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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Pumpkin Patch 2018

With snow on the ground and temperatures in the teens, it's seems like now's a good time to recap our trip to the pumpkin patch just a few weeks ago. It's so crazy how quick the weather can change. This year was one of my favorites. We went with my brother-in-law and his daughter and we couldn't have picked a better day. It was warm, sunny, and there were lots of baby goats frolicking around. 

Jack was living his best life in the corn bath. 

To say we were all obsessed with these little goats would be an understatement. 

Not only did the bigger goats shove their faces in the food cups, they also ate the entire cup when the food was gone :)

Ben was the first to notice this goat had a goatee.

I think my heart might explode just looking at this picture. 

And a little look back at previous years.

2017 

2016

2015

2014

2013
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

The Top 9 Nail Colors For Fall

The Top 9 Nail Colors for Fall

Besides cooler weather and trees full of color, one of my favorite things about fall is all the nail polish choices. Whether it's a light grey or deep burgundy, I have a hard time choosing exactly what shade to go with...although Lincoln Park After Dark will always have my heart. 

In case you have a hard time deciding too, I've rounded up my top 9 favorite nail colors for this fall and there's a little something for everybody.
1. Sally Hansen // Slate-R-Girl 
3. Essie //  Berry Naughty 
4. OPI // Olive For Green 
6. Zoya // Hadley 
7. Essie // Cocktail Bling
8. OPI // Tickle My France-y
9. Essie // Smokin' Hot 


Monday, October 29, 2018

Weekend Recap

This was one of those weekends that I wish could have lasted forever. It was the perfect fall weekend with the most gorgeous weather and lots of family time. After being out of town for work all week, I rushed home Friday afternoon so I could pick the boys up early for trick or treating downtown. Every year the downtown district transforms into all things Halloween and stores handout candy to hundreds of children. The weather was cold and rainy all day but it cleared up and the sun came out just as the event started.

Saturday was absolutely perfect. It was 70 degrees and sunny so we made our way to the pumpkin patch along with my brother-in-law and niece. This visit was one of my favorites and it may or may not have had something to do with the adorable baby goats we got to feed. It took all the adults to convince the kids we couldn't take one home.

Our Sunday started with a 5:30am wake-up due to Jack coughing. He has mild asthma and every fall/winter he gets a pretty persistent cough which is the worst early in the morning and late at night. Luckily we know what to do for it (breathing treatment, inhaler, steam shower) but it can make him pretty miserable until it goes away. After all the above plus a McDonald's breakfast, he was back to normal and I was tired :)

After breakfast we got ready and headed to church followed by errands including a pit stop at Old Navy which has the most adorable kids clothing right now. I love this Zip Vest and I bought both boys this long sleeve shirt. 

 Once we got back home it was time to carve our pumpkins. Jack and I went with the traditional spider, Ben did a ghost bat, and J carved a scary face. Of course he used the electric drill while the rest of us used the itty bitty saws that came in the carving kit. 

Per tradition, no pumpkin carving is complete without Hocus Pocus playing in the background and a pumpkin shaped pizza from Papa Murphys. 

The final products! 

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!


Linking up with Biana

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Monday, October 15, 2018

Easy Homemade Spicy Salsa

Simple ingredients and a little heat.
I've been on the hunt for a delicious and easy homemade salsa recipe for what seems like forever. I've made a green "Chipotle Copycat" salsa which was inedible and last weekend my husband made something that tasted like a runny spicy tomato sauce. Not our best moments. 

After scouring Pinterest and combining a couple different recipes, I had made a salsa that not only tasted like salsa but was better than most restaurants. 

What You Need:

-14oz can of diced tomatoes
-10oz can of Rotel
-1 tbsp minced garlic 
-1/2 yellow onion
-3 jalapeños, deseeded 
-2 tsp cayenne pepper (less or more depending on how hot you like it)
-3 tablespoons fresh cilantro 
-1/2 tsp salt (plus more to taste)
-1 tbsp lime juice
-1 tbsp honey 
-food processor 

What to Do:

1. Chop the onion and jalapeño into large chunks and add to a food processor. Chop until no large pieces remain. 
2. Add the tomatoes, Rotel, garlic, and cilantro to the onion and jalapeño. Quickly pulse until tomatoes are well combined. 
3. To the tomato mixture add the cayenne pepper, salt, lime juice, and honey. Mix until desired consistency. 
4. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.

Friday, October 12, 2018

5 on Friday

Happy Friday! I spent all day Wednesday thinking it was Thursday and second guessed myself that today was actually Friday. I think that means I'm ready for the weekend :) Let's get right to it.

One. 

Has anyone read Essentialism by Greg  McKeown? I've seen a couple people on Instagram talk about how much they enjoyed reading it and how helpful it was.

Two.

One of my favorite things is happy hour on a patio with girlfriends. I know the days of sitting outside are coming to a close so we're trying to get as many in as possible. 

Three.

If you're a My Favorite Murder fan like I am, you have to take this BuzzFeed Quiz. If you know me then it's no surprise that I got Karen :)

Four.

This Stitch Fix ad popped up in my Instastories and I'm obsessed with everything about this outfit. I'm currently doing a 30 day outfit challenge where I don't repeat any outfits for 30 days AND I can't buy any new clothing. As soon as it's over I'll be on the hunt for a mustard colored cardigan like this one. 

Five.

In case you missed it, yesterday I posted all about my morning routine and ways that you can create your own routine you'll actually stick with. 

Have a wonderful weekend!