three hundred and ten

I hit 310 miles this morning! It's starting to feel like I'm in the home stretch on this 365 miles in 2013 walking challenge...

I got up early this morning and took a quick walk around the block to see how far it was and how long it would take. Turns out, my block is 0.65 miles long and it takes me about ten minutes to walk around it easily... Maybe I can start knocking a few laps out in the morning before everyone wakes up or at night while Nick gives Scarlett her bath. Those miles could start adding up! 

Here are some pictures from our hike yesterday...

I wish my walks around the neighborhood could be half as gorgeous as the lake... 

love & cupcakes, 


a whole new world...

Scarlett did a little interpretive dance the other day to the end credits of Aladdin - complete with a "prince" to accompany her...

Someday she may let me put clothes on her again.... *sigh*

love & cupcakes, 



Scarlett has been practicing her somersaults lately and it looks like she finally got the hang of it! 

She's still working on it... 

love & cupcakes,



Just trying on some shoes... 

Happy Friday! We have quite a busy weekend ahead of us... Here's what I've been up to lately!

Reading -- I'm still making my way through the James Potter e-book. I've been slacking big time... 

Watching -- I started watching Under the Dome on Amazon and I love it so far! 

Anticipating -- Nick has some nerd duties to fulfill this weekend so we'll be running around in the bay. I can't wait to enjoy some cooler weather! 

Listening To -- I haven't really been listening to much lately... Any suggestions?

Eating -- Lots of rice bowls... They're Nick's new favorite. 

Working On -- Getting some home preschool ideas together for Scarlett. I want to have some "school time" at home each day for her! 
Wishing -- For a vacation! Even just a weekend away... Maybe sometime soon. 

I hope your weekend is amazing! What have you been up to lately??

love & cupcakes,

These posts are inspired by Danielle's weekly "Currently" posts. Check them out!



Scarlett, my mom and I went by Michael's yesterday to get some craft supplies and Scarlett made a beeline for the Halloween stuff. She wanted to try on all the masks and hats and kept dancing around singing "This is Halloween! This is Halloween!" I can't wait for the real thing!

love & cupcakes, 


filling up at fentons!

Last week we took our dear friend Kate out for dinner [sushi!] and dessert [FENTONS!!!]. Nick had never been so it was super fun to see his face when they brought out our sundae... His eyes were HUGE! 
And so was our sundae...


So much deliciousness!! 

We failed spectacularly!

Scarlett had such concentration! And she loved her ice cream. I can't wait to take her back! 

love & cupcakes, 


life in the arcade

Scarlett and I went to the mall last week and we saw that they had re-opened the arcade. Scarlett took off running like she owned the place and proceeded to check out almost every single game they had...

Looks like gaming is in her DNA... 

love & cupcakes, 



There's been a lot of red in my life lately...

Happy Friday! Here's what I'm up to currently...

Reading -- I'm still making my way through the James Potter e-book. It's tough to read on my phone and that's the only way I have the book available to me right now...

Watching -- I'm fully hooked on Gossip Girl again! I'm into season three and I try to squeeze an episode in each day while Scarlett is taking her nap. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. 

Anticipating -- Heading up north to visit with Nick's family this weekend! We haven't been up there in a while... Maybe I can even convince Nick that we need to make a cupcake detour on the way home... 

Listening To -- I'm slowly finding my way back to Pandora. It's been a while since I've spent some serious time listening to all the stations I have on there. 

Eating -- We went to Costco last weekend and I've come to the realization that I just CANNOT have Red Vines in the house. I just can't stop myself from grabbing a few every single time I'm in the kitchen - which is most of the day, by the way. So yum...

Working On -- Getting our master bathroom back in shape. A drawer fell out of the vanity [broken track] and it seems like we've started using it as an excuse to just let things pile up all over the place in there. There are at least two large piles of clothing, tons of bath and beauty products and an insane amount of dust all over the place. I need to do some serious organizing and cleaning. Now, if I could only find some motivation... 

Wishing -- For Halloween to get here! I can feel fall in the air trying to break through! 

I hope you have an amazing weekend! 

love & cupcakes,

These posts are inspired by Danielle's weekly "Currently" posts. Check them out!


it's beginning to look a lot like autumn!

On our hike last week I couldn't help but take about a million photos! The leaves are all starting to change and drop already and it was really starting to feel a bit like autumn! I was so happy...

I can't wait for the weather to get the memo and cool off a bit! It's almost pumpkin season!!!

love & cupcakes,