Five on Friday

TGIF, friends!  Between the three-day monsoon we have welcomed in VB & the dreary mood it has put on all of my students this week, this one couldn’t have come fast enough!
ONE – I really do hate rain.  It always ruins a perfectly good hair day & our daily walks to the park.  But I do always try to find a little “sunshine” in everything, so in the event of rain, here is ours.
Hunter Rain Boots … for me & my mini, of course.  I usually have a personal shopping rule against spending that much money on one pair of shoes, but since they really don’t go out of style & I really can be rocking them for years to come, I made an exception this time.  And the rationale behind Waverly Maye’s pair?  I’ve got nothing.  Except that she looks pretty damn cute in them.
TWO – Pumpkin Play-dough.  Yea, I have jumped on this festive fall bandwagon.  I am all about a craft, DIY project, & especially anything holiday-related, but have quickly learned that at 14 months, we are just not there yet.  We are lucky if Waverly Maye’s 15-second attention span can sustain a board book.  So I was a little nervous to buy the ingredients & take the time to make my own play-dough … but am happy to report that it was worth the while! 

Waverly Maye really did love it … for a total of ten minutes.  And then I stored it in an air-tight container and we have played with it everyday since.  A holiday win in my book. 🙂
THREE – Crayons & Coloring Books.  That super busy, on-the-go toddler I was just referring to?  I am happy to report that this week, I managed to get her to sit still long enough to draw our very first picture together.
Waverly Maye actually sat in my lap to create this work of art & it was such a fun, special time.  I can’t wait for many more drawings together!  I really love coloring all on my own & am thankful to have a child now so that it is more socially acceptable.  And that much more fun, of course. 
FOUR – Caramel Apple Cookie Mix.  You know, the kind you buy in the box from Target.  I really do love to bake, as long as the recipe can be read from the back of the box. 🙂  These really are delicious, made the house smell like fall, & yes, I felt pretty damn domestic making them!  One day I will try the real thing but in the meantime, Waverly Maye & my hubby don’t seem to mind.
FIVE – The Zack Brown Band.  Without a doubt, the band that my husband & I love the most.  We have seen them in concert twice & this Saturday will be our third!  A date night out listening to good, relaxing music?!  Please & thank you. 🙂
We hope that everyone had a fabulous week (and aren’t as drenched as we are!). 
HAPPY Weekend, XOXO.
 Thanks, as always, to Natasha and the ladies for this weekly link-up!


  1. October 11, 2013 / 11:36 am

    She's such a cutie! I've been debating over whether or not to buy little Hunters for my kids, but I keep getting caught up on the cost. She looks so cute in hers. That justifies the expense for sure. Happy Friday!

  2. October 11, 2013 / 12:29 pm

    AHH! She is adorable and those boots… I will be trying out the pumpkin playdough next week, I think Mason would love it. Have a wonderful weekend!

  3. October 11, 2013 / 12:35 pm

    she looks so excited about that play dough!! I've seen several posts about it recently too and I think it's time to just do it! those rain boots are also very cute I might have to hunt for some of those for Callie!

  4. October 11, 2013 / 12:57 pm

    I made that pumpkin spice play-dough and my son spent so much time playing with it. Love anything Caramel Apple and I bought the cake mix at Target a while ago and it was so good. I have a pair of black Hunter boots and wish I had a color. I love the lilac. Thinking I may get my daughter a pair when she is old enough. Enjoy date night.

  5. October 11, 2013 / 1:55 pm

    oh my goodness- the hunter mini boots need no explaining! I love that you are a fashion marketing teacher- that was my major in college (fashion merchandising)! xo

  6. October 11, 2013 / 2:03 pm

    LOVE Zac Brown too – we listen to them all of the time. Both of my kids listen to their albums to go to bed, it's funny how they have both loved their music a d calmed down once we turned Zac Broen on. Enjoy the concert and your date night!

  7. October 11, 2013 / 2:13 pm

    I love those rain boots so much – they are adorable!!!

    ZBB is my favorite!! We finally got to see them live last year 🙂 Have fun!

  8. October 11, 2013 / 3:57 pm

    Love the Hunter boots – they really are an acceptable splurge because you can wear them forever and ever! And Waverly looks super cute in them!

    Have a great weekend!

  9. October 11, 2013 / 4:24 pm

    I truly die when I see children in Hunter rain boots. It's quite possibly the cutest thing ever. I'm pretty obsessed and am already figuring out how the rationale to my husband will go down when I have a child and have purchased the boots. Loved reading your post! – Morgan @ Makeshift Margaritas

  10. October 11, 2013 / 5:31 pm

    These photos are PURE PERFECTION………… seriously, those wellies kill me!!!!!

    Happy weekend ahead! So glad you joined the link-up!

  11. October 11, 2013 / 6:14 pm

    Hunter rainboots. Full necessity for babes (and moms)! And we LOVE the Carmel Apple cupcake mix- it's the perfect hint of Carmel Apple goodness. And keeping a toddlers attention spam for 10 minutes? MAJOR WIN!

  12. October 11, 2013 / 8:03 pm

    Your little one is darling! You are making me want to spend way to much money on rainboots when I live in a city that's been in a drought for four years!

  13. October 11, 2013 / 9:03 pm

    LOVE Hunter boots. Worth every penny. The pumpkin playdough is cool! I haven't heard of that – will definitely have to check that out! Have a great weekend!

  14. October 11, 2013 / 9:15 pm

    So fun! The mini Hunters are to die for!

  15. October 12, 2013 / 12:37 am

    I am glad the pumpkin play dough went over well! I have it bookmarked for next year. I was rolling out pie dough today so I thought maybe Aria would like to squish the scraps, but she wanted nothing to do with it. Definitely not ready this year.

  16. Anonymous
    October 12, 2013 / 1:09 am

    Love your rainboots picture! Thanks for the idea about the play dough – I had seen it on other blogs, but hadn't thought it would work for my 15-month-old. Maybe so!!

  17. October 12, 2013 / 1:18 am

    Those boots…oh my word! So adorable! We just broke out the crayons with Clay too and I had that drawing up on the wall in 2.5 seconds after he finished!

  18. October 12, 2013 / 4:25 am

    OH MY GOSH!! Matching boots. DYING. Now I need to convince hubby I need them.

  19. October 12, 2013 / 11:45 pm

    Thanks for stopping by! I am dying over those little hunter boots! I have to get some for my little guy!

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