Friday, October 24, 2014

Five on Friday :: Pumpkins, Ghosts & Bumps

ONE

We WILL get to a pumpkin patch this weekend if it kills me.  The past two weekends we have been stuck at home seeing everyone's cute pumpkin pics online.  So rain or shine, we are going to be posing with some dang pumpkins!  Watch Instagram @chelseapurifoy to see if this happens...

TWO

Jack and I made these footprint ghosts for all of his grandparents and his nanny last week. They turned out so cute and were very easy. Jack enjoyed playing with messy paint too!



THREE

I just finished reading Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson.  I read it because I had to for a book discussion with a group of middle school girls that I mentor, but selfishly ended up loving it {and so did the girls}. 

I think my next book will be Lena Dunham's Not That Kind of Girl.  Has anyone read it yet? 



FOUR

On Tuesday, I was lucky enough to attend the Bump, Baby & Beyond event hosted by The Bump and Houston Moms Blog. The event was really geared for expectant moms, but I have lots of expectant friends and hope to be expecting again at some point so I figured this was for me too! 


I met lots of great Houston mamas-to-be and would deem the event a major success! I even won a set of plates, cups and utensils by Re-Play - Jack loves! Sara won an Ubbi Diaper Pail and my other friend who attended won a Boppy Pillow and matching nursing cover! 

FIVE

Don't forget to link-up on Tuesday if you participated in the Scarf Swap!  I can't wait to see everyone in their new scarves!  I'm dying to wear mine - let's hope for cooler temps soon or I'll be that girl in a tank, shorts and cozy scarf...maybe I'll even add some Uggs.  I'll admit that I was that girl who wore Ugg Boots and shorts in college. 

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Have a Happy Friday and Lovely Weekend,
Chelsea

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Target Tuesday :: Fall Target Dupes

Hey everyone!  Thank you so much for all of the get well wishes you sent me.  I'm feeling so much better this week!  Today, I'm over at Houston Moms Blog sharing some fun Target Dupes I found last week.  Yes...I took you in the dressing room with me. 
 
Enjoy and let me know if you've found anything fun at Target recently!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Five on Friday :: Out Sick

I'm reporting to you from bed still sick!  I guess I have the crud that Jack had last week.  I'm hoping for lots of rest this weekend and a full recovery by Monday.  Momma does not have time for this!  This post is going to be short and sweet so I can get back to resting...

ONE

Are you loving the new fall TV shows?  Which one is your favorite?  I'm loving the return of The Voice, Parenthood and Walking Dead.  My favorite new show is How To Get Away With Murder.  Jason and I are hooked!  I also watched the premier of Marry Me this week and thought it had lots of potential. 

TWO

I received one of the best Birchbox's to date this week.  I LOVE Beauty Blenders and needed a new one.  It also came with a Beauty Blender cleanser, eyeliner, lotion which I love to throw in my purse, perfume sample and facial cleanser.  The $10 box paid for itself just with the beauty blender which retails for $12 alone.  Signup here to start receiving a monthly Birchbox!



THREE

Jack also received a box of his own this week thanks to Citrus Lane.  He especially love those shakers and a new book is always appreciated!  Click here to sign-up and receive 50% off your first box!


 

FOUR

Don't forget to enter to win my giveaway for a $200 Visa Giftcard and other prize packs sponsored by Dr. Smith's!!!  You have until Sunday at midnight to enter. 



FIVE

Thank you to everyone who read my post this week about Jack's delayed milestones.  I have received so many awesome comments, texts, emails and messages.  If I haven't responded to you yet it's just because I'm feeling crummy, but I so appreciate it.  My heart is full and I'm happy to report that Jack is getting better and better by the day - just doing things in his own time.  Just this morning he climbed up and down our entire staircase twice which is something he hasn't been interested in doing prior to today!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!!!

Love,
C

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Scarf Swap Reminders


Happy Thursday ya'll!  I just wanted to give you a few quick reminders about our Scarf Swap!  If you aren't participating, I'll be back to normal blog stuff tomorrow with Five on Friday. 


You need to have your scarf shipped out to your partner by this Sunday, 10/19 in order for them to receive it by our share date and linkup party of 10/28!

So now is the time to do some last minute shopping!  If you are on Instagram, don't forget to share your shopping fun with us using #2014scarfswap.  It's been fun seeing some of you out and about looking for scarves! 

If you are stressing and don't have time to make it out of the house to shop, you can always shop online and have the scarf shipped directly to your partner!  Just an option if your life is hectic right now. 

I hope you are having fun with this and getting to know your partner.  Let me know if I can help in anyway. 

As you are working on your link-up posts, be sure and grab a button to use below!

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Happy Swapping!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Houston Moms Blog :: Delayed Milestones

I'm over at Houston Moms Blog today talking about our experience with delayed milestones and all the fun that comes with it like the snarky comments and worried looks.
 
Hope to see you there - and please leave a comment on the post if you have experience with this topic!


Monday, October 13, 2014

Planning for the Holidays {Plus a $200 Giveaway}

This is a sponsored post by Dr. Smith's, but all opinions are my own.  As always, I only work with brands that I use and love. 

