Friday Favorites 9.29.17

Hello Friday, Hello October!

Another week is over and with it comes the end of another month. The last quarter of the year is starting and October 1st always feels like the end has just begun. We’ll blink 3 times and 2018 will arrive. It happens every single year and I can’t believe we are too this point again already. So long 2017! Anyone else feeling this way?

Let’s take a look at this weeks Friday Favorites.

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Friday Favorites 9.15.17

Hello Friday!

Another week of school is over and we are now only one week away from the official start of fall! Although, I wish my weather would get a clue. We had like 3 days of fall weather before things warmed back up. Now it feels like the cooler weather will never get here. It’s the same exact story every single September. Anyone else?

The past week was full of exciting events. Including a 15K run, buying a tractor, a very busy schedule & more. And starting next weekend, we will be busy, busy, busy as we start cleaning up the mess from clearing a house site on the land… a job that is too overwhelming to think about. So this weekend we are going to unwind a bit and enjoy ourselves before we get all wrapped up in work mode, for heaven knows how long  🙄  😆 .


Don’t forget that next week is the second edition of our 5 Things Friday, What’s bringing me joy link-up. How it works is simple: pick five things that are bringing joy to your life, write a post, and link up with us on the fourth Friday of ever month, NEXT WEEK!!!

We have TWO guest hosts to joining us and can’t wait to hear about what is currently making you smile!

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Friday Favorites 8.4.17

Hello Friday!

Well, it’s here… our last weekend before we start school Monday morning. Goodness, summer went by fast. Typically we spend our last weekend before school starts back celebrating with pool time, pizza, ice cream, you name it! We call it Back to School Eve. It started out as a one night celebration and has slowly evolved into a whole entire weekend. But this weekend it’s supposed to be unseasonably cold and will likely rain all weekend long *sigh*. I guess we’ll have to be a little more creative with our celebration this year.

Let’s take a look at this weeks Friday Favorites!

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Friday Highlights 6.2.17

Happy Friday y’all!

What a week friends. Something about having a long weekend always messes me up for the rest of the week. Add in needing to go grocery shopping all week (so we’ve been scraping by on what’s in the fridge) and in the end you have one big hot mess that has been my life. But hey, the pool is open and it’s summer time so all in all we’re good!

Let’s take a look at this weeks Friday Favorites!

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Friday Highlights 5.26.17

Hello Friday, Hello long weekend!

With the Mr. off work today and a holiday on Monday we are super excited to have a 4 day weekend together. Recently Emily asked if Russ gets to take the summer off too. She gave me a heartbroken look when I told her he didn’t. Wouldn’t that be the best 😀 ?! I love that my girls love having him around too. Everything is just more fun together.

Let’s take a look at this weeks Friday picks!

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Friday Highlights, V41

Hello Fri-Yay!

After more than a month of busy Fridays, I am so excited to get back to doing a Friday 5 post. My Friday 5 posts are the one thing that hasn’t changed much through my blogging years. I love the randomness they are filled with and the sense of excitement that it is finally Friday, again.

Here are this weeks Friday picks!
Burgundy Pants

Burgundy pants were on my fall clothing wish list and it felt like I would never find a pair that fit. 

And then I found these at Kohls. I love these pants. They are super comfortable and they don’t stretch out over the course of the day. I was a bit bummed that the tall size wasn’t a bit longer. If they were anything other than skinny jeans, they wouldn’t have worked out. Curse these long legs. I am hoping to snag another pair in gray sometime soon.

Pumpkin Love

We just wrapped up week three of the ‘All Things Pumpkin’ link-up. Goodness, y’all have been sharing some great stuff. There have been so many posts that I have loved, but here are a few of my favorites from the first couple of weeks. There is one more week left, this coming Tuesday. We’d love to have you join us for the grand finale.

Pumpkin Planter – The Sirois Family
Pumpkin Spice Crunch Cake – Wife Mommy Me
Pumpkin Swirl French Toast – Polka Dotty Place
DIY Personalized Pumpkins – Hall Around Texas
Pumpkin Bread – Morning Motivated Mom

Hot Rod Reunion

This past Sunday was the 17th annual MoKan Hot Rod Reunion.


This marks year number three of loading up the family and heading to the drag strip. Last year we froze, this year we may have melted if the wind wasn’t blowing so stinking hard. You never know just what the weather in the Midwest is going to do at any given moment.


We saw several 10, 8 & 6 second cars. We also saw a turbo almost run a flat 4 #impressive. I love our family trips out to MoKan.


In other non related news I decided to kick up my pattern mixing by doing this. I still can’t decide if it works or if it looks like 90’s grunge. Either way, I feel the crowd I was in could have cared less.

Would you wear stripes with plaid?

Lessons Learned


Last week at our home school co-op we were teaching the kids on flexibility and God decided to teach more than just the kids that day. When I showed up I found out that I would not be able to use the copy machine meaning everything I had planned for the kids had to change. I instantly went into panic mode. I was angry, I was worried, I was frustrated. I was everything but flexible. Oh the irony! I went to class that day expecting to be the teacher, but I think I learned more than everyone else combined. God definitely has a sense of humor.

Blog Highlights

This week on the blog I shared…


This months $10 at Target haul!

Pumpkin biscuits with cinnamon honey butter. So good, so simple, so fall

Another amazing pumpkin recipe.


Our first fall bucket list update.


How our month added up according to the numbers.

Have a great weekend friends!
We’ll see you back here on Monday!

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