Five Things

{Pixy Stix for a nostalgia candy display}
Memorial weekend in my mind is the official start to summer. This weekend will be filled with plenty of backyard barbeques, including the intimate one my parents are having that I have given an "old time" theme. Spending time at the beach soaking up the rays, and of course plenty of indulgences. What are your plans this weekend?
{The amazing cookie plate from my great aunt when she returned dishes}
I was always taught that when you return someone's dishes that you have, you should always fill them with goodies prior to the return. What are your thoughts on this? Do you do the same?
{miniature bud vase + first garden peony}
{current nails: Duri "The Renaissance" (dark) and Dashing Diva "I Lilac It" (light)}
{current favorite spa water: lemon, raspberry and lemon balm leafs}


  1. I totally abide by the fill the empty dishes with delicious goodies rule. I love doing it and I love receiving it!

    That spa water looks so good! I'll have to endulge in some of that tomorrow when I head to the spa for a tub soak in their 360-degree view tower and a hair cut.

    Loving the purple nail color - reminds me of my favorite flower... lilacs.

    I NEED to see a complete picture of what the old fashioned candy buffet ended up looking like. Can't wait.

    I hope you have a great holiday weekend. Enjoy the beach!

  2. I love those no-bakes on the dish your aunt returned, and completely agree with filling a plate when you return it.

    Your spa water looks DELICIOUS

    Love the purple nails

    Pixie Sticks are the best - I saw a girl on Toddlers and Tiaras eating one and got a craving the other day!

    xx Emily

  3. That spa water looks so yummy! I might make some and take it to the pool with me tomorrow! Have a fabulous weekend!

  4. Well since it's usually my dishes that are being returned, I'd love it if they were filled with goodies.
    I'll have to remember to do that next time I have one for someone else.

  5. That spa water looks great!

  6. The spa water is such a good idea. I really need to start doing that.

    I'm doing my first giveaway this weekend, and I'd love for you to stop by!

    Have a great weekend love!

  7. I need to start infusing my own water! My office does 3 different Spa waters each day, I love it!

  8. wow what a beautiful peony. I've tried to grow them in my garden but have had zero luck.

  9. Yes, I do fill the plate I'm returning when I hand it back!
    Enjoy your weekend.

  10. That Spa water looks totally delish! I've never tried lemon balm leaves before...but sounds yummy!
    Have a great long weekend!! xo

  11. Such pretty pictures!! That spa water looks amazing.. and the peony is too pretty!

  12. Oh i am loving the way that spa water looks!! i love fancy water, makes me feel fancy :) happy weekend!

  13. I have never thought to fill a dish when returning it but that is one of the best ideas I've heard in a long time! Have a great weekend:)

  14. Hope you're having a great weekend!

  15. I do the same, I think it's thoughtful when somebody returns it with a treat.:D

    ***** Marie *****