Oct 27, 2014

You'd Think...

Finally! A Monday morning that, while I am exhausted, I'm a happy camper because my Bengals got a big win yesterday. Between an early bye week, two losses and a tie- my guys hadn't won in over a month so it was due time. Another on-the-edge-of-your-seat kinda' win, but I'll take it! You'd think I'd be used to these nail-biter games by now but I'm not. I'm emotionally drained each and every Sunday no matter the outcome.

You'd think when I had a busy working weekend I'd try to get as much sleep as I can, or not put anything else on my to-list for the time being. But with my backwards way of thinking I always tend to do more, accomplish more and squeeze in more when I'm busiest. It's like my way of telling my job, "Too bad! You aren't going to suck all the life out of me!" Even though sometimes I feel like it is! So I cranked the tunes and lit a favorite candle and got to work.
Jared and I had an awesome productive Saturday of errands and MORE decluttering. You'd think we'd be done by now. We live in a pretty small tri-level and I just can't get over how much junk we've accumulated. It truly disgusts me!! We've been making almost a weekly trip to donate stuff and I just feel a little better each time. Things are just things, not items that I need to always stuff in a closet or under a bed. If we're not using them- I want rid of them! 
That night we tried out our brand new Just Dance 2015 game and loved it! You'd think with all the working out I've been doing that it would come easily to me. I will unashamedly admit that I borderline needed an inhaler after boogying to a few songs. The game is intense!! I'm looking forward to having a group of friends over soon so we can all play.
After sweating it out Jared and I carved our pumpkins together which was a blast. I decided to try a template for the first time which you'd think would make things easier. And while overall my pumpkin looks cute and definitely isn't something I could freehand, it wasn't that easy!

Keeping the template on the pumpkin took just as much work as the actual carving. Our end results were pretty awesome, I'd say. Who knows what Jared's is?? :)



And what night of pumpkin carving could be complete without propping up our pumpkins inside for a little bit and watching a Halloween classic?! You'd think Jared and I would be sick of the Great Pumpkin by now (I can't count how many times I've watched it) but nope- I'll love it forever!

26 comments:

  1. I find that our busiest weekends are sometimes our most productive weekends too. Love the Just Dance games, so much fun and yes, lots of cardio!

    Your pumpkins look so cute! Who could ever be tired of The Great Pumpkin?!!? Not me, said the flea!

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  2. Ive been trying to get rid of some of Breannas toys discreetly (child has TOO many!!!!)

    love the pumpkins!!! Breanna loves the Charlie Brown movie now too!!!

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  3. We had Just Dance 2014 and that was a real workout, that's for sure! :)

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  4. We just carved pumpkins last night with my family. A tip I've picked up along the way is to use a pushpin to trace over a template (make small holes like perforation), then take the template off and carve out your design. Works like a charm!

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  5. Maybe I should come over and dance this baby out. What do you think? Haha. Looks like a fun fall weekend and finally...Yay Bengals!

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  6. I took a huge bag of clothes to donate yesterday and it felt so good to have less around that just wasn't getting used so I know exactly what you are feeling like getting rid of stuff you don't need or use! Your pumpkin turned out so cute too by the way!!!!!

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  7. We carved this weekend too. I actually really like it but wish I would've roasted some yummy pumpkin seeds after! best part! I also donated some old towels to the humane society and felt like afterwards I should leave with another pup ;)

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  8. I love getting rid of things I don't use! It feels so good to purge!!! I love your pumpkin!!! I've never played Just Dance - add it to our list when I visit!!! :)

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  9. Yes, yes, and more yes. This blog post speaks directly to my soul. The Bengals were absolutely due for that huge divisional win. Love it. Also, Just Dance is SO much fun. I haven't seen the song list for 2015, but I bet it's amazing. Your pumpkin looks so great, but I know what you mean about it not being easy. I got so angry last year while trying to carve mine (perfectionist much?). Also, the Great Pumpkin is so special to me. I watch it every year!

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  10. I rarely use my Wii so maybe i should declutter it. But Just Dance sounds like it could get me back using it!

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  11. I am the same way about clutter and stuff everywhere, drives me nuts! I definitely get in the "Let's just get rid of all this crap" moods! Love the pumpkins, we haven't carved ours yet but hopefully this week we will!

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  12. Zurg would be proud of Jared's pumpkin!!!!! So amazing, both of yours!!! :-) glad you guys had a great weekend!! Can't wait to dance our booties off to KP this weekend!!!

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  13. So I've definitely been missing out in life because I've never carved a pumpkin (I know!!). I always wondered how everybody carved such elaborate things...good to know there are templates haha. Yours turned out great!

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  14. I, too, carved pumpkins this weekend. Minus a template. I learned my lesson... templates always and forever! Yours look amazing!! Also, Jared needs to come give Freddie a pep talk that yes, he can dance Just Dance with me!

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  15. Yeh for great weekends! I have never played Just Dance, but I need to try it!

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  16. We need to still buy pumpkins! I think my husband was going to pick some up after work today, the whole letting the kids pick theirs out is totally over rated, haha! I've never used a template, but yours turned out great!

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  17. Super cute pumpkins! I haven't watched any Halloween movies yet this year. I am failing!!!

    Just Dance is such a work out!!! I didn't know 2015 was out yet?!

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  18. Browns won, Bengals won - Ohio is happy this Monday! And your pumpkin turned out AMAZING!!! We went to a pumpkin patch this year and got pumpkins, but didn't carve them. I did however use thumbtacks on a pumpkin project yesterday. And I'm like you, if I just keep my plate full of to-dos, I'm much more productive even if I really need the down time or sleep.

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  19. The game was crazy!!! I think john had a mini heart attack at the end. Can't wait to see the boys LIVE on Sunday!!

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  20. Looks like an amazing weekend! I thought about buying Just Dance, that game always has me down for the count after about two songs! Tee hee!

    I thought of you yesterday when I watched the end of the Bengals game. Awhoo hoo for you! :)

    Mandie ~ http://badbrewpack.blogspot.com/

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  21. YES!! We are both winners on this fine Monday morning, I love it! The Hawks won, too, and it was about damn time!! We didn't have time to carve pumpkins this year, but I did get some and paint "B-O-O" on them... does that halfway count? ;-)

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  22. You need an inhaler because of all the laughing that ensues while playing Just Dance! How fun!! We need the latest version!
    Your pumpkins are so cute! We are carving with Mia today. I don't think she will like it as much as she loved painting :)

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  23. I love watching all the holiday classics over and over again. They are airing this week, yay!

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  24. Your pumpkins turned out AMAZING!!!! And weekly trips to drop off donations is the best thing. We are on a twice a month rotation, but we cleared out over half the things we owned last November.

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  25. the pumpkins look adorable. I didn't carve anythis year.. booo to me.

    i think i need to add the great pumpkin to my list of movies to watch tonight. it's going to be a long one! :)

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