Friday, October 22, 2010

Friday Fun

It's Friday, and y'all know what that means---Yes, all you tired moms (me included), it does mean that the weekend is almost here, but it also means 5QF and Fun Phone Photo Friday!

If you're new here, a gigantic Southern welcome! I'd offer you a sweet tea, but well, this is a blog and I'm not Paula Deen. If you're so inclined, please leave a comment, I'd love to hear from you!

Five Question Friday

1. Who is the better cook, you or your spouse?

Oooh, this is a tricky one! For down-home, comfort-food cooking I'd have to say that I'm the better cook. But when it comes to grilling and seafood, Hubs definitely has the edge over me.

2. How often do you talk to your mom?

Don't laugh, but I talk to my mom, on average, five to seven times a day! And yes, I realize that's borderline excessive, but I can't help it, my mom is my best friend. With Bret busy at work, I know Mom will always be there to answer my call; listen to my complaints; try her best to ease my frustrations and worries; and share a laugh over Gillian Grace's latest stunt.

3. Are you adventurous in the kitchen or stick to the recipe?

As much as I wish I could go into the kitchen and cook like my grandmother from memory and without a recipe in sight, sadly, I'm just not that good! Without a recipe, I'd be lost or calling for take-out!

4. Is your second toe longer than your big toe?

Yes, isn't everyone's?!

5. Do you dress up for Halloween? (Bonus question: What will you be this year?)

Quick answer---No, I don't dress up for Halloween!

When I was teaching we always had to dress up and I can remember spending many agonizing days contemplating my costume.

Nowadays, I enjoy shopping for outfits and costumes for Gillian Grace months in advance, because as every momma knows, the good costumes go fast!

My lil' ladybug, Halloween '09

She loves her Mummy! Halloween '09

Cutie patootie pumpkin, Halloween '09

But, if I were to dress up, I'd definitely try to keep my costume simple and do my best to make it myself. And after watching this week's episode of Parenthood, I know exactly what I'd want to be, a Q-Tip! And speaking of Parenthood, does Kristina Braverman remind any of y'all of yourself? Her character's over-protective, loving, and don't forget, semi-neurotic ways do so remind me of myself! Just saying...

Photo courtesy of NBC

Fun Phone Photo Friday

It seems like forever since I've been blogging on a Friday, but it's time for my new weekly theme and beginning in November, I hope many of y'all will participate too!

Several times a week, Sweet Bean and I take Bret lunch at work, and on occasion, we get to join him outside for a quick visit while he eats. This week's fun photo was taken during an afternoon lunch by the fountains!

But what makes this picture even better is that the outfit Gillian Grace is wearing in this photo was also worn by the precious baby that plays Lily on Modern Family! Seems even Hollywood thinks Target's clothes rock! And yes, if you haven't figured it out based on my two sitcom references in this post alone, I love TV! Please don't judge!

Image courtesy of ABC and Hulu

Having seen Gillian Grace's costumes from last year, any guesses as to what she'll be this year?

With my Gators having a bye-week, we'll fortunately be spared from embarrassing plays and upsets, at least until next Saturday! I love my Gators, but sheesh?!

What are your weekend plans? Stay tuned for a fun Fall giveaway from yours truly coming soon!

Happy Friday, y'all!


{Link up for some 5QF fun over at Mama M.'s. And be sure to swing by Xenia's where Webbisodes is a featured blog today!}


Danielle @ Happenings of the Harper Household said...

I'm your newest follower from FF! Would love a follow back at happeningsoftheharperhousehold.blogspot.combovi

Ben and Emily said...

Your mom is beautiful!

You know, my second toes aren't longer than my big one! Odd...yes!

It took me a while to figure out what Kristina's costume was actually!! But, it's pretty awesome (and simple)!!

Happy weekend!

Laura@Cowboy Boots said...

my 2nd toe is fact they all go down in size! rofl!!!

as for the mummy costume ...LOVED IT

I Do Declare said...

The mummy!!!!! That's the cutest thing I've ever seen! I love Kristina Braverman! My mom told me today on our drive time talk that Parenthood may be on the chopping block!!! We might have to start a letter writing campaign, or send lots of stickers (ala Max) to NBC so they will keep it on the air!

Liz said...

Borderline obsessive?!? comment. :) Ha!

That mummy costume is awesome. I've never seen that done before.

Jennifer said...

So funny...I would have guessed you talk to your mom 10-15 times a day..LOL! Looking forward to Fun Friday Photos...are you going to set up a linky? You know I will join. You know we both think Target rocks :) Have a great weekend.

LeeAnn said...

So you have the "monkey toe" too? LOL...that's what Brian calls my super long second toe for whatever reason. I'm glad I'm not the only one.

Congratulations on your Friendly Friday feature!

Aly @ Analyze This said...

