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My hope is to inspire you to be fearless in the kitchen, to try new things, to take the time to make things the homemade way and most importantly, to have fun doing it!

november {in an instagram}

Here’s a look at our month of November, Instagram-style!

1. At the very beginning of the month, Ben and I traveled to Las Vegas, NV where I presented a poster at a medical conference.  We didn’t know what to expect, but Vegas was more fun than we thought it would be.  (More on this later!)
2. Beautiful frosty morning.
3. Our whole family experienced a nasty GI bug that had been going around.  What a way to spend a weekend.  This pic was on the first day when we felt semi-human again.
4. My morning sunshine.
5. I built a console table for my kitchen.  It was fun, easy, and I love the way it turned out.  (More on this later too.)
6. Love tucking this one in for bed at night.
7. I wore a side ponytail to work one day, and felt like Punky Brewster all day long.  Did anyone else think that was the greatest show ever when it was on?  I remember my friends and I calling each other in disbelief when it went off the air.
8. The console table was finished, so I got a new lamp to put on it.  The kitchen refresh I started back in January is now complete.  Ha!  (And, more on this later!)
9. On Thanksgiving morning, we woke up and Andrew was begging for pumpkin muffins.  Normally we have a stash in the freezer but we had run out.  So, I put him to work.
10. Our little turkey enjoyed being the center of attention on Thanksgiving.
11. Caroline’s hair is finally long enough for pigtails.  The cuteness is almost too much to bear.
12. Normally we wait till early or mid-December but this year we realized our only free weekend to get a Christmas tree was right after Thanksgiving.  The kids had a blast at the tree farm.  (Indy west-siders, we are long time customers of Whispering Pines in Danville.  Love that place!  Highly recommend.)
13.  Andrew helped me decorate the tree this year and was so, so into the whole experience.  I always love it but his excitement made it that much more fun.
14. We celebrated our hard work with a cup of hot cocoa.
15. Several weeks ago, the kids made their way into the guest room closet and demolished every single roll and sheet of wrapping paper we had.  I had to restock for the holidays.  Thank goodness for Paper Source.
16. A special box for the kids to open on Christmas Eve arrived under our tree, and the suspense is driving Andrew positively crazy.  I can’t wait for them to open it because I have this funny feeling that it holds the supplies for several fun Christmas Eve activities.  Just a guess though…

These images are from my personal (private) Instagram account.  You can follow my public stream here: user annieseats.

  • Mary

    After seeing info about Paper Source on your site previously, I ordered all my wrapping paper from them- LOVE IT!

  • Susan Atkins

    I just got back from a pharmacy conference in Vegas! Too funny!

  • Angela

    I love Christmas, but Christmas with kids is my favorite. Seeing it through their eyes is just magic.

  • Kendra

    When you say, “Danville” are you talking Illinois?? Are you that close to the boarder? I have spent many a summer in Danville and it is very rare to find anyone who has ever heard of it!

  • Traci

    Annie – You and your family are too cute! I love starting my morning with your blog. It always puts a smile on my face.

  • Caroline L.

    Time is flying by so quickly… I swear I just read your October recap!

  • annieseats

    No, it’s Danville, IN :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/johannaengland Johanna England

    Aww… you’re a sweet mommy. :)

  • Catherine

    These are so cute! Also, I am not saying this out of false flattery- I swear you have gotten prettier. Sometimes when life is challenging because of loss it seems like inner beauty springs forth from people. I think you have weathered it and come out more lovely and it shows on the outside. I have been following for some time and I am glad to see so many happy pictures. Your children are very cute.

  • http://twitter.com/VickiBensinger Vicki Bensinger

    Beautiful! Your children look exactly like you – they’re darling!

  • annieseats

    You are too sweet :)

  • Ann P.

    Your kids are the absolute cutest!! Love those little faces :) Also, can’t wait to hear about Vegas, your console, and the complete kitchen refresh in upcoming posts! So exciting!

  • Christie

    Ooh! I can’t wait for more information on your console. I’ve been looking at plans for a printer console on Ana white’s site, but have never built anything before. If yours is easy, I may try it instead.