Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween! Chickens and Throwbacks

Happy Halloween!
From our little Chicken :)

We had so much fun dressing Andrew up yesterday for his first Halloween party.  It's one of those costumes that he'll probably look back at, and just shake his head at us.  A chicken?  Really, mom?

But we think it's pretty cute.

Hope y'all have a fun and safe night!  
We will be doing a neighborhood parade, and a little trick-or-treating too. 
Will be back Monday with a recap!  

(and just for fun...a little throwback to a few Halloweens past)

{2010 - Dukes of Hazzard}

{2011 - Hippie Chic}

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{2012 - Flapper Girl}

Can't believe that was last year - just waiting on that Lil' Pumpkin ;)

linking up with Amanda and Liz!

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Monday, October 27, 2014

Weekend Update

It's Monday (again?!), and it's time for a Weekend Update!  
We had a pretty low-key weekend, which was nice after a busy week.  

On Friday, I finally got into the decorating spirit, and added some Halloween flair to our bar cart :) 
I like how it turned out! 

Later, I took Andrew to Barnes and Nobles for a Halloween story-time, and meet and greet with Curious George!  I put this adorable Moose hat on Andrew, and snapped a couple pics before the event.  

"Moose on the loose!"

Saturday, we were invited to a Diwali celebration at one of John's coworker's homes.  It was so wonderful to get a chance to enjoy authentic Indian cuisine, and learn about their traditions.  
Thank you for including us, Ankit!  And making it a baby-friendly day!  ;)

I made a Target run to get some safety pins...
and ended up in here, which always happens.

{this outfit has been on repeat for the last 2 weeks!}

I walked out with this top for layering, 
and also picked up these Pumpkin Spice waffles, which I have been loving! 

someone else is a fan of them too ;)

I tried a few new recipes over the weekend, and I just have to share my latest obsession with you:
Avocado Egg Toast!  

{toasted ezekial bread, avocado seasoned with salt/pepper/lime juice, and fried egg on top}

It was also the weekend of soups, and John and I both LOVED these two I made from scratch:

Beef Stew

Sunday, I busted out my bright pink dress, that I paired with black tights and booties.  It definitely is one of those dresses that just makes me smile!  And I love how it can be worn throughout all the seasons with different shoes and styling.

Hope y'all had a great weekend!
And Happy Halloween Week!

{cutest little pumpkin}

Linking up with Biana and Leeann!


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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!


(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!

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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*


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