So I get that you think my title is an exaggeration because who would really eat 7 pounds of potatoes but friends, I'm here to declare my gluttony for carbs. I haven't stopped since last Sunday and it just keeps on going. Every day I wake up and I tell myself "Erin, you will not eat mashed potatoes for breakfast today.." and then what do I do? I go to the fridge, open it up to scan my options and I think "OH MY GOSH! MASHED POTATOES!" and like an American who was just given a fortune cookie for free [totally happened to me this week and it was amazing] I shovel it all into my face and then I delight in laughter followed by a nap. It's a beautiful thing this whole not being able to button my pants cycle I'm on #foreverinleggings. Fortunately my next post is going to consist of a calorie scorching workout because balance people, but holy balls - I'm full. I can't figure out why.

Well I guess I may have a slight idea.

The good news is that I will be in a bikini in just a few short days and the horrible news is that I will be in a bikini in a few short days. I'm totally declaring the tunic the new tankini, it's going to be a thing just wait.

Anyways, back to our Thanksgiving. We were fortunate enough to spend the past week with all of the ones we love the most - liquor, beer and wine.

And family. I must not forget about them either. Between hosting my side at our house [and catching the stove on fire, another story for another day], hitting up Cracker Barrel on Thanksgiving Day [because we are 83 you must not forget] and traveling to my brother-in-law and sister-in-laws today for yet another amazing meal, we were able to laugh, sing, dance, play games and look for lost chewed up gum in all of our living room rugs and couches. Fortunately it was found - on my butt, on my pleather leggings. Phew. This whole clan we've got here, I wouldn't trade em' for the world. Gum butts and all.

One highlight I would especially like to remember from this year's Thanksgiving was when we were playing Ellen's Heads Up game and my five year old niece was the one guessing the clues. The word wine appeared on her forehead and within seconds of the crowd yelling "GRANDPA DRINKS THIS! IT'S FOR ADULTS ONLY!" she proudly proclaimed "WINE!".

Atta girl.

She then proceeded to nail the word Plum so basically my related down line are freaking geniuses [thanks to me obviously].

Despite the extra weight I'm now carrying around, it has been a great week and one that has me absolutely not wanting to return back to reality anytime soon. I'll leave you with an unfocused photo of Shawn and I because well, because it's all I got. Pass the potatoes please.




  1. Sounds like you had an amazing Thanksgiving! I too ate my weights worth in food and won't be able to button my pants for a while. I need to kick my butt into shape!

  2. Hahaha sounds like a lovely (and eventful) Thanksgiving. I'm so shocked and impressed by the amount of snow by you! It's lovely x

  3. Looks like such a great Thanksgiving! I think I ate my weight in mashed potatoes! So yum!

  4. I am ABSOLUTELY on Team Stretch Pants all week. Seriously. I haven't worn actual pants since Wednesday.

    I hosted my first thanksgiving at our house (yay newlyweds) and I am SO SICK OF LEFTOVERS. OK who am I kidding .. hahaha

  5. My hero. I did the same w/ mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie too, and THEN my family decided this was the time to go to this insanely huge seafood buffet. I've never been in such pain. Worth it.

  6. i love love love your turkey hat ... that is too much! ( :

  7. Your younger niece looks a lot like you! :)

  8. Looks like an amazing Thanksgiving! I love mashed potatoes as well :P

    Laura | Laura Aime Vous

  9. Where is your outfit from?
    Btw, a huge fan of mashed potatoes and gravy.. YUM!

  10. Tell me how you wear your blanket scarves! Do they look like a huge knot in the back? I have approximately 282389372.2 of them, and I never wear them because I don't have a long enough torso for all of the scarf-i-ness (I'm 5'11!) ... or I'm just not scarfing right.

    Help me, lovie! You're my only hope! :)


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