Friday, November 21, 2014

Five on Friday!

Happy Friday!!

- ONE - I survived my first trip to the very Windy City this week! Of course it was record breaking temperatures while I was there (-11 degrees with wind chill) all 3 days. Thankfully I borrowed an awesome puffy coat from a friend because my North Face fleece definitely wouldn't have been cut out for the trip. I wish I could say I did all sorts of fun touristy things while I was in Chicago but the reality is that it was a work trip and I spent most of my time in a hotel ballroom working an event. However, I did get to break away on the first night to have a really fun dinner with my coworkers at RPM (a swanky Italian restaurant by Bill and Giuliana Rancic)!

And I would be remiss not to mention how great Matt did with Caroline on his own while I was away. This was my first time ever spending the night away from her and it was hard but I knew she was in good hands with daddy! Caroline's teachers even applauded Matt for doing so well solo...even though he dressed her in backwards outfits two days in a row. Love him. 
- TWO - And speaking of our little muffin, we just got our Christmas pictures back and they are unbelievable. I'll do a full post soon, but in the meantime...
- THREE - I'm having a hard time deciding on a dish to bring to Thanksgiving this year. Has anyone ever tried crockpot cranberry sauce? If so, what recipe did you use? Or if you have another easy idea I'm open to that too.
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- FOUR - Mamas! I just discovered The Original Orbit Label by InchBug and it has been a complete game changer! Each night Matt and I rotate who puts Caroline down for bed while the other person makes (and labels) all her bottles for daycare. I loathe labeling her bottles. We've been using (rolls and rolls) of washi tape until I stumbled upon these wonderful non-adhesive reusable labels. I had Caroline's full name engraved on a set of pink labels and I love them. They fit around her bottles, sippy cups and a variety of other containers. I am definitely adding another set of these labels to Caroline's Christmas list!
- FIVE - I recently received the cozy Everything You Are Sweater from The Palm Tree Boutique and love it so much that I haven't been able to part with it long enough to throw it in the wash, despite wearing it 2345435423 times so far. Paired with leggings, this top is the perfect fall weekend outfit. The material is a blend of polyester and cotton and I love how loosely it fits (I'm wearing a small here). Love it too? You can get one {here}! And make sure to check out all of the other fabulous items that The Palm Tree Boutique offers! Make sure to use coupon code CCHARM15% at checkout for a 15% discount! Happy shopping!
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41 comments:

  1. What an adorable family picture!

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  2. I live in Chicago! It was record breaking for November...wait until January, girlfriend. Someone might find me in my bed as an ice cube. Also, your Christmas sneak peek looks gorgeous.

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  3. Youre the second person today who has shown something from Palm Tree Boutique and both things were adorable! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  4. Is that the top you were wearing last Saturday?! I want it!

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  5. can't wait to see your little family's sweet christmas photos!!!!!!!

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  6. Your Christmas pictures are absolutely gorgeous! I love all the previews. You have great style.

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  7. Too funny he dressed her backwards - I applaud the effort :) Glad you had a safe trip & got to enjoy G&B's restaurant!!

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  8. Aw, so much goodness here! I love your new sweater, that is COZY and I'd live in it! Love the bottle labels (genius) because I dread the labeling process. Funny how something so small can seem so daunting on a daily basis! And lastly, GO MATT for doing such a great job solo, that is awesome!

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  9. how was RPM!? I think they are opening one in DC which is right by me and I would love to try it!

    Justine
    www.lifeasabaltimoregirl.blogspot.com

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  10. I'm dying to go to Chicago and try out RPM!!! Love G&B

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  11. Can't wait to see more pictures! How adorable is sweet little C! I love inch bug. My son's daycare wanted all his bottles labeled with a marker and I didn't want to because we will use those for baby #2 one day. We love inch bug and how inexpensive they are too!
    Visiting from the link up!
    Sydney
    http://raisingsoutherngrace.blogspot.com/

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  12. I find I always comment backwards - SO
    THAT SWEATER LOOKS SO COMFORTABLE! I'm stealing it. That's it. Or I could go buy me own. Decisions Decisions.

    And those reusable labels are genius. Where were they when my son was small?????

    And you called her your "little muffin"??? TOO CUTE!

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  13. whew! im so glad your friend had a coat for you to borrow!! im praying it warms up a little bit before i visit chicago next week...im sure ill look redic at the charleston airport in my uggs but it'll be worth it when im warm in chicago!! also cute sweater! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  14. Can't wait to see more pictures!!! I'm so glad your week away went smoothly. That sweater looks great on you. I always make my cranberry sauce on the stove. Maybe I need to change it up this year!

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  15. Ugh I used to hate labeling bottles too! I ordered the daycare set from Name Bubbles, and it made life so much easier.

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  16. -11.. yikes! Such a good Daddy though! And I'm loving that sweater!

    www.lincsmomma.blogspot.com

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  17. That Christmas sneak peek photo is too cute. Can't wait to see more! Also, I love Chicago! My sister lived there for graduate school, and it was always a neat city to visit. :)

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  18. I stopped reading after number two. That picture is beyond perfection. DYING. DYING. DYING! Can't wait to see more!!!

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  19. I was thinking about trying the same recipe this year! -11 eek that is way toooooooo cold for me! How was RPM..I love Giuliana and Bill :) By the way your little lady is just adorable!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  20. We use those labels too. The best part is that after you stop with bottles, you can put them on everything. We still put them on her water bottles etc. They really hold up well. Beautiful holiday photos, I can't wait to see more.

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  21. Haha! I remember my mom telling me about my Dad dressing me backwards... Must be a daddy/daughter thing! Love that sweater!! Looks super comfy!!

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  22. Looks like you have the Christmas card thing down based on your previous cards! I am always scrambling and trying a thousand layouts and have a super hard time making decision. Love that champagne ice cube idea!

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  23. Glad the trip went so well but sorry you didn't get to do any shopping! We have those labels for our girls and they've been going strong for 4.5+ years. Also dishwasher safe to get rid of yucky germs!

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  24. Finally linked up to this! I hope you loved Chicago (despite the crazy temps) and also hope you had a chance to enjoy some pizza! I would walk back for some of that...

    Can't wait to see the Christmas pictures! I start telling my husband in the summer we have to think of Christmas card pictures. It's a very big deal

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  25. Yes. The inch bug labels are life changing. Love those things. Your fall photo shoot was so beautiful and I love all the pictures you;ve shared so far plus your hair and makeup looked fab!!! So pretty :)

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  26. I LOVE that sweater! I have been on the hunt for a camel colored poncho to sweat with leggings and that one is so cute! Hope you have a great weekend love!

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  27. -11?! Are you even kidding?? That is ridiculous weather!!! There is no better feeling than Super Dad doing so well - my hubs is absolutely amazing with our girls! Those labels are so clever - I must try get some too x

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  28. We love the inchworm bottle band. I buy them as shower gifts often. We also love Mabel's labels because it isn't pratical to order 20 bands!

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  29. Oohh!! I am so jealous that you got to eat at RPM! If ever I make it over to America, RPM is on my list of places to go :)

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  30. Your little family is so sweet! Love that Matt did such a good job while you were away, but am cracking up over the outfit mishaps!!

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