Monday, October 20, 2014

My Greatest Accomplishment

There are so many things to be thankful for, I realize that a few times daily. The best mindset to have, is one of humility. Sometimes when I'm having a little quiet time, I think of all the blessings I have in my life.. Do you ever do this? At times, I feel overwhelmed with love (in a good way!). I think how quickly my kids are growing up, the people they are becoming, the family I don't get to see as often but have fond memories with, my amazing friends, our accomplishments, our faith, but equally important, our trials. 

That's the wonderful thing about life, you experience trials to really appreciate the blessings! I am so happy to be where I am today and look forward to continuing to grow! And I mean this in all aspects of my life, my marriage, being a Mama, being a believer, even being a blogger! No one is perfect, and I'm certainly not trying to be, but I do want to continue to work on being better. There's always room for improvement! 

Today I have the pleasure of sharing with you my GREATEST accomplishment, my family! These three people are my biggest support system! I cherish their love more than I could ever explain. Their love is endless, pure, honest, sincere and genuine.

A HUGE thanks to our wonderful friend and photographer Rose DeVore.

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Fab Pins of the Week!

Hello gorgeous, how are you? I'm thrilled to have you here! It's Friday and I'm just thrilled about that :) Do you have any exciting plans for the weekend? We are having a Fall fire with friends Saturday evening and I'm really looking forward to it! Good food, friends and a warm fire on a crisp Fall night, what's better?! 

This week I've been just in love classy glamour and I think you will be too! Let's get inspired....


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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Fall Cash Giveaway!!

Hello there beautiful, and welcome! I have a super exciting treat for you today!! We all know this time of the year starts to put a damper on our wallets. Whether it be to hosting tailgating parties, kids sports, family gatherings, Halloween and Holidays, just to name a few... So who couldn't use a little extra cash to help with those extra expenses? Maybe that's not what you would spend it on.. Maybe you would treat yourself to a mini shopping spree, massage and pedi, new clothes for the kids, or anything else you've had your eye on! There are so many ways you could spend or save an extra $300, right? 

TWO lucky entrants will win $300 each!!!! 

A big thanks to our major sponsors for this giveaway!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Pumpkin Poke Cake

We were headed to a get together with friends, and we were each asked to bring a side dish or dessert. I had been wanting to give a certain dessert a try, so I did just that! Have you tried better than sex cake? It is sinfully delicious! I had that dessert in mind, but with a Fall twist! That's how I came up with this tasty pumpkin poke cake!

Here's what you're going to need:
1 box of yellow cake mix (and all ingredients listed on box)
1 can of puree pumpkin
1 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1 can of sweetened condensed milk
1/4 cup caramel ice cream topping (not pictured)
toffee tidbits
1 container of whipped cream
chocolate syrup (optional)

Begin by preparing the yellow cake mix according to the directions on the box. I used a 13x9 inch pan for this cake. Add in your pumpkin puree, nutmeg and pumpkin spice and mix well. Pour evenly into your cake pan. Bake according to your box instructions. I actually ended up cooking mine an additional 10 minutes more than the box suggested because of the thickness with the pumpkin mixed in. Once fully cooked, remove from the oven and begin to poke holes throughout the entire cake using something small. I used a cake pop stick. In a small saucepan, mix your sweetened condensed milk and caramel together and bring to a thickened consistency. Once thick, remove from heat and pour over the entire cake, allowing it to fill up the holes you made in the cake. Put in the fridge and allow to cool from about 1 hour. Remove and add smooth whipped cream, toffee bits and chocolate drizzle if desired. 

I was pretty pleased with how this cake turned out! It's perfect for Fall and especially if you love pumpkin! Our friends raved over it, and I'm sure yours will too!!

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Friday, October 10, 2014

Fab Pins of the Week

Hello gorgeous and welcome!! I'm ecstatic that the weekend is finally here! I bet you are too ;) Do you have anything special planned for the weekend? No big plans here... We are scheduled to have our family Christmas pictures taken and go to the pumpkin patch, as long as the weather permits! Whatever it is you and your family are doing, I hope it's great!

This week I'm sharing with you my slight obsession with plaid! I just can't seem to get enough of it lately! Whether it be blankets or fashion, I'm all about it! I think it just screams coziness for Fall! Come see what I mean...

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