30 August 2016


Oh my how the words Cinnamon and Toffee in a recipe for a sweet treat makes me soooo happy. I made these a couple weeks ago, but obviously am craving some more because I swear I can still taste the sweet flavor of these blondies every morning when I have my coffee. Around the Holidays I made these Cinnamon Toffee Oatmeal Cookies
So when I was pondering and anxious to make a blondie of some sort, because I had never made a blondie before..I know..gasp; I knew they'd have to have cinnamon chips and toffee bits in them. I had never made blondies before but knew I wanted them to be oooey and chewy and not cakey. Yum
The crackle top makes them extra special.
What you'll need

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
3 cups light brown sugar, packed
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
4 eggs
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
1 (8oz bag) toffee chips
1 cup cinnamon chips

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a 13x9 inch pan with parchment paper and spray all sides and bottom of pan well with cooking spray. In a medium saucepan, heat the butter, brown sugar until melted and set aside. In a medium bowl, mix the flour, salt, baking powder and cinnamon until just mixed. In a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs and vanilla slightly with a fork, add the brown sugar mixture and slowly add the flour mixture until just combined. Stir in the toffee bits and cinnamon and spread evenly in the pan. Bake for about 35 minutes or until the top starts to brown and crackle. Cool completely, then cut into squares.

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29 August 2016


Pull out your flannels, plaid booties, pumpkin spiced candles and cozy blankies, it's almost September which means one of the most important words in the dictionary: FALL; the season, the crisp, cozy season!! Now, hold onto your PSL's for just a minute, while super jazzed up, I'm not quite there yet. I am teetering between sandals still and cut out booties but not to riding boots or Uggs just yet. Summer is still hanging around Indiana. However, in honor of Andrea and Erika's Let's Talk Series topic: Fall Favotites, I knew I had to join in! Here's all the season's goodness that I'm going to be partaking in for the next several weeks! I thought it'd be kinda fun to show you my top 3 Favorite Fall picks in each category. 

Pumpkin Treats, Warm Bevy's and Soup
Pumpkin Drop Cookies with Caramel Frosting HERE // Malibu Spiced Pumpkin Latte HERE // White Chicken Chili  (My favorite recipe) HERE

PSL, Caramel Apple Spice Drink, White Chocolate Mocha

Diva's Can Cook actually has a better Make it yourself recipe HERE

I always get the Tall version only in Latte's and minus one pump of syrup to save on calories and sugar. To this I often substitute a pump of cinnamon dolce syrup for the white chocolate...sooo good!

Hunters, Plaids and Boots
Hunters, Plaid dresses and Plaid shirts call my name in the Fall Here and Here

These outfit posts Here // Here // Here

These Outfit Posts Here //Here // Here

Pumpkin Spiced Cheesecake, Pumpkin Pecan Waffles and Kentucky Bourbon 

Buy Bath & Body Candles HERE // Kentucky Bourbon Candle HERE

High School, College and Pro...LOVE IT ALL
The REDHAWKS (our boy #9... 2-0 so far)

The IRISH (Kick off this Sunday night!)


Pumpkins, Mums, and More Pumpkins

See My 9 Easy Ways to Decorate Pumpkins HERE

Picking Out the Pumpkins, Being Cozy and Up North
Last Fall's trip "Up North" HERE

I got this mug last year at Target and I snuggle in my favorite blanket daily in the Fall.

                          HAPPY MONDAY and Let the Fall Countdown Begin!!

26 August 2016


HAPPY FRI-YAY!!!! It's still Summer but we are already back in the stands for Friday Night Lights. Last Friday was super exciting because our High School Football field was dedicated and is the only one in our county with turf. It's so beautiful it doesn't even look real. The company said it is the most beautiful one they have ever done. The boys took the field for the first time and came away with the "W"! Hope you have sweet plans this weekend, ours include more football and a day trip to our beloved Lake Michigan area to see what shenanigans we can get into. 

1. This GUY
With his brothers gone off to college, it's all on this guy and while I know he misses them, he is pretty excited to be spoiled and an only. So proud of him. He is a sophomore and will see Varsity and JV time so expect a lot of football in our future!! 
Scrimmage night with his girl and another NINE boy get the #9!

This field was hand stitched, which is amazing and we were in awe of the process as we drove by week after week. It's so cool, it doesn't even look real.

Redhawks with the WIN 28-14

2. Olive
I'm telling ya, The "IT" color of the season.

Mom's A.N.A top from JC Penny HERE

3. Week's Attire
J.C. Penny top and pants, Michael Kors flats, Charming Charlie necklace

J.C. Penny tiered dress, Loft cardigan, Aerosole wedges 

Loft Cardigan, Target skirt, Maple Corner Gift shop necklace gift from mom

T.J. Maxx top and shorts, Steve Madden flats

4. Our First Outing as 3
Last Saturday the three of us really needed to go have some fun as missing the other two. We headed over to the Evil Czech Brewery and the Lounger Movie Theater to see "War Dogs" and had a ball.

Most amazing concoction ever!! The owners Mother's own recipe. Used to get this on a plate in slice form but in a can is sooo much better. Not like a cake at all but more like a soft mouss-y cheesecake~delicious!!
The Carne Asada Chicken Tacos----joy!!

5. Pumpkin Everything
We have 2 Targets, a little one and a big one, the big one is further away but boy does it heed my call and I always get the best stuff there. Imagine my delight when I realized they had starting selling pumpkin goodness already. I remind you I do not like Pumpkin pie but am a little bit pumpkin obsessed with everything else so Please don't hate me cause I'm a pumpkin fan but I had to scoop all these up. Pumpkin Lovers wants reviews in numbers?
K. Here they are on a 5 pt scale
Pumpkin Spice Cheerios 3/5 (Disappointed)
Pumpkin Spice Special K 4/5
Chobani Pumpkin Yogurt 3/5
Noosa Pumpkin Yogurt 5/5 (Scrumptious)
Pumpkin Spice Coffee and Cafe Escapes 4/5
Happy Last Weekend of August Dolls!!

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