Friday Favorites

It's Fri--daayyy!!! And it's the Halloween weekend at that!  Today I am linking up with Narci, Andrea & Erika today for Friday Favorites!


Did I mention it's Halloween weekend?  

Yup.  This pretty much sums it up!!!  I'll be completely honest with you...Halloween isn't my favorite.  Love fall, but Halloween is kind of eh with me.  I try and make it as fun as possible for the girls though.

One of my favorites from this week, was showing off the fall goodies I got in the Fall swap I did!




If you missed that post you can find it HERE.

I posted earlier in the week the photos I took of my girls, and thank you, thank you, thank you for all your kind words!!  You can find that post HERE


I love taking photos, and want to learn as much as I can.  Also...I really want to order some of these on a canvas...any tips on a good place to order from that is fairly inexpensive yet good quality??

Basketball has started for Emma, and she has found it's not like it was last year! HA!  They are actually really learning the sport this year rather than just playing around.  By the end of her 1 1/2 hour practices, she's exhausted!


At least she still loves it!!!  They don't have their first game until December.  So until then it's 2 1 1/2 hour practices a week!

All week I racked my brain as to what I could send in with Emma for school today for a Halloween treat, and then it hit me...Ghost pops!  Super super simple and I know the kids will love them.


I absolutely love when our New England Patriots win a game...you know why?  This is why...


Patriots Win, You Win!  Free coffee the next day...any size!  And so far we've had a free coffee after every game this season =)

And lastly...I hope you all have a great Friday and Weekend...and of course...
 


Friday Favorites

It's Fri--daayyy!!! And it's the Halloween weekend at that!  Today I am linking up with Narci, Andrea & Erika today for Friday Favorites!


Did I mention it's Halloween weekend?  

Yup.  This pretty much sums it up!!!  I'll be completely honest with you...Halloween isn't my favorite.  Love fall, but Halloween is kind of eh with me.  I try and make it as fun as possible for the girls though.

One of my favorites from this week, was showing off the fall goodies I got in the Fall swap I did!




If you missed that post you can find it HERE.

I posted earlier in the week the photos I took of my girls, and thank you, thank you, thank you for all your kind words!!  You can find that post HERE


I love taking photos, and want to learn as much as I can.  Also...I really want to order some of these on a canvas...any tips on a good place to order from that is fairly inexpensive yet good quality??

Basketball has started for Emma, and she has found it's not like it was last year! HA!  They are actually really learning the sport this year rather than just playing around.  By the end of her 1 1/2 hour practices, she's exhausted!


At least she still loves it!!!  They don't have their first game until December.  So until then it's 2 1 1/2 hour practices a week!

All week I racked my brain as to what I could send in with Emma for school today for a Halloween treat, and then it hit me...Ghost pops!  Super super simple and I know the kids will love them.


I absolutely love when our New England Patriots win a game...you know why?  This is why...


Patriots Win, You Win!  Free coffee the next day...any size!  And so far we've had a free coffee after every game this season =)

And lastly...I hope you all have a great Friday and Weekend...and of course...
 


The Guy Behind The Blog {October}

Happy Thursday!  So today I had a post all ready to go, and then I noticed a few bloggers that I read daily linked up today with Betsy from Heavens to Betsy, for a fun linkup titled "The Guys Behind The Blog".  It seemed fun, so today I am joining in!!


I talk about Brian on here a lot, but today he is the one answering the questions!!  He has 5 questions to answer, So let's get started!

We're headed into fall, which means cooler temps for most of us...are you a warm weather or cold weather kind of guy?  Warm weather.  I freaking hate everything about winter.

What's the best Halloween costume you've ever worn?  GI Joe.  I was seven when I wore it.  And I really wanted to be in the Army.

What's your favorite Halloween candy?  Reese's peanut butter cups.  They are delicious.  They are sweet morsels made by angels.

What are your favorite parts of fall (ex: football, the weather, Thanksgiving, etc)?  Hunting season.  Being at camp and playing cards.  The leaves changing on the trees.

How do you feel about pumpkin spice lattes?  I think they are delicious!

His questions made me giggle a bit.  I will definitely linkup again next month =)

 

The Guy Behind The Blog {October}

Happy Thursday!  So today I had a post all ready to go, and then I noticed a few bloggers that I read daily linked up today with Betsy from Heavens to Betsy, for a fun linkup titled "The Guys Behind The Blog".  It seemed fun, so today I am joining in!!


I talk about Brian on here a lot, but today he is the one answering the questions!!  He has 5 questions to answer, So let's get started!

We're headed into fall, which means cooler temps for most of us...are you a warm weather or cold weather kind of guy?  Warm weather.  I freaking hate everything about winter.

What's the best Halloween costume you've ever worn?  GI Joe.  I was seven when I wore it.  And I really wanted to be in the Army.

What's your favorite Halloween candy?  Reese's peanut butter cups.  They are delicious.  They are sweet morsels made by angels.

