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Currently Tales of a Peanut

Reading: I’m picking up Amy Poehler’s new book, Yes Please, at the library today and can’t wait to start reading it. I’m reading You’re Already Amazing by Holly Gerth as well. And books on my to be purchased with hopeful birthday money include: Nobody’s Cuter Than You, The Art of Work, Keep It Shut, The Forgotten Seamstress, and The Rosie Project.

Currently Reading Tales of a Peanut

Watching: Madame Secretary. I am loving Tea Leoni’s new show with her as Secretary of State. I feel like it’s very similar to The West Wing only with a female lead.

Working on: Getting all my products listed in my own shop! If you read this in a reader you probably haven’t seen the redesign of our site. Katrina Martin at Riot Customs worked with me to implement my vision for Tales of a Peanut and the result is better than anything I could have hoped for. I haven’t talked about the redesign though because I’m still working on getting my shop set up. I’ve got some products listed and I wanted to share it with you now even though it’s still a work in progress. I’ll do a more in depth post on all the changes soon but come check out the new look and the new shop (I’m still on Etsy as well) if you haven’t seen it yet!

Tales of a Peanut Children's Plates

Planning: Hadley’s first birthday party. It’s hard to believe it’s that time but I sent her invitations to the printer yesterday. I’m doing a strawberry theme and now that I say that remember that I’ve got to get on ordering her cake! Here’s a sneak peek of her invite.

Strawberry Birthday Invitation Sneak Peek - Tales of a Peanut

Looking back and reflecting on: Charlotte at 11 months since Hadley will turn 11 months tomorrow. These girls look almost identical.

Charlotte 11 months

Cooking: Strawberry Oatmeal Bars from The Pioneer Woman. Red put this recipe in the back of her book, Charlie Goes to School, and so the kids and I have been saying that we were going to make them for months. We finally got around to them this week and they are fantastic. The kids love them plain for a small dessert but Jason and I might have been adding some vanilla ice cream and heating them for dessert after the kids go to bed. Very tasty!

Strawberry Oatmeal Bars The Pioneer Woman Cooks

Wishing for: Courtney DeFeo’s Conversation Cups, a gift card for Athleta so I can by some new swimsuits and cover ups, some new slippers, and some new flip flops!

Conversation Cups Lil Light O Mine

Eating: Raisin Bran Crunch. It’s really good y’all and my choice for breakfast these days.

Raisin Bran Crunch

So, what are you currently doing, loving, reading, eating… these days? I’d love to know and check it out!


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14 Comment

  1. Reply
    April 8, 2015 at 12:19 pm

    Oooh! I will request that book from the library. I love Amy Poehler. I just finished reading The Martian by Mark Weir, it will be a movie later this year.

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      April 8, 2015 at 3:18 pm

      I haven’t heard of The Martian. I’ll go add it to my to-read list!


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    Justine Y
    April 8, 2015 at 12:33 pm

    Cute shop, it looks great! And I love the idea of strawberries for a little girl’s birthday party! I bet it’s going to be so cute! 🙂

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    Jazzy Moms
    April 8, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    This is a cute post! Thanks for sharing

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    April 8, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    I really want to read the Amy Poehler book. I’ve heard great things. Currently, I am trying to get ready for our Disney Cruise, working on blog posts and getting ready for a crazy Saturday of birthday parties and communions!

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      April 8, 2015 at 3:18 pm

      Can’t wait to hear about your Disney cruise! I’ve always thought that they would be so fun!


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    Our Mini Family (@ourminifamily)
    April 8, 2015 at 3:21 pm

    Amy P is such a hoot! I need to read her book–glad you’re doing well!

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    Amanda Marie
    April 8, 2015 at 4:25 pm

    Great list of books to read! I used to work at a book store while in college and I would read book after book after book! Rasisn bran crunch is amazing ceral, pne of my favorites!

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    Amanda Marie
    April 8, 2015 at 4:28 pm

    Great list of books to read! I used to work at a book store while in college and I would read book after book after book! Raisin Bran Crunch is an amazing cereal, one of my favorites! This week I have been all over Greek yogurt and fruit for breakfast! I finally got to see Into the Woods movie and enjoyed it! And those strawberry bars are making me hungry over here! Hope the rest of your week is wonderful!

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    April 8, 2015 at 5:25 pm

    Those strawberry oatmeal bars look amazing!! Thanks for providing the link. I head to the grocery store tomorrow and I have a feeling those ingredients will make it on the list! 🙂 I just finished Three Wishes by Liane Moriarty. Good read. Favorite book I’ve read so far is Party Girl by Rachel Hollis. Super cute, easy, fun, clean read.

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    Uplifting Families
    April 8, 2015 at 5:41 pm

    Ill have to check out the books you are reading.

    I hope your daughter has a happy 1st birthday. I remember when all three of mine turned a year old. My youngest son’s birthday is coming up soon.

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    April 8, 2015 at 8:08 pm

    I’m working on Love Does by Bob Goff 🙂

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      April 9, 2015 at 10:09 am

      I’ve heard great things about that book. I’ll have to add it to my list!


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    April 13, 2015 at 9:55 am

    Charlotte and Hadley…love these names! We don’t see enough classic names anymore. Also, I no longer allow myself to purchase Raisin Bran Crunch because I WILL eat half a box in one sitting.

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