Friday I’m in Love

Happy Friday and happy October! I apologize for missing last week’s post, thanks to Matthew, but I’m back with a full dose of what I’m loving. Let’s get started!

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National Taco Day was last week on October 4th, which also happened to be a Tuesday, so National Taco Day ON Taco Tuesday? I’ll take it! Of course we had to read one our favorite books that day… Dragons Love Tacos! If you haven’t read it, add it to your kids’ wish lists (or your own wish list, no judgment). Seriously, the cutest book ever!

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Speaking of books, I got a new one this week! Emily Ley’s book Grace, Not Perfection was released on Tuesday. I have only started it, but I already love it. Another great read from Emily is 6 Ways Parents Grow Up While Their Kids Do.

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The kids had dress up days this week for spirit week! They were so excited to not have to wear their uniforms and wear fun clothes. They had pajama day, favorite team day, mismatch day, and red, white, and blue day.

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We started the month of birthday celebrations on Monday with a little celebration at home with my parents, then Greg and I continued the celebration on his actual birthday with dinner at RusTeak. So fun and delicious! One down, three to go!

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my weekend in photos

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these ladies make a 4:30am alarm much better. i got in 10 miles as the sun was coming up on saturday. overall, it was a great run!

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saturday morning soccer!

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i think in this moment they were on the train. their imaginations are awesome right now.

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saturday swimming, part two.

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we rang in october with a date night at cooper’s hawk. cheers to our favorite month and to the mets for making the playoffs! we ended date night at target grocery shopping and picking up some necessities. #marriedlife

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sunday morning run to starbucks for a treat.

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cheese ball.

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a much needed pedicure felt even better after those 10 miles yesterday.

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we ended the weekend getting stuff done around the house and hanging out with friends. it was a great first weekend of our favorite month.

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how was your weekend?

Friday I’m in Love

Happy Friday and happy October!!

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I will just jump right in and start gushing about how much I love October and how it is my favorite month of the year. If you don’t know, it’s my birthday month!! Of course, I was thrilled to find out when I met Greg (way back in 2006) that his birthday is only four days before mine — yay birthday week for us!! Fast forward to present time and I have since birthed two kiddos in the month of October so, it is officially birthday month for the Gilbos and we already have a jam-packed month of exciting things happening!

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With all the fun that October brings, it also brings a cause that is near and dear to my heart – Breast Cancer Awareness month. During my undergrad years as a Zeta Tau Alpha, each fall we held our annual philanthropy event Big Man On Campus (BMOC) to raise money and awareness for breast cancer research. It was an amazing event and one that is still going strong today.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Think Pink ZTA Zeta Tau Alpha

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On that same note, it’s time for A Crucial Catch with the NFL! I loved seeing all of the pink gear last night during the Thursday Night Football game and I am excited to see it the rest of the month. If you’re going to an NFL game this month, be on the lookout for members of ZTA handing out pink ribbons!

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How great is the Charity by Design bangle from Alex + Ani?! 20% of the proceeds will go towards the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF). Adorable!

Alex + Ani Spiral Sun Charm Bangle

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Friday I’m in Love

Welcome back! Don’t forget to hop on over to see what Misha and Mary Beth are loving this week. If you’re new around here, every Friday we share what we’re loving this week. You can catch up on previous weeks here. We’ve love for you to share what you’re loving too!

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OCTOBER. You knew this was coming right? Just the fact that we are already three days into the month makes me giddy. We have a ton of fun things planned this month and I already can’t wait to share them with you!

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Paper straws. I love them. I am so excited about this combo pack I found for Kenley’s birthday party. I also got a “build your own” pack for Crosby’s party, which was perfect since I wanted specific colors. I also love party planning. Did I mention it’s going to be a fun month?

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ZTA and NFL banner

Every October, I love seeing the NFL go pink for their “A Crucial Catch” campaign. I especially love that ZTA and NFL partner to help raise awareness about breast cancer. You can read more about their partnership here. Make sure you look for some Zetas passing out pink ribbons if you’re going to an NFL game this month!

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I hope you’re all enjoying October as much I am so far.
I’ll be back in two weeks to share more of what I’m loving this month.

Now it’s your turn! What are you loving this week?