Saturday, August 10, 2013

The Friday Five... {link up}

I am linking up with Joy for the Friday Five for the first time ever! 

1.) {Napping} ~ Londyn Grace has become quite a fan of this quiet time each day! I mentioned in her ten month post that she seemed to be transitioning from 3 short naps to 2 longer ones. This week she has proved that true! Today's nap lasted 2.5 hours!!! And...she slept in her crib the entire time! (Another accomplishment!) She wakes up rested and ready for the afternoon and evening which worked out perfectly this week since we have been at church every night for VBS! 

2.) {Housekeeping} ~ With LG's new found love of mid-day rest, I am catching up on months of cleaning, organizing, decorating, etc! It feels SO good to have things in their places and to finally have all of pictures and decor up on the walls! I even worked on a little monogram and burlap project during naptime the other day! It is looking lovely in our entryway!
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3.) {Clapping} ~ We clap. All. Day. Long! It is the sweetest thing! A few mornings ago, she was even clapping before she got out of bed! What a joy this little lady is!

4.) {Party Planning} ~ I can't believe the big O-N-E is less than two months away! I've finally decided on a color scheme/theme for Goosey's party! Next week, I'm headed home to Maryland where my Mama and I will spend a few days bringing my vision to life! I am picturing lots of pennant banners, floral fabrics, pinks, blues and vintage details! I lay awake at night planning it all in my head! The invitation below is something similar to what I'll probably choose, but it will need to include a picture, of course! :)

Shabby Chic Vintage Girls Birthday Party Bridal or Baby Shower Invitation Digital Pink Blue Yellow on Etsy, $15.00

5.) {Winning} ~  I'm not on Facebook, but when the company that I bought Londyn Grace's romper for her 9 month portraits from announced this contest I knew I had to try! We are currently in 5th place, down by about 70 likes!  If you are on Facebook, would you take a minute to click here, like the Gabskia Accessories Page and to like LG's picture?!  She is entry # 76. We would (or rather I!) would love to win $100 worth of outfits for her! Thanks in advance for your help! 

Have a wonderful weekend! :)


  1. She is too precious! And I love the theme for her big birthday coming up! Y'all have fun shopping for all the goodies! And thanks for linking up with us today. We'd love to have you again! Hope you have a wonderful week!

    1. Thank you! She is such a joy! I am having SO much fun with this party! Looking forward to sharing more of my preparations with you through your link-up! Thank you for stopping by!

  2. How precious! I love the nap transition. My seventh month old just started taking two solid naps a day and it's wonderful. Her afternoon coincides with my toddler's nap too so I get 2 glorious hours to myself :)

    Thanks for linking up at Babies and Beyond. Oh and I love Londyn's name! Do you call her Londyn Grace all the time?

    1. Thank you for stopping by! Yes, we call her by both names, because Londyn gives the different I like while Grace adds the touch of traditional her Daddy likes!