I don’t know if I have mentioned it before or if you have any idea about this but I thought I would tell you anyway, I really love being a mom especially when I get to do cool things like match my 3 month old.  Hopefully she doesn’t have size 20 feet like me when she grows up.

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I had the best surprise in the whole world waiting for me when I got to the park to meet up with some friends and their kiddos… a girl brought us all OREO SHAKES.  It was just sitting there on the bench waiting for me to ingest it in a beautiful park with friends and 72 degree weather.  

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After hanging out at the park for a little while Brooke and I went home and the rest of the afternoon was a blur until Billy got home and we went over to our friend’s house (the cutest girl in the picture above) for dinner.  Okay, that chicken/mushroom/artichoke on brown rice was incredible.  

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Afterwards we had an intense game of Ticket to Ride and I lost by at least 70 points.  I NEVER EVER lose when I play Monopoly, Connect 4 or Pictionary but I do occasionally lose when I play other games.   It also wasn’t very fair because Billy had Brooke on his team. 

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Brooke learned how to sit up at just 3 months old.  She will do anything for dessert.

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I was in charge of dessert and so I spent hours contemplating and brainstorming the perfect dish to bring.  Say hello to a layer of brownies, topped with a layer of pudding, followed by a layer of whipped cream and topped with Oreos.  Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better you repeat the whole process again.  

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Do you have any Toms?  What colors?

Favorite board game?  Favorite card game?  

Favorite milkshake flavor?

When was the last time you had chicken?

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How cute are babies/little kids shoes?!?! I can’t help but AWW every time I see them in stores!
Brooke is seriously eyeing up that dessert (which looks TOO good for me this morning!!)

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that dessert looks AMAZING!

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I just had chicken for lunch- with feta & caramelised onions..yummy!

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My Husband and I love playing Monopoly and Mexican Train :)

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Is Ticket to Ride the game with the trains? I think my brother and his fiance put that on their wedding registry. lol

I have four pairs of Toms. I love them so much. I have red, grey, and giraffe print in the reg style and then red wedges.

I can’t remember the last time I had chicken. It was probably over 14 years ago. I’ve been a vegetarian for a while.

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You truly make motherhood look so rewarding. :)

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Oreo is my favorite milshake flavor so I was already drooling over that when BAM, you hit me with that amazing looking dessert. So not nice.

Love the pic of Brooke eyeballing the dessert. So cute!

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Pretty please may I have that chicken recipe? :-D

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Let me ask her:)

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I am putting the recipe in my afternoon post today!

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You are the best! Thank you!

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Yay!!!!

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I love strawberry milkshakes, my absolut fave board game is taboo and I have pink sparkly toms haha!

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I die! Brooke’s expressions are too cute for words.

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Brooke’s face is beautiful :)

Do you have any Toms? What colors?
I have red pair and a navy blue pair!!

Favorite board game? Favorite card game?
Game of Life!! I dont usually play card games, but when I do my favorite is Uno.

Favorite milkshake flavor?
Strawberry, Orange or Bananas

When was the last time you had chicken?
For dinner last night!!! My mom made chicken strips with sauce and rice!

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the game of life IS amazing :)

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That picture of Brooke with the Oreo dessert has me cracking up!!!

I am getting G the glitter Toms!!!! G and B can match:)

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I love the matching Toms! I think I’ll totally try to match outfits with my kid sometimes!
Sadly, I only have one pair of Toms. Have you tried Sanuks? They’re super comfy, but they don’t donate a pair when you buy them.

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What if… you added ANOTHER layer of whipped cream/pudding/oreos?!? Hahaha insanity. And I LOVE the picture of your shoe and Brooke’s! too cute!

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So my 2 year old daughter’s latest pair of shoes are little pink sauconys. They make the exact same pair for grown ups, so I had to buy them. You are not alone

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O yummy! That dessert looks amazing!

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I do not own a single pair of Toms! My sisters love them but I cannot get into them… My sister says that’s because I haven’t tried them on!

The best milkshake is clearly vanilla :) Though that one looks awfully good too! Haha now I want one :)

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My favorite card game growing up was Mille Bourne, It was so much fun! Havne’t played it for years, but would love to especially over Thanksgiving because my family is super competitive, so that makes the games intense and fun. :)

I’m a plain old chocolate milkshake girl. All those fancy flavors end up disappointing me because I really just wanted chocolate anyway.

I had chicken last night. I made baked chicken wings in what I thought would be a spicy hot wing sauce, turns out it was a little bit sweeter than I hoped for (you make it with coke and frank’s hot sauce and some other stuff) I know now to use less coke and more hot sauce. But it wasn’t bad at all for my very first attempt at wings.

