Five on Friday

Friday, October 10, 2014

One. The Halloween Costume Conundrum 
It's been solved and the end result is going to be nothing short of amazing. This totally seals the deal if I can teach Caroline how to say feisty little two year old will be sporting fins and red hair and her miniature little sidekick is going to be one crazy crustacean...need I say more ;) Now if I can only get Jeff to dress up as Prince Eric, I guess that only leaves me as the lovely Ursula?
Two. Baby Shower Saturday 
Tomorrow, I get to co-host my beloved best friend Bev's Nashville Baby Shower and I cannot wait!! Brooks is going to make his debut in a little more than a month and I know we are getting quite anxious to meet that nugget...can't wait to have some much needed BFF sleepover time and spoil that baby rotten. Bring on the games and gifts :)
Three. Fall Family Pictures
Sunday, we are having our annual family/Christmas card pictures taken by the fabulous Candice Lynn Photography (and yes, it pays to have a friend who just happens to be a photog on the side) and I cannot wait! This year, I'm incorporating navy into our ensembles and this is what I have planned so far...notice how Daddy isn't included since he's SO last minute when it comes to getting dressed, haha. Of course the girls will be decked out in some Sugar Bit and I've decided on a simple white blouse and navy blazer with jeans...comfy, casual, and perfect for the gorgeous backdrop of Cheekwood Botanical Gardens... can't wait to show them off! 
Four. The Planner of ALL Planners
I took to IG a few weeks ago inquiring about suggestions for a new planner, and finally decided upon the Emily Ley Simplified Planner (Daily). I love the hourly breakdown for each day, meal planner, color coded tabs for easy reference, and the layout is super simple for my Type A self. Even more impressive was the shipping/turnaround time as I received it a mere 4 days after I placed my order. Cheers to a wonderful lady with incredible products so if you're looking for a necessity to add to your Christmas list (never too early to start), this is a keeper! 
Five. Five on Friday Giveaway
We showed off the goodies we have up for grabs last week, and now we are here to offer all these amazing gifts to one of you. The rules are simple: 
1/ Link up with us using the Linky Tools feature below
2/ Mention the Five on Friday giveaway, displayour logo, and link to all four of our blogs 
We will use to select a winner and verify they have completed the steps above.
Good luck!!  


  1. LOVING the Halloween costumes. You and Jeff absolutely have to dress up too! :) How fun celebrating your sweet friend and loving the looks for the pics. Still working on ours! Happy weekend, friend!

  2. I still haven't solved our Halloween costume conundrum... I can't wait to see how theirs turns out! We are doing our annual family pictures next weekend and like yours- my husband hasn't chosen his outfit yet. Glad I'm not alone! Happy weekend :)

  3. I was looking for an ariel costume for my two year old but couldn't find one in her size. Where did you find yours?

  4. I am in between that planner and the one i am currently using: the Day Designer. I can't decide.

  5. Absolutely love the navy inspiration for your Christmas cards this year - and that botanical garden looks beautiful!!

  6. Ok, I am getting the Simplified Planner! I wrote about which one to get today, and although I think I already knew what everyone would say, I am sold on Ms Emily Ley! And 4 day turnaround...holy moly!

    I cannot wait to see your Halloween costumes...I do hope Jeff decides to play along. ;)

  7. Ariel!!! I love it. Pleeeeease dress up as Ursula, that would be a hoot! Only you could make Ursula look beautiful! :)

    Can't wait to see your fall pics and I love the chic outfit you'll be sporting!

  8. Cannot wait to see those precious minis in their costumes!! And your family pictures will be so pretty!! :)

  9. I wish my lovely husband would understand the importance of Christmas Card photos!! I am looking up Candice now!

  10. That really is the mother of all planners! I think I've found something to add to my Christmas list!


  11. Can't wait to see how your family pictures turn out!

  12. Omgggggg dying over Caroline's costume!!!! As a redhead, Ariel has always been my favorite Disney character!!!!! Can't wait to see the family pictures.