Thank you for sweet & thoughtful comments on last week's Five on Friday post, my breastfeeding journey, & on welcoming our nephew last weekend. I feel so fortunate to have met so many lovely ladies through this blog, so much so that I upgraded the blog this week to include a custom Words About Waverly button & a Pinterest button for all my pictures. Big things over here. :)
And of course, HAPPY FRIDAY! It's time to link-up with our fave five!
ONE - Apples. Waverly Maye has a current obsession with apples, she wants them ALL the time! One apple will really keep her occupied for at least half an hour, which is more than I can say for any of the expensive toys we have purchased for her.
How healthy & completely FESTIVE of her! Second to pumpkins, apples are our fruit of the fall & I've already indulged her craving with a batch of caramel apple cookies & have plans to go apple picking soon.
TWO - Fall Decor. I'll be the first to admit that I didn't really get into decorating for Fall or Halloween until this year. Last year Waverly Maye was three months old & we were so sleep deprived, I'm not even sure we knew that it was October. But now that she is older, more aware, & we have our OWN house, it is totally time. That, & I have been inspired by so many of you ladies!
I love a garland so much that I would actually wear one if it was socially acceptable! However, most of our "decor" budget has to go to actually furnishing our newly purchased home. So instead, I decided to make my own in addition to the white one I already had from Etsy. I used inspiration from this tutorial & the pumpkins are from Micheals.
THREE - Halloween Books. Would the holiday really be official without books to go along with it?! Waverly Maye really does enjoy storytime each night, but after trial & error, we have quickly learned board books are the only way to go right now. Here is our Halloween collection, all with hard covers & complete with our latest addition, Halloween Jack.
FOUR - We clearly love to dress-up, but like many of you, we love our jammies too! Our favorite places for holiday jams are Gap, Old Navy & Target. And as always, we are loving a festive Target sippy cup. It's the little things ...
FIVE - Boots. No October list of mine would be complete without a mention of my preferred fall footwear. There is really nothing better than a good pair of boots, & I am LOVING all of the options out there right now. My must-haves are ankle booties, riding boots, & these adorable oxfords.
*All appropriate for chasing around a toddler, a definite plus. :)
Happy Friday & Happy October!