It was only a matter of time before I brought out my favorite autumn, Sunday morning recipe – Pumpkin Spice Waffles! These waffles are packed with plenty of pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger and cloves to make these the perfect breakfast (lunch or dinner) on a beautiful fall day!
Now I want to start off by saying that this recipe is nothing crazy. Literally. I woke up one morning and was craving waffles and well I decided to spice up the recipe a bit to give it a bit of a autumn taste. I didn’t add a bunch of pumpkin, just enough to make it feel like fall!
- 2 cups of gluten free flour blend (I use cup 4 cup waffle mix)
- 2 bananas (medium-sized)
- 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
- 1 cup of almond milk
- 3/4 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice
- walnuts (pecans or whatever nut you like!)
- turn on waffle maker & spray with cooking oil
- smash bananas in large bowl
- add milk and oil to bananas in large bowl
- mix in flour blend 1 cup at a time while mixing
- scoop mixture into waffle maker
- cook until golden brown
- I added walnuts, a bit of butter and maple syrup on top of my waffle!
Wedding season has come and gone but I still feel like there is a wedding every weekend! Attending weddings can get very expensive so in order to save you some money, lets try to “repurpose” the same dress and were it 3 different ways to make it unique in its own way. This is also a great way to transition a dress you wore to a summer wedding into something you could wear to a fall wedding
The dress that I am going to wear 3 different ways is this simple navy blue lace dress from J.Crew. I actually got a super great deal on this dress ($32) but its retail price was actually $150. There reason I picked this dress is because of the versatility. I can dress it up & dress it down! It is also a dress that can worn during all seasons! Pair it with some sandals or with a winter coat!
So let’s get down to business!
We have 3 different weddings that we are attending. The first is a classic church ceremony with country club reception. The second is an outdoor ceremony with a rustic barn reception. And the third is a venue specific ceremony+reception combo at a certain location, like a museum or art gallery.
So this is our classic church ceremony with a country club reception. With this wedding, we want to make sure that our attire is modest enough for a church ceremony but still want that classic look. With my navy blue lace dress, I am going to add a string of pearls, a classic nude pump, a neutral cardigan and a metallic handbag.
Necklace: Vintage Pearls | Nude Pumps: Kate Spade New York
This is our outdoor ceremony with a rustic barn reception. With this wedding, we are looking for comfort. With this style of wedding, we can dress a little more casually since the dress code isn’t as strict. I will be pairing my navy lace dress with a pair of metallic sandals, light & easy makeup (in case of sweating outdoors), a larger handbag (to carry sunscreen, deodorant, perfume & tissues) and a classic bangle bracelet.
This wedding is our venue specific ceremony+reception combo wedding. With this style of wedding, we can go a little bit crazier with this attire. With the navy blue lace dress, I am going to pair a sparkly bib necklace, fun color heels, a neutral shawl/pashmina scarf and matching clutch.
Necklace: From a Boutique in Charleston (Similar Here) | Heels: Christian Loubutin (Similar Here) | Clutch: Old Navy – Old (Similar Here)
So there you have it! One dress with 3 different weddings. The nice thing about this dress is that it can be worn all year round. You can add a blazer when its cooler outside or add a pair of tights and winter jacket. The key is to have a versatile dress that you can wear over and over.
Hope this helps you with your next wedding!
Welcome back my fellow book nerds! It is that time again… time to release this months book for book club! For the month of October, we will be reading the novel After You by Jojo Moyes.
“We all lose what we love at some point, but in her poignant, funny way, Moyes reminds us that even if it’s not always happy, there is an ever after.” —Miami Herald
WARNING: DO NOT READ ANY FURTHER IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO READ A SPOILER FOR THE FIRST NOVEL…
In this novel, Louisa Clark is no longer just an ordinary girl living an ordinary life. After a transformative six months spent with Will Traynor, she is struggling without him. An unfortunate accident forces Lou to move back home but as her body heals, she is struggling to find where she is going.
For Lou Clark, life after Will Traynor means learning to fall in love again, with all the risks that brings. Follow along and see what new things Lou encounters and if she will find love again.
Buy the book here: After You by Jojo Moyes
Hey guys! Welcome back! Today we are going to go over my top 5 essentials for a road trip.
Ever since I can remember, my family went on road trips. We were always jumping in the car for a weekend trip for some sporting event or driving the 10+ hours to Disney World or to Hilton Head.
I can honestly say I was probably in the car more than anywhere else. But thats okay! I loved it and wouldn’t change it for the world. This lead to me being a good traveler and always being prepared for anything when traveling. So it all works out in the end! HA!
So anyways, back to the road trip essentials. With all the traveling I have done, I figured out that you always need these 5 things… no matter what…
Check them out here!
1. Water Bottle/Travel Mug
It is very important to stay hydrated when traveling. I always travel with a glass water bottle and a travel mug no matter how long the trip will be.
These are what I use:
2. Granola Bars
Whether you are traveling alone, with friends or with your family… travel with snacks. If absolutely stinks when you have to stop at some random gas station for some food or you don’t pass anywhere to eat for a while. My absolute favorite snack to travel with is a granola bar. They are much easier and not as messy as other snacks.
Here are some of my favorites:
3. Yoga Pants
When you are stuck in the car all day (or for multiple days) you want to stay comfy! There is nothing worse than having to sit in the car and be uncomfortable.
I always stick to a good pair of yoga pants. There is plenty of stretch in the legs and waist and I can basically do anything in them.
These are my favorites to travel in:
4. Survival Kit
I can’t live without my survival kit. I keep it in my car at all times and I honestly couldn’t tell you how many times I (or someone else) needed something from it.
This is what’s in my survival kit:
|Band-aids||Hair ties||Mascara||Hand Sanitizer||Kinesio-Tape|
(You can click on any of the items above to be linked up with a product)
Creating a good playlist before you hit the road is vital. Or maybe you love listening to audiobooks – which I have just recently started doing. I always download a couple playlists from Amazon Music (make them offline so you don’t use up data) before a long road trip. I have also started downloading audiobooks for when I get tired of music or I run through all the playlists.
Here are some of my favorite playlists:
I hope that you liked these tips and I also help that they make your next road trip more enjoyable. If you have any questions or recommendations, let me know!