Thursday, November 5, 2015

Friday Favorites!

Hi everyone!  I took the plunge this week after hemming and hawing for awhile and changed my name!  Great Days of Hayes was a fitting name, but I think The Hayes Homestead will be an even better fit.

We've had a great warm (more on that in a bit) week here!  Here are five things going on this week:

(PS - I apologize for the formatting of this post - Blogger is driving me mad...)


This happened.  Again.

Poor girl pinched her thumb pretty bad on one of our swings and, the only thing that could get her to settle was mama cuddles.  It didn't take long until she was fast asleep.  I love that she's still so cuddly.


I don't know about you, but I love sourdough bread.  Most definitely one of my favorite types of bread.  Well, I've decided to attempt to make a sourdough starter with Kombucha.
Y'all know I'm cray-cray about this stuff!

The starter looks a little creepy, but I'm told by 'booch experts that it looks perfect!


The weather.  Oh yes, I'm still going on and on about the weather here in Michigan.  It has reached 70 this week. 
That's seventy degrees Fahrenheit. 
In November.  In Michigan.
We celebrated by having pizza at the park for lunch today!

You guys, we have normally already had our first snow by now.  It's insane.  And I'm not complaining.  No siree.
Every football season my alma mater (Go Ball State!!) and my FIL's (Western Michigan) battle it out in the MAC conference.  And, every year we place a friendly bet with each other.  Well, last year's bet was that the loser had to wear the other person's team sweatshirt on game day.  Well, my Cardinals didn't pull through last year so I had to pay up my debts this year.  Although it wasn't specified that I couldn't wear anything over the sweatshirt.
(BTW - this was totally Jason's idea!)
My father-in-law is already plotting his payback :)
 Leaf piles and s'mores (with leftover Reese's PB cups!).


Does it get any better than that!?!?
Hope you all had a great week - thanks for stopping by!!
~ Sara :)
I'm linking up with, Darci, AprilNatasha, and Christina for the Five on Friday link-up Party!
I'm linking up with A Little Bit of EverythingMomfessionals, and Grace and Love for my Friday Favorites!
I'm linking up with September Farm and The Farmer's Wife for the Oh Hey Friday linky party!
I'm also linking up with The Diary of a Real Housewife for Friday Favorites!
Also, I'm linking with Caitlin, Della, Tif and Katie for High Five for Friday!


  1. Happy Friday! Popping over from the link up :) Leaf piles and s'mores sound like fall perfection!! Hope your weekend is lovely too!
    Brenda // Chatting Over Chocolate

  2. I need to read up on kombucha. I know nothing about it!