Kate’s 5 Fun Things {Fall 2014}


So last week, I shared some of my big-ticket wish list items, the things I just can’t quite bring myself to buy but that I would love to have.


This week, I’m sharing the 5 things that I’ve fallen in love with in the last week. And the good news? They’re not $500 blenders. One of them is even free! Granted, movies aren’t particularly wallet-friendly, especially when you throw paying a babysitter into the mix, but the movies I’m excited about this week are both so good that they’re definitely worth it!

1. Interstellar.


Last weekend was the weekend of movies for our family. Before we had kids, my husband and I saw movies all.the.time. Since reproducing (and the more kids we have), we see fewer and fewer movies. Except for last weekend, apparently, when we saw two.

On Friday night, we got a babysitter and went to see Interstellar. I had zero hopes or expectations–in fact, when our babysitter asked what we were going to see, I said, “The Space Movie!” Space travel movies are generally not my genre of choice, and after a steady diet of animated features for the past almost-10 years, movies that are longer than 90 minutes are also generally not my first choice.

Well, I was wrong on every level. It blew me away. I sat on the edge of my seat, I had a good cathartic cry (or, like, 10…), and I never once felt like falling asleep. It was seriously the best movie I’ve seen in I can’t remember how long.

2. Big Hero 6.

big hero 6

The next day, we took our kids to see Big Hero 6. This was the first time we’ve taken 2-year-old Will to a movie since Oz the Great and Powerful when he was 9 months old and I paced up and down the steps of the theater for the second half of the movie. We all loved it. The animation was fantastic, the story was funny and touching, and Will not only sat for the whole thing, but he also left the movie saying, “Hairy baby!”, which made the entire experience worth it. Definitely a fun movie for the whole family.

3. Envy Apples.

envy apples

Envy apples are my favorite, but they’re rarely in season. Except for now! For the next few weeks, I’m stashing up on these crispy, sweet (but not too sweet), juicy apples that don’t brown when you cut them. Honeycrisps, move on over…

4. TrashHand Font.


I love this font–bold, easy-to-read, has a hand-written look. Plus, it’s free! Can’t beat that, right??

5. Mad Love Loafers.

Mad Love

If you think Toms are cute (or kind of cute), but you’re not prepared to pay high prices for mediocre shoes (even if they do go to a good cause), these shoes are a good compromise (they also filled the void when my Toms mysteriously disappeared…I’m pretty sure my husband was behind it.) Comfy, casual, great for fall, and not bank-breaking. Target, I can’t live without you.

So those are the little things I’m excited about this week! What about you guys?



  1. We took the kids to Big Hero 6, and at the VERY end, I finally got the title. . . because I’m bright like that. Then we got to go spend today with family, and it was really nice to see my aunt again (she has stage 4 cancer, and is just doing pain management at this point). I am looking forward to Thanksgiving week, my kids don’t have school and I think we all need a break. Also, Black Friday is my favorite holiday, so I’m excited for that. I think I’ll track down the Envy apples and see if I can share some of the cookie butter dip that was posted earlier with some friends that might need some girl time 🙂

  2. I’m excited about the weekend- and the Temple dedication out here in AZ! I would usually follow your recommendations without hesitation, but I’m still a little nervous about Interstellar…we’ll see if I can muster up the courage to go see it. At least for the popcorn…

  3. I have never heard of Envy apples but now I will be on the lookout. We have been debating seeing big hero 6 but I was worried it would be over my kids heads. Maybe we will have to check it out!

  4. I definitely want to see both those movies! Paying for a babysitter is so not fun, but it’s kind of necessary, right? 🙂

  5. I haven’t heard of envy apples, but it sounds like I need to find some.

    I was so confused about why you did a Scoop post on Wednesday instead of Thursday this week. Turns out today is Thursday and you actually did it the normal way. Where did my Wednesday go?

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