Five on Friday

Happiest Friday, friends!!  This week flew by, I had Tuesday off work & got to spend the day with Waverly, my favorite kind of day!  Also in positive news, can you even believe Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away?!  Sign me up for extra mashed potatoes plus macaroni & cheese this year, I am totally pulling the pregnant card on this one. 😉

1.  I recently picked up these black combat boots for Waverly, they are from H&M (in-store) which has been one of my go-to places to shop lately!  I couldn’t get them to the register fast enough, I also love that her little sister OR brother can get some use out of them too in approximately three years. 

2.  Also in shoe news, one of my favorite pairs of boots from last year is back at Old Navy.  I love the fur on them plus they are super comfortable & easy to put on!  We got the next size up for Waverly & I can’t wait for her to wear them all winter long. 🙂

3.  Is anyone else’s kid obsessed with cell phones?!  We really are trying to work on it, girlfriend wants it all the time so lately we have settled on some educational toddler apps.  Also, she loves “all about that bass” & could sing it all day long while laughing hysterically.

4.  My cravings (& aversions) have been identical this pregnancy to my first.  I normally love sweets & eat them almost every night before bed, but both times, have not even been able to think about chocolate or really sugar in general.  You would think it would help with the weight gain, but I have a NEED for carbs that entirely makes up for it. 😉  This week I was determined to find a sweet I could still eat, so Waverly & I made this poke cake with banana pudding/vanilla wafers.  Both Waverly & I recommend this one, it is absolutely delicious & fun to make!

5.  With all the excitement of this week, I didn’t get a chance to share pictures from a wedding we attended last weekend but it was so much fun!  Waverly came to the rehearsal dinner with us on Friday & then my in-laws watched her while we had a wedding date on Saturday.  I actually stayed up past my recent bedtime of 8pm, which really, was a huge deal for us! 😉

Wishing you all a fun & warm weekend!  We have big plans to make appetizers & watch the Alabama game tomorrow, hoping it’s a good one, ROLL TIDE!


  1. November 14, 2014 / 1:16 pm

    Cam is OBSESSED with All About the Bass, too….he always asks us to play it!! Haha!! What are some of Waverly's favorite apps? Cam loves the iPad, and it totally saves us when we go out to dinner. (We are THOSE parents.) I am loving both pairs of boots…if only I had a girl!! 🙂 I hope you have a great weekend!! xoxo

  2. November 14, 2014 / 1:39 pm

    Such a gooooood looking couple 😉 I'm still loving that bump! I had the same cravings/aversion as you during my first (and a little into my second) trimester! The only "sweets" I could stomach was a few sips of chocolate milk each night.
    Whoa, I can't believe Thanksgiving is less than 2 weeks away. I remember thinking on the first day of November that Thanksgiving seemed so far away and this month would totally drag on… looks like I was wrong!

  3. November 14, 2014 / 1:40 pm

    Give me all the cake…!! But seriously. 😉
    That pic of Waverly cracking up…bless it. I want to hear her sing that song! xx

  4. November 14, 2014 / 1:49 pm

    SO funny – Caleb loves "All About That Bass" too! We sing it during diaper changes, and he just giggles his little face off. I can't wait to find out what you guys are having. A boy would be so fun, and I know you'd have a great time dressing him. But a girl would also be amazing, because you could recycle some of Waverly's AMAZING wardrobe!!! We found out our baby's gender on Wednesday, and I can't wait to share:) So many exciting things happening right now! Happy weekend, sweet friend!

    PS: I second Elise – give me all the caaaaake!!!!

  5. Anonymous
    November 14, 2014 / 3:41 pm

    That song and shake it off are Rae's two favs right now! and those combat boots are so cute!

  6. November 14, 2014 / 4:13 pm

    You look beautiful! My 11 month old likes our phones because she knows they play music. Other than that she isn't really interested… I hope to keep it that way! I know some other babies play on theirs.

  7. November 14, 2014 / 6:04 pm

    I love that she sings that song! Too funny! And love that dress you're wearing! You look amazing!

