Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Favorite Halloween Treats

Halloween is almost here, and if you're anything like me, you may just have a couple parties/get togethers to go to!  Here are a few of my absolute FAVORITE fall treats that would be perfect to bring along!  And even if you don't have anywhere to go, make them for yourself - 
they are THAT yummy!  

(I looked back at my blog archives over the past several years, and these are my picks! Sorry for the poor photo quality/professionalism - these were back in my "I-don't-know-how-to-take-pictures" days.)



Owl Cupcakes
(chocolate cupcake mix, chocolate frosting, double stuff oreos and reeses pieces for the eyes/nose!)


Nutter Butter Ghosts
(Dip Nutter Butters in melted white chocolate, let cool, and then adorn with mini chocolate chips for the eyes!)

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Isn't this picture just everything?  NOT.  But I have to say, it's my most pinned recipe!  HA!


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(my fave! I make these all fall/winter - they are sooooo good!)




(Ok, if y'all don't make anything this fall, make THESE.  They are ooey, gooey, cinnamony, and pumpkiny, and they literally melt in your mouth.  A little bit tedious but oh-so-worth-it.  And they will make your entire house smell like a Cinnabon Factory.)


Which treat looks the yummiest to you??  

Linking up with Annie, and the gals today for lots of Halloween goodness!

Holiday Linkup

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Weekending - Girl's Reunion!

I just got back from the most wonderful and relaxing girl's weekend in Chesapeake Bay!  My four best girlfriends from college and I were able to leave our jobs, boys, and babies at home, and head off for a MUCH needed reunion!  

We had the most glorious fall weather, and spent the weekend dining al fresco, eating our weight in crab cakes, exploring the quaintest of towns, meeting the newest baby of the group, and catching up just like old times.  
It was a weekend for the books :)


{on the picturesque set of "Wedding Crashers"}
pretending to be scoping out the place for our upcoming nuptials ;)
(friendship bracelets)


friends since freshman year of college!


{exploring Annapolis}

So blessed by these friendships!
Love you girls!  Can't wait til our next reunion! 


Hope you all had a wonderful, relaxing weekend!
*linking up with Leeann and Biana today*

Weekending


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Friday, October 17, 2014

Friday Five

Can I get an "Amen" for the weekend?!
We have had a fun and busy week around here!  Hope y'all have had a good one too. 

1. BIRTHDAY WISHES

First and foremost, I have to give a quick shout out to my amazing DAD (who is celebrating in Paris - jealous!), and wish him "HAPPY BIRTHDAY!"  Love you so much and so thankful for you!  

In honor of my Dad, who has been a pilot for the past 40 years, I put Andrew in his cute-as-a-button airplane pajamas.  


This was actually the first clothing item I bought for Andrew after finding out we were having a boy.  They are getting a wee bit small on him, but I just can't pack them up!  #sentimentalmom


2. In My Shopping Bag

Image 1 of Wildfox Sweater With Yacht Club Print

I scooped up this adorable WILDFOX Yacht Club Sweater a couple weeks ago on Hautelook, and it finally arrived in the mail!  This is my first ever Wildfox item (they are crazy over-priced), but since this one was under $25, I thought I'd give it a try!   Well, it is probably the softest shirt I own now, and I absolutely love it!  So comfy and cozy, and I can see myself living in it year-round.  :)



I went a little cray at BBW this week, because we needed some new hand soap.  They were running a little sale, and I had a coupon as well, so these 6 made it into my bag.  I am absolutely obsesssssssed with the Pumpkin Spice Latte one!  


Now....let's talk ta-tas.


And perfect timing for Breast Cancer Awareness month!  
(Ladies - please do self checks!  I found a lump in college, that I ultimately had to get removed.  Please please check yourself! And get your Mammo if you're 40.)

So, my ta-tas have changed drastically over the past year (pregnancy, nursing, losing weight), and I simply had ZERO bras that fit.  So I dragged myself into the dreaded fitting room at Victoria's Secret yesterday to get measured.  It was actually pretty fun, and I ended up walking away feeling like a new woman!  It's amazing what a good-fitting bra will do for you!  


I went with the Victoria's Secret Demi Bra, and another Incredible Sports Bra!  
Highly recommend both!


3. Peddler's Village 


Some of my Mommy friends and I had the best day this week wandering around the adorable Peddler's Village in PA.  The weather was absolutely perfect, and we enjoyed all the fall decor, a fabulous al fresco lunch, and watching the kiddies play at the Giggleberry Fair.


Watch out - Moms coming through!




4. Recipes 

I tried out a few new recipes this week, but of course completely failed in my picture-taking skills.  
I did manage to take a couple, and will post links to the recipes below.


Ground Turkey Meatloaf - so moist and delicious!  Loved!

I tried out this Homemade Pesto recipe, to go with Baked Salmon, and it was so fresh and flavorful!  I actually made a large batch to freeze, so I''m sure we'll have it again next week.  


This is an oldie, but goodie, and I've been making it all week for my breakfast...



Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

2 bananas
1 cup almond milk
10 ice cubes
1 heaping spoonful of peanut butter
dash of cinnamon
dash of vanilla 
2 tbsp hazelnut coffee creamer

(blend and enjoy!)


5. Sam Smith

I saw this heartthrob perform on the Today Show this week, and I just about melted into the couch cushions!  Bye Bye Michael Buble (not really, I love you Michael!)....Hello Sam Smith!


Click to watch clip!  Amazing!
http://www.popsugar.com/entertainment/Sam-Smith-Sings-Today-Show-Video-35933039



And just for kicks....


This is my life. 


Linking up with Amanda


And Liz!




Hope y'all have a great weekend!  I am headed off to Chesapeake Bay for a College-Besties reunion!  I can't wait!



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