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That sounds like an amazingly awesome day (and that picture of Brooke in front of the oreo dessert is to die for). I love oreo milkshakes, too…oreo anything actually, so I’ll be making that dessert stat :)

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No to the shoes. Not even sure I know what they are.
Board games are fun. We have Monopoly for the Wii. And I always loved Gin and Hearts for card games.
Chicken is actually on the menu for today.
MIlkshake is anything with chocolate and pb.
The Kidless Kronicles

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Ahh I just love that pic of Brooke may be one of my new faves!! I have a plain black pair of toms but am probably in need of a new pair since they are pretty worn out!!

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I don’t have any Toms (yet!) I have some on my Christmas list though :) We had chicken pot pie for supper last night. And our favorite board game is Settlers of Catan.

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My favorite milkshake is a simple chocolate, but I do love oreo shakes, as well! I had chicken last night for dinner. It happens a lot. ;)

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I love board games and card games. They seem like such ‘old-fashioned’ things but I would choose a game over tv/movies/videogames/computer any day!

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Those baby Toms *almost* made my uterus do a little flip. Well played!

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Can’t answer questions, just want some of your dessert….

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Awwww!!! How cute are her little shoes!?!? Why is it that ALL baby clothes are just so stinking cute????

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Yummmm to that dessert! I love anything in trifle form. I once hosted a Pampered Chef party just to get the trifle bowl. Super cool…right?!

Brooke is the cutest. I want to squeeze her little cheeks! And the matching Toms are the cutest thing ever. Brooke’s are so tiny…love it!

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Yummy dessert! I’m all about the chocolate milkshakes. I don’t have any Toms, but they’ve just come out with a new pair that says “Vote” all over them. I definitely want those!

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Those oreo shakes are AMAZING. People always make fun of me because I tend to get straight-up vanilla or chocolate milkshakes most of the time. I can’t help that the classics are so good!

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Your day was very Oreo-themed. I’m thinking that a theme day like this might just be necessary in my (fingers crossed for sooner rather than later) future!! Love it!
My favourite card game is cribbage. I play with my Dad, and we’re so evenly matched it’s ridiculous. We’re probably pretty close to 50/50 all-time. I love that he never let me win, not even when I was little.

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That milkshake looks wonderful! I love chocolate milkshakes and it’s been way to long since I’ve had one. Brooke looks like a little doll waiting for her dessert!

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Do you have any Toms? What colors?
I don’t, but want some!

Favorite board game? Favorite card game?
Board game: clue. Card game: Apples to Apples (does that even count? it’s cards!)

Favorite milkshake flavor?
chocolate malt.

When was the last time you had chicken?
we had chicken and noodles last night. YUM.

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Those baby Toms KILL me! So stinkin’ cute! Our little one will definitely be having a pair or two or three of those. ;) I love Toms… I have a couple pair. So darn comfy!
I love, love, love games! It’s hard to pick just one… I don’t know what Taboo would be considered, but it’s one of my favorites. I also love Clue and Life!
And Oreo or cookie dough are in the running for my top favorite shakes. Yummm.

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I hate board games because I alway lose. Except Trivial Pursuit because I always win. So we always play TP!!!!

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The baby Toms- awesome. I like to match my boys too. We’ll see how long they let me. Um, your huge bowl of pudding oreo dessert? Magnificent. My feet have never come close to Toms. I think it’s time, yes? :) I so wish you lived closer to me. Just saying.

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I love the picture of Brooke sitting in front of the oreo/brownie dessert! She is a little doll baby!!

I have one pair of Tom’s that I have only worn a couple times. I bought the sparkly silver ones and apparently they are not as comfy as the canvas ones because they don’t stretch as much. It is a bummer that I spent $50 on something I never wear.

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Impossible to pick a favorite milkshake flavor – they I would have to say Oreo is up there. Along with Chick fil A’s peppermint shake around the holidays. Mmmmm. You know you have a friend for life when they bring you a shake!

I don’t own any Toms :( My mom has 10 pais. TEN PAIRS! I wish we wore the same size so I could steal hers. I have been wanting the crochet ones. But I seriously never buy shoes. Just running shoes. My feet need better style for sure!

I think I like Phase 10 best. Probably because I always win :)

I make a similar trifle – I add strawberries or raspberries to it as well. Delicous.

I had chicken yesterday at lunch. A recipe from OurBestBites for taco chicken on top of mixed greens with apple salsa (also from OBB) for my dressing. So good!

