Fancy Friday Five ~ Happy Inspiration

We’ve relaunched Fancy Friday our weekly linky party.  It’s now Fancy Friday Five! Every Friday we’re inviting you to join us at the table and share what 5 things were fancy to you.  And along with the change ~ there’s been conversation about what “Fancy” just might be.  We don’t want to give you the impression fancy has to be expensive, rich, overly done or beyond one’s reach.  Fancy, to us, is closer to what good ole’ Webster’s says fancy is.

1. An image or representation of anything formed in the mind.  2. A whim  3. Inclination; liking, formed by caprice rather than reason; as, to strike one’ s fancy; hence, the object of inclination or liking.  4. That which pleases or entertains.

And we’d like to add ~ FANCY should inspire you & make you happy!

Here is my Fancy Friday Five ~

Last weekend we celebrated Kristin’s 4oth birthday party.  She’s blowing out the candles on her Sweet And Salty Cake (made by one of her teenage sons).  It’s a favorite and the same one that she made for one of our LoveFeast parties.  It was sooo delish!!  I highly recommend it if you have something FANCY to celebrate like blowing out 40 for your candles!

Do you know what this is?  Hookah!  It’s a FANCY Indian way to smoke tobacco.  Normally do I smoke?  Noooooo….Going to a Hookah bar is a fancy way to celebrate your bff’s 40th birthday.  The adventure of trying something new is fancy!

When I got home from Baltimore there was a box on my step and guess what was inside?  Our new Spring Pumpkins!!  Don’t you love this color?  So “pantone color of the year“.  It makes me smile.  These are going to look FANCY on my table!

Yesterday I went out, did some window shopping and got my hair cut.  I wore an old old skirt I recycled out of the back of my closet, in an outfit pulled together with some new “sale basket” tights from Anthropologie that Kristin and I found.  New “found” outfit?  Fancy.

The snow barely came and left quite quickly this year in Minnesota.  I still have a mound of dried Allium that though seemingly fragile has determined to survive basket balls, the dog, the weather and the kids.  With the sun peeking through it’s dried petaled it reminded me that spring and garden season is right around the corner.

Another box on my step from earlier in the week was my welcome to Blissdom package.  I’m excited to meet and mingle with all the other “Blissdom” gals ~ it will be a time of  “fancy” inspiration.

That’s my fancy recap.  Parties, hookahs (who knew?), velvet pumpkins, tights and boots, flowers, and a reminder of a Bliss-ful getaway.  What made your week inspired and fancy?