  8. November 14, 2014 / 6:09 pm

    I couldn't stand sweets the first trimester of my first (and only) pregnancy either! Wonder if that will happen again for me too!

  9. November 14, 2014 / 7:22 pm

    How cute are you?!? I need to get Avery those boots this year, I tried last year and they were gone! Happy Weekend!

  10. November 14, 2014 / 7:46 pm

    your like the most adorable pregnant gal around. no lie. i want to hate you. . . but youre just too cute to hate.

  11. November 14, 2014 / 8:19 pm

    Elyse definitely LOVES our phones. We finally just had to set some limits and also NOT give it to her everytime she asked…which is so much easier said than done!

  12. November 15, 2014 / 1:53 am

    Omg Charli loves all about that bass!! Lol! That and shake it off are her two faves right now!! You look gorgeous friend! Hope your weekend is warm and wonderful!!

  13. November 16, 2014 / 4:52 am

    You guys look so great in that last photo! You are the cutest pregnant!
    Also, Mason is OBSESSED with the iPad and iPhone. It's actually kinda bad. Are you going to do a toddler app post? Or are there some you recommend? Mason's go to's are always the videos app (to watch Mickey) or the Disney Jr app (to watch Mickey lol) or the Wheels on the Bus. I try to download educational apps but Mickey always wins LOL. Also, what kind of phone case is that?! I'm on the hunt for a good, new, toddler-proof one and I am being so indecisive!

  14. November 17, 2014 / 3:02 pm

    Marcus is obsessed with All About that Bass, too! He calls it "his" song, and asks for it to be played all.the.time.
    Marcus loves himself iPhone/iPad. We try to keep his time on it limited, though, or he could probably blow an entire afternoon on them.
    LOVE those little combat boots.
    And, the last pic of you two is absolutely adorable!

  15. November 17, 2014 / 5:32 pm

    Adorable boots! And I love that picture of Waverly with the phone. Makes my heart so happy!! And the picture of you and hubs is presh!!

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Five on Friday

Happy, happy Friday, friends!  I always love a Friday & this one is getting me even more excited, we are finally all feeling better & it’s technically a holiday weekend, right?!  Bring it on. 🙂

Here are FIVE other things making us very happy at the moment!

ONEWhite.   Every year around this time, I start to feel a total bohemian vibe & my style definitely becomes way more laid-back.  For me, white & bohemian go together perfectly, I find myself wanting to put this look on repeat from about now until September 1st.  And of course, dressing Waverly Maye in it, too.  I just love her as a bohemian baby, it really matches her spirited personality. 🙂

I’ve also got my eye on this short-sleeved version of the shirt from H&M, these pieces are just so versatile & I know we will get use out of them all spring/summer long!
TWOGold Headband.  Besides white, my all-time favorite obsession is gold!!  With my fair skin, I have always been drawn to it more than silver & am loving that it is everywhere right now.  This gold headband from Baby Jules Boutique seriously speaks my language, it is pretty much the perfect headband to wear with anything (& we just might).
THREESt. Patricks Day Treats.  We have been “going green” all week, as in dressing in accents of the color & of course, eating lots of green food!  This holiday really is one of the easiest to go festive with, we love fruits & veggies at our house so we really do this all the time. 
New to our grocery list were the lucky charms, which I have now decided we will only get in March each year.  Anyone else tried these lately, they are seriously addicting & completely dangerous to have around!
FOUR:  Method Cleaning Spray.  In keeping with the green theme, I have been buying this method cleaning spray (in cucumber) at Target lately & am addicted.  I love that it doesn’t smell like a bottle of chemicals & that the packaging is actually to pretty to look at.  And I’m especially loving that Waverly is all about helping me clean lately, she is a really impressive little cleaning assistant.
FIVE St. Patricks Day Goodies.  I promise not to go over the top (we do have an Easter basket to fill soon), but I can’t resist a couple of themed-goodies for Waverly on Monday.  I picked her up yet another set of beaded necklaces (this time all green) that I know she will just love to cover herself in.  And also this set of rainbow stickers, a craft she actually has been into lately! 🙂
Thanks to the April, Darci & the lovely ladies of this link-up!!  And CHEERS to the weekend & to all of you for your support of this blog & your sweet, sweet comments each week.  Waverly Maye & I both thank you & wish you the happiest of weekends.



