Five on Friday

Happy Friday, the end of this week feels so similar to last, except this time … an even better ending! We have been hit with another snowstorm, much bigger, & today marks my fifth day at home with Waverly in the past two weeks!  I guess dreams really do come true. 🙂

Here are my FIVE!

1.  Winter-Wear.  We are not even close to being used to this kind of weather in VB, thank goodness that we bought all types of winter clothing for Waverly just in case we got a snow flurry this season.

Waverly’s jacket & pants are both from H&M, which remains one of my favorite places for both her wardrobe & my own!  And her Hunters, this is yet another example of why Hunter boots are officially the best pair of shoes ever.

2.  Vests.  We really are experiencing the craziest weather ever!  Before the biggest snowstorm I can ever remember hit this week, we were able to make it outside bundled up with only a glamorous little vest.  I LOVE, love a good vest & can not get enough of them this season!

Vests are also easy to buy big so that they will last for more than one year, most of the ones we have this year are 2T & still manageable. I am loving this one currently on sale at Baby Gap!

2.  Mason Jar Cups.  I have had a love of mason jars ever since we used them at my wedding, somehow everything tastes better from a mason jar.  Since Waverly is going through the what mama has, I want phase (which is actually pretty adorable, for now at least!), she loves mason jars, too.

This one with a lid is actually from Walmart (totally lucky find!) & as usual, she looks way cuter than I do drinking from it.
4.  Valentines Chocolate-Covered Pretzels.  With all of this extra time at home lately, I literally cannot stop baking.  I mean, I really think it is an issue & have decided that if I was home during all of the winter seasons, I would be obese.
These pretzels are so easy, super delicious & the perfect combination of salty & sweet.

5.  Soup.  We are total soup people & pretty much make some sort of soup once a week during this time of year.  I love that they are relatively easy & can last more than one day, both are basic guidelines when it comes to me & cooking. We had this chicken & vegetable soup last night, I definitely recommend it. (Thanks again, Pinterest!).

Thank you to Darci, Liz & the rest of the hosts of this link-up.  We wish everyone the HAPPIEST of weekends, cannot believe that tomorrow marks the start to February!
Bring it on, we are ready & are feeling the LOVE!! 🙂


  1. January 31, 2014 / 12:56 pm

    Glad you're enjoying the snow. We are getting about 10 more inches this weekend between tonight and tomorrow on top of the foot or more that we already have! Here in Illinois we're so over the snow! But Waverly looks stinkin adorable in her winter wear! Happy weekend!!

  2. January 31, 2014 / 1:07 pm

    Love her hunter boots! And vest and everything else! I need a girl this next time around for all of these amazing outfits. And as far as baking goes, I stay home all the time and you are right, I was doing it so often I had to start limiting myself to weekend baking only. I don't think my waistline would make it much longer! Happy Friday!

  3. January 31, 2014 / 1:41 pm

    Agreed, Hunters are the BEST! I saw those Mason jars at Target the other day and thought they were so cute! Tinley would love them. Enjoy another snow day mama! :o) Happy Friday!

  4. January 31, 2014 / 2:11 pm

    The mason jar– PRICELESS. I swear, every day is like a memory for the scrapbook. I really admire how PRESENT you are in your role as a mom. 🙂 Have a great weekend!

  5. January 31, 2014 / 2:37 pm

    Her mini hunters are way too cute! And I've been wanting to make those valentines pretzel treats!

  6. January 31, 2014 / 2:40 pm

    Hello from the link up 🙂 Your little girl is so precious! Love her winter wear! Absolutely adorable! The valentine's treats look scrumptious! Have a fabulous weekend 🙂

  7. January 31, 2014 / 3:19 pm

    As a fellow soup person, I completely agree about their simplicity and the fact that they make many portions – both are huge plusses in my book! I'll definitely try that chicken and vegetable soup recipe soon!

  8. January 31, 2014 / 3:52 pm

    mmmm. send some of that delicious baking my way!!!

