The Adventure Starts Here: Five on Friday

Friday, April 29, 2016

Five on Friday

Another week has come and gone!  Can you believe that it will be May on Sunday!?!  It's so true that as soon as the weather gets better that time just flies!  And while May has just started, I feel like it's already gone since we basically have every weekend already planned.  Since we know we are going to be super busy, we've decided to take it easy this weekend and work around the house.  We need to power wash our deck (that pollen is no joke!), try out our new lawn mower, and just do some spring cleaning.  I also hope to squeeze in some family walks and maybe even a trip to the playground :)  Hope you have a wonderful weekend and enjoy my Five on Friday...


In case you missed any of my posts this week, here's a recap... 


This week there were some really great posts published in the blogging world!  It was really hard to narrow it down to just a few, but these 4 really spoke to me this week.  I'm always looking for new ways to be more organized, so Leah and Megan's posts came at the perfect time.  I love the idea of spending time on Sunday to plan for the week and the idea of prioritizing one thing you want to get done each day.  I also loved the list Leah came up with and it really reminded me I have to get my butt in gear!  I also loved the kid-approved meals that Colleen shared.  Noah's eating habits are hit or miss.  When he's going through an "eating phase", he eats well, but there are times when it's really hard to get him to eat.  That's why making it fun is really key!  And finally, I recently found Meg O's blog and I'm loving all her makeup tips and tutorials.  I just recently picked up this concealer based on her recommendation and love it!

Meet the Sullivans - 15 Kid-Approved Meals on a Stick
Meg O. on the Go - The Best Drugstore Concealers


Ok, I'm gonna do a little mommy style bragging.  Noah has always been into doing crafts, but just recently he's started showing interest in writing his letters.  We've worked on the alphabet, but never really pushed the whole writing thing since he's still so young.  But now he's recognizing letters everywhere we go, asking how to spell things, and how to write them.  It started in the bathtub with his bath crayons and then graduated to regular paper and crayon.  He's mastered writing his name and every day he shocks me at all the new letters he knows.  He told me that they do it in school, but when I asked his teacher she told me otherwise.  Though she did say that Noah is able to write his name independently and has also noticed that he appears to be a committed lefty.  


Not only are we constantly drawing pictures and coming up with new words to write, we've taken it outside.  Up until a few weeks ago, we just had a few colors of the Target dollar spot chalk.  I kept seeing people post pictures of these amazing sidewalk chalk creations.  And while our art skills haven't improved, we now at least have more colors to work.  I'm in love with this huge box of Crayola chalk... they don't roll away and the colors are so vibrant!  I see us spending many afternoons out on our driveway :)


And now to announce a new link-up...

As a blogger it's imperative that new content is created or else be left in the dust (or at least that's how it feels.) But what about all the other posts that didn't get noticed or were not as well received as you had hoped? Well, not to worry, because we have got you and your older content covered: introducing the Rewind Friday link up! The link up to share your favorite overlooked content and get some fresh eyes and new love on them. Join Beth, Whitney, Stephanie and myself the last Friday of every month. Our first link up will be on Friday, May 27th

And if you're a planner like I am, you can mark your calendars for the rest of the year: 
June 24th | July 29th | August 26th | September 30th
October 28th | November 25th | December 30th

And there's more! Each month we will feature the bloggers with the most clicked links, perpetuating even more views! Win-win!

Stephanie Wife Mommy Me
Whitney Work it Mommy

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"!

*affiliate links used


  1. Noah is writing his name so well!! How exciting! That is by far my favorite part of teaching, seeing the hard work pay off and how proud the child is of their accomplishment. Yay for Rewind Friday!

  2. Is it weird that seeing all that chalk looking so pretty in its box just makes me happy? Ha ha! There is something about a new box of chalk or crayons. Way to go Noah! He's doing such a great job. Brag away girl. :)

  3. I love that crayloa chalk. When I was shopping for the boys' Easter baskets I picked up a box and they love it! Noah is doing such a great job writing his name!

  4. Happy Friday.

  5. Love your little guy and his letters- so cute! I'm definitely going to be looking into that planning on Sunday article I always feel so much better when I start Monday with things organized. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  6. Noah is writing his letters SO well! I'm always so impressed when I see him writing on snapchat!

  7. Great job to Noah on writing his name! My middle son is a lefty too.

  8. Yay Noah! His writing is SO nice girl!

    Few things are as beautiful as a box of brand new sidewalk chalk #itthelittlethings.

  9. A left handed child is every baseball loving dad’s dream! Haha! Mason favored his left hand for a while and even batted left, but he writes with his right hand. Love how vibrant those chalk colors are. That linkup sounds amazing!!


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