Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Nine Months.

Weight: 18.10 lbs the doc told dad that you are a little underweight but that is because you're so tall! You measured at 29 inches and she said not to worry, it's all going to your height.

Clothing size: 9-12

Diaper size: 3

Feeding: Drinking less formula and eating more. I finally gave in and let daycare give you whatever meals they give the kids there unless it's fried or breaded, I send your own meals if that happens.

Milestones: You stand up with help, not on your own yet, but you're almost there. You're still not crawling like you should but the doc also said not to worry about this, you'll get there. Just when we think you're going to do it, you get back on your belly. You're teasing us! I worry too much though and I know I need to let you reach your milestones when you're ready, not because the book says so. You're eating a lot more solids now. You give kisses! wet, slobbery kisses but kisses nonetheless. We ask you for one and you lean forward, mouth wide open and you kiss us on the mouth. I could do that all day long. You also shake your head when we say no. It's the cutest! We also got the okay to give you cheese and yogurt. You've liked cheese so far, I've yet to give you yogurt. I'm sure you'll like it.

Loves: One of your favorite meals is spaghetti with ground turkey! You love all fruit and veggies right now. You haven't said no to anything yet. You are so into your baths now and you move your little legs as if you're swimming in your tub. I can't get enough of that and I laugh every time you do it. You still have your weird obsession with feet but you hardly ever play with your own. It's the funniest thing, if one of us is barefoot, you do everything possible to take a look and you can sit there and stare at them all day. Guess this means I will need a pedicure every week!

Dislikes: Diaper & clothes changes. Diaper changes are okay but clothes? I think you want to roam around naked if you could. I think you want to get this done as quickly as possible because you even hold your arms up and put them through the sleeves on your own. You're so smart!

Adventures: You go everywhere on your own and you want to touch, pull and eat everything you can get your hands on. You're obsessed with curtains and outlets. Yup, outlets. You know what this means for us? Time to start baby proofing the house and put gates up. You're a little wanderer.

Mommy and Daddy could not get through the month without: Snacks, your paci and your toys. If you already ate and we are sitting you on your high chair, you get mad if you don't have anything to eat. We give you a snack to keep you entertained. Sorry kid we gotta eat too! Your paci at night and you can play with your toys all day, well then you get bored and you try to go to the living room on your own.

This is such a fun stage for you and us. We love all the milestones you are reaching and how you understand and do so much more. I can't even imagine what you will do when you start walking! We will be really busy parents. There's no words for us to tell you how much we love you!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Our Weekend In Pictures.

Halloween week is here! I don't have a preview of Elliot's costume but I'll tell you it's so cute. I'm not going all out on it only because he will probably mostly be in his stroller and because he won't remember. Jack and I agreed that next year will be different because he will be almost two years old (what!) and will be able to absorb a lot more and enjoy it more. I think this year the experience is mostly for us and for cute pics!

Anyway, this weekend was all about doing a whole lot of nothing. We did a little bit of cleaning here and there but mostly spent it as a family enjoying every minute with our Button. We tend to put a lot of pressure on our weekends since we feel like we need to do so much to enjoy it, but we forget that some of the best moments we have are being at home, spending time with Elliot. That was all this weekend was about.

We kicked off the weekend on Wednesday night and enjoyed a free fireworks show from the convenience of our front yard. Funny story that I will tell you later behind this. We live right behind a high school and it was homecoming night for them, a yearly occurrence apparently which I don't mind one bit. They were so beautiful! I've always loved fireworks and one year Jack and I even drove to the parking lot of a Taco Bell for Fourth Of July where we enjoyed another show courtesy of our baseball stadium. Who needs to pay for those things anyways?

We played with this little nonstop the entire weekend. I think he loved it ;)

Playing under the jumperoo is just so much more fun and entertaining according to this guy.

He then decided it was time to take a stroll (more like a drag) from the bedroom to the living room while mama and daddy took a million pics.

