Around 1 PM, I twittered:


And then I drove to the grocery store and bought myself a mini pumpkin pie.  πŸ™‚


Hands down the best mid-afternoon snack EVER (I had about 1/3 of the pie):




I also snacked on grapes:


And dinner was two pieces of veggie pizza (homemade by the Husband) and melon:


IÒ€ℒm still a wee bit hungry and I predict granola and Chobani is in my future.  πŸ™‚


After class, I posted this Operation Beautiful note in the bathroom:


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Going to go spend time with the puppies and the HusbandÒ€¦


Have a wonderful night!


WhatÒ€ℒs your favorite kind of pie?  My favorite is Key Lime, but Pumpkin runs a close second!



  • Lauren October 7, 2009, 8:14 pm

    Afternoon pie is just what we all need some days! I am pretty much obsessed with pumpkin, but oddly enough, I’m not a HUGE fan of the pie. I would so much perfer a pecan or an apple pie.

    I don’t think I’ve ever really had a true Key Lime Pie. I think I must change this soon, because I can’t imagine that I wouldn’t love it! πŸ˜‰

    Happy Wednesday Caitlin!

  • Dawn (HealthySDLiving) October 7, 2009, 8:15 pm

    Pumpkin is definitely my favorite–I need to find a mini one like that!

  • Nikka @ HealthfulGirl October 7, 2009, 8:20 pm

    Pumpkin Pie all the way!!!

  • Amanda October 7, 2009, 8:22 pm

    Coconut cream and pecan are my favorites! And now I want some… hehe.

  • MelissaNibbles October 7, 2009, 8:24 pm

    I’m a member of Team Cake! No pie for me. I’ve never liked it. I always bake a red velvet cake on Thanksgiving in protest πŸ™‚

  • Allison October 7, 2009, 8:26 pm


  • Evan Thomas October 7, 2009, 8:27 pm

    I make a crustless pumpkin pie that’s as light as any in terms of calories and texture. It’s almost more of a mousse, and it’s absolutely delicious. I can’t wait to break it out for Thanksgiving

  • Jacqueline October 7, 2009, 8:28 pm

    Chocolate Silk from Marie Callanders. And I’m not even a pie lover.

  • Morgan October 7, 2009, 8:30 pm

    Pumpkin or pecan all the way!
    So happy James is feeling better πŸ™‚

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is October 7, 2009, 8:30 pm

    OMG that looks so good. I cant wait for pumpkin pie!

  • angieinatlanta October 7, 2009, 8:32 pm

    Yum! I love a good pumpkin pie! I’m definitely a big fan of strawberry or blueberry pie but only in the summer.

    Great afternoon snack idea!

  • Courtney October 7, 2009, 8:33 pm

    I love dutch apple pie! The crumb topping is just so delicious. Cherry pie is very very close second.

  • Anne P October 7, 2009, 8:36 pm

    AHHHHH i’m OBSESSED with pumpkin pie. now i want some.

  • Abby (Abby's VeGaN Eats) October 7, 2009, 8:37 pm

    Gotta love good ol apple pie (the co-op by us makes dairy-free!) YUMM. πŸ™‚

  • Gloria October 7, 2009, 8:38 pm

    Awesome choice on the pie! Pumpkin pie is definitely my favorite. Peanut butter pie is soo good too but my stomach can only handle a tiny bit.

  • Kirsten October 7, 2009, 8:38 pm

    Pumpkin pie and Banoffee pie if banoffee actually counts as pie, YUM

  • Freckles October 7, 2009, 8:39 pm

    I LOVE Key Lime Pie!!!!!!! Pecan Pie is my second πŸ™‚

  • Shannon (The Daily Balance) October 7, 2009, 8:45 pm

    pumpkin pie is the best! followed by apple πŸ˜‰

  • Julia October 7, 2009, 8:46 pm

    Key lime pie is definitely my favorite, but during the fall, pumpkin is definitely the best, warm with a little ice cream or whipped cream…YUM!

  • K October 7, 2009, 8:48 pm

    Pumpkin pie!! One of the best things about fall πŸ™‚

    The second? Cider donuts!

