Friday, September 6, 2013

5 on Friday!

Did I mention I love shorts weeks?!  
Friday is my hubby's new day off during the week, so I am extra loving today! :)

And, since today is Friday, you know what that means--It's Five on Friday link-up time again! 
Here is what I'm loving this week:

| ONE |

Yesterday my grandparents celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary! How amazing is that?! 
I'm so lucky to be able to have them both in my life. :) 

p.s. How the hell does one make it to 60 years? We're almost to 7 and there are days when I feel it's been 50! ;) {Love you, babe! ;}

Are they not the cutest?! :)

| TWO |

This costume is totally in the running for my little Husdon's first Halloween! I'm in love. 


If you haven't snagged this FREE chalkboard print over at one of my fave blogs Little Baby Garvin, you should definitely go download it! This print has playroom written all over it. :)

| FOUR |

Fall has exploded in the Texeira abode! I was going to try and wait till next week, but you can see where that got me. Knee-deep into four totes later...our house officially looks like Fall threw up. Mission Accomplished! ;) My favorite part of decorating is always the mantle!

| FIVE |

What 5 of Friday would be complete without some sort of recipe?! ;) So in honor of Fall, here is an awesome pumpkin bread recipe that I have used now for a few years in a row.  I also found a yummy homemade cream cheese frosting recipe on Pinterest that I use all the time. 
Trust me, the bread paired with the frosting is ridiculously good. Worth every calorie, for sure! ;)

{Pumpkin Bread}
3 cups sugar
1 cup oil
4 eggs
1 ½ tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
2/3 cup water
2 cups pumpkin (1 can pumpkin – NOT pumpkin pie filling)
3 ½ cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease 2 8x4x4 loaf pans.  Mix sugar and oil.  Beat in eggs.  Add salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and water.  Mix in pumpkin.  Add flour and baking soda.  Mix evenly.  Pour into loaf pans.   Bake 1 hour, testing with a toothpick for doneness.

{Cream Cheese Frosting}
4 ounces unsalted butter, softened
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

In a large bowl, beat together the butter and cream cheese with a mixer. With the mixer on low speed, add the powdered sugar a cup at a time until smooth and creamy. Beat in the vanilla extract.
HERE is the link to the recipe


  1. Ok first of all, that costume for Hudson: LOVE!!! Absolutely adorable!!

    Second, your grandparents celebrating 60 years?? I was thinking the exact same thing about our marriage...we've only been married five and I wonder some days how people last even 25! haha!! I'm kidding...kinda ;)

    And third. You have totally given me the kick in the behind that I needed to pull out my fall decorations today. Thank you for that! done and done!!

  2. OMG STOP IT!!! Your Fall second is the CUTEST! I absolutely love it.

    and 60 years? GIRL I know what you mean. I am at 2.5 and honey it feels like 100. LOL!

  3. My little boy was a crab/lobster-thingy his first Halloween. I love your son's names!... And of course the fall decor, especially the candy corn sign. :)


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