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{friday faves}

Spooky Season is the funnest season to decorate for.

All the dust and cobwebs in my house just became decorations Ha!!!

I’m going room by room, corner my corner pulling out of all the fall tubs and jazzing things up.

Trying my hardest to use what I have this year. Get rid of the decor I don’t use and buy less. I’ll keep you posted on how that goes.

Oh, and trying to stay with neutral, black + white and my color palette.

You can read about my gallery wall and how I pulled it off on this post here: {gallery wall}

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{weekend notes}

Intentions for the week |

  • Help Bay find her dream homecoming dress
  • Hit my weekly step/workout goals
  • Clean the dreaded oven
  • Hang sconces in bedroom
  • Watch the WHS Varsity girls volleyball. Go #6
  • Edit my closet
  • Set up new charging doc
  • Create a fall wish list
  • Try a new breakfast recipe
  • Watch the new season of Handmaids Tale
  • Friday Night Lights
  • Celebrate my mama’s birthday
  • Clean up the garden
  • Make Orzo pasta salad // recipe is here: {spinach orzo pasta salad}

a peek into our weekend…..

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Decor · fall · fashion · Holiday Whore · Holidays · home · ootd · Outfit Details · Products · Pumpkin · Pumpkin Spice · sale · ShopStyle · Target

{target tuesday}

SHOP: Blazer (under $30) | Tank ($7) | Denim | Belt | Sunglasses($25)| Sunglass Chain ($13)

Happy Target Tuesday friends! It’s officially Fall Ya’ll so we can bust out all the pumpkins without everyone freaking out on all of us Fall lovers. Ha! I’ve been frequenting my local Target stores. Very impatiently waiting for all the Fall arrivals to appear. And let me tell you, Target is playing hard to get. I will find a couple items, but not ALL THE THINGS I see online and in my fellow Target lovers Fall Haul.

Today is Fall everything so, I hope you’re ready!

I found some great deals on the cartwheel app that should make your weekly Target trip a little sweeter…..pun definitely intended!

TODAY ONLY! 40% off Halloween candy! $15.99 – $19.99 variety bags only.

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{trader joe’s fall goodies}

One day you’re young and the next you have a favorite grocery store….

I’m going to need a Trader Joe’s and Target detox once Fall is over. So much good shit!

Today I’m sharing all the seasonal goodies you MUST try from Trader Joe’s. I can’t contain myself with all the cute Fall items + pumpkin EVERYTHING!!

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{pumpkin donut holes}


Fri-YAY! Hallelujah! It’s been a week. Sorry for the lack of posting here. I had the best intentions, but just couldn’t make it happen. No Friday 5 today. I couldn’t think of 5 things if you paid me. So let’s switch it up…..Since I did promise these pumpkin donut holes.

And tomorrow is Saturday, which would be the perfect time to whip up a batch of these bad boys.

Also, FYI – Anthropologie is having a good sale. So, I linked some fun + really pretty coffee mugs at the end of this post. Scroll down and check it out. I’ve also linked them in my Instagram bio for easy access.


Crazy easy recipe. Baked, not fried. Pumpkiny….tis the season, right?

You do need a mini muffin pan. I picked one up at Walmart for $6.


WARNING: they are so dangerous, so make sure you make them when your peeps are awake. I made the mistake of making a batch last weekend. When I was alone. BAD idea.

Remember you can pin it. Print it. Tag me. Message me. I love to hear what you think ❤️

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{mini pumpkin pies}


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Happy National Pumpkin Pie Day!!  At least according to my homegirl Martha Stewart.  I’ve seen some conflicting dates.  Some claim December 25th is the official day.  In my book, what Queen Martha say, goes!

Obviously I will be sharing my favorite, simple pumpkin pie recipe with you today!!

Mini Pumpkin Pies



Doesn’t everything mini taste better?

Not only are these pies adorable, they are also the perfect individual portion.  Not that I would ever over indulge or anything.  Ha!  I’ve been known to kill two of these in a sitting.

They are GOOD #justsaying


(styled by Andrea)

We served these mini pies at my sisters baby shower over the weekend.  Andrea gets styling cred.  The whole display was more that I could pull off.


