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!!! 🙂


  1. October 18, 2013 / 12:05 pm

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

  2. October 18, 2013 / 1:39 pm

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


  3. October 18, 2013 / 1:57 pm

    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!

  4. October 18, 2013 / 1:57 pm

    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.

  5. October 18, 2013 / 2:08 pm

    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!

  6. October 18, 2013 / 3:08 pm

    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!

  7. October 18, 2013 / 3:17 pm

    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!

  8. October 18, 2013 / 3:45 pm

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

  9. October 18, 2013 / 4:09 pm

    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!!

  10. October 18, 2013 / 5:42 pm

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

  11. October 18, 2013 / 7:08 pm

    I love how you customized the car organization thing your own! It's on my to do list but it may get bumped up!

  12. October 18, 2013 / 7:42 pm

    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!

  13. October 18, 2013 / 8:15 pm

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

  14. October 18, 2013 / 8:42 pm

    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 🙂

  15. October 18, 2013 / 8:42 pm

    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! 🙂

  16. October 18, 2013 / 11:41 pm

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

  17. October 19, 2013 / 4:57 am

    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!!!

  18. October 20, 2013 / 10:41 am

    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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