Wednesday Confessions

Hey everyone! I’m so excited that after today I only have 2 more work days and then I’m off all next week. So thankful I’ll be able to spend some much needed family time with my husband and boys.

This picture was taken this past weekend, and I was able to spend a lot of time with my boys playing outside which was great! I know I’m a little biased, but aren’t they the cutest?!

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Today I’m linking up on Humpday Confessions and sharing a few of my deepest/darkest secrets!-haha šŸ˜‰

Confessions:

Mom Confessions:

  • I sometimes wait until after my kids go to bed to eat a snack. It’s not that I don’t love sharing with them, but sometimes I really want to eat the WHOLE Little Debbie’s Cake. Not half, not 1/3, not a bite, but the whole thing. Nutty Bars are my fave. ( I say this after I posted a health post yesterday šŸ™‚ )
  • My husband and I often sit up in the evenings after our boys are in bed and discuss the funny things they’ve said that day. Like how yesterday my youngest son (3) told me his leg was hurting, and when I asked why he said “Because it wants to fall off, Mama!” Completely acceptable answer.

Holiday Confessions:

  • I know a lot of people do it, but I don’t really get the whole elf on the shelf thing. I mean, the concept of purposely making messes that you later have to clean up, just makes no sense to me. Call me crazy, but that seems like a lot more work than what it’s worth. Maybe I’m missing the point?
  • I probably get as equally excited as my kids get about going to see the Christmas lights. There’s just something so magical about watching pretty lights in the night sky.

TV Confessions:

  • I’m super excited about the return of Pretty Little Liars. I read all of the books and have watched the shows for years, and was so upset with the idea of the show ending. I watched the preview/behind-the-scenes episode and I think it’s going to be really cool where the producers take the show in terms of a story plot.
  • I know I’m a little late on this, but I was so happy to find out that Glenn didn’t die on The Walking Dead. This is another show that I’m looking forward to the new season.

DIY Confessions:

  • I’m all for trying out new recipes, making crafts, etc. but when the supply list is 8 pages long, I just can’t do it. Especially when it’s supplies that you’ll literally only use once.
  • I hate when you try out something that has a gazillion re-pins on Pinterest, only to be sadly disappointed when it’s an epic fail.

Pet Peeves of the Week:

  • It irks me to no end when people throw trash in the floor RIGHT beside the trash can. It’s your trash, and no one else should have to pick up your nasty used tissues or food containers. Accidentally missing the trashcan is one thing, but purposefully not picking up your trash is just plain lazy.
  • I’m sure this has already been said a bunch of times before, but some things should NEVER be posted on Facebook. The things I see when I scroll through my news feed is literally appalling some days.

Humor/Funnies

Who ties your shoelaces for you

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I'm not antisocial

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why is it acceptable for you to be an idiot

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Facebook etiquette

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craft humor

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calorie refund

 

Happy Wednesday! Thanks for stopping by!- Cara

Linking up on Humpday Confessions and What’s Happening Wednesday

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56 Comments

  1. Laura's Lovely Blog wrote:

    What gorgeous photos and I hope you have a lovely Christmas with your family.
    I also agree not getting the whole Elf on the Shelf thing – I think it’s really kind of weird!

    Posted 12.21.15 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you! Same to you and your family šŸ™‚

      Posted 12.21.15 Reply
  2. kathy@more coffee, less talky wrote:

    i have to work because there’s so much crap to be done but at least i can do it from home until jan 4!

    Posted 12.18.15 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Working from home isn’t too bad. It will be nice to at least get a break from the office environment.

      Posted 12.18.15 Reply
  3. Leslie wrote:

    Such cute pics with your boys! I am with you on the Elf on the Shelf thing. We don’t do it in our house. I just hope Mila doesn’t eventually feel as though she’s missing out. And yes!!! to Glenn being alive – he’s my favorite so I was thrilled that he made it!

    Posted 12.18.15 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you! He’s my favorite too! šŸ™‚

      Posted 12.18.15 Reply
  4. Kate @ Green Fashionista wrote:

    I can hop on board with the calorie refund thing, I totally just regretted some candy I just had šŸ˜›

    Green Fashionista

    Posted 12.17.15 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      I think abut this statement a lot when I’m eating the box of chocolates that people give you for Christmas, because some are amazing and then some are disgusting-haha!

      Posted 12.18.15 Reply
  5. Sara wrote:

    OMG. Nutty Bars are MY FAVORITE. I haven’t had one in SO LONG… because I have NO self control!!! LOL on the elf on a shelf… I am totally with you! Of course, I don’t have kids, so maybe I really don’t understand… but it seems like so much work. Also.. WHY are you trying to teach your kid to be good by having the elf get into all kinds of trouble?! I’m seriously SO CONFUSED!!

