Five on Friday

Friday, October 28, 2016

How is it that this is the last Friday in October!? I can't get over the fact that we're officially into holiday season and only have 2 months left of 2016! I am so excited for what's ahead - hosting my niece's 1st birthday party, a long weekend to Nashville, TN, heading to my parents for Thanksgiving and of course, everything that comes along with December and Christmas!

A giant picture of my boss's face has been floating around the office and the other day we came in to it taped to one of the Halloween decorations. He keeps joking and saying it's skinny Chris lol!

Stephen's been traveling this week and I'm so glad he's coming home today! However, when Stephen's not home, I'm super productive because I just want to hang out with him when he is home. I switched over our summer/fall clothes, ironed an entire pile of clothes, caught up on This is Us (with lots of tears from this week's episode..) and cleaned up the house some. 

One of the fun things I was able to do was go to happy hour without having to worry about getting home by a certain time. Last night we went to a sushi place for happy hour - sushi and Korean tacos!

I never go out, so it had to be documented

Earlier this week, we got busted by the HOA for taking out 2 pine trees (that could've easily come right through the house) and a dead/diseased holly tree. They forced us to plant 3 more trees so Stephen ran out and grabbed 3 palms - we planted them in the corner of the yard and we actually like them! Guess it didn't end up being too bad of a thing ;)

I'm so excited I was finally able to share an adorable blanket that I made for my best friend who's due with her first baby in a few days! I'm so happy she loved it!

I hope everyone has a great weekend! We have all sorts of things planned - (hopefully) going to a pumpkin patch, carving said pumpkin, a baby shower, a church celebration, planting fall flowers, getting the house cleaned for our niece's birthday party and finally pressure washing our driveway and sidewalks. We'll see how much we get done...


  1. That blanket is absolutely precious! I might have to order some for friends who are pregnant! And I am still geeking out over that soy sauce dispenser you posted on Snapchat last night!

  2. The holidays are going to be here before we know it! Those tacos look delicious!

  3. That blanket is beautiful and the tacos look great! Jess at Just Jess

  4. Oh my goodness, I can't believe your HOA made y'all plant more trees!!!! Don't they have anything better to do?! At least y'all like them!!!! :) I seriously can't believe it's almost November, this year has flown!! I am soooo ready for all the holiday fun to get here though lol. Y'all have a lot of exciting events coming up! The blanket you made for your friend is absolutely beautiful! So elegant and cozy looking, and I love her name! Hope y'all have a great weekend and enjoy your fall activities!! :)

  5. I love that the HOA got so worked up about trees. I mean, I guess it's better than something REALLY stupid or annoying, but still...yeesh! I LOVE the name Eloise -- it may or may not be on our short list for baby names one day!

  6. That food looks good! I hear that HOAs can be a pain. Granted, we have lived on a couple of streets where neighbors kind of ruined the place, with their activity and neglect of their homes. Maybe HOAs are useful at times...but you had a perfectly legitimate reason to remove the pine trees.

  7. You did a nice job with the blanket. Love the skeleton selfie!