Five on Friday!

I am excited to pop in with a five on Friday today!


one. I am the last person to the coloring party and recently I’ve had SO MANY friends ask if I have already received one or if I would want an adult coloring book. Apparently this is a new trendy craze for adults and is even marketed as a stress reliever! I feel like this is the type of project I’d get really excited about, spend too much money on nice pencils and books and then never actually use it. Would love to hear your thoughts! I think this coloring book is really pretty though!

two. In a panic to get all of my holiday to-dos done before my surgery I actually got our Christmas cards done super early. Like record breaking early. They’ve been piled up on my dining room table for over a week now stuffed, addressed and stamped but since I keep forgetting to ask Matt to drop them in a mailbox I’ve literally been pinning the max my paper clip will hold (about 8 cards) to my mailbox each day. So it’s taking me forever to get my cards out (since I can’t drive to the post office). I’m excited to show y’all our 2015 card next week and even have a great giveaway lined up! In the meantime, here is one of the pictures from our shoot! As you can tell, someone is obsessed with “baaaaayybeeee ‘omas”

three. Thomas is finally getting over his first cold which lasted for weeks. Thankfully he never had a fever but he was incredibly stuffed up and had the hardest time breathing. However, Boogie Mist has seriously been a lifesaver. This saline mist works like a charm to instantly relieve his nasal congestion and is easily one of our top 3 baby products of all time (#1 is the Dohm Sound Machine and #2 is Triple Paste Diaper Cream)! As we enter cold season, I highly recommend stocking up!

four. I came across a post on 200 Things to Throw Away Today and can’t believe how many of these items I am guilty of keeping around too long.

My top five would be:
1. expired makeup
2. socks without mates
3. stretched out hair ties
4. old party supplies and
5. recipe books you don’t ever use.

Would love to know which of these items you’re most guilty of!

five. There is nothing worse than pulling bottles out of the diaper bag at daycare to find them all tipped over with caps full of milk. Finally, after one too many spilled bottles it hit me that I could use a six pack container to transport the bottles inside the bag. This has been a total game changer for us so I wanted to pass it along for other mamas struggling with soggy bottom diaper bags!

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. 

Link-up at the bottom of the post so some new readers can check out your five
things and say hello!






  1. Brenda @ Chatting Over Chocolate
    November 13, 2015 / 1:11 pm

    Thanks for linking the 200+ Things to Throw Away Today post! Looking forward to clicking through as I can always use an excuse to declutter a bit more! Have a beautiful weekend! xo – Brenda // Chatting Over Chocolate

  2. Brittany
    November 13, 2015 / 1:18 pm

    The adult coloring this sounds like so fun!! And yes to de cluttering :)Brilliant six pack idea too- will use for next baby! Happy Friday!!

  3. Chels
    November 13, 2015 / 1:33 pm

    OMG! I am loving the six pack idea. Sheer genius!I need to browse through the 200 things to throw away as well!Happy Friday!

  4. Jessica (The Newly)
    November 13, 2015 / 1:53 pm

    Love the six pack idea! Wish I would have known that back when Caleb was in daycare – especially since I was sending breastmilk, and used to cry when unused portions would spill since it was so hard for me to make enough! Crying over spilled milk is a real thing;) Can't wait to see more of your family photos. The one you shared is gorgeous!

  5. Jess Scott
    November 13, 2015 / 2:10 pm

    You are a genius to think of how to carry bottles! I use a mini reusable shopping bag, but if I don't put it down right, the bottles spill everywhere! LOVE THIS! And thanks for the recommendation for the boogie mist…I've always seen it but never gotten it. Louise is a little stuffy, so I am definitely going to try it! I can't wait to see your Christmas cards! I hope your recovery is going well. xo

  6. Kelli @ A Deeper Joy
    November 13, 2015 / 2:14 pm

    I really need to get on making a Christmas card….ASAP! Love that photo of your family 🙂

  7. Hannah
    November 13, 2015 / 2:20 pm

    Oh my gosh, that photo is the CUTEST THING EVER!!!!

  8. Beth
    November 13, 2015 / 2:27 pm

    i LOVE adult coloring books. I event got my mom addicted. I have that exact book as well. It's a really good one. I don't know if it necessarily relieves my stress, but it's def addicting. just be warned your hand will be numb by the end of one pattern. and my suggestion is to use sharpie fine point markers. they are the best! i've been using my set for months and they have yet to run dry.

