5 On Friday

Happy Friday, everyone!

This week flew by in a flash for me. We have had a lot going on in our life (at some point I’ll break it all down), so when you’re go-go-go all the time, it seems that weeks and months go by. How the heck is it already August?! I feel like we were just celebrating the new year. Ah, life is funny.

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Calendar | Wallpaper

Anyway, let’s get down to business with the best of the week, shall we?

1. First and most exciting, I partnered up with Hydroflask for an AMAZING giveaway over on Instagram. There’s still time to enter, so scoot over there to win THREE AWESOME PRODUCTS – a sport bottle to travel with, a growler to use on the beach + a tumbler to mix up your favorite cocktail. Trust me when I say you don’t want to miss this! Go on – ENTER!

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2. When I saw Erica post these lightened up blueberry mojitos on her blog earlier this week, I was all…GIVE ME SOME OF THAT! Thankfully, I had all the ingredients I needed on hand (that NEVER happens, so I figured it was a sign) and tried them out. They are freaking awesome. I subbed in coconut sugar which made the color of mine look a little…off…but otherwise – 10/10 recommend!

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Photo from Erica’s post!

3. In case you missed it, posts on the blog this week included:

The launch of my new series, “Live Like A Local”. Psst! If you want to participate, scroll all the way to the bottom for more info 🙂

A delicious cocktail for National Watermelon Day…Angry On The Beach!

3 Simple Ways To Update Your Bathroom…that aren’t going to break your bank account!

Vegan + Gluten Free Asparagus Risotto – so good + thinking I may need to make more ASAP…

Creamy Asparagus Risotto - a gluten and dairy free twist on the traditional Italian meal - Dinner Idea - Vegetarian - Vegan - Communikait

4. I’m heading back to the East Coast in September for the bachelorette party of one of my best friends and we’ve all been chatting non-stop via group text this week about her bachelorette, the wedding and beyond. It is SO refreshing to have such a close group of girlfriends no matter how many miles are between you. We all lived together in college and I miss them dearly. I know our 4 days together this fall will be just what the doctor ordered. This photo was taken at Dane and my’s rehearsal dinner THREE years ago, which is just crazy to me. EEK! I’m getting so excited just thinking about it.

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5. And just wanted to end with this quote I stumbled upon earlier this week. We could all use a little reminder, right?

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What are your weekend plans?

Linking up with 5 On Friday & High 5 For Friday

August 7, 2017


  • Girlfriend time is so good for the soul. I KNOW you are counting down until that reunion! SO glad to hear you liked the mojitos! I always get a little nervous sharing recipes because I don’t want anyone to waste money on ingredients and then think it sucks… so I totally appreciate your positive feedback! I think I’ve had four of them this week and just need to stop! Haha!! Have a good weekend, friend! <3

  • LOVE that sunset quote. And yes to those kinds of friends, no matter how far apart! Thankful for group texts!

  • I looove your wallpaper! I would love to have that if we weren’t renting right now. Can’t wait to read your life update when you can share!

    • Kait

      Thank you so much! Actually it’s perfect for rentals because it peels on and off and is super easy to apply! I would HIGHLY recommend it 🙂 I got mine off Etsy!

  • Andrea Nine

    We adore sunsets so I LOVE that quote! Old friends are the BEST! You are all beautiful and what fun you’ll have! Cute bikini too! Have a spectacular weekend!

  • Jen

    I am making the risotto this weekend and I’m ridiculously excited! We have a 5k tomorrow morning and it’s supposed to rain so it will be the perfect way to end the day. 🙂 Have a great weekend!

  • I’m so glad you commented on my blog, so that I could find yours. I can’t wait to check out all things Hawaii here! And looking forward to the live like a local series. Have a great weekend!

    • Kait

      I’m so happy you stopped by! I hope you had a great weekend and if you want to participate in Live Like A Local, just shoot me an email 🙂

  • Such a great update! Last week just disappeared for me, so I’m trying to be more focused this week and get some stuff done!

    But I might get distracted daydreaming about coving my house in palm print wallpaper!

    • Kait

      The wallpaper is a MUST! You won’t be disappointed 🙂 Plus it peels on and off so it doesn’t mess up your walls!