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Yesterday I stopped at the store to get a few things and got some stocking stuffers for Alec. I love buying stocking stuffers and kids are so easy to buy for!

stocking stuffer ideas

I got him some candy, but I’ll probably get him some other needed supplies, you know the boring stuff like socks, etc.

Some staples that I will definitely include in his stocking are:

  • Candy (thin mints, any kind of chocolate really)
  • I-Tunes gift cards
  • Socks ( I know boring)
  • Gumballs
  • UK or Bengals Gear
  • Small toys

And Alec’s a new stocking this year:

150 Ideas for Everyone! I’m sure I’ll get some great Ideas from Jenna. I’ll have to think of some creative things to get Eric for his stocking. And of course Jackson and Lily will need some toys!

Is your husband a manly man? Sometimes it’s hard to think of new and fun things for men, but I think I can find some great ideas this year.

I’m thinking a few manly gifts are:

  • peanuts
  • pocket knife (maybe, maybe not?)
  • golf gadgets
  • UK and or Bengals gear
  • gum/mints (not that he has bad breath, they are just good to have!)
  • some kind of tool for around the house

For Dessert last night I made Paleo Pumpkin Walnut Muffins. I was so hungry after dinner. I ate two! I also had another small piece of dark chocolate!

Look at these bad boys bake…


I think I’m finally out of pumpkin! Time to move onto new festive themes! Any Ideas??


Do you stuff stockings with goodies every year??

Thanksgiving Round 2

I started my day with a delightful bowl of pumpkin oatmeal to keep the thanksgiving theme rolling!

One packet of plain oats, 1/4 cup pumpkin, almond milk and water, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla, topped it with pecans and smart balance peanut butter. What a perfect way to start my Sunday.

Today I went to my very first class at Pure Barre!!

They have a new location in Ft. Wright Ky and I always drive by it. I have heard GREAT GREAT things about pure barre. As you can see from my blog I do work out and lift weights, but I knew Pure Barre was going to be very different. But I was up for the challenge!

Pure Barre is the most effective exercise technique to life, tone and burn fat! And it really burns!

After 55 minutes of an intense Pure Barre workout, I headed home for lunch.

I had an avocado egg salad sandwich on a whole wheat English muffin with an orange.

1 hard-boiled egg

half of an avocado

2 chicken breast strips

salt and pepper to taste

Mix it together in a bowl

We had another Thanksgiving dinner at my parents, so that means more sweet potato casserole and turkey!

And of course my mom had pies!

Cherry and Peach with Ice cream and whipped  cream

A little pie with your whipped cream dad?

Aw, gotta love my dad!

The rest of the family…

Eric, Alec, and Me

My brother Aaron and his wife Carianne

My sister Rachel aka: workout buddy, and her husband Cam

Mom didn’t get in any pictures 😦

Please stay tuned and follow me and my next blog –All about my first experience with Pure Barre! 

I can’t wait to tell you all about it!

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