Errand Runner

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The last 12 hours or so have been filled with lots of errands.  The most fun one?  Going to a massive consignment sale hosted by For Every Season; for local readers, I think the event lasts through the weekend.  I love the HECK out of these children’s consignment events (this is my second; I think they host similar events in most major cities).  I was always a thrifter but now that I have Henry to shop for, it’s even better.


See the row of clothes on the second level?  SO. MANY. DEALS.  I walked away with:  a bottle warmer, new bottles (in their original packaging!), a baby carrier (going to try another brand to see if Henry likes it), and 15 different pieces of clothing for a mere $78.   If I were paying retail, I would’ve only been able to afford the carrier and warmer.  I can’t wait until the baby is more into toys so I can snag some big goodies, like slides and playhouses.


Errand #2:  Routine baby doctor appointment.  Grandpa came, too, which was amazing because the doctor was running an hour late and Henry was in desperate need of lots of entertainment.  Two adults are far more amusing than one.


Survey says… Henry is healthy as a colt. 


And last, but not least, I accompanied DadHTP on a shopping trip – he wanted new glasses.  Shopping for new glasses for yourself is hellish.  Shopping for someone else is so much more fun.  We picked out a blue and a brown pair.


And thankfully, now I am done with errands for the next few days!




A stir-fry of chopped veggies and lentils with a few hummus-stuffed mushrooms on the side.



What errands are y’all tackling today? 



  • Liza August 22, 2012, 1:14 pm

    I just got a new iPhone but have to go back to the AT&T store to have them help me transfer some photos and set up my visual voicemail. That’s after work… and then home for a glass of wine and walking the dog!

    HENRY IS SO DARN CUTE! That picture of him may be one of my favorites yet!

  • Katherine August 22, 2012, 1:18 pm

    It feels weird to call this an errand, but I am just about to meet my fiance to get our Marriage License! Our wedding is in exactly 1 month. Yay!

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat August 22, 2012, 1:31 pm

    Very productive!! My errands today include picking up some watermelons while they’re still on sale ($2.77 – wahooo!), picking up a birthday present for my mum, and so far, that’s it!

  • Cassie D. August 22, 2012, 1:32 pm

    No errands yet today for me (just work!), but I had to comment and say how freakin’ adorable the look on Henry’s face is in that photo. He is too cute!

  • Katie @ Peace Love & Oats August 22, 2012, 1:33 pm

    oh gosh, my to do list is a mile long! Not sure if I’ll even make it out of my apartment to get to the ones that require stores!

  • Rachel August 22, 2012, 1:40 pm

    Henry is so peachy colored! Adorable.

  • Katie @ Talk Less, Say More August 22, 2012, 1:43 pm

    Today is pretty much an errand free day (yay!) but yesterday consisted of dropping off paperwork at my leasing office and picking up a few groceries. Tomorrow includes getting the car checked out before my trip and possibly some doctor appointments in the next few days….eww!

  • Tanya @ Vegan Faith August 22, 2012, 1:43 pm

    Totally random…I know the guy and baby in your first photo! They are some of our very good friends!

  • Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed August 22, 2012, 1:45 pm

    I have laundry to do later, but first I need to not fall asleep through the rest of my work day and then coach a cheerleading practice. Gotta find some energy somewhere!

  • Amy @ What Jew Wanna Eat August 22, 2012, 1:46 pm

    I make those hummus stuffed mushrooms all the time- sometimes adding pesto or Parma. Love it!

  • Michelle @ Eat Move Balance August 22, 2012, 1:49 pm

    Stuffed mushrooms!! So good–I have some portobellas at home–that’s got my brain turning now.

  • Chloe (In Fine Feather) August 22, 2012, 1:50 pm

    Ah shopping for babies is so much fun! Unfortunately I’m a broke grad student so I haven’t been doing much spending besides paying bills & registering my car, but I do plan on getting some cute fall clothes once I save up a small amount 🙂

  • Annette@FitnessPerks August 22, 2012, 1:53 pm

    WOW! That looks like that sale was rocking–good to know they have those kinds of things.

    Errand today: drop off books at library and pick up a DVD I requested. Yay! (oh, and driving to go teach BodyPUMP, that’s part of a job, not really an errand. hah)

  • Claire @ Live and Love to Eat August 22, 2012, 1:56 pm

    Might be my favorite picture of Henry so far… “Seriously Mom, let’s get out of here!”

  • Erin @ Big Girl Feats August 22, 2012, 2:07 pm

    I just love when big men hold small babies – the size difference is so cute!

