The pumpkins are carved, so all we need now is the pumpkin pie! (and some candy of course.) We went with a bat theme this year: bat trio and a cat bat.
Yellow hipster birds only bathe in organic, fair trade water. (new in the Little Amaryllis shop)
My soul is soothed by most molasses/ginger based cookies. The smell of baking cookies reminds me to feel very grateful for being warm and cozy, and to pray for those that are not so much. (recipe here)
For those of you who don’t know, I have a 6-year old Labrador mix named Marley (who I named before the movie “Marley & Me” came out). She is a pretty funny dog who really just wants to love people all the time and is one of the best companions you could have. She also thinks that every dog is her friend so when I found this picture of a Saint Bernard puppy it made me want to get it. Unfortunately, until we move somewhere that is big enough for two full-grown dogs, Marley will just have to wait for her new best friend.
Marley St. Bernard Puppy
I have already made pumpkin donuts this season. I wanted to make something else that was still fall themed, and I found these apple doughnuts with caramel drizzle. But then, I took out all the things in the recipe name, and made pear donuts instead. I love a good pear, and it was torture for me to wait for the pear to be ripe, and then save it for the recipe. I tried to make them for breakfast, but I had bad timing, so I had to make them for dessert. They were so good fresh from the oven. I think they would make really good muffins too, since they weren’t too sweet.
Spending the weekend before Halloween eating treats and watching movies with my boy. (card from here)
This past Thursday I was privileged enough to take part in my first ever King Pong tournament. For those of you who do not know, King Pong is an agency ping pong tournament that happens once a year in Austin and pits the best pongers from local agencies against each other in a 5-hour long tournament. I love ping pong so I was stoked for this. The whole event was pretty cool, but I was definitely not as hardcore as some of the other players there. I made it through the first round but lost in the second round to one of the guys that founded the event a few years ago. I think that I might need to invest in a ping pong table so that I can start practicing and be fully prepared for next year’s event.
Raise your hand if you ever thought you would see a 5K for a Zombie Mud Run. I got this livingsocial deal recently in my inbox and it made me laugh because lately it seems like more times than not when I ask someone what they are doing this weekend they say “Oh, I’m running in a 5K!” and I would have never thought of a Zombie themed 5K but I suppose even zombie lovers deserve to have a 5K of their own.