Linking up with Kristen this morning! What am I currently doing right this second? Chatting with another mom in a mom Facebook group about how lonely and isolating all of this has been. And how we have realized we don’t have any real hobbies. I mean, I blog and read. But other than that? Nothing really sticks out. Do you have any hobbies? Anyways, I am currently….

Reading: Layla by Colleen Hoover. Has anyone has received this from Netgalley???? Is is anything what you expected???? I cant decide if I love or hate the whole thing. It comes out in December. Honestly, I hit sort of a reading snag this month. I started two books and couldn’t care about either one of them, so I grabbed this one because Colleen Hoover is always a solid read for me. And then I got into it and I was like WTF is going on here???? And when I give my review next week, I don’t even know how much I want to disclose because I feel like saying anything will give it away. Someone talk to me! Also, fair warning, this may be the only book I have finished by then!


Watching: I was reading Rebecca’s blog last week and realized that Lucifer is back on Netflix. YESSSS! I absolutely love this show. If you have never seen it, now is the time to get caught up! I was so said when it ended, and couldn’t be more happy about Netflix picking it up.

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Cooking: I mean, when am I not cooking or making a snack for someone these days. I was throwing together some crock pot BBQ chicken yesterday, while Zoe was sitting at the bar in our kitchen having lunch. She looked at the ingredients when I was just tossing things in (homemade sauce) and asked me if it was hard. She said, “Mommy, your BBQ chicken is so good, does that mean it is hard to make?” And I just looked at her and said, “Honestly, some of the most simple things to come together are the best things to make. Just because something is good doesn’t mean that it was difficult or elaborate.” And I think that sums up everything there is to know about life. But in all seriousness, I think we have all perfected our skills while being home.

I wanted to share my quick and easy, low carb friendly BBQ sauce. It is so easy to throw together, and it tastes SO good!

15-16 ounces (either 2 8-ounce cans or one 15 ounce can) tomato sauce

4 TBSP worchestershire sauce

4 TBSP apple cider vinegar

1 TBSP liquid smoke (I always splash a little extra in)

1 TBSP yellow mustard

2 TSP salt

2 TSP onion powder

1 TSP smoked paprika (optional, I toss it in when I have it on hand)

1 TSP minced garlic

**optional (if you like a sweeter sauce) 2 TBSP of either Swerve brown sugar or regular brown sugar**

And that is it! You can dump it just like this in a crock pot with meat, or you can heat it up in a pan on the stove. I keep any extra in a mason jar for dipping in the fridge. This is Chris and Zoe approved! I know it sounds like a lot of ingredients, but it really isn’t, and I bet you have most on hand.

Loving: I purchased this Aerie sweatshirt on sale (it’sunder $20!!!!) and I am in love!!! It is so cute how it falls off the shoulder, and I feel more put together even though I am just lounging around.

I may or may not have also ordered these leggings. I normally do not do printed bottoms, but after seeing a few photos of normal sized women wearing them, I thought, why can’t I pull them off too?!

Feeling: Uninspired lately, if I am being honest. I had a few projects that I was so excited about a few months ago, and I have pretty much dropped the ball on all of it. That is really not like me. I feel like with fall coming up, I am sort of having a renewed source of energy. I hope that I can channel that into those things, because I really feel that they could be something if I put my time into them! Have you been feeling this way about things lately?

Decorating: I am not usually one to decorate for fall, Halloween or Thanksgiving. I sometimes change a few things out for seasons, but don’t go all out until Christmas. I want to change that this year, especially now since we moved. We have a lot more space to decorate without things looking cluttered. I want to curate a collection of holiday and seasonal decor that I absolutely love, and want to see year after year. I ordered this tiered tray a few weeks ago, and it finally came in. I can’t wait to make a trip to Hobby Lobby and the Target dollarspot to find some fun fall things for it! I really love white pumpkins, and I think that is what I might do for most areas in our house. I may get a few traditional orange things for our kitchen….and keep white and more neutral ones in the dining room where this tray will be, and the living room area. What is your favorite way to decorate for fall? Do you just add a few decor items, or do you change out pillows, welcome mats, hanging decor, etc and go all out?


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  • Reply laura September 3, 2020 at 10:15 am

    Dude, you know I go all out for Halloween. I LOOOVE all the black and spooky decorations everywhere! Haha, depending on what everyone else tells you about that colleen hoover, I may have to take a pass!! Reading has been rough for me this month too – I just don’t wanna! And LOOOOOVE those leggings!

  • Reply Lindsay Latimer September 3, 2020 at 11:10 am

    Your barbecue chicken sounds so good, and I love that there was a little life lesson thrown in there!

  • Reply Carly September 3, 2020 at 12:34 pm

    That sounds like such a good bbq chicken recipe. Easy recipes are THE BEST- would it work without the liquid smoke? I think that’s the only thing we don’t have. I’m trying to be excited about all the fun fall holidays, but just feel kind of in a funk– hopefully can build up some excitement soon, I’m like you and typically don’t decorate much until Christmas, but I think a fun seasonal garland (like pumpkins or leaves or something???) would be easy enough and fun.

  • Reply Missy@MySh*ttyKitchen September 3, 2020 at 1:24 pm

    Your funnies are extra funny today! That sounds alot like the BBQ sauce I make, it is so good! I can’t wait to read that colleen hoover to see what you mean.

  • Reply Rebecca Jo Vincent September 3, 2020 at 3:29 pm

    YESSSSS… LUCIFER!!!!! I am mad/ but glad – they held off on releasing the part II of the season – because I BINGE it so hard & fast… at least it’ll be better to have something to look forward to besides them filming a whole new season -which it BETTTTTER be back!!! I’ve rewatched it again too 🙂 LOL … I’m obsessed

  • Reply Kristin September 5, 2020 at 10:11 am

    I’m decorating this weekend. I haven’t dug into the fall box yet and since it’s a new house, who knows what’ll happen. It’s always a fun surprise to see how your decor does or (usually) does not work in a new place ha ha.

    I do Sweet Baby Rays BBQ sauce but a low-carb homemade version will be good to have on hand!

    And, yeah, I’ve been starting cocktail hour around 4pm while I make dinner which seems very 1950s housewife, right?

  • Reply ShootingStarsMag September 6, 2020 at 8:38 pm

    Hah, love the funnies. I saw the anxiety disorder one before – I already have one, thanks, but COVID has not helped.

    I am trying to get more motivated about things. I’ve had some setbacks with work and then dealing with all my health issues, it’s been tough to motivate myself. I’m going to try and focus on some fun, creative projects and get dancing again. I hope you find your own motivation!!

    I love Fall and Halloween so my family definitely puts out quite a bit of decorations, but it’s nothing TOO crazy. It’s just Fall things right now, and Halloween-specific items will be up in October. I love the tiered trays people have. Those seem fun to decorate!


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