High Five for Friday #91 | Home Sweet Home

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Welcome to High Five for Friday – hosted by me, Tif, and Della! Come, read up on what we’ve been up to this week and get to know some amazing bloggers down below!

Today’s featured blogger is Shelby from Life as the Coats! She’s a blogger from Tennessee, sharing all about her life as a newly married woman. She’s super organized. I mean… look at her Christmas planner prinatables!!! Be sure to swing over and say hello!

We are home! Yay! We pulled into the garage last night at 7:30pm. This trip was a little shorter because we decided to live on snacks and not stop for proper picnics. We had a great time! Let me share some of my favorite pictures!

1. One of our favorite surprises was a local museum. They had the cutest kid-friendly exhibits, including this pretend diner.

A fun day at the local museum

2. There was non-stop rain the first part of our trip… poo. But when the rain stopped for a moment we went to a pumpkin patch and apple orchard! We bought a ton of honey crisp apples (the best!) and fresh donuts.

Fun at the pumpkin patch!

3. All those apples went to good use. My mom showed Elizabeth how to make a pie. This apparently is a theme for when we visit my mom.

Peeling apples

4. Our favorite stop, hands down, was the local zoo! They have an Africa area that is just adorable! All theme-y, with close up views of the animals. Elizabeth’s fav part was feeding the giraffes. She made friends with a giraffe named CeeCee.

At the zoo

At the zoo


This sign! HAHA!

At the zoo

5. I wish I had snapped a pic of this, but my sister hauled up all of our old barbies for Elizabeth to play. (How many of your barbies still have hair? We only have 2…) Elizabeth was obsessed with them. It was a hoot to watch! One afternoon, I went in there to sort through the pile of clothes to toss any that looked worse for wear. About an hour later, I couldn’t stop sneezing! I normally silent sneeze so the fact that I was sneezing out loud was a big deal HA! Turns out I had an allergic reaction to all the dust/mildew shmuck that was in those Barbie clothes. Gross!!

What was your highlight from the week? Can’t wait to hear about it!

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  1. Nancy says:

    Oh, too bad the weather wasn’t great for your trip. Glad you got to get in some apple picking. That zoo looks like so much fun. I’ve never seen a place where you can feed giraffes! I’m pretty sure my mom gave away all my Barbies when they sold their house! My daughter has accumulated a ton on her own, so I don’t miss mine (which like yours would probably be covered in dust and mildew!) Have a great weekend!

  2. Nicole says:

    Sounds like a great trip! That museum sounds really fun! Homemade apple pie is always great! That actually sounds really good right now…
    How fun that Elizabeth is old enough to play with your old Barbies! My siblings and I have made my mom keep a bunch of our old toys (including tons of Barbie stuff!) for our future kids. But that is gross about the dust and mildew!

  3. Whitney Jordan says:

    Glad you got to have a pie making session with your mom and that you got to head north to visit your family. I bet Elizabeth was in heaven with all of those Barbies and sorry they made you so sneezy! Welcome back home 🙂

  4. Jess says:

    Elizabeth looks like she had a blast on the trip! Those giraffes are so cute! Omg I got in trouble for cutting off my Barbies’ hair when I was a kid, haha! Why is that such a rite of passage?? I was actually just looking up Barbies (and other dolls) that were popular when I was a kid. There were so many awesome ones that I’d forgotten about!

  5. Whitney says:

    I’m glad you had a fun visit with your family! Love the picture of your mom and Elizabeth – that’s one she’ll cherish for a long time. I wonder what happened to my Barbie…I had the “Whitney” one that came one in the 90’s. Of course. 🙂

  6. Ashley S. says:

    It looks like you had a great trip! I have one Barbie left and she has hair…. It is super wonky, though. I think ‘someone’ tried to give her bangs! Ha ha!

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