Thursday, October 5, 2017

Thoughts and Confessions

It is been a week and we are not even done yet. Grab a cup of coffee or tea and settle in for some Thoughts and Confessions...

- We were having such great success with potty training and then something happened. I don't know if it was Rory being gone for 8 days or what, but the girls regressed a lot in potty training, but only at school. When they were home last weekend, they didn't have any accidents and sometimes would go hours in between going to the bathroom. But then at school, they were having 3 or 4 accidents in one day, so the teachers would put them in pull ups, so no more accidents. Then the pull ups would be dry. So I am not sure what is going on, but it sucks. I just hope they get back into their routine and have less or no accidents.

- I am still so heartbroken over the Las Vegas massacre. To read my friends stories of their first hand experiences makes me so sad. Our world is so scary right now. I just can't even imagine what they saw and the fear they have now. #prayforVegas

- I have been super annoyed in my car because my blind spot monitor hasn't been working. I try to test it out all the time. I drive at the same pace as another car and turn on my blinker (no I am not going to really change lanes) and nothing comes up. And then my back up senor wasn't working either. I kept brushing it off and saying that I would take it to Toyota to fix it. But then I thought maybe there is a button or area to turn it on and off, so I checked the manual. Somehow it did get turned off and all is right, but I kinda feel dumb since it took me this long to fix it and be that lazy about it.

- I made cookies on Friday and have eaten at least three a day and will be making more tonight or tomorrow. They are that good and I can't get enough of them. #cookiemonster

- So I tried Blue Apron for two weeks. I thought it was a pretty good deal. I got three meals with two servings each. I liked almost all of the meals and I wasn't sure I would when I was preparing them. You use ingredients that sometimes you normally wouldn't (like bok choy or shoshito peppers) and I loved that you branched out more. I did have one bad pepper in one of my dishes, but there was enough peppers that it didn't matter that much. The only thing I would change would be to have three servings instead of two. Sometimes the two servings was huge and enough for me and leftovers or me and Rory eating big portions, but other times, I felt like it was barely enough for me and a hungry husband. I now want to try some other boxes to see how I like them.

-I started decorating our house for Fall and Halloween and I realized that I need way more stuff, so I am hoping to go to Hobby Lobby and Target tomorrow.

- I have been buying something at Nordstrom every week lately. I love getting new clothes for work/Fall/Winter, but I think my husband is giving me the side eye when they show up weekly. Ha.


  1. Potty training sucks! I hope the girls don't have many more accidents. I am just heartbroken over Vegas, gosh it is so sad!! Nordstrom is my jam, there are so many fall things that I want right now!

  2. Sorry that you are having a potty training regression. I am sure the girls will get back on track! I heard that Hello Fresh is a little better than Blue Apron, but I haven't tried any of them myself to know first hand. I like the idea in theory, but never ordered. Nordstrom has the best stuff!! We only have a Rack around here and not the department store. It gives me all the sads because I like to try things on in store. I know they have a good return policy and I really appreciate their free shipping on everything.

  3. Yeah - Blue Apron was the same with us with serving sizes. never consistent. I just couldnt deal with all the prep. I felt like it took EVERY pot & pan & bowl I had in my kitchen. All the chopping & clean up? I was exhausted. I need one that has like ingredients already prepared & recipes under 30 minutes. Basically - take out ;) haha

  4. Sorry to hear about the potty training regression. Jacob had lots of those, too. Potty training that child was soooo frustrating. Hopefully the girls are only regressing because Rory was out of town and hopefully they'll get back on track when he gets home.

  5. Sorry they have regressed, it is so not fair to take two steps forward and one step back. I still suggest you try Plated, way better than blue apron. Vegas is so sad still, I just hate it. I love having no one around to judge my Nordstrom deliveries this time of year, hee hee!

  6. I used Home Chef and love it. My friend used to use Blue Apron and thought it was ok, then I gave her my friends discount link to try Home Chef and she says she loves it so much more than Blue Apron. If you want to try Home Chef, here is the link: The link gives you a $30 credit.

    1. Thank you for the link. I will definitely try it out.

  7. You know what sucks about the blind spot and back up sensors? You get so used to them that if they don't work you might not realize there is something you need to avoid!

  8. OMG too funny about your blind spot button! I would be the same way though!