  1. March 14, 2014 / 11:47 am

    LOVE Waverly's outfit! Method cleaners are the best. I do my best to avoid chemicals in our home. I am going to look for that cucumber scent, I haven't seen that one yet. Have a fab weekend! Love the pic of the two of you!(And your necklace!)

  2. March 14, 2014 / 11:49 am

    We just bought lucky charms too and I'm ashamed to say I can't keep my hand out of the box!! I need to hurry up and make those lucky charm treats like you did so I can stop eating them!

  3. March 14, 2014 / 11:55 am

    I'm going to pick up some Method cleaners too, I keep hearing great things about them! How cute does Waverly look in her white shirt!!

    Happy weekend!!

  4. March 14, 2014 / 12:14 pm

    Love the last picture! So sweet!

  5. March 14, 2014 / 12:15 pm

    Yall are seriously too cute! Nora's wardrobe is definitely turning out to have a bohemian vibe and I love it!

  6. March 14, 2014 / 12:50 pm

    I love the bohemian look! I have noticed that I am definitely drawn to it lately, but wonder how well I can really pull it off. Lol
    And luck charms are dangerous in our house! Sydney eats the marshmallows and leaves the rest. Lol
    Happy Friday!

  7. March 14, 2014 / 1:36 pm

    Waverly is SUCH a doll. Her outfit and headband are adorable. Love, love, love.
    As for Lucky Charms only in March? GENIUS!!! We may have to buy a box just for Monday's festivities.

  8. March 14, 2014 / 1:49 pm

    I have been trying to figure out a St. Patrick's day snack my little 11 month can enjoy and you just gave me a great idea. Green grapes and banana fruit skewers!!

  9. March 14, 2014 / 2:00 pm

    You guys are so damn festive!! I seriously LOVE it. And need to get my butt into holiday spirit a little more. Especially after seeing how cute you are!!

  10. March 14, 2014 / 2:00 pm

    Love the lil treat plate and your lil one is so beautiful!

  11. March 14, 2014 / 2:14 pm

    LOVE Waverly's outfit. I can't imagine how fun it is to dress your baby. Can't even imagine. Happy Weekend! Xx.

  12. March 14, 2014 / 3:19 pm

    Method cleaning spray is my fave!! I feel so comfortable using the brand, knowing there isn't a bunch of harsh chemicals. The bohemian look suits you both so well 🙂

  13. March 14, 2014 / 3:20 pm

    I love her little boots! Those are so cute! And I have been seeing that spray at Target..I need to try it!
    Following you on bloglovin now! 🙂

    – morg harp nich – friday social link up for instagram – come join if you want!

  14. March 14, 2014 / 3:29 pm

    You two are just the cutest…I am loving her in white and gold!!! I totally bought some Lucky Charms the other day for Cam to bring to school, and I actually haven't broken into the box yet. This darn diet! Happy Weekend!!!! xo

  15. March 14, 2014 / 3:42 pm

    Your posts never disappoint! I love it! We just purchased lucky charms(so addicting) haha! Happy Weekend! Xo

  16. March 14, 2014 / 5:51 pm

    Her outfit is to die for!

  17. March 14, 2014 / 6:39 pm

    She's so precious! I so badly wanted to make some lucky charms treats, but I decided against it because I knew I would eat them all! And you've now reminded me that I should give Elyse some kiwi, I bet she would love it!

  18. March 15, 2014 / 1:26 am

    Happy weekend back to you, girlie!!! Love that last pic of you two….loving your whole outfit…especially those fabulous jeans! xx

  19. Anonymous
    March 15, 2014 / 2:12 am

    I love Method's products!

