Friday, November 15, 2013

Five on Friday

Another weekend is here!  I plan to finish cleaning out our garden (I still have tomato plants & flowers that are blooming, crazy) and possibly do a little shopping.  I've been making good progress on my Christmas shopping thus far; I just love some of the gift ideas I have come up with this year!  Anyways, it's another Friday so here is my Five.  Thanks to all the girls for hosting, especially Christina whose is just the most adorable pregnant lady!  Don't know why I haven't been following her blog all along!


My friend Betsy recently told me about FotoFly Santa, and I am obsessed with the idea!  Instead of the traditional sitting on Santa's lap (and terrified child) pictures, you dress up as Santa so your kids are comfortable & happy.  The pictures won't include your face, so you don't have to worry about your lack of white beard (or bowl full of jelly)!  I really can't wait to do this with Liam!!!  Although he did awesome with Santa last year, he's been going through a bit of separation anxiety lately!  I don't think he could handle a trip to see Santa right now, and I absolutely do not want him to ever be afraid of our favorite man in red!  So if you are local, I highly recommend checking this place out!

Since I have Christmas on the mind now, here are the two sets of holiday jammies that I bought for Liam from GAP & Hanna Anderson (which are on sale big time right now).  I might not be able to resist purchasing more, but two sets seems like a good start.  He won't be sporting these 'til Thanksgiving night though, because that is when Elf on the Shelf will bring them!  Now, I need to pick out some jams for Mama (and Conor)!

I finally purchased a new planner for 2014 and I am obsessed with it!  Thanks to the recommendation from my friend Jenn as well as Tamara, I bought an Erin Condren planner.  Although it is pricey (as far as planners are concerned), it is well worth the price for all the fun tabs & stickers.  It's the little things about organization that are exciting!  If you are going to purchase one of these amazing planners, use this link to get $10 off (and I will also get $10 off my next purchase, so I would love you for that)!

So I'm about to come out of the Bath & Body Works closet...  We all loved this place in grade school and had every scent imaginable of hand sanitizer!  Then you hit college and all of sudden you are too cool for this place.  But now, the store is all sorts of amazing again because of their holiday candles!  Well I'm about to tell you what else you should be slipping into your Bath & Body Works basket: pillow mist!  Or as I like to call it, sheet spray!  Who doesn't want to spray their linens with a relaxing scent each night to freshen them up?!  While I think it's amazing, my husband doesn't agree.  When he sees me with the bottle, he always shouts "Only 1 spray!  You always do too many sprays!"  Now if only I could get some Christmas tree scented pillow mist...

Something you might not know about me: I love Pitbull!  My husband think this is hilarious, but his music just makes me want to dance!  It is also my go-to music for all workouts; I run much faster & longer when he is blaring through my headphones!  And right now, I am listening to his song Timber on repeat, hopefully Liam likes it too!  It's going down, I'm yellin timber...

TGIF everyone!
xoxo, Laura


  1. That Santa idea is genius!!!! And I am SO excited for Christmas pajamas!

  2. Those jammies are too cute!! -Love the planner! Just purchased mine for 2014 and I'm sort of overly excited...about a planner..haha thanks for sharing and have a fabulous weekend!

    xoxo Jess

  3. Yay! We are planner buddies! Love mine! Love the santa idea and christmas clothes too!

  4. those meet me under the mistletoe pjs are too cute for words!!! and your love for pitbull made me smile on this cold morning!! :)

  5. Those pajamas are adorable!! And, I love the idea of dressing up as Santa and doing your own pictures. I have a feeling we're going to have a screaming 7 month old in our picture this year!

    Have a great weekend!

    1. Good luck with Santa! Liam was 4 months old when we took him last year and the separation anxiety hadn't set in yet, so you never know...

  6. Checking out those PJs and planner right NOW! Awesome little round-up!

  7. I love the Gap jammies! I already bought them for Josephine (even though I think they are meant for boys) :)


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