Five on Friday


Over 4th of July weekend my sister was in town and we decided to play tourists and grab lunch and wander around Downtown Knoxville. We stumbled across the Market Square Farmer’s Market – so many vendors! If we weren’t going to be out and about for the afternoon I would have grabbed a few things. The farmer’s market happens every Saturday between May 7, 2016 and November 19, 2016 – so I’m definitely headed back. We had lunch/brunch at Oliver Royale, found a neat back ally with a bunch of great ‘photo-op walls’, checked out a few shops (bliss and bliss home are a must!) and wrapped up our day with treats from Rita’s Italian Ice. Seeing my sister made my day/week/month. I love that we can always pick up right where we left off.

Downtown Knoxville


Downtown Knoxville

Downtown Knoxville

4th of July Knoxville



If you haven’t tried Starbucks’ new Iced Coconut Milk Mocha Macchiato yet – do it! SO. GOOD.

Photo by Starbucks

Photo via Starbucks


I wish this DIY Monogram Planter Box by Ellery Designs wasn’t out of my skillset because I want one SO bad. I mean, how cute?! And so many possibilities.



We’re headed back to the beach soon. After we’re back, I’m planning on typing up a Fort Walton Beach/Destin/30A round up from a local’s point of view. What do you guys want to know?! It’s my hometown, so I’ve got the 411.

Destin, FL




My new favorite coffee mug. Found it at Hobby Lobby recently – they have SO many great mugs right now y’all!




Signature copy



  1. Amanda
    July 15, 2016 / 9:05 am

    Yay for sister visits! This is my first trip over to your blog and I loved checking out this post 🙂 I wish that monogram planter was in my skillset too, holy craftballs! We’re headed to a weekend getaway at the coast in the morning – I am soooo ready! Cute mug and beautiful little girl! Have a fun weekend. xo Amanda

    • Annie
      July 15, 2016 / 9:17 am

      Thank you so much Amanda! I hope you have a great weekend on the coast! ?❤️

  2. Anonymous
    July 15, 2016 / 9:43 am

    Hi- stopping by from the linkup! I haven’t heard about that Starbucks drink yet but sign me up- looks delish!! And that mug is too cute- happy Friday!

    xo, Kristina
    Medicine & Manicures

    • Annie
      July 15, 2016 / 10:13 am

      Thanks for stopping by! Try it — I promise it won’t disappoint!

  3. Kate @ Green Fashionista
    July 15, 2016 / 12:26 pm

    I’ve been wanting to try that Starbucks drink – YUM! And LOVING that koolaid wall, too cute! Happy Friday <3
    Green Fashionista

  4. Andrea @ Living On Cloud Nine
    July 16, 2016 / 8:43 am

    LOVE that new Starbucks drink and really only ask for coconut milk now in my drinks, so yummy!! Hello awesome planter, need one, saving this for next Spring. You both look so sweet in your star glasses, love a festive 4th! Happy weekending.

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