5 On Friday

Happy Friday!

This week went way too fast. It’s always that way when you’re having the best time on vacation right? I think so! My parents and I have been having the best week together – getting in family workouts (my mom is a yoga teacher), cooking up yummy food and just generally enjoying each other’s company. It has been SO good for the soul to be home. I even got to see my in-laws for brunch and got a manicure with Dane’s mom. It only further validates that Dane and I want to move closer to family sooner rather than later 🙂

Now, let’s talk all things 5 on Friday!

1.I discovered Humm Kombucha while I was browsing the grocery store with my mom. Traveling so much puts my gut in a major bind – no fun! Sorry is that TMI? Anyway, Kombucha is pretty mainstream and easy to find, so I make it my mission to try new ones I discover everywhere I go. It’s a tough job, but someone has to do it 😉 In any case, the packaging (I’m a sucker for a good label) and flavor caught my eye immediately. It was really good! Have you tried it?

Humm Kombucha - Kombucha Flavors - Communikait by Kait Hanson

2. Is anyone else feeling super disenchanted with Instagram lately? I feel like the algorithms that keep rolling out are only showing me more content I DON’T want to see. What the hell?! Half the time I log in and see photos I’ve already liked from 3-5 days ago, other times I see suggested people that I really don’t want to see or follow. I don’t get it. The only thing giving me life over there are the stories! Hopefully this is just a passing phase and I’ll be back to posting soon!

3. There are so many yummy recipes coming to the blog thanks to spending so much time with my sweet mom. She’s a FREAKING AMAZING cook and I always walk away from her kitchen feeling so inspired. I already shared the Roasted Stuffed Butternut Squash, but there’s more where that came from! Lots of fall goodness is on the way!

Roasted Stuffed Butternut Squash - Butternut Squash Recipe - Baked Butternut Squash For Fall - Fall Recipe - Gluten Free Recipe - Vegetarian Recipe - Vegetarian Fall Recipe - Fall Dinner Recipe - Communikait by Kait Hanson

4. I’m working on a super fun project with Wayfair to redesign our living room! I talked a little bit before about our unfortunate couch situation, but when we sold our house – all the furniture went with it! I created a mood board with Wayfair to get my creative wheel turning and I’m majorly excited to see how everything turns out. All my top picks are being featured over on Wayfair, so if you’re also in the market – feel free to hop over and check them out!

Newton Sofa
I love color, but I always choose my larger furniture pieces like sofas in a neutral color, so I can change them in and out with the seasons, holidays and style trends!
Chair and a Half
Newton Grand Chair and a Half
Cozying up in this oversized chair for a movie with my husband would be awesome! Realistically, my two chocolate Labs would take it over so they could look out the window!
Coffee Table
Ranchero Coffee Table
This mid-century modern table is equal parts stylish and practical. The metal on the bottom of the legs takes the style up a notch!
Garden Stool
Metal Garden Stool
I love incorporating indoor/outdoor pieces to pull together a room. This accent table can be pulled into a living room for a bit of flair!
Area Rug
Kaliska Boho Area Rug
My favorite way to incorporate color into a room is with rugs and throw pillows. The colors and tassels on this rug remind me of our time in Bali!
Throw Pillow
Bridgehampton Throw Pillow
I would pick up this pillow in multiple different colors to brighten up a living room space.
Floor Lamp
62ТТ Task Floor Lamp
I love the industrial look of this lamp! The copper color will pull together the table and accent stool quite nicely!
Glass Vase
Oblong Recycled Glass Balloon Vase
I love having fresh flowers in the house and these beautiful balloon vases are not only a great vessel to hold them, but add a fun pop of color! An added bonus: they’re made from recycled glass!

5. One day this week my mom and I were cleaning out her makeup closet (it’s very impressive) and I started messing around with all the different products she has. Things got a little crazy after I attempted contouring, eyebrow pencil, lip liner and half a dozen other YouTube recommendations. I was legitimately just screwing around so I posted some of the shenanigans on Instagram stories and I laughed out loud when half a dozen people thought I was being serious.

5 On Friday - Communikait by Kait Hanson

On that note, I am off for a weekend full of football and friends in State College to watch the Michigan vs. PSU game. Let’s Go State!

Linking up with 5 On Friday & High 5 For Friday & Friday Favorites

October 19, 2017


  • Awww, messing around in closet (makeup, wardrobe, crafty supplies) is a favorite pastime of my mom and me to do together 🙂 And yes please to more of your mom’s recipes because that one looked soooo good. Hope you continue to have a great visit!

  • Jen

    Hahah I loved the posts of you messing around in her makeup closet. Made me laugh!