Hello, hello from the midst of a gorgeous fall week! We’ve been hanging in the 70s and 80s the past couple of days and it’s been just fabulous. What could be better than stunning fall colors and summer temperatures?!
Time and place: 9:47pm, sitting on the couch under a blanket with Henry curled up next to me. He’s stretched so he’s touching both Phil and myself.
Awaiting: for tomorrow to be over so we can celebrate Friday and move on to the weekend!
Wearing: my favorite leggings. I have this new odd obsession with changing into soft, cozy clothes after walking in the door from work and kissing all of my boys hello. Today was all about the flowy top because getting dressed today was a challenge in itself. Having a few items in my wardrobe that are no-brainers are perfect for days like today.
Snacking: pumpkin chia pudding. It’s all things fall in a healthy little package. Speaking of fall, if you need another idea for your fall apple stash, try my latest snack creation – Caramel Apple Slice Pops. I sliced apples, drizzled them with caramel, then sprinkled with chocolate and freshly chopped peanuts. So cute.
Loving: Receiving pictures of Mitchell during the day. There is nothing in the world that can bring a smile to my face as fast as this kid. I don’t know what it is, but twos have been fantastic with this kid. He is hilarious, talking in full sentences, counting in Spanish and is a sweet little love bug. Every day is such a new adventure. Did I mention Mitch is playing soccer? Die. He comes home and cheers with his fist in the air, “Soccer Shots!” The cuteness factor is out of control.
Watching: We’re deep into the fall show frenzy! Dancing with the Stars, How to Get Away with Murder, New Girl, The Real Housewives and The Big Bang Theory are weekly favorites. But to get real, I have four episodes left of One Tree Hill and it is taking every ounce of my being to not stay up into the wee hours of the night to finish. Eeep! Oh, and I am watching the debates, but that’s another story for another day.
Eating: Halo!!! The new round of flavors have been released and I made it my personal mission to taste test as many as possible. And I have done a decent job if I do say so myself. The new flavors are seriously delicious, and that is coming from a girl who loved the original line up. Do yourself a favor and grab one, or two, or six.
Wearing: black ankle boots. I’ve been lusting over low-profile boots for a year, but could never find the right pair. A few weeks back, while walking through Nordstrom on my way to run an errand I spotted them – the perfect pair. The Blondo booties are cute, stylish, on trend but will last for years. The heel is low profile but gives just enough lift (something I look for down here at 5’3″). Paired with skinny jeans and an easy top, I’m set to go!
Craving: A big glass of wine and steak. But I would settle for the wine.
Screen shotting: Workout inspiration! I love taking screen shots but am not great at keeping them organized. My camera roll is filled with a million pictures of Mitchell with fitenss and home decor screen shots sprinkled in.
Feeling: exhausted & excited. Work has been on another level this week, but somehow the exhaustion of twelve hour work days has inspired me to dig in and push harder. There is so much opportunity out there, we just need to keep focused and readjust our perspective.
Thankful for: my sweet, supportive family. I have so many wonderful blessings in my life, but at the end of the day, there is nothing like coming home to three boys waiting with hugs, kisses and love.
Have a great Thursday!
Tell me something you are loving, craving or thankful for!