I don’t think fall got the memo that I wasn’t interested in giving up summer. Fall arrived here with a bang on Thursday and I’m cold and cranky. Also, I have no idea where September went. We had an interesting month since it was actually hot and sunny until Thursday morning when I woke up, slipped on my flip-flops and nearly got frost bite driving the boys to pre-school. Note to self…find fall clothes and shoes. Soon.
Since it was warm for most of the month, we actually managed to get to the trailer over the Labor Day weekend. Total fail! I blame the dog. She is clearly a city dog because she acted like an idiot from the time we left until we got home. While I was grabbing groceries, she managed to tear through the garbage and I came home to pick her up to half eaten garbage (and diapers!) all over the foyer. Disgusting. Once we got to the trailer she wandered off until a neighbor found her licking sauce and grease out of their bbq drip can. Double disgusting. I brushed her teeth for the second time that afternoon, washed her face and confined her to the trailer. Where she managed to tear into the ham I had wrapped up on the counter. All this chaos went on within the first half hour after arriving. Just to top things off, she threw up on the floor. Stay classy, Daisy.
But wait….it got better. After she snored and licked herself for two nights on my bed (which is why she now wears those ridiculous baby jammies! And why she normally sleeps in her crate.) Daisy woke me at 6am, determined to use the bathroom. Since she usually goes out, does her business and comes back in, I didn’t put her leash on. I’m an idiot. Because she promptly took off across the trailer park, tail wagging happily behind her. I was wearing a t-shirt and underwear. That’s it. I managed to throw on some pants and chased her quietly around (because no one likes to be woken up by another camper screaming at a dog at 6am) until I caught her and plopped her back in the trailer. Where she threw up again. And when she wasn’t tearing the place apart she was barking at and chasing the boys up and down the length of the trailer. Because their noise is cause for her to become concerned and try to herd them. #lhasa apso #patronsaintofdisobedience
Aside from our fun camping weekend, it was a busy blog month. Probably the busiest I’ve ever had, actually. And that’s pretty cool.
We ran our first giveaway in September and Jazmin W. was the winner of our HomeRight Paint Sprayer! Yay! I didn’t know how much fun giveaways could be. That’s definitely something we’ll be doing again. And I’ve joined forces with four other bloggers to host the Best of the Weekend Link Party every Friday night. I’ve been wanting to do a link party forever and I was so excited to be added to the list of hosts.
Here are a few other things we got up to last month in case you missed anything.
We started September off right with this 5 minute spray painted vase. That had to be my most impulsive and easiest project ever. Love me some gold spray paint.
Still so in love with my HomeRight Paint Sprayer which I used to makeover this dresser for a client. I also shared some tips and tricks for using a paint sprayer and we held our first giveaway. Thanks, HomeRight!
We made glammed up some pumpkins with spray paint and mod podge. Well, we actually did that 3 years ago but I posted it last month. Because procrastination, that’s why.
I shared 15 Slowcooker Dinners for Fall. And, more importantly, I’ve actually made two of them so far! Both were delicious!
A few days later, I did my first guest post for Jessi at Practically Functional where I shared this recipe for Chicken Pasta Bake. It was a winner with the boys and it’s chock full of hidden veggies.
We whipped up some Lemon Blueberry Greek Yogurt Muffins.
I shared a few details about my boys who have FASD and what it’s actually like to live with this disorder on a daily basis. Cute? Totally. Easy? Not so much. Still better behaved than a dog in a camper, though. 😉
We had our 3rd Blogiversary! I’m still a bit surprised that it’s been 3 years of blogging. I never thought I’d still be at it and liking it so much.
And finally, I was able to share 16 Yummy Pumpkin Recipes all linked up by our party goers at the first Best of the Weekend Party for the fall season.
And in case you haven’t heard the news, my bloggy friend, Jenna from Rain on a Tin Roof (whom I like to refer to as “Younger Jenna”), published her first book! I was thrilled to be asked to review it and I loved it from the very first page. Younger Jenna is amaze-balls and her book, Standing Out, is the bomb. I actually forgot that I was reviewing and started taking notes. It’s that dang good! Go get yourself a copy and start making notes! Seriously. Why are you still here? We can chat later. Go.