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Friday, November 6, 2015

Fall Favorites

We've still been wearing Halloween pjs over here, (except for Joey). We weren't ready to say goodbye to them just yet.  However, I AM THAT person that is blasphemed on social media every year after Halloween.  Haha!  As soon as November 1st is here, we start planning Christmas details and listening to Christmas music from breakfast 'til dinner.  (Well, the whole Christmas music thing happens sporadically throughout the whoooole year.  *gasp*)  Now listen, I do LOVE Thanksgiving; the food; the family; the parade... but even the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade has a huge turkey AND Santa at the end.  It's all one big-fat-happy-holiday-family, people... so to speak.

Doesn't this photo just make you giddy?!

This post is full of our Fall favorites.  There's something for everyone!  
Not only are there items for Mama, baby, & Daddy but also something to spruce up your home for the Holiday guests that I'm sure most of you will have an abundance of this Fall.
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Don't lie... As you hovered over that last one you sang the jingle to yourself, didn't you?! 
Now you're going to be singing that all day... you're welcome.

1.  //  The throw is a great textured piece to pull out every Fall when the mornings start to get brisk outside!  I used purple this year in our Fall decorations and I have to say that I'm loving it.  It's different from the normal brown tones that you usually see in everyone's homes this time of year.  I paired it with yellows like gold and mustard, and I even threw in some light pink and blue to accent it.  It's a fun & whimsical take on Fall decorations.

2.  //  How fun is that awesome tic-tac-toe board?  It's perfect on an ottoman or end table for people to play while they wait on those appetizers to come out of the oven on Thanksgiving!

3.  //  GapBaby has some of the cutest shoes for kids and that is usually where I buy all of Juliet's shoes.  However, we've only needed these one pair of suede moccasins, so far!  They go with anything and for a baby with marshmallow feet I have to say they go on sooo easily!

4.  //  We don't just dress up at Halloween.  We wear animal ears, crowns, and tutus all year long.  (Sometimes all at the same time!)  This coral crown for Hanna Andersson is so adorable paired with some sweet little boots and tights!  Gotta post a snapshot here from Juliet's one year photo session...


5.  //  Fall is definitely our season of rain here in Charlotte.  A good pair of rain boots are a must!  These are  so cute and a great price!  (I love the yellow pull tab on the back.)

6.  //  Onto Essie!  Frock N' Roll is one of the most popular Fall 2015 nail colors out there and as "cheesy" as that sounds, once you buy it you will be able to tell why.  If you like a darker color on your nails for Fall, this one is a win.  Wish it came in Piggy Paint.

7.  //  It's that time of year for chestnut roasting and open fires! (Sorry- I know, Thanksgiving first!)  HAHA!  These just scream "It's Fall time", and they are so durable!  You'll have them every year for  your marshmallow-burning-weenie-roasting parties.

8.  //  And lastly... a hammock.  It's not Fall until you've completely humiliated yourself trying to get in a hammock while holding your "drink" and wearing a skirt.  String some lights, grab a blanket and your favorite people then relax.

I'll leave you on this note... Food.
It's our go-to for Football days, cold days, & pretty much any-days.


Chili Recipe

Ingredients:  one of everything
1 pound mixed ground beef, browned and drained
1 onion, diced
1 green bell pepper, diced
1 (28-oz) cans diced tomatoes
1 (28 oz) can whole, peeled tomatoes
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp chili powder
1 (14.5-oz) can of pinto, black, & kidney beans... all drained and rinsed
1 pkg of chili seasoning mix

Directions:  
Brown the meat in a skillet; drain.
Spray a LARGE pot with nonstick spray and heat over med. heat.  
Add onion, green pepper; saute (just a little bit)
Stir in tomatoes, spices; cook for 8-10 mins. (until veggies are tender)
Add beans, meat, seasoning; cover for 4 hours.