Gone are the days of lifecasting in blogging it seems, but a little peek into someone’s day to day makes me feel connected to them in a way that the tastiest recipe on earth even with the prettiest pictures never could. I love sharing these life-lights (too much of a stretch from highlights? Yes, probably) and I hope you might even enjoy them a little too mom and dad, ahem, I mean dear readers.
So, about our week. My poor sitter got the stomach bug (the worst!) so my neatly organized list of tasks to tackle remained untouched. It’s amazing how quickly I’ve become reliant on having a few Monday hours to myself for computer tasks, but that’s the way things go sometimes, right? So instead, we embraced the week before Halloween in all it’s glory, meaning we took pictures at every pumpkin set up we came across and practiced our witch cackles and “boos.”
That’s a sweet little friend from bootcamp in the picture, meaning, I actually made it to Burn this week! 3 times to be exact, which was more than enough to make me sore. Still, it felt good to be back.
It was fall festival at the girls’ preschools this week, and since they alternate days, they each got to go twice. They minded not and thoroughly enjoyed the festivities both days, from making bird feeders
to hayrides and certainly the caramel apple station.
I just can’t believe this is Hailey’s last preschool fall festival. She’s looking bigger to me everyday.
Kaitlyn tagged along to a tasting at I Love Juice Bar in Mooresville (right beside the new Publix for locals).
While Kaitlyn devoured more than her fair share of yogurt parfaits, I did the same damage on the carrot ginger soup- y’all, it’s so good!!
Of course, Molly and I couldn’t resist taking a couple shots too because we’re wild like that. #funmoms
The ginger shot is my favorite. I’m starting to actually crave that anti inflammatory burn. I’m on a serious ginger kick lately. In this week’s beef, mushroom and kale stir fry, I even added a little extra.
By the way, I think I’ve said it before but the frozen organic cauliflower rice from Whole Foods is on point. So quick and easy to make, that I’ve used it for 2 different dinners this week.
On the eating front, my ‘reset’ this week has me feeling pretty great. It’s amazing how much food affects the way we feel- both physically and mentally. I’m feeling fresh/well-rested and my stomach has felt amazingly unbloated all week.
That’s not to say I was super strict either. I enjoyed a pumpkin spice blondie (or two) and even hit up Chick-fil-A. Though in full disclosure, I did the old school move of not eating the bun. Does anyone even do that anymore? I felt weird. Then snagged some of Kaitlyn’ fries.
While I’m talking Chick-fil-A, I can’t NOT mention the mom’s valet service. Have you guys tried it?! It was my first time and basically you order in the drive through then park. When you walk in, everything is completely set up for you from the place mats to the sauces. A nice lady met us at the door and led us right to our table. I was blown away- it made things so easy!
I’m getting a little chatty, but luckily I can wrap up the week in a few stereotypical SAHM pictures.
First: Target (naturally). I’ve heard a lot about Beautycounter and found this display at Target.
Can anyone vouch if they are the same products/quality as the kind your order online?
Two: Christmas shopping is on my mind. I’m getting ready to knock it out and be done with it.
I really love having a few gifts we can play with together on Christmas morning and I think Hailey will flip over Disney legos. I wanted to price compare so I didn’t snag it yet, but now I’ve found it on Amazon for the same price and prime shipping. Whoop!
Three: This girl. She was messing with the paint and I caught her red handed.
Puns aside, she’s my little wild child for sure. Love her spunk but man, between this and her self-pedicure, it’s clear she’s going to give us a run for our money.
That’s the latest from around here. Hope you all have a great weekend!
What’s on your agenda this weekend?
Any Halloween fun?
Have you started Christmas shopping yet?
When do you usually shop for holiday gifts?
Flashback for fun…