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Bacon and Cheddar cheese baked into creamy red skinned mashed potatoes.
I’m sharing this now because Thanksgiving is next week but you can totally make this anytime of year. I mean who doesn’t love loaded mashed potatoes? I could probably eat loaded mashed potatoes every week, not that we do haha but I could. ?
There is just something amazingly comforting about mashed potatoes packed full of crispy bacon, cream and shredded cheese. Right now we’re falling into ”comfort food weather” and I’m ridiculously excited
Don’t get me wrong, I actually loved Summer this year which is odd for me. I normally don’t like summer. I mean I like summer because my birthday is smack dab in the middle of summer but let me tell ya something, body image and self confidence make summer a rough awful time for some people (ME!)
But this past year I embraced myself, it was hard but I did my best to push my self confidence up and my self doubt down and I enjoyed the warm breeze and sandy beaches without care….ok with little care. ?
But Fall is here now and I’m smitten with the leaves and cooler temperatures, mainly because I can break out the hoodies. I would totally live in hoodies if I could; hoodies and yoga pants for life y’all!
Since it’s Fall (and almost winter) I’m going to embrace the cold and curl up with my hoodie, yoga pants and loaded mashed potatoes.
In the past I’ve blogged about how much I wanted to relax during the winter, curl up on the couch and just enjoy life, do you remember? I’ve had such a hard time over the past 7 or so years with just relaxing. Every winter I would imagine cold evenings wrapped up in a fleece blanket on the couch with a good book and a large mug of hot coco but I couldn’t ever get myself relaxed enough to enjoy it. I would try to sit down with a book and get 2 pages in and have to get up and move around.
But things are-a-changin’….it’s the new apartment I tell ya! I’m so happy here. We may not be in Wilmington yet but this apartment is what I needed. I never thought that I’d be an apartment kinda girl but I think I was made for apartment living. Something about this place calms my nerves, I’ve been sleeping better, I love being in the kitchen here and I am 100% able to just relax!
You have no idea how amazing this is for me. This is the first time in the past 6 years that I’ve just been happy with where I’m at. I mean I was happy at the last house we lived at but now that I’m here I realize that we weren’t totally happy there.
For the first time in 6 years I can cuddle on my couch with a mug of hot chocolate in front of our fireplace and just be in the moment. I mean I’m still an over thinker and I’m always “planning for the future”, but I’m actually just enjoying life. It’s wonderful. <3