• Good morning and happy Halloween!!!

    Yesterday morning started bright and early at 4:00 AM once again. Quinn is really digging the super early wake-up call. Haha! I was starving when I woke up, so once I fed him, I fed myself. I love a good breakfast burrito, especially at 4:30 AM in the morning.


    After I ate, I did a few things around the house while Quinn played. Murphy woke up shortly after that—hungry for breakfast, of course. Mal woke up a little while later and then the four of us hung out together. As tough as these early mornings are, they’re kind of nice at times, and I hope I look back at them with fond memories of this point in our life.

    I spent the rest of the morning hanging out with Quinn/trying to get work done/picking up the house/drinking iced coffee/watching the news.


    While I was enjoying my iced coffee, the thought of drinking it with a piece of Halloween candy popped into my head. I bought a bunch of Halloween candy last week for our trick-o-treaters, and I’ve wanted to break into it a few times now, but I never did. I guess the craving just wouldn’t get out of my head yesterday morning because I found myself opening a Butterfinger a short while later. Oops! Hey, I’m actually surprised I waited as long as I did to sneak a piece! Haha!

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    It’s actually kind of funny that I had such an intense craving for a Butterfinger. I actually didn’t really like them until recently because I had such a bad experience with them as a kid. One Halloween, when I was probably 10 or 11 years old, I ended up eating so many Butterfingers from my trick-or-treating stash, I made myself sick to my stomach. There’s just something about that orange, peanut-buttery Butterfinger stuff that totally grossed me out after that, and I avoided them for the past 20+ years. Haha! But, hey, now I’m into them again. Especially with iced coffee.

    The rest of morning was kind of rough once again with Quinn (teething?), so I just wanted to keep eating Halloween candy, but I cut myself off after two three pieces and made myself a more substantial (and nutritious) snack: a rice cake with Teddie Peanut Butter and sliced banana.

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    Quinn finally napped—only for 30 minutes, but I’ll take it—so I took a quick shower. After that, we got ourselves ready for a trip to HomeGoods—our exciting adventure of the day! Haha!

    Mal and I have been talking about replacing the truck at the foot of our bed for months now. It’s old and musty, so we don’t keep anything inside of it. It’s basically wasted storage space, so I went to HomeGoods to see if I could find some sort of bench or truck to put there. I saw a couple of good options, but I didn’t love either of them, so I’m going to keep looking.

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    When Quinn and I were at HomeGoods, we bumped into Beyonce! If you don’t know who Beyonce is, READ THIS STORY. It’s one of the best to ever grace the Internet!

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    Coconut Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies + My All-Time Favorite Cookie Recipes

    October 30, 2014

    Hi, friends! I made these Coconut Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies the other day, and they turned out so, so well. Holy yum indeed. They will definitely become one of my all-time favorite cookie recipes! These cookies are soft and chewy with a little crispness on the edges, and the flavor is a mix of subtle […]

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    Thank Goodness for Strollers + A Halloween-Inspired Workout

    October 30, 2014

    Heyyyyyy! Happy Day-Before-Halloween! A little recap of yesterday… Quinn woke up at 4:00 AM and then would not go back to sleep. Whomp whomp. For the past week or so, he was sleeping 7-9 hours, rocking the 3:30 AM feeding, and then sleeping until 6:00/7:00 AM, which was awesome, but then he switched things up […]

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    My First Remicade Appointment + IBD Resources

    October 29, 2014
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    I had my first Remicade infusion on Monday afternoon and it wasn’t so bad. It was actually kind of enjoyable! Ok, so let’s rewind a little. I didn’t tell you guys the whole story the other day. It didn’t want to start the week off on such a negative note on CNC, and I was still waiting to […]

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    5 Ways to Stay Active Outdoors This Winter

    October 28, 2014

    Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Columbia through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Columbia outerwear, all opinions are my own. As much as I don’t want the cold weather to arrive here in New England, winter is inevitably on its way. The chilly temperatures mean that my morning […]

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    All The Right Moves Survey

    October 27, 2014
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    Hi, friends! Happy Monday! I hope you had a lovely weekend. So, my weekend…. well, it was not awesome. I’m in the middle of a terrible flare that isn’t responding to drugs, so, needless to say, I’m not a happy camper right now. I talked to my doctor a few times over the weekend, and […]

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    What I’m Loving Lately XX

    October 24, 2014
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    Hey, hey! Happy Friday! Thanks for all of your well wishes on yesterday’s post. You guys are the best. Truthfully, I still feel like garbage, but I am better today than the day before (thanks to some serious steroids), so, hopefully, things will keep improving. Anyway, I haven’t done a What I’m Loving Lately post in awhile, […]

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