Five on Friday!

Happy Friday!

one. Cue the mommy guilt — my first work trip with my new job fell over “Muffins with Mom” this week at daycare. So on my way back into town I scooped the kiddos up from school and took them out for ice cream with “extra extra sprinkles.” They were pretty pumped and forgave me for missing the event!

two. My new Scout Tote arrived just in time for my girl’s beach trip next week! Isn’t she pretty?! I am a huge fan of Scout bags and their new summer collection prints are so cute. These totes hold SO much and are super durable — perfect for the beach! You can find the full collection here!

three. Yesterday was Caroline’s three year check up! I was a tad bit worried she would be scared during the doctor’s visit but that absolutely was not the case. She arrived fully prepared with her doctor’s kit and had the best time giving both Thomas and her pediatrician a full check up! Caroline checked out completely healthy (ALL THE PRAISE FOR HEALTHY). Thomas on the other hand…not so much. Thank goodness we were running too late to take Thomas to daycare before Caroline’s early appointment because our sweet doctor agreed to peek into his ears and immediately diagnosed him with a nasty ear infection in the ear his tube has already fallen out of.

four. Here’s to hoping this little trick of logging our doses on the bottle will help us keep up with Thomas’s medication! And this one is a full 10 days — eep! 

five. We are having the exterior of our house painted — grey! Or gray? Anyway, I couldn’t be more excited! The last decade of bird holes weren’t patched correctly in the stucco and the paint wasn’t matched to the house so there are literally little patches of different shades of grey alllllll over the house. But not for much longer! The painter is really on me to pick a color and I caaaaaaaaan’t! So I polled the internet and y’all apparently couldn’t decide either because the votes came in dead even for the lightest and darkest color!

Also, this is the house color I am obsessed with. I reached out to the owner but she wasn’t sure what the color was so I’m on a mission to match ours as close as possible!

Happy weekend y’all. I’ll be sitting in my driveway staring at my paint swatches…





  1. Unknown
    May 12, 2017 / 11:02 am

    Paint your choices on some posterboard and carry them over??? I think #3 will be closest! #1 is pretty but will show dirt faster and may also go more "silver" in bright light.

  2. Heather @ Heathers Hurrah
    May 12, 2017 / 11:23 am

    I vote # 3!! I think it's closest to what you are looking for. Sorry to hear about the ear infection! Hope he heals up quickly. Love the ice cream faces 🙂

  3. Lynsey Sherman
    May 12, 2017 / 11:42 am

    I vote 3!

  4. Sara
    May 12, 2017 / 11:57 am

    Another vote for #3!

  5. Erin (No Bohns About It)
    May 12, 2017 / 12:48 pm

    Girl I FEEL you on missing muffins with mom. I always say my worst mom ever moment is when I was unable to attend a mother's day event for my then 8 year old. The kids had all written surprise mother's day poems which they then read on stage to their moms. When it was my son's turn to take the stage his teacher had him read his poem to an empty chair!

  6. Jenny
    May 12, 2017 / 12:53 pm

    I vote for 3 as well. I think a bit darker helps hide dirt.

  7. Toni :O)
    May 12, 2017 / 1:18 pm

    #3!!!! Good luck!

  8. June Pope
    May 12, 2017 / 1:59 pm

    Dark gives you better contrast to the trim. Then paint your door a fun color, if you haven't already.

  9. Sara
    May 12, 2017 / 2:05 pm

    So….we're literally having our house painted gray right now and it took me forever to choose a color as well! Sherwin Williams was so helpful. They told me to paint a sample on different parts of the house and then check on the color throughout the day to see what it looks like in all shades of light. That definitely helped me! We went with Light French Gray for the house, Grizzle Gray for trim and Cityscape for our windows. I'm loving it! Good luck!

  10. Amanda @ That Inspired Chick
    May 12, 2017 / 2:15 pm

    I love the darker gray (grey?) contrast with the pop of white! That's my vote! And that tote is so cute!! I want one!That Inspired Chick

  11. Lindsay at Lindsay'sSweetWorld
    May 12, 2017 / 4:43 pm

    I like #3 the best!! Definitely go with the darker!

  12. Emily
    May 12, 2017 / 5:22 pm

    I think that house is Agreeable Gray or Stonington Gray. I like the top color the best because it's the brightest, but it's warmer than the other two and may look a little beige.

  13. Sarah Shaneyfelt
    May 12, 2017 / 10:16 pm

    I love a painted exterior! I really wanted to paint our brick white when we built, but our neighborhood restricts white homes…so crazy! We have to stick to a "natural" palette aka browns. I love #2!Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

  14. sara [at] journey of doing
    May 13, 2017 / 2:38 am

    3 looks like the closest one!! So glad that Caroline got a clean bill of health! Hoping Thomas is feeling better soon, too! Love the dose tracking!!! 😉

  15. Lizzie Simantz
    May 15, 2017 / 1:45 am

    Gray is going to look so good! Hope you find the perfect shade!!

  16. Ashley
    May 15, 2017 / 3:59 am

    I vote #3. Love the higher contrast with white trim. And then a BEAUTIFUL door! I personally love teal, but yellow or navy would be pretty too!

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