And I Quote:

There is no love sincerer// shutterbean

One Touch of Nature // shutterbean

Plants cry their gratitude // shutterbean

A setting sun // shutterbean Never be afraid // shutterbean

My Everyday Life: Week 46

Here’s what this past week looked like:

My baby.

My Everyday Life: Week 46

Ginkgo trees are my favorite.

My Everyday Life: Week 46

Afternoon light.

My Everyday Life: Week 46

Snack time.

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Pouty.

My Everyday Life: Week 46

I love lists, Friday!

I LOVE LISTS FRIDAY!

  1. It’s important to make time for rest & solitude. 
  2. Things you can organize by color!
  3. I secretly wish I could live in this tiny apartment.
  4. Oscar Wilde was witty!
  5. Facts about Starbucks.
  6. My brain likes looking at this.
  7. This also pleases me greatly.
  8. I’m gonna hafta make this for the holidays.
  9. I love Louis CK.
  10. Any recipe that has the word DRUNKEN is alright with me.
  11. Did you know I’ve never made a Shepherd’s Pie? Time to change that.
  12. What stores should really be called…this is hilarious.
  13. The transformation is incredible.
  14. I love Heidi’s thoughts on Maintaining a Long Term Blog
  15. What a beautiful DIY project for a wedding!
  16. I’d love to make a necklace like this one.
  17. This backsplash situation is gorgeous.
  18. Our Mommy Problem. Oh this is it.
  19. I’ve seen a few of these movies.
  20. I’m totally an INFJ.

 

Chocolate Dipped Clementines

Chocolate Dipped Clementines // shutterbean

Sometimes you just need to put chocolate chips in a bowl….melt them in the microwave… and dip clementines in the melty chocolatey goodness and call it a day. You know what I’m saying??!!

Maple Bourbon Pumpkin Butter


Maple Bourbon Pumpkin Butter // shutterbean

I’ve made quite a few recipes that involve pumpkin butter and I almost always get a comment asking if I’ve made my own. The answer is NO, but now it is YES. Yes, I’ve made my own pumpkin butter and it’s REALLY REALLY EASY. Of course I added bourbon to my pumpkin butter, because that’s how I operate.

Maple Bourbon Pumpkin Butter // shutterbean

It’s November which means we’re all kind of expected to GO GO GO. I’m a fan of making life easy for myself. Shortcuts are always welcome and recipes that don’t take a ton of effort are my wheelhouse. I just typed wheelhouse. Sorry about that.

Maple Bourbon Pumpkin Butter // shutterbean

If you’re thinking about giving the gift of treats this year, you should really add this Maple Bourbon Pumpkin Butter to your lineup. It’s kind of an unexpected gift because somehow pumpkin gets lost under the fold of COOKIE NATION. People love a little something special they can add to their regular meal rotation.   You could pair a small jar with a bigger jar of homemade granola as a hostess gift.  I’d write a little card that says Just Add Yogurt!  Or maybe if you’re feeling adventurous, you’ll make your own?  I’m pretty sure the lucky recipient of this pumpkin butter will appreciate the smooth texture (thanks to a whirl in the Vitamix!) and cinnamon-y bourbon notes. I bet it would make an even better addition to a milkshake…

Pumpkin Spice Overnight Oats

Pumpkin Spice Overnight Oats // shutterbean

My dear friend Andrea told me how life changing overnight oats were for her.  I had no idea what she was talking about cuz I’d never made them before. But now I have…and I’m happy to report that….

Pumpkin Spice Overnight Oats // shutterbean

They are indeed life changing. Like…I like them better than regular hot oatmeal. With an overnight stay in the fridge, rolled oats puff up and get a little chewy. They’ve got great texture and they’re not mushy like regular oatmeal.  It’s like a super easy version of muesli. You mix your ingredients together the night before and you wake up to breakfast already made for you. It’s as convenient as an automated coffee machine. You just have to remember to do it!

Pumpkin Spice Overnight Oats // shutterbean

In this version, I mix homemade pumpkin butter (I’ll have a recipe for you tomorrow!) with almond milk and some spices to make a pumpkin infused oatmeal. I topped mine with extra pumpkin butter, cinnamon toasted walnuts and some bananas for a little sweetness.

I’m obsessed, Andrea is obsessed and now you’re on your way to becoming obsessed too.

And I Quote:

Originality is the by-product // shutterbean

You have to expect things // shutterbean

If you surrender // shutterbean

Obstacles are those frightful things // shutterbean

The difference between ordinary // shutterbean

My Everyday Life: Week 45

Here’s what this past week looked like:

Guess who I got to spend the day with this week??!!

My Everyday Life: Week 45

Maj time.

My Everyday Life: Week 45

A trip to March.  I want everything in that store.

My Everyday Life: Week 45