One thing we did do (it was necessary) was clean the front yard. We trimmed the bushes, blew the dust and rocks full of Fall leaves, pulled weeds and swept. All while Elliot kind of helped. That's the life.

I trimmed, he blew :)

Clean, pretty things make me happy.

This is now starting to happen and it both scares the shit out of me and excites me. I remember all my niece wanted to do when she was Button's age was to go up and down, up and down. Maybe mama will lose some more weight doing this.

He wants to be everywhere and touch everything and pull on everything. Crazy kid.

We also squeezed in an episode of The Walking Dead which by the looks of it, Elliot thoroughly enjoyed it. Totally gets it from daddy.

After that it was bath time!! My favorite time of the day. Elliot is loving his baths more and more and even kicks his little legs in the water like crazy while getting us soaked. It might be time to transition him to the big boy bath tub which terrifies me. I'll have to grow two more sets of eyes to keep up with this one.

We are learning the numbers and colors too, kidding, but these bath toys are cute, soft and they stick to the tub as well. Button loves them. I actually do tell him the colors and numbers for each one, it's never too early to learn right?

And just like that it was time for bed. The beginning of another work week ahead of us. Thank God for this little one that gives us something to look forward to and makes our work days go by faster. I love my little family.

Hope your weekend was fun and way more interesting than ours! Not complaining though, I loved it. :)

Friday, October 25, 2013

Baby Feet.

I can't help but plan for the cold weather especially since it's so chilly in the mornings now. I have hardly ever put Elliot in shoes but now that it's cooler and he only has socks, I'm already searching online for cute and warm little boots.

I always said that shoes weren't a necessity in babies, more of a fashion statement, but now, I feel like Elliot needs them more than anything. Besides, I love how I'm finding that some stores carry the 6-12 size that I need which is perfect because it means more usage and more money in my pocket. Baby shoes are expensive! They outgrow everything so quick that I need to find some that will go with pretty much everything and will last him for a while.

Some of these picks are on sale right now and I desperately need to start ordering. Honestly, I'm only going to probably get a couple and no more because I'm going to wait and see how long they last not because of durability but because he's growing so quickly that I'm afraid they will be gone in a month. That will break my bank for sure.The hard part is choosing! There are so many cute ones out there it's hard to just go with one or two. BUT, as I said, my main priority is that they come in flexible sizes and that they're affordable (except for the Freshly Picked Moccs those are more for fashion but I love them!)

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I'm loving these right now, they're super simple and the colors are perfect to pair up with everything. These are a mix of Target, Baby Gap, Freshly Picked Moccs & Old Navy finds. I love the colors and how cute they are. I threw in a couple of shoes with shoelaces because I'm going to try and see if these stay on baby feet better than the pull-ons. I am absolutely loving the navy blue booties with the cream piping. I might just pick those and a pair with shoelaces.

I also think that some of these would work for a little girl paired with a glitter little top and some leggings! There's like a million styles for girls though.

Happy Friday folks, time to start dreaming about the cold beer waiting to be popped open at home! :)

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Perfect Winter Veggie & Meatball Soup.

With the colder days ahead of us and finally getting highs in the 70's (yes, that's cooler weather for us) I can't help but start thinking about some Winter recipes for soups. They're so comforting and delicious and what's better than throwing everything into a pot and letting it cook? This means more time with my little and hubby!

This recipe is my mom's and came out just like hers! I always tell her how no matter how much I try to copy all her steps, my cooking is never the same as hers, but this one was a success! It's light, easy to make, filling, healthy and so so good!

