as always, I cannot believe another month has flown by. and sadly, we’re in “acceptable snow weather”. which means as an iowan I am no longer allowed to complain if it snows. because it’s practically winter. on that rather sad note, [I’m not so much a winter person ..unless it’s seen only through a window, while in sweats, under a blanket, drinking a hot drink in front of the fire. or on christmas] let’s reminisce about the month of october.
I “styled” my
new favorite sweatshirt.
I was a guest judge for a local des moines food competition. the food was amazing.
I bought a pair of booties that I love. and rocked them with a tee shirt + blazer.
I attended the grand opening a LOFT store in iowa.
[J]’s parent’s threw us an engagement party in chicago.
made thee most delicious sweet popcorn concoction: cozy peanut butter popcorn.
[J] & I’s friends said “yes” to being in our wedding party.
we carved + painted pumpkins.
I wore double denim.
and we went to pumpkin patch. came home with zero pumpkins, but thankfully 6 apple cider donuts.
have the best weekend.
see you in a couple days!
I may be crazy, but this revelation that I’m about to share is
life-changing amazing. and will, without a doubt, step up your entertaining game this season.
but first ..
eat allllll the candy you want, but sort it first.
now prepare for your mind to be blown.
[preface: [J] & I went to rock bottom brewery on sunday evening with a couple friends. I ordered their pumpkin ale, and the glass had a cinnamon + sugar rim. which sparked a light bulb in my head].
halloween may be today, but you can use this trick through thanksgiving. it will be the perfect addition to your cocktail party[s]. and will “wow” your guests.
all you need: pumpkin spice liqueur, pumpkin pie spice [from trader joe’s // or you may substitute for cinnamon], and sugar.
in a bowl combine 1 tbsp sugar + 1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice.
in another bowl, pour just enough pumpkin spice liqueur to cover the bottom.
place beer glass upside down in liqueur.
shake off excess pumpkin spice liqueur.
roll rim of glass in pumpkin pie spice + sugar mixture.
now it’s time to add your favorite pumpkin beer.
[this one is great from trader joe’s].
just when you think a frosty glass of pumpkin beer can’t get any better, it does!
I am a firm believer that adults have more fun than children at pumpkin patches. or that’s what I tell myself when we’re the only adults there without children. regardless, I put “go to a pumpkin patch” on my fall bucket list. so gosh darn, we were going.
and it made for the perfect autumn sunday afternoon. at cedar grove orchard.
try to tell any of these faces pumpkin patches are only for kids ..
happy one year anniversary M+K.
do you see the 3 goats up at tree-level?
fall you can stay forever.
what’s left on your fall bucket list? and what are your favorites?
I still need to make caramel apples, bake a pie, and drink hot apple cider.
time is winding down too quickly!