    Mine are to drop off bags of clothes to a consignment shop and that’s pretty much it. I just dealt with mechanics/car registration/car stuff for the last two days so I think it’s time to put my feet up and watch Dawson’s Creek on Netflix…totally embracing this stay-cation!

  • Vicki August 22, 2012, 2:11 pm

    No errands today! First night this week with nothing to do after work so it’s time to relax!!

  • Mollie August 22, 2012, 2:23 pm

    Those hummus stuffed mushrooms look fantastic! Do you heat them up or eat them cold? I’d love to get a ‘recipe’ from you, although they look super simple.

    • Caitlin August 22, 2012, 9:15 pm

      Just scoop out the center of the shrooms and scoop in hummus, bake at 425 for 20 minutes.

  • Morgan @ moments of mmm August 22, 2012, 2:37 pm

    No errands today. I am so looking forward to going home, making dinner and just relaxing. Henry is too cute by the way…can’t even take it! 🙂

  • Katie D. August 22, 2012, 2:49 pm

    I just got back from my lunch time errends – picking up new rubberbands for my braces, picking up my FREE photo college from Walgreens (makes me want to go on another cruise!) and buying 4 bags of coffee on super sale (clearence + coupons) for our office coffee fund.

  • Laura @ She Eats Well August 22, 2012, 2:59 pm

    Working from home today, actually, to tackle errands. Laundry! Cleaning! A few phone appointments. Lots to do, feels good to get it done!

  • Joy August 22, 2012, 3:12 pm

    Today’s errands are: vet appointment, groceries at a few different stores, the post office, and FedEx. Hopefully laundry will make it in there too.

    That photo of Henry on your father’s lap is SO cute. He looks like a little angel there.

  • Kendra @ My Full-Thyme Life August 22, 2012, 3:13 pm

    Henry looks so cute! Glad to hear he is, “healthy as a colt!” I can’t get over how fast babies change and grow. Isn’t it amazing! I hope you are able to get some rest this afternoon and enjoy the rest of your day. 🙂

  • Lili August 22, 2012, 3:44 pm

    please post the recipe of this stir fry, when you have time?!! I love rice and lentils. what a colorful plate 🙂

    • Caitlin August 22, 2012, 9:16 pm

      There isn’t a real recipe – I just mixed pre-cooked lentils (from Trader Joe’s) with brown rice and added in stir-fry of pre-cut veggies (also from TJs). The veggies included celery, carrots, radishes, pepppers and other stuff. Add salt and Earth balance. That’s it!

  • Angie August 22, 2012, 3:48 pm

    Henry is adorable in the picture! His expression is priceless!

  • Amber K August 22, 2012, 3:52 pm

    No doctor appointments for me this week (yay! for the first time all summer) so I am actually going to try and get other things done. Grocery shopping, the bank, and the post office here I come!

  • Sam @ Better With Sprinkles August 22, 2012, 4:06 pm

    I baked my bff’s birthday cake today – that’s like the best errand ever. 🙂

  • K @ Finding a skinnier me August 22, 2012, 4:44 pm

    I dropped the puppy off to get fixed this morning, got to pick her back up this afternoon after work. I have to return a library book before my fines to get outrageous. Prepare myself for an interview tomorrow. I have a library book to pick up. Pay cell bill. Oh the list, it goes on and on and on! Your errands seem a lot more fun than mine 😉

  • Jen@HealthyFoodandFamily August 22, 2012, 6:15 pm

    Henry is getting so big! So cute!!!

  • Leslie August 22, 2012, 7:16 pm

    Is it me or does Henry really look A LOT like his Daddy? He’s beautiful, and getting so big!

  • Angela @ Happy Fit Mama August 22, 2012, 8:29 pm

    Consignment sales are the bees knees! Such a great way to stock up and save major $$!

  • Jun August 23, 2012, 1:41 am

    I’m curious, do u eat the mushrooms raw? Are they safe to be consumed raw? I assume cooked would turn out tastier, what is your preference?

    • Caitlin August 23, 2012, 8:17 am

      They are baked – cooking instructions are up in the comments!

  • Liz August 23, 2012, 2:25 am

    Love the picture of Henry & your dad 🙂

  • M.C. August 23, 2012, 10:12 am

    I don’t know what, but that picture of Henry and ur dad made me tear up.. it is so precious!
    I love how you can see his finger touching Henry’s foot… I love playing with little baby hands and feet… 🙂 Maybe every couple of years you will have a pic of a similar pose and you can start a collage… 🙂

  • M.C. August 23, 2012, 10:13 am

    oops… I mean “don’t know why”… the tears made me mess up… lol

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