You'll need:

Ground turkey (1 pack feeds two and a half with leftovers for lunch-triple win)
Unseasoned bread crumbs
Red potatoes (or regular if you want)
Tomato bouillon
Garlic (minced)

To make the meatballs, put the ground turkey, salt, pepper, garlic and a little bit (about two tablespoons) of the bread crumbs in a bowl. Mix everything by hand and roll the meatballs. Start a pot with water and bring to a boil then add the meatballs. The meatballs give the soup a delicious flavor. When meatballs are about done, throw in potatoes (don't peel them, the skin is one of the best parts), carrot and celery. I wait until everything is almost done then throw in the broccoli, otherwise it overcooks and gets way too soft for my taste. Besides it looses its color! The red potatoes also cook rather quickly so be careful, you don't want mush in your soup. Add a little bit of the tomato bouillon and a little more salt if needed. Let it simmer until broccoli is a little bit cooked but still bright green. I added the cilantro last for flavor and also used some as garnish. It honestly doesn't need a lot of seasoning because all the veggies and the meatballs add a ton of flavor. Serve and enjoy!

It took me about half an hour of prep-time (Jack made the meatballs) and about 30-40 minutes of cooking time.

This is also a win because I cooked a meatball and veggies in a separate pot for Elliot since I didn't add any salt or spices to his, but the meatball already makes the soup taste so good! I took the veggies and meatball out when they were done, cut them super small, threw them back in the soup and he loved it! This saved me a ton of time (and ideas) to make him his own little meal. He's now eating what we eat and it's a great time saver.

Happy Hump Day!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Weekend Recap.

Well this weekend was sort of blah. It actually started since Thursday when I got a call from daycare telling me Elliot wasn't feeling well and that he had hardly eaten anything. I left work early and took him to the doctor where she told me that he's okay but had to be put back on his nebulizer. I swear he gets sick so often that working and not being able to properly care for him makes me feel so guilty. Anyway that's a different story. Our weekend was a mix of shopping, taking care of a sick babe and relaxing. If that's even possible with a sick little one. To make a long story short, I'm on no sleep, hungry and working. Not a good combination when you throw in the fact that it's a Monday.

For the shopping portion of our weekend, I scooped up a rug at World Market for our living room and thought it was perfect. I was so excited because I want to complete that room so desperately and it was at a great price too. Got home, laid it out only to find out that it looked terrible and the color wasn't what I expected. So we returned it right the next day but got a front door mat in return. I also always buy this cucumber soda that is so so good. If you get a chance try it!

Jack and I also got to go on a date! This hadn't happened in a long time. My sister offered to watch Elliot so we could get away for a little bit. We got dressed up, I did my hair, sprayed on some perfume and even got to wear heels! Very very rare occurrence nowadays. We left and we were joking about how it felt like when we were dating all over again! My mouth was watering with the sushi we were about to eat until we got to the place and it was CLOSED. Fail. Luckily, one of our favorite places is right next door and we shared some appetizers and had some drinks. It felt good to have a conversation without a baby in tow wondering when his next diaper change is or his next feeding. We will definitely make this a must at least once every two weeks. Or more. We did miss him so much though. We kissed him a million times when we got home then put him to sleep.

He still wasn't feeling so well but I did however, snap a lot few shots of him in his nine month set up on our front yard. I have to capture these moments! I knew exactly what I wanted to do. He hated the grass! He kept rubbing his legs against it and whining about it so we ended up sitting him on a blanket. As you can see in the before and after. Complete change.

I wonder what he's thinking? 

If you've never had this Middle Eastern yogurt you must! It's just like plain yogurt but it's thicker and usually served with breakfast. I had it as a snack (as Elliot was sleeping off his sickness AND Jack and I watched a movie, pro multi-taskers right here) with some jalapeno stuffed olives (the absolute best) and some pita bread. Throw some olive oil on it and you're done. Healthy and quick.

This weekend I also realized my obsession with the footie PJ's and practically ran to target to snag a few. I love how cuddly and warm babies are in them. My new favorite. Elliot will be living in these for the entire Winter. These particular ones are from Children's Place and are so cute and were on sale! Double win.

This pic cracks me up, he makes the weirdest, cutest faces. Save it for Halloween kid!

Happy Monday!

P.S. I promise to write more often and not make these posts all about the weekend! Pinky promise :)

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Ask Away Friday.

