I can’t believe today is the last day of September, this month definitely flew by. I have heard several other bloggers and friends say that they refuse to have anything pumpkin until October, so if that’s you, I hope you treat yourself to some pumpkin goodies and all sorts of Fall activities this weekend.
I picked up a pumpkin pie bagel from Panera last week, even though the weather was 90 some degrees, I wanted to celebrate the first day of Fall. And last weekend I got some of our Fall decor up and purchased Mums for the front porch. Now I just need to partake in some Fall activities!
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This weekend I plan to do some self pampering with a much needed mani/pedi and celebrating my husbands 30 something-ish birthday, hehe. His birthday isn’t until Tuesday but weekends are for celebrations right?!? We hope to go out to dinner and I’ll make his favorite cupcakes for dessert and we’ll of course probably watch a lot of football together because that’s one of our favorite things to do 🙂 But today is Friday and when I often try to share some of the food, fitness, and things around the web I’ve been loving lately and linking up with Heather for Friday Favorites.
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Angie’s Boom Chicka Pop
My local Safeway finally carries other flavors of Boom Chicka Pop besides regular and white cheddar. Don’t get me wrong, those flavors are delicious, but I LOVE the sweetness of kettle corn. Only problem is I can eat the entire bag in one sitting! If your local store doesn’t have these flavors you could order them on their website, or when in doubt I always find everything I’m looking for on Amazon.
I know I’m late to the La Croix party, but that’s just because all I wanted was a lemon flavored seltzer water. And I noticed at Target last weekend they finally had lemon in stock and it was on sale, WIN! It was just as delicious as I thought it would be. I have suddenly turned into a sparkling water snob, but hey it’s WAY better than drinking a soda right.
My sister was the first person that got me into using Charcoal on my face when she visited last month. My skin felt really bright and clear after I washed the mask off. Charcoal is known to help release toxins from the skin and I’m willing to try almost anything when it comes to beauty. So I found these self heating 1 minute masks I thought would be fun to try. I love how the mask actually warms your face as you rub it in. I could have left it on for way longer than a minute because the warm sensation felt so amazing.
How did it take them so long to create seasonal flavors? I used to eat dark chocolate M&M’s all the time in college to keep myself awake when writing papers or studying. I know they are definitely not a healthy choice, but I am loving all the fun flavors they have been releasing. I wasn’t a huge fan of the s’mores just because it tasted too artificial, but these Boo-terscotch ones are pretty good and the name is so cute! The mocha flavor that comes out around the holidays is my favorite though.
Did you know September was National Yoga Month? I tried to continue my summer routine of doing yoga once or twice a week and used Beachbody On Demand to access videos from their Yoga Retreat Program. Through On-Demand there are three weeks worth of different yoga videos. It’s great for beginners as the first week covers the basics and fundamentals of yoga. I started doing the videos from week 2 and 3 since I didn’t really feel the need to go through the beginner parts. I’ve really been enjoying the 30 minutes of stretching and hope to continue the practice into October. I’ve been enjoying yoga so much that I’m actually considering signing up for a yoga school like Marianne Wells. I find yoga so relaxing and I would love to be able to run my own classes in the future. It would be so fun!
3 years as Homeowners
I literally can’t believe we’ve owned our little townhouse for three years exactly today. Its been a great starter home for us and I love living in a small community. I know we’ll eventually outgrow this house though. At that point, it will be interesting to get a valuation from a company like Sydney property valuers metro to see if we have added value onto the property with the amendments we’ve made. I certainly hope we have! For now, though, this house fits us perfectly. I still have decorating and painting to do for certain rooms, why does filling and decorating a home take oh so long? I just want to snap my fingers and have my house look just like my Pinterest For the Home Board. I don’t know if you’ve seen those photo print wall hangings that you can order online, but I really love them and think that they could make the rooms in the house just pop! I’ve got a few digital photos that I think would look great blown up to gallery-quality wall art size. With that said, I’m looking into buying some Bumbejax acrylic prints as I’ve seen the stunning results achieved by others who have bought their products.
Around the Web
The Best Pumpkin Products at Trader Joe’s I need to make a special trip for these because they all sound delicious!
Total Body BOSU Workout In most workouts I come across I know all of the moves, but I have never tried a lot of these and have been considering getting a BOSU for my home gym. I might have to now because this workout looks that awesome!
Apple Cinnamon Muffin Tops Anyone else think the top of the muffin is the best part? Ellen created this healthy muffin top recipe that I can’t wait to try.
Simply Perfect Vanilla Cupcakes this is the cupcake recipe I always use when making a vanilla based cupcake and I’ll be making them this weekend for my hubby’s birthday. Follow me on Instagram to see what I’ll fill and top them with, warning you’ll want me to send you one! I also made these Chocolate Chip Cookies for a work gathering today. I used to use a vanilla pudding mix in my cookies, because the cornstarch makes them extra soft and chewy. Sally’s recipe is basically the same thing except she just measures the actual cornstarch. They are so delicious and always a hit.
Buffalo Chicken Meatball Recipe. Much healthier than ordering wings and perfect for any Fall or Football gathering.
Are all the rooms in your house completely painted and decorated to your liking?
What’s your favorite pumpkin product or treat?
What’s something you’ve been loving lately?