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Can I just say that I want your life? A) matching toms? I love it!!! B) Oreo milkshakes are one of my top 12 desserts (the list is at least 138 things long) and C) chocolate trifle for dessert?! It literally is impossible to get any better than that!!

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I have black sparkly BOBs, b/c I’m cheap. And they were also on clearance.

The hubs and I play Phase 10 whenever possible and one of us always wins. Our friends hate it. Mwahahahahah.

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I seriously die of cuteness overload every time I see tiny Tom’s. I have a few pairs, and as much as I love them, they’re just not the same as the mini ones. But enough shoe talk – that dessert…. holy.wow :shock: I think it’s safe to say that if that’s not the perfect dessert, it’s pretty darn close…

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I was desperate for flats when I visited my mom in MT and popped into a store that advertised BOBS! Same concept, they look exactly the same but they are made by Sketchers. You just have to admit you have…BOBS. LOL My friends think it’s hilarious. But they are darling and soooo comfortable.

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I love Oreo shakes! Really any kind of chocolate shake. The brownie dessert looks amazing. You really have me craving chocolate now. I don’t have any Tom’s but have been wanting a pair for a while. Maybe ill treat myself to a late bday present ;)

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I love Brooke’s little tongue! She is so adorable!

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OMG those baby Toms – so cute – I die!!! I’ve got a pair of Toms in grey – too cold for them now though! I think my favorite boardgame might be checkers!! I’m a champ! Last time I ate chicken was yesterday – a rotisserie chicken, my fav!

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I love Toms, they’re so comfortable! Not going to lie, I own 3 pairs. :)

My favorite card game is euchre, but most people have never heard of it. I think it’s either a mid-west or northeast thing.

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I love me some Toms and I’ve acquired quite the collection of eight. Red, gray w/mustaches, green, light blue, sparkly cream, sparkly silver, sparkly black, and houndstooth. I have a problem…

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Omg that pic of you and Brooke with your shoes is the cutest thing ever! I want to buy my little girl a pair of runners to match mine :)

I’ve never been into Toms. If I’m not in runners or flip flops it’s always heels.

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An Oreo dessert filled day… amazing!!

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Hi Janae,

Do you know how your friend made that chicken, artichoke, mushroom dinner?? It looks AMAZING!! Plus, I need a dinner idea for tonight.. lol.

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I will ask her for the recipe right now!!!

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I am posting the recipe in my afternoon post today!

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I HAD toms, till I went home to visit and my mom put them on and said ‘ I love these slippers!’ haha. I just let her keep them.

Ticket to Ride is awesome! have you ever played Jungle Speed? that’s our newest one.. but I still prefer Scrabble.

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Favorite card game= Nerts. Hands down!! We used to bring decks of cards to study groups and have a “nerts” break every so often. As many players as you want and it is about speed and hand-eye coord. Love it.

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Matching baby clothes are so cute!!
That rice dish looks delicious, what kind of sauce was it?

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I can’t get over the picture with the matching TOMS!!! Can Brooke be any cuter?!

I have no idea what Ticket to Ride is. So, you would beat me. But I challenge you to monopoly! We play it every year at Christmas as a family. It gets competitive!

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I do have Toms- they are gray but I’d love to get some Iowa Hawkeye ones or these (http://www.toms.com/womens/natural-crochet-women-s-classics)

Favorite game would be Scatagories hands down!

Milkshake flavor is straight up chocolate.

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Ok the picture of Brooke in front of the dessert night be the cutest yet!

That dessert is really smart, like a richer denser(which is a very good thing) of my favorite dessert, dirt and worms!

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I think you NEED to share that chicken recipe. I would earn 100 wife points.

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HEY GORGEOUS GIRL!!! I am putting the recipe in my afternoon post today!

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Awww the cute baby Toms!

That pic of Brooke in front of the dessert :priceless

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I have a pair of black Toms, but I never wear them (or any flats other than my tall boots). I told one of my cheerleaders she could have them. :)

I love Cranium, Scattergories, spoons, and most other games. I love playing Texas Hold ‘Em (and most types of poker) and Canasta. Slap Jack is always fun too!

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No Toms for me. I don’t buy a lot of shoes (crazy, I know). I love to play board games, but right now playing Candy Land with my son tops the list. There is just something cool about playing a board game with your kiddos when they are finally old enough to do so. Favorite card game is Hand and Foot. Lots of cards, but lots of good times. I’m a chocolate milk shake girl, but sometimes you can’t resist a good vanilla one as well! I made chicken speidini Tuesday night, good stuff.

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Umm that dessert looks amazing. I need it now!
I have black sparkly Toms. They are super comfy! And I LOVE when little kids have them! So cute! Brooke is such a fashionista!