GG is seriously the cutest thing under the sun!! Love that her Target outfit made it on TV ... I'm sure GG made it famous ... not Lily!!

I love your go-to Halloween costume- cute and super easy!

Happy Friday! Have a FAB weekend! Xoxo

SassySillySpunky said...

I talk to my mom all the time too!

I can't believe how little GG looked last Halloween!

Kelly @ Blessed Mommy, Blessed Wife said...

I get it! I talk to my mom several times a day (not to mention the gazillion times a day that I talk to her while she's here 2 days a week caring for us!). She also makes us dinner almost every night, ha! I love, love, love having her in our neighborhood :) Some call me spoiled...I call myself blessed!

That mummy costume is AWESOME! How clever! I could just picture me trying to wrap my daughter up at this stage where she doesn't sit still for a moment. That would be fun...or not! Can't wait to see what GG will be this year. I know exactly what she's going to be - ADORABLE!

Heather said...

I'm a new follower from FF! I would love a follow back if you have time

Your little girl is adorable, btw!

That's What She Said... (No, Really!) said...

Since the Gators are taking the weekend off, could you maybe send some love Tennessee's way? :) GG's little mummy costume is too clever! I hope you have a wonderful, stress-free weekend!

Angie said...

I love Parenthood...isn't it just the best show ever!

And my second toe is shorter than my big toe. ha!!

Candice said...

GG was a much cuter ladybug than I was...I must say! :)

Jessica said...

I am here from 5QF and I just want to tell you Im now officially a follower! I love your blog and just spent the last hour (its nap time which is the only reason I can) catching up on your blog. Im pretty new at blogging and would love a follow back at

:) Us southern gals gotta stick together, although I almost gave up on you when I found out your a Gator fan. I love me some bulldogs! Hahaha, just kidding! Happy Friday! :)

Canadianmom said...

Hi there! Just stopping by from The Frugal Free Gals Friday Blog Hop!I love your blog and I now following.
Feel free to check out my blog at:
Answers to your 5 questions:
1.Me, but he cooks great fish.
2.Once a week.
5.Probably not this year. Last year I dresses as an old man.

Take care and make it a great weekend!

Cool Gal said...

I am so happy to hear your second toe is bigger than your first. Mine is, too! :)

I love all those Halloween costumes, but the mummy is just adorable. Very creative.

I love Modern Family. In my opinion, the best comedy on television. Darling Target outfit. Love Target!

I hope you have a great weekend!

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Scented Leaf said...

Pretty Halloween Costumes! I'm your new follower from Friendly Friday. Hope you can stop by to my blog, too!
Have a great weekend!

Sassy Sites! said...

Thanks for participating in our Sassy Sites Friday blog party...Featuring YOU!! Have a wonderful weekend!

xoxo- Marni

Charla @ Healthy Home Blog said...

I've enjoyed looking at your pictures! So glad we could feature you at Friendly Friday this week! :)

Miss Adri said...

Hi! I'm a new follower from the friday blog hop :o)

Feel free to visit my blog at & follow if you like...

I'm currently a high school teacher and I understand the whole "Miss, what are you going to be for Halloween?" thing. =/ lol Sometimes I want to say "I'm going to be your worst nightmare!" lol JUST KIDDING!

See you around!


Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

I think it's wonderful that you're so close to your mom!
I absolutely love the mummy costume!!!

Ashley E. said...

Haha! So cute! I love the "Lily" is wearing a Target outfit! So cool!!

L said...

I'd love for you to host a giveaway! Email me and we will sorty out some details!!!

:) :) :)

ModernMom said...

I love that you talk to your Mom so often! I hope one day my girls call me every day...I'm going to miss them!
I'm not big on dressing up for Halloween either but this year we are going to a family party and costumes are mandatory. We are a family of pirates. Help!

Popcorn Served Daily said...


I'm on a blog hop and your newest follower.

Hope you can stop by my blog when you get a chance.



Tara said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and following! I'm now following you as well :)

I love the mummy costume!

mama k said...

Those are definitely two of my favorite shows too! Hope you had a good weekend!

Nicole said...

Love it!
1-My HUSBAND!! He is an amazing "chef," not cook. I can bake & make a mean cheesecake, but he does the best "real" cooking.

2-Daily! Sometimes more! I don't know what I would do without my mom!

3-With cooking--stick to the recipe, with baking--stick to the basics but change up all the extras all of the time!

4-Nope. Big toe is the big toe!

5-Nope. When I taught school, I would dres up too. My two favorites were wearing scrubs as a doctor & dressing up like a student. In both cases, I could wear comfy shoes!!

Love the Target outfit! My mom bought the same one for my lil one this weekend!

Southern Cinderella said...

Cute Dress she has on from Target! That Mummy costume is hillarious!!