Tuesday, November 12, 2019

October (Part One)

October is here! We kicked off the month in the best of ways- with early morning surprise bags for all three kiddos! I always get them some spooky leggings, pjs, & a halloween-themed book (I like giving books for holidays).  This time, I added some stickers & a few other small surprises. 

We had family Thanksgiving (Canadian) at the cottage & it was the best way to spend the day, hands down.  We spent the rest of our days watching all three Hotel Transylvania movies with spooky treats & pjs.  I'm so thankful for another wonderful month of memories...

All ready for an early morning wake-up!
Zoey's bag in the making (from Chapters, Homesense, & Walmart).
Bo's bag in the making (from Walmart, Homesense, & Target Dollarspot)
Sadie's bag in the making (from Walmart, Target, Chapters, & Homesense).
Spooky snacks I was so happy to find in Canada (we usually never get holiday-themed treats).
This sweatshirt was the perfect sweatshirt for Halloween (via Shop Friday Apparel).
Movie marathons require spooky snacks (dvd via Walmart).
Picked up this beer on a whim on our last trip to Iowa...totally regretting not grabbing a few more 6 packs!
I've worn this outfit at least once a week since I got this sweatshirt (Hat: Target, Sweatshirt: Aerie, Shoes: Walmart).
I'm loving adding fun phrases to our letter board in the kitchen (thanks pinterest)!
Bo's first thanksgiving outfit, which he can totally wear for both (via Kohl's from gramma & papa).
My mom picked up these tees from Kohl's & I couldn't love them more!
Just added this faux fur rug to our entryway bench (pillowcase & rug via Amazon).
Wine supplies, ready for the big dinner (via Target Dollarspot & Kohl's).
Cottage views on Thanksgiving :)
A bonfire while eating pumpkin pie?! Is this heaven?! (scarf via Amazon).
Pumpkin Spice cinnamon rolls for Thanksgiving Monday morning :)
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Monday, November 11, 2019

Iowa in October

I took my first solo-trip to Iowa with all three kiddos.  It took about an hour-ish longer, mostly due to feedings for Bo.  If the Mr. is with, we can feed him as we drive & stop to burp/change.  When we did stop, I piled us all into family bathrooms for potty breaks/diaper changes & then let the kiddos stretch their legs running around walmart (don't judge lol).  I am so happy I decided to put on my big girl pants & go for it, since we had the best time & made lots of memories (and took just as many pictures).

Loving the Time & Tru brand from Walmart.  This sherpa jacket is soooooo cozy & warm.
Don't mind the lint...these walmart leggings feel like Lula Roe, but for a fraction of the price.
October at the Zoo! We lucked out & went on a free admission day :)
We've never fed the swans/fish, the girls loved it.
The train ride is the highlight & we always do it at the very end of our zoo visit!
Feeding the farm animals is also a favorite for the girls.
Made our first visit to Steelplow Burger....oh.my.god. If you live near the QC area, it's worth the trek, I promise!
The shake of all shakes.  The girls enjoyed the extras, while the adults got shakes to themselves ;)
Casual dressing done in my fav way, with the addition of this poncho.
First pumpkin patch of the season! We got to see these cousins in action in Iowa City!
One last visit to our fav bakery before we hit the road back home :)
I will always LOVE Forever21 for their accessories!
One more find from Walmart (also purchased it in black).  It's a total Aerie dupe!
I started holiday shopping & I'm sad to stay, I'm still not done!

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Friday, November 8, 2019

Farewell, Favorite Month!

Saying farewell to September, in images. I cannot believe this was already two months ago & somehow, 2019 is almost over.  I am a fan of the holidays, but September will always be my favorite.  It's that mix of summer sunshine & cool nights, the return of football & sweaters, the changing of the leaves & the scenery it creates.  It's definitely magical to me, always has been...

First day of Fall outfit (sweater free people, sandals are F21).
So ready for Fall this year (the creamer is my all time fav & I stocked up big time this year).
First take at Apple Crisp...wasn't my mama's, that's for sure (better luck next time?).
Arts & crafts with the reject apples from the apple crisp.
GASP...another blanket scarf (via Amazon)!
The perfect sweatshirt...color, fit, and material...all perfect (via Aerie).
It's been a minute since I bought a hat, but this one was too good to pass up (via Target).
All the layers & thermal tops, please (thermal from Walmart).
Watertown, NY haul from Target & Walmart :)
These three in their Bears gear <3 br="">

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