November 9, 2015

Something TO

Morning, friends! I hope you had a great weekend. Mine was spent in sunny Orlando for the last kickball tournament 2015. As you read this, we are getting ready to make our way back home and then I'll jump online for work. I'll be sure to recap all the sun, kickball, BLATE [!!!] and fun for you later in the week. For now, enjoy my teaser picture and TO DO post.

::Something to Read:: 
In an attempt to better myself, I'm trying to read more Non-Fiction and learney [see, can't spell] books. I came across this article highlighting 10 Mind Expanding books everyone should read. Even though it was published much earlier in the year I thought it was worth sharing with y'all. There were only a few I had heard of, but the summaries of the others have me intrigued. Bookies [not the money kind] have you read any of the books suggested? Have any thoughts to share with the group? Anyone want to attempt a book club with one of them? #amitheonlyoneinterestedinthisidea

::Something to Listen To:: 
I do not like working in silence. I try to have music or a television show in the back ground at work. When I really need to concentrate I head straight to YouTube and pull up various spa/meditative playlist. Recently I came across this INCREDIBLE Disney piano compilation and have been in love ever since. If you're a Disney nut like me you need to check this out ASAP! 

::Something to Bake::  
Now that my self imposed Whole27 is complete I am super excited to start baking delicious goodies. Normally I don't eat many of my creations, but I do find it imperative to taste so no baking while eating Whole30. I LOVE Sally's Baking Addiction, she has incredible recipes and such a fun zest of life. I've used her recipes before and am REALLY excited to try the ones below. Don't worry, I'll share them with y'all, virtually of course! #gimmeallthesweets #ilovetobake
S'more Chocolate Chip cookies {source}
Cinnamon Bun Caramel Corn {source}
Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Mini Cheesecake {source}

::Something to Do::  
Volunteer with an organization before the holidays hit. I get it, life is busy and things can get crazy, but taking time to volunteer is such an incredible high. Many places are filled to capacity during the holiday surge and are desperate for extra help throughout the rest of the year. My sisters and I assist our church's Hypothermia project every year [since 2010] and I'm hoping to get to a soup kitchen or food pantry too. If you don't have the time send a small donation. Money is tight year round and any extra gifts will be extremely appreciated  by any organization.
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::Something to Watch::  
I grew up in a Peanuts household and so did Le Husband so we've enjoyed continue our tradition of watching the holiday classics. Charlie Brown is one of my favorite cartoons and we actually now collect Tom Everhart paintings because he is the only artist with rights to recreate Charles Shultz characters. Do yourself a favor and make sure you sit down and watch this movie with loved ones, it is super cute and a great addition to the Thanksgiving tradition.

32 comments:

BLovedBoston said...

Can't wait to hear more about your blate girl!!! Safe travels! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders said...

From reading the other girls posts this morning it sounds like y'all had the best time on your blates! I can't wait to hear more about your weekend in Orlando! I love the Disney piano music compilation! So pretty! Plus I'm obsessed with everything Disney anyways!

kerri @ cheshire kat said...

friday was so fun! so glad we got to meet up :) this is a great list! i love all charlie brown movies - and this one is def in my collection. and good highlight on volunteering! so important. save travels!

xoxo cheshire kat

Katie @ Champagne and Suitcases said...

The smores cookies and the cheesecake cookie look amazing! I'm not sure I would have the patience to make them, but maybe, can't wait to hear about the BLATE!

Not A Mom said...

I absolutely love this list! I can't wait to hear about your weekend! I am in the same boat with needing sound to do anything, I literally can't do silence. Excited to read that book article! happy monday, boo!
Linds @ Not A Mom

Pamela {Sequins and Sea Breezes} said...

Aw so glad I got to meet you on Friday and that I didn't take the train... that would have been a mess! That popcorn looks amazing OMGGGG! Safe travels today girl! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

mariafelicia magno said...

mmm delicious pics

Illegally Blonde said...

