Hi friends! Popping in before I head to Charlotte for the weekend to celebrate my sister-in-law, brother and their baby boy that will be arriving in December. I’m excited to see the family but sad to leave Big Guy behind. But for a good reason – he’s going to work on getting some things done around the house so that the home reno can start in a matter of weeks. AHHHH. It’s getting so real. That and the fact that his office is currently filled with boxes of baby nursery “stuff.” I promise I’ll give you a pregnancy post next week but I’m trying to not overload you on stuff that’s really not all that exciting – I’m such a boring pregnant person. But I’m totally not complaining about being boring. Back to my favorites from the week and I hope you have the BEST weekend.
Favorite Date Night: Two Ingredient Pumpkin Pasta with Balsamic Sage Brown Butter Sauce. I fall twist on pasta night.
Favorite Round-Up: Leopard Love. I’m telling you, my leopard obsession is REAL. I think my favorite is the clutch (for less!) but I’m still on the hunt for leopard driving shoes.
Favorite Intrigued: 16 Outrageous Ice Cream Toppings. I’m totally on board with bacon + maple syrup but I’m not sure I could do honey mustard pretzels.
Favorite One Pan Meal: Cinnamon Chipotle Pork Chops. I adore cinnamon on pork especially in the fall and these would be fantastic for a quick weeknight dinner.
Favorite To-Do: A Birth Doula Shares Her Hospital Packing List. We’re not ready to pack our bags yet but I think this is a great list that I’ll revisit in a couple of months.
Favorite Bite: Parmesan Puffs. Despite the lack of wine in my life, I still love “appy” hour on Saturday evenings. These remind me of addictive cheese straws. YUM.
Favorite Cliff Notes: How I Got My Baby to Sleep Through the Night. I’ve been following Julia for a few years and I’ve loved her recent baby posts. Her and I share views on sleep and schedules and I think she summarized a lot of what I hope to put into practice with this post, including what I learned in “Happiest Baby On the Block” and “BabyWise.” (And yes, I know that all babies are different and I have no idea what I’m going to get BUT this is my plan.)
Favorite Fall: Brussel Sprout, Pecan and Blue Cheese Pull Apart Pizza. This sounds incredible. I’d probably go light on the blue cheese and add in some goat cheese for a little tang.
Favorite Mocktail: Pomegranate Cider Punch. A little something fancy and festive for the upcoming holidays.