Ten Fun Things

Snow.

Hey guys! It’s a random Tuesday. I’m sippin’ on some coffee and eating a leftover blueberry scone in my, um, nicest outfit (hahah), at home. Minnesota is bone-chillingly cold and our district has canceled school again. How about ten fun things to keep me feeling semi-productive and toasty-warm inside?

1. YOU.

Pinch of Yum IG uploads.

Starting out mushy: you are single-handedly the best thing about this blog. It makes me so ridiculously happy to hear about your positive experiences and your personal connections via email, comments, or social media. Keep sharing those stories and experiences, and if you’re posting pictures on IG or Twitter, I’d be thrilled if you use the hashtag #pinchofyum so I can find you and stalk you as a virtual friend. I mean, ummm.

2. The Book Thief.

book thief.

I’m not even done and I’m recommending it. Is that cheating?

3. My baby nephew.

Maternity photo of a man and woman.

His arrival is in March, at which point in time I will adore him by nibbling on his soft and chubby baby thighs.

4. These mini chalkboards.

Mini Chalkboards for Baby Shower.

These adorable little chalkboards were SO perfect at my sister’s baby shower! They are equally as awesome for things like Christmas parties and treat day at the office. Light, stylish, and practical. Badda bing. They’re normally meant for weddings and therefore they’re listed for sale in big bunches, but I don’t have a whole set; I just have a six of her tall ones and six of her short ones. Thank you to the sweet Etsy shop, Charlie Chalk Designs!

5. My headband.

Woman wearing a headband.

First of all, I feel compelled to tell you that this is not me lest you should think I’m way more hipster glam that I am in real life, okay? But I did own it for a few weeks between Christmas and the Washington, D.C. trip and looked about 1/6th as cool as this lady.

Regardless, this is so cute and cozy warm. Or more like it WAS cute and cozy warm but then I lost it in D.C. along with my credit card because I’m awesome like that. If you find it, you might as well just keep it. I mean, it’s not like I need it up here in Siberia.

6. THIS RECIPE.

Chicken on noodles with sauce.

I am dying to share, and it will be coming soon in the form of a POY fun new thingie. With lots more recipes. Can you see me smiling through the screen? I am I am I am. EEP!

7. Yoga-pilates fusion.

To clarify, I’ve never been into the whole yoga scene. Or pilates. I usually arrive eight to ten years late to these sorts of trends.

But I’m becoming one of those people. It’s almost, like, fun. Especially the part where you wear those comfy yoga pants. But at what point do you stop shaking while doing those little leg circles?

8. Our very own little Yum Sweet Home.

Yum Sweet Home.

It’s coming together! Except for the millions of boxes downstairs and the soon to be torn apart kitchen. Like kitchen wall = coming down. With hammers and stuff. I keep wanting to share some pictures of what we have done, but then I look around and realize that what we’ve done is actually, um, exactly what you see pictured. That framed print I was going to hang before Christmas is still leaning against the door over there. And that lightbulb/lamp with a little reddish tint continues to be an extremely frustrating and unsolvable mystery. You know how it is. We’ll get there.

Or then again, will we? Welcome to home ownership. We love it.

9. Peanut Butter Cheesecake Brownies.

pb cheesecake brownies.

Sweet Stephanie, my talented, inspiring, and adorably pregnant food blogging friend, made these for our little dinner double date last week. And Dear Joanne, original author of this chocolate therapy, your food spirit was there with us. S0 good x100.

10.  My planner.

Day Designer.

Or more accurately, my Day Designer. Isn’t that just screaming to be italicized? I imagine saying it out loud every time with an accent. I don’t even know.

This pretty book has been instrumental in helping me set purposeful goals for my days and defining a big-picture purpose and direction for my life. Whooooa now. That’s a lot of seriousness from one little planner. But really, it’s great. Thanks to Jessica from How Sweet Eats for the rec.

Have any fun things to add to the list? Happy Tuezzzday!

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