Thursday, October 22, 2009


You might notice something a little different around here.  I decided it was time for a change again.  Sorry for the lack of posting - we have been so busy lately. Matt's parents were in town with us over the weekend and we went to the fair and the TX/OU game.  Now that things are back to normal, I will be back soon with an update!  Had to at least update the look of the blog for now :) What do you think?

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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

I posted on facebook that I was baking these and had a request for the recipe, so I decided to blog about it so I’d have the recipe in my archives to refer back to.  I actually got this recipe from my friend Becky – she made these for us when they had us for dinner and they were delicious!  They are almost bread-like they are so soft and moist.  YUM. 
Here’s the recipe…
1 C. sugar
1 C. pumpkin
1/2 C. oil
1 egg
Mix above ingredients together.  Sift and add to above:
2 C. flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon (I also added a dash of nutmeg and allspice at this point)
2. tsp baking powder
Dissolve and add to rest of ingredients:
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. milk
1 tsp. vanilla
1 C. chocolate chips
1/2 C. nuts (optional)
Preheat oven to 375 deg.  Drop on lightly greased cookie sheet.  Bake approximately 10 to 12 minutes (Sidenote: It only took 10 minutes in my oven, but when Becky made these she said it took 20-25 minutes.  Use a toothpick to test when they are done).
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Friday, October 9, 2009

Blog Design

Just a quick post to show y’all the most recent blog design I made.  I have been friends with Jill and her husband Grant since college and they just recently had a precious baby boy and wanted their blog design to reflect that.  You can click on the picture to be taken to her blog to check it out!


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Thursday, October 8, 2009

A few house updates

Look what arrived in the mail the other day from my mother in law! 


My new ironing board cover!  I had to run out to Target to get an ironing board hanger so that I could proudly display my ironing-board-turned-work-of-art!  Does that make me completely old that I just got excited about an ironing board cover?  How many times can I say ironing board in one blog post?  Anyways – I love it.  Thanks Maggymom :)

Also, I decided to finally paint our guest bathroom.  It had been driving me crazy because it felt so BLAH, so I grabbed a gallon of paint and went to work.  I am really happy with how it turned out.  I think it could probably use another coat in a few places, and I’ll get around to that eventually, but it finally feels like it is decorated! 

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What do you think?

Last – Matt and I found some rocking chairs on craigslist for a steal (compared to what I had seen them priced at), so we added those, a fun fall wreath and some pumpkins to make our front porch feel a little more welcoming.  I still need to stain the rocking chairs to match the shutters, but I love them!


Oh… and I just had to brag on my husband for a quick second.  He came home from work yesterday with these…


… just because.  I’m a lucky girl :)

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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Happy Fall Y’all

Well it’s official.  Despite the sauna outside yesterday, we had a cold front come through, it’s October, and that means FALL!  I’ve got my fleece and my Ugg slippers on, and I even used the seat warmer in my car today!  I love SO many things about fall, so I thought I’d dedicate a post to wish y’all a happy fall! 

Fall brings…


College Football!   Oh how I love spending a Saturday watching college football on the couch with my husband :)


Pumpkins! Pumpkins and more pumpkins!


Fall candles – pumpkin spice and cinnamon – YUM.  I have 2 of these burning in my house right now!

fallmums Mums!  I still need to pick some up for our front porch, but I love the way these look in the fall.

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Starbucks pumpkin spice lattes!  I’ve only had one of these so far, but this is how you really know fall has arrived – I L.O.V.E seeing that sign up at Starbucks!

What are your favorite things about fall?

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