    Posted 12.17.15 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Exactly! That’s the part that confuses me because children learn everything they’re exposed to so if you’re teaching them how to make a huge mess with flour I wouldn’t bat an eyelash to think that they wouldn’t try it another day themselves. & Nutty Bars are the best! They have ones out for Christmas right now that are covered in white chocolate and they are amazing too. Just an FYI šŸ˜‰

      Posted 12.18.15 Reply
  6. Meg Taylor wrote:

    I love PLL too (husband confession – so does he), and we cannot wait for it to start up again. I also laughed at your first mom confession… I don’t even have kids, but sometimes I’ll walk into the closet and eat a snack… I know my husband will try to steal some if I don’t haha!

    Posted 12.17.15 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Haha, that’s awesome that he watches it with you! My husband will sit in the room while I’m watching and try to act all uninterested, but I know he really is šŸ˜‰

      Posted 12.18.15 Reply
  7. jessica wrote:

    But seriously children say the darndest things! I’m a nanny so when nap time comes I always have a great snack && it’s all MINE!!
    xo, Jessica || The Petite Diaries

    Posted 12.17.15 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Haha they really do and that’s completely understandable šŸ™‚

      Posted 12.18.15 Reply
  8. Meghan wrote:

    Sometimes the things I see on Facebook make me cringe! I am so quick to hide posts from my timeline on Facebook because I don’t want to see such weird things!

    Posted 12.16.15 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Me too! Some people just do not have common sense when it comes to posting certain things.

      Posted 12.18.15 Reply
  9. jessi otey wrote:

    LOVE the mom confessions hahaha

    Posted 12.16.15 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks! Haha sometimes you just want the whole thing šŸ˜‰

      Posted 12.18.15 Reply
  10. Ericka @ A Quiet Girl's Musings... wrote:

    AMEN on the calorie refund thing! I totally second that motion!

    When my husband’s kids were little, we did that, too (waiting until they went to bed to eat a snack). Like you said, we got to a point where we wanted to whole item, not part of it. And now, truth be told, that they are older (16 and 20), they can put a hurting on snacks and make things disappear in one sitting. We sometimes hide snacks in our bedroom closet and I’ve been known to keep goodies (weather permitting) in the trunk of my car! If we didn’t, when we’d get a craving and think, “Hey, a such-n-such sounds good about now.” when we’d go to get said item, we’d find that they had already decimated it and it would be gone!

    Posted 12.16.15 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Haha, I can see that being me in 10 years. I’ve heard that boys can leave a huge dent in the grocery bill when they are teenagers, so I’m sure it’s coming.

      Posted 12.16.15 Reply
  11. Kerry wrote:

    Sounds like you have some awesome time off coming. I don’t get the Elf on the shelf either, my Dad just had to give the look and we were good. Haha! Hope you have some relaxing planned.

    Posted 12.16.15 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Exactly! An elf to me is slightly creepy. & I do, thank-you!

      Posted 12.16.15 Reply
  12. Bri wrote:

    I love your confessions and totally relate to the snack one, haha! {Coming over today from Jessi & Jenn’s link-up. šŸ™‚ }

    Posted 12.16.15 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks for stopping by! Sometimes you just want to eat the whole thing and not share-haha

      Posted 12.16.15 Reply
  13. Mel wrote:

    This is such a cute post. Thanks for sharing your confessions! And 100% AGREE with your last quote. Take back those calories!

    Posted 12.16.15 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you! If it doesn’t taste good, it seriously shouldn’t count-haha

      Posted 12.16.15 Reply
  14. Dani wrote:

    Not too long ago I wrote an entire post on FB statuses that make me eyeroll! Like really, sometimes you don’t need to share certain things! And YES to Glenn being alive! I thought he was a goner for sure! But now it makes me nervous that a major character is going to die soon!

    Posted 12.16.15 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Completely agree on the FB thing! And I know what you mean with The Walking Dead, it seems like they can’t go too many episodes without someone dying. I am glad that Glenn is okay, as him and Maggie are really the last couple. Thanks for stopping by!

      Posted 12.16.15 Reply
  15. Katie Elizabeth wrote:

    I will never get sick of checking out Christmas lights, they’re so magical! Have you seen the show The Great Christmas Light Fight? It’s on on Mondays and I’m obsessed with it, some people seriously go ALLLL out!

    Posted 12.16.15 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      No I haven’t, but now I have to watch it. Thanks for sharing! šŸ™‚

      Posted 12.16.15 Reply
  16. Sarah @ Bows and Clothes wrote:

    This is such a cute post, Cara! I love all of the confessions! The calorie funny graphic is hilarious and so true!

    Sarah
    http://mybowsandclothes.blogspot.com

    Posted 12.16.15 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank you! If only it really didn’t count-haha

      Posted 12.16.15 Reply
  17. Rebecca Jo wrote:

    I never even thought of the messes that the “Elf” makes… yeah, who wants more stuff to do during Christmas! YIKES! Glad we dont have to do that.

    YIPEE for time off – enjoy it all!

    Posted 12.16.15 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you, I will! Have a great week!

