Mulled Cider

I have always been a huge apple cider lover from little on.  But I always drink my apple cider warm.  If I wanted it cold, I would reach for apple juice!  So when a friend from my old job brought this mulled cider into work last fall, I knew that I was going to be asking for the recipe before I even tried it and I was right!  I made this for a party we…

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Do You Meal Plan?

Lately I have been wanting to get into a routine.  Be more organized; put my life together kind of thing.  There have been countless nights where I get home from work, peek in the fridge and almost immediately start stressing out about what we should have for dinner that night.  I have been meaning to start this for a while and I am finally going to do it (after a few too many weeks of…

Iced Pumpkin Cookies

Everything has been smelling like fall lately.  Just the way October should smell.  I decided tonight would be the night I made my house smell like fall too.  These cookies did just the trick.  Now I’m usually more of an apples person when it comes to baking in the fall but these little bites of heaven tasted like a miniature cake they were so soft!  The icing I had made a little too thin so…

Happy Weekend

What are your plans for this weekend? We’re having friends over for a cookout and bonfire on Saturday and I’m hoping to try out this this slow cooker apple crisp. In other news, we have our 20 week appointment on Tuesday!  I’m so excited but nervous!  It seems like everyone else who’s having babies have a gut feeling about their gender and I haven’t got the slightest idea!  That can’t be true, right?  I’ll keep you updated on the giant debate…

Two Peas in a Pod (But Not …

I mentioned on here before that one of my very closest friends is having twins!!  It’s her first pregnancy and those little boys have been treating her very good so far.  She’s due before the year is over and this past Sunday we spent celebrating her and her little gentlemen!  It was one of the sweetest showers I’ve ever been to!  Not only was this beautiful mama-to-be surrounded with family and friends who love her…

Wednesday Quickie

Life has been filled with baby things, enjoying autumn and a whole lot of crockpot action in the kitchen lately.  I have been full on diary of a mad kitchen woman the past few weeks and I don’t want my cooking frenzy to stop anytime soon.  So for now I will leave you with some very happy feeling pictures while I go chop some more things to tuck into crockpot number three.  They’re mostly just…

October

I like challenges.  And lists.  And setting goals.  I kind of thrive on these actually.  They’re my jam even if I don’t always achieve them (insert “never” here).  So when I flipped to the page in this book that said 30 day self-portrait challenge, I automatically set my date for the first of October!  Why not?  It’s the best month anyways not to mention the perfect fresh start with the air feeling crisp and the…