confessions

14 November 2016


old shirt {similar styles}
old clogs {similar styles}
photos by my brother!

I know there is lots and lots and lots to love about fall but despite my newfound love for my ankle boots I have to admit that my heart will always and forever belong to my clogs. No shame.

Grace of last year looked at those jeans pictured above and thought they looked ridiculous. Grace of today loves them but if you side with the Grace of last year - we can still be e-friends. Promise. And if you're more of a minimal destroyed denim look - Shopbop has got you covered. Literally.

I've been dying to go and get my hair cut but after seeing the wind hit it just so (3rd photo down) and give me the perfect neck cape - I might just have to forgo the chop. (not, still cutting)

A couple months ago in the midst of a slew of days the kids had off of school due to hurricane warnings, the in-house fighting was at an all time high s I got everyone ready to go to the gym. Not surprisingly, once we got there we found out that the gym daycare was full (I can't be the only mom with all the bright ideas, I guess) so instead of waiting it out I loaded everyone back in the car, and drove straight to ... McDonalds (the drive-thru -- I have my limits). It was the kids' first time getting their OWN kids' meals and I think we all still look back fondly on my poor and rash decision making skills.

I keep reading about this wine purifier that supposedly removes the toxins from wine that give you a hangover? I'm sold but I'm wondering how well it would work on canned wine - my vintage of choice.

I know it's a total summer song but I could still happily listen to Cheap Thrills on re-re-re-repeat for an entire walk/run. And sometimes I still do.

We are hosting Thanksgiving for the first time ever this year and we don't have enough plates for everyone coming to town and we all know I'm a DISASTER in the kitchen but my friend Ruth sent me this ridiculous Brie recipe (sure to pair well with canned wine) and even if it's the only thing that turns out - I'll consider dinner a smashing success.

Never did I ever think I'd do something like this (ever) but I mentioned in my Whole30 post that I've had great success getting rid of my truly terrible Melasma with a new skin regimen. I'll eventually do a whole post on it but I wanted to quickly tell you that I've been so blown away by it (I'm a pessimistic skeptic at heart - I can't help it) that I decided to become a consultant for the line. Don't worry! Do not worry - I won't pester you or add you to Facebook groups or invite you to parties or any of that. Ever. If you're ever interested in hearing more - great! If not - really great! No one is more surprised than I am but - it's that good.

No one will agree with me here but while I really like This Is Us -- I'm not obsessed. Yet. I am three episodes behind so there's still hope for me - worry not.

And now I'm off to pretend that we don't still have loads and loads of Halloween candy (namely Swedish Fish!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) left in the pantry.

Happy Monday, party people.

18 comments:

  1. I'm so into This Is Us right now! I'm not obsessed, either, but I hope I get there. :D

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  2. I'm totally with you on This is Us! I like it but I'm not loving it. I enjoy watching and I intend to keep watching but it doesn't measure up to Parenthood standards for me.

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    1. Totally agree with this!! When people compare it to Parenthood, I get so confused on that.

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  3. Parenthood cannot be replaced - 'tis true. I should have known from the start and not gotten my hopes up for This Is Us!

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  4. I think I might have quit This is Us. I can't quite explain how relieved I am to not be the only person who doesn't love it. There were moments, but otherwise, I just can't. And here I am breaking comment silence over a TV show? Anyway, love your blog and your adorable family. I love reading family stories.

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  5. Um you look amazeballs.

    And my jaw dropped a bit at that brie recipe. Can I come over??

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  6. I quit Parenthood in season 2 or 3...I forget. I realized that it was becoming a chore to watch and I kept putting it off so it was cut. I am rather enjoying This is Us so far!

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  7. I'm an R+F consultant as well! LOVE the products. I'm glad you do too! They seriously are THAT good.

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  8. I'm with you -- I like This Is Us a lot, but not obsessed. Still wanting to watch, though.

    Funny, I looked at your pictures and thought, "Her hair length is cute -- she makes me want to chop it!" and you're talking about chopping your already short (in my mind) hair. I love that length on you!

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  9. Coca-cola Ham in the slow cooker, will solve many anxieties!! Then you can make black bean soup using the juices as a base.

    And yep, you look fantastic--esp neck cape;)

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  10. My family had a Thanksgiving tradition of eating on of our cranberry Cape Cod glassware. My in-laws, who are a much more populous holiday crowd, eat Thanksgiving on Chinet. Ingenious...always enough plates and doing dishes is a snap. :)

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    1. Haha! I won't say that hasn't crossed my mind 👀

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  11. Your hair is gorgeous! I have melasma too and would love to hear more about this from you! It really got bad after my second baby and has never cleared up. Thank you.

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  12. A WINE THING THAT KEEPS HANGOVERS AWAY?!?! Is that a gift from the heavens?

    Also - I totally had a buffet style, chinet, potluck thanksgiving at our house last year - was a smashing success!

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  13. looking beautiful my friend.

    also, cannot get into this is us. at least not as a replacement for parenthood. it's just not there!!

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  14. I felt the exact same way about This is Us - I was like well, okay, meh?! But I was also behind two episodes and now that I've caught up I think I'm more on board. I wasn't impressed with the twins characters when they were so dependent on each other but (without spoiling anything) they've branched out in the most recent episodes which has made it more enjoyable for me.

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  15. Well, you're the one that got me hooked on Paula's choice, so I'll be interested to hear about your new faves!

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