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Weekend Links / / GILMORE GIRLS

Gilmore Girls Giveaway Hello! I hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving. Jordan and I survived our first road trip with Phoenix on Tuesday. It was interesting to say the least. Our original plan was to drive through the night, but by midnight with still two hours to go we caved and spent the night in a hotel. BEST DECISION EVER! We all slept in until 8:40. Phoenix usually is up by 6:15.

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday and having Phoenix makes this year even more special. Phoenix is loving all of the extra attention from his grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles. Last year, morning sickness literally hit me Thanksgiving week so I had a lot of eating to make up for -- so much pie, zero guilt!

In other news, Gilmore Girls : A Year in A Life is out! But first, no spoilers!! I haven't watched any of the new revival episodes yet. This show means an enormous amount to me. I taped the premier back in 2001 after seeing previews run on the WB and never stopped watching. In college (even after transferring) I watched every episode with my roommates.

In celebration, I've teamed up with a great group of fellow Gilmore Girls fans for a special Gilmore themed giveaway. I'm jealous of whoever wins!

Onto the links!

Ten Things People Told Me About Having a Baby That Were Lies | I agreed with many things Chelsea listed, especially on scheduling. All of you mamas who have baby wise babies, I commend you. Phoenix never could figure it out!

Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting | Laura brought these pumpkin bars to wine club night last week and they were delicious!!

The Best Way to Organize Your Fridge | As a new homeowner, I'm thinking in more permanent ways. In previous apartments I figured well, I'll only have to deal with this organizational system for two years max. Now, there is no excuse for systems that aren't working. I love how Katie stores her produce on shelves instead of crisper drawers. I'm glad I'm not the only one that forgot what was in those drawers!

DIY Photo Recipe Cards | This would make a great present for any cook in your life. Especially if they have a lot of family recipes floating around.

Spotify/iTunes Radio | Right around three months, Phoenix started hating riding in the car. Unfortunately, for Phoenix, car rides are unavoidable. Jordan recently left a classical radio station on in the car and I noticed Phoenix wasn't fussy on that particular drive. Now, I leave the classical radio or a Spotify/iTunes station on. It really has made a huge difference!

Happy Weekend, all! I wish you all good eats, safe travels and don't forget to enter the giveaway!


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***This giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents only. It ends on December 3 at midnight, and the winner will be randomly selected.

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