What are your favorite parts of fall (ex: football, the weather, Thanksgiving, etc)?  Hunting season.  Being at camp and playing cards.  The leaves changing on the trees.

How do you feel about pumpkin spice lattes?  I think they are delicious!

His questions made me giggle a bit.  I will definitely linkup again next month =)

 

Fall Blog Swap {Reveal}

Today is the day, ladies!  We are linking up today to show off all of our goodies we got in the Fall Blog Swap =)


I was paired with Stephanie from Wife Mommy Me.  

It is always fun getting to know a new blogger!  Stephanie is from Ohio, and she has the cutest little boy ever!  And she totally nailed this swap!!  So let's get started!


I mean, who doesn't LOVE getting a package delivered to them!  Especially when it's a total surprise and you have *no idea* what's inside!  I wanted to rip into it, but I contained myself...a bit! hehe =)

When I opened the top this is what I found when I removed some bubble wrap...


Do you see that Starbucks box?!?!  I instantly knew what was inside and I was sooo giddy!


Some candy, Essie nail polish (which I love the color!) Hand sanitizer, a nail file and a Starbucks Mug from Ohio =)


Stephanie definitely nailed this swap!  I am *slightly* obsessed with the Starbucks mugs...I now have 5 =) 

Thank you Thank you Thank you Stephanie, for all of the goodies!  It was fun getting to know you =)
Also thank you to Desiree & Bri for co-hosting this swap with me.  I hope you all had as much fun as I did with it.  Make sure to link up to show off your goodies!  Also, if you want to show all your fall goodies off on Instagram, use the hashtag...#ForTheLoveOfFallSwap

I'm excited to see what everyone received =)

Fall Blog Swap {Reveal}

Today is the day, ladies!  We are linking up today to show off all of our goodies we got in the Fall Blog Swap =)


I was paired with Stephanie from Wife Mommy Me.  

It is always fun getting to know a new blogger!  Stephanie is from Ohio, and she has the cutest little boy ever!  And she totally nailed this swap!!  So let's get started!


I mean, who doesn't LOVE getting a package delivered to them!  Especially when it's a total surprise and you have *no idea* what's inside!  I wanted to rip into it, but I contained myself...a bit! hehe =)

When I opened the top this is what I found when I removed some bubble wrap...


Do you see that Starbucks box?!?!  I instantly knew what was inside and I was sooo giddy!


Some candy, Essie nail polish (which I love the color!) Hand sanitizer, a nail file and a Starbucks Mug from Ohio =)


Stephanie definitely nailed this swap!  I am *slightly* obsessed with the Starbucks mugs...I now have 5 =) 

Thank you Thank you Thank you Stephanie, for all of the goodies!  It was fun getting to know you =)
Also thank you to Desiree & Bri for co-hosting this swap with me.  I hope you all had as much fun as I did with it.  Make sure to link up to show off your goodies!  Also, if you want to show all your fall goodies off on Instagram, use the hashtag...#ForTheLoveOfFallSwap

I'm excited to see what everyone received =)

Fall Photos {2015}

Every year I get the girls photos done.  Fall is my absolute favorite time to have them done.  However...the weather the past couple of years didn't cooperate at all for outdoor photos.  This year I decided since it wasn't too cold out, and I have the equipment to take the photos...then why not just do them myself.  I love photography.  Like, love it.  Do I know a lot about it?  No.  Do I want to know more about it?  Yes!! Yes!! Yes!!  I only shoot in raw mode, and have recently started shooting only in manual mode as well.  I still have a TON to learn about manual mode, but I'm learning.  So here are the photos I took of the girls.







I am definitely happy with the outcome! =)  I'm also happy that not one, but BOTH girls completely cooperated the entire time!  It helped that I had Brian there with me to run after Alyx when she decided to run away ;)  And I also found that tootsie rolls help too =)  

I plan to continue to learn more about photography, and I hope to only get better with time and practice.  If you have any tips for me...please please share!!  Happy Tuesday!!

Linking up today with Stephanie From Wife Mommy Me =)
Wife Mommy Me

Fall Photos {2015}

Every year I get the girls photos done.  Fall is my absolute favorite time to have them done.  However...the weather the past couple of years didn't cooperate at all for outdoor photos.  This year I decided since it wasn't too cold out, and I have the equipment to take the photos...then why not just do them myself.  I love photography.  Like, love it.  Do I know a lot about it?  No.  Do I want to know more about it?  Yes!! Yes!! Yes!!  I only shoot in raw mode, and have recently started shooting only in manual mode as well.  I still have a TON to learn about manual mode, but I'm learning.  So here are the photos I took of the girls.







I am definitely happy with the outcome! =)  I'm also happy that not one, but BOTH girls completely cooperated the entire time!  It helped that I had Brian there with me to run after Alyx when she decided to run away ;)  And I also found that tootsie rolls help too =)  

I plan to continue to learn more about photography, and I hope to only get better with time and practice.  If you have any tips for me...please please share!!  Happy Tuesday!!

Linking up today with Stephanie From Wife Mommy Me =)
Wife Mommy Me