Five On Friday :: Pumpkins and Other Things


First things first - April, Christina, Natasha and Darci are the brains + beauty behind this weekly party and they're offering a huge giveaway that I must win. All I have to do to enter is link-up and you know how I love a good link-up. And a good giveaway. It's win win, really.


I'm really wanting to take Gracyn to a pumpkin patch this weekend. There are several in the Kansas City area and I'm having a hard time deciding which one to hit up. Faulkner's Ranch looks pretty legit and they have a ton of activities going on every weekend that G would get a kick out of at her age.

I've also been wanting to go to the Louisburg Cider Mill ever since we've moved here so we might have to go there too. A pumpkin patch, corn maze, fresh apple cider and apple cider donuts? Duh.


Speaking of pumpkins, I'm not a huge fan of carving pumpkins but I still like to put some out on the front stoop for the little trick-or-treaters that come by on Halloween. Justin is allergic to pumpkin so he doesn't like to help out (I can't blame him - I wouldn't want to break out after coming in contact with pumpkin guts either...) and seeing as how last year I almost chopped my finger off during the carving process, I might go the "painted pumpkin" route this season. I've been pinning ideas on Pinterest and I have some left over silver metallic spray paint so I might have to get all crafty someday soon. I'm trying to find a good way that Gracyn can help too.


I'm late to the party (like always) but this Buzzfeed list is so funny. I'm guilty of a few of these things but I have never had a pumpkin spice latte. I know. I actually don't think I'm a huge fan of the pumpkin flavor in general. I mean, I like my mom's pumpkin bars and a small piece of pumpkin pie is OK every now and then but that's about.

This blog is also hilarious. Check it out.


I've been making lists and putting things into online shopping carts for weeks now trying to come up with practical items of clothing for Gracyn's fall/winter wardrobe. She's outgrowing all of her current clothes and I can only get away with leggings that are now capri pants for a few more weeks. The weather is going to turn cold and I'm afraid she won't have any pants that are acceptable for cooler weather.

It seems that she's in-between sizes - 18 month stuff is a little too small but 24 month or 2T things are a little too big. She's having the same issues with shoes as well.

I'm also having way too much fun trying to pick out coordinating outfits for both girls - one outfit in toddler sizes, another in teeny, tiny newborn sizes. Not identical outfits or anything like that but ones that compliment each other. I'm a freak, I know. And I'm not very good at it. I think I need a baby stylist or something. 

Since the new babe will be here in time for Christmas, I'm especially looking forward to dressing them up for the holiday, even though I'm 99% sure we won't be leaving the house that day.

Here's my attempt at a fancy blog collage. Again, I'm no good at this but it was still fun trying to pick out stuff that I thought looked somewhat good together!

Clearly I'm drawn to light pink and gray. I tried to find items that would go with some stuff we already have on hand and things that can be paired together to make more than one outfit. Consider this the start of my Christmas lists! All I know for sure is that Gracyn needs that plaid shirt and the new baby needs a pair of moccasins. G might need moccs too, just sayin'.

Happy Friday!


  1. Visiting from the linkup - I love apple cider donuts! We will be getting some at our local apple orchard next week! And I love the coordinating outfits for your girls! I have 2 little boys, and maybe someday they'll coordinate! I love looking at clothes for them.
    And I hear ya on painting pumpkins… that's what we do around here, too!

  2. Go for the cider and donuts ... they're good! Plus, a pic of Gracyn sitting among the pumpkins will be adorable! (Make sure you share it with Gma & Gpa, too!)