It’s October! And I am so glad. September was a rough month for me. Levi had a hard time adjusting to kindergarten (which is going great now) and I had a cold that made me miserable because colds and pregnancy are a bad combination! But everything is pretty great now and I can’t tell you how much I love October! It’s my favorite month of the year.
I love the fall! The changing leaves, rain and pumpkin and apple smells make me so happy. (I am loving Wood Wick Candles!) Plus it’s my birthday this month! (The 16th) Can you believe I’ll be turning 30? I can’t!
The Most Popular Recipe in September was…
I love when you guys love recipes I create! These Snickerdoodle Cupcakes are seriously one of the best cupcakes I’ve ever had! Plus so pretty and fallish.
My Favorite Recipes in September were…
Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies- Baby Anouncement Cookies!
I was so excited to let you guys in on my big news! We are just thrilled to be having another baby and these cookies are SO GOOD! Plus I’m pretty proud of myself creating this baby announcement cookie idea.
Gender Reveal Chocolate Covered Oreos
Did you catch my second fun announcement? We have 2 boys and can’t believe we will be having a girl. We are all so excited! This was another fun idea I created. I think it turned out so great and so dang delicious!
Fun Blog News:
I have an awesome giveaway right now you don’t want to miss! Enter by October 6th- Stampin’ Up! Treat Bag Set Giveaway. And I will be doing another fun Stampin’ Up! giveaway soon! Stay tuned! (Halloween themed!)
A few fun features-
My Snickerdoodle Cupcakes were features on I Heart Nap Time- 25 Fall Food Recipes
My Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles were featured on Tatertots & Jello- 22 DIY Pumpkin Ideas! & Lil’ Luna- Halloween Treats
A few of my favorite appetizers were featured on Mom’s Test Kitchen- More than 70 Tailgating Recipes perfect for Game Day!
Becky’s Bites of Life:
My boys love when I bake, especially if it involves letting them lick the beaters! (This is when I made the Snickerdoodle Cupcakes) I am baking WAY less lately because I hardly eat sugar anymore, believe it or not. I am trying to be healthier, especially for my pregnancy plus it makes me feel junky if I have too much!
The boys love our walks to school and back each day. The first couple weeks they were way into finding the “Ninja Turtle Places.” They are too cute!
My awesome neighbor gave me this little bike for Asher. This picture melts my heart!
Levi was having a hard time adjusting to kindergarten. It was making him tired and whiny and it was miserable. I came up with this reward chart. He LOVES cheeseburgers and it’s totally worked! And so far this week he has gotten a sticker every time. He gets a sticker for being happy in the morning, getting dressed quickly, eating breakfast and walking to school without complaining. As well as doing his homework after school (he can eat lunch first if he wants but he usually chooses to do homework first.) And the last sticker of the day is for eating a good dinner. In the last couple of weeks I have been amazed at his progress. WAY less complaining and I have my happy sweet boy back. I can’t tell you how happy this makes me!!
We went to an early screening of a new movie, Meet The Mormons. It was wonderful and so inspiring! I am a “Mormon” (member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints) and am so grateful for the happiness it brings to my life! The movie will be in theaters on October 10th around the nation. And it’s not just for Mormons! It’s a movie about 6 different people and how they overcome challenges and live their faith. It’s very inspiring! My favorite part is a song in it by David Archuletta (he’s my favorite!) called Glorious. It is one of the most beautiful and uplifting songs. I am loving it! You can listen to it here.
I hope you all have a wonderful October! What things are you looking most forward to this month?
Stay tuned for more fun and delicious recipes! I have some awesome fall recipes coming your way!
Britney @ The Princess & Her Cowboys says
You have some awesome recipes! Congrats on having another baby! That’s so exciting!
Thanks so much Britney! We are very excited! 🙂
Kim @ 2justByou says
I seriously can’t believe that it’s October already. Just three more months left in the year, and I am SO not ready for the holidays to be here yet!
Those snickerdoodle cupcakes are awesome!!!
Thanks! I love this time of year. 🙂 October-December is my favorite. (Except for how cold it gets.)
Can we slow time down? I’m not ready for October. Congrats on being featured. You Tumbprint cookies look wonderful.
My parents are coming to visit this week. I can’t wait! We’re also going to see Meet the Mormons since it will be screening here in South Dakota (a miracle!). I’m glad that your son is adjusting to kindergarten. My daughter’s in 1st grade, but this is her first year of all-day school, and she’s definitely whiny afterward. I finally understand what “the witching hour” is all about! Haha
I hope you have fun with your parents! And I know what you mean about the witching hour! lol Hope she gets more adjusted soon. It’s hard!