Friday Five

Happy Friday, friends! I'm so glad the weekend is finally here. It's been a long week in our house with contractors in and out everyday working on our great room (if you're new around here, we have some shadow boxes we are having filled in). They told us on Monday it would only take them 3 days to complete the project, but it turns out they are finishing up today. We expected it to take about a week, so just glad it is done! We have painters scheduled to start painting on Wednesday of next week! I am so excited!!

Anyways, it's been a bit of a juggle getting the boys in and out of the house everyday so they aren't there while the contractors are working. I've been so tired at the end of the night that I've been going to bed by like 9pm which is so early for me!

I wanted to share five things that are inspiring me lately, and this week I broke it down by category. Enjoy!

1. Recipes/Food: This week I barely had the time to cook anything, so it was my trusty old crockpot to the rescue! I made my favorite BBQ chicken chili for like the 3rd time in the past month... I can't get enough! Soups and chilis always sound good in the fall (even if the temps don't feel like fall yet). I really want to try out this skinnytaste recipe for Crock Pot Chicken Enchilada Soup! It sounds delicious AND has great macros (over 30 grams of protein per serving!).

2. Style/Fashion: I found the most cozy, comfy, chunky knit cocoon cardigan this week and I'm so glad the temps dropped yesterday so I could wear it!

3. Lifestyle/Home: Along with the other updates we are making to our home, I'd like to replace some of the light fixtures on our first floor. Specifically in our kitchen over our table. I've had my eye on this one for a while now and I like that it has more of a casual feel for the kitchen table. I never knew how difficult it could be to choose a light fixture! There are so many options out there!

4. Motherhood/Boys: I know it's not even Halloween yet, but my mind has already been turning about Christmas! I think I'm just so excited that we will be in our own home on Christmas Eve and morning with our boys! Having a 3 year old and a 1 year old this Christmas will be soooo fun! Of course, I've already started scheming their matching jammies. There are just too many to choose from! Here are a few I'm loving from Old Navy:

5. Link Love :

  1. If you are looking for some fresh new tops for fall under 50 bones, my girl Cristin has got you covered. 
  2. Lindsay over at A Dash of Pretty recently had the sweetest little baby girl and is still rocking her blog game! I absolutely loved her post about how all of us new mamas need to give ourselves some grace about our post baby bods. Personally, I think she is rocking her off the shoulder sweater!
  3. How cute is Laura's Monday Momiform?? And I love her daily affirmations that she has her little daughters repeat everyday before school!

That's all I have for this week's Friday Five! Hope you all have a great weekend!


  1. It's going to look so good when they are finished working (and feel so good to have people out of the house!) Thank you for sharing my post, your sweet words made my day after a crazy week! XO

  2. Can’t wait to see how the renovations turn out! Loving that cozy cardigan, too. Have a wonderful weekend!


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