Friday, December 12, 2014

Friday Five

I hope you all have had a great week and are ready to get this weekend started. I attempted to make brownies last night from scratch as a treat for my coworkers and the batch ended up in the trash. I am not ready to wing it yet when it comes to recipes apparently. The brownies never set and I ended up with a stickily sweet mess! I stopped by Harris Teeter on the way to work to make up for my fiasco. Now that I am thoroughly embarrassed... here is my Friday Five.

{One} Christmas Cheer. We are not doing Christmas cards this year since we are not at a stable address currently. I still wanted to do something to document the season so I did my own little photo shoot with Charlie and the Christmas tree. #crazydogmom But seriously how cute is he?

{Two} Drinking.  I recently fell in love with Chai Tea Lattes and had no idea I was missing out all these years. Since our budget does not allow for Starbucks trips I have been making my own at home in the Kureig with K-cups. I have to say for pre-made and only 70 calories it is pretty delicious. I also brew it for 10-12oz instead of the recommended 8oz and can't taste a difference.

{Three} Wishlist Worthy.  Lauren Conrad can do no wrong in my books. I am loving her new Winter collection at Khols. Unfortunately, I always find the cutest things on line but never in the store. Honestly, I have not stepped foot in Khols in years and I have no idea where one is near us. This collection may make me change my ways. 

{Four} Currently Loving. I snagged these Loft jeans on cyber Monday for 50% off. Today is my first day wearing them and I am already in love. The modern fit is slim cut but not skin tight. The petite length is perfect for my 5'2 legs and hits exactly at the top of my flats. I highly recommend these jeans to other petite girls. Also, never pay full price at Loft wait for a sale or coupon.

{Five} Coming Up. Tonight we are headed for dinner and ice skating downtown Durham at the Tobacco Campus. I am looking forward to seeing downtown all lit up for the holidays. Then Sunday we are official joining a church in the area. I am so thrilled to found a church which Joe and I both feel at home. I love that there are couples our age active in the church as well.  I hope to wrap up all of our holiday shopping this weekend as well.

What's on tap for your weekend?

Linking up with Lauren ElizabethClareKarliAmanda & April .
Like what you're reading?
Follow Sweet Carolina Belle on BloglovinInstagram, Twitter, & Facebook!


  1. I love Chai Teas! The ones from Starbucks are my favorite. Always add cinnamon and nutmeg to it!!
    Merry Christmas!

  2. Love this! That picture of your pup is too cute. Would make a great card if you were doing them. I found your blog on 5 on Friday :-)

  3. those jeans are so cute! i cant wait to start buying normal clothes again xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  4. I love your new jeans!! So cute!! xo Biana - BlovedBoston

  5. I am in love with chai tea lattes as well!! In the coffee aisle, or near the hot chocolate mixes at Target, there is a Starbucks chai tea liquid mix that makes the closest chai tea latte I have tasted!

  6. Those jeans looks so perfect!! I totally stocked up on their last flash sale as well! I don't know where my local kohl's is either but the newest LC line looking amazing! I wonder how the quality is? Thanks so much for linking up!!!

  7. Mmm I've never seen those k-cups but I love chai tea. I just bought some peppermint tea bags from Trader Joe's this evening. Can't wait to try tomorrow morning! I totally agree about LC. She's so perfect. LOFT always has sales! I just bought a bag from Ann Taylor today that I"m in love with. I had a small discount (15%) off and I *know* it's going to go on sale more. Oh me get a price adjustment on that sucker!! I will definitely check out those jeans bc I'm 5'2 and I need some petite ones!

  8. I love your fur baby! So cute! Chai Latte is so great this time of year!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle

  9. Your dog is adorable and Chai tea is my absolute favorite!!


Thank you for commenting! I always love seeing what my readers have to say! Please make sure your email address is set up with your profile so that I am able to respond to you. If you have a specific question please feel free to email me at