Friday, October 28, 2016

Five on Friday – Favorites

Oh Friday, please let me hug you! 

This has been such a busy week ‘round these parts.  We were on vacay last week (you can see the recaps here, here, and here) and getting caught up on corporate job stuff and house stuff and life in general is really tough after being away for a few days.  

Since today is such a wonderful day – because, Friday – I’m going to make it even better by sharing some of my favorites for the week!

O N E – New Planner

I’ve mentioned here on the blog before that I use an Erin Condren Life Planner to keep everything organized, and my 2017 life planner arrived last week!!!!  There’s just something about a new planner… all of the fresh and crisp and unmarked pages just begging to be written on!  Paper goods and school and office supplies have always made me so happy, and planners have always made me the absolute happiest!  I just love everything about deciding how I’m going to use it and color code everything and organize it.  Sigh.  One happy girl right here, folks.  One happy girl.

I went a slightly different route this time and I ordered mine in neutrals instead of colors and I love it.  The fonts are worlds better in this one, and the quotes and overall look is much more sleek.  And do you like how I customized it to match my blog?!  My Type A heart is so satisfied right now.

If you decide to order your own, let me know!  I can send my referral link to you and you will get $10 off of your order!





T W O – Olivia’s New Trick

Y’all.  On Wednesday night when B and Olivia got home from school, B said, “Hey Olivia, tell Mommy what you told Mrs. Norma and me before we left school.” 

Olivia then proceeded to put her little hand over her heart and recite the entire Pledge of Allegiance from start to finish.  She did not miss a beat.  Not even a word mispronunciation.  I mean!!  

Seriously, watch the video!



T H R E E – The Kids’ New Favorite Thing to Do

The kids have been really into sidewalk chalk lately.  They would probably be really into it all the time if B and I didn’t withhold it from them, but since our driveway sits in the sun for the entire evening during the summer we just don’t ever let them get out and do it.  If we do, we totally bake in the sun.  Now that the sun is setting earlier and it’s cooler in the evening, we have been turning them loose with the chalk and it is amazing how long it keeps both of them occupied.  Just amazing.  However, we are also in a terrible drought, so after nights upon nights of sidewalk chalk and no rain, they are starting to run out of room to draw.  I guess we’re going to have to turn the hose on it soon so they can have a clean slate!




F O U R – Jacob’s Report Card

This boy.  I could not be more proud of him.  I mentioned in passing in my What's Up Wednesday post that he had a perfect report card.  He has also had perfect scores on every single thing that he’s done so far in Kindergarten.  He’s had two math tests with 100s on both, and he’s had numerous red word tests – all 100s.  He just had his first AR test, and you guessed it, a 100.  On his report card, he received 100s in every subject that they grade numerically and he received 3s in every other skill that they grade on a scale of 1-3, one being that he needs more work, two being that he’s emerging, and three being that he’s proficient.

In addition to the grades, his teacher had nothing but good things to say about him and she specifically discussed just how sweet and smart he is.  We could not be more proud of him and we are praying that it continues throughout his entire school career.  If it does, then we should have an easy road with him academically.  I am so proud to be his mommy.



F I V E – Fall Blogger Roundup

One of my blogging buds, Jessie at The Simple Sweetheart, asked me if I would be interested in contributing to her Fall Blogger Roundup post to discuss some of the fall activities that we love to do.  Yes, please!  You can see that post here… and there are lots of good ideas from other mommies as well!

Well folks, tomorrow is family picture day so wish us luck!  I bought some special concealer just for Jacob in the event that his black eyes haven’t cleared up.  Too bad we now also have to worry about Olivia’s busted lip.  Sigh…

P.S. I’m co-hosting a giveaway on Instagram that ends on Sunday… be sure to check it out!  You could win several items to step up your cozy game for fall and winter.  :o) 

*Linking up with A Liz Adventures and Carolina Charm for Five on Friday, A Little Bit of Everything for Friday Favorites,  September Farm and The Farmer's Wife for Oh Hey, Friday, Meet @ the Barre for Friday Favorites, Cup of Tea for High Five for Friday, and Our Pretty Little Girls for Rewind Friday!


33 comments:

  1. I love your new planner, and actually noticed right away it matches your page :-) that is a fun idea with the sidewalk chalk and having your kids lay, and makes for some cute pictures!! And that is so awesome for Jacob in school, what a smart little guy!

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  2. Your new planner is awesome!! I love Erin Condren. Sidewalk chalk is a huge hit at our house too. For some reason Emmy likes to eat it though (Yuck!) so I have to be careful and really watch. They love to tell me what to draw. Way to go Jacob!! Such a smart boy. I hope the photos go well. HAve a great wekeend.

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  3. Love your sidewalk chalk pictures!!! So cute! Both your kiddos seem super smart - Olivia with the pledge and Jacob with all of kindergarten. That's so awesome!! Happy Friday!

