Hi, guys! I hope you had a very HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Our was one for the books and SUCH A GREAT TIME! (Holy CAPS in that first line, but it really was an awesome time!) Quinn was on the fence about who he wanted to be for Halloween – either Catboy or Gekko, both from PJ Masks. He ultimately started the day as Catboy and wore his costume to school. The Catboy costume was quite a…

Hi, guys! A very happy Monday to you! How was your weekend? Ours was low-key and included minimal plans, which, honestly, was the best type of weekend. The fall has been crazzzzy for our family – and with me off to Israel later this week, a quiet weekend was exactly what we needed. Here’s a recap! Friday I finally enjoyed my first Pumpkin Spice Latte of the season. I actually shared my order on Instagram…

Good morning and HAPPY HALLOWEEN to you! How was your weekend? Ours was BUSY, but a whole lot of fun, too. I got home from Austin late on Thursday night (well, technically, really early on Friday morning) and then 6 hours later drove back into Boston for all-day appointments at MGH. I know, I probably should have just stayed at a hotel overnight. Oh, well. Anyway, it was a whirlwind few days for sure, but it was…

Hello and a very happy Monday to you! Did the weekend fly by for anyone else? Holy cow. It was a whirlwind for us. That said, here’s another edition of “High Low High” as a way to recap.  If you’re unfamiliar, these posts recap the high and low points of our weekend. I always like to finish on a high note, so there are always more “highs” from my weekend than “lows.” If you’d like to play along, please…

Our little eagle had a great time at the Franklin Park Zoo! That costume. Cutest thing ever, right? Of course, we needed to snap some photos. I mean, it’s probably the last time we’ll pick out his Halloween costume, so we definitely needed to document it. Anyway… At the zoo, we attended a special Halloween event called “Zoo Howl” where kids could trick-or-treat among the animals, make “creepy” crafts, play “ghoulish” games, ride DUCK boats, and participate…

Good morning and happy Monday to you! How was your weekend? We had a wonderful weekend with our friends Dave and Marie and their daughter, Carly. We did all sorts of fun fall things that made me appreciate the season even more. Massachusetts in October is truly the best, and I look forward to these few weeks all year long. Anyway, here’s a recap from our weekend! On Saturday, we bought pumpkins and visited the cows at…

Good morning and happy, happy, HAPPY Monday to you! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Anything fun and exciting to report? Our weekend was really nice. Halloween was kind of a bust, but Saturday was a lot of fun and Sunday was productive, so we had a good balance of everything that makes up a lovely weekend. So… Halloween. It’s not a favorite holiday in the Haupert household. Obviously, I love the candy and the costumes,…

My banana costume got a lot of use yesterday! First at CrossFit for a special Halloween WOD. (Burpees in a banana costume are a lot of fun!) Of course, Kerrie had the exact same costume! Banana buddies. And then I wore my banana costume to Chipotle to get $3 Booritos with Mal Macklemore. The place was totally bumping last night, but our burritos we’re well worth the wait. Chipotle makes a really good burrito! Other…

Good morning and happy Halloween!! Murphy is pumped about tonight… new people, kids running to our house, doorbells… he can’t wait for his (least) favorite holiday. Poor Murphy. Mal and I have a few plans in the works for this year. Hopefully, it’ll help keep Murphy calm when the Trick-or-Treaters arrive at our house tonight. Breakfast Yesterday’s breakfast is definitely a new favorite: yogurt with trail mix! It was so delicious, I immediately went back…

Good morning, friends! I wasn’t in the mood for CrossFit or running yesterday, so I took Murphy for an extra long walk and counted that as my exercise for the day. The weather was a little cool, but bright and sunny, so we strolled along and enjoyed the afternoon. Murphy sniffed everything in his path while I listened to the most recent episode of the Balanced Bites podcast. Snack After our walk, I came home…

Is it too early to start thinking about Halloween costumes? For Murphy? Every October, I try to find Murphy the perfect Halloween costume. In the past, we’ve tried a lobster, shark, and spider costume, but none of them worked, mostly because his curly pug tail got in the way and the costume didn’t fit properly. Last year, I finally found a simple costume that worked just fine, but I’m always on the hunt for fun…

Check out what I woke up to yesterday morning! Yikes! Happy Halloween from my husband. He’s such a joke-ster. I wasn’t expecting to see a skull on the pillow next to me when I woke up, but it actually didn’t startle me all that much. It scared the crap out of Murphy though! After I saw the skull, I got up and left the pug sleeping in bed. I went into the kitchen to make…

Happy Halloween, blog friends!!! Breakfast Breakfast yesterday morning was a two-ingredient pancake with a big scoop of Teddie peanut butter and a glass of coconut-flavored Dandy Blend with almond milk. I received a question yesterday about how I make my Dandy Blend and all I do is add water to it. Dandy Blend is a powder that you mix with hot or cold water, so I make a big batch in my French press and…

I can’t believe Halloween is tomorrow. I hope we’re ready for the trick-or-treaters in our neighborhood. Last year, they wiped us clean in just a couple of hours, so Mal and I are ready with tons of candy this year. And I bought all our favorites just in case we have leftovers! Lunch Yesterday’s lunch was a bunch of leftovers from the previous night’s dinner: coconut-almond flour-crusted cod with roasted asparagus and steamed spinach. I…

Here’s another fun fact for you! $310 million The estimated amount Americans spent last year on Halloween costumes for their pets, according to the National Retail Federation. The most popular disguises for both dogs and cats: pumpkin, devil, hot dog, and bumblebee. [source: Real Simple, October 2012] Holy crap, that’s a lot of money! Ok, there are a lot of crazy people, myself included, who spend mucho dinero on costumes for their pets, so you’re…