Hello hello hello! How was your weekend? We had a couple of obligation-free days and totally enjoyed it. We spent a good bit of time outside hanging with our new neighbors, worked around the house, and did some general catching up on life. This weekend last year was my first weekend without Jamie after he left for his third deployment, and I remember feeling so down and already missing him so much. I’m giddy to have him home this fall and am trying to constantly remind myself not to take his presence for granted.
How about another Slice of Life, shall we? 🙂
Our MOPS group has a social event once a month, and our October event was for the whole family. We all enjoyed a Tuesday night out at a local farm/pumpkin patch and had a great time! The weather was also to die for, which made the whole event extra enjoyable.
Love this group of mamas and their littles!
Our group ended the night with a campfire dinner and s’mores. Good times had by all!
I finally got around to making Sadie’s birth photobook (via Shutterfly) and squealed when it arrived!
Carving pumpkins admittedly isn’t my favorite thing in the world, so until Hadley starts asking to carve them, I think we’ll stick with washable paint and sticky stencils. 😉 I found this stencil pack at Target for cheap ($3 I think?) near the craft and party supply section.
Hadley loved (loved loved loved) it, and I think by Halloween all six of our pumpkins will likely be painted. 🙂
I saw this tip on Pinterest about a year ago, and it’s kept my charger from walking away at least 100 times. Put your initial on it so that you (and everyone else) always know it’s yours. Whenever we have guests come in town or when we travel, it’s inevitable that chargers start dancing around. If and when they do, you’ll be sure to have yours and not someone else’s and vice versa. Good life hack!
I bought new house numbers at least three months ago and finally got around to putting them up. I read online that the ones I picked out were a little more tricky to hang than the directions imply (the template doesn’t match up with the actual numbers), so I was avoiding the potential frustration.
After creating my own template, I held my breath, drilled a bunch of massive holes, and prayed to God that everything lined up straight. Voila! These numbers can be hung flush against the house or floating, so I decided to go the floating route. I like it!
On Friday we kicked off trick or treating down in Aggieville! Hellooooo little pig. You are precious. 🙂 You guys know that Hadley is completely crazy over farm animals, so she’s a pig this year and Sadie’s a pony. Inexpensive costumes from Amazon are the bomb.
Hadley legit yelled across the parking lot when she saw these sweet sisters walking up. These precious girls are way too cute together.
After the trick or treating event we found Daddy (who came straight from work like the rockstar he is) and our spot to watch the K State homecoming parade. Besides having to nurse a hysterical Sadie covered in a blanket on the sidewalk because my car was a mile away, we all REALLY enjoyed the parade. Seeing Hadley light up with every float was a ton of fun to watch.
Also, how about a niiiiiice embarrassing closeup shot?! I started Rodan and Field’s Reverse regimen last week and am already anxious to take some “after” shots in December to see if this line of skincare is all that it’s cracked up to be. Everyone seems to be obsessed! Stay tuned. 🙂 Anyone else done this regimen before? How were your results?
Hope you have a happy Monday!
Hi! I’m Erica, and I absolutely adore sharing my life on this website with you! I come here almost daily to blab about all of the things related to being a regular wife and mother in today’s ever-evolving society. I share about our new home, what’s on our kitchen table, what we’re hanging in our closets, where we’re traveling to next, my crazy 5 a.m. work outs, how I make time for girlfriends, our faith, and much more. We always have a lot of balls in the air and somewhat thrive on the chaos. I believe in the power of story-telling as a form of inspiration and entertainment, so I’m here to do both! I was born and raised in north Alabama and recently re-planted roots here again after my husband transitioned out of the Army (he is now in the Reserve and it’s going so well!) I’m a super proud mom to three little girls (ages 7, 4, and 1) who seem to be the stars of the show around here (for good reason – they’re pretty great!) I’m so glad you found me and are here reading! I hope we can get to know each other here on the blog as well as Facebook and/or Instagram. xoxo