fall

spiced cranberry cider punch

Spiced cranberry cider punch is the perfect fall drink for all of your Thanksgiving festivities. Over the weekends the temperatures dropped and it finally feels like fall is finally here to stay! I don’t want to jinx it, but I love the cooler weather, especially in the mornings. It was difficult to grasp that Thanksgiving…

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pumpkin picking

Halloween is less than two weeks away, and while I haven’t even thought about a costume, I have all the pumpkins I could need. A few weeks ago Will and I crossed one item off our fall bucket list when we went to a pumpkin patch where we were able to pick the pumpkins we…

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fall foliage trips

Two weeks ago I visited a childhood friends in the mountains. It was the beginning of October but the leaves on some of the trees were already starting to change. With the cooler weather that has come this week, I keep looking around and thinking the trees should be more colorful here than they are….

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pumpkin pop tarts with brown butter maple frosting

How happy would you be if someone handed you a pumpkin pop tarts with brown butter maple frosting as you were running out the door in the morning? They are the perfect cure for the Mondays. My siblings and I only had pop-tarts on vacation and at our grandparent’s house when we were growing up,…

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7 ways to update your home for fall on a budget

I don’t get excited about spring and summer decorations, but when fall and Christmas roll around, I’m totally on board. I love the colors and textures of the season and the cozy feeling of wrapping up in a blanket with a candle burning after I come inside from a crisp evening. Growing up my dad worked…

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fall bucket list

Now that fall is officially here and the weather is feeling more and more like the season, it is time to retire our summer bucket list in favor of a fall bucket list. We checked off everything on our summer bucket list this year, and I have the same hopes for our fall bucket list!…

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fall outfit staples

Fall is officially here! It is still a little warm outside, but a few days this week have already felt like the new season. I can’t wait until it cools down for good! Fall is my favorite season for clothes. I love the layers, textures and colors that come with the season. Each year I…

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smith mountain lake

When we went up to Blacksburg a few weeks ago to visit my sister and go to Virginia Tech’s homecoming game we stayed at some friend’s lake house on Smith Mountain Lake. I had never been to SML and we drove up in the dark so it was difficult to know where we were or what…

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pumpkin pie bars with chocolate chip gingerbread crust and cinnamon whipped cream

Are you gearing up for Thanksgiving yet?  I was at the mall this weekend and saw Christmas decorations in stores, both for sale and for festivity. I’m halfway excited because I LOVE LOVE LOVE Christmas, but I also think Thanksgiving should have it’s time to shine.  My family has so many traditions associated with both…

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halloween to the maxi

I know holiday color pairings should probably be left for cute little kids in their matching leggings and applique shirt combos, but even as an adult, I have always appreciated a good take on holiday colors. I have had this skirt hanging in my closet for a while (because before that it was in my…

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