I was asked to participate in this super fun link-up #Ask Away Friday by Val from Chicken Scratch. It's a fun way for other bloggers as well as our readers to get to know each other better and I was so excited to participate! She participated originally with Meg from The Patchwork Paisley. Val is such a talented and crafty person, she is a family oriented mama and has chicken names for all members of her family which I thought was awesome.

These are her ten questions with my answers.

1. I love goal setting. I set monthly, yearly, and long term goals. I have done this for years. What is a goal you have for this next year?

That's so cool! My hubby and I usually talk about what we want to do and where we want to be in one, two, three years and although we don't oficially write them down or actually set them as true goals we have kind of reached them without planning. Our next goal is to actually finish decorating and updating our home and to have another baby! I know thinking of a baby as a goal isn't the best of things but with so much going on in our lives, plus a baby, you have to plan those kinds of things! We are setting a couple of months after Button's first birthday as the goal to become pregnant again. Scary & exciting!

2.You have the cutest little baby....What has surprised you about motherhood?

Thank you! It has been the hardest, most challenging and rewarding experience life has ever given me. I think the most surprising thing has been that nothing ever goes as planned. Jack and I always talked about how we were going to be parents a certain way and do certain things and sometimes at the end of the day we are like, whatever, let's just wing it. I think it's all about the learning experience and finding out new things and doing the best we can as parents.

3. What trend right now are in loving? ( this can be fashion, home decor, lifestyle..anything!)

Gosh I have one for every category! In fashion, my most favorite thing (and this was last year) is a denim top with leggings and boots. Last winter I was pregnant and could not find ANY denim tops that fit me. I even went all the way to large and extra large and my belly was so big the tops never closed or I got that one-more-bite-and-your-button-will-go-flying type of fit. So I waited. I'm definitely rocking that this year. I'm also loving all the skinnies with designs and colors! I can't wait to pair them up with some boots. As far as house decor, I love the peaceful, relaxing colors and design. That's definitely been my inspirationg for my home.

4. I've read how you are really enjoying making your house a home. What room or area are you really proud of? Show us a photo and tell us what all you did!

I am so proud of our living room/dining room area! This was the hardest area to design because I wanted pieces that would work with one another since it's one big room. We ended up buying chairs, dining table, couches, little tables from different stores and it was a slow process but we got there! I feel relaxed and so at home in there. It turned out exactly how I envisioned it. Now all I need is a rug, side tables and Button playing in there to make it more cozy. It will be finished one day.

I won't show you more because I'm planning on doing a post on a house tour! :) 

5. What is something that ALWAYS makes you laugh?

Jack and I have this thing about movie lines. When we are having a conversation, we throw in lines from movies, mostly from Sex and The City I & II, I know, weird. But we have seen both so many times that we know pretty much every single line and scene. We will start with one line and try to say as many as we can and we laugh so much with each one. We even correct each other if we mess it up! It's sooo funny. And Button. Right now he's doing so many funny things that even his little giggles make me laugh. I love it.

6. If you could use just ONE WORD to describe yourself what word would that be?
.... now explain ;-)

This is a hard one! Maybe ecclectic? From fashion, to decor to music I pretty much like a lot of different things when it comes to that. This also applies to my life, I try not to be narrow minded and I'm pretty much open to anything.

7. Do you have a favorite recipe? Please share it!!

Yes! It a wheat and lentil dish that I make all the time for Jack and I. It was originally my dad's recipe so it's a Middle Eastern dish and it's super healthy and so so good.

You'll need:

Cracked wheat #1 or #2- You can get this at a Middle Eastern store. I'm not sure where else you could find it.
Green lentils
Olive Oil
1 Clove of garlic

You cook the lentils in water with the clove of garlic and a little salt for about 10 minutes or until almost done. In a large pan, add a little bit of water and the wheat, add the lentils with a little bit of the lentil water, salt, pepper and a little olive oil. Cover the pan and let it cook for about 10 minutes. Taste it, it should be soft but not mushy. You'll love it! I also make a cucumber, tomato, cilantro salad with lime, salt and plain yogurt. It's the perfect combination! The creaminess of the salad with the wheat. Mmm try it.

