I spent last night and the majority of the morning making some goodies for today and the holiday weekend.


I made vanilla bean cupcakes:





Chocolate fudge cupcakes with bailey’s frosting (got this idea from Gina):






Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies with marshmallows:





And pumpkin spice balls, covered in milk chocolate instead of white.




I am now off to make Maria’s apple galette.


Oh, and on a serious note, do you think I have enough powdered sugar?



I waited until the last minute to begin baking last night. I was sure I had canned pumpkin in my pantry. Wouldn’t you think it was somewhere in there?




Luckily my mom came through and had 3 cans. Good thing she taught me how to hoard items.


One good thing came out of the no-pumpkin-left-grocery-trip last night. I bought this cheesy bread, because I just didn’t think I’d get enough cheese, bread and carbs this weekend.




It is incredible, and even better with butter and eggs.




I made sure to get a workout in this morning, so I can eat 6 bowls of mashed potatoes instead of 5 and not gain an ounce.


20 minutes on the arc trainer

20 minutes of treadmill intervals

  • 60 seconds at 8.5mph
  • 75 seconds at 4.5 mph

full-body workout

walking lunges: 4 sets of 20 with 30lb dumbbells super-setted w/ pushups: 4 sets of 25

barbell squat: 4 sets of 10 with 140lbs super-setted w/ dumbbell incline rows: 4 sets of 12 with 40lb dumbbells

side lunges: 3 sets of 20 with 20lb dumbbells super-setted w/ overhead dumbbell presses: 35lb dumbbells

20 burpees + 30 squat jumps + 30 lunge split jumps + 20 triceps dips + 8 pull-ups


Did you get a great workout in this morning?




I have 2 turkey dinners to eat today, so I’m going to paint on my elastic-waistband pants and strap on the feed bag. 

Thank you so much for stoppin’ by on this holiday, and enjoy your Turkey Day. :)