Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Loving Pumpkin Candles


Darlings, Mac gets back into town this evening and I am so excited!  I will say as much as I've missed Mac, the last couple nights have been cozy filled with chick flicks, good books, yoga pants, and pumpkin candles.  Do you have a favorite autumn candle?  For years I've been loving this Yankee Candle Spiced Pumpkin it just feels like home to me! 

You can find my other favorite autumn candles here, here, and here.  I'm also dying to get this one and this

Monday, September 29, 2014

Baked Apple Cider Doughnuts


Get ready for your new favorite fall recipe.  This weekend I took my cousin and his girlfriend to a local apple orchard that makes the best apple cider.  When I woke up yesterday morning I was craving doughnuts and knew we had just enough cider left to make a batch of these little gems.  So I grabbed my mini doughnut pan, brewed some coffee, and got to work! 

I've made apple cider doughnuts before but these are even easier for a relaxed morning.  Baked and not fried which means they're ready to go in 30 minutes!  I'm so glad I took the time to adapt this recipe because I'm going to be making it all autumn.  Recipe after the jump.  Happy apple season!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Food Porn Friday


Holly autumn apple batman!  These brown sugar apple scones look exactly like what I need this morning.  Short story, somehow last night a mosquito got into my bedroom around midnight.  After waking up every hour hearing it buzz by my face I woke up this morning with two lovely mosquito bites on my face one of which is making my right eye completely swollen.  In short, I need a scone badly.  

This might just be a great weekend for these scones.  My cousin is coming into town with a friend to see the local pumpkin patches and apple orchards.  I'll be meeting up with them tomorrow evening for a pre-birthday dinner (I can't believe my birthday is next week)and showing them some of my favorite spots.  I'm so happy to have some time to catch up with my cousin especially since Mac will be out of town until next Tuesday.  What are your weekend plans?

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Weekend Cocktail: Fig And Thyme


What better way to use up the last of the figs on my trees than with this delicious cocktail! This flavor combination looks perfect for the first week of autumn, especially since it's supposed to still be in the 70's here.  I have to admit I've never been a fan of fresh figs but I'm loving them in syrups and jams.  Who knew getting a house with fig trees would make me try knew things.    

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Loving Autumn Jackets


Darlings how cute is this jacket?!  I want to live in it this autumn.  It looks perfect for picking apples and visiting the pumpkin patch along with my favorite boots and some skinny jeans. What do you think?  

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

First Day Of Autumn


Happy autumn!!!!  Darlings, you know how excited I am about autumn and today does not disappoint   It's a beautiful foggy morning, I have yellow sunflowers and orange dahlias by my desk from last weekend' wedding, and a cozy cup of coffee to keep me warm.  Here's to pumpkin muffins, brown leather boots, and great company on those chilly autumn nights!

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Friday, September 19, 2014

Food Porn Friday


Friday is finally here!  This afternoon I am off to my friend K's wedding location to coordinate the rehearsal, eat some fabulous food, soak in the hot tub, and sleep in the old farm house.  Then it's up bright and early Saturday morning to coordinate her wedding.  After being friends for 22 years I can't wait to see her marry the man of her dreams! 

In addition to traditional cake K and her fiance are having a variety of pies as their main dessert.  I made a slew of pies for my brother's wedding and they were a huge hit instead of cake.  What do you think, would you do pies to give your wedding that country feel?  

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Weekend Cocktail: Champagne Etoile


Darlings, with my friend's upcoming wedding this weekend I have champagne on the brain.  This cocktail looks perfect for a September wedding with champagne, bourbon, and vanilla. Even if we don't have time to try it this Saturday this drink is on my autumn to-do list.  Cheers!

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Loving Poppin


This week I am loving my Poppin notebook.  Love the color, size, and that I can throw it in by bag without a worry which I need as this weeks is busier than most.  This coming weekend I'm coordinating a friends rehearsal and wedding!  I am so honored to be able to participate but it also means that starting Friday afternoon it's go, go, go for two days.  With my regular workload and this exciting weekend I would be lost with out my daily "to-do" lists.  How do you keep your life organized?


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Brightening My Desk



Darlings, I don't know about you but every now and then my desk needs a little pick-me-up and these autumn touches hit the spot!  Trying to make space in my home office for all of the pictures and personal touches I had in my old office is difficult as my home office is also our guest room.  So adding these seasonal details and a reminder to enjoy everyday helps to make it feel like a cozy office space without taking up too much room.  How do you personalize your desk?

Friday, September 12, 2014

Food Porn Friday


Darlings, what a week!  This week has been delightfully busy and I can´t wait to slow down a little this weekend.  These crepes look like the perfect treat for this evening.  We just got a new TV and we´ll be watching one of my favorite autumn movies The Trouble With Harry.  If you haven´t seen it all I can say it it´s nostalgic foliage joy.  Other than this evening I´ll be working on some DIY gifts, organizing my closet, and helping to make a friend´s wedding cakes!  What are your plans for the weekend?

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Weekend Cocktail: Bourbon Bomber


I am way too excited about this cocktail.  Bourbon, apple cider, and autumn joy...this baby has my name all over!  We made something similar to this last year after getting cider from a local apple orchard.  It was delicious but needed a little something extra, turns out it was lemon zest and bitters.  This looks like the perfect September cocktail!

P.S. I would personally go without the agave this recipe asks for.  I love the sweetness of the apple cider alone.  

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