Five on Friday

Happy Friday, friends! I'm so looking forward to the weekend... don't we always?!

Linking up again with the fabulous ladies from A. Liz Adventures, Carolina Charm, Hello! Happiness and The Good Life Blog for another 5 on Friday!


So happy to have our Holiday cards live on Etsy! I have a few more designs in the works, so stay tuned for one more update this season. And, thank you all for your comments and emails... its so nice to hear positive feedback after many months of tweaking the designs.

And... don't forget, all readers can use the code EOSHOLIDAY13 for 10% off any digital file order!


Our 20-week appointment was excellent (eek - that was already 2 weeks ago!!) and I'm so relieved to have that behind us. There were some concerns about Baby B's heart prior to this appointment, so we were happy to hear that his heart is structurally sound and that both boys are on track & developing as they should be.

And here's a little peek at our pumpkins!


A's Halloween costume arrived, and the cuteness is killing me. His latest obsession is "hut hut" - aka football. So when I asked him what he wanted to be for Halloween, he of course, told me "hut-hut".

I ordered this costume from Amazon, and while its a little big, I've never seen a cuter "hut-hut" in all my life.

This Halloween is the first time we've actually gotten to celebrate (and I pray I'm not jinxing it by writing that). Two years ago, we had a freak snowstorm on October 30th, and Halloween was cancelled. Last year? Hurricane Sandy hit the east cost on October 29th, and seeing as our town was without power for 11 days, Halloween was cancelled then, too. I'm already counting the days until we can Trick or Treat!!


My Erin Condren Planner is ending in a few months, so it's almost time to order a new one! I've professed my love for my planner before (yes, because I'm a huge dork), and while checking out some of the covers on Pinterest, I came across the Plum Paper Planners on Etsy. Have you seen these before?

Super cute covers, a layout almost identical to Erin Condren, and oh - its only $30!


This little boy... my whole heart. He gave us quite a scare when he fell backwards down the stairs from our playroom this weekend. Before you judge me because the gate wasn't closed... A knows how to open and close the gates now, so sometimes I think its silly to close it because he just opens it when he wants. I've taken for granted that he's so comfortable on the stairs, and I had forgotten he could trip while playing and really hurt himself.

Needless to say, he fell down the 8 stairs, flipped feet over head, and landed on his shoulder/neck. There was a lot of blood, a lot of tears, and C and I were besides ourselves with worry. We were pretty certain he didn't have a concussion, but we were worried about a broken nose and any other unseen injuries. Thankfully, A only has a bruise on his nose and a barely noticeable black eye. But I can honestly say, I'm the one that will never ever be the same.

In that instant, I realized how precious and fragile his little life is. How one little mishap - falling down the stairs - could have turned into something much more serious. I would do anything, anything, to keep this little guy from feeling pain in his life. To keep him safe all the time. Last weekend was an eye-opener for me... to not be moving full-speed all the time, to slow down and savor the moments, to remember that he's only 2 and a half... and to remember to close the gate.


  1. Oh my gosh, I am so glad he is ok! Cameron just kept walking off our front stoop the other, despite the fact that there are stairs there! He didn't even blink when I caught him mid fall by one arm...but my heart has never raced faster!!

    I love the little pumpkins...they are growing so much in there!!

    I hope you have a great weekend! I can't wait to see "hut hut" in all of his glory! :)

  2. So glad to hear A is OK! Those moments are so scary, and you are not alone-- every mom has been there at one time or another. And, so glad to hear everything is going well with the babies. Getting through that 20 week ultrasound is such a relief.

    I love the planner you found! I recently ordered a new one (I ended up with pocket sized Filofax from Amazon), and had been considering an Erin Condren planner, but just couldn't justify the price for a non-refillable planner. Your etsy version is a steal!

  3. I'm ordering on of those planners! I love that there are sections for things throughout the day. As soon as my Condren is up, it's mine! So glad to hear the 20 week appointment went well, love seeing the ultrasound pics!

  4. Sweet friend - look at those adorable holiday cards ..................... they are gorgeous ---- and with photos of some of my very favorite mamas & minis!!!

    So glad to hear that your appt went well and both babes are looking perfectly healthy! And sweet A, oh my word. Bless your heart. Thank you Jesus that he is just fine. Accidents just happen ... they do. These boys are wild and into everything. Sending hugs your way ---- hope y'all have a low key weekend ahead and can love on that sweet boy like crazy! XO!


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