8. Morning person or Night Owl?

Definitely a morning person. I consider myself a fun person but I'm out by around 9:30-10pm. This happened since I got married. I became boring. Kidding! I think that when I got pregnant I was so tired all the time and couldn't stay up to save my life. And now being a mama, forget it. Call me grandma.

9. What are your favorite TV shows?

I love, love, love Project Runway. I always wanted to be a fashion designer and I never ever miss a show. The finale was last night and I was bawling!! I also love Mad Men. I'm kind of obsessed with it. I've collected all seasons and I'm super excited for the next one to come. As a graphic designer I totally relate and who doesn't love the sixties? I love seeing the fashion and most importantly the design. The plot is amazing as well. And John Hamm. That's all I have to say. :)

10. If you could have a 1000 dollar gift card that can only be spent on you what store would you choose and what would you buy?

This is a no-brainer. Target all the way! They have the best clothes, decor, everything! I would spend the thousand bucks in like a good ten minutes. I already have ideas in my head. I would buy clothes for Jack and I, baby clothes for Button, lamps, pillows, floor mats, dinner ware, I could go on and on! I know it would have to be spend on me but that's hard! I would spend maybe a quarter of it on myself. 

Thank you for a fun post mama!

To see her answers to my questions go here!

This post wouldn't be complete without a dose of the Button! :) 

Have a great weekend!! 

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Babe Faves.

Since becoming a mama, I've learned a lot about the needs vs wants with a baby. I know when I was pregnant I wanted to have every.single.thing out there I thought I would need to make my life easier and to survive the challenges of having a baby. You think about buying every single product out there that you see or hear about because you think you will need it when it reality, they're more of a want than a need. At least most of them.

For example, I wanted the cutest, biggest diaper bag out there to carry everything I thought I needed to survive and I bought it. Throw in a couple cans of food, some twenty-four packs of water and we are set. Now, before leaving the house for a quick errand, I think, why the hell did I buy this huge thing? I'm definitely buying a smaller, more practical one that I can carry around easily and not feel like I'm going on vacation or preparing for the apocalypse instead of a quick trip to the grocery store. Isn't that how we start? Eight and a half months into this, I throw in a couple of diapers, wipes, an extra set of clothes, bib, bottle and I'm out. But, I do always carry essentials and keep extras around the house for when I need them.

I can definitely say I've learned a lot on what to call essentials. My sister in law and I always talk about how when she had her first baby (she's a mama of four) she would boil the pacifier if it fell on the floor, with the second one, she would wash it, with the third one, she would suck it in her mouth and give it back to her baby. We laugh about that because before having Button I totally thought I would be that mom to boil everything after touching the floor. Now? I give it a quick rinse or wipe it with a handy little Arm & Hammer Pacifier wipe that I carry everywhere. Anyway, that's a whole different story.

This is a list of some of my favorite items to always have around for Button and some of these I always carry in my diaper bag.

BabyGanics Ultra Sensitive Baby Wipes. I love these. When we go out, or even at the house, I use these to wipe Elliot's hands and face of all the yucky stuff, especially with this flu season. I've tried them and they leave my hands super clean.

Sassy Rock and Roll Ring Stacker. This is an inexpensive toy that is great for motor skills. I think every baby has owned one of these. Elliot can play with this for a while and I'm teaching him how to stack them. Right now it's more of a let's bang them on the floor and throw them at mama kind of thing but we will get there.

Ella's Kitchen Organic Baby Food Pouch. I always said I would never get to the point of feeding Elliot anything other than my own homemade baby food, BUT, when you're out or in a hurry at home, these are crazy handy. They're 100% organic and contain nothing else than the fruit and veggies. No additives, nothing. I love these. I buy a few of these to have for the week in case I need them and put one in a little cooler when we go out.

