My Friday Five – Here Comes 7!

My Friday Five – Here Comes 7!

Here we are in October and we’re still wavering between 60 and 80 degree temps here in Iowa. While mother nature is confused, I’m fully ready for fall – layered clothes, boots, crisp mornings, fall baking… I just wish the perfect 65 degree days would last forever and not give way to winter. For now, we’ll enjoy all that fall brings and hope it lasts more than a few weeks! Now on to My Friday Five for the week.

1 | Birthday Boy – Carter turned 7 last week. I can’t believe how fast time flies by! I know someday he won’t want to wear custom birthday shirts, but at least for now he still thinks they’re cool. I’ll post about his Ninja birthday party soon.


2 | Family Fun – we had our families over to celebrate Carter’s birthday last weekend. Carter and his cousins spent most of the afternoon outside playing and swinging on the bag swing.


3 | Still Flourishing – I planted some container gardens in front of our house this spring (a project I have yet to post about) and they must be loving the fall weather too because they look the best they’ve looked all summer.


4 | More Pumpkin Please – To kick off the fall baking season, I made these Chocolate Swirled Pumpkin Bars last weekend. Yum!

Chocolate Swirl Pumpkin Bars

5 | Cozy Fashion – I tend to always be cold, so scarves are a necessity for me in the fall and winter. This cozy blanket scarf from the Screaming Owl is going to be a wardrobe staple for me this season. I’m thinking about ordering another one in a different color!


We’re headed to the Hawkeye game tomorrow and then hopefully we’ll have a lazy Sunday. Whatever you’re up to, I hope you enjoy your weekend!

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  1. Thanks Brenda! He had a good birthday, although I think he thinks the celebration is supposed to last all month. Enjoy your weekend!

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