I haven’t shared any favorites for awhile, and it’s about time I do…to be honest, I’ve been a bit busy the last few months and haven’t had much internet browsing time. The only browsing has been to make some food for dinner that week, and that’s it. I will admit that I’ve been following lots of makeup videos and pages though, so that has stolen some of my time. I can’t help it; I am attracted to pretty things in all forms.
Pardon me while I take a little time off for the holiday weekend…as of now, I plan to have a post about our Maryland visit with Christmas pictures/etc… but otherwise I might save the rest of the posts for…dare I say it? 2017!
It has been WAY too long since I did one of these posts. Almost 3 months! Ouch. I kept thinking I had some on the schedule, but apparently not. I’ve also been trying to keep up with all of the new recipes I’ve been making, but still falling behind on that, too. I just can’t get ahead, and I guess that’s okay. At least I have managed to keep blogging for over 2 years post baby. That makes me proud.
As I type this, it is barely after 10 pm and I am exhausted. The Fudgelet has not slept well ALL WEEK. Naps have been so-so, so I have been trying to get some naps in when he sleeps, but it’s still not enough. It’s all of the bad stuff…he has gone to bed late, woken up a lot, and gets up early (bad for naps, and not enough total sleep for either of us). Ugh ugh. I hope we are moving on from this phase soon. Usually he gives me at least one decent night a week, but not a one. Maybe he is gearing up with a couple weeks of bad sleep followed by AMAZING sleep forever and ever and ever? A mom can dream. Anyway…excuse any sleep-deprived nonsense. Thanks for stopping by, as always 🙂
I recently got a new phone. And it’s not just any new phone. I actually switched operating systems with this phone switch, which is a big deal. If I had my wish, my old phone would join forces with my new phone and have all of the parts I like in both. Unfortunately, that isn’t happening. In the meantime, I am trying to enjoy some of the perks that come from the new phone, including a much better camera (great for when I want to take a picture of something I’ve made and want to be able to share it on social media, but also on the blog later), and the ability to do some spring cleaning.
Whenever I move, I always go through a period of clearing out a bunch of stuff. Whether it’s old clothes, papers I don’t need anymore, or other random items that I have kept for way too long, I find that a move helps motivate me to pare down. With this phone move, I have finally started deleting some old emails that I don’t need. My old phone didn’t let me do this easily. Yes, I could do it on my laptop, but do I want to spend my limited laptop time deleting old emails that aren’t really hurting anything? Nope! But, if I’m nursing, waiting around, etc., I can take a few minutes to delete some emails easily on my phone.
As I’ve been sorting through the emails, I have found my emails of links I want to save for myself, and share here. It’s crazy, but the list of links has gotten way too long. I clearly need more Friday Favorites posts! I’m going to try to do more of them going forward.
So, here we are…
The Fudgelet has been really into building with his blocks, but also loves playing with his Daddy’s set of blocks (K is a big Lego fan). His favorites are “IrwonMan” (as he says it) and some other Avenger sets that K has. When he doesn’t have those, though, he will build towers with me and his own stash of blocks.
- Let’s start with something sweet. These bars have candy and combine brownies and cookie dough into one sweet treat. At the same time, I could finish the sweetened condensed milk can with this recipe for fudgy chocolate chip bars.
- I like that this recipe is fried, but it doesn’t seem like the really messy type of frying that includes a whole vat of oil. And, we are a fan of Mexican/Tex-Mex food.
- I have a recipe for no-bake granola bars I enjoy, but they aren’t the easiest to eat. I am thinking that this similar recipe that requires baking (and a technique for getting the bars to hold together better) would be fun to try.
- Sweetapolita has some gorgeous cakes. This one is more simple compared to what she normally has, but still impressive. It also sounds delicious!
- I actually made these cookies but never got around to blogging them. They were delicious!
Today I am bringing some Fall recipes, desserts, side dishes, and main courses. Some great variety to make you hungry. I was fine before I started writing this, but now am hungry. So, I will make this short so that I can get a snack. 😉 I hope you had a great Thanksgiving, if you celebrate, and aren’t super nuts with your Black Friday shopping (I never got into that, but I’m not a huge shopper anyway).
I have gotten a bit behind lately. Behind with the blog. Behind with emails. Behind with social media. Behind with sleep….but, I have stayed current with many things I struggled with before…meal planning, a routine for me and the Fudgelet, chores (mostly), shopping (groceries and other necessities), following the news (hard when you don’t really watch tv). So, all in all, I feel ahead even if part of me always feels behind. I guess that’s how life works. Right now, I am writing this as I sit next to the Fudgelet eating lunch. He loves to throw his food everywhere and eat sooooo slowly. If I ignore him a bit, I find he eats better. Weird, but I am using it as a way of getting another blog post in, so yay!