Here’s what I’m in love with this week


I’m not going to think about the impending winter. I’m not going to dwell on the oddity of turning on my air conditioning on November 4th. I’ll save the debate of global warming for another day. For this week, I’m IN LOVE with this weather.



I have been catching up on my favorite podcasts and listened to a great one from Another Mother Runner. It featured Jenny from Dinner: A Love Story. Go check out her site and subscribe. Order her book and embrace her beautiful philosophy on food and family.


I am in the planning stages of a challenge group based on her book.

Let me know if you want to be put on my list!


I’m coming clean. My name is Aileen and I LOVE Naked and Afraid on the Discovery Channel. Just so it’s out there, I would choose a fire starter as my survival item.



As part of my Fitness Goals for 2015, I gave up Diet Coke. This has been a major life change for me. While I love my water, coffee and occasional La Croix, there are times I miss soda. Thankfully my favorite time of the year marks the return of my favorite seasonal soda! \


Now I just may need to whip up a little holiday “mommy” drink!


I first heard Shauna Niequist years ago when she came to talk at our church. It took everything in me not to run up on stage and beg her to be my best friend. Reading her books was like reading my personal journals. She recently shared this on her Facebook page.


My personal goal is to incorporate more silence into this upcoming holiday season.

Will you join me?

3 Comments on Friday I’m in Love- November 6th

    • Give it up!!! I promise you will feel so much better. The first week is the hardest and then after that I never thought about it twice…except when eating pizza. Diet coke and pizza are a match made in heaven!

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