Thursday, October 23, 2014

Pumpkin Picking

I'm so excited to finally go pumpkin picking this weekend. I love the whole experience... the hayrides, the corn maze, and picking out the perfect pumpkins for  carving into jack-o-lanterns.

Pumpkin Picking

Pumpkin Picking by greenfashionistablog


It's still not that chilly yet here (in fact last year I wore a tank top and shorts to the corn maze and pumpkin patch... not complaining!) so no need to bundle up under sweaters and scarves just yet. The perfect pumpkin patch outfit for me is a graphic tee, jeans, boots, and a crossbody bag. 

What do like to wear for fall activities?

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Denim & Stripes

I love that even though it's been cooling off, I can still wear most of my favorite dresses but just throw a jacket on over it for chilly mornings. I wore this outfit out to breakfast at the Halloween spot last weekend, and it was the perfect combination of casual chic for weekend fun and errands.

Dress & Jacket - ON | Bag & Sandals - Tory Burch | Necklace - Kate Spade



This was the first outfit I posted to The Blogger Closet Instagram over the weekend, I wanted to start off with something cute and simple with some pops of color.


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

As much as I love seasonal festive recipes, I'm not a huge fan of things that are overly "pumpkin" this time of year. Which is probably why I prefer pumpkin cheesecake over pumpkin pie because it's not an overwhelming pumpkin taste. So, when I came across this recipe on Pinterest I knew I had to make it, but was nervous that it may be too pumpkin-y. I was pleasantly surprised that not only were the cookies delish and the pumpkin taste wasn't overwhelming, but they were soft and chewy.



Ingredients

1 cup of pure pumpkin
1/2 cup of vegetable oil
1 cup of sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp. of vanilla
1 tsp. of baking soda
2 tsp. of baking powder
2 tsp. of cinnamon
1 tsp. of skim milk
1/2 tsp. of salt
2 cups of flour
2 cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips




Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Combine oil, pumpkin, sugar, egg, and vanilla.
In a separate bowl combine baking soda, and milk, then add to pumpkin mixture.
In another bowl combine cinnamon, baking powder, salt, and flour, then add to pumpkin mixture.
Stir in chocolate chips and scoop out onto nonstick cookie sheet.
Bake at 350 degrees for 12-13 minutes.









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Monday, October 20, 2014

Relaxing Weekend

I'm so thankful to be coming off a relaxing weekend, which was just what I needed after being so busy lately.


Friday, I enjoyed the soup, salad, and breadsticks lunch at Olive Garden with some work peeps and that evening called for some cocktails by the pool and some pizza to kick off the weekend. I also finally got my hands on the caramel apple vodka which is delish!


Saturday, H and I went to a local breakfast spot that goes all out with Halloween decor and I went a little nuts snapping pics of everything. Yep.. I was that girl...

Afterwards, I got my flu shot and spent the rest of the day swimming and grilling with my fav neighbor-friends before rooting for the Noles with them that evening.




video
Cannonballs in slooooow motion



Sunday was spent recovering from Saturday's shenanigans, baking cookies, and a little yard work with my favorite sunbather. Can't wait to finish adding new landscaping and laying down lava rocks. Goodbye mulch!



**Don't forget to follow along while I'm taking over the Blogger Closet instagram (October 19th-21st) hosted by the fabulous Amanda. Make sure to follow along @BloggerCloset.**


Joining Leeann and Kimberlee for Monday Morning Gossip 
and
Biana for Weekending
and
Lisa and Bella for Weekend Recap

Friday, October 17, 2014

Friday Favs

Happy Friday!

1. I'm excited to be taking over the Blogger Closet instagram this weekend (October 19th-21st) hosted by the fabulous Amanda. Make sure to follow along @BloggerCloset.



2. What's better than a lunch time sweat session at Barre3? -- A Barre3 blate with Pam which left us feeling amazing yet exhausted afterwards. A 3:00 nap at my desk that afternoon would have been fabulous!



3. I have been enjoying some of my new Urban Decay goodies, and by far my favorite is the "Midnight Cowboy" eyeshadow. Since I'm super close to 500 followers, I'm planning a big giveaway featuring some of my favorite new UD products. Stay tuned!






4. Last night called for some chicken on the grill enjoyed on the patio, a Friday-Eve cocktail, and the first showing of It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown!




5. Loving some of my recent finds on Pinterst:










Perfect for fall in Florida.....











Linking up today with Lauren for High Five on Friday and Amanda for Friday Favorites. Hop on over and join us! Happy Friday! 


Thursday, October 16, 2014

Decorating my home for fall

I mentioned on my fall bucket list that I like to decorate the house for fall, and not just for Halloween so that the decor can carry through to Thanksgiving. However, this year I have more Halloween decor mixed in since I'm throwing a Halloween themed shower at the house.



The majority of my decor is from Target, Michaels, and all my yummy scented candles are from B&BW and Yankee Candle. {Bulldog statue was found at Lowes}



























Even Roxy is festive...








Where do you find your favorite fall decor?

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Where'd you get those shoes?

A few months ago, I received a gift card to DSW for my birthday and I went into the store intent on getting some new nude pumps. That was until I walked by these jade beauties....

Patrizia by Spring Step Pegasus Wedge Sandal




Love how they provide the perfect pop of color to the classic white tee and jeans look....



Top & Jean - Express | Jewelry - Rocksbox


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I've also teamed up with the lovely ladies below to give away a Sephora gift card... happy entering!


Sephora Giveaway

This month, we're giving away $20 to Sephora! 


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