Spirit of flubs

Oh friends. In the spirit of starting off the day talking about flubs, the pattern just continued from there. I dropped a glass plate while Liv was napping -which, shockingly didn’t shatter but managed to clank and bounce all over the kitchen floor before my butterfingers could grab it- and then later this morning, we were dressed, ready to go to Trader Joe’s and the bank, we go outside with the diaper bag, water bottles, the whole shebang, and no carseat in my car. It was still in the Pilot’s car, which he took with him to work. Womp womp. So we were stuck at home.

In between playing, reading books and eating lunch, Pilot to the rescue.

He dropped off the carseat, all the groceries we needed:

Groceries 4

+ flowers:

Flowers 5

What a guy.

My big plans to get started on Thanksgiving desserts didn’t really happen, but I did start the brownies. 

Does anyone else bake just so they can save themselves a little batter to eat?

Brownies 5

No? I don’t, either…..

Turns out, half the pan of brownies has somehow gone missing between this afternoon and tonight. They were a practice batch. From a boxed mix. Bahah.

We went shopping with some friends tonight and checked out the new Buy Buy Baby at Foothills mall. It was my first time going, and it was pretty incredible. My friend Jeni has told me about Buy Buy Baby (which is Bed, Bath and Beyond, but ALL baby stuff), but it always sounded morbid to me because I thought it was “Bye, bye, baby.” Anywayyyyyyy we had so much fun looking around at the mall- no really shopping, that would be a rookie move 3 days before black Friday.


Speaking of Black Friday, how ridiculous is it that some stores are open on Thanksgiving? Blows my mind. Family feast > shopping. 

I’m off to do some weights and film a little YouTube video. 

Hope you’re having a great night!



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  1. Abby on November 20, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    Liv’s face is beyond adorable in that last picture! And I agree, shopping on Thanksgiving day seems a bit extreme to me! I’d much rather be eating pie and spending time with my loved ones!

  2. Laury on November 20, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    LOVE that list! And I do(n’t) make extra batter when I bake so I can “test” it out myself 😉

    Hi, Livi! <3

  3. Averie @ Averie Cooks on November 20, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    I bake to relax! And to taste the batter or dough 🙂 And I baked and cooked my heart out today! In preparation for a school even tomorrow for my daughter’s and then for Thursday. 100% all me. Doing the whole thing! So it was high time to at least knock out the pies and desserts! Good luck with your cooking, Gina!

  4. Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie on November 20, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    Omg what a cutie pie Livi is! And what a sweet Pilot!

  5. Beks on November 20, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    That Pilot is a keeper. 🙂

  6. Mary on November 20, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    Your husband is seriously the sweetest guy on the planet. Where do I find one of those? 😉

    Did you purposely have Liv’s shoes match yours in that last pic?? She is so adorable!

  7. Cassidy on November 20, 2012 at 11:58 pm

    I totally agree about stores opening so early. Not only is it crazy that people would sacrfice the time with their families to shop, but also that all those store employees don’t even get the option to spend the time with their families. Silly, and unfair, I think. And, obviously, everyone makes the brownies just to eat the batter, right? I do, at least…

  8. Shaina on November 21, 2012 at 12:40 am

    I’m shocked (not really) that some stores are opening on Thanksgiving Day. What about those poor employees that have to miss out on family time just because that company wants to make some extra dinero? Ugh…

  9. Amanda @ .running with spoons. on November 21, 2012 at 2:08 am

    I don’t bake so that I can save myself a little bit of batter to eat – I bake and then I sacrifice myself as a guinea pig to make sure what I made is safe for others 😉

  10. Karen on November 21, 2012 at 6:42 am

    Love the list. You should dedicate a series of posts to some of the things on the list. I love “Create a framework” for example. I think that most people who are successful at having a relatively balanced life – working, playing, eating, resting, exercising etc… do this in some form, maybe not perfectly. I wonder what your followers would say they do to create a framework. The obsessive-compulsives among us cannot function without a tight framework but even the people who are pretty loosey goosey have their ways of doing it. I am just fascinated with anything that helps people be their best self – that is why I love blogs.

    Liv is a doll. Happy Thanksgiving.

  11. Anne on November 21, 2012 at 7:36 am

    Wait people bake the batter? 🙂

    • Jennifer on November 21, 2012 at 11:49 am

      My thoughts exactly. 🙂 I always eat way more batter/dough than the finished product. I have some of my family so fooled. They’re always asking stuff like “How come you never eat the sweets you make?” If they only knew. 🙂

  12. Danielle@cleanfoodcreativefitness on November 21, 2012 at 7:37 am

    That list is awesome! I love holiday baking although it can totally be a bit too stressful at times too. I can’t believe stores are open on Thanksgiving. Craziness!

  13. Tina @ Best Body Fitness on November 21, 2012 at 7:58 am

    Gotta test those boxed brownies. The batter is always the best part, right? 😉

    I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Gina!

  14. britt on November 21, 2012 at 8:46 am

    ahhh, love that pic of liv!! she is so precious!

  15. Margie Visnick on November 21, 2012 at 8:49 am

    I totally do that too (make brownies just so I can have some batter). Your guy is the sweetest! Happy Thanksgiving!

  16. Heather on November 21, 2012 at 9:32 am

    Too funny! While baking cakes with my mom last week for a city-wide Thanksgiving meal, I mentioned that it might have been the first time I ever baked without sampling the batter!

  17. Amanda on November 21, 2012 at 11:16 am

    I’m so up in the air with baking stuff for Thanksgiving early because I know I’ll want to eat it.

  18. Jaclyn on November 21, 2012 at 11:29 am

    OMG, I thought I was the only person who thought of “Buy Buy Baby” as “Bye Bye Baby.” It always creeped me out! But I agree, amazing store.

  19. Sarah @ Yogi in Action on November 21, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    I love the list of ways to be creative! I want to go and do all of these things ASAP. Well, maybe except read a page of the dictionary. That one I may pass on 😛

  20. krista@2ndStreetStyle on November 21, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    I think the stores open on Thanksgiving for all the crazy Canadian cross border shoppers! haha. Know I’ll be one of them. Thank God we live close!

  21. purelymichelle on November 21, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    I live for licking the bowl or blender when making recipes 😉

    look at her smile!! She is getting so big!

    Hope you guys have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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