Friday, September 30, 2016

Friday Favorites

Hello Friday and hello last day of September! It's crazy to think that tomorrow is October 1st! I guess that means it's time to bring out the Halloween decor! It's so funny how time just flies by when you want it to go by the slowest. October 1st brings a lot of emotions because it's my last month of maternity leave. The last month I'll get to spend 24/7 with my sweet girls. But honestly, I'm so fortunate enough to have had a husband who worked his butt off so I could be at home this long with the girls. And before I know it, Thanksgiving break will be here and I'll have a whole week to snuggle with my girls. Plus I went into work yesterday afternoon for a book study meeting and I got such a warm welcome from my coworkers. Oh and my boss asked if I could come back to work today. Sorry boss, mama needs one more month! 

Now that I've gone off on a tangent, it's time for my Friday Favorites! 

Ellie the Elephant
Ever see a stuffed animal for your baby and realize she HAS to have it? I came across this adorable elephant while on vacation in Buffalo and had to order it.  I was waiting until K was close to sitting up to pull it out and oh my goodness, just look at this sweetness.  Oh and I named her Ellie. 

Pumpkin Cupcakes
Raise your hand if you're a basic girl! I love me some pumpkin -- but I also realize I need to keep my love for pumpkin under control.  These cupcakes are so simple and don't require any icing.  All you need is a spice cake box mix, a can of pumpkin, and some chocolate chips! So tasty -- just mix the ingredients together, bake at 350 degrees until the toothpick comes out clean, and viola -- you have a pumpkin treat that isn't a zillion calories.  So go ahead and have two, I won't judge! 
Mom to the Rescue
My mom is coming into town next week and I am so unbelievably excited.  I will totally be spending this weekend getting the house ready for our special visitor, but I need my mama! She actually planned a great week to come visit -- my husband will be out of town for the week. Plus I have K's 6-mo well visit, a doctor's appointment for myself (yearly well-woman exam and to be quite honest, I'm dreading the appointment because it's a trip back to the hospital where I was treated for my postpartum emergencies and where I had so many doctors appointments as I recovered -- I know the doctor is going to ask how I'm doing and well, not a day goes by where I don't think about what happened), and parent-teacher conferences for Elizabeth's preschool. But other than those three appointments, I'm looking forward to just spending time with my mama! 
Kitchen Redesign
Sometimes my sweet babies nap at the same time and I'm so productive I feel like super mom.  Monday was one of those days where both girls felt the need to sleep forever, so I did some cleaning and rearranging in the kitchen and I'm now in love with my new space! I moved the microwave to the other side of the sink and that freed up a ton of space, so now I have a little coffee nook and a great place for all of my to-do lists.  Just look at this cute little space! 
Six Months
Six months you guys. My baby is SIX months! I'll have an update next week but this baby is seriously getting cuter by the second! 

I hope you have a great weekend. I have some fun posts planned for next week and don't forget to make sure you entered my Jord Watch giveaway! 

You can find the post about it here!
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  1. Your daughter is adorable!! I think I will have a tough time going back to work after maternity leave too. Have a wonderful weekend with your mom :)


  2. This post is so sweet. Especially that cute elephant and that super adorable little baby girl. sounds like a good week!

  3. Awww your baby is soo cute! And thank goodness for mothers who help!

  4. That elephant pillow is amazing! I think my son needs one!

  5. My son has that very elephant, although he is much bigger than your sweet girl. Happy fall!

  6. you had me at pumpkin cupcakes!!! also, side note, your blog design is gorgeous!

  7. Lovely post! Baby is so adorable! Cute elephant pillow!

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  8. I absolutely adore the chalkboard. I work in a school and would definitely love one in my office. To Amazon I go!

  9. I love that little (big) stuffed elephant. I have been wanting one for our little girl. Too cute!

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