  20. March 15, 2014 / 2:31 am

    I love love the light denim and white top combo on her, basically she is rocking it! I picked up a box of Lucky Charms that I've been saving for this weekend, and I've been craving a bowl every day since. Needless to say I am really excited about waking up tomorrow. I agree though, once a year is much safer! Good thing we like green fruits and veggies too. I cannot believe Aria is loving broccoli now, she wouldn't eat it at all a month ago.

  21. March 15, 2014 / 11:05 pm

    Love the last picture! And love your outfit! And…lucky charms… they are true to their name, magically delicious and magically dangerous! We only buy them in March too 🙂

  22. March 16, 2014 / 1:53 am

    Love how you're incorporating some St. Patrick's Day festivities into your week! Hope you and Waverly are having a lovely weekend 🙂

  23. March 16, 2014 / 6:40 am

    I love all the Bohemian/Free Spirit styles every Spring and Summer too! I love love love Waverly's outfit! Where are the tops from? Hope you're having a lovely weekend!

    xx Viv

  24. March 16, 2014 / 2:09 pm

    I cannot get over her cuteness, seriously!! Sometimes I wish I had someone to come shop for me, and then I see posts like this and I wish I had someone to shop for my daughter. hahaha

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Five on Friday

HAPPIEST Valentines Day!!  We hope everyone has had the best week & that you are feeling lots of love on this special day.  Despite freezing weather for what now feels like weeks upon weeks, our hearts are warm.  I can’t wait to celebrate Valentines Day with my two Valentines!!
 Waverly Maye & I are honored to be joining in with other bloggers today as a part of “Team Teddy”.  I’m sure that you have heard his amazing story, but for those who haven’t or want to read more, you can find it hereSuper Teddy is definitely a superhero, & the strength of his parents during such a hard time has truly inspired me.  While I wish I could do more, the best support I can offer is by spreading the word.  I encourage you to do the same; join with us on your blog, Instagram or Facebook with “Team Teddy” signs.  Help Teddy’s mom in her journey to bring awareness to Menkes so that we can find a cure!!
When Natasha from Hello Happiness posted about making this our #1 today, I was so excited to be a part of it.  I honestly attempted to share my other 4, but after writing about Teddy, I couldn’t find a way to make any of them sound important.  So instead, I decided to skip my others this week & give all my love to Teddy!  I look forward to sharing again next Friday, I’m sure I will have more than enough to write about by then. 😉
Of course, I have sweet little plans with both of my Valentines today!!  The good news, we have dinner for three tonight.  Nothing too crazy, these days it’s way more fun for wild Waverly to stay home for dinner rather than be constricted to a high chair.  The not so good news, I have school tomorrow & if you forgot, tomorrow is a Saturday.  Oh yes, after weeks of declaring how excited I was that Valentines Day falls on a Friday this year, my school system decided to plan our first snow make-up day for the Saturday after Valentines Day.
And this is how we feel about that … both of us, I’ve been pouting ever since, too.

Hugs & kisses from us to you!!!!  We hope you have the best weekend & the sweetest holiday!


  1. February 14, 2014 / 12:24 pm

    I'm so excited to see all of these Team Teddy pictures! How lame to have to go to school on a Saturday! Did you lose Presidents' Day too?

  2. February 14, 2014 / 12:53 pm

    Ok, school on Saturday? Not. Cool. On a happy note, I think this outfit is my new favorite on Waverly…seriously SO cute! I'm so behind on reading blogs that I didn't know about the team Teddy movement until literally almost midnight last night! My post was already done and I went to bed feeling like the biggest turd on the planet so we'll be doing something in the coming days to help make up for it 😉

  3. February 14, 2014 / 1:48 pm

    I felt the same way. I just shared Super Teddy.

  4. February 14, 2014 / 1:49 pm

    Oh my word, your sweet Waverly Maye's pants are too cute!!! love them!

  5. February 14, 2014 / 2:01 pm

    Happy Valentine's Day! Love her outfit!

