1. I used to openly chastise women for wearing leggings as pants when the trend first started. Now I get that they understood something I didn’t: leggings are like pajama pants you can wear to work. With that knowledge, I’ve now embraced the leggings and boot combo like it’s my uniform.

2. I am 100% convinced my Dove chocolate wrappers are trying to tell me something. I just haven’t figured out what it is yet.

3. I think our Christmas card picture is maybe the cutest picture Babyface and I have ever taken together. Does that make me narcissistic? Probably. But it’s a damn cute picture, so I’m okay with that.

It looks something like this. Except with 100% more Babyface and 100% less duckface.

4. I’ve been so down in the dumps lately that I bought a light therapy box to try to alleviate some of the issues I have with seasonal and time changes. Unfortunately, light that comes out of it reminds me of those cars with the annoying LED headlights. And those headlights make me irrationally angry. Is sad Cass better or worse than irrationally angry Cass? Babyface is the only one that can say for sure.

5. I’ve been put on pumpkin pie duty for Thanksgiving this year. I decided that instead of the frozen pie crust/canned pumpkin puree/canned evaporated milk route that has never failed me, I’m going to make my own pie crust, roast my own pumpkin, and use real cream. Wish me luck.

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  1. elizabeth reisner says

    good luck! I’m a bit intimidated by not using canned, even though I know all about the BPA. Let us know how it goes!

  2. says

    I took the same pumpkin pie route last Thanksgiving. It was a lot of work, but it was probably the best pumpkin pie I’ve ever had.

    Please tell me more about the lightbox you bought. I’ve been seriously struggling with the time change/ lack of daylight lately, and I’ve been considering buying one. Is it helping?

    Oh, and I still believe leggings to do equal pants. I’m all for leggings, but my rule of thumb is if I could wear the top with a pair of thights, leggings are acceptable; otherwise, I put on pants. :)

    • Cassie says

      I bought this one. I’ve only had it for a few days but it seems nice. I used it for about 30 minutes this morning and my mood is MUCH improved today. Although, admittedly, that could be due to any number of reasons.

  3. Shauna says

    I love leggings. I wear them with long sweater dresses and skirts all fall. SO COMFY. I don’t dig the leggings-as-pants thing, though. :) More like leggings-as-thick-tights thing.

    Your pumpkin pie will be amazing. That is how I make it, and it’s the best thing in the world. GOBBLE GOBBLE!

    My confession: I made ice cream in a plastic bag yesterday. It was so fun and pretty darn yummy. I’m going to try making butter at some point…. :)

    Did I just gobble up there?

  4. says

    I always have the worst time with the seasons changing. I hate the shorter days and the gloomy weather. I have tried the light box thing, but I felt all it really did was give me a mild headache and was very annoyingly bright. I hope yours works for you :)

    I love pumpkin pie. Favorite thing about Thanksgiving, hands down.

  5. Marcy S. says

    Do you have problems finding boots at all? Where are yours from? I have gigantic calves and can’t ever find boots.. except my short emu boots.. If i ever want knee high boots I have to buy them way too big so that they kind of fit my calves and then i could never ever wear boot socks!!

    • Cassie says

      No, I don’t have any issues. I have pretty decently-sized feet (11 in women’s) so that normally means the calves are larger sized, too. My boots are from Target. I have heard that there are companies that specialize in wide-calf boots, so you might want to do a Google search for those. Good luck!

      • Marcy S. says

        Thanks!! I am going to check out Target. I’m scared to order them online.. I had to return 2 pairs last year even if the measurements they had on their site should have worked!! Drives me crazy..

      • Natalie Ingraham says

        I have gi-normous calves. Like, wide calf boots are often not big enough for me. I special ordered knee high black boots from an Australian company called Boots for Broads. Worth every $250 penny for custom made black, comfy knee-high black leather boots that were made to my specific measurements. You can also try boots that lace up the entire leg – they accommodate a large calf as well.

        Cass – those Christmas photos are bound to be adorable! I love that outfit.

      • Jen says

        Oooh see I was going to ask the same question but I’m a tall girl with small feet (7.5) and big calves from riding horses. If you get a knee high suede boot they stretch a little more than hard leather.

  6. says

    LOL! I was soooo opposed to leggings when they first came out, taking to my Facebook status to vent, “THEY ARE NOT PANTS!!”
    I now own a few pairs. They’re really comfy 😛

    You look soooo adorable in that outfit! I love the red!

    Homemade pumpkin pie is the best. I haven’t had one in ages (I generally have to make it dairy-free myself), so I think I gotta make one this year, too 😀

  7. says

    Leggings are okay as pants. Tights, however, are not pants. That’s the stand I take, anyway.

    I got a great pair of yoga-pant-like leggings at One Tooth (, an ethical Canadian company based in Vancouver. They’re easily on par with Lululemon, but you know, half the price. I wish I had discovered them years ago. I know the pair I got is going to last me for years.

    BTW, Homemade from-scratch pumpkin pie is the BEST. You’ll love it.

  8. Cosmos says

    Try to find a pie pumpkin rather than a jack-o-lantern pumpkin. Jack-o-lantern pumpkins are watery and flavorless when cooked and don’t make very good pie.

    Good luck! While I’m a pie veteran, this year I’m making one attempt at a gluten free crust, so it’s still an adventure!

    I bought a very cute pair of purple distressed leather knee boots (really — they are cute) boots last year and even though the web site reviews indicated the calves were full, and I don’t have huge calves, they didn’t fit. Only after I bought them did I realize that they were on sale and non-returnable. No problem, I thought I’d lose enough weight to wear them this year. Ha! I’m up 10 lbs, and struggling to lose that.

  9. Sara says

    I made home-made, from scratch pumpkin pie two years ago and the color was really not the “pumpkin pie” color that I got with canned goods. It tasted amazing but maybe look into how to help the color turn out better? Also, the pumpkin is a pain in the ass.

  10. says

    Oh man, a totally homemade pumpkin pie? I’m attempting a vegan one, using silken tofu this year. Not for any reason- just because. But the crust… ugh. I’d screw it up for sure. Good luck to you though- I’ll be interested to see how it turns out!
    And your comment about the Dove messages telling you something is hilarious! Maybe they are…. 😉

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