Awesome in October

October passed in a flash. Between both of us being sick and working lots of extra hours, we hardly had time for any fun. Things are growing and getting better, and good things are happening, even amongst all the exhaustion. Let’s check out a few of the awesome things we managed to squeeze in.

Awesomest anxiety attack

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We escaped a hot late October afternoon by taking refuge in the movie theatre. We saw Captain Phillips and it was worth every penny we spent on tickets and popcorn. Tom Hanks was extraordinary, as expected, but so was Barkhad Abdi. I swear I’ve seen him in something else, but his IMDB is clean. The kid was phenomenal. I love that the movie respected my intelligence enough to show both sides of the story. I was also amazed at just how intensely suspenseful it was, even though I knew how it was going to end. Definitely check it out.

Awesomest thing to eat too much of

Photo from Sally's Baking Addiction
Photo from Sally’s Baking Addiction

I first spotted this Cinnamon Swirl Chocolate Chip Bread from Sally’s Baking Addiction on Instagram, and I instantly wanted a piece, followed by about five more. I imagined a tall glass of cold milk waiting for me as I burned my fingers on this lovely bread that was still just a touch too warm. I could almost feel the chocolate melting and the slight crunch from the cinnamon sugar sprinkled on top. The dreamy smell wafting through my house as this bakes up, golden and fluffy and perfect. I cannot wait to try this recipe.

Awesomest thirty seconds in heaven

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I made it to the mall this month and remembered to show them my rewards card for a free piece of chocolate. Have you guys gotten one of these yet? It’s totally free to sign up for their Godiva Rewards Club. Dudes, you get a free piece of chocolate every month! For nothing! I can’t really afford to buy Godiva chocolate, so I don’t take advantage of the other aspects of the rewards club, but I love it when I remember to use my card for that freebie. Especially when I’m all alone, and I don’t have to share. 

Things you thought were awesome

You loved the dreamy indulgence of Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake. I think my boss and our board president might have devoured the last of it out of the pan with two forks. They know what’s up.

You love super fast and super delicious side dishes of the crispy potato variety. Parmesan Fried Gnocchi was the number two post. Ten minutes from opening the package to food in your face. Love!

And finally, the kids went crazy for Pumpkin Scones this month. It’s off the charts because it’s that good. Don’t miss out!

One more night of Halloween shenanigans, then this month is outta here! I can’t wait for November!

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