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! 


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Pumpkin Pie Martini

We all love a good festive cocktail, and I came across this delicious seasonal concoction the other night when I brought home a bottle of Pinnacle Pumpkin Pie for an upcoming Halloween themed party. We all love RumChata with Fireball (Cinnamon Toast Crunch anyone?), so I knew mixing RumChata with pumpkin pie vodka would be equally delish.




Ingredients

1 shot of Pinnacle Pumpkin Pie vodka
1 shot of RumChata

For the rim of martini glass:

Pumpkin pie spice
Ground nutmeg
Cinnamon
Dash of sugar


Directions

Mix together a dash of each spice with the sugar on a small plate, wet the rim of the martini glass with a little water and turn the glass upside down and coat the rim with the mixture.

Add ice to the glass and pour in 1 shot of the pumpkin vodka and 1 shot of RumChata, and sprinkle with pumpkin pie spice. Enjoy!












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Monday, October 13, 2014

Another one bites the dust...

Another one bites the dust...


Friday night was a trip to Epcot for the Fuel concert and some Food & Wine Festival fun. My favorite was the cheddar cheese soup from "Canada" and the Dessert & Champagne station because we all know chocolate and champs is always a good idea! Also took a ride on Soarin' and spontaneously met up with several friends who were also there for the concert for some more drinks around the world. Of course my favorite part was the IllumiNations fireworks show at the end of the night.



Saturday was time for some wine tasting at a local winery, and a picnic outside in the vineyard with my sis-in-law and her hubs before they flew back to CT. My favorite was the pink crescendo which is a pink sparkling wine (champs!) and the Chablis. I was glad I came armed with a coupon for a free bottle, so picked up 2 bottles one of which was for free. Later that evening called for a relaxing game night and college football because I was absolutely exhausted....



Sunday was time for a neighborhood pool party and some much needed catch up with neighborhood friends I hadn't seen in a while. Cannon balls and good food were on the menu, and I'm still drooling over the caramel apple swirl bread I had for breakfast.. delish! I found it at Target *of course*. My other fav find at Target this weekend was my pumpkin bottle pourer for the upcoming Halloween baby shower I'm hosting in a few weeks...perfect!

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

Friday, October 10, 2014

Concerts, Wine Tasting, & Pool Parties Oh My!

Another busy weekend ahead with the Fuel concert at Epcot, wine tasting with sis-in-law and her hubs before they head back to CT, and my fav neighbor-friend's pool party showcasing their gorgeous new pool.

1. Spent last night stuffing envelopes for my friend's baby shower while enjoying my favorite red wine. It's finally that time of year where I can enjoy the bite of red wine again.



I was excited to find said red wine at Publix last week, haven't had Red Truck in forever... one of my favs!



2. Loving all the free Barre3 classes lately with new instructors in training. Such an amazing work out, and even better when it's not $20 a class!



3. Much needed pedicure and pampering time.... the epitome of relaxation after working all week. And of course reading about my girl LC!



4. It's officially fall when I find Pinnacle Pumpkin at the liquor store, and even better when it's on a great sale. Yep... got this bottle for $6! If you live near an ABC Liquor go snatch up a bottle or 10. This will be the perfect flavored vodka for drinks at the Halloween shower I'm planning, now if I could only find the Caramel Apple flavor too....

**Hint this is fantastic with some RumChata**


5. Loving some of my new finds on Pinterest:


















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 9, 2014

Halloween Memories

Other than growing up trick-or-treating with my brother and our cousins every year, my favorite Halloween memory is from college (of course!). A night out with friends downtown to one of our favorite clubs was always a good time. Throw in some hula girls costumes in late October in Connecticut and that's a recipe to freeze while running to your car and standing in line. Unfortunately, I wasn't the big picture taker that I am now back then, so there's no pics of said hula costumes or our disastrous dancing on stage for the hottest costume contest *hides in the corner in shame*.


Over the years there have been mobster costumes, pirate costumes, cave people costumes, haunted hayrides, pumpkin carving, and house parties. But what I miss most of all is trick-or-treating with my cousins as kiddos. Us adults may still throw on costumes and know how to party, but our kid-selves knew how to get the most candy in one night!


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