Another fall weekend in the book, folks! I was happily scrolling my phone Friday, and someone mentioned that there was only 10 Fridays left until Christmas. I thought, that can’t be right??? I pulled up my calendar app and started counting. Holy moly! They weren’t wrong! That sounds insane right? Like it isn’t quite possible?!?!

We have a division in my company that does a lot of analyzing and statistical reporting and such. They predict internet sales will be up 40% this year, and that if you want something by Christmas…you better order it before November 30th. Shipping delays are to be insane. Just throwing a little PSA out there for all you last minute shoppers. I have noticed that our mail is getting dropped off later and later. One day she was in our driveway with a package at 7:45 pm.

With that said, we went in Christmas shopping mode this weekend. I gave Zoe some stickers and made her pin down her absolute cant live withouts from the Amazon catalog. She wanted me to take a picture of her with her favorite page opened. I may have created a picture monster. And yes, we are still rocking our Christmas pajamas from last year on the regular. Who said holiday jammies cant bring cheer all year?

Chris made a sweeping declaration on Saturday that November 1st our Halloween shit goes away and Christmas instantly goes up. And that we are going all out this year. OK!!!!!!! We even ordered a new Christmas tree that I am both anxious and nervous to open when it arrives. I hate ordering stuff like this online without seeing it. We agreed if it doesn’t meet our expectations, its going back and we will try again. Good thing we started thinking early!

Friday it was cool enough here to need a jacket in the evening. Zoe has went from puddle girl to leaf pile girl. You have to hand it to her, she will make the best out of any situation. I love that! I hope she is always like this.

Saturday morning we made pumpkin pancakes and then played outside for awhile before our car ride. If you are at all a fan of yummy pancakes, you have to give these a try. They are not overly pumpkin and they are paleo with no flour.

Zoe and I were twinning in our jean jackets.

We made street taco meatballs for lunch, and then Zoe and I made rice crispie treat ghost pops with a kit I picked up from Aldi. They were so fun to make, and absolutely delicious with the icing you make to go on top! I kept the plastic molds so that we can make them in future years!

That evening, we made some football snacks and settled in for the games. We enjoyed seeing Nick Saban on the field Covid free to beat Georgia! And I made what Laura dubbed “corona-ritas” in the photo I sent. It was large and much needed.

Sunday morning my sister and crew came over for an outside visit. I cannot wait for the day when we can see each other normally again. My great nephew is getting so big and I just want to give him a big squeeze! After she left, we ordered Jim n Nicks for lunch. Everything was extra delicious, especially the burgers and cheese biscuits!

I placed a Shipt order with Target Saturday evening, and had added some stuff in to organize Zoe’s barbie/princess dolls. I had walked in her room that day and about had a heart attack. I said, Zoe, what happened in here?!?!?!? And she was like, sorry mommy, I was trying to find a shoe. I mean, I have done the same in my closet I guess. But I knew that having one small box for EVERYTHING was no longer cutting it. Here is a before and after if you are needing barbie storage ideas! Everything all over the floor is organized into this one system. It honestly took way less time than you would think to do this. I love the little containers I got to organize the small things, and we had a few left over to put in Zoe’s bathroom drawer too. They were $2 for each 3-pack.

After dark, we drove around the neighborhood looking at Halloween decorations, then came back home and settled in for It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown and another round of Hocus Pocus. I love both, but I can’t wait to whip out the Christmas movies soon! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

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  • Reply Lindsay Latimer October 19, 2020 at 9:16 am

    Thanks for the reminder about ordering Christmas stuff early. I really wasn’t in holiday mode until the Anthro sale last week and now I need to get my butt in gear. I need to make those pancakes!

  • Reply laura October 19, 2020 at 10:49 am

    Ugh, I’m so bad at NOT shopping last minute. I think we’re mainly just doing stuff for Sheff this year anyway – Nice job on getting all of that stuff organized. I remember how much Barbie shit I had growing up and I just threw it all over the place. And that burger!! YUUUUMMMM

  • Reply Biana October 19, 2020 at 12:42 pm

    When you told me there were only 10 fridays left it blew my mind! Definitely need to start shopping for folks! The treat decorating looks so good! xo, biana BlovedBoston

  • Reply Danielle October 19, 2020 at 12:53 pm

    Street taco meatballs?! Yum. I got the Amazon catalog and want to have my girls circle things in it too. I started a list and started shopping on Friday. I didn’t get much, but I am working on it. I can’t believe there is only 10 Fridays until Christmas. Those are the cutest Rice Krispie treats. My girls would love that. I need to look for that kit.

  • Reply ShootingStarsMag October 19, 2020 at 1:24 pm

    Sounds like a great weekend! Those ghost pops you made from the Aldi kit are adorable. I’m glad they tasted good – you never know with those kits.

    Lifetime is starting their holiday movies this weekend and I’m excited. They have some ones that look really good. I’ll be paying attention to Hallmark too. I’m especially fond of the ones with actors I know and love like Melissa Joan Hart, etc.


  • Reply Rebecca Jo Vincent October 19, 2020 at 3:43 pm

    10…. OH MY GOSH – I just cant deal with that. Our family is talking if our family christmas is going to be on hold… what a nutso year.
    I love you did another round of Hocus Pocus

  • Reply Kristin October 23, 2020 at 6:47 am

    The corona-rita looks amazing.

    I am starting my Christmas shopping very soon. I don’t know where we’re traveling to yet so, if I were smart, I’d just ship things, I guess. But I’m also kind of at a loss of what to get people.

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