  • AshleyLauren October 7, 2009, 8:49 pm

    My mama’s kentucky derby pie!! I think it involves bourbon…and lots of chocolate πŸ™‚

  • Kristine October 7, 2009, 8:50 pm

    i LOVE pumpkin pie. and my moms apple pie using apples from our yard :]

  • Bec October 7, 2009, 8:51 pm

    pumpkin pie= amazingness! we got fresh apple pie at our department meeting tonight

  • brandi October 7, 2009, 8:53 pm

    i love that you had pie for a snack πŸ™‚

    favorite pie: my mom’s homemade fudge pie, hands down. She only makes it Thankgiving and Christmas and I LOVE it. Especially for breakfast!

  • VeggieGirl October 7, 2009, 8:59 pm

    I love CHERRY pie πŸ™‚

  • Cynthia (It All Changes) October 7, 2009, 9:06 pm

    I saw you twitter and giggled. I love pumpkin pie. But I would choose lemon meriange or key lime any day over it. I love citrus.

  • Amanda October 7, 2009, 9:07 pm

    Key Lime pie is my favorite too. But pecan is a close 2nd.

  • Justy2003 October 7, 2009, 9:11 pm

    Mom’s apple pie is my favorite! It’s delicious and reminds me of holidays with the family πŸ™‚ I think pumpkin is a close second!

  • Jolene ( October 7, 2009, 9:14 pm

    Pumpkin is my fave!!

  • Marisa (Trim The Fat) October 7, 2009, 9:15 pm

    Mmmm…it’s pumpkin pie time! I like mine with a streusel topping!

  • Joelle (The Pancake Girl) October 7, 2009, 9:20 pm

    Pumpkin, no doubt!!

  • Sheri October 7, 2009, 9:27 pm

    I do love pumpkin pie but Lemon Merinque is my favorite!

  • Tay October 7, 2009, 9:28 pm

    RIGHT ON! I’m love with your snack. Pumpkin pie is amazing!! As is Marie Callendar’s apple & Kahlua.

  • Jenna October 7, 2009, 9:31 pm

    i love apple pie πŸ™‚ yummmmmm!

  • Mica October 7, 2009, 9:33 pm

    Mmm, I always have a hankering for pie (but a bigger hankering for cake).

    Keylime is probably my favorite because it’s so tart, but I also really like chocolate silk pie. Does that make me a 5 year-old?

  • Naomi(onefitfoodie) October 7, 2009, 9:42 pm

    KEY LIME! hands down is my fav! THEN pumpkin, but pecan pie is so delicious too!

    your Pumpkin pie looks amazing! and so does that homemade pizza by the husband!!

  • Julie October 7, 2009, 9:44 pm

    Pumpkin and blueberry – my childhood fave.

  • Laura@FindingAHealthyBalance October 7, 2009, 9:45 pm

    I LOVE PIE!!! All kinds! My favorites are in order below:

    1) Pumpkin
    2) Coconut Cream
    3) Banana Cream
    4) Key Lime
    5) Chocolate
    6) Apple w/crumb topping

    =) Laura @ Finding A Healthy Balance (after a “100 Pound” weight loss)

  • Weekly Bite October 7, 2009, 10:00 pm

    Pumpkin tops, but as a Texas girl, Pecan runs a very close second!

  • emily October 7, 2009, 10:20 pm

    I love love love key lime pie – I’ve even mixed it in with Greek yogurt! – but this ( kind of kicks its butt!

  • Lizzy October 7, 2009, 10:39 pm

    MMMM pie! love this! I’m so glad the writing is going well! πŸ™‚

  • Lee October 7, 2009, 10:39 pm

    Definitely pumpkin. Although coconut cream is pretty good too. Actually, all pie is pretty good.

  • Jamie October 7, 2009, 10:39 pm

    I love coconut cream! But pumpkin is a definite must for this time of year. πŸ™‚

  • Madeline @ GreensAndJeans October 7, 2009, 10:47 pm

    I am the pumpkin queen, but I have to say sweet potato pie is my absolute favorite!

