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Five on Friday


September 13, 2013

ONE. Obsessions as of Late. 
Just last week, I was talking to my mom about how I don’t necessarily have anything I “collect”. Though I like stuff just as much as the next person, I was under the assumption that the only thing I collected was purses and clothes…haha. Lately, though, I have found myself wanting two things: fun coffee mugs and decorative linen napkins for my dining room table. Random, yes, but now I can say I collect something! Two new recent purchases were this fun cup from Anthropologie and this set of patterned napkins from World Market

My navy & white Anthropologie mug is currently my "mug of choice". (Hope I don't break it!)
TWO. Time to Decorate the Punkins.
I was on Pinterest during the middle of the night searching for all kinds of fun ways to decorate pumpkins this year to display at the house…big, small, fat, wide, I like them all. I want to make them stand out and do something a little different other than the traditional carving routine. Here are a few of my front runners:

Three. Shoes Galore. 
Last weekend, Mimi and I took our girls for a shopping excursion to get some new walking shoes for the fall and winter months. We had been on the search for the perfect walkabouts and went to one of my favorite local shops, The Little Cottage, to check out the goods. Of course Miss Caroline was ALL about it, measuring her foot and trying on all the latest styles, though we were told she has “sweet meat” AKA fat little footsies…haha. She did walk out with two new adorable pairs for the coming months: 
Ruche via Livie and Luca

Danielle via Footmates
FOUR. Staples Back to School Giveaway Winner. 
First of all, thanks to so many of you who commented to participate in the giveaway I held earlier in the week…I am SO glad to know that there are other school supply addicts out there other than myself :). I used a random gadget to select the winner and the $25 gift card goes to Laura from Our Life in the Queen City!! Congrats my friend…I will be contacting you to claim your prize soon. 
FIVE. Jam Packed Weekend Ahead. 
I am so ecstatic for the coming weekend… too much fun to handle and some people would think I am crazy for having so much to do, but it’s fall which means all sorts of activities to keep us occupied! Tomorrow, Miss Caroline and I are headed to a local jumpy place for a friends’ birthday party, then we’ll be meeting up with Jeff and Miss Carson to head to the Grays for football, food, and celebrating 3 birthdays. Fast forward to Sunday morning church, then Aunt Candice is coming over to take pictures for Little Bit’s 3 month shoot (how is it possible she is already 3 months old?). To round things out, we are having dinner with Lauren and Andy Sunday night in celebration of Andy’s old man bday! Lots of family and friend time which suits us just fine! 
  1. My weird thing this week is mugs as well. I have been going through all mine to "weed" them out! I really hope cals don't count on the weekends becaue I've already had 2 too many cinnamon rolls!!!! Happy weekending!

  2. I'm glad to see I'm not the only one obsessed with coffee mugs! These are so cute. Although it always seems the Minnie Mouse one wins out when my little guy Cruz gets to pick, so there's that!

    The pumpkins are the cutest! Love the monogram one and the street address. Fall decorating is so fun! Have a great weekend!

  3. You know, according to "The Happiness Project," people who have a collection of something are happier! I collect coffee mugs and swear you can never have too many! 🙂

    Can't wait to see how y'all decorate your pumpkins this year. If you are looking for that bow, I just snagged one 40% off at Michaels to wrap around my pumpkin. 🙂

    Sounds like you have a fun, busy weekend ahead! Happy Friday, friend! xo

  4. Calories don't count on the weekends! I love that! Definitely adding that to my chalkboard this weekend!

  5. How is your baby girl already 3 months? How is my boy already 6 months? I love that quote and I take it very seriously! 😉

  6. Sounds like a great weekend – have fun! I can't wait for decorating pumpkins!!

  7. World Market has the best and most reasonable napkins!! And love those pumpkin ideas, I think I have most of those pinned as well! Just so darn cute!

  8. I like collecting mugs too. I love all of the ideas you shared for pumpkins. I want to do something different this year too!

  9. I love the pumpkin with a bow…so simple and so cute! I'll have to do that this weekend!

  10. OH MY GOSH! I swear, my heart skipped a beat when I read my name! I NEVER win anything!!! haha so excited!

    PS – LOVE that pumpkin with the bow on it!

  11. Jess says:

    Oh my gosh, that pumpkin with the little hat is too cute and I can't wait to see Miss Carson's 3 month photos!

  12. Christy says:

    My anthropologie mug was delivered yesterday! I bought two of my BFF's one also for their birthday.

  13. Chandler says:

    Those mugs at the top are beyond perfect!! And I love everything Fall so the pumpkins stole my heart! 🙂

  14. I love thaty Boo pumpkin too cute! A good coffee mug is the best, and i have a few favorites.

  15. We just got those Footmates shoes in red and I LOVE them. Now to just find something that is red for Avery to wear them with, haha! I cannot get over how much your girls look alike. WOW!

  16. Love those pumpkins & those mugs! Happy weekend!

  17. Hold the bus … those little girl shoes are crazy adorable. So, so sweet. Tell those sweet babies to stop growing up!

  18. I have a fun mug obsession as well, especially at Starbucks. I can't seem to control myself, yet I know I don't need more mugs. I have considered using them as planters and creating a small little window mug garden.

  19. Hannah says:

    I love pretty linen napkins! I would love to have some for every season and then a few more fun ones! They are such a useful thing to collect!

  20. Love those mugs!! And those pumpkin decorating ideas are fabulous! Happy Friday!

  21. Those mugs!! My hubby and I are clutter-phobes, but I can't help myself with Mugs or Water Bottles….I just can't get enough!

  22. I love those mugs! I've been wanting to get some for quite awhile!

  23. I love all the pumpkin ideas, I have no clue what I want to do with our pumpkins this year.

  24. Alexa says:

    Love those mugs…seriously want to start my own collection!

  25. Anthropologie can never do wrong 🙂 Especially with those mugs!

  26. Jill Esteban says:

    Loving your blog! I did my first link up last week with favorite things.

    The pumpkins are such cute ideas!!

    -Jill youmeandcapri.com

  27. calories don't count on the weekends… at. all. 🙂

    Tailgate Queen – game day dresses

  28. Samantha! says:

    Love the pumpkins! I came across your blog a long time ago, and I'm so happy I found it again today!!!

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