Sweet tooth | Thanksgiving edition


With Thanksgiving just around the corner, my mind is already reeling over things to make and things to bring to Thanksgiving dinner.

Would it be any surprise to any of you if I said I have turned to Pinterest for a little help? No? I didn’t think so.

Since I am not the world’s greatest cook [the first step is admitting it], my mind is leaning toward baking some fall desserts. When I think Thanksgiving desserts, naturally, the first thing I think of is pie; pumpkin pie, apple pie, cherry pie, you name it. With that being said, I am thinking of stepping outside of the traditional Thanksgiving cookie cutter dessert and diving into something more non-traditional, but still very fall and still very good [hopefully].

Because Pinterest is really a world that seems larger than the one we live on, I had to stop myself somewhere, take a step back, and analyze everything I had found [which was a lot]. Attached are my top five potential dessert ideas that are festive, easy and look a heck of a lot of good.

What are some Thanksgiving desserts you just can’t live without? xoxo.

October recipes | Pinterest edition


I’ve been going pin-crazy on Pinterest with all things fall before the season even began. So, imagine me now that we are right in the midst of my favorite season of the year! Between home-decor inspo, costume ideas for Halloween, desserts, and other fall recipes, I have found enough to last me through every fall for the rest of my life!

Some of my favorite recipes that I am dying to try this fall, I have included below in this blog post to, both, share with you, and to motivate myself to actually make these within the next 31 days! I’ve taken my top 10 most desirable – here you go:

  1. Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars
  2. Maple Glazed Chicken with Sweet Potatoes
  3. Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies
  4. Autumn Roasted Veggies with Apples and Pecans
  5. Oktoberfest Sheet Pan Brats with Roasted Vegetables
  6. The World’s Best Baked Honeycrisp Apples
  7. No Bake Peanut Butter Pumpkins
  8. Smoked Sausage, Kale and Potato Soup
  9. Slow Cooker Pumpkin White Hot Chocolate
  10. Salted Caramel Apple Hand Pies

If you’re interested in seeing all of the other fun things I find, follow me on Pinterest, here.

What are some recipes you love making in the fall? xoxo.

I love fall most of all.


“And all at once, summer collapsed into fall.” – Oscar Wilde

Yesterday marked the first day of fall and, well, you sure could fool me considering we are experiencing some near-90 degree temperatures this weekend.

If you know me, you know it’s no surprise fall is my favorite season. I love the colors of the leaves changing, the smell of the air, the football, the overall coziness that comes with all that fall has to offer. It’s also no surprise that I’ve been going a little fall crazy lately between candles, scented plug ins, decorations, pillows, blankets, candy, you name it, I’ve got it.

So although it is technically fall, I am patiently waiting for my favorite season to begin in all its glory. I am longing for the day that I can start wearing my fall wardrobe and can stop sweating every time I try to walk to my car [slightly joking, slightly not]. I know once fall ends and winter makes its way into my life, I will be mocking myself for ever wishing this warm weather away, but I just need my fresh, crisp air.

So, with that being said, happy fall everyone! What are your favorite fall traditions? xoxo.



‘Tis the season for football.

This past weekend was spent in Akron visiting my brother and going to my first football game of the season. This was the first time seeing my brother since he moved in a month ago, and we surprised him by bringing along his girlfriend for her first visit of his new “home.”

Before the game, we tailgated, naturally bringing way too much food for our own good. Pulled pork, chili, fruits, veggies, dips, desserts, and beverages – enough for a small army. During the tailgate, we met the President of the university and got some free swag to boot.


The football team at the University of Akron, not so great. The stadium, beautiful. The band, wonderful. The fact they sold Papa John’s pizza? Made my boyfriend’s day.


Sunday brought about exploration of the city of Akron. Having the university plopped right in the middle of the city made this extremely accessible. We visited Lock 3, aka the spot Lebron James’ celebration party after the Cavs championship, as well as his high school! We were able to walk alongside the Erie Canal, making it a legitimate realization that Akron really isn’t that far from home!

Overall, the experience was great. [Although, we all sweated our little butts off, as it was 85 degrees – happy September!] Looking forward to family weekend in a few more weeks! xoxo.

Oatmeal, milk + honey.

Back in October, my boyfriend and I had taken a little weekend trip to Ellicottville, New York to celebrate our anniversary. Anyone who knows Ellicottville knows that it is the cutest little small town with some of the most gorgeous scenery. It’s typically a go-to for the winter, as they are a popular destination for the skiing and snowboarding communities, alike. I had never been in the fall before and was blown away by the beauty of nature around me. I mean, come on. Look at this view!


Anywho, the one day we took a walk around town, we wandered into one of the little boutique-y stores filled with antique goods, soaps, unique jewelry, and candles. Let me just put it out there now, we love candles. We are guilty of going crazy at Bath and Body Works’ $8 candle sale and have so many candles around the apartment that an outsider might think were a couple of pyromaniacs.

So, when we saw a wall of candles, we were in our own mini heaven. As we started exploring the different scents, the owner of the boutique gave us some background on how amazing these candles are! The brand is called Milkhouse Candle Company. They are a company originated in Iowa, who started making candles as a candle.jpghobby – they used canned jars purchased at local auctions! The candles are made from pure beeswax and natural soybeans that are grown right in Midwest America.The product itself is so cute – the smaller 5oz candles are canned in a cream jar, the 8oz candles are canned in a milk bottle, and the 16oz and 22oz candles are canned in a butter jar. The burn on these candles is soooo clean and the scents are to die for! We went with the 16oz Oatmeal, Milk & Honey and we love it. The entire apartment smells wonderful for days at a time!

I would highly recommend this brand of candles to anyone looking to make their entire house feel soothed and smell amazing. xoxo.