Run-on Sentence Per Picture #2491

School pictures were today and I am pretty sure Brooke has grown a foot in the last two weeks—>   does anybody else feel like life is zooming by way too quickly? 

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5 miles @ an 8:00 pace and 7.8 hours of sleep last night= recipe for feeling a lot better.  

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Followed by these moves from my coach.  

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Drinking enough water each day is a struggle for me but I am DETERMINED to these last three weeks leading up to the marathon and I am drinking at least three of these each day.  

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Brooke tried her first candy corn and she liked it, she clearly has my taste buds.  

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Rainy afternoons for some reason just make me want to bake, even if it is just a TJ’s box mix.  

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Their banana bread is kind of the best.  

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Tina (super speedy woman as you can tell by my emoji choice for her) sent over some pretty perfect advice for me today.  

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I always get a new pair of running shoes before my marathon and put about 25ish miles on them before the race… I know what shoe I want, I just need to figure out the color (a life-altering decision)… which ones should I go with?

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Holy cow: 

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Last Saturday after my long run I was positive I was going to get an Apple Fritter but last second I decided on having this pb donut instead… best decision I’ve made in a very long time.

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Brooke will be gone this weekend and since marathon training has worn me out, I think I am going to sleep for 80% of the entire weekend.  

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Favorite things from Trader Joe’s lately (we are going there soon and I am looking to try some new things)?

Last thing you baked?  how did it turn out?

Candy corn—> yay or nay?

What has been the best part of your Tuesday so far?

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TJs Cookie Butter sandwich cookies. I’m obsessed with them. Thank goodness I don’t have a TJs nearby or it would be a problem!

Last thing I baked was flourless chocolate pumpkin muffins from Running with Spoons. I was a bit skeptical but the photo looked amazing and they were freakin awesome. Definitely will be making them again this week!

Candy corn – yay. But just the traditional ones, I don’t like the new flavor combinations. I’m a bit of a candy corn snob! ;)

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OK, I saw your comment yesterday and went to TJ and bought those cookie butter sandwich cookies. THANK YOU!!! You’ve changed my life. :)

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They are AMAZING!! :)

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There’s a turkey wrap I always get from Trader Joe’s that is SO good. I also can’t get enough of their Cookie Butter!!

Best part of my Tuesday is happening in an hour: dinner with two of my besties at Panera. :)

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Get the pink sneakers so flashy and fast… Just like you! Brooke is gorgeous and 100% your twin in every perfect way ?

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Oh thank you:) I think you are right… the pink ones are calling my name!

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YES!!!!!!!!! Brooke is totally your MINI ME and is so incredibly gorgeous. She is just stunning. I can tell she is going to follow in your footsteps in a million ways, RUNNING AND SWEETS to name a few. How awesome and precious!!!!!!!

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Last thing baked was Paleo banana bread and it was awesome. I would love 7 hours of sleep tonight – I need to make that happen!

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The pink shoes are my favorite! Dark pinks are so pretty and cheery. The last thing I baked was butternut squash muffins, which I shared on my blog on Friday. My favorite thing at TJs is their big bars of dark chocolate – seriously amazing chocolate!

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I made Nutella swirl banana bread! Turned out great!

Soooo I went grocery shopping last night… bought my first bag of candy corn for the season. I just finished it off like 5 minutes ago. I might have a problem!

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Atta girl…. that first bag of the season always tastes the best too. Okay, that bread sounds like heaven.

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I do agree that it seems like life has been going by way to quickly lately. I feel like it’s really zipping.

Before a goal race I like to put about 80 miles on my shoes. That is probably too many ha ha. Anyways, I say go with the blue and purple cadence because why choose one color when you can choose 2…

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Just wanted to say good luck! I found your blog not long after I moved to SLC, and something about being in the same general geographical area has made me really invested in your marathon. So I’ll be rooting for you!

(Oh, and I love candy corn… and the last thing I baked was pumpkin pie. Clearly I am getting invested in this whole “autumn” thing!)

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Katie! Thank you so so much! We should get together for froyo:) And you can bring that pumpkin pie too;) Hope you are having a fabulous day!

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Oh, you’re so nice! I would totally bring you a pumpkin pie. :)

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Great job on all the hydration, that bottle is huge! Personally, I like the pink shoes. I baked Pumpkin Pie Crumb bars (oat crust with pumpkin pie filling) which came out a little salty but overall satisfied my pumpkin craving.

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I would pick the grey ones, but the purple ones are so fitting for you.

I agree with tina runs fast lightening bolt (sounds like her indian name) you whave great things in store for you at St George.

