Anyone else always have a hard time adjusting to the time change? Honestly, I find it easier in the fall simply because we aren’t having to wake up earlier…but when you have kids…they don’t care what time it is. Zoe has been up extra early this week and it is killing my work flow! Plus, I feel like I have to stop working earlier in the day to take her outside before it gets dark. And picking back up later is hard, you know? We are going to have to find a new balance that works for us after all these months of the same schedule.

Reading – I am about to start reading Anxious People for Lindsay’s book club. Last month I read the book club book as soon as it came, and then forgot everything by the time book club came around. This time, I think I am going to take some notes and I waited awhile before starting.

Anxious People

I had just finished Date Me Like You Mean It from RS Grey this past weekend. I mention it because today is release day!!! This was such a fun romcom!!! I will review in more detail next week, but I think we could all use a cute romcom in our lives right now. The characters chemistry was hot hot hot.

Date Me Like You Mean It

Listening – Dont @ me, but Christmas music! We started decorating around the house this week. I am taking my time and doing little bits each day. It has been so fun and has brought me so much joy. I always listen to Christmas music starting November 1, even in a normal year. But this year…this year it is essential.

Watching – Other than election coverage and Friends reruns…not much to be honest. Well, I say that. We watched 2 Christmas movies this past weekend! I saw that Chuck Lorre is coming out with a new sitcom, and I just love his stuff so I hope to check it out! It premiers tonight.


Buying – I grabbed this shirt from Target last week. It is actually on sale for under $10 through the end of today! I have been all about practical pieces I can wear at home but still look appropriate to wear out in a casual setting.

Cooking – How good does this no noodle chicken thai skillet look??? I am adding it to the menu next week. I also plan to sit down with a few of my cookbooks and pick out some new recipes to try. I have several cookbooks and rarely ever crack them. I usually just scroll Pinterest for inspiration, but I want to make more of an effort to look at the actual books too. There are so many good recipes I haven’t tried!

Loaded with veggies and full of flavor this one-skillet Healthy Chicken Pad Thai recipe makes for a healthy, easy, and delicious weeknight meal! Strands of broccoli slaw, cabbage, and carrots stand-in for noodles making this healthy Pad Thai a satisfying Whole30, paleo, and gluten-free meal. You won't even miss the noodles!

Planning – I want to put a coffee bar in our kitchen/hearth room. Coffee is such an essential part of every day, and the Ninja coffee bar, mugs and all the coffee beans and stuff takes up a lot of space on the counters and cabinets. I think that coffee bars are so cute, and you can create more storage and also decorate them for the holidays. This is some of my inspiration.

I am also trying to plan out how we are going to make Zoe’s birthday special this year. Back in the spring, I never dreamed that we wouldn’t be able to throw Zoe a normal party with all her friends this year. I know so many of you have done kids birthdays during all of this by now, so help me navigate! How did you make it special? We already have all her presents, I just need to wrap them. I plan on making her a special cake/treat and we will probably order burgers or something that day since it is her favorite. Maybe decorate a little. But if you have any good ideas that worked for you, please let me know. She is beyond devastated that she wont be having her usual party that she has been talking about since the day after her birthday last year. She misses her friends so much, and I know that there is no making up for that.


Youd think i was black i swear to goddd i get so ghetto.
Clean up
33 Hilarious Parenting Quotes That Will Have You Crying From Laughter - CheezCake - Parenting | Relationships | Food | Lifestyle

Previous Post Next Post

You Might Also Like


  • Reply Lindsay Latimer November 5, 2020 at 8:47 am

    I started reading the book club book last night… I’m not sure about it yet. We started listening to Christmas music Sunday! No shame! Could you have friends/family do a birthday drive-by parade or something? I’ve seen a lot of people do that!

  • Reply laura November 5, 2020 at 11:07 am

    I loved the book club book – but I’m also a big fan of Backman, sooooo, bias maybe? LOL our kids will definitely be singing Missy Elliot instead of the bus song!! I also love all of those coffee bars – they are so cute.

  • Reply Danielle November 5, 2020 at 12:43 pm

    That no noodle skillet looks amazing. I love thai food. I will definitely check out that book. I love a good RomCom book. I started watching and playing Christmas movies. This year has been tough.

  • Reply Rebecca Jo Vincent November 5, 2020 at 3:23 pm

    Let me tell you… THE STRUGGLE IS REAL for a coffee bar…. I have been looking for MONTHSSSS for the perfect table. I pin all those beautiful ones, but I need links. I cant find anything near these anywhere out in stores around me.

  • Reply Kristin November 6, 2020 at 9:27 pm

    I just got Anxious People from the library. We’ll see. I have a horrible track record with his books.
    The coffee bars are so cute! If I were adding a feature to a kitchen/dining room, that’d be it!

    I’m the weirdo who doesn’t listen to Christmas music hardly at all, but that might change with Wells this year. I make him listen to podcasts in the car LOL.

  • Reply ShootingStarsMag November 10, 2020 at 9:35 am

    I’m not a coffee drinker, but I do think the bars people set up are adorable. And I love that you can change it around for the holidays. I love Christmas music – haven’t listened to it yet, but I HAVE been watching a lot of Christmas movies, so I’m ready for the holiday cheer. I watched B Positive last week and really liked it. I’m curious to see how the other episodes go. It’s fun to have a new show that just makes you laugh and feel good.

    As for Zoe’s birthday – that has to be tough. All of my nieces and nephew have had quarantine birthdays this year. I know someone mentioned the drive-by parade, but maybe you could have the parents of her friends make a little video of their kid wishing her a happy birthday and sending them to you? It’s not live, but it’s something Zoe could keep watching when she misses her friends. Another idea is to find some fun treat that you don’t ever do, or hardly ever do, that she would be stoked about – whether that’s a certain type of dessert, or whatever. I know it can be tough since we’re still in COVID times, but if something comes to mind and you can do it, go for it!


  • Leave a Reply

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.