Here’s what you’ll need:

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Pumpkin · Pumpkin Spice · Recipe

{pumpkin snickerdoodles}

To me, snickerdoodles are the quintessential cookie.  Not peanut butter.  Not chocolate chip.  Sugar cookies – no wayyyy!  What makes them so special you ask?  They are light and pillowy with a cinnamon sugar crust.  Yummm!  Not to mention, the dough….kill me now.  So so good!

I grew up on snickerdoodles.  Straight from the freezer.  In an old Folgers coffee can.  As soon as we walked into GG’s house,  it’s the first thing we always asked for as kids.  A snickerdoodle.  Let’s be real, I still walk in and grab a cookie from the freezer to this day….and a bud light too.  Weird combo, I know.

Anyway, I have my GG’s snickerdoodle cookie recipe that I make from time to time.  Let’s be honest, they NEVER taste the same as GG’s.  Maybe she left out some secret ingredient?!?!  Hmmm.  Now I have to ask…lol.

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{pumpkin muffins}

Today marks the first day of Fall.

crisp air






These are a few of my favorite fall things.


I feel like I’m the only person in the world that hates PSL (pumpkin spice latte).  It tastes like a big cup of sweet cloves if you ask me.  But, I do love pumpkin.  Pumpkin pie…yummm.  Pumpkin cookies….yummm.  Pumpkin muffins.  Yes please.  The season changing has me wanting to bake like a mo-fo.  How about you?  I have about 27 recipes that I can’t wait to try.  First up….


These deliciously moist pumpkin muffins will make you incredibly happy.  Promise!

Here’s what you’ll need:

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{friday 5}

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Oh Friday….how I’ve been waiting so patiently for you!  Cheers to the weekend!

This morning someone said to me “TFI Friday.”  Every heard of it?

TFI Friday – abbreviation: ‘thank fuck it’s Friday’
Thank you Urban Dictionary!!   I love it and wish I invented it.  I will be using it on a weekly from now on!
Because it’s Friday and I’ve got 5 things on my mind……
ONE – Purple Thunder // You guys, Bailey is a Volleyball player!!  She really could not care less about sports, so I was shocked when she asked to play volleyball.  Especially a team sport.  She’s more of the swim team, gymnastics, horseback ridding type.  Well, her first game was last night.  She was so nervous.  I was shocked.  She’s probably THE most confident little girl I’ve ever known.  Not sure if it’s her age or if this is the sport that might be the one she actually likes.  For the first time, she really truly cared.  She tried her best and I’m so proud of her.  Not to mention the Purple Thunder kicked butt last night and won by a landslide, which also makes it fun to watch!
(Photo cred: Greta)
TWOAmy Schumer The Girl With The Lower Back Tattoo //  Do you like to laugh?  Do you like pure honesty with lots of vulgar shit thrown in?  Yeah, me too.  It was almost like talking to a best friend, kinda.  Many of her life stories are so fucking unbelievable.  That shit really happened?  Dammnnnn!  OMG, when she reads excerpts from her old diaries with footnotes…I almost die!
Is it possible this book made my like Amy even more?  YES!
My favorite part thus far….”44 Things You Don’t Know About Me.”  One of those things just so happens to be the number of people she’s slept with.  “To date, I’ve slept with 28 people.  I can’t remember all their names, but I do remember the nicknames I gave them: Third Ball, Pit Bull, Cousin Steve…jk jk jk.”
This book is
Relatable 🙂
Read it peeps!!
THREE – Embroidered Maxi Dress // It was love at first sight when I spotted this dress.  I clearly have a thing for embroidered anything.  It’s high-waisted, which is uber flattering.  The detail is beyond unique.  The fit is perfection.  The bold orange is everything.  You just can’t help but feel pretty in this maxi.  Everytime I type maxi I automatically picture a maxipad in my head…ewww.  Anyway!  It can 100% be dressed up for a wedding.  Or dressed down with a denim jacket.  I’ve worn it both ways.  I know it’s time to start buying sweaters and boots, but I wouldn’t pass this one up.  Price Tag: $29.99.  Told ya!

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