Fall is here and that means one thing ... summer break is o-v-e-r and Five on Friday will be officially resuming next week! And we are so excited because we have something extra exciting up our sleeves. Stay tuned...
For now, here are five things on my mind this gray and chilly Friday.
O N E
I have a lunch date today with two girlfriends and I am so excited about it. Working from home is great, don't get me wrong -- but I do love any reason to get out of the house around the lunch hour and SOCIALIZE. Catching up with two uplifting friends over a delicious lunch is a true treat.
T W O
After totaling up our grocery store spending for August, THEN picking up my jaw from the floor (oh my gosh ... so expensive), I have dedicated the month of September to seriously slashing our grocery spending. The two main ways I've done this is through meal planning and lower-cost shopping. I am planning a blog post about some of my favorite Aldi finds. You can also search Aldi on Pinterest for some pretty helpful blog articles like this one. Tip: don't just read the blog post; there is also a ton of great info in the comments section.
T H R E E
Neighbors of us gave us a few books when Camille was born and Good Dog Carl is a definite favorite. It is about some fun adventures had between a dog and a baby. There are no words to the book so you can make up the captions to the illustrations as you go along. It would make a cute baby shower gift for a family with a pup.
F O U R
This photo is a little dark but it accurately depicts the nice quiet time I had earlier this morning ... a little cereal, coffee, and blog reading before the workday got started. Camille woke up in an adorable, giggly mood and we have a relaxing weekend planned with not a lot on the books. The best kind.
Tis the season for kids' consignment sales, and I've been making the rounds. I've been to two already this month and will go to a third this weekend. At the first sale I bought a pair of really soft pima cotton pajamas for the baby (Pixie Lily for $4.50 -- a steal), and at the second one I found these two items below. This photo was taken on my iPad and the pic quality is less than stellar, but I was just snapping a quick photo to show my mom. The brown and ivory toile jumper can be layered over a short sleeved or long sleeved top, and the pink corduroy smocked number just was too cute to pass up. Both will fit Camille later this winter or early spring when it's still chilly.
I rarely purchase new clothes anymore, consignment is the way to go. My favorite way to locate sales is by using ConsignmentMommies.com. Spring and fall are the times to find them!
TGIF, and may your weekend be an awesome one.
See you next week for the linkup!