Happy Monday!  Can you believe it's mid-October?  We were home all weekend with a sick little boy, but I so enjoyed seeing everyone's family pictures from the pumpkin patch all weekend on Facebook and Instagram.  Hopefully we can get out to one next weekend.  Family pumpkin patch pictures are a must on our fall bucket list!

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Once Halloween is over, the holiday season gets kicked into high gear for our family.  Between Christmas shopping, holiday parties, and getting around Texas to see all of our five sets of families, it gets a little {a lot} hectic. 

Can anyone else relate to this? 

My Holiday To-Do List Includes:
 
-  Shopping
-  Wrapping
-  Visit Santa
-  Decorate the House
-  Family Pictures for Holiday Card
-  Print & Mail Holiday Cards
-  Baking
-  Plan family holidays visits :: the most stressful of all!


We LOVE seeing all of our families - each one has a totally unique vibe and own set of traditions.  My favorite holiday traditions include watching Elf after Thanksgiving lunch, Chinese food after Church on Christmas Eve, and our annual Tacky Sweater Enchilada Night. 

Between running around from event to event, shopping for the perfect gifts and traveling around Texas, we are on-the-go constantly between November - January.  Adding a little one into the mix makes it so much more meaningful and special...but it also makes planning a little trickier!

Last year I discussed some tips for navigating a crazy Christmas season

I've also found it so important to have the perfect diaper bag packed and car essentials stowed away - iPad, snacks, Jack's favorite blankie and all of the fun diaper changing essentials. 

I'm so thrilled that Dr. Smith's (our faithful diaper rash ointment brand) is now available in a spray!!!  It's the same effective, yet gentle formula that we fell in love with in the ointment form, but now so fast, easy {and less messy}!  Yes, this stuff is handy to have at all of our changing stations in our home, but it makes diaper changes while traveling a breeze! 

I'm sure all of you moms can relate to the need for a QUICK diaper change during a road trip pit-stop.  Why Buc-ee's gas stations (known in Texas for their clean restrooms and quick lines) hasn't thought to add extra diaper changing stations is beyond me. 

To celebrate their new spray option, Dr. Smith's is giving away some prize packs for a few lucky readers of The Perfect Catch!  One first place winner will receive a $200 VISA Gift Card AND a Dr. Smith's Prize Pack.  And three lucky ones will receive Dr. Smith's Prize Packs.  Enter below to win.  The giveaway will end on Sunday, October 19th at midnight.  Good luck!



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Friday, October 10, 2014

Five on Friday

ONE - Seasons of Caring Luncheon

On Tuesday my mom and stepdad {LE & Shelley} were honored at a luncheon for their work with Carolina Creek Christian Camp that they founded over 14 years ago.  The luncheon was for organized by Interface-Samaritan Counseling Centers who I was excited to learn provides counseling and educational services with a Christian perspective.  It was great to see Mom and LE recognized, but I most enjoyed hearing the keynote speaker, Elizabeth McIngvale-Cegelski {yes Mattress Mac's daughter for all of you locals}. 

She discussed her battle with mental illness and how she overcame it with the help of her family, faith and access to professional counselors. 

Her speech really touched my heart and spoke to me as both my family and I have dealt with mental illness since I can remember.  I love that Elizabeth is choosing to speak out about her experience rather than hide in shame from it as most do. 


Mom & Me


TWO - Corsets & Cocktails

Also on Tuesday, I attended Corsets & Cocktails, a Moms Night Out event hosted by Houston Moms Blog at Top Drawer Lingerie.  It was a blast to see all of my fellow contributors and blog friends. 

Misty, Me & Meagan

Me and Kristy


THREE - Sickies

The rest of this week has been a doozie! Jack isn't feeling well and yesterday I woke up with my eye almost swollen shut. I think it's just my body telling me to cool it. And maybe eat some chocolate.  I experienced an important mommy rite of passage the other night when Jack threw up all over me.  I've been pooped on, peed on and spit-up on, but before the other night had dodged vomit.  He made it extra good to make up for lost time. 


We've been taking it easy and making time for a little fun at home too.  Aside from some crockpot taco soup for dinner last night, I also made Mix & Match Mama's Chocolate Apple Pecan Cobbler...and yes, I topped it off with some Blue Bell Ice Cream.  So easy and very yummy!



FOUR - Fun Find Alert!

My super-talented friend Alli of Swish Productions is selling these necklaces over at jane.com today only while supplies last {and my beautiful friend Shannon is the model}!  They come in a ton of different colors...my favorite is black & bronze.  Only $12.99!  Get yours now. 


The other fun find alert is this scarf from Payless of all places!  Thanks to Mandy for the heads up!  I have seen it in person and it is cute, cute, cute.  On sale now for $9.99.  Can't beat that!  Both colors are great, but I'm personally loving the taupe color. 



FIVE - Scarf Swap

You know I couldn't end a blog post without mentioning the Scarf Swap right?  I just wanted to remind everyone that if you haven't heard from your partner by today, please let me know.  I have a couple of people who want in that I can re-match you with. 



Also, Sheaffer of Pinterest Told Me To shared some great scarves this week that she discovered.  Her recommendations are never disappointing!


Have a wonderful weekend!  Don't miss Bill Hader on SNL...set that DVR!  It's going to be good. 

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