Where is that PB donut from? I need it in my life right this second. I am coming down from my candy corn sugar rush and am looking for my next fix/high.

I really liked the honey mints I got at TJ last time. My kids liked them too. They are individually wrapped (stops me from eating the whole package in one sitting) and only 3 ingredients. Ross said they taste like dirt though sooooo

I also like their Thai cashews. And now that pumpkin season is upon us, I will be sure to buy their pumpkin brittle. Mmmmm. Basically, what DON’T I like from TJ?!

I baked mint chocolate cookies on Friday. They were bomb. Which is why I had to give away most of them. Best part about my Tuesday so far was lunch. Obviously.

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Talking about baking with you made me want to bake more. It is from the Lehi bakery. Money. You would die. Off to get the honey mints… let me know if YOU need anything there!

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So knowing that the donut is from a place Ross eats breakfast on the daily and HE has never told me about it??? Unacceptable.

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Looks like I caused tonight’s argument.

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Maybe wait until after Portland to talk about it.

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I love a colorful sneaker, so I vote for the pink one! They’re so nice and flashy.

Trader Joes is now carrying all kinds of squash again! I got delicata, butternut, and kabocha. Can’t wait to cook ’em up!

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I think I am going to have to go with the pink ones! Thanks Joy! Yumm… I will have to get some squash for sure!

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The pink shoes are calling me, but I’m partial to pink anyway so my opinion may be biased.

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ha…I keep candy corn in my fuel belt :)

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Ugh, we don’t have a Trader Joes in Memphis…my son works at the one in Atlanta and I am so jealous. I bake everyday because I committed to baking my way through a cookbook, I would have to say the Italian Bread I made last week was so good. Brooke is too cute. Go with the grayish looking ones. Have a great day
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I baked pumpkin muffins yesterday – I think 12 of the 18 are already gone!

Best part about my Tuesday was the 1″ of rain we received! I’ll be saying that every time we get rain in Southern California for the year or so…

I’d get a purple shoe every time if it was available.

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candy corn is the best kind of corn.

Gray, they are the cutest.

Banana bread from scratch and it’s also the best kind of banana thing.

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I love candy corn!!

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cookie butter everything!! I looove cookie butter stuff. Next thing I’m baking is pumpkin pie spice caramel popcorn. the recipe looks SO good, im excited to try it!! And I love candy corn, a little too much. I try not to eat it too much hahah.

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I love the gray ones. I want them. And I want that donut. Asap

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I baked a pumpkin chocolate chip banana bread today for the last day of Rosh Hashanah and it was awesome. So delicious, I can’t wait to make it again!

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Trader Joe’s sour gummies! OMG they are good; I don’t think I can go back to Sour Patch Kids. (They are in the shape of Ts and Js…I usually find them on the shelves above the frozen goods.)

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Her boots in the first pic. I die.

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Try TJ’s pumpkin spice pop tarts- delish!!

I’d definitely go with the purple shoes, because purple is my favorite color.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE candy corn, and stock up after Halloween when the stores sell it for 75% off. So good!!

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I think the pink ones are perfect for you! My favorite TJ item right now is the gluten free pumpkin pancake/waffle mix. So good and quick to make!

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Baked snicker doodle cookies this weekend with the boyfriend. It was just a mix but they came out perfectly delicious especially paired with vanilla ice cream :)
I am commuting home on the bus and forgot to charge my phone so I hope my comment posts before this iPhone dies :)……

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I haven’t been to Trader Joe’s in forever, but I love their pizza crusts :) Hmm the last thing I “helped” bake was a raspberry cobbler while camping and it was super yummy and so easy. I am not a fan of candy corn but my daughter loves them ha! The best part of my Tuesday was rocking my daughter to sleep by far. She is growing up way too fast and I feel like I won’t be able to do that much longer :(

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Oh man, I had to make the same decision on shoe color a few months ago. It was a tough choice. I ended up going with the grey ones (and I LOVE them) but think for your big sub-3 the pink are probably the way to go. They’re more festive. ;)

I eat like 5 candy corns a year and then I’m over it.

Last thing I baked was a fresh peach snack cake last weekend. OMG SO good (if I do say so myself).

Tuesday has been spent in class/ on homework. Just finished my last class though and am headed out for a walk with my mini-me. :)

Hope you bought some cookie butter at TJ’s!

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Girl, TJ’s dark chocolate, sea salt and caramel candy bar. It’s amazing. Also, definitely the pink shoes next- that’s what I’m going to get too!

