Friday, October 30, 2015

Friday Five

Happy Halloween Eve. I don't know about you but I am looking forward to a weekend full of adorable trick or treaters and a cold glass of apple cider. Let's get Friday started off right with a quick roundup of a few favorite things this Friday.

{One} Genius Ikea Hack. We have been planning a trip to Ikea for months (yes, months). Finally we are headed to Charlotte tomorrow to grab some pieces to fill baby girl's room and out home office. I was surprised to find these beautiful overlays on Instagram that you can use to dress up Ikea's plain dressers. They are relatively affordable and can make a huge impact.

{Two} Halloween Costumes. Neither Joe or I are big Halloween fans. However, that does not keep us from dressing up the pup. I snagged Charlie this adorable Ewock costume on Amazon. Since he already looks like a teddy bear I thought an Ewock was not a fat stretch. The trick will be making sure he keeps it on!
{Three} Sweet Baby Girl Clothes. Oh boy, Etsy is the place to shop for adorable and affordable outfits. I am trying to limit my clothing purchases for little one as I know we will get a ton as gifts in the coming months. That does not keep me from browsing away though! If your looking for an adorable baby gift- go to etsy! 

{Four} Give Grace Campaign. Scarlet & Gold has started a campaign in order to raise money to help with the cost associated with the journey of building a family and the struggles with infertility. 100% of the profits will go to fund IVF treatment and doctor bills for their co-founder Megan and her husband Blake. You can read all about the campaign here.

{Five} Christmas Cheer. Let's be real, Christmas is less than two months away and you have been secretly planning your Christmas as well. In order to not procrastinate this year, I have already scheduled our Christmas photos and narrowed our Christmas cards down to two different styles. Next step is planning what to get everyone! I love the idea of dressing up packages but never have the creativity. I think these would look adorable as To/From cards under the tree. 

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  1. Love that you wrote about the Give Grace campaign! It's a great one for a good cause.
    The animal costume is SO cute! I need ot get something cute like that for Cooper. Good luck at Ikea! So many amazing things there! :)

  2. I want to step my wrapping game up this year - I have a few cute things in mind but those tags just got me in the cheer! Have a great weekend! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  3. That dresser looks so pretty. What a great idea to spruce something up! & those Christmas tags are lovely. Can't wait for Christmas planning to start!!

  4. That dresser looks so pretty. What a great idea to spruce something up! & those Christmas tags are lovely. Can't wait for Christmas planning to start!!

  5. The give grace campaign seems amazing!

  6. ahh that little outfit-i die! i spend too much on clothes for my little man (hello Baby Gap!) and imagine i would go bankrupt if i had a girl!! and those overlays are fabulous, we have an ikea dresser and i just might have to check those out!

  7. I love that dresser!! Ikea has some great pieces that you can dress up
    Happy Friday
    Chelsea @

  8. Oh my goodness that Ewock costume is the cutest thing I've ever seen! Especially if your puppy already looks kind of like a teddy bear, I'm sure he'll be even more adorable!

  9. OH MY GOODNESS. That baby girl outfit is the cutest! Especially those moccasins! Anything with fringe is adorable and these are no exceptions!

  10. HA! Yes - the few times I've pilgrimaged from Durham to the Charlotte Ikea it was planned for months too. When you're coming from a distance, you need to plan! :) I love browsing Ikea hacks, but love that you can buy the overlays on Etsy! Woohoo!! Have a great weekend, and thanks for linking up over at H54F!

    Katie @ Cup of Tea

  11. I feel the same way about driving from the Triangle to Charlotte for Ikea! I still have a list for the next time I head that way! I would love to see the Ewok pup and that outfit is adorable for a little one!
    Jess at Just Jess


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