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...]

Sprinkled Apple Donut Holes

donut hole apples

It's finally September!  Don't get me wrong, I'm a big fan of summer.  But I'm a BIGGER fan of fall, and by August I'm just really tired of the heat.  September, though the heat doesn't technically change that quickly, is such a welcome change.  I can spy the leaves starting to change in the mountains, the morning air is a little more crisp, and the harvest bounty is well, bountiful. Really what says fall better than a good donut?  How about a … [Read more...]

Goose Creek Candles Giveaway!

goose creek candle

Fall is the best season, is it not?  Here are some things I love in the fall:  sweaters, boots, pie, baking, Halloween, leaves changing color, going in the mountains... ...but there's nothing quite like the smells of autumn.  I love the smell of the nip in the air, the leaf piles, the pumpkins.  I love the baking scents--cookies and cakes and apple pies.  And of course the smell of scented candles.  There's nothing more cozy than a yummy … [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...]