Monday, October 22, 2018

Halloween Food Fun!!!!

Happy Monday friends!! So I usually share a recipe on Mondays, but with Halloween next week and probably lots of Halloween fun happening this weekend, I thought I would share some fun Halloween inspired food.
It's no secret that I love a good theme. I think it is so fun to plan your food around some kind of theme. So for Halloween I go all out.
Who wouldn't love some "Candy Corn Waffles".  Not with actual candy corn....they just look like it! I use a box pancake mix. I love this one pictured below. I know all of the ingredients and they are loaded with protein which is a great way to start off the day.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Friday Favorites.....Wedding & Target Edition!

Hey, hey Friday!!!! So I am not sure what happened this week, but all of a sudden I am in full on holiday mode. Maybe it's the colder weather or seeing more holiday stuff in stores, but let me tell you, I am ready!!! Now I am not saying rush through anything...but I just love all the fun stuff to do, delicious eats and pretty decorations that come with October, November and December. Like I just really love it all!!!
Anyone else start feeling it this week????
I am finishing up this week, linking with some of my favorite bloggers, ErikaNarci & Andrea to share some of my favorites from the week!

We had such an amazing time at our family wedding last weekend. The kids did an amazing job & looked spectacular! You can check out all the pics on my wedding post and see a fun video of Luke dancing, that is sure to make you smile!
The setting was just beautiful and we had a great little weekend away.
So truth be told, as much fun as we had at that took a lot out of us! It was a busy weekend, with some later nights and we all kind of struggled through the week! We are ready for the weekend and slightly happy with our yucky forecast...perfect for cozy blankets, a good book and some football!

I found myself wandering around Target this week and saw some super cute new things for Fall. I have not been in that section of the store for a bit, so I had some fun trying on a few pieces and thought I would share my favorites with you! Please note, I am not a fashion blogger, nor have I perfected a mirror selfie😉
I am always looking for a cute transitional jacket. I hate having a bulky coat on most times, so I always resort to my olive military jacket that I love. I saw this anorak and oh my gosh it was so cute on! It comes in four colors, but this slate grey color had my heart.
The mirror was really dirty... 
 It's longer in length, which is great for leggings and cooler weather.

My name is Gen and I love anything striped, especially black and white. This striped pullover is cute and cozy. I would say a Fall essential in my book!
Striped Pullover

Second to stripes is probably any sort of grey cardigan. Not sure what it is, but I love a good grey cardigan and probably have more than I need. But this one, this one has pockets friends! SOLD! And if you are not quite as into grey cardigans as I am, it also comes in black and light pink....also with pockets.😉 Side note, I should have grabbed something better to wear underneath instead of my cami...oh well!
Grey Cardigan

This sweatshirt says "Hey Saturday morning!". Cozy, comfy and again...pockets! It's also a tunic length, so great with leggings!
Hoodie Tunic

I did not see this one in my store, but rather came across it online. I love the style and well, olive is my new favorite neutral!
Women's Long Sleeve Cowl Neck Top - A New Dayâ„¢ - image 1 of 3

This is just a great basic to throw on to run errands. Comes in 5 colors and you could dress it up too. And if it's warmer out, there is cute option to roll up the sleeves too!
Utility Top

I saw this one hanging on the rack and was like...hmm...should I try it on? So glad I did. It's so cute one. It's a sweatshirt in front, with blue & white oxford striped sleeves. The details are so fun...the back is longer, also oxford and buttons all the way down. A cute, casual top that's just a little more😉
Woven Two In One Sweatshirt
Also, Target has a BOGO 50% off on booties through Saturday, so I feel compelled to reshare with you some of my favorite styles. Target's shoe game is pretty amazing for Fall. They have so many cute styles of booties in the $30 range!
I love, love, love this pair. I tried them on in store and they are adorable. With white denim, distressed denim or a dress.... cute, cute, cute!
Women's Dylan MicroSuede Perforation Zipper Bootie - Universal Threadâ„¢ - image 1 of 3
Perforated Booties
And they come in this light color too!
Women's Dylan MicroSuede Perforation Zipper Bootie - Universal Threadâ„¢ - image 1 of 3