Nuby No-Spill Super Spout 2-Handle Cup. I like these sippy cups because they're good starters. Button knows how to make the water come out of it (by also pinching the spout with his little fingers and spilling it on the floor) and he hasn't mastered it but he's getting there. They're no-spill which is awesome. I'm definitely getting him some cuter ones once he knows what to do. I always throw one of these with water in the bag.

Plum Organics Super Puffs Purple. Right now Elliot has been trying the blueberry & purple sweet potato. He's learning the hand-eye coordination and although he eats some, most of them end up on the floor or smashed by his little hand on the high chair. I got these because they're also organic and good for him but mostly because I want him to learn how to go from his hand to his mouth on the smaller bites. He knows what to do with the bigger pieces of food but not the itty bitty ones.

Vtech Learn & Dance Interactive Zoo. I love this toy. It is so cute and I love the monkey. It plays cute songs while teaching numbers, colors & animals. I know Elliot can't really grasp any of that right now but it's never too early to learn right? Right now he throws it on the ground, chokes the monkey, then flips it and plays with the flat, back side of it. Get it kid.

Koala Baby Chunky Cable Knit Blanket. This blanket is so soft and pretty. It's also really warm which is why we bought it for Button. It's like wearing a sweater to bed! This is perfect for a cold night. I love the color too and it's perfect to go out when it's cold.

Munchkin Arm and Hammer Pacifier Wipes. As I mentioned, these are super handy for when you're out and don't have access to soap and water to wash a pacifier or the spout of the sippy cup or bottle. I carry these in the diaper bag at all times. Except when I forget to actually put them in the bag. :)

If you have any other essentials that I don't know about let me know! Now I'm going to go online shopping for a cute, way smaller diaper bag. For now, I leave you with legs. Baby legs. You're welcome.

Happy Wednesday!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Weekend Recap.

Big plans were set for this weekend but they were ruined by the weather! Well, more like us thinking the weather was going to ruin them so decided that was enough to not put them into action? Whatever it was, our weekend was still cool. Pun intended.

When I got home on Friday, I saw this little pumpkin Elliot made for Jack and I at daycare with his little footprint and loved it. I can't wait to buy some cool magnets to put this and all the other stuff daycare does for him/us he will be doing on the fridge. He's so crafty like mama! ;)

On Friday night my sister went over to our house to have a couple of drinks. Since she's not a big fan of the beer I drink (say what?) we decided to make these delicious drinks with champagne and popsicles. I saw these on a morning show one day and the looked soo good and also on one of my favorite blogger's IG and had been wanting to make them forever. These are really cool for a brunch or birthday party. Seeing that I didn't have anything else in my fridge other than my beer, champagne and OJ (which is no fun on a Friday night) I decided to make these for my sister and I. If you're looking for a light refreshing drink, this is it. Try it with your favorite popsicle flavor and you'll end up finishing a champagne bottle in no time. Not the case with us. Or maybe. We also had a dancing party in which only Jack and I participated and my sister thought we were being completely ridiculous. She's no fun.

After she left, Jack and I started decorating the door for Halloween. We are nowhere nearly done but we are getting there! Here's a preview. We made the bats by drawing them onto felt squares and cutting them out which was a pain in the ass but we took turns in drawing and cutting to have a nice variety and to rest our hands from all the cutting.

The letters I got at Hobby Lobby, they are wooden, unpainted letters and I just bought a little tube of paint, some small brushes and painted them black. I still want to add to the wreath but haven't found the right accessories. I did see some pretty cool fabric for a bow so I might just do that. We are also planning on adding a few more bats to the door and other windows in the same diagonal pattern. I also can't wait to buy a thousand few pumpkins for the front door.

I plan on adding this felt garland I bought on West Elm to our mantle and I will leave it there for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. I think it's neutral enough to work for all three. Thanks to Jessica Garvin for the heads up on it!

