Being Brickner : Five on Friday

Friday, September 27, 2013

Five on Friday

YAY for Friday!
It is officially my fourth link-up with Darci, Natasha & the rest of the ladies for Five on Friday.  As always, I am so thankful for the opportunity.  I am loving all the ideas I have found & the chance to share what's going on in our world. :)
 
ONE -   We officially have the pictures from Waverly Maye's one year photos and I am so very much in love.  They are just adorable & show off her spunky personality perfectly.  Of course, I couldn't resist an opportunity for a family photo.
 

 This is SO our life, Waverly Maye on the move & us (her very proud parents) gazing from behind.  At least most of the time.  Other moments we can be found desperately chasing after this wild woman!
Thanks again to Nicole at N.A. Barrett Photography, I am looking forward to sharing the rest of the pictures soon!
 
TWO - Our fourteen-month old.  Waverly Maye hit the big milestone yesterday & I'm convinced she has grown & matured since I shared her 14-month post 24 hours ago.  This age officially rocks & I am so very much loving literally watching her soak in the world around her.  This week she has learned to perform spins on command, slide down the jungle gym slide on her own, AND knows where her nose is. 
Certified genius. :)


 THREE - Jeans.  I have a major love affair with denim & one of my favorite parts of fall is the return of jeans.  Although I'm certain I would love them regardless, part of my obsession probably lies in the fact that I can't wear them to school (you want what you can't have ... ).  Whatever the case, today is an especially amazing Friday because for once, we are allowed to wear jeans!  I am totally taking advantage & am so super excited that I decided to wear denim head to toe.
 
 
I am normally more of a skinny jean kind of girl, but the wide-legs that are everywhere this fall have taken me in. :)
 
FOUR - Other than jeans, my other fashion obsession is definitely shoes.  I am embarassed to admit how many shoes I have, it's really an issue.  Yet the bigger problem is definitely Waverly Maye's shoe collection, which actually probably doubles my own.  So although they are small (which makes them OH so cute!), we are currently in the process of finding a good way of storing all of Waverly's fabulous footwear. 
*And when I say we, I am definitely referring to my mom & me, my husband definitely wouldn't support this craziness.
Our current idea is this rolling cart from Ikea, it doesn't hurt that it is super cute & can totally be used for other purposes.  Any thoughts or other ideas for shoe storage?   

FIVE - On a way more serious note, I was contacted last week about a partnership with Campus Book Rentals.  Although I am now an old mature 30 year-old & am definitely no longer in the market for college textbooks, I looked into their program (never too early to plan for Waverly's college education, perhaps some of that money spent on shoes could be saved for that?!!).  As a new mom, what stood out to me was that with each book that is rented, Campus Book Rentals makes a donation to Operation Smile.  Operation Smile is the largest volunteer-based charity in the world, providing free surgeries to those children born with a cleft pallette.  Every 3 minutes a child is born with a cleft, and 1 in 10 of those children die before their first birthday.  It's reminders like these that make me hold Waverly Maye a little bit tighter & realize how lucky I am to have this healthy, thriving one-year old little girl.
*Check out rentback.com for more on Campus Book Rentals & their great new program!

Happy Weekend!

18 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, that top photo! She is just too cute! I did a post about Campus Book Rentals too, I was loving their partnership with Operation Smile.

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  2. I love your family pic!!! Just perfect!

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  3. Love your family pic!! Waverly's expression is priceless!!

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  4. Love the family picture...so cute!

    I wish I could love jeans but I just never have found a pair that I LOVE. I mean I wear them, but I don't have a favorite pair by any means! What are your go-to jeans?

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  5. You daughter is ADORABLE! Love the family picture!

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  6. I LOVE our rolling cart! We use it for shoes and then her outfits for the week :) Because I have to plan ahead haha

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  7. Great family pic!

    No advice on the shoe thing here...both my girls are soooo picky about shoes....they pretty much pick 1-2 pairs that they agree to wear and then refuse everything else. :-(

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  8. Waverly is too cute!!! What a fun problem to have, right?? Too many shoes? I LOVE these types of problems!! My daughter has two big shoe crate things in her closet and then in our mudroom/closet downstairs she keeps the ones she wears the most in her tub. I have NO clue if that helps but good luck!! Love your wide leg jeans!!

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  9. Your daughter is gorgeous and I love the wide leg jeans!! I'm gad I found your blog!! I cant wait to keep exploring!

    Amanda @ Happily Ever After
    http://www.karlshappilyeverafter.blogspot.com/

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  10. Cute family picture! And Yay for jeans days!!

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  11. New to your blog and loving it, the one year photos, and especially your daughter's name!

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  12. Oh my gosh, the family pic--GORGEOUS!!!!!

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  13. 1. That first picture is so precious I can't even handle it. 2. You look fab in your wide leg jeans and 3. I love that rolling cart....I've been eyeing it up to put it in my new little work space. I need some major storage solutions for all of my Etsy shop stuff! Have a great weekend! Xoxo

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  14. My daughter is also 14 months old. It's amazing how much she's learning right now!! I can practically see the wheels turning. Your daughter is such a gem! Beautiful and spunky. :)

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  15. That first picture!!! LOVE! I have never thought about mixing different washes of denim, but I love it! Thank you for the outfit idea!

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  16. What an adorable family you have, and I just love Waverly's name:)

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  17. I love that family picture!! It's beautiful. And your hair is gorgeous, mama!

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