November Checks!

83. Do 20 art projects with Caleb. (9/20)
Caleb & I made a "Christmas Star" for the top of our tree. I cut a star out of foam, he painted it with glue & sprinkled glitter on top. It was super messy! He was REALLY excited about this project & I love seeing his mark on our tree!

11. Watch 5 movies that have won “Best Picture” Academy Awards (2/5)
Over Thanksgiving weekend, we watched "Driving Miss Daisy". Its one of my Dad's favorite movies & somehow I have never seen it. I really enjoyed it. I expected more of a playful drama, but it was a very moving film.

16. Read 50 books (29/50)
I just finished reading "Cinderella Ate My Daughter". I'm not sure what motivated me to read this book, I don't often read non-fiction. It was a very easy read, and a fascinating subject. Obviously this book is targeted towards parents of girls, but I took away a lot of information about how marketing affects our children.

39. Don’t spend any money at BRU
I'm calling this completed for October! I spend quite a few of our dollars at Babies R Us. Its easy to spend money there...I'm always there! I tend to pick up something on clearance, or a new toy or something random for Caleb. (or a soda for myself!) In October I didn't buy a single thing! Go me!

18. Try 25 new recipes(23/25)
I made a Nutella cream pie for Thanksgiving! It was yummy! I don't think I've ever made a cream pie before, and it was rather easy. I'll be making this again for Glen.

Tonight I tried my hand at fried chicken! I used Pioneer Woman's recipe. It came out satisfactory, but I'll definitely be trying this again to perfect my technique.


Mmmm pizza. And spiders. But not together.

21. Enjoy a Mom’s Night Out 4 times (4/4) COMPLETED!
Last month I went out with some of my friends to the new Mellow Mushroom in Cary. It was a delicious meal, and with the exception of some less than awesome service, we had a great time. I love going out with the girls and being able to chat & relax.

43. No texting while driving
I know, I know. Texting while driving is REALLY bad. This month I made it my goal to not read, or send, text messages while driving. It was not that hard, a lot of the messages I send/receive while out are not necessary. I utilized red lights and staying in the parking lot a few extra minutes to get out my messages! This is a habit I plan on maintaining:)

60. Mail out 10 thank you notes (4/10)
I sent out 2 thank you notes for birthday gifts I received. :)

61. Have ten date nights (8/10)
My parents watched Caleb for the evening, while Glen & I ventured out to the NC State Fair. We ate lots of yummy food and enjoyed walking around without a crazy toddler!

Last month we grabbed a pizza, and headed to the park for a picnic. We finished up our evening with some yummy yogurt from The Skinny Dip. It was such a relaxing, chill date!

71. Meet an online friend in real life
My best mommy friends live in my computer. For real. Most of my current friends are those I met online, and they are the most amazing group of women! I have many "crazy internet friends" that I hope to meet someday. Last week we were able to meet one of my friends at the park, along with her two beautiful girls! It's so much fun to put a face to the name I've known for so long.

83. Do 20 art projects with Caleb. (8/20)

Today Caleb & I made a scary spider!! I got the idea from Pinterest. Here is our finished product! I tried to get a photo WITH Caleb but someone was not being agreeable, and it wasn't the spider:)

100. Buy something from Etsy

I ordered a Christmas present off Etsy from this shop, Crochet Hatsy. I can't go into any more detail because its a SURPRISE!! :)