  9. January 31, 2014 / 3:54 pm

    Girl is a little fashionista! I just love that vest!! Oh my gosh…too bad they didn't make it in our size 😉

  10. January 31, 2014 / 4:07 pm

    I cannot even begin to comment on the cuteness here because there is just too much!!!! Okay, not really. There is never too much cuteness. But GOODNESS do I love it all!!! Bless that sweet cutie patootie little Waverly!!!! xx

  11. January 31, 2014 / 4:32 pm

    It's been fright here, but no snow. We usually get some snow/ice close to V-day and it looks like it will be no different this year…there is white stuff in the forecast for next week! We've been baking here, too! I just posted a cookie recipe I bet you would LOVE! We're totally digging soups also…turkey chili with kale & black beans was on our menu last night! Stay warm up there ad enjoy all of your extra time off!

  12. January 31, 2014 / 4:34 pm

    such a cute snow bunny!! and love the mason jar sippie… gotta get some of those!! happy friday 🙂 🙂 🙂

  13. January 31, 2014 / 4:59 pm

    Good golly Waverly is the cutest!! I think my mini needs a pair of those oh so adorable boots!! Happy weekend!!

  14. January 31, 2014 / 5:34 pm

    I was just about to order Clay a personalized mason jar off etsy! He always wants his smoothie in a big boy cup so I thought that might help!
    I just added the ingredients for those pretzels and the soup to my shopping list! Yum!

  15. January 31, 2014 / 5:54 pm

    she is seriously the CUTEST EVER! I didn't even know H&M had baby clothes… I need to get out more 🙂 Have a wonderful weekend! xo

  16. January 31, 2014 / 6:07 pm

    Could she look any cuter in those outfits?! Oh my gosh, I die. I love her style! Also, I love mason jars! I just bought one on etsy from The Mason Bar Company and love love love it! I use it everyday. My little man also likes having whatever mommy has and he loves to drink from it too!

    Chasin' Mason @

  17. January 31, 2014 / 7:18 pm

    she's so precious with her mason jar! what a great idea instead of a sippy cup or those silly little kid straw cups!

    And those pretzels…I die every Valentine's when someone makes those…I might have to be the one this year!

  18. January 31, 2014 / 8:23 pm

    Yay for more snow days! We've had a ton of snow, but my hubby hasn't even had one snow day off from work! That's what you get for living two blocks from work! You can't quite use the snow as an excuse! 😉 Love that mason jar cup! We use mason jars as our glasses for every meal! They remind me of my grandmothers and keep the country in our home since we live so close to the city!

  19. January 31, 2014 / 8:34 pm

    Love her silver winter coat! Where did you find that?

  20. January 31, 2014 / 9:48 pm

    My husband is a total soup hater. It makes me so sad. He is convinced that it isn't a good dinner if there isn't a big slab of meat in front of him somewhere.

    Those pretzels look delish! The perfect combo of sweet and salty!

  21. January 31, 2014 / 9:56 pm

    Waverly looks like a little baby model in those first two pictures! We had a pretty decent snowfall this week, too. Glad you got to enjoy some time at home! Happy weekend 🙂

  22. January 31, 2014 / 10:40 pm

    Those boots and vests are adorable!! I can't wait for Ellie to get bigger so she can get out of the "baby" clothes and I can really start dressing her like a mini-me!!

    We LOVE soup at our house – Its basically a Sunday staple!

  23. Anonymous
    February 1, 2014 / 2:48 am

    Waverly has the best winter clothes and boots!! Oh my goodness the silver! My parents live in Williamsburg and were also excited to get snow! We've had so many snow days here in Staunton as well, but I cannot believe you all got 10 inches!!

  24. February 2, 2014 / 1:08 am

    I already planned to make those treats for friends. It's so nice to have off but will not like making the days up. Waverly is so fashionable!

  25. February 2, 2014 / 1:43 pm

    Her coat – I die!! That is the sweetest picture ever!!! So much snow – ready for spring!! (I'm sure you guys are too!)

  26. February 3, 2014 / 7:05 pm

    I love the mason jar cup! I am going to spray paint two mason jars gold for straw storage for Emily's 1st birthday on Saturday. I have the same striped straws in pink and white. Girly parties are soo fun to plan! Our colors are pink and gold accented with faux florals. Those pretzels are one of the first things I ever attempted off of pinterest. They are soo good! Stacy

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