Fave Friday

Lovelies, how was your week?  I hope it was sweet and not just because of all that Halloween candy.  My candy is starring me down.  It’s really quite obnoxious.  Tell me, what do you do with all of your leftover candy?  Here is what we do – – about one week after Halloween I have the kids pick out about 5-10 of their favorites and then we bag up the rest and leave it out on the front porch for the Great Pumpkin (I know, I know).  The Great Pumpkin visits our house, takes the candy and leaves the la la’s a book in exchange for all the sweets.  So far its worked quite well for us.  This year Elle is not so sure and has told me she is only give up the chocolate for a good chapter book.

My sister is coming over to stay with me tonight.  I’m like beyond excited about this.  We are going to get a little artistic and paint or do a little craft [she is quite the artist].  I’m just itching to make something.  Something small would do.  Really I pretty much stink at crafts but I just have this major urge to use my hands and create something, anything.  We are also going to watch this movie.  Did I say I cannot what for tonight?  [Dear children, this is your mother, all of you, yes, even you little babies – SLEEP please SLEEP!]

And speaking of sweets, Liam Brave, was sweeter than candy on Halloween.  I mean look at that little shark, I mean, whale (thank you neighbors for clarifying that).  He was all waddy waddly.

I hope your weekend has some “can’t waits” in store for you.  More than one would be nice.

Don’t forget about the GIVEAWAY!

My favorite blankets have come out with a new design called Liam the Brave [that’s my little guy’s name…maybe they read la la and were inspired?

Karey wrote a post or me this week. Can you see that I’m smiling?  Her words always make me laugh [like out loud], cry, laugh again +  then my day is always a little brighter.

This looks like the perfect recipe to make on a cool fall weekend.

Anthropologie has done it again with a new kind of inspiration.

Why can’t I think of these kind of ideas?

One of my favorite stores has baby clothes now.

If you are always running late [ahem, like me] here are some great tips for getting ready fast.

Finally a good use for pipe cleaners.



  • Calico Child
    Commented on November 7th, 2011 at 4:06am

    Hope you had a great time with your sister Trina & the kids slept for you.

    Like the lolly & book idear I had a busy week working every day :( got some time off to catch up now though yay!!! We had the busiest Halloween was eaten out of house & home I never new so many kids lived in my area they certainly came out the wood works will make sure I get 3 times more lollies in next year tee hee.
    Love the whale costume its fab :)

  • Trina
    Commented on November 7th, 2011 at 2:55pm

    Well, I wasn’t so lucky with the sleep bit. In fact, it is as if I should never have written that down because the exact opposite happened.. they were both up all night! Oh well. The movie was pretty dark and depressing. Oh, well. I still had a nice time with my sister!

    Oh my sounds like you did have a very busy Halloween with all the neighborhood kids. xo

  • Sheila @ Chinaberry
    Commented on November 8th, 2011 at 5:23pm

    That is quite possibly the cutest Halloween costume ever!

  • Trina
    Commented on November 8th, 2011 at 9:15pm

    Awww….thanks, Shelia!

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