Monday, October 5, 2015

Weekending - Fav New Recipe

Hey ya'll and happy start to another week! This week, wedding season officially starts for us. We have a wedding that the hubs is actually in this Saturday (so that means Friday rehearsal dinner as well) and then the following Saturday we do it all again for another wedding. I love a good October/Fall wedding don't ya'll? Anyway, this weekend was full of crafting and lots of relaxing since the chilly weather and rain STILL have not stopped. I managed to get a new wreath put together that should be good until December and we officially have the outdoor woodstove hooked up and heat for the FIRST time! Now, on to the important part, the new recipe I've mentioned. I got this recipe from my Mother-in-law last week and I've made this 2 times this week already ya'll! (it's that good!) I made it once for us and a second time at my parent's house last night for Sunday dinner. It is so easy and so yummy and so perfect for Fall. Enjoy!

Linking up with Biana and Meghan for Weekending!

Pumpkin Dump Cake
You will need:
1 can pumpkin puree
1 can evaporated milk
2 teaspoons of pumpkin spice
1 and 1/2 cups of sugar
4 eggs
1 cup of butter melted
1 box of yellow cake mix
1 bag of pecans
mix pumpkin, milk, spice, sugar and eggs and pour into ungreased 9x13 inch pan. Sprinkle with the dry cake mix and then sprinkle with the melted butter. (it is supposed to look odd and dry) top with pecans and bake at 350 for 45-1 hour. It will look not solid but top will be crisp and browned. It is SO good - enjoy!

My favorite snap from the weekend: This little bean!

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Friday, October 2, 2015

Friday 5

TGIF Y'all! We are currently trying not to float away here in VA...I mean rain for days with this close hurricane/storm- yikes! I hope everyone stays safe, especially the areas that are getting it worse than we are. The grocery stores were a mad house and we're just praying we don't flood! I'm pretty sure our side yards could be listed as waterfront property. Anyway, I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend! Linking up today with April from A. Liz Adventures, Amanda over at Meet @ the Barre and Karli with September Farm. for Friday 5 and Friday Favorites. Join in!

1. So on Wednesday Miss A got her little ears pierced. We took her to a pediatrician office to get them done and she did fabulous. I think she mostly cried because they were holding her down and afterwards even smiled at the Doctor and staff. She's Miss Fancy now! (I know some people don't agree with getting them done this young but everyone in the office said they got them at 4 months and Miss A is almost 6 months. She had to have updated shots and I also had them done at this age)

 2. Bows, bows and more bows! I have TONS of bows for Andi from all sorts of places. Wal-Mart is even a good source but there is one place I love the most! BabyliciousDivas on Etsy is fabulous! They have all sorts of sizes, styles, colors and items to pick from and they ship them in the cutest pink boxes! They also run specials on their facebook page so check them out!

Latest shipment

 3. Hubs and I spruced up another antique find last week and listed it. We sold a couple antique chairs a couple weeks ago and we have a ton more items to list. This accent table was in pretty rough shape but we decided to go with a country-chic vibe.

 4.  Favorite moments this week: Family time and having the hubs home most of the week!

Cleary no room for me..... haha
5. Favorite funnies this week:


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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

What's Hap-"pinning" Ya'll!

Happy hump day ya'll! I am LOVING these temps and depending on where you live, I hope you're getting to experience the season change! Here are some of my current Pinterest Fall finds and a few little peeks at some décor that has made its way into our home! Be sure to grab our button and link up with both of us (Going the Distance, my partner in crime) today to share what's hap-"pinning" in your life currently
So...Chalkboards are fabulous ALL the time and for every season, but
look how cute this is with the Fall color palette!
Apple sangria? Yes please! FOR SURE making since this year I'm not preggo!


Ok now, how cute (and simple) would this be to make? Canvas, paint, marker..check!


And the MOTHER of all Fall things for me right now - THIS! Anyone who knows me - also knows my love for all things blue and white. Can we just take a moment to see this Insta post from Town & Country? LOVE!

And here are some Fall accents that have made their way into our home

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Monday, September 28, 2015

Weekending - the full week

I'm back! Whew- I'm so out of the loop I'm sure but being away with a change of scenery is always nice. We celebrated my friend Tiff and her baby boy (due next month) and then headed down to the bay house. I have to admit though, the weather sucked! It was cloudy, windy and semi-chilly the ENTIRE week. No beach time for these gals because we would have blown away for sure. Emma didn't let the waves and rough waters stop her - that girl was chasing sticks and riding waves for days! (a few times I thought I might have to jump in and save her..) We spent the days with Starbucks in hand, antique shopping, boutique shopping, old home and church touring and eating tons of seafood fresh produce from the area. Of course the day we left it was humid and sunny which almost tempted me to stay longer...ugh it always seems to work like that on vacation huh?

Anyway, we are back and we sure did miss Dad/Hubs and I know he missed little Miss A - he wasn't able to join us at all so we were apart for the whole week. I do have to brag a little. I came home to a clean home with fresh clean sheets/duvet and even staged pillows, cleaned out fridge and kitchen, no laundry and my favorite candles lit! I was so happy to just come home and relax instead of worrying with those thing. Go Hubs!!!!

Also, don't forget to enter the pumpkin spice everything giveaway for your chance to take home $75 to Starbucks!

Linking up today with Biana & Meghan for Weekending

a fun restaurant we tried had tons of cute quotes on the walls!
Mom captured some Disney cartoon watching with my love muffin

Some fav snaps!

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

What's Hap-"Pinning" + Giveaway!

Fall! That's what's hap-pinning over here! Even though I'm still at the bay house trying to soak up some last minute rays waterside, Fall is on the brain! Summer makes me want to cook and try new recipes because of the fresh produce available and all of the healthy colorful choices BUT Fall means warm and cozy with crockpot meals and soups. I'd say I dig both! I must admit, I've already added 4 sparkly pumpkins to places around the interior of our home.... and some orange and brown hydrangeas to our door wreath. (do ya'll love my made up grammar or what?) Link up with Jenn and myself today and share what's hap-pinning in your life and come back next week for my fav Fall recipes and décor!

 With that said, Who's down for an awesome giveaway? (ps - I'm sipping my 1st pumpkin spice latte as I type and use the wifi here at Starbucks! Fitting huh?) Check out all of the blogs and lovely ladies below and enter for your chance to win this fab giftcard right in time for PSL everything season! Good luck ya'll!


Hosted by: The Sequin Notebook, Jessi's Design, Twin Living Blog, A Little Glitter, Living On Cloud Nine, By Kari Parker, Pink and Fabulous, Lisa Loves John, Green Fashionista and Meet @ the Barre
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