I have been following bybmg‘s blog for a few weeks now and I loved her “High Five for Friday” posts, where she shared any 5 things from her week! It helped me get to know her better and I immediately wanted to take part! After a few clicks, I realized that this 5/Friday thing is, like, a thing and I found so many link ups! I love to find fellow bloggers and I have thoroughly enjoyed reading the Friday posts! Here is the one that I’ll take part in, if you’d like to join! It is hosted by A. Liz Adventures, Carolina Charm, Hello! Happiness, and The Good Life.
Here is my first 5 on Friday! I hope y’all enjoy this as much as I do and I hope fellow bloggers will join!
1. We took family pictures at the pumpkin patch!
I came across a blog post with tips on coordinating outfits for family Christmas pictures and I realized that we don’t have any (professional) family pictures! We have pregnancy pictures and we have a few good pictures of the 3 of us at our wedding, but I decided that we should take family pictures. I love Fall in Houston, because it is the biggest transitional season that occurs in our climate. You can actually feel when Fall has arrived. I also love Fall colors more than any others! What better time to do family pictures than Fall?! Owen has also taken on an odd love (more like obsession) for pumpkins, so we knew he’d enjoy going to the pumpkin patch! (I’ll be sharing our pumpkin patch pictures on Monday, so this is just a little preview pic! Follow my blog or come back on Monday to see the rest!)
2. I found a Zara blanket scarf knock-off for $12.
I have loved the outfit posts that I’ve seen with the Zara blanket scarf, but the tan plaid is sold out. I’m kind of picky about the colors in plaid items, so I never found a good replacement. …until now! I frequent the AliExpress website to keep an eye out for trending items, so I did a little search for a similar blanket scarf! It paid off, because this beauty is in my cart and soon to be purchased! I am hoping hat the colors turn out to be exactly as pictured, because they’re perfect! (I found a few others at Forever 21 that will serve as back ups, but they both have less tan than I’d like. See them here and here.
3. I’m attending a blogger meetup!
I’ve recently joined the a few Houston blogger clubs/pages and I’m attending my first blogger meetup this Sunday the the Houston Blogger Social Club! I’m really excited to connect with other bloggers in order to help grow and improve my blog! I’m also excited to just make some new friends!
4. My best friend is going to take care of my son.
For Owen’s first year of life, my mother-in-law took care of him. It was such a relief to have someone who truly loved Owen to take care of him. Around the time that Owen turned one, we moved downtown and made the decision to find a daycare for him. The drive was impossible for us or for my mother-in-law to take daily and we wanted Owen to have some peer interaction. He has been in daycare for almost eight months and we’ve had a normal experience so far (nothing wonderful and nothing terrible). Recently, my best friend of 17 years and I discussed having her take care of Owen. She currently stays home with her daughter, who is two months older than Owen, and is seeking an income to help support her family. She, personally, does not want to find a daycare for her daughter, so having a “nanny”-type gig is perfect for her! I am also extremely thrilled to have another person who loves Owen taking care of him.
5. We are looking for a rental home.
If you know me personally, then you know that my husband and I do not wish to buy a house. We acknowledge that it is the best choice for most American families, but we know that it isn’t the best decision for us for many reasons that I will not get into in this post (maybe a future post). That being said, we have discussed spending at least five more years in Houston and wish to find somewhere to live for that time without increasing rent each year. We started looking for a rental home and we are going to look at one this weekend that we have had our eyes on! Moving, to me, always means time to redecorate!! I found some inspiration on Pinterest (of course) and can’t wait to recreate some of it! (Aiming for a mid-century modern living room. I’m planning many future posts on my journey to achieving it, so keep an eye out!)
I look forward to seeing everyone’s 5 on Friday posts! I hope you had a wonderful week!