We celebrate a variety of birthdays every month around here (we come from big families and I have a big family). We're constantly trying to come up with what we consider to be fun birthday themes. This month I shared a sock hop birthday party idea:
a pretty birthday brunch idea:
and a birthday picnic idea:
Also: doughnut cakes!
Speaking of celebrating, my cousin Marta had a baby in late September. Her baby is so beautiful! I started the series "Dear Marta," in which I share some of what I've learned about being a mother and raising babies. The first post is here. More of that to come.
Marta and I were paired for my whimsy jar swap. She made this beautiful whimsy jar for me:
I made this baby themed whimsy jar for her:
This month I worked on "cleaning every nook and cranny of my workspace" as it was one of my goals for October. I shared a few pictures of my progress for Workspace Wednesday. I also discussed creating vs spending seeing as how I've accumulated too much.
In other news, I added 3 sandwiches to my 52 sandwiches project:
#46: buffalo chicken grilled cheese on jalapeno cheddar bread
#47: grilled turkey, cheese, pickle, and jalapeño chips on multigrain bread
#48: tuna salad (revisited)
Not necessarily in that order, but look! I can count.
I also blogged about considering sandwich construction after reading an article on NPR with Dan Pashman from The Sporkful as a guest (am obsessed with the podcast). I also added 5 of my recent sandwiches to my favorites. (I had listed my first 10 favorites here).
As far as my goals for October, this is how I did.
Yeah I did. :)
We took a few family walks. No individual mom/daughter time, but that's ok. I couldn't say no.
I tried Oprah's chai tea latte at Starbucks. It was okay, but it wasn't my favorite. Ah well.
I did all that I wanted to do this month! Ta da. :)
See this year's monthly recaps here.