october’s best-of-the-best

Being that it’s the second day of the month, I’d safely say we are now solidly into November (which makes Babyface très happy because his iPhone 5 ships today). But before we completely leave October behind, I thought it might be fun to do a fun-sized review of all the goings on here over the past month. We’re all super busy and sometimes, we just can’t devote time to reading all of our favorite blogs. Just yesterday I had to begrudgingly click the “Mark All As Read” button in Google Reader because the number was intimidatingly high. So take this as the CliffsNotes version of BTHR for last month. You get to see the best-of-the-best from last month, and I get to give myself a big ole pat after seeing all the work, sweat and eats that go into 31 days. Win, win!

P.S. I recently learned that they aren’t called CliffsNotes in Canada. Apparently they are ColesNotes. Not that Babyface ever used them to write papers in English in high school or anything…

Best Recipe: It was a simple one, but this recipe for an apple pie spinach smoothie was definitely my favorite of the month. So much delicious flavor, but it’s still so good for you!

Best Printable: There was a ton of love for my Deskercise Bingo printable! I’m having so much fun designing free printables for BTHR and hope to do a lot more in the future.

Best Confession:  I think maybe this one—where I talk about our exorbitant grocery bill—was the doozie of the month. I’m always so embarrassed that we spend so much on food. Which is ridiculous! There are a lot worse things to be spending money on than good food.

Best Discussion: We had a nice little chat about the fitness middle early in the month. I admitted that I never was going to excel at fitness—and that’s okay!

Best Workout: Not a single workout, but the All About the Numbers challenge definitely kept me moving last month with its fitness minutes and walking requirements. Shoooo-weee!

Best Discovery: Newman’s Own Extra Bold Extra Awesome Extra Delicious Coffee. All other coffee tastes like brown water compared to this stuff.

Best How-To: I was nervous to post it (I was afraid some people would be offended) but everyone seemed really excited about my 6 blog design tips for non-designers.

Best Photos: I was kinda, totally in love with all the photos that came out of the carrot and apple soup  photoshoot. Such beautiful, fall colors!

Best Recap: It was so much fun sharing with you guys about our Canadian Thanksgiving celebration with Babyface’s family.

How did your October go? Did you hit any big milestones or accomplish any big goals? Share, brag and discuss!


  1. says

    I agree about the smoothie, I’ve been having it for breakfast most mornings, it’s perfect as I’m not great about eating in the morning and gets me some much needed calcium. I sometimes add fresh mint to it, which makes it taste more ‘green’ and really wakes me up! Thank you! October started on a high as I had a weeks holiday and we walked a bit despite the ceaseless rain (it’s England, in October, what did I expect!) but it’s been an ok month. I’m most proud of increasing my exercise and least proud of not getting to grips with the cupboard of junk in my flat. I’m also stealing your All About the Numbers idea for the run up to Christmas as my Nov and Dec goals, thanks for the inspiration!!

  2. Alyssa says

    I love that picture of the soup! It looks great, and I feel like soup is a hard thing to get to look good.
    My October goal went well! I’ve been trying to cut back on the sugar, and I did great. Until Halloween. Haha oops.

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