  • Aggie October 7, 2009, 10:53 pm

    Huge fan of key lime pie! But I’ll take pumpkin pie any day! and mud pie! who am I kidding…I’ll eat any pie! πŸ™‚

  • Jessie (Vegan-minded) October 7, 2009, 11:02 pm

    Aren’t those little Publix pies the cutest? I would have to say my favorite pies are pumpkin and apple, I can’t choose between the two. I really love key lime too πŸ™‚

  • Amy October 7, 2009, 11:29 pm

    Wow, I wonder when I last had pie! I love blueberry, peach, or apple cobbler. But my favorite Thanksgiving pie is Mincemeat Pie! It is so decadent, and I really don’t understand why more people don’t like it!

  • Whole Body Love October 7, 2009, 11:42 pm

    Can I have two faves? Coconut Meringue and Pumpkin with (gasp) Cool Whip.

  • Liz October 7, 2009, 11:45 pm

    Pumpkin pie is for sure my fave! That is a really cute mini pie you got!

  • Morgan @ Life After Bagels October 7, 2009, 11:48 pm

    If my bf walks over and sees the pic of that pie, I am dead meat. I’m making him wait for Sunday, it’s Thanksgiving at my house!

  • mikey October 8, 2009, 12:10 am

    that pumpkin pie looks sooo good! writing a book requires pie, lol. does cheesecake qualify as a pie? πŸ™‚

  • Felicia October 8, 2009, 12:18 am

    I LOVE that you bought a mini pumpkin pie! So delicious. I am a huge fan of mini desserts.

    My favorite pie is definitely apple. That’s how I started liking fruit a few years ago. Odd, I know! I’m a work in progress when it comes to the fruit category. πŸ™‚

  • Diana October 8, 2009, 2:08 am

    My fav kind of pie… I honestly love almost anything ahah I don’t usually eat it so I can’t really think of flavors. That little pumpkin pie looks so good!

  • Sarah @ See Sarah Eat October 8, 2009, 8:38 am

    My husband’s aunt makes this chocolate pie around the holidays that is to die for. But I do love pumpkin too. πŸ™‚

  • Emily (Emily Eats and Exercises) October 8, 2009, 8:48 am

    Mmm…Pumpkin Pie. I used to make it for Thanksgiving every year, but we always had lots of leftovers – my apple pie was more popular. I might just have to make it for myself anyway.

  • Emmett losing weight October 8, 2009, 9:13 am

    My favorite is peanut butter pie!

  • Traci October 8, 2009, 9:39 am

    Pie! Yummm. Handsdown favorite is absoltely custard. So good.

  • Meg @ Be Fit Be Full October 8, 2009, 9:45 am

    Warm apple pie with vanilla ice cream. At least two scoops! Mmmmm…

  • Tina October 8, 2009, 10:50 am

    Haha I love that you had pumpkin pie as a snack! Good idea!! My favorite pie is this chocolate pecan one that my sister made last Thanksgiving. Sooo good!

  • Tammy October 8, 2009, 1:39 pm

    I think my favorite pie is strawberry rhubarb…my grandma used to make a killer strawberry rhubarb pie with berrie and rhubarb from her garden and it was the perfect combo of sweet and tangy flavors. Second, would be just about any kind of chocolate pie or peach pie…homemade crust, of course!

  • Angie (Losing It and Loving It) October 8, 2009, 1:41 pm

    Oh boy favorite kind of pie is a toss up between peanut butter pie and pecan pie. Haven’t had either in such a long time because I know how bad they are for me and I can’t control myself around them LOL

  • Amanda @ Cakes and Ale October 8, 2009, 1:46 pm

    I really love key lime too. However, chocolate cream pie (flaky crust, chocolate filling and meringue topping) is up there too!

  • Nicole (dishin') October 8, 2009, 2:07 pm

    Apple or Boston Cream Pie!!

  • dorothy October 8, 2009, 7:24 pm

    pumpkin pie!!!! my absolute favorite.
    MUST stop by my bakery and pick some up now! πŸ˜‰

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