I love the detail on this braided bootie and they also come in a great light taupe color. I just think the detail makes them a little more fun!
Women's Autumn Braided Cut Out Fashion Boots - Universal Threadâ„¢ - image 1 of 3

These are simple and you probably need them in this cognac color and the black! So basic to wear all Fall long and they would be adorable with a dress now.
Women's Nora V-Cut Ankle Booties - Universal Threadâ„¢ - image 1 of 3
If you are looking for a higher heel, this option is perfect. The hardest part will be deciding what color to get.. taupe, black or the super cute olive?!?! Friends, the olive color is really great!
Women's Crissy Laser Cut Heeled Ankle Booties - Universal Threadâ„¢ - image 1 of 3
This peep toe style is a dupe for a much more expensive designer style. I am always unsure how I feel about the peep toe, but at this price it's worth giving them a shot!
Women's Edwina Fashion Boots - Universal Threadâ„¢ Taupe - image 1 of 3
Peep Toe Bootie

Ok that's it for my fashion finds this week!!!
I hope you guys have a great weekend! See you next week.... I am gearing up to share some Halloween fun!
Hope to see you, there is always room for one more at our family table.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Wedding Weekend Wrap Up!!!!

Hey friends, we had a great time at a family wedding last weekend. Paul's cousin, Justin got married and Ella & Luke got to be a part of the special day. There is just something so fun about family weddings!Here is a peek at all the fun we had......
Warning... lots of pictures ahead!

Monday, October 15, 2018

Something New for Your Family Table....Butternut Squash and Black Bean Enchiladas

Oh today is feeling like a Monday friends!!! We had a full three days away at a family wedding and I am in need of a really big mug for my coffee today! It was the most beautiful setting for a wedding and I can't wait to share some pics with you guys!
But good news is that I have a delicious Fall recipe to share with you that is a perfect way to mix up your Taco Tuesday.
In our quest to eat more plant based meals this year, I came across this recipe for Butternut Squash and Black Bean Enchiladas.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday friends!!! We have had a little bit of all the seasons here this week! We started with 80 and sunny the first few days, 60 and rainy yesterday and dipping into the 40's for the weekend! Crazy!

I am linking up with some of my favorite bloggers, ErikaNarci & Andrea to share some of my favorites from the week!

So last weekend we went to an Oktoberfest in our town. It was our first time and we had the best time! I mean the food, the music... so much fun!
And you see Luke's shirt and hat... obviously baseball was a favorite of his this week!
You can check out some more of our Oktoberfest fun here.

This week I linked up with some blogging friends to share tips on two of my favorite topics...... meal planning and meal prep tips. I know it sounds crazy, but chopping vegetables is one of my most favorite things to do! I find it totally relaxing and I love when my fridge is stocked and ready for the week. Random, I know.  
How We Meal Plan

A few weeks ago we went to check out a chalk festival. Some local artists drew some amazing pieces with chalk, and Luke has been inspired. He drew these in the driveway this week and I just love them!

It's going to be sweater weather here this weekend and I saw one of my most favorite sweaters from last year back at Target.
Women's Cozy Neck Pullover - A New Dayâ„¢ - image 1 of 3
Tunic Sweater
I got this in cream last year and it was my favorite sweater. It's the best length with leggings and I am so excited it is back this season! They have it in 7 colors and I think this olive and the pale pink may need to come home with me! Trust me, this will be one of your favorites too!
And I am in love with this duster sweater......
Women's Duster Open Cardigan - Universal Threadâ„¢ - image 3 of 3
Duster Sweater
I mean that just looks like a cozy Fall weekend to me!!!

Last up is this favorite recipe I shared earlier this week.  I tried this recipe last month and have made it three times.

Roasted Red Pepper & Cashew Pasta
 It's a great vegetarian dish, filling and makes a great lunch the next day!

And that's it for our week! We have a fun weekend ahead of us. A family wedding at a beautiful Fall location and Ella & Luke are a part of the special day! Can't wait to celebrate!
Have the best weekend friends.
See you on Monday, there is always room for one more at our family table.