Saturday we had a whole day planned consisting of an early breakfast, corn maze and pumpkin patch fun. So we started with the early breakfast and noticed it was getting windy and cold (remember the cold front I mentioned?). Yeah it got pretty windy so we decided to skip all that fun. About an hour later after our decision, the weather got so beautiful it would've been the perfect day to pick pumpkins and take cool pictures of Button! Boo to us. It was already too late because we ended up at the AT&T store where Jack finally joined the iPhone family and he's so happy. Like a kid in a candy store ;) We still plan on hitting the pumpkin patch next weekend! 

Sunday was a laundry/cleaning and preparing for Monday kind of day. We also played a lot with this little one. I wish everyday could be like this!

Then we were done. Button was done too. We were in bed sleeping by nine! I think that might have been the best part of the entire weekend. Going to bed early is a very rare occurrence and we needed it.

Are you already decorating for Halloween? Hope everyone had a great weekend!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

October Favorites.

If you're a working mama, have you ever stopped to realize how fast time goes by and how fast your kids are growing? As I was making dinner, I thought about the million and a half things I still needed to do while trying to spend as much time as I could with Elliot. It makes me feel so guilty. Like I should just drop everything I'm doing and be with him. Sucks!

This is on my Fall inspired love list.

I'm loving that it's feeling like Fall this week since we got a cold front and the high on Saturday and Sunday is like 72 degrees, can't get any better than that. Am I allowed to wear boots those two days? Because then we go back to the hot weather for a while. Ugh. I love cold weather.

PSL's. I just had my first one of the season and all I can say is I might go broke and make Starbucks even richer than it is.

Candy Corn cozie from Jumping and Jelly Bean on Etsy 

All the ideas for Halloween costumes. I mean, who doesn't want to see a baby in a costume? Elliot will be a cute little bat. I already bought him everything and he looks the cutest with his little bat hat. Also the fact that we get to celebrate Halloween with a kid. It's always been with our nieces and nephews and it was about damn time we got to do it with our own baby. We will be eating all the candy.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Did you know that 80% of women who have/had it did not have it in their family? I always, always thought that it was hereditary for the most part and that yes, sometimes it comes out of the blue. Turns out, I was wrong! Scary. Sorry to sound like a PSA but it scares the shit out of me. So in its honor, I did my nails and will keep them like this for the entire month.

Decorating. Seriously, I love it. As I've mentioned before, having my own house where I can decorate however the hell I want is like eating Doritos with Tabasco everyday and not gaining an ounce of weight. I'll be posting once I'm done with the house!

Speaking of weight, Insanity. Yes, Insanity. I hate it but I love it. I hate starting it, but I'm so glad I did it when it's over. Jack and I have been doing it for a couple of weeks now and man am I feeling it. It's a good kind of feeling. I love how the workouts change and you get to do something different. I think that was one of the biggest problems with my lack of motivation. How can anyone get motivated to run the same shitty amount of time everyday on a treadmill? Or even outside? Oh, you mean those who are runners. Fine. I don't like it okay? Okay :) Glad that's settled. Anyway, I'm already seeing results and can't wait to shed all this weight I have left. Thanks Button. I'm also glad I'm doing it now because I can't wait to wear cute sweaters with leggings and boots, and I'll be ready for the summer to wear some cute clothes too!

Chocolate. For some reason, I'm really liking the taste of the dark, dark, darkest chocolate. It's a little indulgence that Jack and I have once in a while. Plus it's good for you. These Ghirardelli squares are amazing. I can't wait to be able to have the hot version in a cup.

This gorgeous pin tuck comforter from West Elm that I already told Jack I want. How perfect is this for the Winter?! I picture many movie nights and snuggles in bed with Button and Jack. I love it in this exact color too.

The one dollar section at Target. Every.single.time we go to Target I have to stop by this section to see what goodies they have. I usually walk out with something and Jack looks at me like really? What? Most of the stuff is a dollar! I found these really cool beverage holders and had to grab all selections. Perfect to drink any pumpkin flavored beer for Halloween.

And last but not least, the fact that Columbus Day is coming up and I get a whole Monday off to spend with Elliot! So looking forward to that.

My little Button last night. Such a good little sleeper!

Yay for Thursday!

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