High Five for Friday #38 | Finally! Fall!

H54F - A weekly link up, hosted by Cup of Tea, Bright on a Budget, Coffee with Caitlin & Della Devoted

Welcome to High Five for Friday – hosted by KatieTifDella, and Caitlin! If you want to know more, read about it here!

Sheryl at How to Make A Life Blog

This week’s featured blogger is Sheryl at How To Make A Life! She is such an inspirational blogger! She took a grief event and turned it into a blog full of encouragement and teaching women how to live full lives. I love her mantra – “Make your mess your message”. Brilliant, right? Go over and soak up some inspiration and motivation!

Who else is blown away with the fact it’s Friday again? Mercy me!

1. It’s officially Fall!! We are officially in “Katie’s Favorite Time of Year” from now until January 6. It takes forever for this time of year to arrive, but then once it starts, it goes so fast! I’m hoping to squeeze in some fun things this Fall, but I’m learning from my mistakes from the Summer Bucket List idea I talked about on Wednesday and avoiding a Fall Bucket List altogether.

2. Did you join us for the really hilarious H54F Hangout last night?? We chatted all about blogging and tips that we know about but sometimes don’t follow. If you missed it, you can watch it here! But really, it was a great time!

3. I’ve been getting out all my Fall decorations this past week. I’m determined to be completely done by early next week. Really, all that is left is my large urn over the fireplace… I thought I had leaf branches to go in it… but that must have been actual REAL branches I used last year! HAHA! So I need to track down some and do it up. Once it’s all done, I’m planning a little decorations tour. I was itching for something new though this year, and I found this beautiful centerpiece at At Home! I love the not-outrageously-fall color scheme.

4. This was also the week for second hand purchases! A few months ago I found Elizabeth a used play kitchen, and she loved it! But I only this week found her play kitchen materials (again, used!). And she played in that kitchen for hours! I also found her a doll cradle this week. I’m saving that for Christmas!

5. This was the week of seeing friends! We had quite a few play dates this week, including a Bible Study, a potluck dinner with friends, and a FaceTime chat! I was reading this blog post from Jaelen over at Making Mrs. M. She was sharing how hard it is to make good friends when you become an adult, and how hard it is to maintain those friendships! So true. I have no problem making tons of acquaintances and be really chatty, but close friends are harder to make. And then finding the time to catch up is really hard in a busy world, even if you live in the same town! What does adulting have to be so challenging?

And to finish up, Whitney from Come Home for Comfort and I were joking around and saying that every H54F post should include one Office quote. So why not 10?

So that’s that! Don’t forget to watch the H54F Hangout, if you haven’t had a chance to yet. And I hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

So what were you up to this week? Let me know! Or better yet, link up!

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  1. Sheryl says:

    I love the Fall centerpiece. I’ve started leaning towards some of the “nontraditional” color schemes. So excited to have connected through this link up. Hope you have a great weekend!

  2. Whitney Jordan says:

    What great toy finds for Elizabeth!! All that kitchen stuff really adds up so I am impressed with your deals 🙂 Good luck finishing up your fall decorating and I’m going to have to go back and watch your hangout video. No doubt it’ll be hilarious and informative 🙂

  3. J says:

    This post was a fun way to “meet” you today! I’m a fellow Office fan and lover of Fall decorations 🙂 I’ve been slowing adding pumpkins and other Fall decor to my house this season. So fun!!

  4. Jess says:

    Your centerpiece is gorge! I totally missed out on the decorating gene (my mom is great with home decor), so I am doubly impressed! And Elizabeth in her play kitchen is too cute!! I’m bummed that I missed the Hangout–I swear, I turned around last night and it was 11:30. Where did the time go?!

  5. Whitney says:

    This is also “Whitney’s favorite time of year!” I’m ashamed that I didn’t include an Office quote in my post this week – but your awesome video made up for it! 🙂 “The only thing that could make this day better is ice cream.” -Michael Scott

  6. Amanda Bullard says:

    I am loving your finds this week. That centerpiece is gorgeous and what a great find on the kitchen! I cannot agree with you more on the adult friending thing – it is hard. I have two friends that I keep near and dear. I just wish we lived closer together.

    • Katie @ Cup of Tea says:

      Adulting is just hard in general. And that centerpiece – I wish I was that talented to make it, but I catch myself staring at it at randoms times. It’s just so lovely!

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