Golden nuggets of wisdom from yours truly.

by Elizabeth on December 5, 2013

Please don’t judge me by the weird title of this post. I’d blame it on pregnancy brain but I guess that’s where you forget everything (also happening…)
Now where was I going with this? Oh right, wisdom. I learned a few essential life lessons yesterday and it would be wrong of me not to share them with you. Maybe the title “Life Lessons with Liz” would have been less corny? No? Ok.
First, you need a best friend who monograms. And buys you cupcakes to make the fact that your birthday cake is long gone not seem so devastating. (Poor little guy on the bottom right barely survived the brake slamming incident.)

I wanted to show you how big they are hence my hand photo bombing the picture.

Secondly, it should be a federal law that hungry pregnant women are not allowed to go grocery shopping. I mean seriously, what is this crap?


Thirdly, I realized when I got home that apparently one of my biggest life fears is running out of nut butter. Heaven forbid. Yes, that is a 6 pound jar back there.

Fourthly, this candle will increase your quality of life by about 73%. I don’t want to light it for too long and waste it, so I just make sure to walk by it frequently and inhale deeply. Just like I do when I run by McDonald’s.

P.S. I keep that A&M beanie by our bed so that when I see it I think about our little baby wearing it once he or she is here. It makes me happy.
Lastly, seasonal coffee really does enhance the seasonal experience. Even if it’s so hot you choose to drink it with ice.

1. What’s your favorite candle scent currently?
2. Are you a nut butter hoarder like apparently I am?
3. Favorite way to drink coffee?

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jojo @ RunFastEatLots December 5, 2013 at 8:17 am

My fave way to drink coffee is black, though I like a soy cafe au lait every now and then
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2 Elizabeth @ Positive Change December 5, 2013 at 9:52 am

I am loving any candles that have apple and cinnamon!
I am a pretty bad hoarder of the nut butters, but for some reason I only have 1 jar right now and going out to get some more because that will not last through the weekend!
I love black coffee with a little bit of cinnamon added for some yummy flavors!
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3 D @ The Kosher Cave Girl December 5, 2013 at 10:23 am

My nut butter stash is big, but yours is pretty darn impressive. And those cupcakes…. I think I’m drooling. I kid you not.
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4 courtney December 5, 2013 at 10:35 am

i love pine and vanilla candles in the winter, though i’ve been rocking a mulled cider one lots, too.

MAJOR nut-butter hoarder!!! sunflower-seed, almond, peanut, speculoos, ALL of it.

black coffee or bust. ALTHOUGH, if it’s iced, gotta have some maple syrup and milk in there! =]


5 Kelsey December 5, 2013 at 11:02 am

Your peanut butter obsession is on my level girlfriend! I 6lb jar might last a month in my house. Bad news bears! I love the mulled cider candles from walmart! And coffee needs flavored creamer for this girl. Pumpkin spice is out for the year, onto the holiday peppermints!
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6 Kim @ healthy nest December 5, 2013 at 11:19 am

Haha! This was so fun to read. I want that candle and the flavored coffee in my hands right NOW.
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7 Susan December 5, 2013 at 11:27 am

Holiday candles are filling my house right now. I am a nut butter hoarder. I have three in my fridge I am working on (tahini, almond butter, peanut butter) and about 6 back ups in storage. I eat it multiple times per day! I always drink coffee with almond milk + a bit of hazelnut creamer! HOT. Another one of life’s joys for me!!


8 Lauren December 5, 2013 at 11:45 am

I love candles during the holidays. They are the best scents! I really like Marshmallow Fireside from BBW. Smells delish! At one point, I had over 10 jars of nut butter but currently I have 5. Better, right?! I’m working on the issue ;)

I ALWAYS have to have hot coffee. I’ll even put it in the microwave to make it even hotter!
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9 [email protected] December 5, 2013 at 12:08 pm

haha Love your random grocery store purchases!


10 Courtney @ Don't Blink. Just Run. December 5, 2013 at 5:14 pm

Those cinnamon rolls look awesome!

My favorite right now is the “Home For The Holidays” scent by Yankee Candle. I would burn it year round but my wife won’t let me. LOL

I don’t hoard the nut butter, but I currently have 3 different kinds in my house right now…one of which is the amazing White Chocolate Wonderful I see you have as well. Love that stuff! I literally only started drinking coffee two months ago so I’ve only had it hot because it’s been cold. My favorite is a chocolate glazed doughnut flavor (which still just tastes like coffee to me but is really yummy!).
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11 Andrea R. @ Morning Runner Girl December 5, 2013 at 8:23 pm

YES i am a nut butter hoarder! There is no such thing as too much. Nope….

LOVE COFFEE. Any time, anywhere. If it is too late in the afternoon, I switch to decaf. I drink it all 100% black… and i savior every sip!! And i probably have more every day than normal people do in a week. But i don’t Care! If that is my “worst vice”… then so be it! :)

love the little hat!! so excited for you!!
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12 Avery @ YoungAspirations December 6, 2013 at 5:07 pm

I laughed out loud at your peanut butter stash. That is hilarious! At least if you ever got stuck in a hurricane or something, you’d have your peanut butter covered :) Those cinnamon rolls are giving me cravings for one! Every time I see a picture of something yummy it turns into a craving, haha. This could be a problem!
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