HELLO LADIES!! Finally, it’s Friday and I am singing the praises of this glorious day…one because Carson comes home from Mimi and Pappy’s today and more because the weekend is inching closer to us. Before I dive into my Five on Friday, I wanted to officially say CONGRATULATIONS to our Five on Friday Giveaway Winner to Jen of Life, Love, and Puppy Paws. Thanks to everyone who participated…we were thrilled with the turnout, want to say thanks to all our wonderful shops and vendors for collaborating with us, and we hope to do another giveaway soon! (P.S. Jen, feel free to contact one of the Five on Friday hosts and we will help you claim all your goodies!)
OK, now back to my regularly scheduled programming…
One. Three is the New Two
If you don’t follow AP via I Love You More than Carrots you’re totally missing out on her fun, honest candidness and I tune in to her posts frequently as it’s refreshing and sheds light on feelings I’m having all the time myself. Earlier this week, she posted “Three is the New Two…5 Reasons Having 3 Kids is Awesome”. I absolutely loved this and was so glad I read it in its entirety. For curious minds, we’re totally having 2 versus 3 discussions and I’m glad there are other mamas out there putting it out there and telling us how life is with three. I know it would be a constant circus, but I can’t help but think one more may be just what we need to complete our little family. And no, I am not pregnant so don’t get any ideas my dears…this is just a healthy topic of conversation in our household right now. And yes, if we ask Caroline, she says she wants another baby.
Two. Bell Buckle
Tomorrow morning, Jeff and I, the girls, and Mimi and Pappy are headed off to our annual fun shopping/craft adventure known as Bell Buckle Craft Fair. This has been a cherished tradition for our family for years and I cannot wait to sample the yummy food (the primary reason I love it so much), and check out some gifts and goodies for friends and family Christmas gifts. If you’re local, it’s a must do in my opinion, if not for anything other than to get outside and enjoy the gorgeous scenery!
Three. Apple Cider Champagne Cocktail
Need I say more??? I think this picture says it all…mix apple cider + Jack Daniels (hello, you know I am a Tennessee girl) + champagne = pure fall deliciousness. Sign me up. You can see the recipe here.
Four. Halloween Pajama Link-Up Party
We love festive yummies (AKA pajamas) around these parts and so of course we are SUPER excited to be co-hosting this fun link-up with some of our other favorite mommy/mini bloggers (The Good Life Blog, Fancy Ashley, and I Love You More than Carrots) on October 27th. It’s easy…dress your kiddos in their/your favorite Halloween pjs, snap a few shots (or 119474 to get 1 good one like me), and then link up with us to show them off. And if you’re still on the hunt for some scary options, check out these options: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5
Five. Live Life for Yourself
Remember, if you’re ever down and stressing about the things that don’t matter, remember to live YOUR life…God gave it to you for a reason and there is always something to look forward to. Don’t live your life to suit others, as you’ll never be able to meet everyone’s expectations. If at the end of the day, you’re satisfied with what you’ve accomplished, well that is success in itself my friends! OXOX