Being Brickner : Five on Friday

Friday, October 18, 2013

Five on Friday

It's FRIDAY, my favorite day of the week.  I will take it! 
How about a list of the FIVE things I am loving right now to celebrate?!
 
ONE:  Hunter Green.  I have always loved green ... which is probably why the nine bridesmaids at my wedding wore the color.  It is so fresh, versatile, & best of all (for me & my mini), it is the ideal shade for a redhead.  Lucky for us, this fall it is totally on trend & pretty much everywhere.

 

 
 TWO:  Car Organization.  Even though I pack Waverly's bag each night, it's inevitable that between my husband dropping her off in the morning & her day at her sitter, stuff just disapears.  All the time.  I can't even count the number of times that we have gone out after picking her up & been in total crisis mode because one of her essentials was missing.  And let's face it, there really is nothing worse than being out with a toddler unprepared.  So in an effort to at least appear like I am a working mom that has it somewhat together, I did this.

 
Thank you to Jen at IHeartOrganizing for inspiring me to do this!  I just used an old basket I had from Micheals & clear pouches I found on sale at Target.  I included a bag for snacks, toys, paper plates & plastic forks, extra wipes, & a sippy cup.  So far, our afternoons have run a lot more smoothly. #thankgoodness #iwasgoingcrazy
 
THREE:  Trader Joe's Pumpkin Pancake & Waffle MixI mentioned this on our weekend recap this week, but had to share again!  Ladies, it is so yummy & easy to make.  Win & win.
 
FOUR:  Our Chevron Pumpkin.  Do you think it would be socially acceptable to just paint myself in the chevron print?  Because I really am obsessed & may need help (see what Waverly wore this week here.)  So it's only fitting that this chevron pumpkin now proudly sits in our entryway, greeting anyone & everyone who walks through our front door.

 
I'm not going to lie, my talented husband helped complete this DIY project. 
*You know the song "anything you can do I can do it better ... ."  My husband in a nutshell. 
The reality is that he can, damn it.
 
FIVE:  Soup & Pumpkin Carving Night.  Tonight we are hosting a soup night with friends & are going to carve our very first pumpkins of this year!  It is safe to say we will be knee deep in pumpkins while enjoying festive fall goodies & adult beverages.  Halloween Heaven!
 
Thank you to Darci & the ladies for hosting this link-up!
We hope everyone had the best week & has an even better weekend!!! :)
XOXO

20 comments:

  1. You pumpkin looks awesome!! I too am loving hunter green. I like how it goes with so many things. Enjoy your weekend :)

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  2. whoa! that chevron pumpkin is PERFECT! pinterest worthy perfect! i love it!!!! well done, lady!

    xx
    elise

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  3. Love the pumpkin!! I took the easy route and just threw them on the porch in their natural orange and white goodness with just a spray of gold metallic spray paint for some shine....really should try to fancy them up a bit! I want to paint a couple white with black polka dots. :) Have a great weekend!

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  4. My husband is the EXACT same way. He's a jack of all trades who always helps make my projects look better than I can! Grrr.

    All of that to say- killer chevron pumpkin. I have a chevron problem too.

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  5. Send your husband over to make me a chevron pumpkin anytime!! And I love your car organizer. We have one- but it's a mess. And still has newborn diapers in it. You've inspired me to step it up and clean it up!

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  6. Love the pumpkin! =) I still need to get on buying and painting some! -- Hunter green does look great on little Waverly!

    Have a great weekend!

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  7. After 15 months I wised up and actually just did the car-emergency kit too! I don't know how many times I was caught without diapers or a snack while on the go...not good!

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  8. Waverly looks soooo cute in her little outfit! A diva for sure!! :) Love the chevron pumpkin! Cute and festive!

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  9. Love the car organization idea! Going to need to remember this in a few years when Christian is on the move! And as always, Waverly Mae couldn't be more adorable!!
    Chandelle
    www.mommysfirstyear.com

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  10. Ok you win the painted pumpkin contest!!! It looks so awesome! Waverly is so crazy cute... I need to have a daughter! Happy Friday :)

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  11. She is so cute!
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  12. I love how you customized the car organization thing your own! It's on my to do list but it may get bumped up!

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  13. Your pumpkin is so cute! I have always wanted to host a pumpkin carving party, maybe this year but for sure next year I will have to do that!

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  14. Omg your pumpkin looks amazing! Man that chevron is perfection!

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  16. Your pumpkin is so impressive!! Wish I could make mine look that good!!! Awesome job!!
    PS: I'll join you in painting yourself chevron. My husband says it's time to stop, little does he know I'm just getting started :)

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  17. I am loving the hunter green trend right now, too! I have always had a love for camo (don't know why) so I'm thrilled that it's popular right now!

    A pumpkin carving party sounds perfect! Y'all have fun! :)

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  18. love that chevron pumpkin!!! And the basket idea, how can you go wrong with that!? It looks so organized and, most importantly, cute!

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  19. SOOOOO cute! Gosh I just love all her outfits! How the heck do you keep bows on her? Presley (after wearing them daily for 6 months) refuses to wear them anymore and it breaks my heart!!!

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  20. I love to be organized so of course the car organization is a must! I am a teacher and understand this need. Love the military green on your daughter. Precious!

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