Five on Friday!

Happy Friday, friends! Thank you so much to all of you who linked up with us last week! It’s been one heck of a week and I am so thankful it’s finally FRIDAY! I have a girlfriend coming into town this weekend and am pumped for a girl’s night out. Also hoping to bake up a few fall treats.

Let’s get down to it!


– ONE – We brought home a few pumpkins from the patch last weekend and I decided to “decorate” them a bit differently this year. Matt’s idea was to carve one of them out and take pictures of Caroline sitting inside (hmmm, secretly surfing Pinterest?). Anyways, I quickly recommended a far less messy idea – wrap them in fishnet stockings and call it a day. I think they look so cool and it took me less than 1 minute to decorate them. Oh, and I didn’t have to scoop out goo. Win!


You can find my painted pumpkin tutorial {here}.

– TWO – We were BOOED this week! My neighborhood is so fun and there are always little pranks going on year-round. A few weeks ago there was a giant stuffed animal being moved from porch to porch as a joke and it was so funny to see it circulate the neighborhood. So it came as no surprise when I arrived home from work to find I was booed!

Want to boo someone in your neighborhood? Get the game going by downloading the printables {here}!

For my turn to boo some neighbors I picked up some mini Halloween cupcakes. I really wanted to make pumpkin dip for my treat but since the gifts are supposed to be left anonymously Matt said that would be super weird.

– THREE – Since these pretty much only happen now when the paint has completely chipped off my toes I thought it was important to document my solo pedicure date last weekend.

– FOUR – Our teachers at daycare send us pictures often throughout the day of Caroline and this week we received one of my favorites – Caroline passed out from her buggy ride (and can we please talk about how she’s sucking her thumb these days!?!?!).

– FIVE – Remember the amazing giveaway we announced last week!? The contest is officially OPEN! 


The rules are simple: 

1. Link up with us using the Linky Tools feature below.

2. Mention the Five on Friday giveaway, display our logo, and link to all four of our blogs.

We will use to select a winner and verify the above steps have been completed. Good luck!

Wanna join Darci, April, Natasha and I on the
Friday fun? You can link-up on any of our four blogs every Friday! All you have
to do is…

Write your post about five things you’re lovin’ this week (or any five things
you want to share!). 2.) Share the logo on your blog and link back. 3.)
Link-up at the bottom of the post so some new readers can check out your five
things and say hello!






  1. The Mrs./The Mom
    October 10, 2014 / 1:06 pm

    I definitely need to take a page from your book in regards to pumpkin decorating- I love how it turned out wrapped in a fishnet stocking! And that picture of Caroline sleeping is too adorable, the walks get them every time! Happy weekend!

  2. Lisa Loves John
    October 10, 2014 / 1:08 pm

    Ahh! I absolutely love how you did your pumpkins – no mess and they will last for much longer too!

  3. Nina @ Flowers in my Hair
    October 10, 2014 / 1:09 pm

    I love your pumpkins!

  4. Jillian Manesh
    October 10, 2014 / 1:09 pm

    i love those painted pumpkins! we're getting some this weekend 🙂 xo jillian – cornflake dreams

  5. Christina @ Still Lucky
    October 10, 2014 / 1:12 pm

    I love your neighborhood! How fun.

  6. rachel
    October 10, 2014 / 1:14 pm

    I'm going to need a tutorial on the fishnet pumpkins! Cutest thing ever!!! And so clever. 🙂 We are hoping to Boo some friends soon! And cheers to pedis. I'm off to get one this AM. 🙂

  7. Pamela {Sequins and Sea Breezes}
    October 10, 2014 / 1:24 pm

    Seriously loving your pumpkins!! I had no idea that was fishnet over them, they look so cool! And your neighborhood sounds like so much fun! Love your pedi color too! Happy Friday!<3,

  8. Caley-Jade Rosenberg
    October 10, 2014 / 1:34 pm

    Love your pumpkin decorating and little Caroline – how adorable!! There is nothing better than pics from daycare… x

  9. Caitlyn {Home Sweet Ruby}
    October 10, 2014 / 1:36 pm

    Love the fishnet on the pumpkins, so much easier! Caroline is so cute passed out next to her little friend! That is awesome that the daycare sends you photos, that must make the work day a little easier 🙂

  10. April of A. Liz Adventures
    October 10, 2014 / 1:39 pm

    Fishnet pumpkins!!! That is awesome, absolutely genius!I'm so in love with that pic of Caroline passed out. What a sweetie pie she is.

  11. Rebecca Jo Vincent
    October 10, 2014 / 1:46 pm

    I want to live a neighborhood that is so cute like that!!!!I now want a pumpkin with my address on it!

  12. Christy
    October 10, 2014 / 1:56 pm

    We have a nail salon in town here that serves wine. It's a great GNO thing to do. Love the pumpkin's.

