here we go!


Last weekend I took a small road trip with my sister to the 17th Annual Lavender Festival in Imlay City. We went a couple of years ago & loved going through all of the displays & learning. Same was true this year! It was HOT & I was also glad to see my cousin & his wife after they stopped by in their tight schedule.

My sister & me. BTW, my purple dress is a few years old from Old Navy. Hat was a gift, Sunglasses are from Abella Eyewear.
Lovin’ this Michigan Summer!
Such a cool purple sparklie bike from Detroit Bikes.


I also spent some time with Blogger Friends @ Lava Java Dearborn. I can’t wait to go there again myself. Check out my 5 faves here.


Over the last year or so I have been a lucky girl to get to know Amber @ LoveLaughAvenue. We met through a mutual friend right when we needed another friend to lean on in real life too. As a fun tidbit, she asked me about the job I have that I love & she also works at my company now at an office close by! Along with that, she is riding in our work bike-a-thon on August 3 to raise funds for cancer research at Ohio State University.

She has a fundraiser going on now through Avon, so if you are in need of any of those items, go check it out here.


I walked a 5k w/ Amber in June so we decided to step it up & run 1 in July. Training has not gone the best for me so we shall see how much I DO actually end up running. But I think this will be fun to have a party/color/night run in Detroit. Check out all the details here if you want to join in. I’ll keep you posted of my results. My training has been thwarted by 1) bad weather (hot &/or rain) 2) some migraine issues 3) The Couch to 5k Ap is really great but it’s an 8 week program! I’m doing it in 3.5!


Amber & I went to Twilight Yoga in Detroit on Wednesday. I have gone a few times before & this was just a great time for me to feel sentimental & calm & grateful.

I have gone a couple times before. You can read 1 of those times here when I did a guest post for my blogger friend Becky @ Week99er.

There are more classes coming up this summer! The details are here.