Cannot wait to hear about your blate and how the tourney went... I could not tell from FB.... love ya

Elle Sees said...

so fun with blates!!! thoe recipes look so dang yummy. i love peanuts' characters as well--charlie brown, my dog is evidence of that. i hold a special place in my heart for the christmas special. i play the soundtrack on repeat. i need to get out my t.giving dvd to watch!

Veronica-VeroSays! said...

I want to volunteer so much! You're right we are all busy, we can make some time this holiday season and throughout the year to volunteer! I'm thinking if love to volunteer at a nursing home! Did you say kickball tournament? Sounds amazing! Happy Monday!

Nikki @ makeupHER said...

Can't wait to watch A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving!! Can't wait to hear all about your trip to sunny Florida, the blate, and the tournament! Here's to getting everything on your to-do list checked off!

Courtney B said...

So jealous of your blare! Would love to meet Pamela! Plus the obvious question... When will it be our turn to meet?! ;)
Definitely going to listen to the Disney music with Mia today!! Because guess where we are going this month.... Can't wait for her to experience the magic :)

Marie said...

Looking forward to hearing how Blate was!! Yay for blogger meet ups, always fun! I totally want to see the new Peanuts movie, it looks so cute. Who doesn't love Charlie Brown?

Kait said...

Sally's Baking Addiction is my absolute go-to for all baking things! I love that site!

Brianne said...

I grew up in a Peanuts household as well. I can't wait to hear all about your weekend. Safe travels!

Nadine Lynn said...

Give me those cookies and popcorn, yum!!! I love Peanuts :) What a fun blate that you guys had! I love seeingb bloggers meet up as part of their travel plans.

Kendra Petrellese said...

I am a Disney FREAK! I'm going to fooooor sure check that out-thanks so much! Hope you had a great weekend!

Jessi @ Jessi's Design said...

Oh my gosh give me allll of those things to bake!!!

Trista @ The Classy Chaos said...

I love piano music. I will have to try that! I can't deal with silence at the office either. I've got to have something going! Happy Monday!

Katie Elizabeth said...

Eeek can't wait to hear about your blate!! So glad you had a great weekend! And those s'mores cookies?!? Yes, please!

Monica L said...

Thats a great to-do list! This book isnt on the list but I think its an amazing read for everyone: "Living with Intent" by Deepak Chopra

also, try listening to Lindsey Sterling! I love her for instrumental yet fun music!

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

Still so sad that I had to miss the big blate, but glad you girls had a fabulous time at one of our favorite wine and martini spots! Have a safe trip home, and YES to all things Charlie Brown <3

Green Fashionista

Erin LFF said...

Oh my gosh!! SAVING that Disney compilation right NOW. You know that's up my alley for sure! :) Can't wait to hear about all the fun you had!

Amanda - Voyage of the MeeMee said...

I'm the same way when it comes to having background noise. I just can't focus without music/TV going. I don't get it. lol

Kristen @ See You In A Porridge said...

blate!!! so fun.
Bookies [not the money kind] - i laughed so hard. hilarious girl.
that compilation! STOP. awesome!!!
all of those baked goodies look amazing, sometimes i'm quite glad i can't bake otherwise i'd be 100 bazillion pounds lol

Trac~ said...

Ohhhh..... I LOVE those s'more cookies and can't WAIT to try them! LOL And I too am a HUGE fan of Charlie Brown/Peanuts. That is actually my CHRISTmas cards and stamps this year too! :) Thanks for sharing, and have a great day! :)

Morgan Prince said...

I'm so jealous! I miss Orlando so much, we left in August to come back home and we won't be going back for a few years. :(
I do love the Disney music on piano it's lovely. Great post hun. xx

Emily said...

Safe travels back home! It was so fun meeting you in person. Can't wait to hear about the rest of your trip and the tournaments.

Jen said...

I absolutely love volunteering, there is nothing like giving back to others.

Jessica said...

I can't wait to hear more about your blate either, sweet girl. And those desserts too:)

Laura Marie Keenan said...

I love all the Charlie Brown holiday specials too! I think Conor may even take Liam to the new movie this holiday season!

Foxy's Domestic Side said...

So much to say but yay for weekend get aways and blates! Can't wait to hear about it. And those desserts, yum!