Friday Five Vol. 7

Friday Five Vol. 7
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Friday Five Vol. 7[Fujifilm Instax Mini]

April Fools day is past, Easter is on its way, and Friday Five Vol. 7 is here!

I’ve been really enjoying writing these weekly wrap-up posts lately, but the most important question is do you enjoy reading them? I love to hear feedback from my readers (yes, positive and negative). Tell me in the comments if you like this style of post, or if you’re looking for something else from me. Don’t worry, it won’t hurt my feelings. 😉

Friday Five Vol. 7 [Location: Staunton, VA]Friday Five Vol. 7 [most of these items are old but: rug // blazer // sweater // custom illustration]Friday Five Vol. 7 [Location: Bravo Rocco]Friday Five Vol. 7[Uninvited // The Thousandth Floor // Carve The Mark]

Friday Five Vol. 7

Blog Posts That Caught My Eye //

My dear friend, Grace, opened up about life, work, and what’s been on her mind, and it brought me to tears. I’m grateful for realvulnerablehonest posts like this.

I was only recently introduced to Amanda’s blog, but I’ve completely fallen in love with not only her cute style, but her depth. She just posted this article about the lack of diversity in the blogger world. Talk about a reality check!

Spring is definitely on my mind, and this post by Anna has me itching to update my entire wardrobe with practical, cute items!

It’s no secret that I love to read, and Emily always has the best book review posts! She rounded up some of her March favorites in this article.

Spring Wishlist (Expanded) //

Tortoise shell (or resin)-style earrings are all the rage right now, and I’m 100% on board. This pair caught my eye the other day!

Eyelet everything, please and thanks! This dress is just too gorgeous for words. Wouldn’t it be perfect for Easter?

Every time I pass by this blouse in-store, I want to get it for myself. The second I have some spare cash, you can rest assured it will be mine!

How funny that I mentioned last week how I love white sneakers, but wanted a blush pair instead. Why’s that funny? Because just a couple of days later, I stepped into a giant mud puddle and ruined my favorite pair of white sneakers. MEH. So needless to say, I’d love to replace them with this pair.

New At – and In – Home //

Now that Brandon and I have mostly finished decorating our living room, we’re moving on to our bedroom. We originally had a color schemed in mind, but tossed it out the window the moment we saw this rug. Guess we’re going to be taking the blues and greens throughout the house, and I’m not mad about it!

I’ve owned an Instax camera for a couple of years now, but didn’t put it to good use until this year. Now I’ve been making sure to document every fun experience, especially at home or on dates with my husband!

Last April, I developed my own preset after testing a handful of different color schemes and styles. After almost exactly a year, I’ve created a new one that I’ve been trying on my Instagram feed. I love how it looks. Do you?

Books I’m Reading (& Wanting to Read) //

Why, oh why, do I always think I can read multiple books at once? I’m currently reading three! I don’t have time to breathe most days, but I think I can finished three books? HAH. Needless to say, the one that has me the most enthralled right now is this one.

I’m also hoping to complete this book at some point, but it’s taking me longer than expected to read (since, ya know, I’m trying to read two others simultaneously).

This book was a birthday gift, after my friend saw it on my “to-read” list at the beginning of the year. Thankfully, since I now own it (and I’m not borrowing it from the library like the other two), I can take my time with it, which I enjoy.

Once I finish these three, I’ll be reaching for the next on my wishlist, which is this one! It’s the sequel to a book I finally read last month. I’m super excited to get my hands on it.

Exciting Opportunities //

The beginning of this month brought about my biggest partnership yet! I was thrilled to work with Tyson Tastemakers and share their delicious ready-to-make meals. I know this was a paid gig, but I gotta tell you guys, these dishes are amazing. Seriously, so good. If you wanna find out where to get them, just click here. My favorite so far was the Korean BBQ-style chicken.

Of course, you all know about my trip to The Blackburn Inn. Well, since that trip, I’ve had several more travel opportunities open up. I don’t want to share any of them quite yet, since I want to finalize all the details. But get ready to witness She Saw TRAVEL a little more often! 😉

A couple days ago, I received an email from Fohr, alerting me that I was the top influencer for Poshmark in March! I know I had been talking about the company a lot (and selling a TON of my clothing), but it was super awesome to get that recognition.


Related Posts: Friday Five Vol. 6 // Friday Five Vol. 5 // Friday Five Vol. 4

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Is your April off to a good start?


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26 Comments

  • Reply
    Brandon
    April 5, 2019 at 9:26 AM

    I love you so much. Awesome post

  • Reply
    Becky @ Disney in your Day
    April 5, 2019 at 9:27 AM

    I enjoy reading “favorite” type posts like this! I like that you highlight other blog posts that you enjoyed and that caught your eye.

  • Reply
    Morgan
    April 5, 2019 at 9:53 AM

    Yes, please keep the wrap up posts coming! I love the blog and book review sections!

