Five on Friday!

It’s FRIDAY! I flew to LA yesterday for work and am en route back home this morning. Someone pass the coffee…and then the wine when I finally land tonight. Since I had a late night event and am 3 hours behind in sleep, you get Four on Friday!

one // My friend McKinsey hosted the girls at her house for a photography class last weekend! The photographer who taught the class was SO good and even had a PowerPoint Presentation followed by lots of guided practice! I am so pumped that I finally know how to change some of the settings on my camera to shoot in manual. Now if I can find some time to practice…

two // Last weekend we filled our freezer with a large batch of delicious chili. Caroline was so excited to “help” dump all the cans into the pot for me so naturally she needed a pic with her masterpiece.

three // Something really awesome happened to me in the Instagram world. Charlotte Parent recently published an article on 10 Charlotte Moms and Dads You Should Be Following on Instagram and listed ME as #2!!!! Never in my life did I think I’d be ranked next to GREG OLSEN! EEEEP! 

Pleated Twead Dress on major SALE // Flannel Shirt — HALF OFF! // Toms Desert Wedge Booties — on SALE

four // Matt and I recently went on a shopping spree at J.Crew Mercantile. We brought the kids with us which meant we had exactly 12 minutes to shop, try on clothes and check out before getting kicked out of the store. For this trip we decided to divide the kids and conquer. I was assigned to Caroline which I thought was the better end of the deal until she decided she wanted to pull every sale sign off the shelf, unfold every cardigan within reach and  run between the mannequin legs. Oh, and at one point I intercepted her trying to slip a necklace into my purse. So anyway, I did something out of desperation – I just grabbed an outfit straight off a model in the window and called it a day. And I couldn’t be happier. Honestly, I would have never created this outfit myself but I love it.

Happy weekend!

***To link up this week, visit Natasha or April’s blog!





  1. Lizzie Simantz
    October 21, 2016 / 11:47 am

    I literally laughed out loud at the having 12 minutes to shop when with your kids! Ha ha that is soooo true!! Very cute outfit!

  2. Amanda Bullard
    October 21, 2016 / 12:00 pm

    You said Greg Olsen and I went into dream land. Way to go, sweetie! Get some rest this weekend! xo

  3. Leslie
    October 21, 2016 / 12:34 pm

    Congratulations on the feature! I love the idea of the photography class and that dress looks great on you!

  4. Jillian Manesh
    October 21, 2016 / 1:05 pm

    i love that gray dress! so cute. xo jillian – cornflake dreams

  5. Allison Mica
    October 21, 2016 / 1:31 pm

    Way to go C! You are the best person to follow on all of social media. Loved seeing your sweet sister this past week. XO

  6. Bekah Walsh
    October 21, 2016 / 1:38 pm

    Wow you and Matt are rocking it this week. Congrats on your well-deserved recognition!

  7. Hanging with the Hirsts
    October 21, 2016 / 3:17 pm

    Congrats on your instagram shout out!! That's so awesome!! That photography class sounds like a blast!! Have a great weekend 🙂

  8. E Hayes
    October 21, 2016 / 5:29 pm

    Awesome about the feature and thanks for sharing it! I just moved to the Charlotte area at the end of September and have been trying to follow more local bloggers to get the low down on all the things there are to do/experience around here. Congrats!

  9. Sara Elizabeth
    October 21, 2016 / 7:54 pm

    What an awesome week despite the crazy work schedule/madness!! You're definitely one of my favorite blogs to follow… and I'm not in Charlotte! 😉 Love that dress on you – it's perfect for fall!!

  10. Laura Darling
    October 22, 2016 / 1:26 am

    A photography class sounds like such a fun idea! And what a crazy work trip. I hope you can relax this weekend!

  11. Courtney
    October 22, 2016 / 2:28 am

    That photography class is a great idea! Learning with friends seems much less intimidating than going to a classroom with strangers.

  12. Samma
    October 22, 2016 / 3:49 pm

    You are famous! Instagram famous! That outfit looks darling!

  13. Owen Davis @ Davis Duo
    October 23, 2016 / 12:33 pm

    Congrats on the feature, that is amazing!!

  14. Caley-Jade Rosenberg
    October 24, 2016 / 7:50 am

    Congrats gorgeous mama, you deserve it! x

  15. Longwell Kort
    October 25, 2016 / 2:57 pm

    What a great pair of running tights. Finding a quality pair of work out gear that are not between forty and fifty dollars is very hard to come by. Then finding cheaper tights that will hold up for run and run let alone the first ten minutes is even harder.

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