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Five on Friday


September 20, 2013

Peanut butter, chocolate, yellow cake mix, oh my!

One. Party Perfect Treat
Last weekend, we were headed to The Grays for a football cookout/party and I wanted to make sure we didn’t come empty handed to the fun, so I scavenged my pantry looking for something easy and yummy to take…I ended up making Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars which were a big hit and simple because they started from a cake mix. Sneaky, huh?? Sorry to put this in front of you so early in the morning, but I just had to share!

Home Sweet Home Coaster

Two. The House Tour
Next week, I am going to begin doing a weekly series with an updated tour of our casa…it’s been awhile since I have shown off anything we have done, and I figured it gives me an excuse to organize so I can take some pictures to share with y’all. By no means do I have the design aesthetic that some of you ladies out there bring to the table, but I do love to decorate! First up will be the formal living room! And yes, I will FINALLY be posting Carson’s nursery too–yippee!

Three. Making Dreams Come True
Isn’t it funny how God works sometimes? I had been praying about some opportunities…one that just fell in my lap, and one I had been dreaming about for a long time, and then all at once, He calmed my fears and the answer was as clear as day. I’m excited to be doing some part-time consulting work for my former boss on a brand strategy/marketing campaign and it feels good to be making a little side $$$ too! Other things are in the works, which I will be able to talk about soon, but I’m thankful for peace of mind and His assurance that all will be OK if I follow my heart. Amen!

Four. New Fashion Finds
Last week, I had some Old Navy Super Cash I had to redeem and of course I decided I couldn’t let it go to waste seeing as this mama is in DIRE need of some fresh fall staples because my last two winter seasons have been spent in maternity land. I was one savvy little online shopper and got all three of these goodies for a little more than $50. They arrived the other day and I LOVE them all!! Successful shopping from the comforts of home.
Five. First Taste of Fall
Fall is a season I feel like most everyone enjoys…the crisp morning air, the comfortable weather where you can throw on a light jacket and be perfect, all the incredible fall food, the endless events going on around town…I could go on and on. Here are just a few things making me happy about fall this year:

My owl Scentsy warmer with Cozy Fireside fragrance
Pumpkin Pie…actually, anything with pumpkin
It wouldn't be fall without pumpkin pie!
Chili…another use for my handy dandy crock pot o-matic
Chili Bar
Bonfires in our backyard fire pit
I hope you are enjoying the Five on Friday tradition as much as we (Darci, April, Christina, and myself) are! It’s so refreshing to see fun blog posts from new reads I have discovered from this link-up so please join us for the fun. 

Friday, 9/20:

  1. Emily Powell says:

    LOVE all your fall finds! Fall is my favorite but my birthday is in the fall so it may just be for selfish reasons!

  2. Jessica says:

    That owl warmer is adorable!

  3. Those peanut butter chocolate chip bars look amazing!! Might have to make them for our next football party!

    Love the link up 🙂


  4. Chelsea says:

    Man those peanut butter bars look so yummy!!! I can't wait to see pictures of your house and see Carson's room

  5. mmmm! We had chili this week already – maybe I'm rushing fall a bit?? Can't wait to see the inside of your home – and Carson's nursery. I know it'll be gorgeous! Have a wonderful weekend! xo

  6. Is it strange that I just came to read your "five" and thought "I really miss her"…. ha!!!! It's been a busy few weeks and I've been a little out of the loop in the blog world! Feel like I haven't chatted with my favorite friends. [[no one else would get this but bloggers!].

    Okay, and this is some wonderful news!!!!!! CONGRATS, DEAR! So wonderful that you're doing some contract work. Sounds almost exactly like my gig. I love how God orchestrates it all in His perfect timing and there's no choice but for Him to get the glory! Excited for y'all and what's ahead!! Let me guess??? Have you bought a few "mama got a big girl job" gifts for yourself yet? Better believe I did. HA!

    Can't wait for the house tour, too! You have amazing taste!

    Happy weekend to you and those precious angel girls. Hope y'all have some nice cool{er} weather! XO!

  7. Rebecca Jo says:

    My first time joining… so many to go & visit – love it! 🙂

    I MUST.HAVE.THAT.OWL!!! SO cute!!!!

    Now you've got me wanting to go to Old Navy too!
    (You're gonna cost me some money.. at least I'll blame you when my husband sees the bills) lol

  8. Omg need those peanut butter chocolate chip bars now!!!

  9. Kiersten says:

    Congratulations on the contract work! It sounds like that will give you a great balance of using your professional talents and spending time with your girls. And I'm seriously impressed your Old Navy finds. Super cute. I need to get over there ASAP and check out their fall line!

  10. Can't wait to see the tour of your house…I'm sure it's darling!

    Also love the owl Scentsy warmer. How is the cozy fireside fragrance? I ordered a batch of Pumpkin Roll a few weeks ago and am DYING for them to come in.

  11. Congrats on the side job! God is so good! And I love your old navy picks…..I need to get my shop on this fall too!

  12. Yay congratulations on the job! I'm hoping something similar comes my way. I can't wait to see your house tour, I love seeing how other bloggers decorate!

  13. I love pumpkin everything too – yum!! Can't wait to see your house, I'm sure it's beautiful!!

  14. Congrats, friend, on the new opportunities, and can I just say that I am so excited for the home tour!?

  15. Congrats, friend, on the new opportunities, and can I just say that I am so excited for the home tour!?

  16. Jill Esteban says:

    Congratulations on your new opportunities! Don't you just love when things come together perfectly and it is just so meant to be?! It's the best feeling ever!
    I can't wait to see your home tour and snag some inspiration. Have a great weekend! =)

  17. NShea says:

    Love this link-up…I've 'met' so many great bloggers through it!! Those cookie bars look awesome and I love your fashion finds! Super cute!!
    Newest follower! 🙂

  18. Omg… I so want pumpkin pie!!!

  19. Congrats on all the opportunities in the pipeline! How exciting! God is doing BIG things right now! YAY!

    Can't wait to see the house tour!

    Happy Weekend!

  20. kate says:

    Oops! The first time I entered my post I used the wrong link (#317)..feel free to delete so I am not on there twice!

  21. Ashley says:

    Excited for the house tour post–I'm always looking for new inspiration 🙂 And those bars…I'm going to need to make a batch!

  22. Those bars look absolutely amazing. Congrats on the job opportunities coming up…it's always so exciting when you get the chance to do what you love.

  23. oh my. those chocolate chip peanut butter bars!!!! my weakness right there, may have to find an excuse to make these this weekend! Excited about the house tour, and Carson's nursery! Have a good weekend.


  24. Tricia Nae says:

    I have that scentsy warmer in my room too. LOVE it!! Congrats on all the new opportunities. Love when God shows off!

  25. Love home tours…look forward to seeing yours! I would be all over that cookie like nobody's business…it looks so scrumptious 🙂 And congrats on the part-time work! Have a great weekend!

  26. Can't wait for the house tour!!!

  27. Hi Natasha! Just linked up for the first time and it was fun! I enjoyed reading your 5 too and love them all…..I have actually already made pumpkin pie and chili and apple crisp and my house is not even decorated for Fall! Following GFC!

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