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the purple shoes all the way!!

Also, what app are you using for your countdown??

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I have those shoes in gray! I picked that color because I already had a pair of pink and a pair of purple running shoes, so I wanted to get something different:)
Tina is the best! So speedy but so down to earth and awesome!
I baked muffins on Friday and they were delicious.

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Ok. so, first of all, Brooke looks like a freakin teenager already!!!

LOVE the Brooks run happy shirt. I have that pink one, a blue one and a grey one. I get compliments everytime I wear it.

Your friend’s text is on the money! So, tattoo her message on your brain.

The pink shoes!!!! Loooove them.

You have to try tjoes pumpkin butter. It is soooooo good. Seasonal, of course, so stock up! its like a cult classic here in NJ and flies off the shelves. I eat it with peanut butter. Or vanilla ice cream.

Don’t get me started on candy corn. I was never really into it until I found Zachary’s brand flavors. Blackberry cobbler, pumpkin spice, apple cider, smores, creme brûlée. I died. I literally cannot buy it because I absolutely cannot control myself around it.

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I vote for the purple shoe!
Love candy corn! Just tried the new s’more candy corn, Love it too!

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Last thing I baked was a loaf of bread

TJ’s sweet potato gnocchi and their pretzel rolls..mmm

If you love candy corn you need to try “gorp”. You mix candy corn, plain m&ms, raisins and salted peanuts into a trail mix. Choose your own ratios. It’s absolutely delicious and addicting. Something about the combo.

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Trader joes… Must have is the 5 seed bars and Espresso chocolate beans. Omg. Must have this. I love this store though. I don’t think there’s anything I wouldn’t like here. Yummm
I made banana bread this weekend and it turned out pretty good. I little dry but olive oil butter spread fixed that. Lol
Candy corn… YES
My favorite part of this Tuesday was: running with my friend. She’s the best ever.
PS. Brooke is so beautiful. Her hair is just gorgeous too!

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I need to get to Trader Joe’s soon – haven’t been in a while! Candy corn for sure but it has GMOs – last year I got organic ones from Whole Foods and it just wasn’t the same :(

Top left for the shoes!

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I have been a cookie baking machine lately! My mother-in-law bought me some gluten free peanut butter cookie dough and I immediately fell in love. So yummy! I actually love putting candy corn into cookie dough – ever tried it!?

I haven’t been to TJs in a long time, but after reading some of the suggestions and recommendations from other readers, I think a TJ-run is in the works!

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Brooke is SO stylish!! Candy corn is my reason for life. Halloween is seriously my favorite holiday because of them. Also a HUGE fan of TJ’s banana bread as well!

You should definitely go with the grey shoes on the top right. :)

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Trader Joe’s is the best! A few of my favorites—> Orange Peach and Mango Juice, Mango Sorbet and the Soy Vanilla Ice Cream (This is literally the best ice cream ever and the combo of the two is just PERFECT!), Tofu Edamame Nuggets are delish, and the ginger cat cookies (but I don’t think they have these anymore *tear*).

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I’m partial to the purple ones – which you already knew. Given that you already have a pair of those go with the pink. Might as well be flashy posting those stellar times.

I just started breaking in my new/old Asics. Definitely felt the difference this morning, not in a good way. But I’m sure by my race day they’ll be great.

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I love Brooke’s outfit in the first photo, I would totally rock that myself.

I’m so long overdue for a TJ’s run!

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I like the purple but if pink are calling your name then go for them.

TJ’s – the pretzel rolls, the pre-cooked lentils (because they are perfect for when you don’t want to cook), same with the frozen brown rice (add some veggies to the previous 2 for instant meals). I love the gluten free snickerdoodle cookies, olive oil popcorn and their unsweetened Greek yogurt.

I made Nikki’s Healthy Cookies and they are delicious. (oats, almond flour, coconut and chocolate – google the recipe, so good).

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i love trader joes! There cookie butter is amazing! I also love their cauliflower rice but it is so popular that it is usually always sold out! Those pink running shoes are awesome and I think they might just be my favorite! And you can never go wrong with candy corn;)

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Oh my gosh…what do I NOT love at TJs!? Lately, I’ve been loving their coconut pancake mix, espresso ground coffee, sweet potato tortilla chips, and their pumpkin ice cream! I could go on and on though.

Last thing I baked was freezer fudge? Not so much a baked good but had to heat everything up on the stove before freezing so that counts right? ;)

Brooke is seriously so adorable!

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brooke’s baby booties are adorable!!!!! I need to run really badly. I’ve been off for a week because of an injury but the weather is perfect so I might just need to run!!

