Hello, hello and Happy Monday!
I know Happy Monday seems like a bit of an oxymoron, but it’s a short week, there’s lots of baking to be done, food to be eaten and merriment to be had. It’s THE WEEK OF THANKSGIVING! HOORAY! That also means that Black Friday is upon us and as a certified shopaholic, that also means I have deals to seek out. Sidenote: If anyone’s child has a Hatchimal on their list, please tell me what it is. I saw some woman at Target over the weekend screaming into her phone that they had them. Is it the new Furby?
I digress…it’s been awhile since I did a life lately post, so let’s get to it…
Watching: We just finished watching Vikings on Amazon Prime and for as much as I typically am not drawn to those sorts of shows — I couldn’t get enough. The grit, the gore, the storyline…all of it! I’m a fan of historical dramas, so it appealed to me there, but overall, I think the show is just very, very well done. I can’t wait for the next season! And on that note, I’m probably the odd ball here, but I didn’t like The Crown. I was so excited for the premiere and honestly — it fell flat for me. Maybe next time, Netflix.
Eating: We’ve been eating A LOT of goodness lately, but I think that’s just par for the course this time of year. I’ve been trying new recipes I find on Pinterest and other blogs and some have been total winners, while others have been a bit of a bust. I am also down to spiralize just about anything and so if a recipe has SPIRALIZED in it at all, consider me sold. True life: I’m addicted to my spiralizer. Recent dinner winners include: Pumpkin Lasagna, Dairy Free Alfredo Sauce (I tossed butternut squash ravioli and peas in there with some pancetta for Dane) and Spaghetti Squash Pizza Boats. And these Lemon Blossom Bites ON REPEAT. I am actually making a chai tea version, so stay tuned for that! Be sure to follow along on my Instagram story for all my daily recipe wins & fails!
Reading: I am so bummed to report that the only thing I’m reading these days is home decor blogs and how to build furniture tutorials. Lame, I know. That said, I have a lot of books in my queue for either audiobooks or regular books at the library…just trying to be patient! I’m crossing my fingers one of the audiobooks I’m waiting for gets released to me before the marathon on December 11th.
Exploring: The weather hasn’t been great, but we’ve been making the most of the non-rainy days with beach trips for the dogs to get their swim on. They love nothing more than getting themselves coated snout to tail in sand and then jumping into the water to swim it off. Crazy dogs, I tell ya.
And now…a bit of big and exciting news to share…
WE BOUGHT A HOUSE!
After a 5 moves in 5 years, Dane and I are so excited to be settling down FOR GOOD. After looking for what seemed like forever, and then being outbid at the very last minute for a house we thought we loved, we are super excited to be on this new adventure. We’re first time home buyers, so that, coupled with the excitement of not having to move for a very long while has us on pins and needles. This all actually happened quite a bit ago and we should be making memories in our pineapple palace (it’s bright yellow) by December 🙂
Happy Monday, everyone! If you’re traveling this week, stay safe & be careful! And if you’re cooking up a storm like I am — cheers!