Bonjour mes amis!

You know when you start craving something and that’s all you can think about? Yeah. I’ve been dealing with that for a bit now. Last week I really, really wanted to eat cake so I made one. This week it was pie. Coconut Cream pie with an Oreo cookie crust, which, I have to say, was pretty darn good.

And now? I want to eat meat. But not just any kind of meat. I want pork chops. And short ribs. And steak. And lamb shank. All the meat that we never buy because it’s most often out of our price range.

Stupid cravings.

Anyway, hope you all have a rad weekend!

Much love, bacon, and sprinkles,
Arbine

Photo by Arbine Villanueva-Hoapili

1. Making wish lists.

2. Testing pie recipes.

3. Good Eats on Netflix.

4. Watching Disney’s Robin Hood for the millionth time.

5. Knowing that although it is, at times, insanely stressful being a stay-at-home mom, it’s the best job I have ever had.

To learn more about the Grace in Small Things Movement, check out the website here

Photo by Arbine Villanueva-Hoapili

I know, I know. It’s not Friday. But I don’t really care. I still wanted to participate in this past week’s #Fandom5. This time, it’s all about Halloween Costumes!

Ms. Marvel/Kamala Khan – Oh. Em. Gee. I can’t even begin to tell you how much I LOVE this comic and Kamala Khan. So, so good.

Maleficent – This movie was just okay, but, holy smokes, that costume and those wings are something else.

The Arrow – Alright, so Ollie sinceriously has some issues, but I really want to dress up in his crime fighting outfit. And after Halloween, I don’t see why you wouldn’t be able to use it on a regular basis. You know, for a PTA meeting or grocery shopping.

Oswin/Clara – I realize that there are a ton of Clara haters out there, but that doesn’t bother me. I adore her and want her entire wardrobe. C’mon, how gorgeous was flapper Clara?

Kate Bishop a.k.a. Hawkeye – She makes aviators look so freakin’ cool.

Thanks again to Megan of The Nerdy Girlie and Kristin of Super Space Chick for creating 5 Fandom Friday!

Image Credit
Ms. Marvel | Maleficent | The Arrow | Oswin/Clara | Kate |

Grief is a tricky thing. Sometimes it can quietly creep up on you, with just whispers of sadness. Other times it can completely consume you. And not matter what you do or how much others try to cheer you up, the pain just hurts. So much.

There are a couple of times of the year when this grief wallops me. The end of April and the middle of October. I usually try to keep this darkness to myself because things still need to get done. Obligations still have to be met. Family still needs to be taken care of. Dinner still needs to get on the table.

I keep going.

Because there is no other choice.

1. A cool morning breeze.

2. The comfort of your own bed after a really long day.

3. Kind words from a stranger.

4. New places to research for a potential trip.

5. The smell of freshly baked bread.

To learn more about the Grace in Small Things movement, check out the website here.

Photo by Arbine Villanueva-Hoapili

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