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The last thing I baked was Blondies on Sunday. I used RunningOffTheReeses recipe. They were fantastic! I need to bake them again ASAP because my family ate the entire batch that night.

I am guessing you want the purple shoes, but I know you love that color. I really like the gray, but I think the red say “Go fast!” So that’s my vote. Red!

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How awesome that the race is coming up! My choice is the purple shoes! Brooke is absolutely adorable.

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I like the partially popped popcorn kernels. Have you tried them? I admit they aren’t as good as the bottom of the popcorn bag kernels, but they are close!!!
http://www.traderjoes.com/digin/post/partially-popped-popcorn

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Nay to candy corn and I can’t even remember the last thing I baked.

Best part of today was practice went well and a bunch of went to the San Genaro fest afterward where I gorged myself with food – roasted corn, an arepa, and a spicy Italian sausage hero.

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Some of my favorite things from Trader Joe’s= Mediterranean Hummus, Black Bean and Roasted Corn Salsa, plantain chips, dried mandarin oranges, “just mango” unsweetened dried mango

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I love that black bean and corn salsa on a baked potato topped with sour cream yum!

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I have the top right shoe and love em but those pink ones say “race day”… Just bought that TJs banana bread gonna make tomorrow.

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Best part of my Tuesday was finding out that I had got into the Tokyo marathon!! Just need to start saving for my flights for the February race!! It will be Marathon Major number 5!

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Isn’t sleep magical?
With two little ones, I am trying to get me some consistent sleep but it is hard.
I love that trader joes banana bread with peanut butter on top!

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Last thing I baked…I seriously cannot remember. The last thing I made was home made hemp milk though!

Enjoy a weekend of rest. Goodness knows you deserve it.

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My daughter just started her senior year of high school so, yes, I do feel like life is zooming by way too quickly. :(

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you for sure need the pink running shoes !!

i warmed up/baked some peaches a few weeks ago and topped with some vanilla ice cream — i also attempted to make homemade caramel sauce, that was an epic fail !!

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I saw this video last night…super super inspiring. I’m running a half marathon this weekend…my first one since my injury last year…so when I want to quite I’m going to think of these dancers and remember anything is possible.

I hope you have some time to watch this one…it is well worth it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnLVRQCjh8c

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Pink shoes!! Always pink shoes!
The last thing I baked were peanut butter banana chocolate chip muffins last weekend. Sooooo yummy.
Candy corn: yay!! I have to pick up a bag, thanks for reminding me;)

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I saw this video and thought I would share. I’m running a half marathon on Sunday (my first since my injury last year) and when I want to quite I’m going to think of these two dancers and their perseverance…Anything is possible!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnLVRQCjh8c

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Here is the article about these two amazing dancers….I can only say WOW!!
http://thinklink.in/amazing-story-of-strength-perseverance/

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Favorite snacks from TJ’s: turkey jerky, those random animal cat cookies, chocolate covered pretzel thins (or slims? whatever they’re called), and crunchy cookie butter … On everything!

Last thing I baked were cookie bars for a friend’s bday! Chocolate chips, Nutella, caramel, pretzels, and sea salt on top! All good things!

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I have a question for YOU! What are you most looking forward to after your marathon? In relation to exercise, free time, eating, etc!

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Those shoes are awesome! I can see your dilemma!
-I was baking on Monday: I made mini zucchini breads (GF) and an apple/pear crisp :)
-Nay on candy corn :(
-Best part of Tuesday: seeing my little girl after working ALL day! :)

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Blue & Purple Shoes!!! I just ordered a new pair of adrenalines yesterday :) I can’t wait until they come!

Candy Corn = YES!

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Brooke is so cute – she is getting the hang of the peace sign! The pink sneaks are super cute.

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Gray shoe!!!!!!!!!

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i love baking!!! i made gluten free chocolate chip cookies for a coworker recently and they turned out great. that banana bread looks fantastic though, you are making me want to go home and make some myself!!

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this weekend i am going to bake a ton. now that all my household goods FINALLY arrived in mississippi i can be a human again. all the pumpkin things coming right up :)

i vote the pink shoes.

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First of all, you need PINK shoes! Only emphasizes the badassery! Second, I baked some Reeses Pieces cookies and they were delicious.. third, there’s no Trader Joes close by so I have no idea what awesome seasonal goodness is out.

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Go with the purple shoes. They are pretty sweet. I love candy corn! I just got a bag each of apple and chocolate/peanut butter!

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PB doughnut, yum!

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