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  4. Your kids are the BEST!!! LOVE the sidewalk chalk idea!! And can we talk how giddy paper products make me. I am so old school and love the old fashioned writing, I don't want everything on the computer like my husband does. LOVE yours all personalized and so "sweet!!" Happy Fall weekend angel!!

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    1. ME TOO!!!! I am all about the actual paper and pens and writing! I just can't get on board with electronic planners! Happy weekend, Andrea!

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  5. I love your new planner. I really need to learn to use mine. It's currently empty sitting on my desk not even on the right week! Please do a post on how you best use yours! Loved the video of Olivia. She's so cute! That sidewalk chalk is awesome. I need to try it!

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  6. Those pics of the kids with the chalk are awesome! And that video of Olivia, I still can't believe how well she said it!! Girl is talented for sure! And that is so so awesome about Jacob at school! I always love hearing what the teachers have to say about Brayden and I always get teary eyed because I'm so proud!

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  7. Oh, how I LOVE planners! I get to start a new one in January and have already started looking at the ones I'd like. There are so many options! I kind of just want to order one now so I can start a new one already. There really is just something about starting a new planner ;) And you're such a talented chalk artist. I should do that with my boys, I know they'd love it!

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  8. I love the sidewalk chalk activity you guys are doing with them - those are such fun pictures!! Hope you have a great weekend girl! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  9. The sidewalk chalk pictures are just too cute! Olivia sounds adorable saying the pledge of allegiance! Hope you guys have a fun weekend!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

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  10. Happy Friday! As much as vacations are great I hate coming back to all the extra catch-up at work. Loving your planner and how you can personalize it. Loving all of your sidewalk chalk fun, too! Have a great weekend. Beautifully Candid

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  11. I have been using my 3rd Erin Condren planner for the last 5 months and I love it. I also got the neutrals. Its so much more classy and sleek looking. I love your cover btw <3

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    1. Thanks so much, Yesenia! I was so torn between the colors and neutrals because I was afraid there would be something missing if I went with the neutrals, but that was not the case at all. I'm so glad I went with the neutrals!

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  12. Love your new planner!! I love the sidewalk chalk, those pictures are soo cute. I love the video of Olivia recited the Pledge of Allegiance. What a great job she did!! Have a great weekend.

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  13. I hope you & B treated yourselves to some donuts, too! What wonderful & smart little kiddos you guys have! We love sidewalk chalk here, too!

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  14. Love your new planner! I was looking at them when I was in Target the other day, but I haven't bought one for 2017 yet. I'm always so indecisive since there's so many cute designs to choose from!

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  15. Good luck with the family photos! You guys are all so adorable, black eyes, busted lips and all! So, don't worry. Good for the memories I suppose, haha...or not. Hope you guys have a wonderful Halloween, and yay for Olivia and the pledge and Jacob for his good report card!

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  16. Yay for new planners! I love my planner too, I couldn't jump on the Erin band wagon, mostly it's just too big for me since I carry my planner in my purse with me at all times. I have two actually one for blogging and one for daily life...I have it written down in my planner to buy my planner for next year...hehe :) For whatever reason I wrote it down to do it in three weeks...can't come soon enough! :) The pledge is just the cutest! And I don't think I realized that Jacob and my son were in the same grade, it's amazing what they have learned in the few months they have been in school. What are red words?

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  17. What a smart boy! He's so precious! Erin Condren planners are LIFE! I cannot and have not lived without one for years! I recently found out that they sell non-monogrammed Erin Condren supplies at Staples! I nearly died when I found out.

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  18. Sidewalk chalk is a major love of my kids too! Unfortunately, we are lacking needed concrete/cement for it LOL! Way to go on that great start to Kindergarten, keep up that diligent work and great attitude all the years of school and that mister will be set! (Yes, I used to teach!) Have a wonderful weekend! xo

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  19. Love the chalk pictures - so sweet and colorful :) Goodluck with pictures tomorrow!

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    1. Thanks so much, Kristi! The pictures went very well!

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  20. Love your planner. I need to order my new one ASAP.
    Way to go Olivia! She sounded so precious.
    And Jacob.... what a smart young man!!
    I entered the giveaway! Fingers crossed:)

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    1. Thanks, Heather! I can't live without my planner! It goes everywhere with me!

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  21. Love your new planner! I've been debating on what I'm going to do in 2017 and she's towards the top of the list...I might be emailing you soon :). The sidewalk chalk photos are adorable! Just too cute. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Feel free to email! I love mine! I'm hoping to do a post on how I use mine soon. A lot of people have asked!

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  22. Your planner is so cute! Yay for Jacob's report card!!!

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  23. That planner is so cute! I love that Jacob is excelling in school. Such a proud mama moment for sure. I can't wait to see those family photos! I bet they turned out amazing, despite the bumps and bruises.

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  24. Your chalk drawings are adorable! I used to do chalk outlines of the kids when ours were younger...looked like a murder scene...LOL

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  25. I love the idea of the kids lying down for the chalk pics. I need to do that!! The planner os SO cute.

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