Friday, March 14, 2014

The Bauer Five

It's Friday and my agenda for the weekend is a mile long, which means my to-do list for today is even longer. To wrap up my week, I'm here with a fairly brief {for me} Five on Friday, linked up with Chrstina at Carolina Charm. If you feel inclined, join in! It's a good way to meet other bloggers and clear your brain of thoughts roaming about. Both good things.

ONE: As you can see, Nora knows how to rock a headband, especially when her big brother puts it on. Today I'm happy to announce that the shop that provides these awesome styles is celebrating its first birthday! Marie at Sassy Sweet Pea Designs has an incredible day planned for her customers on her Facebook page today. You owe it to yourself to "like" and participate in all the fun she has up her sleeve. {TIP: The fun starts right after lunch.} Congratulations, Marie! I can't say enough about the quality of her work, and just look at how sweet Nora looks in her stuff. These have to encourage you to do a little shopping:

glitter bow headband here // anchor headband here

TWO: Are ye ready to parrrty? I felt you roll your eyes at my pirate pun, but this is only the beginning, matey. Owen's pirate party sets sail tomorrow afternoon, and there is still much to be done. I have to get the maps ready for the treasure hunt, stick tiny sails in orange slices, make seaweed salad, and artfully hang a skull-and-crossbones bunting. Shiver me timbers, y'all, this is going to be one awesome party. Check back for a recap next week!

THREE: While the boys and I were exploring outside yesterday, we stopped short at the garden. It looks sad. I would say empty, but the weeds make up for that. These spring-like temperatures mean we are that much closer to ripping weeds, turning soil, and planting for the summer. Gardening is hard, sweaty work, but it is amazing therapy. I already have big plans in my head {complete with an addition for the Bauer Boys}. Now is the time to start ordering seeds and actually mapping it out. Planting season is just around the corner!

FOUR: I don't know any details other than a place and a date, but I've already counted myself in for this year's Arkansas Women Bloggers conference, a gathering for local writers to get some actual face time and learn a few things. I wanted to go last year, but wasn't quite ready to leave a newborn baby. This year the calendar has been marked, and my regional group has already started forming a car pool. Hopefully this conference will inspire me to grow and that should result in a more exciting experience for you. I've already purchased my first business cards in preparation. This is the big time, y'all.

FIVE: You know what's the opposite of fun? Taking Owen to get a haircut. I think yesterday's experience is easily the worst to date. Screaming, punching, nearly tossing his cookies all over the salon floor {figuratively and also literally if he calmed down long enough to realize he had cookies}. We called it a day when the poor hairdresser was only halfway done. It's not the most stylish 'do our smallest son has ever sported, but he doesn't seem to mind. Just slap a pirate hat on the kid and he's good to go. Fingers crossed he grows out of it by the next time we take him, either that or his Daddy volunteers.

Have a great weekend, y'all!

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Unknown said...

Your business cards are amazing! Can't wait for September.

Jessica Bauer said...

Thank you! They might just make me look like I know what I'm doing. I'm so excited to go!