this weekend, I…

…ate roasted veggie and ricotta pizza. …bundled up with Babyface. …enjoyed the Festival of Ghost Stories (it wasn’t too scary). …drank spiked hot apple cider. …listened to some good music in the car. …marveled at how beautiful fall is in Southern Indiana. …drank two pumpkin spice lattes. …headed to the pumpkin patch with my whole… 

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beef and barley stew

brains and barley stewOh gosh, guys, do I have some big news for you! I'm actually a little bit afraid to tell you for fear that you'll run away screaming and never read my blog again, but it is going to come out sooner or later, so I might as well bite the brain bullet and spill the blood beans. Here goes... Babyface and I...well...we are zombies. The Living Dead. Walkers. Flesh-Eating Skull Suckers. And proud of it! I know what you are. . .
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sweats of the week

me feet vibrams runI seemed to get back on the wagon more solidly this week. Woohoo! It helped that finally, about halfway through the week, I tossed out my go-with-the-flow exercise mentality and decided to make a training schedule. What am I training for? Well....nothing. But it helps to have a plan to stick to. I'm starting to get very, very nervous about hitting my 100 miles for walking/running and my 100 miles for biking for my All About the Numbers Challenge. So. . .
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caramel applesauce oatmeal cookies

caramel applesauce cookiesMy favorite Halloween candy is a bit of a wild card. I'm sure if I asked you to guess, most people would assume something chocolately (Reese's! Butterfingers! Almond Joy!) and while all of those are delicious, you'd be very far off from my favorite. Hint: it has no chocolate in it. And it's green. Any ideas?         (source) Caramel Apple Pops! Crazy, right? Out of all the awesome candy out there, I choose a hard, artificially colored. . .
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chicken spinach alfredo pizza

pizzaNow that our CSA is winding down (and honestly, I've been terrible about posting the contents of our weekly box) I thought it'd be fun to sub in a pizza recipe for my Friday afternoon post. Who doesn't like pizza? We eat pizza every single Friday and as of late, we've gotten in a bit of a pizza rut. Whole wheat crust + red sauce + veggies + mozzarella. Done and done. Delicious? Yes! But variety is the spice of. . .
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pumpkin spice dip

pumpkin dipThere was a point in time where every single family gathering of mine included a big bowl of pumpkin dip and apple slices. We'd hover around the bowl and graze for hours before dinner was served. And then barely be able to touch our meals because of the pumpkin dip baby in our bellies. Our familial pumpkin dip consumption has tapered a bit in the past few years, but my love for it has stayed steady. The original recipe is. . .
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how to build your own lightbox for cheap

lights[box] Hi guys! I mentioned creating a lightbox last week and a few people requested that I write a tutorial. Well, I'm definitely not the photography expert in the family, so here is a guest post from Babyface![/box] I am going to do a little show and tell here today folks, so I hope you have your grade school excitement in check! Now don't worry, I'm not going to bust out my pet Tarantula or exhibit my ability to put. . .
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things i’m digging…

danskos shoes feet1. My new Danskos. I've been coveting this exact pair of Danskos for years. Finally, last week, I was getting ready for work and I said to Babyface that I really needed some winter shoes and the budget-master himself told me I should just go ahead and order my Danskos. I've talked about how sometimes I can be mega-frugal (overcompensation for a financially irresponsible youth) but I immediately pulled the trigger on these babies. Woohoo! They are comfy and cute. . .
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