And because I have nothing packed for our trip to see my in laws and we leave in 9 hours, this is going to be short and sweet.
These were our pumpkins. When I was little we NEVER used a stencil. But ever since I got married, we do every year and we get so many compliments on our pumpkins. Probably because not many people on our cul de sac have pumpkins out or kids for that matter. We often do something popular for that year- Angry Birds a few years ago. Last year was a Detroit D and then Elmo and Curious George because K was into them at the time. This year we decided on Mickey and Minnie because that is K's current favorite show. We were thinking just the simple round head and two ears. Not so much with this tracer. Last night as we each carved one, we were like why do we do this? When do we get to the point where the kids draw simple shapes on the pumpkin and we cut them out?? Ha!! And Olaf I saw on Pinterest and knew we had to try due to the Frozen obsession in our house. Then I thought it would be fun if we could find white pumpkins and Voila! Olaf!
100s Days of Real Food cookbook. After reading through the background information and what to look for when I shop, I tried a few recipes. I made these pumpkin muffins earlier this week and we weren't too impressed. We ate them but I felt like they needed something. I made them again and put raisins in some and chocolate chips in the others. So much better!! I also made the onion dip tonight and it was so good. I made the carrot cake and frosting for M's first first birthday party (she's having 3 mini parties instead of a big one.) I was so proud of myself this week when I went to a few stores and actually read labels and found healthy whole foods in stores I wouldn't have expected (like Target.) I don't think this will be too hard to find healthy alternatives to some of the more processed things we were eating. It is just a matter of eating through everything in the house and replacing it with better alternatives.
Okay- I have to pack and get to bed. Happy weekend everyone!!