Weekend Round-Up

Hi, buddies! Boy, I’m having a tough time getting started this morning. Autumn has decided to stay this time, and we have spent the morning snuggled up watching Sesame Street. Finally, I decided it was time to get up, get a cup of coffee, and get going.

This weekend we celebrated my 25th birthday early. My birthday is tomorrow. Unlike most people, I don’t dread my birthday. 😉

We started on Saturday by going to a pumpkin patch. At this particular one (Eckert’s, Belleville) you take a hayride back to the patch. We decided it was too windy for the baby so unfortunately we didn’t get to pick any pumpkins. We still had a blast! There was an entire area dedicated to kids, with rides and a petting zoo.

After the pumpkin patch my husband was amazed that I had never been to Target. So, we went and walked through the whole store. I cannot wait to go back!  We finished our trip off with an early dinner at Chick-fil-A. Yum!

Yesterday we had birthday cake with my parents, and birthday dinner with my in-laws. 🙂

All in all, I had a fantastic weekend! How was yours?!

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Fall Playlist | Blogtober Day 11

Hey friends! Sorry for the gap in posts, I won’t sit here and make a lot of excuses, Life. That’s enough right? The great thing about this community is that you are all so supportive, which is not what I was expecting! I honestly thought that the blogging world would be a “dog-eat-dog” place. It is so pleasantly surprising to find out how wrong I was about that!

This morning I want to talk about music. More specifically, music that I feel is good for autumn. Once October hits, it’s basically the holiday season, which means for me at least, that time rushes by. All the stress (good and bad) of preparing for the season can really speed the days. So, today, I thought I’d share a music playlist that may help slow things down and give us a chance to enjoy the moment we’re in.

Let me know if you like any of these songs, and also please leave me some suggestions of other songs to listen to! 🙂


Fall Playlist 2018

  • Sweater Weather – The Neighborhood
  • Normal Girl – SZA
  • Pink + White – Frank Ocean
  • September – Earth, Wind & Fire
  • Brooklyn In The Summer – Aloe Blacc
  • The A Team – Ed Sheeran
  • Give Me Love – Ed Sheeran
  • Red – Taylor Swift
  • Banana Pancakes – Jack Johnson
  • 20 Something – SZA
  • Ex’s & Oh’s – Elle King
  • Thunderclouds – Sia ft. Diplok Labrinth, LSD
  • Paper Love – Allie X
  • The Hills – The Weeknd
  • Hotline Bling – Drake
  • Cake By The Ocean – DNCE
  • Alive – Sia
  • Perfect Places – Lorde
  • Bitter Sweet Symphony – The Verve
  • Summer’s End – Foo Fighters
  • White Blank Page – Mumford & Sons
  • Autumn Love – Death Cab for Cutie
  • Fell On Black Days – Soundgarden
  • Swing Life Away – Rise Against
  • Charlie Boy – The Lumineers

Side note: I tend to listen to more rock/ alt rock music, but I do like to branch out. And for this playlist I tried to branch out. I’m thinking that I will make a few more that are more genre specific. 🙂

Delicious Chili Recipe | Blogtober Day 7

Happy Sunday Funday, buddies! We are on day 7 of Blogtober, and I’m going to share with you my chili recipe. 🙂

This recipe is super simple, and super delicious. 🙂


What you’ll need:

  • 2 lbs. ground beef
  • 1 large yellow onion
  • 3 cloves of minced garlic
  • 2 cans of tomato sauce (29 oz)
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes with green chilies (14.5 oz)
  • 2 cans of red or light red kidney beans (15.5 oz)
  • 3 tbs. chili powder
  • 1 tbs. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tbs. oregano
  • 1 tsp. cumin

What you’ll do:

  • Dice onion and garlic
  • Brown beef, onion and garlic – drain grease from meat
  • In a large pot mix together everything except for the beans
  • Cook on medium/low heat covered for 1 hour – stir occasionally
  • After 1 hour add beans and cook for another 30 minutes on low
  • Feel free to add more seasoning if your heart so desires
  • Serve and enjoy!

 

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How yummy does that look?! I love how versatile chili recipes can be! Let me know what your favorite chili recipe is! 🙂

My favorite Fall Quotes | Blogtober Day 6

Happy Saturday, friends! Everyone loves a good quote, am I right? Words have so much power in them. Today I’m sharing my favorite quotes for fall that make me feel cozy and warm. 🙂

 

Autumn, the years last lovliest smile.

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Autumn, the years last lovliest smile. (2)

I’d love to know what some of your favorite fall quotes are! Leave me a comment and let me know! 🙂

Fall Nail Colors | Blogtober Day 4

One of my favorite things about fall is the beautiful colors! Today, I’m sharing four nail colors that I’m loving this season. 🙂 I love having a fresh manicure, it’s one of the best ways to make me feel special. However, having two little ones to chase around, I have a tough time finding time to paint my nails. Anyone else know my struggle?!

Anchor Down – Essie

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Fall for NYC – Essie

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Stop, Drop, and Shop – Essie

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Say it ain’t Soho – Essie

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This post is not sponsored by Essie.

 

Out of these four colors, I’d definitely have to say that Anchor Down is my favorite! I love the blue with grey undertones. What are some of your favorite colors this fall?

Favorite Fall Treats | Blogtober Day 3

I have no affiliation with the websites linked below. I found them all on Pinterest. 🙂

Fall is such a cozy time of year, and when I think of fall there are certain foods that always come to mind. Here’s a few of my favorite (sweet) things to eat during this season. 🙂

Caramel Corn

Recipe 🙂

Caramel Apples

Recipe! 🙂

Apple Crisp

Click here for a recipe. 🙂

Apple Pie

Recipe 🙂

So, basically, I love anything with apples or caramel! 😉 To many people’s surprise, I am not a fan of pumpkin anything. Shocking, I know!

Comment down below and let me know what your favorite fall treats are! 🙂

Fall Bucket List | Blogtober Day 2

Hey there, buddies! Today I’m sharing my Fall Bucket List with you. 🙂

  1. Go to a pumpkin patch
  2. Go on a hayride
  3. Make tons of apple related desserts
  4. Hand out candy to trick or treaters
  5. Tell spooky stories around a bonfire
  6. Sit on my front porch, a lot 🙂
  7. Go stargazing with my husband

This list may seem simple, but I enjoy the little things in life. My husband and I have very crazy schedules, so all in all as long as I get to spend some time in the nice weather with my family I’ll be satisfied. 🙂

I’d love to know what’s on your fall bucket list this year!