Our Five Ring Circus: Friday Favorites

Friday, September 16, 2016

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday!

I am so relieved it's the weekend! I'm fairly certain this was the longest, most frustrating and most expensive week I've had in months. I'll save all that for another day! All I can say is that I'm really looking forward to putting on pajamas and curling up in bed for a date with Netflix tonight!

Here are a few of my favorite things this week:


Liam recently had a photoshoot for the Down Syndrome Association of Pittsburgh's 2017 calendar. We had to choose our favorite picture and we ended up going with this one. Ward Photography captured his joy so well!

Homie with an Extra Chromie


Every time I go to Target (which is at least once a week) the dollar spot immediately pulls me in! Their selection for Halloween and Thanksgiving this year is unbeatable. I just keep adding things to my cart!

Halloween Decor


Have you heard of Pley? It's a toy library where you can "rent" educational toys! You choose the toys you want to try from the 500+ toy library and put them in your Pley List. You can choose a plan where you pay for 1 toy credit a month ($12.99 plus shipping) or a plan where you pay for 3 toy credits ($29.99 plus shipping). You get sanitized toys delivered right to your house one at a time then return them when you are finished!

I chose Magformers because I knew it was a toy that all four of my kids would enjoy! Sure enough, they loved it but my girls were most excited about the Lego bracelet that was theirs to keep. Dylan, however, thought the Lego separator was "epic."

AND just in case your kid doesn't want to return the toy there is an option to buy it with the click of a button in your account!

*I received a free credit from Pley in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.


I always get so excited when a package from Trendy Bubs shows up in my mailbox! Thanks to them Liam is the coolest kid in town (it's that hair, too).

The Sporadic White Arrows on Mustard Organic Cotton Leggings are adorable and you can add on matching accessories! The Peacemaker shirt can be customized by color and style. To save 20% on your order use the code liamff at checkout (excluding sale and custom name items).

Trendy Bubs

*Liam is a brand rep for Trendy Bubs and receives clothing in exchange for pictures. 


I recently won a fun giveaway from XO Kerry! These bibs from ToppyToddler are AMAZING. Liam is still messy and needs a bib when he eats. Unfortunately, he figured out how to remove our favorite Ikea bibs/smocks, which attach with velcro.

These bibs fasten with snaps and he can't get them off! I love how they provide ample coverage and are truly waterproof. I love them so much that I tossed one in the diaper bag and one in his lunchbox!

Toppy Toddler


Grant recently got to try Ralph Lauren Polo Blue from Influenster (complimentary for testing purposes/all opinions are my own).  He's a bit of a cologne snob but he loved this one! It's perfect for the office or for casual use. I really like the classic, fresh scent, too, so that's an added bonus!
Ralph Lauren Polo Blue


My horse is still here and for that I'm grateful. I'm not going to sugar coat it: he's failing. He just looks old and he's acting even older. This is much more difficult than I imagined it would be. I'm spending as much time as I possibly can with him these days (which isn't much) and I just hope he knows how much he's loved.



That last one was a bit heavy! How about if I leave you with these sweet pictures from my post yesterday? They're definitely my favorite pictures of the week!  (I'll spare you the moody tween!)

Disney Photoshoot

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! What's on your agenda?

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  1. That picture of Liam is so awesome! He just lights up a room with that smile. :) Love the photos of the kids in their Disney costumes. Target Dollar Spot kills me and I NEED to go back. Ha ha! Hugs. I'm so sorry Cherokee is failing. It's never easy, but he definitely knows how loved he is.

  2. I love that picture of Liam! And I so need those bibs for my youngest, she is always tearing hers off too. I'm so sorry your horse isn't doing good, that has to be so tough.

  3. The joy on Liam's face is palpable! So glad I found your blog through the link-up - you aren't that far from me (I am in a suburb of Cleveland) and we dream of having a big family one day. We are anxiously expecting the arrival of our third kiddo in early November and hope to adopt from the foster system eventually. Can't wait to read more about your family!

  4. Love that you get to try so many cool things. Liam is the perfect clothing model for these places!

  5. I always feel like I'm prepared for the hard until it happens...pets really do bring so much to our lives. Loving these sweet pics of Liam!

  6. I love that photo of Liam! So sorry to hear about your horse. Losing a pet is so difficult.

  7. My dad wears RL Polo Blue so I've always loved that scent! Brian won't wear cologne and I really hate that!

  8. YAY for Friday!! I couldn't be more ready myself. ;)

  9. The haunted house chalkboard is so neat! I haven't seen that yet. Liam just puts a smile on face! Happy weekend! : )

  10. That calendar photo is the cutest thing ever!

  11. Your beautiful babies make me smile every time! I love all the goodies you get from all the companies, that is amazing! My heart breaks over your horse. We have two and I cannot imagine having to lose one to well..time. Thinking about you as you enjoy him for as long as you're given more with him. Happy weekend sweet mama!

  12. Those bibs are so cool! I'll have to remember E
    those fo a baby shower. Oh and Liam, sweet Liam! That picture. So cute!! So sorry to hear about your horse. Sending you virtual hugs!

  13. I need to make another Target trip asap obviously. Sorry it has been a long expensive week, I hate those. Hope the weekend is being good to you.


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