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Ugh I cannot get enough toms I have red, 2 pairs of greenish gray, navy, red and white striped and an aztek-ish print? I want every pair in the universe, so comfy!

Unfortunately I don’t like milkshakes, or really even ice cream, I know I know..but the weird thing is that I LOVE fro-yo, probably because I only get a tiny bit of yogurt and put every single topping on top so I can have it all!

I haven’t had chicken in a week!

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All of the shakes from Jack in the Box are OMG so delicous. I don’t care for anything else they serve but their shakes….droool.

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I Love Toms!! I’m getting a new pair soon…I just can’t decide of I want the regular gray ones or the sparkly gray…decisions decisions!

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I am DYING over those baby Toms. SO CUTE!!

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I love my toms. I have two pairs, a claret (red) pair that I wear to all the REAL Salt Lake home games and a Navy blue pair that have !Geometry! all over them. {Math is my most fav thing in all the world so I had to buy them}. But I won’t buy Toms for my kids. No way I’m spending $40 on shoes they will outgrow in 4 months. I did tell my daughter (11) that I would pay for half of them if she came up with the other half. She didn’t think that was a very good deal.

We love to play game too and play ticket to ride Europe all the time, it has all the names in a different language so it’s a challenge for me. My kids beat me all the time. But I never win anything because I’ve never liked confrontation and would rather see someone else win anyway.

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Yes, please share the chicken recipe from last night!!

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Hey Mel! I am going to put the chicken recipe in my post this afternoon! ENJOY:)

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That dessert looks amazing! I think I will make that for Turkey Day

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Strawberry Oreo. Nothing else.

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1. No. But if I did they would be the exact color as yours. I heart pink.

2. Scattergories. Bc I’m pretty good with words and it makes me feel smart and holier-than-thou when I win. [Insert evil laugh.]

3. Chocolate. Period.

4. Now. I’m eating the grilled chicken breast strips in my pasta salad as I type on my phone while sitting in the conference room at work. On my lunch break. In case you were wondering.

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Brooke’s expression looking at the cards is priceless!! And also has she started
blowing raspberries at 3 months old? So cute.

I reckon that she should have her own blog soon. HungryRunnerBaby.com ??

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Baby Toms are the CUTEST. I have a pair in turquoise and black, they are my favorite shoes ever, so comfy!
I love all trivia games because I have a freakish memory for useless knowledge, I probably couldn’t tell you what I ate for dinner last night, but I do know that the crescent shaped white-ish area at the base of your fingernail is called a lunula.
I haven’t eaten chicken in 7 years! Okay, I’m a vegetarian.

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How cute is Brooke, I just love watching her grow through your blog!

Ticket to Ride is my absolute favorite game. I am so going to challenge my hubby to a game tonight! Thanks for reminding me.

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I just have one Tom. He’s my boyfriend. He’s white. ;)

I love Scattergories!!

My favorite milkshake flavor would be either Cookies & Cream or Mint Oreo (kinda the same thing, huh?). Blizzards are another story.

I had chicken on my salad with lunch. It was overcooked, but the rest of the salad (roasted beets, squash, etc.) was soooo tasty!

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My first pair of Toms are actually in the mail on the way to me as I type! Can’t wait!

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I love the little shoes

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That dessert looks so good! Yes, I’ve got SEVERAL pairs of Toms. I actually have the same ones you’re wearing in the picture, I have gray ones, a pair of light pink and navy ones, black and white plaid ones with pink writing on it and… that might be it. Oh! And a pair of Navy corduroy ones!

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Trifle!!! That is the absolutely BEST dessert I have ever, ever had! My boyfriend’s family introduced me to this loveliness and it has become the highlight of my holidays and their family dinners.

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I don’t currently have any Toms, but I really want a pair. I am also thinking about getting a sparkly white pair to wear at my wedding next summer. They would be so comfy!

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favorite picture ever – the toms pic. baby shoes are soooo dang cute.

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I have one pair of Toms. I like them but I bought them a size too big, they stretch so now they are more like flip flop Toms. We LOVE Wits and Wagers at our house. We take them game everywhere and force all of our friends to play it. Check it out, it is the best game EVER!

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Janae- do you have a recipe for the chicken, artichoke, and mushroom dish? It sounds delicious!! :)

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Hey Whitney!! I am going to put it in my afternoon post today! Check back in a few hours and it will be up:) Have a fabulous day!

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I love triffle! Especially the Oreo kind. Looks delish!

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I really really really want a pair of Toms! I just haven’t ordered any yet. My sister has black sparkle ones…I like the silver ones but I’m afraid they will get dirty.

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