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Random Thoughts.

1. I've been doing a really good job of meal planning a keeping track of it all. And just today Luke and I marveled at the fact that we haven't eaten out in about two weeks. This is HUGE for us. Hopefully huge money saving also!

2.  I made THE most delicious pumpkin crunch cake this week for our small group. Almost every single person there declared that they don't like pumpkin (excuse me, what?) and my husband tries not to eat too many sweets so he didn't partake in it. So I was left with a HUGE pumpkin crunch cake for just myself. I will say I have enjoyed it immensely but nothing good can come from eating a whole cake by yourself so I took it to my playgroup today to share with the moms. If you like pumpkin you should try it! Recipe HERE.   I'm going to try and make it again at Thanksgiving. Surely somebody there will like pumpkin!

3. Last night we went and took our yearly family pictures. Back when I first had Annie I was already looking into the future excited about taking pictures in the Fall. I figured by then I would be back to my pre-pregnancy weight (wrong) and I also assumed I would give it a lot of thought and be really prepared (wrong again).

I decided to pick out what to wear right before we left to take pictures which resulted in me regretting what I wore. I think it was a bad choice. And yes, this is all one giant white girl problem.

I also scoured Pinterest before our pics looking for cute/fun poses. Does anybody know who the robots on Pinterest are? I mean HOW do they get those poses to work and look so perfect?

I thought this particular pose would be cute:

I still have buises on my neck where Eli pretty much strangled me while I tried to hold a squirmy Annie in my arms. I can promise you it looks nothing like the picture.

As long as we got ONE good shot for the Christmas card it will be fine. Even if I don't like my outfit.  Again, major white girl problem.

4. I'm going to do a blog post about Babywearing. I've really gotten into it this time around and I've been able to answer questions that some friends have had about it. It doesn't take an expert obviously but I had no idea what I was doing the first time around with Eli. I wrote a post about my favorite carrier when he was a baby but I feel much more educated now so I'm going to do a follow-up to that post.

5. The November Warmer and Scent of the month are pretty great!

I've been warming that scent since I got it. It totally smells like Christmas in my house!

6. I spent some precious time this week and organized my pantry thanks to some $3 bins in the $1 spot at Target (it's confusing I know). I feel so much better about my life now that the pantry is organized.

7. I started watching Gilmore Girls. The verdict is still out on whether I like it or not, but for now I'm going to continue to watch.

8. If anybody has a baby Eli let me know cause I have some shirts to sell from when he was a baby. I sold a couple on a FB site but I have a few more size 12 months to sell!

9. My contacts feel like they are going to pop out of my eyeballs so I'm going to end this right here.


  1. Who doesn't like pumpkin??? They are missing out on some great fall foods!!! Can't wait to see your pics!

  2. I can't decide if I like Gilmore Girls either! I'm trying to get into it..... It's weird when everyone RAVES about something and I'm underwhelmed (at least initially?)!

  3. Pinterest expectations ... usually let you down :)

  4. Your picture analysis is SPOT ON!!! I always hope for just one good shot.

    I liked Gilmore Girls a lot the first few seasons but it does go downhill for a bit. The ending was good but if you stop before you feel like you went into deep you won't regret it.

  5. I loved Gilmore Girls. I watched it when it was on originally and just re-watched the entire series on Netflix the past few weeks. Maybe it's because I can relate to the crazy nerdy things they discuss or maybe it's because it was actually a really wholesome show.

  6. Who doesn't love pumpkin? Or The Gilmore Girls? Just kidding. This is my second time around with The Gilmore Girls, and sometimes there are things about the show that are way past cringeworthy. But I still love it!

  7. I didn't realize there were people who didn't like pumpkin! How crazy is it that there are so many in your small group? Oh well. I think that cake looks delicious. I found a recipe for pumpkin cheese cake that I want to try this fall. Now I don't know which one I want. I think I might need to try both. :)


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