Nov 21, 2014

And I'm Also Thankful For!

I did this post last Thanksgiving, too, and I think it's really fun!  There are some big things that everyone can say they are thankful for- family, great friends, etc  We could go on and on about how thankful we are for those things but what else are you thankful for?  What about those daily things, big or small, that just make you really happy?  Here are a few of mine!

1. The ability to take a shower uninterrupted by a cute toddler when I have house guest who can watch him while I shower!  Oh, and on the weekends when my husband does it!

2. Those $10 fast cash coupons some stores give with purchase.  I know its a trick to get you to come back in, but I love me some $10 off!

3. Starbucks cinnamon dolce lattes on a cold winters day.

4. The Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade.  It's the best and I always smile when Santa shows up at the end.

5. When the neighbors yard man also blows the leaves off my yard saving me from having to rake when it's 20 degrees outside the day before leaf pick up!

6. Big Bang Theory reruns on TBS weeknights!  It is my go-to show during those times my husband is out of town for work!

What are you also thankful for?

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Nov 20, 2014

Fall Style: Take Four!

I was scrolling through my phone and realized I do take a lot of outfit photos, but since they are "selfies" they don't usually end up in these posts.  I decided to go ahead and share some of those outfits this week for the my Fall Style post!  So here are four outfits from this fall!

Some things I learned doing this post: I love my silver flats and I love my JCrew necklace!

 I wore this on Halloween, which was perfect for walking around trick or treating with my son!  This sweater was an impulse buy at the outlets, but its a great basic that I can style different ways this winter, too!

This was one of my fall date night outfits!  I love this sweater from Ann Taylor LOFT!  It is so comfortable and I like how the front and back are slightly different.

I wore this combo to the cocktail party a the conference I went to a few weeks ago.  Honestly, I was freezing and wished I had brought my blazer down the party with me but it was Florida so I didn't even think it would be an issue.

I wore this outfit to the conference in Florida!  White isn't the best color for photos, but I really wanted to wear these pants one more time this fall, because they are way too thin to wear in the cold. 

Next week is the last week of my Fall Style link up!  After that I will continue posting about fashion, but I will instead be joining some other great fashion link ups such as What Wives Wear over at Curly Crafty Mom and What I Wore with The Pleated Poppy!  Let me know if you have any suggestions for other fashion link ups I should check out!

Did you write about fashion this week?  I'd love for you to join me and link up with the Fall Style Link Up!

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Nov 19, 2014

Apple Pie Smoothie Recipe

Fall is the best time of the year for apples with great prices and even more variety available.  We love smoothies in our house so I thought- why not create a smoothie featuring apples as the main ingredient and I came up with this Apple Pie Smoothie recipe!  I've made these a couple of times now and my toddler loves them!

 Apple Pie Smoothie

You will need:

  • 1 apple of choice- chopped
  • 1 6 ounce vanilla yogurt
  • 1/2 cup apple cider or juice
  • 1/2 tsp. apple pie spice (recipe below)
  • 1 tsp brown sugar (or regular if you don't have brown)
  • Throw everything in a blender and blend until smooth!
  • Add a handful ice if you want it to be extra cold.

Apple pie spice is a little pricey as far as spices go, but you can make it yourself with spices you most likely have already!  There are several ways to make apple pie spice and here is mine:

  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons allspice
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
Store it in an airtight container for future smoothies or pie!


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