Speaking of fast, I swear this week went by in the blink of an eye as well. Of course it's probably because I had tons to do and no time to do it with work all day and then events at night almost every night this week, it didn't leave me with a lot of extra time. Hopefully I have some extra time this weekend! I'm still playing catch up from being on vacation so don't think I'm crazy if I leave a comment on your post from over a week ago... I still have it bookmarked to read!
But for now, here's my weekly five.
For the Love of Fall Box Swap.
I participated in a "For the Love of Fall Box Swap" this month hosted by Desiree, Johannah, and Bri. I was lucky enough to be paired with one of the hosts, Bri. The official link up date was this past Wednesday but I had asked Bri to wait to send my box since I was on vacation all last week and I didn't want the box to sit out for a week while we were gone. My box arrived yesterday and I was so excited to open it! I swear Bri and I only exchanged a couple emails, but we bonded over our love of Starbucks and scarves and I knew we would get along well in real life. But when I opened my package, I was so surprised! She NAILED IT. First of all, she totally wrapped the presents SO CUTE. I mean, look at it? Complete with a cute little card and that awesome stick pencil! Then she totally got me Halloween Oreos! How did she know? I swear we never talked about it so she must have seen it on my Instagram, or maybe she really is just THAT good and we could totally be besties in real life. She also included that pink flower clip for my mom. Since October is breast cancer awareness month, it's so fitting for it to be pink. And to top it off, she got me a Thirty One iPad holder. Now I just need to steal my iPad back from Mason so I can carry it around in this cute holder. Thank you SO MUCH Bri! I love everything!
We were at Costco the other day and I came across these gems. The first one is a beer advent calendar. How fun would this be to get your husband? Or any beer lover for that matter? I happened to be with Seth when I saw this and I asked him if he wanted it but he didn't like a good amount of the beers in the package so we opted against it, but had he liked more, this would totally be fun for a countdown to Christmas for the man in your life!
Then I came across these ugly sweater cookies. Not really good for a gift, but could be fun for a Christmas party! People are usually all about ugly Christmas sweaters so why not make your own and then... eat it?
Hanna Andersson PJ sale.
Hanna Andersson had a sale (in-store only) last weekend on pajamas. They rarely, if ever, have sales on pajamas so I knew I had to check it out. I'd been wanting to get Mason some long sleeve/long pants ones for a while now, but I find them to be too expensive regularly so when they were on sale 30% off, I bought a few... or three. I'm letting him wear the snow plow trucks and the blue stripes now but I'm saving the green and white stripes for something special.
Last week Sesame Street introduced a new character named Julia. Julia has autism. I think it is so awesome that they introduced a character with autism on the show. I haven't had a chance to watch the clips yet, but I love the message that they are trying to portray here.
October slipped away as fast as it started. I'm sure being on vacation for a week and trying to plan an event for work had a lot to do with it, but we didn't want to let October totally pass us by without having some sort of date together. We made it super simple and went to get bagels together last weekend. Simple, easy, delicious, and just the two of us.
I seriously can't believe that Halloween is tomorrow! Mason had a little Halloween party at school yesterday and when I picked him up, his teacher said he had the best time trick or treating and even tried to say trick or treat when he walked up to get his candy. Hearing this makes me SO excited to take him out tonight for trunk or treating and tomorrow for trick or treating with his cousins. I feel like he'll really get it this year and will be so excited to walk up to the houses and ask for candy.
And with that I wish everyone a happy and safe Halloween!