      Posted 12.16.15 Reply
  18. Jasmine@makingrestorations wrote:

    Haha I loved what you said about eating snacks after you kids go to bed. I do the same with my Husband! He will say he doesn’t want any, but the moment he sees me with it, he suddenly needs multiple bites! I don’t get elf on the shelf either, but that’s mostly bc I’m scared of it
    http://makingrestorations.blogspot.com

    Posted 12.16.15 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Haha it is kindof creepy, right? That’s so funny that your husband does that!

      Posted 12.16.15 Reply
  19. Monica wrote:

    Haha this is great! I am the same way about crafts/recipes. If it is a long list of supplies I will pass. I can buy it for what I will spend getting the supplies together. Also, the elf on the shelf creeps me out big time.

    Posted 12.16.15 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Definitely! As much as I enjoy making things, if it’s more economical to buy it, I’m all for it. Thanks for stopping by!

      Posted 12.18.15 Reply
  20. kristen wrote:

    haha i don’t have kids but i super do not understand the elf on the shelf thing. i’m the same with recipes – i would say crafts but i don’t do crafty things – if the list is too long, or one time only things, it aint gonna happen!

    Posted 12.16.15 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Exactly! Everything should be multipurpose in my opinion so I can’t handle the crafts/recipes that call for items that will only be used once. Thanks for stopping by!

      Posted 12.16.15 Reply
  21. Kim wrote:

    YAY for time off! I’m getting some time off next week too and am super happy about it. Your children are super duper adorable Cara, just like their mama! I think it’s 100% acceptable for you to have a treat after a long day of being a working mom! And it’s so cute you and your husband share that time together! Loved this post, hope you are having a great day! XO -Kim

    Posted 12.16.15 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks Kim! I’m ready to just mostly relax and enjoy sleeping in šŸ˜‰ & Thank-you so much, you’re always so sweet with your comments!

      Posted 12.16.15 Reply
  22. Jennifer wrote:

    Omgosh, I LOVE Pretty Little Liars! I’m so glad I’m not the only one. I have been watching since the beginning too. My husband thinks I’m crazy, but I really have enjoyed following along! Can’t wait for the return in January šŸ™‚

    Posted 12.16.15 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Me too! What’s sad is I’ve been watching it through most of my boys’ toddler years so they actually know the theme song-haha. Super excited for the new episodes!

      Posted 12.16.15 Reply
  23. Darcy wrote:

    I am with ya on the Christmas lights! There is something so magical about it!
    http://www.amemoryofus.com

    Posted 12.16.15 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      I always feel like I’m 5 years old again when I watch them.-Haha

      Posted 12.16.15 Reply
  24. Nadine wrote:

    There so needs to be a calorie refund!!!! And I laughed so hard at the tie your shoes one!!! I agree that Facebook posts are mostly ridiculous and should never be said in public. Especially when someone says something bad about the spouse. Ummm now you look like the jerk!!!I am reading for PLL to come back on too!!!! And if a recipe or craft has too many things, just nope! Not $92! HahahA! (see what I did there with the A. PLL for life!!!)

    Posted 12.16.15 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Haha, love PLL! Yeah the relationship spills on FB are embarrassing sometimes. I also hate the gross medical information that is shared.

      Posted 12.16.15 Reply
  25. Katie @Running with Wine wrote:

    Little kids in glasses are just too darn cute!! I confess that sometimes at home I miss the trashcan, but I know eventually I”m going to be the one that has to pick it up so I feel ok about it, but if i”m somewhere else and I miss, I pick it up! I promise!

    Posted 12.16.15 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks! Haha, that’s completely fine if it’s your own home, but I’m meaning more of in public places. I’ve witnessed it several times here lately, and I guess I just don’t understand people’s laziness. Thanks for stopping by!

      Posted 12.16.15 Reply
  26. Andrea wrote:

    So fun Cara!! I hate wasting calories on no good tasting things. It’s like oh I was so excited for that…bite…yuck!! šŸ˜‰ I don’t get the Elf on a shelf either…..waaaay too busy with other things to worry about putting the elf somewhere creatively like the flour bin with flour all over his face just to have to clean it off again for the next day, lol!! Love that quiet time with hubby and YES for snacks to yourself every once in awhile!!! Happy Wednesday lovely!!

    Posted 12.16.15 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you! I always subconsciously tell myself that non-good tasting food doesn’t really count as calories- haha Have a wonderful day!

      Posted 12.16.15 Reply
  27. SMD @ Life According to Steph wrote:

    I hate the elf on the shelf. I don’t understand why adults post photos of an elf making a hideous mess every day.

    LOL, I would be the worst mom – I do not like to share my food at all!

    Posted 12.16.15 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      It makes no sense to me. I have enough messes to clean everyday without purposely making them for “fun”-haha

      Posted 12.16.15 Reply
  28. Pamela @ Sequins & Sea Breezes wrote:

    So jealous you have two more work days before you’re off for a week! And yes to Nutty Bars! I don’t have kids to share them with but if I did, I’d do the same thing. I cannot wait for the return of PLL either!!! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

    Posted 12.16.15 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Yes, I’m super excited to get next week off! Hopefully you’ll get some time off as well šŸ™‚

      Posted 12.16.15 Reply