five on friday

by Ally- Life as I know it, 2:16 PM
This a little a late in the day but I had a busy morning and the baby is napping so I can finally sit down!


It's National Doughnut (or is it Donut?) Day and if you're ever in Charleston you must try my friends' gourmet doughnut shop Glazed. My birthday cake last year was from Glazed!  


I've been making Oliver's food homemade since he started eating solids and at first I enjoyed it, but now it's becoming a hassle. Oliver is trying to crawl and constantly rolling so I really have to watch him closely. I'm finding when I come home from work the last thing I want to do on top of cook dinner, play with Oliver, put him to bed, and eat dinner, is make his food. I've also been noticing that there's so many combinations of the pre made baby food that I think he would enjoy. And I don't have the energy, or the time, to make all of those combos homemade. So I think I may start buying some pre made ones and keep making the single purees like apples and sweet potatoes at home. I really do love the Baby Brezza

Then I freeze his food in this silicone freezer tray.


My fiddle leaf fig is driving me crazy! Whoever said they're easy house plants, was a liar! It doesn't look horrible but I just can't figure out it's watering schedule. It  has some brown leaves on it which from what I read means it's being over watered so I wait to water it and the leaves still turn brown and fall off! I got it because I always heard that they're very easy and I thought I could water it once a month and leave it alone the rest of the time but I'm finding it's a lot more high maintenance than they portray it to be! Part of me also knows once Oliver starts walking it's going to have to go so I'm trying not to get too attached to it.


Last weekend Oliver rolled over the first time in his Baby Merlin's Magic Sleepsuit and they say once they can roll over in it, it's gotta go. He was so happy and proud of himself for finally being able to do it, but I was pretty upset about it. This could not have been the worst timing because Theo had just left for 5 days so I was going to have to deal with Oliver's crappy sleep all by myself. Luckily Oliver handled the switch to a sleep sack wonderfully, aside from rolling over, and over, and over for a good hour the first night in his crib, and slept his normal 11-12 hours at night. He now sleeps on his stomach and I can tell he loves it. 


Bloodline is back! We're three episodes in and so far it's really good! I remember watching the first season and thinking this should just be a mini series or a one season show, but they managed to come up with a crazy plot for the second season!

Have a good weekend! I have a baby shower tonight and Oliver's swim lessons tomorrow morning!
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  1. So, genuis idea about freezing the food in the try and then sticking it in a bag. How have I not thought of that??? Also, we buy Plum pouches for some pre made mixes and they're really, really convienent!

  2. We are on episode 3 of Bloodline too. Its intense! And don't worry, I felt the same way when I was making Rowan's purees after a while! I started by just using the store bought kind when we were out and about but then he liked it more than the homemade kind and we didn't really go back. I can't believe Oliver is almost crawling, where does the time go!

  3. aww oliver is SO cute!!! we're watching Bloodline too! I'm excited to see where they go with the story.

  4. I'm a new mommy and we have just started solids with our daughter and I have been making hers with the Baby Brezza but I agree with you I loved making it at first but it is becoming more of a chore instead of me actually enjoying it! What kind of pre made baby food were you thinking of using? There are so many different kinds out there so I was curious as to what you were going to use! Also curious as to what kind of sleep sacks you are using as we are getting ready to have to transition out of the sleep suit to a sleep sack. And one more question, (sorry!!) our daughter is 6 months old and I was wondering how Oliver was doing with his swim lessons. I am wanting to start our daughter in swim lessons but didn't know if I should go ahead and do it or wait until she is a little older. Any info you have for me would be great and if you don't want to reply via commenting you can email me at Thanks so so much!! I'm just a new mom and I honestly some days feel like I have no clue what I'm doing lol!

  5. I heard that fiddle leaf trees are supposed to be easy too so I was thinking of getting one soon. Now I'm worried haha! And I seriously can't believe that cake. I neeeeeeed!
    Evelina @ Fortunate House


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