Five on Friday

Boy am I glad it’s FRIDAY! I spent every night in a hotel this week {traveling for work} and I am so ready to get home tonight and relax! I can’t really complain too much though since I got to spend the last few days at a work conference in Charleston. 


On the agenda this weekend – get caught up on my DVR, run errands, purchase and decorate lots of pumpkins, spend time with Charlie and the hubby and enjoy a 90 minute massage!  It should be a lovely, relaxing weekend!

– ONE – Did you notice anything different around here today?! Laura, my good friend from Laura Wyatt Design, spruced up a few things around the ole blog and I am smitten with my new “about me” feature and social media buttons in my post footer! I swear that girl is the most talented designer I know!

– TWO – I am officially addicted to candy corn right now. And not just any candy corn, it has to be the PUMPKIN candy corn. Oh, and I’ve gotten over my PSL crave and have already moved on to Caramel Apple Spice – my absolute favorite fall/winter Starbucks treat.

– THREE – I am on to my next book – Commencement, by J. Courtney Sullivan. I have to say, although I am only a few pages in, I am really enjoying it so far! Such an easy and fun read! Thanks to all of you who recommended it!

– FOUR – I am so excited to celebrate our first Halloween in our new neighborhood. Our street is full of kids and I can’t wait to see all the fun costumes, pass out candy on our porch and watch all the excitement. We took Charlie to PetSmart last weekend to let him pick out his Halloween costume and he was not happy about any of them. So I’ve decided to make him a ghost after I was inspired by this cute pup below. I give it about 30 seconds before he tears this sheet off of him and shreds it. I’m just hoping for one picture, that’s it!

– FIVE – Last night’s meal in Charleston at Sermets…{scallops & Charleston cheesecake}!


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  1. Taylor Jeavons
    October 4, 2013 / 11:04 am

    That cheesecake looks amazing. Ah sweets…

  2. thestreets2
    October 4, 2013 / 11:21 am

    Oh my gosh, I'm jealous of your Charleston trip. Love love love all that food!

  3. Amanda {Kids and Cabernet}
    October 4, 2013 / 11:59 am

    1) You blog looks great and 2) Holy yum! Your dinner looks delicious!! Have a great weekend!!!

  4. K. Elizabeth @ YUMMommy
    October 4, 2013 / 12:20 pm

    Loving the new blog changes! We don't have a lot of kids on our street. So, I'm undecided about whether or not we'll be passing out candy this year.

  5. Rachel
    October 4, 2013 / 12:46 pm

    I get all of our dogs costumes at Target..they have a ton of sizes and the cutest ones..some are just t-shirts which our dogs prefer!

  6. Carroll
    October 4, 2013 / 12:49 pm

    What a great blog look! And I've been wanting to read Commencement, too. 🙂 Enjoy your weekend! It sounds fabulous!!

  7. the girl in the red shoes
    October 4, 2013 / 1:01 pm

    Oh my gosh, Charlie as a ghost!!!! I can't wait to see pictures…fingers crossed that you get a good one! And I totally agree that the pumpkin candy corn is the BEST!

  8. Maureen SIM
    October 4, 2013 / 2:15 pm

    Ok… that book is ridic! I read it last year and couldn't put it down. 🙂

  9. Lindsey
    October 4, 2013 / 2:34 pm

    LOVE the new design and that cheesecake looks amazing!!

  10. Christina @ This Woman Cooks!
    October 4, 2013 / 3:29 pm

    Oh my God I love that- a dog as a ghost!! So precious. I'm also in a new neighborhood this year and can't WAIT to see what it's like here.

  11. ryann
    October 4, 2013 / 3:33 pm

    My weakness is the pumpkin candy corn, too! I bought a bag as soon as Halloween candy was out and I've been a goner ever since! 🙂 safe travels this weekend!

  12. Bekah Walsh
    October 4, 2013 / 4:29 pm

    I was looking at your new "about" pic right before I read about your makeover! It looks great!

  13. The Peanut Program
    October 4, 2013 / 5:24 pm

    those scallops look SCRUMPTIOUS!!!!

  14. Laura {happily ever} Parker
    October 4, 2013 / 5:36 pm

    I made Finn a ghost last year – got one good photo and was satisfied!

  15. Sara Elizabeth
    October 4, 2013 / 5:40 pm

    I tried to get barley to pick out a costume and he resisted too! I have to look into that book, always looking for new easy reads to keep in rotation!

  16. Rebecca Jo
    October 4, 2013 / 6:26 pm

    I'm doing good holding off on the candy corn… mix with peanuts & I can down a whole bag in a weekend

  17. Tammy Jo
    October 4, 2013 / 6:46 pm

    Candy corn is the death of me!!! OMG Love that stuff!

  18. Ashley
    October 4, 2013 / 7:17 pm

    I was just saying I need a new book to read!

  19. Jaclyn @ Haute Granola
    October 4, 2013 / 9:02 pm

    I love Carmel Apple Spice too!! Once the PSL is not available I'll make my switch. Love the new changes to your blog. Have a great weekend!

  20. Tara {The Silver Lining}
    October 4, 2013 / 9:10 pm

    I am almost done reading Commencement! I will finish it this weekend for sure. I'm actually surprised that it goes a little deeper into some issues that I didn't expect. I really like it! Oh, and I'm super eager to have Halloween in our new neighborhood too this year. We barely missed it last year, and I know all of the kids are going to look adorable. I hope to talk to more of our neighbors as well.

  21. Sara Elizabeth
    October 5, 2013 / 2:00 am

    I'm dying over the pup's costume!! LOVE. I also definitely wouldn't mind some of that cheesecake!! It looks SO GOOD!!!

  22. Amanda Klein
    October 5, 2013 / 2:40 am

    Your dinner looked delicious!! I will have to look up Commencement!

  23. Brenda Little
    October 5, 2013 / 11:29 am

    Love this idea & might just join you next week! This weekend is fully booked with a Quidditch tournament and one son home from university so a game, a movie and a dinner out with him and our local son. Not sure if I'll get any work done but I'll be having fun!

  24. Lauren Davison
    October 5, 2013 / 12:18 pm

    oh that ghost sure looks cute! love the new blog design, it was the 1st thing I noticed! mmmm scallops!

  25. Katie {Miss Dixie}
    October 5, 2013 / 12:27 pm

    oh my goodness- our dogs cannot stand costumes! It was hilarious the other day when Weeks' halloween costume came in the mail- they saw me pull it out and ran! haha! 🙂

  26. Elisabeth
    October 7, 2013 / 3:51 pm

    Absolutely loved Commencement! It's one of my favorite books.

  27. Chelsea VerHage
    October 8, 2013 / 12:25 am

    I am a tad bit obsessed with candy corn pumpkins too right now… I staged my own intervention this weekend after I realized I'd gone through a whole bag in a matter of days… Oops!

  28. Kelly
    October 9, 2013 / 5:55 pm

    Oh my goodness, those scallops and cheesecake look amazing! Sermets is on my bucket list of restaurants to try in Charleston 🙂

  29. Sunita Chaudhar
    February 20, 2014 / 12:23 pm

    That cheesecake looks amazing. you can buy online cheese cake as its time saving. thanks for sharing this.

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