Five on Friday!


Happy Friday! I’m linking up with Darci and friends for my fave blog link-up! I look forward to reading the fun Five on Friday posts each week!

Here’s what’s new around here:) Once again, I apologize for the iPhone pics. Our computer is still not working.


{one} I love making new recipes, so for Thanksgiving, I made a twist on the classic apple pie. On one of my fave food blogs, This Week for Dinner, I found a recipe for an easy caramel apple galette. My mom made a homemade crust and I mixed together the filling and the caramel topping. It was so yummy, and pretty easy! I wasn’t able to get a pic of the baked galette because my iPhone decided to freeze up. The final product looked better than this pic!


{two} Over Thanksgiving, my dad made us a boxwood wreath. He owns a nursery and has a Christmas tree farm, so he makes beautiful wreaths to sell. I love how this wreath turned out! So pretty! Now that I look back on it, it was pretty cool to grow up on a Christmas tree farm! Each year, we would just step out in our front yard and select a Christmas tree. My dad would dig one up and we would re-plant it after the holidays. I look around my parents’ property and can point out some of our old Christmas trees. They are huge now!!


{three} My mother-in-law gave Will and Harper an early Christmas present-The Elf on the Shelf! I had heard about this elf several years ago but we hadn’t purchased one. We haven’t gotten that into it yet but Will loves playing with him and hiding him in different locations around the house.


{four} These foil it stickers are the coolest! We bought them for our nieces for Christmas. Since we exchanged gifts with them over Christmas, Will and I got to try out some of their foil-its. You peel off part of the sticker and press on some foil paper. When you lift up the paper, the pretty foil color stays on the sticker. You’re able to make some very colorful stickers! Such a fun (and cheap) craft for kiddos:)


{five} On Monday evening, we attended a local Christmas parade. This was Harper’s first parade experience and Will’s second (when he was one, we went to a 4th of July parade). Luckily, it wasn’t too cold outside. Both kiddos thoroughly enjoyed the parade. They’re quite the people watchers! We waited downtown for a half an hour before the parade started (note to self, head downtown around four pm next year and set out chairs-it was crowded!), and they were mesmerized by all the people and hustle and bustle! Will and Harper enjoyed eating goldfish and watching the parade! It was so much fun!

Have a great weekend!


5 thoughts on “Five on Friday!

  1. I love those stickers, I’m going to have to check them out! I bet it was so neat to grow up on a Christmas Tree farm! I think that’s so awesome that you can find your old Christmas trees πŸ™‚ Love that boxwood wreath!

  2. how cool is a homemade wreath! way to go dad! glad the kids enjoyed the parade and it’s nice to see I’m not the only one who waits for their kids to be a little older! πŸ™‚ happy weekend!

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