October 31, 2011

over the weekend

Mmm...pumpkin spice cookies. This was my first time making this type of cookie but I'll definitely be making them again! It seemed like the perfect sweet treat to make for this time of the year! This weekend was Harding University's homecoming and I didn't even go to any of the festivities (the football game, homecoming musical, etc)...it's kind of sad really...especially since it's my first year as an alumnae and since we still live so close! But, I was busy working and I also had the privilege of going to a friend's wedding in beautiful Eureka Springs, AR. My husband's family was up for a visit with us from Atlanta, GA and since my husband had already committed to spending Saturday with his parents, I ventured off to historic Eureka Springs by myself. It was a beautiful drive, full of rich autumn colors and it's times like these that really put me in awe of God's handiwork! I forgot my camera (of course) so I couldn't document the beautiful wedding and reception, or even some of the scenic drive...but I wouldn't have been able to snap pictures while I was driving anyway....that wouldn't be safe now would it! :)

October 27, 2011

my first sweater vest

sweater vests? hm...it's one type of clothing that I've never really developed an opinion on...until I found one at Goodwill for just a couple bucks and wore it for the first time! I've decided that sweater vests are great! The sweater vest I found is a great neutral camel color and whilst standing in the check-out line at Goodwill I was already forming outfits in my head that I could pair it with!
 Do you like sweater vests?

Happy Thrifted Thursday! :)

outfit details:
sweater vest: thrifted (Goodwill)
white button-up blouse: Wal-Mart I think (it's years old..)
cropped pants, belt, and necklace: JC Penney
earrings, watch, and bracelets: gift

October 26, 2011

hidden treasures (in my own closet)

the other night I decided to do a major overhaul on my closet...I sorted all my clothing and made a serious donate pile with all the I-like-this-a-lot-but-never-actually-end-up-wearing-it clothing. Do you ever keep clothes that you intend to wear, really you do, but just never actually get around to it? I'm guilty...
anyways, so after I finished sorting (and organizing) my clothes...and that took a while, I decided to dig around in these two bags that I had stashed at the top of the closet, I thought all I had in them were a few winter hats and my old purses....wrong! I found some really good stuff I had completely forgotten about! It felt like my birthday or something! :)

October 22, 2011

diy bracelet holder

Crystal Light drink mixes are a favorite in our house..and the containers that they come in are such a
cute shape! After we finished off the last of the drink mix (ruby red grapefruit is my favorite!), I decided to make something using the empty container; and pretty bracelet holders were a must since my jewelry has gotten rather disorganized as of late. I actually made two since I had another empty container lying around!

Would you like to make one (or two) bracelet holders?! :) Here's what I did..

October 20, 2011

what I wore on a pretty fall day...

It's getting cooler here in AR, and today it was just brisk enough to wear some boots, which makes me extremely happy! This is my first outfit post. eek! :) I'm going to try and feature one every Thursday and each outfit will feature at least one thrifted item! ....because thrifting is SO awesome!

Soo..happy Thrifted Thursday!

outfit details:
Sweater: thrifted, and it's so comfortable!
boots: Olsenboye 'Indigo' boots
leggings: Wal-Mart
Blouse and necklace: JCPenney clearance
Skirt: Charlotte Russe
Watch and jewelry: gift

October 18, 2011

soup for a rainy day...or any day

 it's been rainy and cool all day today...a perfect excuse to make soup in my opinion! I made spicy chicken bean soup (a recipe I got from my mom) and it's so delicious, I just had to share! It's super easy-peasy too! It's a little bit spicy and a lot yummy!

want to make some?

October 16, 2011

we went to a corn maze

To enjoy this beautiful weather, my husband and I spent some time outside today...in a corn maze! Peebles Farm, in nearby Augusta, AR has an amazing corn maze every year in September and October. This year the corn maze design featured a man on a tractor...pretty neat! It only took us two hours of aimless wandering around exploring to find the exit! :) The farm also hosts a wealth of other activities to enjoy, including a petting zoo, picking cotton, going on a hayride, or purchasing pretty pumpkins and gourds!

 What do you like to do in the fall?

October 13, 2011

towel bibs

My cousin is having a baby boy! For her baby shower gift I made these towel bibs. Towel bibs are great because they are absorbent, big, and can't be easily ripped off by the child. They're bibs that kids can grow into!

October 9, 2011

making mom's chili

Ahh...it's chili season! Even though the weather is still a bit warm here, I decided that I would go ahead and make chili! It's definitely one of my favorite things about fall and winter weather! My all time favorite chili recipe is my mom's..and I suspect it will always be. Her chili is not terribly spicy and it's just a little bit sweet. It doesn't have chili beans in it like a lot of chili recipes, but instead uses dark red kidney beans...YUM!

Would you like to make some?!

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