  9. Karli | Sept. Farm
    November 13, 2015 / 2:46 pm

    that's it. i'm throwing away 200 things…or at least the ones i'm guilty of. (including expired makeup.) i hate throwing it away though! it's like…i spent good money on that stuff! oh well. happy friday!

  10. Laura Wyatt
    November 13, 2015 / 3:11 pm

    1. your hair looks SO long in that christmas pic! can't wait to receive my carrrrd – it'll definitely be the first of the year! 2. does that mean i need to get rid of ALL of my recipe books? you know we only use pinterest nowadays 3. that bottle trick is genius and would totally give andrew incentive to buy more beer [yknow…because that old carrier is getting so worn out, laura!] xoxox

  11. Girl Meets Bow
    November 13, 2015 / 3:36 pm

    Love the sneak peek of the Christmas cards! Y'all look darling!

  12. Jackie
    November 13, 2015 / 3:49 pm! The 200 Things to Throw Away. I'm honestly scared to look! P.S. That is the sweetest picture of your babes! LOVE!XO,

  13. Christina
    November 13, 2015 / 3:54 pm

    love love love that picture of your fam!!

  14. Lauren Honeycutt
    November 13, 2015 / 4:17 pm

    I love the 200+ things to throw away! I am putting that on a to-do list for this month! Love it!

  15. emily - beauty blether
    November 13, 2015 / 4:32 pm

    I have to check out the adult coloring book! I've heard of them a couple times now :)Immediately going to that list of things to throw away, there is nothing I love more than a good cleaning purge! haha xx

  16. Hanging with the Hirsts
    November 13, 2015 / 5:11 pm

    That picture from your Christmas shoot is SO adorable!! Can't wait to see what your card looks like this year! I am guilty of your top 5 list of things to throw away… I never think of it and I always keep that stuff "just in case"

  17. Caley-Jade Rosenberg
    November 13, 2015 / 5:20 pm

    Can't wait to see your gorgeous Christmas card x

  18. Priscilla - The Wheelchair Mommy
    November 13, 2015 / 5:31 pm

    Love the 6 pack idea!! That's awesome!

  19. Jillian Manesh
    November 13, 2015 / 6:24 pm

    off to check out that 200 list!! love love your family pics 🙂 xo jillian – cornflake dreams

  20. Jen {Pinch Me}
    November 13, 2015 / 7:18 pm

    The six pack made me laugh, but what a great idea!

  21. Shayna @ The Fancy Yancey
    November 13, 2015 / 9:19 pm

    Just no to the coloring book. I would not have time & I feel like it would be one more thing on my list and stress me out. Lol! We don't have the issue with bottles but that's s great idea!! I def need to look into the 200 items to toss!! We are doing Christmas card pics tomorrow- crossing my fingers they go well!

    • Brandy
      November 13, 2015 / 10:16 pm

      They are normally around $12, apparently they went up to $47 on Amazon!

  22. Courtney
    November 14, 2015 / 2:05 am

    So glad to see you're feeling well enough to blog! That list of items to toss couldn't have come at a more perfect time – I'm planning a weekend of purging and cleaning, thanks for sharing it.

  23. Meghan
    November 14, 2015 / 2:28 am

    I'm guilty of keeping all those things too! I guess I should start purging!!!

  24. Jo
    November 14, 2015 / 11:31 am

    I've read a bunch of aricles like that clean out one recently in an effort to make room in this house and have thrown away TONS of stuff just like that! It's amazing all the junk I have stashed around the house that's on that list hah! Do your bottles not come with the lid discs? One medela ones had them to prevent spillage! Nice work on the cards! I need to get on that. Happy weekend!

  25. Elizabeth Birenbaum
    November 15, 2015 / 3:27 am

    I had no idea about that boogie mist stuff! We used to use the boogie wipes all the time but the mist would have been so helpful. Now my favorite thing, albeit gross, is the NoseFreida. It sucks those buggers right out and is SO helpful! It's kinda gross because you do the sucking, but there is a little sponge like thing that catches the boogers so nothing goes in your mouth, but it still grosses me out!

  26. thatwasnttheplan
    November 16, 2015 / 1:36 pm

    That 6-pack is GENIUS for baby bottles!!!

  27. Sara Elizabeth
    November 20, 2015 / 3:26 am

    I know I've already loved on your Christmas card tonight, but I have to say it again!! Love this! I saw one of my friends doing the adult coloring book thing… and I feel like I'd be right there with you… but you know, sometimes, you just have to embrace the whimsy. 😉

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