Friday, October 24, 2014

oh hey FRIDAY // 5 on Friday

HAPPY FRIDAY friends! 

It has been a WONDERFUL week and I hope you have had a wonderful one also!


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These sunsets on the farm!
God has really been showing off lately with His artwork.
They have been breathtaking lately and it just puts a big ol' smile on my face!





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It's getting cooler so you know what that means...
the Amigas are in cuddle mode.
And these of Sox are just precious.. sawing logs hugged up with her rope and she has NEVER laid in the kitchen floor before. When she walks across the tile you would think it was going to jump up and grab her! She just marched herself in the kitchen, plopped down and watched me cook.


3/

Speaking of dogs....
Oh my GOOOODNEEESSS this is PRECIOUS!
I wish more people would be open to adopting! In my opinion, rescues are THE best and I just KNOW they are forever thankful.
4/

The bestie is the BEST! 
How awesome is this?? My very own Christmas Planner!
It has got every page you would EVER need for some holiday planning.. calendar, Christmas card list, dinner menu, gift planner for family and friends.. the list goes on!
i. will. be. organized.


5/

Continuing with the fall decor around the house here is a sneak peek of the front porch!


Now head on over and link-up too!


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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Yellows & Oranges & Hints of Red

Not too long ago, I told y'all I was looking forward to sharing the fall touches I put out throughout the house.
Everything you see I already had.. 
not to skip over fall/thanksgiving too much but I am looking forward to decorating for Christmas so I decided to save my $$ for that. Christmas decorations are my FAVE!
For now and a few more weeks I am enjoying the bright colors around here!



Dining room..



This time of year always takes me back to our wedding day.. 




Guest Bathroom..




I love these wood pieces from our wedding. I wish things had not been so stressful towards the end because these would look way better than how they turned out. By the time I was able to finish them I just didn't care anymore.
Still a wonderful reminder tho of that sweet day and I love that I still have them.



Living room..





And just a little touch in the kitchen plus my Pumpkin Roll Scentsy that I am slightly addicted to these days.


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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Eating Paleo // Pistachio Energy Bites

Another yummy recipe that I tried last night.
I am LOVING these Paleo recipes that I have come across from the Ultimate Paleo Guide.
I seriously haven't made one that I don't like and the Easy Chicken Salad has got to be my favorite!


You will need::

  1. 1 cup almonds
  2. 1/2 cup pistachios, shelled
  3. 1 1/4 cups pitted Medjool dates
  4. 1 tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes
  5. 2 tbsp water
  6. 2 oz. dark chocolate (optional)

  1. Place the almonds, pistachios, dates, and coconut flakes into a blender or food processor.
  2. Pulse to break down the nuts, thoroughly combining the ingredients.
  3. Add in the water and continue blending to make the mixture clump together.
  4. Spoon the nut mixture out onto a piece of wax paper.
  5. Press into a rectangle and place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to chill.
  6. Cut into bars.
  7. Melt the dark chocolate in a bowl in the microwave and drizzle over the bars.
  8. Store in the refrigerator.


I got off work early yesterday and came home and got busy in the kitchen! 
It is so much easier for me to have my foods prepared AND you aren't tempted to grab the bad stuff. 

Here is what Step 2 should look like, after you blow up your food processor.
Yup. You read that right. 
I think it's safe to say I will be buying a new one. I even split the ingredients up because I know that dates take a bit to break down and there was a lot of it after I mixed everything. But that still didn't help. All of a sudden, SMOKE is appearing out of nowhere and I realize it's coming from underneath the processor. 
#fail
So when all else fails.... get the blender.


Not pressed very pretty but it will do! I cut them and separated them into snack bags i.e above and they are ready to go!


I don't have chocolate drizzled over mine but I sure did try to melt it in the microwave..
it just wasn't working out.
Confession. 
It burned trying to melt and it made the whole house smell like something awful. 
OH. And I left off the coconut... disgusting.

Wish I had some chocolate on there but they are STILL YUMMY!!

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Pumpkins & New Wall Decor

By the time fall and cooler temps get here, I am READY for baseball season to be O. V. A. and my boo to be home for good!
I must admit, I feel a twinge of jealousy when I see all the couple's enjoying festivals, corn mazes, and pumpkin patch's together... Don't get me wrong, I am soo happy for everyone to be enjoying the fall air and making memories with their loved ones and I enjoy looking at all your pictures too :) ... I am just more than ready to make memories with my handsome hubby.
Yesterday we FINALLY got a whole day together!
YAY!
And what did we do?
Coach promised me last week we would go and get our pumpkin.



This is the fourth year we have gone to the Methodist Church in town.. Coach even saw one of his player's and of course there was a little baseball chit chat for a bit.



I have no recollection if Coach and I even have a picture of our first year getting a pumpkin but here is our second year and last year's pictures at the patch. Seriously LOVE this little blog space to look back on our memories!

Kind of going out of order on the events of our day but anyhooo...
before all the pumpkin shenanigans we set out for a little road trip to pick up Coach's deer from two YEARS ago! 



Never let your last words be "Don't kill anything there is A LOT of stuff we need to get finished" the week of your wedding. I do believe his response was "oh I don't think I'll see anything". 
Yeah. Right.
So here we are almost two years later and we are finally picking it up. 
When Coach got it out of the car the pups didn't know WHAT to think! Sooo funny!
At one point Kyli jumped up in my arms to get away, Shane came after her with the deer, and just picture how little dogs feet start 'paddling' before you put them down in water.. she was doing that and trying to back out of my arms at the same time... it was HILARIOUS!! 


And then there were two.. the one of the right is the one we picked up today. Poor Bambi's.


On the way back we stopped in Monroe and had some lunch at the Butcher Block.
It wasn't too bad!
I want to go back and check out all the little shops downtown.. looked super cute!
How thrilled is my husband that I am taking another picture??


Besides a MUCH needed grocery store trip and dinner, which Coach joined me in the making of an Easy Stir-Fry dish, I bet he wished he never offered to cut that onion, that's a wrap friends!

Hope you all had a wonderful Monday!

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