Friday Favorites: 11/1/13

Happy Friday and Happy November!!! Did this week seem to take for-ev-er for anyone else? But that’s ok, because it is finally Friday and that means time for some favorites!! Here are a few things that I loved this week. . .

Our new place – the townhome


So, it was super hard to move into the townhome from our old house. BUT, I am so happy that we had such an awesome place to move to for the 3 months that we needed. When I first started looking for a place, I was not optimistic about finding a place that would let us have a dog, enough space for all of our stuff, a big garage for storage, and that would let us rent a short term lease. Thankfully, the 1st person (first!) I called was Becky and she had the perfect option for us. How perfect. I did make a few more phone calls just to make sure that this was the best option. And it was. It was such a big relief off of my shoulders to have a place lined up when we needed it and that fit our needs perfectly. Well, almost perfectly, it could have a bigger kitchen. . . Winking smile

My husband


Scott totally makes the favorites list this week. He has just been totally awesome with the entire move. He basically did nothing but moved for 4 days straight last weekend. And this week, he continued to help me organize, put away things, and to start to hang things on the wall so that this place feels like home for all of us. We worked great as a team. And he really looked out for the best interests of me, Abby and Luke. I think I will keep him. Winking smile

Snail mail


In today’s age of emails, twitter, blogs, instagram, it is so fun to open the mailbox and see something other than a bill or advertisement. I love getting snail mail. Melanie sent me a cute letter recently. My little sister sent a box full of goodies for Abby’s birthday and Halloween. And I sent some Halloween packages out to my friends –complete with cute cards, chocolate, and cupcake gum (because it is super hard to send cupcakes in the mail). And I loved getting the pics, texts, and instagrams of them enjoying their goodies.


Tigger – and Luke in costume


Total. favorite.


And Halloween this year. . .


Having a kid who is too young to eat Halloween candy but old enough
that you can take him trick or treating? Total score. Smile Hey – there has to be some perks of parenting, right? Winking smile 

The Pile on the Miles challenge

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Monica at Run Eat Repeat is doing this awesome challenge –>
Pile On The Miles is an annual event in blogland where we challenge ourselves to walk or run more during the month of November. The goal is to pile on extra miles not pounds during this food filled time of year!

What: FREE Online challenge to walk or run more during turkey month.
Who: Everyone is invited to join. Everywhere around the world!
When: November 1 – Nov 30.
Where: Virtual! Sign up on this form and go to RunEatRepeat each week to stay accountable and be entered in a drawing for prizes.
Why: To challenge yourself and encourage others to move more this month. This is about setting a goal and staying accountable with check-ins. It is not a competition for the most miles any longer – it’s about YOUR GOALS.

**My goal for Pile on the Miles is to run 100 miles in the month of November!

We are headed to the cities this weekend. We have some fun dates planned – both eating and running! And time with family. And looking forward to crepes with Scott’s family on Sunday morning – Scott’s Mom makes the best crepes!! Smile

What are you favorites from this week??? And what about the Pile on the Miles challenge – are you in?


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23 Responses to Friday Favorites: 11/1/13

  1. Snail mail is the best!! One of my really good friends and I have been sending one another letters, cards, and postcards for the past couple of months. It is odd writing letters since I am so used to using technology, but SO fun to get exciting mail instead of just bills and advertisements.
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  2. My favorite part of last week was getting the chance to relax on the couch last night. It felt so wonderful to not think for a couple hours.
    I think I will accept the pile on the miles challenge. I’m finally ok to run and boy do I miss it. Now I just need to figure out what my goal should be…

    Also I love that tigger costume!!! The tail is so adorable!!!
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  3. 1. I *love* Luke’s Tigger costume!!!
    2. I’m so glad that you found a great place to stay for a few months while you’re in this transition time…what a blessing!
    3. Hope you have fun this weekend – there’s always something fun to do in the cities 🙂
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    • KT

      Thanks Danica!! I thought Luke was pretty cute too. And I love spending time in the cities – an extra bonus because Luke was spending time with Grandma so I had lots of time to do things!!

  4. Ohhh, what a cute little tiger! My 18 m/o refused to wear her strawberry costume, but she had a hall pass because she’s recovering from pneumonia. Her street clothes didn’t stop her from racking up some serious candy, which I am now enjoying post long run!
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    • KT

      Luke almost didn’t wear his costume either – he wanted to wear it every day until the night of Halloween and then we had to just put him in it because he didn’t want to!!

  5. Cutest Tigger EVER!!! Adorable.

    So glad you found a great place to stay!!

  6. Such a cute Tigger!!
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  7. What a cute Tigger!

    Also, snail mail is my favorite! Heather and I did an A-Z postcard exchange that was SO FUN!
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  8. I also love me some snail mail and wish I got more of it! Your son looks adorable in his costume. Bet it feels good to be moved in to the new place and before you know it, you’ll be ready for the new place!

    • KT

      You are so right Crystal!! And thanks for the nice comment about Luke in his costume – he seriously melted my heart!

  9. What a cute little Tigger!! Glad that you’re getting all settled in to your new digs.
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  10. I’m in for pile on the miles. When I’m not training for something (AKA – now) I tend to run in the 60-70 mile per month range. I’ll be posting my goal on the blog tonight! Thanks for the encouragement.
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  11. I signed up for Pile on the Miles too and have the same goal as you– 100 miles. I seriously think Luke may be the cutest Tigger I have ever seen!
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