Five Friday Favorites

It has been a crazy week, but we finally got a sneak peak of Fall weather (at least Fall in the South) and I am loving it. I finally don’t have to feel like a crazy person only dreaming of Fall things and can drink my apple cider outside on the porch, rather than having to crank the AC.

Looking forward to a relaxing weekend at home with the family. Whatever you have planned, I hope you enjoy plenty of weekending.

Here are a five things that I’m loving this week:

one// Absolutely loving the cool weather that has finally arrived so that I have a reason to break out my new favorite shirt. Excited to rock the black and white to get into the Halloween spirit. Wore it while running errands with the little guy this morning and got so many compliments. Love when you find these affordable gems at Old Navy!

Could resist this “Scary But Cute” tee for my favorite Mickey-obsessed toddler. I have no choice but to support his Disney addiction at this point…since I started it…

Scary But Cute Mickey Shirt


two// How could I not include my favorite Fall candle? I know I’ve mentioned it before and Instagrammed it more than once, but it seriously is Fall in a jar and I look forward to it every year. If they ever retire this scent it will break my heart…just don’t even think about it Bath & Body Works!

Friday Favorites: Pumpkin Pecan Waffles Candle


three// First batch of Pumpkin Brownies are in the oven right now and I can’t wait to devour them tonight after our weekly Friday pizza dinner. The house smells heavenly right now.


four// Totally sucked into the first couple of episodes of This Is Us. I was a die hard Parenthood fan and there’s been so much hype around this being the new Parenthood. It’s good, and I’ll probably keep watching it for awhile because I’m a sucker for good character development, but I don’t think it will end up coming close to the special place Parenthood has in my heart. Is anyone else watching? Do you have any other new show favs this season?


five// Pumpkins. Pumpkins everywhere!

Fall Pumpkins

Things I’m Lovin’ – October 2014

Things I'm Lovin October 2014

1. Bath & Body Works Pumpkin Cupcake Candle — A sweet scent for fall and the perfect little mason jar candle for our guest bath.

2. NPR’s Serial Podcast from Sarah Koenig and the creators of This American Life — I’ve been a fan of This American Life for several years now and used to listen to old episodes at work each week. Sarah Koenigs new Serial podcast follows one true story throughout the entire season. This season digs into a murder case from the 90’s. Consider me hooked.

3. Essie Nail Color in Plumberry — I’ve been rocking this shade on my toes all month. Love how long Essie polish lasts without chipping.

4. Maybelline Baby Lips tinted chapstick in Peach Kiss — I’ve decided to try one new drugstore beauty product a month to force myself to branch out. This month I tried Baby Lips chapstick and it has quickly been added to my 5 min essential makeup routine (for when I need to look like less of a zombie mommy).

5. Adorable Jack-O-Lantern onesie from Walmart — I’ve dressed Baby D in this outfit as many times as I possibly can this month so far. He will also be wearing it for Halloween paired with a little knit jack-o-lantern beanie. We’re going to be a cute little jack-o-lantern family this year. Keeping this simple this year.

And of course I’m lovin’ Halloween decorating. Love love LOVE the holiday season.

halloween houseThis year’s monster window creation (one of our favorite Halloween family traditions).

halloween decor

Can’t wait for November and Thanksgiving spent with family and friends.

Happy Fall!

Happy September!

new england fall

It’s that time of year again — when I know it is way too early to start decorating but I can’t stop the excited little kid voice in my head from screaming “The holidays are coming. The holidays are coming!”. I love the holidays…and while it may be too soon to start putting out the pumpkins and sipping on cider, you can’t stop a girl from planning.

I’ve been working on a Fall bucket list to keep us busy and make the most of the season despite our inevitable longing for a beautiful New England Fall like last year’s (shown above). Here’s what I’ve come up with so far, but I am always open to more ideas. 🙂

Oh and I’m sure to be pinning away throughout the season, so feel free to stop by and check out my Hocus Pocus, Fall In, and Fall Flavors Pinterest boards. Continue reading “Happy September!” »