WELCOME to Five days…5 ways’ first ever:

five days five ways | feature friday free for all

Feature Friday Free-for-All Linky Party!

(Can you tell I’m excited?)

I’ll get to the party details here in just a second, but first I wanted to share a fun find with you, which will count as my “feature” for this Friday.


Well, hello there!


I’ve been jonesing for a pair of wedge-heeled ankle booties for a while now, but a) I hadn’t found any I loved for b) a price I was willing to pay.


Until I stumbled across these beauties on Amazon, that is.

They’re suede leather and the style is Thriller by Seychelle.

(Disclosure: the above link is an Amazon affiliate link, which affords me a small percentage of any purchases made from click-throughs).

They had them in “Whiskey,” which is the pretty cinnamon color you see in these pics in my size for only $35.89 shipped.

Well, I had $20 left over from a gift from Christmas 2010 (can we say, biding our time?), so I got these gorgeous girls for a whopping $15.89.

Thanks for the gift card, bro!


And now that I’ve shared my giddy new shoe find, let’s get to the good stuff, shall we?

I’m so excited to see your crazy-creative projects, crafts, recipes, fashion, stories, home décor, tutorials

…like the title says, it’s a FREE-FOR-ALL!

If you’ve blogged about it, I want to see it!

1. Link to your specific post URL instead of your blog URL (no limit on the number of linkies, so add as many as you like!)

2. Grab a party button so that others can join in the fun! (Text link-backs are great too! : ))

five days five ways | feature friday free for all 

3. Consider visiting/commenting on at least 2 of the other links. You never know what kind of inspiration you might miss out on if you don’t. Plus we all love to read words of encouragement! (I know I do!)

4. PLEASE, no shops or giveaways!

5. If we aren’t already friends, would you do me the honor of getting regular post updates here?:

or you can:

subcribe for email updates,

and/or join our Facebook page!

We keep it lively at 5D5W, and I’d love to have you following along.

Plus, I’m a social sort, so I love meeting sweet new friends!

For this first party, we’ll keep things simple with two categories:

1. Fashion

2. Everything else


  1. Thanks for inviting me over to your first party 🙂 I am LOVING the new shoes with those tights!! I’m your newest Follower 😀

  2. I linked up my Easy Lace Shirt, which is a great project for a beginner sewer-or someone who can handle themselves behind the machine. Also, I linked up the Master Bathroom Redo that you liked so much. Thanks for stopping by my site: http://www.potholesandpantyhose.com. Thanks for the invite and thanks for hosting the party!

  3. Hi Abby and thank you for your comment over at 21 Rosenary Lane and thank you for following me…I do follow you! I like to follow the hostess of the parties I link up to! Actually I am going to be writing up a new post about a shopping trip I did today and I have a photo of the coolest handbag you have ever seen! I plan to link it up to next week’s party! And thank you for hosting “Free for All Friday”!!!

  4. Sending you the Happiest New Year Wishes Ever my friend. I look forward to many more wonderful visits with you in 2012 xo
    Always Wendy

  5. Love the linky party! Love the boots! LOVE the tights! I have been “blessed” with my father’s muscular calves, which sounds great, but they are very curvy on my short, small body so I never feel comfortable wearing graphic tights even thought I love them so much!

  6. Thanks for inviting me to the party. Good Luck, look like it’s going gangbusters! Kathy, Petticoat Junktion

  7. Yay! What an awesome debut for your first link party!!! Love it! I’ll add it to my list, and give it a mention at my party tonight…. where you are being featured! LOVE your blog! Did you recently update it? I don’t know, but they layout looks amazing! 🙂 Let me know if you’d be interested in button swapping!

  8. Thanks for the invitation and for hosting the party! I like what I see on your blog and I’ve added you to my Bloglovin’ feed. 🙂

  9. Wish you a good start with your party! I’ve been following via email for some time now. Just linked up!
    Love, Olga

  10. Thanks for hosting. I’m one of your newest followers. I love your cinnamon booties, how cute are they??!! I linked up my wrapped strap watch that I made over the weekend. I did my first tutorial w/ the project. Thanks again! Have a lovely weekend 🙂

  11. Thanks for inviting me to the party and for hosting! I’m a new follower! I hope you’ll follow me back but no pressure 🙂

  12. holy heavens i LOVE those shoes!!!! are they comfy? are they true to size? seriously considering purchasing them….. 🙂

  13. Congratulations on your first party! Looking forward to watching it grow!

    By the way, as a homeschool mom of 16+ years, I got a kick out of your denim post! Denim jumpers were a staple in the wardrobe when I started homeschooling my kids!

    Angie @ Knick of Time Interiors

I love hearing from you guys!