Five on Friday!

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Happy Friday! I’m linking up with April for 5 on Friday and Karli and Amy for oh hey friday. So.ready.for.the.weekend!

one // I have been trying to snap pictures of the kiddos after church each Sunday. Sometimes the pictures turn out better than others, but I just love this pic from this past Sunday. My sweet kiddos…I love them so much! (side note: all of Harper’s outfit is consignment and half of Will’s is! I’m just a little obsessed with buying consignment clothes…I love the cheaper prices, plus it’s a great way to recycle).

two // Speaking of my kiddos, I still can’t believe that Will is five! Check out his fifth birthday interview here. I love the tradition I started last year of interviewing each kiddo a series of questions about their likes and favorites. It’s so fun to see how much they change in a year:) What are some birthday traditions you have in your family?  

three // I have yet to even upload Will’s birthday party pictures to my computer and thus a blog post about his birthday has not happened.   But it will…I promise. Though it might be a week or two, ha! Anyway, he had a cute but very simple fire truck birthday party. The most creative I got at the party was to create some cute fire truck wheels out of oreos (actually, Trader Joe’s version called Joe-Joe’s) and stick some twizzlers in a mason jar to look like fire hoses! It was a very fun and small family party. 

four // Rhubarb…does anyone bake with this vegetable? And yes, I had to google it to make sure I was categorizing it correctly.  Rhubarb is a perennial vegetable but people often refer to it as a fruit. Anyway, my parents always have rhubarb in their garden and growing up I made all sorts of baked goodies with rhubarb. Rhubarb strawberry pie, just plain rhubarb pie, rhubarb muffins, etc. My mom and dad brought some over for me last weekend, so I whipped up a simple rhubarb crisp with a yummy oat topping. My hubby doesn’t like it, so I shared it with my babysitter’s parents, Maw and Grandaddy. It certainly has a unique taste and consistency and I can see how people don’t like it. However, to me, it’s delicious!

five // Essential oils seem to be super popular lately, so after talking to some co-workers who love their oils, I decided to dive in. Well, I should say I have gotten my feet wet. I’m not ready yet to buy the starter package, but I bought some lavender and peppermint oil to start. Earlier in the week when my allergies were so bad, my coworker asked if I had tried any oils to help. I hadn’t since I didn’t have all of the oils needed for the allergy relief, but she brought in her lemon oil, a carrier oil, and a roller. We mixed up some allergy relief using 10 drops each of lemon, peppermint, and lavender. I’ve been using it this week and it seems to work! Yay! I am learning more and more about the many uses of the oils and love how the peppermint works for my headaches.  I’d love to hear what you use essential oils for!

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Have a super weekend!

 

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  1. I love the firetruck birthday theme that you did for your little!! Birthdays are always so much fun! Have a wonderful weekend!!

  2. Love Harper’s bright pink sandals! So adorable!

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