The Adventure Starts Here: Five on Friday

Friday, April 1, 2016

Five on Friday

Happy Friday!  What an interesting week!  I purposefully kept our schedule light since I knew Noah (and I) would be recovering from a super busy holiday weekend.  While Noah had school and swim class, we kept our afternoons empty so that he could play with his toys (always Transformers these days), watch a few shows, and really just veg out.  I wasn't however expecting for him to be going to bed so early!  It seems that around 4:30/5 he was just worn out!  One night he was asleep at 5:30 and slept through til 6 the next morning!  But I paid the price the next night when he woke up at 4 am and never went back to sleep.  I'm hoping that his sleep schedule evens out soon... so that Chris can see him after work and so we can start enjoying the extended daylight!  Anyway, here's my random Five on Friday to help start your weekend...


If you follow me on Instagram (megflinn), you saw that I picked up some tulips at the grocery store this week.  I am obsessed with the pretty pinks and purple and love seeing them every time I walk into my kitchen!  I couldn't help myself and ended up taking bunch of photos of them too :)

vase/pitcher - Home Goods


In case you missed it earlier this week, I got together with some of my favorite bloggers for a Spring Cleaning Roundup.  I personally shared Tips for Keeping an Organized and Semi-Clean House.  I was so impressed with what everyone else had to share... you should totally check it out!  And while you're at it, enter our amazing giveaway!  We are giving away four Mrs. Meyer's variety gift buckets (a $37 value)! You have until Monday, April 4th to enter!


I am a huge fan of gallery walls.  We have one in our dining room and another going up our stairs.  Just recently I decided to add one going down the stairs to our basement.  I thought it would be a nice idea to showcase some of my favorite photos from our family vacations.  The frames have been hung for about a month now (thanks Dad!) and were just waiting to be filled.  So as soon as we got back from Turks & Caicos, I chose my favorites and placed an order with MPix.  My photographer friend recommended them and I'm thrilled with the quality!  She loves them because they don't alter the coloring like many other printers do.  


Speaking of frames and our basement, I also have started planning another gallery wall (see, told you I'm obsessed) for above Noah's toy bookcase.  I'm still waiting to hang a few frames, but in the meantime I hung up some of Noah's painted canvases.  Earlier this year I had a snowflake hanging here, but since Spring is here I figured it was time to update.  I cut a "3" out on contact paper, stuck it to the canvas, and let Noah get to work.  Noah chose all the colors, and while it doesn't really look very spring-y, I love that it's all him!  I did have to touch up the 3 with some white paint because the contact paper lifted when Noah was painting a little too aggressively.  Oh well!

* My method for hanging gallery walls: trace your frames onto paper (I use old wrapping paper), then arrange them on your wall using painter's tape.  This way you can easily move around the "frames" until you get an arrangement you like and make sure everything is level before putting holes in the wall.  And it never hurts to have someone else hang the frames for you... like my dad does for me :) 


And don't forget about the Opening Day Link Up I'm co-hosting from April 4 - 10!  I'm so excited to see how everyone will show their team pride!  Don't forget to tag your social media photos with #hoorayitsopeningday !  

Today, I'm linking up with The Farmer's Wife and September Farm for "Oh Hey Friday" and with A. Liz Adventures for "Five on Friday"!

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  1. The tulips are gorgeous!!!
    I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  2. The tulips are so pretty and happy! I need to find some for my kitchen. Love the gallery walls. I do the same thing with paper and painters tape. It's better than a bunch of holes in the wall. Have a great weekend.

  3. i'm going to need to hop on this gallery wall thing STAT!

  4. I love the tulips! I love gallery walls too. I should share the ones in my house!

  5. I'm putting flowers on my list for this weekend! So many pretty colors right now are popping up everywhere - I love it!

  6. I am crazy about gallery walls too! I have one going up my my stairs and I absolutely love it!
    Evelina @ Fortunate House

  7. I'm obsessed with gallery walls too. I only wish I had more room to make more!
    And I LOVE tulips also! I need to go to Trader Joe's this weekend to see if they have any!

  8. The tulips are just so pretty and happy -- and that pitcher is perfect for them! Happy Friday! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  9. You had some great posts this week and those tulips are GORGEOUS. I always think about planting some but I never do. Clearly I should so I can pick them.... or I could just buy some. That might be easier :D!


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