Before I dive into today’s post, I want to take a moment to honor all of the people who lost their lives on this tragic day 14 years ago. I had the chance to visit the 9/11 Memorial in New York City at the beginning of this year, and I was overwhelmed with emotions by it all. My words don’t even do it justice, but I know it’s a day I will never forget.
Whew… Now let’s move on to some happier thoughts! It is Friday, after all!
We have some fun things on the agenda for the upcoming weekend: hanging out with friends this evening, a birthday celebration for Cody on Saturday, and then his actual birthday on Monday. It should be a great weekend of celebrating my favorite guy.
Today I have some of my favorite things to share with you from this past week! And lucky for you, one of those things includes a giveaway at the bottom of this post!
Up until a couple days ago, fall seemed SO far off to me. I’m sure the continuous hot weather here in Phoenix has something to do with it. I adore fall, but after experiencing fall in Utah for a few years, Arizona’s fall is nothing in comparison (like, it’s nonexistent). Well then I went to Target the other day, and I immediately got sucked into their $1-$3 bin section where they had recently just put out a bunch of adorable shabby chic fall décor items. I snagged a few things and now I want everything to do with fall! Except the weather still isn’t quite getting the memo… I can pretend though, right?
It makes my heart so happy that Hunter knows what prayer is and reminds us to pray before each and every meal. The way he folds his hands and scrunches his eyes shut is also incredibly hilarious to me. It’s even better when he closes his eyes and tries to sneak bites of food while we’re praying.
Family Costco trips
Maybe we’re weird, but one of our favorite family activities is to go to Costco together. We all love it for one reason or another. The other night we needed a few things, so we headed over to get the necessities and wandered the aisles a bit. It wasn’t very busy so the boys were being goofballs on the cart. The three of us just had a fun evening laughing and hanging out together. It made my heart happy.
It felt SO good to finish everything up in the nursery earlier this week. I love walking past her room and seeing it all ready for her. Sometimes it’s still hard for me to believe that we’ll be having a little GIRL join our family soon!
Made to Crave book
I’ve been reading through the book, Made to Crave, to prepare for the upcoming accountability group I’m starting on September 21st. The book is all about overcoming the mental and spiritual battle that can come with food and living a healthy lifestyle. In my accountability group, I’ll be partnering with Amber from Mommy’s Me Time to lead the group through the book as well as a balanced healthy eating and workout program called the 21 Day Fix. Everyone will be working together to get healthier physically, mentally, and spiritually. I’m really excited about it! Anyone can join, so let me know if you’re interested!
Peanut Butter & Co. Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter
You may have caught it on my Instagram yesterday, but yes … you’re seeing it right! Peanut Butter & Co. has launched a new peanut butter flavor – pumpkin spice! If you’re a pumpkin and peanut butter fan, I have a feeling you’re going to absolutely love it. I’m already smearing it on every food I can think of! You can find it in stores at Sprouts, The Fresh Market, Chuck’s Produce, and Shop ‘N Kart or order it online through Amazon or Peanut Butter & Co’s website.
Giveaway time! (GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED!)
This is where the giveaway comes in! One lucky My Food ‘N’ Fitness Diaries reader will win a special #PSIloveyou box that includes a jar of the new Peanut Butter & Co. Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter, an adorable mug, and a pumpkin scented candle.
To enter, leave a comment below telling me you want to be entered into the giveaway AND tell me your favorite thing about fall!
(Giveaway is open to U.S. readers only and ends at midnight on Friday, September 18, 2015.)
Have a happy Friday everyone!
Disclosure: I received a #PSIloveyou package as being part of Peanut Butter & Co’s Yum Squad. No compensation was received. All thoughts and opinions are my own.