Friday Things


1. I was sent some Crio Brü samples a few weeks ago from Kick Starter  and I loved it. It’s like hot chocolate without the sweet. LITERALLY just hot chocolate that you brew like coffee. The kind I like the best has flavor notes of cinnamon and coconut. Seriously. (Also, flavor notes. How grown up did I sound when when you read that?)


2. How awesome is this idea for a gift? Or a gift to yourself?


3. Adrienne shoved a little boy at the library yesterday. Shoved him hard. Ninety-nine percent of my reaction was pure embarrassment and shock. I blushed and made her apologize and sit in my lap for the rest of story time. The other one percent of me was proud of her because she had told the little boy to stop hugging her at least three times. He didn’t listen. Went in for the hug, she shoved.  (Then I got in my car and cried because I wanted so desperately to call my mama and ask her how to deal with it)


4. Some of you asked about my cake stand in the pancake post yesterday. It’s an easy little project – follow these directions (and forget the ribbon part if you like, I did)


5. This kitchenette is on the top of Adrienne’s Christmas list (she just doesn’t know it yet, and neither does Meeker – who will be the one to make it. I hope.)


6. I went to Arizona last weekend and my sweet husband stayed home with Adrienne. Because I missed her so fiercely, he constantly filmed her being cute and sent me links to the videos. I think this one is my favorite. Or maybe this one. Wait…this one where she has the hiccups and says OH GOLLY and I LOVE MOMMY and sucks her thumb a lot.


7. You guys. Christmas is less than twenty days away and I have not started Christmas shopping. Somebody come kick me into gear. (I remember saying this exact thing last year)


8. I’m still obsessed with sunrises. This is from yesterday.


44 comments on this post.
  1. Christine:

    Oh Katie! I miss your momma too – and I would have cried in my car as well. But good for Adrienne for defending herself, she said NO and she meant it! Love you my friend <3

  2. Kelly:

    Those videos are so adorable. I love the “I like football” video! haha! Meeker is such a good dad! :)

  3. Nicole @ Just Live It:

    Oh my goodness, (or should I say ‘oh golly’), those video’s are precious!! She is SUCH a cutie… and it’s totally apparent that Meeker is amazing with her. :) Have a GREAT weekend!!

  4. Lee:

    She’s so cute!

  5. emily hassman:

    Adrienne’s laugh is the cutest thing I’ve ever heard, ever ever. My baby fever will officially be in high gear for the rest of the day.

    Making a blurb photobook for my wedding album is on my list of things to do between semesters this year. We got married a year and half ago, and I never put together an album. Of course, I’m a control freak, so I’ll be laying out every page manually in InDesign… odds of me getting done before January might not be good!! (On a side note, if YOU made a blurb cookbook, I bet people would buy it… just sayin’.)

  6. Tiffany @ dynamics of happy:

    OMG MY HEART JUST EXPLODED. You have the cutest child!!
    I like how your hubs is starting to Brain wash her about football lololol

  7. Katie @ Talk Less, Say More:

    Those videos are PRECIOUS!! And seriously that kitchenette? can Meeker make an extra one for me? ;)

  8. Danica @ It's Progression:

    #3 – I’m sorry :( I also had to agree with you that it’s good she should up for herself though!
    #6 – yes, you have the cutest baby ever!!

  9. christina:

    I haven’t started Xmas shopping either. I woke up this morning in a panic and decided I will attack Target today. Literally throw myself into the store and buy stuff that I (and other people) don’t need but really secretly want. You know how it goes. Oh, if Meeker makes that kitchenette it will just seal the deal that you two are my power couple. Geeeeeeez. XO!

  10. Ashley:

    Ohhh my gosssss, “zoom giggles” made my insides hurt. SO CUTE!!!!!!

  11. Cait's Plate:

    Oh my gosh I can’t even STAND those videos!!!! She is just too adorable – it’s so crazy that she’s talking to me because when I last saw her she was still a little bean!

    As for her shoving the kid, I’m mostly just proud of her. Because, let’s be honest, a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do. Haha. And I just want to go back in time and be in your car and give you a huge hug and tell you that everything is okay!

    Love you friend, have a wonderful Friday!

  12. Bev @ Bev Cooks:

    I’m actually proud of your lil’ tot. Probably because I would have punched him. Oh, oops.


  13. Heather @ Heather's Dish:


    The videos are hilarious and I LOVE them!

  14. Shaunna@mamas13minutemile:

    Oh Golly is your kiddo cute!
    I love that she is at the “yeah” stage. Baby Belle is too!
    Pretty darn cute!

  15. Sarah:

    Sending you my phone number.
    And love.

  16. lorie:

    Oh my heart goes out to you! Those videos our precious and I know you must have missed her so much. Praying for you girl, and I know how hard the holidays are.

  17. Amy @ So There by Amy:

    Wow, that cookbook idea IS cool!

    I made the same cake stand, and use it to hold Q-tips and such in my bathroom!
    Such a great and easy idea, huh?

    And, as always, adorable child :)
    Have a great day!


  18. Paige @ Your Trainer Paige:

    Ok, I love your honest reactions to Adrienne pushing the little boy. Although I have no little ones yet, I’d say that’s an appropriate reaction ;)
    And I haven’t started Christmas shopping either. It’s horrible. Plus I think I’m allergic to shopping establishments during the month of December.

  19. Katie @ Blonde Ambition:

    I didn’t even realize that was a DIY cake stand! That is so cool!

    And omg, HER LAUGH. She is too adorable.

  20. jennifer:

    i cannot handle the cuteness of your girl. i thought maybe i would have some kind of immunity to it since i am constantly exposed to extreme amounts of cute radiation from my girl all day.
    but you have a pretty good one there. so sweet.

  21. Ali:

    Okay 1) that’s the website I want to use for the Hood family cookbook!! I’ve used them before and LOVE their books. 2) I saw someone pin that kitchenette on Pinterest and IMMEDIATELY thought of baby A and 3) I laughed out loud at all 3 of those videos. Girl loves some football.

  22. Julie:

    Loved this post! Oh, how I miss my kids being this age. Thanks for sharing, Katie.

    On your dear little angel and her episode at the library…She is on the right track to taking care of herself. She will use her words and less action/reaction as she gets older. She will be just fine! All kids go through this…Plus, she gave him three chances to stop! :-)

  23. Ally's Sweet & Savory Eats:

    You’re not the only one who hasn’t started shopping! And thanks for the cake stand idea!

  24. Melanie:

    Those videos are UNBELIEVABLE. I watched them all and then made my boyfriend watch them all with me..again. That LAUGH!

  25. Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets:

    What a great husband sending video clips! He sounds like a keeper.

  26. Erin:

    My little Girl and I just watch the videos and were laughing ! Made my day !

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  43. julie:

    OMGGGGG i want to bro-five adrienne for shoving that boy! he needs to get a speaking to by his mom! not cool – he needs a lesson in listening and respecting girls!

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