October 28, 2011

october's gone by in a flash

Happy Friday, Friends!

Our weekend activities will be very Halloweenie -- we're kicking off the weekend by watching "The Great Pumpkin" tonight with the kiddos (followed by the third episode of "American Horror Story" after the kids go to bed -- sooo scary!), and I'm heading to the farmer's market tomorrow morning with a dear friend for pumpkins and mums. On Sunday I am taking my first Reformer class at a local pilates studio. Looking forward to the burn!

And I'm very happy to say hello to you again.

October's almost over, and I've been super busy with all sorts of stuff...

There's been cooking. Making our tummies happy and my house smell oh so good. Now if only I could convince Henry & Millie that mommy's cooking skills go beyond boiling water for their much loved "noodles."

We devoured Skillet Rosemary Chicken earlier this week. Delicious.

There's been baking. Something about the cooler weather makes me want to be in the kitchen every moment I can. My latest creation was Ricotta Breakfast Bars. My kitchen smelled amazing while they baked, and I didn't feel quite so guilty eating 'just one more piece' because they are chock-full of good-for-you stuff.

And now I'm busy narrowing down the list of treats I want to bake up for Monday's neighborhood Halloween party. I'm thinking a platter of S'mores Pops will be perfect, especially ones topped with black and orange sprinkles.

I've also even crafted a few projects. Like these ghosts. We turned them into Halloween cards. I've gotta tell you there is nothing funnier than painting your kids feet and listening to them giggle because it tickles. I'm smiling now just thinking about it.

What have you been up to? Any fun plans for the weekend? Maybe a costume party or a scary movie marathon?

xo, Kristin

(Top photo via Minimally Invasive Blog; bottom photo via Tip Junkie.)