High Five for Friday

Happy Friday, folks!

I seriously think the week before you leave for vacation is the worst, not only because of the anticipation but because of the million and one things that you have to do to get ready to go away.

I’ve been busy and stressed to the max this week, and I don’t think that’s going to let up this weekend! I do have a quick visit from my sister and her husband to look forward to tomorrow, and I’ll be soaking up all the puppy time I can get before Finn heads to my parent’s house Monday for the week.

Wherever you are and whatever your plans are for the weekend, I hope it’s a good one! Here are the highlights from my week.

1. So, we’re officially knee-deep in house hunting, and it seriously is. so. fun. I love seeing how other people decorate their homes and arrange furniture – it usually leads to me standing in the room for 10 minutes mentally rearranging everything in my head. We have two strong contenders – 1 very strong contender – that could potentially be “the house,” but a lot has to occur before then. More to come!

2. My brother came over Sunday night for the Chicago Bears game (I bet you can assume how well we fit in living in Wisconsin …), and Finn just simply adores him. I’m not sure what it is, but he has to be by Gary at all times if he’s here.

3. Fall weather and temperatures have been in full force in the Midwest, and I can’t get enough. Bring on scarves, sweaters and boots! (By the way, how are we styling cardigans these days? Unbuttoned, buttoned? Help me out.)

4. I was able to sneak away yesterday and leave Finn with Ryan while I treated myself to a pre-vacation manicure and pedicure. I guess Finn approved of the colors that I chose!

5. And, last but not least, here’s another picture of Finn. He seriously smiles all the time, which makes me feel pretty good as a puppy mom!

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  1. 10.9.14

    Yay for house hunting!! Hoping your favorite works out for you 🙂 And seriously, could Finn be any cuter? Love! Happy Sunday!

  2. 9.21.14

    Cute cute puppy!!!

  3. 9.20.14
    anneandspencer.com said:

    Vacation is the best! I'm excited to see where you go! Good luck getting ready!

  4. 9.20.14

    Just found your blog from the link up – we are in the Midwest too (and Go Bears ;)). The chillier temps this past weekend really have me looking forward to Fall!

  5. 9.20.14
    Liz said:

    I lovelovelove that you're from the midwest! I am too! Right on the Mississippi!!

    Beardy Heart Beauty

  6. 9.19.14
    Tif Fannin said:

    I hate the leadup to vacation–I can't look forward to it because I'm so stressed about getting everything done. I hope you have a wonderful time on your trip, and I can't wait to see pics/read about it:)

    Tif @ Bright on a Budget

  7. 9.19.14
    Becky M said:

    The puppy pics are too adorable!! My sisters dog is the same way when I come over! And I agree about the week before vacay!


  8. 9.19.14
    Debra Stachelski said:

    Cute pics this week! Try not to get too stressed this weekend, everything will get done! Looking forward to babysitting my grand-dog Finn next week!

  9. 9.19.14

    Thank you for the tip! I seriously just never know – I need to work on my style in that department. Finn and Pixie need to have a little date – I really think they'd hit it off. 🙂 Have a great weekend, doll! xo

  10. 9.19.14

    Thanks for the tip! I just never know these days. And, thank you! I think he knows he's pretty cute, too. 😉

  11. 9.19.14

    I know all the work will pay off in order to enjoy a few days of vacation! I hope you have a fantastic weekend, lady!

  12. 9.19.14

    Thanks for the tip! And yes, it's definitely interesting being a Bears fan in Packer country. 🙂 Have a good one!

  13. 9.19.14

    I know, I'm pretty sure I'll let out a huge sigh of relief the minute we sit down on that plane next week! Finn does seem to continue to get cuter with age, but I'm pretty bias. 🙂 Have a great weekend!

  14. 9.19.14

    Every time I rub his ears now, I think of you! They are extra soft. 🙂 Yes, we are getting so excited for Vegas next week – my hubs and I need to get away for a few days! Thanks for the cardigan tip – I just never know how you're supposed to wear them. Have a great weekend, lady!

  15. 9.19.14

    It is a lot of work, but hopefully it all will be worth it! That scarf was a Christmas gift last year from Old Navy, I think! Maybe they will be back this year. Have a great weekend!

  16. 9.19.14
    Mia- MakeMeUpMia said:

    Gosh, Finn <3 Love him. Ah girl, so sorry you've been so stressed! The week before is always so stressful! Hope you're able to get a little relaxation in this weekend. So exciting on the house, can't wait to hear more. When I wear cardigans, I leave them open. That is just what I prefer on me 🙂

  17. 9.19.14
    Ashley Angle said:

    I'm wearing my cartigans buttoned. Also, Finn is soooooooooooooo freakin cute!
    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle

  18. 9.19.14

    Yay for vacation! It's always a whirlwind leading up, I fully agree, but you guys will get to thoroughly enjoy yourselves once you make it onto the plane. Finn is adorable, love that he is actually smiling. Enjoy your time with your sister, have a great weekend girl!

  19. 9.19.14
    Caroline said:

    Oh my gosh, Finn is adorable!! I'm sorry that you are Bears fan living amongst all of those Packers fans, that's gotta be tough! Love your mani/pedi too. As for the cardigan thing, I usually wear mine open. I just find it more comfortable. Have a great weekend!! 🙂

  20. 9.19.14
    Biana Perez said:

    Loved that outfit picture – so perfect for fall!! I agree the week before vacation is stressful, but as soon as you get on that plane it will be so much better!! That last picture of Finn…I mean cutie!!! Hope you have a great weekend!

  21. 9.19.14

    Seriously that first picture of Finn with his ears!!!! I wouldn't be able to contain myself I love puppy ears! Love your mani/pedi. A vacation sounds wonderful girl! Hmmmm cardigans I always tend to do them open but thats because it's so dang hot here hahahhaa. Hope you have a fabulous weekend! xoxo

  22. 9.19.14

    Hope everything comes together before vacation! It is so much work getting ready to go. I love your scarf in that picture! And Finn sitting like a little teddy bear next to your brother is pretty cute. Have a great weekend!