Caramel Apple Cake Recipe

caramel apple cake

It's apple season!  I have such good memories of apple picking season growing up...eating the crisp, ripe apples, eating the baked goods my mom made, even selling apples outside Cougar Stadium for $0.25 each.  My parents have lots of apple trees so this year I went and picked a bunch and now I get to spend every afternoon baking them into yummy treats. This caramel apple cake recipe is amazing and such a great way to use apples!  I ate some of … [Read more...]

12 Cozy Fall Fashions

cute fall fashions

It's finally cool enough to start thinking about fall fashions:  sweaters, cardigans, and scarves.  I've tried to wear them in the past few weeks, but always abandon them shortly after putting them on due to the heat.  But I'm currently wearing a cardigan, jeans, and boots, and the prospect of months more of these types of styles has me tittering. One of my all-time favorite sources for fashion is Polyvore.  This is where I find outfits to put … [Read more...]

Favorite Fall Boots

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This September has been hot and cold, but mostly hot.  I'm excited that October has the prospect of true, cool fall weather, accompanied by one of my favorite things about the fall...boots!  Well, boots and clothes.  But mostly the boots.  I actually wore some fall boots last week to a thing I had and I was just sweltering the entire time...it's just too warm for boots. I probably won't be buying boots this year (whoops, I already bought a … [Read more...]

Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Brownies

chocolate reeses brownies with cinnamon

This post is sponsored and written in behalf of McCormicks and MomitForward.  All opinions are 100% mine. Fall is the best time for baking, right?  Every Autumn I find myself itching to bake all sorts of yummy things, and lots of times after hours of making a huge mess and following elaborate instructions, I end up with a yucky disaster.  I was sent a whole bunch of McCormick  extracts and spices to play with.  But this time I wanted to make … [Read more...]

Fall Mantle

cute fall display

September is fall, right?  Sometimes it's hard to remember when the temperatures are still hot and the trees seem to be taking their sweet time changing colors.  Well I brought it indoors! The entire summer I was feeling kind of BLAH about projects and decorating...I was super burned out.  I knew that I needed to get back into it--to help fuel some blog posts, yes, and also just to get my creative mojo going again.  I wanted to decorate but … [Read more...]

Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup

chicken noodle soup made in a crock pot

It's officially cooling down here and that means Soup's on! I make about 90% of my soups in my crock pot. And here's a special little story...my very own contributor, Melissa from Bless this Mess, made me some chicken noodle soup about 6 years ago.  Why?  Because she saw I was having a rough day.  That is the kind of person she is...just so caring and service-oriented.  And she actually inspired me to make my own homemade crockpot chicken noodle … [Read more...]

Shabby Chic Pumpkin Makeover

shabbychic pumpkin makeover

Hello, I'm Kristen and I am so excited to be a new contributor to Heidi's fabulous blog! Let me tell you a little about myself before I share a fun Halloween project with you! I love making pretty things and I tend to view the world with a creative eye. I am always inspired by vintage charm, and daily admire the beauty in this life I have been blessed with. My hobbies include crafting, DIY, collecting antiques, decorating, home keeping, … [Read more...]

Apple Crumble Pie

apple crumble pie a la mode

It's pie season. Specifically apple pie season. But guess who hates pie? Not me--whoa no no. I love pie. It's my husband. He's never liked pie, except for key lime pie. I was pretty sad about this the first year we were married because I wanted to be all domesticated and make pies like a good little housewife. But then one day we went to a church function and a lady there served the most delicious apple pie--apple crumble pie.  And my husband … [Read more...]