  6. February 14, 2014 / 3:17 pm

    Oh my gosh, you have to go to school tomorrow?? BUMMER! How many snow days have you had?

    PS SHe is so stinkin cute!! Happy Valentine's Day!!

  7. February 14, 2014 / 3:21 pm

    whhhhhat. school on a saturday is totally and completely not fair. buuuut that babe of yours is the CUTEST EVER. i'm obsessed!!

  8. February 14, 2014 / 4:09 pm

    I felt the same way! So… I did the same (with a slight twist). And as always, little W looks adorbs! 🙂

  9. February 14, 2014 / 5:09 pm

    I have never heard of a school making up a snowday on a Saturday – that sounds crazy!! Little Waverly…oh what a sweetheart! That picture is too cute!!

  10. February 14, 2014 / 7:01 pm

    Found your blog through the linkup and I am so excited to follow you on GFC!! Hope your day is filled with lots of love, sweets, and smooches! Xx.

  11. February 14, 2014 / 7:58 pm

    love her little outfit…and seriously, who goes to school on Saturday?!?

  12. February 14, 2014 / 8:55 pm

    I'm a little bummed we didn't participate, but glad this family is receiving so much love and support. #teamteddy

    School on Saturday? Boo!

  13. February 14, 2014 / 9:00 pm

    I had no idea that schools could do makeup days on Saturdays! Ours were always tacked on to the end of the semester. Interesting.

    Love Waverly's face in that last photo – so cute and sassy!

  14. February 14, 2014 / 10:21 pm

    that is so crazy that they are having a makeup day on Saturday!! We have Saturday School where I work but that is for kids who have an absurd amount of tardies or absences!!

  15. February 15, 2014 / 12:56 am

    Makeup day on a Saturday?! Pass! Hope you have a great weekend!

  16. February 15, 2014 / 1:30 am

    Yay for Team Teddy! I've been so happy to see all the support this movement has been getting around blogland today, although the story just breaks my heart into a million pieces.

    And boo for school on a Saturday. Hoping the day goes by quickly for you, sweet girl! Happy Valentine's Day!:)

  17. February 15, 2014 / 1:44 am

    Love how we can all come together as bloggers, mothers & friends to support this sweet family & this precious boy. #TeamTeddy

    School on Saturday?! 🙁 Major dislike! Hope it goes so very fast!

    Happy Valentine's to you, sweet Waverly & your hubby!

  18. February 15, 2014 / 4:34 am

    Happy Valentine's Day! I follow Teddy on Instagram and I can't believe how smiley that kid is. He's too cute! What a strong mama he must have.

  19. February 15, 2014 / 1:56 pm

    First of all, I LOVE your daughter's name! And she is so stinkin' cute! Second, I love that you devoted your whole 5 on Friday to Teddy. What a sweet idea! Boo on having to work today, though. I hope the day goes quickly for you!

  20. February 15, 2014 / 2:17 pm

    It's official – y'all are the cutest mom / daughter duo around!!!!!!!!! Hope y'all had a great Valentine's Day! And thank you, thank you, thank you for joining in our #TeamTeddy day!! 🙂

    And BOO to school today …. that's just wrong! Hope it goes by fast!


  21. February 15, 2014 / 3:11 pm

    That expression just melts my heart! I'm so jealous she will look at the camera – mine runs. Love her outfit. I hope you guys had a great Valentine's Day!

  22. February 15, 2014 / 3:52 pm

    Oh goodness…Waverly and the kissy face!!!!??? Framer for sure! xx

  23. February 15, 2014 / 11:43 pm

    Waverly captures it perfectly! That is so the face I have been making for the past 8 Saturdays that I have had to work. Hope your day went by SUPER fast and you get to be home with your sweet family for the rest of the weekend! xo

  24. February 16, 2014 / 1:34 pm

    New follower — She is so precious. Love her style!

  25. February 17, 2014 / 3:41 am

    That last pic is killer in the cuteness department. Total fail in the scheduling department though – did somebody not look at a calendar with holidays marked when they planned that one?

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