My Friday Five

My Friday Five

Happy Friday after Thanksgiving! I hope you enjoyed a great feast and festivities with your families like we did! I was too busy stuffing my face and chatting to take any pictures, but here’s my Friday Five for the week.

1. Family Pics – we got our family pictures taken a few weeks ago after rescheduling from a perfect fall day due to Carter having a scraped up face. Our retake day was one of the coldest days we’ve had so far, but we still managed to get a few outside pictures.


If you’re in the Des Moines area, Janae Patrice Photography is awesome to work with! Now to order holiday cards!

2. LEGO Fun – Last weekend we took a trip to Kansas City. It’s only a three hour drive from Des Moines and we’ve been wanting to take Carter to the LEGO Discovery Center there for a while. He really wants to go to LEGOLAND, but we had to settle for a closer option for now!

LEGO Discover Center - Kansas City

3. Personalization Heaven – We stayed on the Plaza in Kansas City, and as I was checking out a few stores I ran across HMK, which is an amazing store for personalized gifts. Really, where has it been all my life?! Unfortunately they don’t have online ordering, but I got lots of great ideas browsing through their store. Right now they only have locations in Kansas City, Dallas area, and Denver.


4. Pumpkin Love – I made these mini marbled pumpkin cheesecakes with gingersnap crust to take for the Thanksgiving dessert table. Post to come next week on my adaptation of this recipe. I also made my Best Chex Mix Ever (obviously!).


5. Gifts for the Wine Lover – This week’s gift guide was for the wine lover on your list. Check out both Buy and DIY options.

Best Gifts for the Wine Lover  DIY Gifts for the Wine Lover

Speaking of shopping, I’m not much of a Black Friday shopper. I prefer buying from the comfort of my couch in my pj’s. I need to get on it though, so far I’ve bought nothing and I haven’t started on my handmade gifts either. Good thing I’m off work until Monday!

Enjoy your weekend!

Linked Up At: Five on Friday; High Five for Friday

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