Monday, November 12, 2012

Our Thanksgiving Potluck

Since most people spend Thanksgiving with their immediate family, I decided to host a Thanksgiving/fall potluck for our friends this weekend. It turned out to be a wonderful evening. 

I didn't get to take to many pictures since it was such a busy evening. But here are a few.


The Turkey:



Some decorations around the house:




Lots of food!

I asked everyone to bring a side dish and a dessert. 



Dessert, drink, coffee/tea station:



It was a wonderful evening.
We had a great time with our friends and the kids had a wonderful time playing too.

Thanks for visiting. 



Friday, November 9, 2012

Pumpkin Pie!


When I think of fall and thanksgiving, I think of pumpkin pie!
This is my husbands favorite "fall" pie. This recipe is very easy and simple to make. 

enjoy!

Pumpkin Pie


15oz pumpkin puree (or 1 can of pumpkin)
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
2 eggs, slightly beaten

1 9" deep dish pie shell (I use Martha's recipe):

INGREDIENTS

Now take out your pie crust and roll out and form onto a pie dish:

Next pour your pumpkin mixture into the pie crust:


Next Bake at 425 for 15 minutes, then reduce the temperature to 350 and bake for an additional 35-40 minutes. 



Cool completely before serving. 

Enjoy!



Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Makeup Storage

My husband says I have to much makeup, and off course I don't think I do. 
Sure, I have more then a makeup bag full of makeup, but I love trying new things. 

I really got into makeup because my skin is so finicky. I am very oily, I break out and my eye lids are very sensitive. 
I have to find things that work with my skin. And although, I have found some things I really like,  I feel that there is a whole world full of makeup out there and I want to try and find the best I can. 



I keep my makeup in my bathroom vanity. 
To see my bathroom, go here







 I keep my makeup brushes in my medicine cabinet, the shelves are adjustable, so I can fit them nicely in here. I keep them in these cheap little glass cups from IKEA. 



All of my makeup goes in the top drawer of my vanity:


On the right side of the drawer, I keep the foundations, concealers and powders:


In the middle I keep my lip products, eyeliners, lashes and brow stuff:


On the left I keep my bronzers, blush, eye shadows and mascara:


Well thats it. Please tell me I am not the only mama out there with a drawer full of makeup. 

 Where do you store your makeup? 


Thanks for visiting. 





Winners of the Shaklee Basic H Cleaner!

I want to thank Julia for letting me try out the Shaklee Basic H Cleaner and for giving my readers the opportunity to try it too!

The winners of the giveaway are:

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Monday, November 5, 2012

Fall Decor around the house...

When it comes to decorating my house, I usually just put up a wreath on the door and call it a day. (except for christmas, I go all out for christmas) 

This year I decided to put a little bit more effort it it. 

Here are some fall touches around my house...

My front door:


On my dining table:
 Vase/flowers: Target, Red Berries: Michael's, Table runner: World Market




The banner is a free printable! Print your own here

 Leaves garland, pine cones, pumpkins are from Michael's (80% off!!)

 My mantle:
I kept it simple since I didn't want anything blocking the TV.

My little DIY felt bunting...

Thanks for visiting!

I would love to see your fall decor! Please leave a link :)

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Fall Favorites

Fall is one of my favorite seasons. After a hot summer, the cooler weather and rain is so refreshing. 
With the cooler weather, I start wearing boots, burning candles and baking more :)

And don't forget the best part: It getting darker earlier, which means we are spending more time with family and friends in the evenings.

Here are some of my favorite fall things:


Cozy family time near the fire:

I love to cuddle up with hubby and the  kids near the fireplace, especially on a rainy day. 


Fall activities: 

One of our favorite activities to do at the beginning of the fall is going to the pumpkin patch. We also love going on hikes and walks picking leaves and pine cones with the kidos



Fall arts and crafts:

We love doing arts and crafts during any season, but especially fall:



Boots
I don't know what it is about boots, but I LOVE wearing them. 
Both booties and boots, they look great and are very comfortable.

black riding boots (macys)
booties (kohls)

Candles:
I love burning candles... I love vanilla, cookie, cinnamon smells
My favorite fall candle at the moment is Leaves by bath and body works
I pick these up when they are two for twenty. 


Layers:
I love wearing layers during the fall, and I especially love dressing my kidos in layers.
I am a big fan of color for kids clothing, and during the fall I can layer a whole bunch of different layers and patterns on them :)

hat: children's place
vest: Target
stripe cardigan: J crew Factory
shirt: J crew factory
pants: j crew factory
boots: Target

Hats:

I love HATS! especially during the fall, when is it raining and cold outside.
No need to do my hair since it is going to get all frizzy from the rain anyway, just put a hat on!
Two of my favorite fall hats:



Baking:
On cold rainy days, I love baking something yummy in the kitchen.
and then we invite some friends over to help us eat all the yummy treats 




Fall Nailpolish:

During the fall months I stray away from corals and pinks and go for more gold and berry colors.

3 of my favorite nailpolishes for fall are:
Golden (sally hansen)
Mauvelous (Loreal)
Violet Vixen (Loreal)




 Fall berry lip colors:

I love makeup throughout the whole year, but during the fall I get into the berry lips more.


my favorites are Crush (revlon color stain) and Berry Rose (Rimmel)



Thats my fall favorites....


What are some of your favorite fall things?