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

  • Reply
    rebecca
    April 5, 2019 at 9:59 AM

    Love a good outfit post as much as the next girl, but I much prefer posts like this! I’m working on being more candid on the blog so I love to see this.

    xx rebecca

  • Reply
    Liz
    April 5, 2019 at 12:47 PM

    I love reading them – keep em coming! 😉 Congrats on Poshmark AND securing your biggest partnership! That is so exciting and you deserve it!! <3

  • Reply
    Ro
    April 5, 2019 at 1:53 PM

    I love these posts! I feel like it’s very reminiscent of diary blogging, which I love getting the opportunity to both share and peek into what others are doing behind the blog! Also, congratulations on the acknowledgement from Poshmark! That’s so awesome, girl and you deserve it! <3

  • Reply
    Lindsey Jones
    April 5, 2019 at 4:03 PM

    I’ve been wanting to read Uninvited for quite some time. Do you plan on reviewing it once you’re done? When do you usually read? I feel you about wanting to read more than I have time for.

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      April 7, 2019 at 5:54 PM

      I don’t typically write up book reviews, but should I start? I sure do read enough to put something like that together! I usually read at night before bed, or first thing in the morning. It’s a great way to wind down at night, and a calm start to my day in the AM!

  • Reply
    Hillary Conheady
    April 5, 2019 at 9:33 PM

    This is such a fun post!! I need to use my Instax camera more!

  • Reply
    Donna
    April 5, 2019 at 9:34 PM

    Every time I read your Friday Five I discover something new. Either a book or place to go, or some new decor or accessory, it’s always full of great inspiration. Thanks Stephanie!

  • Reply
    Iféoluwa
    April 5, 2019 at 11:11 PM

    I love a good cup of iced coffee and the crossiants/muffins looks so good. I like how you linked other blogs

  • Reply
    Indya | The Small Adventurer
    April 5, 2019 at 11:51 PM

    Wow, I admire you for just attempting to read three books at once! I usually have two going at once; a really long one that I read sporadically but it’s as gripping as a shorter novel, and then whatever book I am currently hooked on – which is often a YA, classic, or psychological thriller.

  • Reply
    Carolyn
    April 6, 2019 at 11:11 AM

    I really like these type of posts! It’s making me want to try something similar too. Thanks for sharing! Also congrats on more travel opportunities and the Fohr recognition! I’m along for the ride and can’t wait to see what you do!

  • Reply
    Katherine
    April 6, 2019 at 11:26 AM

    I love these kind of posts! They’re quick and easy reads but with so much fun stuff sprinkled all through them!! I love that dress you mentioned for Easter and that rug for your home is 😍😍! April is definitely off to an amazing start around here & I have a couple of big trips coming up too! Can’t wait. 🙂

  • Reply
    Anna English
    April 7, 2019 at 2:05 PM

    I read Uninvited for the first time this past fall! IT was such a great, positive, read!

  • Reply
    Courtney
    April 7, 2019 at 9:06 PM

    Posts like this are my favorite. I love seeing what’s working for others!

  • Reply
    Alyssa
    April 8, 2019 at 1:03 AM

    Love hearing about specific Pieces of your life so far! Makes me excited for the rest of the month!

  • Reply
    Laura || Walking in Memphis in High Heels
    April 8, 2019 at 7:24 AM

    These wrap up posts I look forward to on your blog! I’m loving that little corner with the rug and mirror!

  • Reply
    Taylor Mobley
    April 8, 2019 at 9:45 AM

    I love this post series!!! The tastemakers sound so good!

  • Reply
    Deborah
    April 8, 2019 at 10:29 AM

    I actually love roundup posts like this because I feel like it gives me a better look at what’s going on in your life outside of your blog. In fact, I may start adding a section in my similar “Coffee Chat” posts going forward of other bloggers’ posts that caught my eye too!

  • Reply
    Kristina
    April 8, 2019 at 10:09 PM

    I’m all about the tortoise and resin earrings too- they’re the best because they’re so light but still make a statement!

  • Reply
    Deanie
    April 9, 2019 at 2:59 PM

    Love reading your Friday five posts! Keep them going!
    Xo, Deanie

  • Reply
    Cathy
    April 9, 2019 at 3:48 PM

    What a great roundup! I love that photo of you with the staircase, it’s so artistic and fun!

    XOXO
    Cathy

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    Laura Leigh
    April 10, 2019 at 11:43 AM

    What a great round up gal! That staircase photo is a showstopper! I am obsessed with it!

    xo Laura Leigh
    Louella Reese

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    Sarah Lindner
    April 11, 2019 at 12:07 PM

    love love love that rug!!

    xoxo Sarah

  • Reply
    Helen
    April 15, 2019 at 10:26 AM

    How cute is the pink corner you’ve put together?!?

    Love the idea behind the post – having a little recap is always a good idea babe. I’ve got so many books on my list to read this month its ridiculous!

    Helen xx

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