Hello Monday

Hi Friends!  Hope you had a wonderful weekend.  Here are the things I am saying hello to on this lovely Monday…

Hello Walking Dead!

Did you watch last night??!  It’s the last of my favorite fall shows to premiere, and I was pumped to sit down (after everyone, including Scott, went to bed) and watch.  When I watched the very first show, years ago, I wasn’t sure I could even make it through, I was so scared!  But the zombies hardly faze me anymore.  So The Walking Dead is the last show to complete my fall tv repertoire which also includes The Affair and Homeland, Nashville, The Mindy Project, Chicago Fire and PD, Law and Order SVU,  Scandal, How to Get Away with Murder, Grey’s, and I think that’s it??  Oh, and I started watching Quantico, a new show, and I like it pretty well too.  Hope I can keep up with everything, haha!

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Hello Yummy Fall Meals

With MORE rain over the weekend, we had serious cravings for some hearty fall comfort food.  I made an incredible Bacon and Mushroom Chicken Pot Pie Friday night (pictured above and detailed tomorrow!), lots of tailgating yummies on Saturday as we were watching all the football games, and some Chicken Stew last night.  I am loving all these recipes I’m seeing on Pinterest for roasted veggies, soups and stews and casseroles, and can’t wait to make some warm and satisfying dinners!  French Onion Soup, Tex Mex casserole, and some spaghetti are on the menu plan for this week, but I need to add a few more before I hit the grocery store today.

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Hello More #FallHandmadeCloset!

I cut up some plaid flannel on Saturday night and started making a few more shirts for my fall handmade wardrobe!  I finished one last night, The Cabin Dress by Blueprints for Sewing, and can’t wait to share it!  This challenge has been so much fun, and I have certainly added to my handmade garment collection, as well as added a few new techniques to my skill set.  Now just to psych myself up to make some JEANS!

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Hello Insight into the Future

Saturday morning was Brantley’s Homecoming festivities for her last football game (though it was rained out :().  All I could think, as her cute little football player escorted her through the gym, was that I can see this exact same thing happening ten years from now!  These exact same pictures, in the not so far off future.  I wish I could’ve gotten pictures of her from the front (my coaching duties were calling), but I Know she was all smiles!  And is officially growing up too fast.

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Hello Fall Arts and Crafts

Over the weekend the kids and I did our first fall craft of the season!  I bought a box kit of Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats with the food coloring, frosting and molds all included.  I mixed the treats, and the kids used the molds to make them into pumpkins and then decorate them.  They had so much fun!

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Just so you know…that’s black icing on Brantley’s teeth, her teeth don’t actually look like that, haha!

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I found the kit at Wal Mart for about $7, and it had all the ingredients (except the 2 tablespoons of butter you need), and it made 6 treats.  Which was just perfect for us, and is better that a whole pan full if you, perhaps, end up eating the whole pan once each child has had one…not that I know anything about that… 🙂

Then I went to the bathroom for about 2.5 seconds, and come back to Ben and Gracie sucking down every last bot of frosting that we had…

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Because what fun is a clean and neat craft?!

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What are you saying hello to today?  Hope you have a great start to your week!

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  • Suzanne Bruce

    The Affair is sooooooo good so far… last week with Helen and her wiiiiildly skewed version of what happened and her victim mentality… LOVED IT!!! Cole and Allison last night wasn’ t as easily interpreted… I think the truth is somewhere in the middle of cole and Allison… The best was when Helen put Noah in the leather jacket like hes too cool for the room and then had the mediator and Noah on one side against her… ugghg… can you tell I’m a tad obsessed with this show?

    • Amanda

      I love The Affair too! And so interesting how different people can interpret it!! For instance, in Helen’s version, I see Noah as being a bully instead of Helen playing the victim! I love how the show is organized, and though I did like seeing Helen’s point of view, I want to see more of Allison and Noah’s story! Can’t wait to see how this seasno plays out!

      • Suzanne Bruce

        Me too!!! I can’t wait to see when they have he baby!! The part when Helen went to the ballet lesson and the women were talking about her… That HAD to be all in her head