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The 5 Spot

I was shopping this weekend and I thought to myself… what’s up with never talking about the stuff on which I spend my own money? I just wanna give shout-outs and mentions, not reviews…. so I came up with a fun way to do it.

Introducing The 5 Spot, because I love all the things!

the-five-spot logo-A Nut in a Nutshell

I’m gonna share the things I eat, think about, read, watch, wear, shop for, and/or obsess over. Basically, anything goes.


Cinnamon Lava Balls

I stumbled across these when wandering through Ollie’s Bargain Outlet a couple of weeks ago. They were priced for about $1.50 a bag, and since I’m nuts about cinnamon candy… SOLD.

I bought a bag or several.

Ten to be exact, ok?

What? They’re chewy little fireballs of deliciousness, and they look darn cute in my candy machine.

Gimbals cinnamon lava balls candy - king carousel gumball machine

Copco Sip ‘n Stir CupsCopco Sip 'n Stir Cups

So far I have them in brown and orange, but I use these all day long every single day which leads me to think I need every color. Yes, I do.

Copco Stir n Sip Cups
Copco Sip n Stir Cups

Kellogg’s Cinnamon Jacks

These are new to me but I’m friends with Apple Jacks, so when I saw their pal, Cinnamon, I introduced myself right quick. They’re light, puffy fun-shaped cinnamon crunchies. Love. Oh so much love.

Kelloggs Cinnamon Jacks cereal

kelloggs cinnamon jacks

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit

Round these parts, Carolina-style BBQ is popular but I’m a sloppy, sweet and tangy sauce lover from way back, so Dickey’s Barbecue Pit serves it up to me just right. I always get the same thing – the pulled pork barbecue sandwich and barbecue beans, and I douse it in their spicy BBQ sauce. Mmmmmm

Dickeys Barbecue Pit Pulled Pork Sandwich & Barbecue Beans


Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

This is what I’m reading at the moment. Remember when Amazon was doing their deal of the day specials? I picked this up for less than $5, and I’m really liking it so far.

Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn

I have oodles of things to share on The 5 Spot, so I hope this will be fun! If nothing else, it’s a nice change of pace for me! :)



About Liz

Liz Mays is a lifestyle, food and travel blogger living in coastal North Carolina. If she's not in her kitchen creating recipes, she's probably off on another whirlwind travel adventure, scrapbooking her photos and memories, curled up watching a movie or sound asleep.


  1. What a fun feature idea! Those Cinnamon Jacks look awesome!

  2. I love that old fashioned candy machine!


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