Five Things Friday


{terrace mums beginning to wane}


Happy Friday, friends! It's been a long week, and I'm excited to snuggle up tonight with Tuesday's Sons of Anarchy and a glass of wine or two. Tomorrow we had planned to take Penelope to the zoo, but there's rain in the forecast, so it may be a carpet picnic + movie at home kind of day. Sunday we are having some fall photos taken of Penelope and then celebrating my cousin's birthday. Oh and hopefully some football watching thrown in for good measure. I hope you enjoy today's five things and have a fantastic weekend!

{a fun - and long overdue - night out with my NYU friends and our significant others}



{cool sunburst chairs}


{local dive for a pre-dinner Malbec}


{some luscious mac 'n cheese}



Would you ever put butter in your coffee? Is it that much different than cream?

Easy and instant pumpkin spice ice cream

While we're on the pumpkin spice subject, here's some defense of the pumpkin spice latte.

I want these oreo cheesecake brownies for my life

This gorgeous roasted red pepper soup with corn + feta 


One of my new favorite shows, Married, was renewed for a 2nd season

Ben Affleck's kids are not impressed that he's Batman

George Clooney officially ties the knot to uber smart and equally stunning Amal Amuladin and she looks unreal in all of her wedding weekend looks.

Chelsea Clinton had a sweet baby girl who is already destined for great things

Andrew Lincoln shaved his epic beard and TWD fans are freaking out


Here are 5 Hollywood make up tricks that I could use

Are you worried about Ebola?

This article about being a working mom really resonated with me 

I love this article about the real meaning of being Brave. As a 'no'er' and general anxiety-ridden person about everything, it's refreshing to see that maybe it's just ok to say no.

Surprising uses for apple cider vinegar. I'm going to try this on my teeth! 




salted caramel apple cheesecake bars; fall TV i'm into; what busy moms feed their kids; favorite halloween eats; when is it time to take the bottle away?


What are you loving this week?