  13. Shannon Jenkins
    October 10, 2014 / 2:15 pm

    I'm dying to go to a pumpkin patch this weekend!! LOVE the idea with the fishnets!! How cute is that little thumb sucker?! Happy Friday!<3 Shannon

  14. Lauren H Edmondson
    October 10, 2014 / 2:31 pm

    adore that idea of "boo-ing" someone! We live in a neighborhood where we are the youngest by about 30 years haha so our interactions with the neighbors are fairly limited though!

  15. Lauren
    October 10, 2014 / 2:55 pm

    I love your Five this week!! Our neighbors were Boo'd and I had never even heard of it before – such a fun idea!! That pedi makes me feel like venturing out to get one soon 🙂 How sweet does Caroline look in that picture, I love it!

  16. Morgan Smith
    October 10, 2014 / 3:19 pm

    I love the Boo'd game…so fun! Caroline is so cute…I call that thing the Cry-Mobile because kids are usually screaming and crying while on it whenever I see one. It's sort of sad but funny…lol. I'm a mom of 3, so I'm allowed to say that. -Morgan California To CarolinaThe Gym Bunny

  17. Karra
    October 10, 2014 / 3:33 pm

    I love that BOO game! We just moved into our neighborhood so that would be fun to play.

  18. Laura | Our Life in the Queen City
    October 10, 2014 / 3:45 pm

    1. sexy pumpkins, girlfriend! haha 😉 seriously – super cute! 2. good for you for getting that pedi – YOU DESERVE IT! 3. do i have to be boo'd to start the trend in my neighborhood? you know no one else is going to start it! 4. caroline is a doll baby (this goes without saying) xoxoxox

  19. Hannah
    October 10, 2014 / 3:51 pm

    I love that boo your neighbor idea! So fun! It's always so sweet when babies fall asleep on a walk [or anywhere really ;]

  20. Katharine @ SouthernBourbonMountains
    October 10, 2014 / 3:58 pm

    Where do you get your nails done? I've been going to Polished but your spot looks cozier! and Love the Boo'd Printable…I might start it in my neighborhood!

  21. Kate
    October 10, 2014 / 4:01 pm

    We used to "boo" in my old neighborhood and it was so much fun! I miss doing that and can't wait until I live somewhere where I can do it again.

  22. Allie Key
    October 10, 2014 / 4:24 pm

    Love, Love, Love your pumpkin idea

  23. Paige @ Reasons to Come Home
    October 10, 2014 / 4:36 pm

    Love, love, love your pumpkins! I think I will paint our numbers on one this weekend!

  24. Sarah
    October 10, 2014 / 5:30 pm

    Hi! First time commenter! 🙂 I love your pumpkins, they are so so cute!!! And your neighborhood sounds amazing!!! We actually just moved from AZ to Charlotte, NC (we're in Matthews) 6 weeks ago! So far, I love it. We're just in an apartment now but I can't wait until we buy a house!! We explore neighborhoods weekly and every single one of them seem spectacular. I don't know how I'm ever going to decide lol! Hope you have a nice weekend!! 🙂

  25. Annie {Home of Malones}
    October 10, 2014 / 6:44 pm

    OMG, I love it!! I posted the same picture today of Brody in the little buggy ride at school next to his little girlfriend! They aren't sleeping, but it's still so cute to see them. I'm so glad she is doing well at school 🙂

  26. Ashley @ A Cute Angle
    October 10, 2014 / 7:10 pm

    I looooove that you wrapped the pumpkins in fishnets! I've never seen that before. I love the look! Your neighborhood sounds super fun! I love a good solo date to get a pedi. It's just must needed "me" time.~Ashley @ A Cute

  27. Nina Robinson
    October 10, 2014 / 7:35 pm

    Love those pumpkins! And such a cute idea to "boo" your neighbors.

  28. Bekah Walsh
    October 10, 2014 / 7:46 pm

    Great giveaway….and such a cute list this week between the "booing" and Caroline's buggy ride (um, why is she growing??)!

  29. Natasha
    October 11, 2014 / 12:40 am

    i can't help but giggle at that red buggy…i LOVE it when i see a cart full at church and MDO and the thumb sucking…HOLY SWEETNESS!!!! love the fun fishnet idea, too mama

  30. Keli Staten
    October 11, 2014 / 4:44 pm

    It's been said a TON already, but I love those fishnet pumpkins! What a great idea :)What is that nail color? It looks very similar to one I have that I've forgotten about, and seeing yours there made me want to do my nails that color too!

  31. mariaajohnson
    October 11, 2014 / 8:05 pm

    I love that you've been booed idea! Super cute. Also those pumpkins are adorable. Love it!

  32. Timsha Coleman
    October 12, 2014 / 4:38 pm

    Love the "you've been booed" idea, so fun! I am in desperate need of a mani/pedi also, I may do it this week! 🙂

    October 14, 2014 / 11:40 pm

    I love the idea of Booing your neighbors. That's too cute.

  34. DetroitDuchess
    October 18, 2014 / 3:47 pm

    I love your decorating ideas! I never would have thought to throw a fishnet on a pumpkin! What a great idea!

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