Friday, October 25, 2013

Food For Friday: Fall Chex Mix

When it comes to food, especially food I find on Pinterest, I'm usually better at what I find to bake, than the things I find to cook.  Yes, there's a big difference. haha. When I bake things,  there's a much higher percentage that it will actually turn out right!

As soon as I saw this recipe on Pinterest, I knew I was going to try it!  Now, the recipe really calls it Halloween Chex Mix, but I changed the recipe just a little bit, and it turned out looking more "Fall" than "Halloween." haha.  You'll see!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

This Week I Love...

I wanted to start something new, kind of like a little "series," where I just share things I'm currently loving.  It can be anything from food, TV shows, the weather, etc.....after reading this, you'll see how random the lists can be! I think I'll title them, "This Week I Love...," which is pretty self explanatory, haha.  So, here's the first one!

1. The fall weather--While I do miss the warmer weather, I'm glad to be able to wear scarves again! I love scarves!

2. Target Cartwheel App--If you haven't tried this, you definitely need to! Especially if you're like me and make several trips to Target in a week! ;)  I had seen several deals on the app for 20% of cardigans, long sleeved shirts, etc., but Mom told me that Target already had all of their cardigans marked down AND you can use to extra 20% off! So, I went last night to grab a new cardigan! You can only use one of each deal during a single transaction, but you can use the deal up to six

Friday, October 18, 2013

Favorite Halloween Movies

If you read my blog last year, then you already know just about all of my favorite Christmas movies.  If you missed it, you can find them all starting here!

Since tomorrow is the beginning of ABCFamily's 13 Nights of Halloween, I thought I should definitely compile a list of my favorite Halloween movies. And, okay, a couple of them are TV shows, not movies, but I included them in my favorite Christmas movies, so it's okay to include them now, too. haha.  My list ranges from good series movies, such as the Halloweentown movies, to Hocus Pocus-a classic!, and The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown.

So, in no particular order, here they are!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

It's Beginning to Look a lot Like Fall!

I've had so much fun decorating for Fall this year! I've just been so very excited for all of the holidays coming up!!

Our excitement and love for Fall is shown all throughout our house, as we've bought some pretty great decorations!

I could try to come up with a mumble-jumble of words to fill in this space, but I'd rather just show you pictures!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Our Wedding: Candy Bar

If you asked every guest to our wedding if they received their favor, my guess would be that at least 75% of our guests DID NOT. The only reason I'm making this assumption is because of the huge amount of candy we're STILL eating from the wedding!!

We had a candy bar set up, displayed with a variety of candies --yes, all within our color scheme, with the exception of the yellow Starbursts..haha-- for our guests to fill up a treat bag to take home.  However, I'm guessing not many people walked over to that area of the room, or didn't stop by to take a look, because like I said, we have so much candy leftover!!

Mom and I searched for various size jars and glasses to display the candy on the table.  We also bought plastic bags and silver twist ties for guests to fill and take with them at the end of the night.  And, because we like deals so much, we found tons of sheets of letter stickers at Dollar Tree, marked down to 25 cents a sheet, so we bought ALL of the Ns, because we figured we'd probably find a use for them for wedding

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

State Fair of Virginia

Last Sunday, we went to the State Fair and I was SO excited we were able to go, because we all hadn't been in several years! I love everything about the fair, and this year was no exception!

The only complaint I would have, would be the high-80 degree weather on the last day of the fair. my book, it's supposed to be "hoodie weather" when the fair is here! haha.  Okay, now that the complain is out of the way, time for the fun stuff!

We walked around looking at the animals, went inside the agriculture buildings looking at all the prize vegetables, pies, jams, etc., and all of the different crafts! I love looking at all the crafty things in there.  We went inside mine and Abby's favorite building with all of the booths set up..because we can usually find some cute stuff in there to buy! Unfortunately, no such luck this year, but she did get some of the candied almonds and shared with me :)  We watched a little roping,

Monday, October 14, 2013

Longwood University's Oktoberfest

I'm so glad that even though I've graduated, I've still been able to go to Oktoberfest each year!  It's always so fun watching the parade, the Spirit Leaders and Klowns performances, and walking through all the booths! What was really weird this year, was that I saw so few familiar faces working the booths--I guess that's what happens when you've been gone almost two years.

This year's Oktoberfest was 90s themed! How awesome! It was so fun to see all the fun ways the booths were decorated {you'll see pictures of them below!} and the song choices played throughout were awesome!

I snagged this picture to the right from the Longwood University Mortar Board page, because I definitely wanted to share the fun Spirit Day themes.....and can we talk about how awesome the logo is???

You may remember my post from last year about Oktoberfest, when Abby was a Spirit Leader!  Unfortunately, I neglected to post all my pictures from Oktoberfest during my senior year, when Matt was a Klown, and I was on Mortar Board contributing to the planning and working of Oktoberfest :(

Hope you enjoy my pictures of this extremely HOT Oktoberfest!! {What was with all the 90 degrees last week/weekend and then all the cloudiness/rain this past week?? Definitely some crazy Virginia weather we've been seeing...}

Friday, October 11, 2013

Friday Randomness

To say that I'm SO glad it's Friday and I'm ready for the weekend would be a huge understatement!  This week has gone by SO. SLOW. Tuesday through Thursday, I woke up thinking it was Friday, and Thursday night, I went to bed thinking I'd wake up and it would be Saturday! Talk about a disappointment! haha.

This week has also been crazy hectic.  Which is why you've only seen one blog post this week before today's.  I had plans for different posts each day, but I've just been drained each day that I haven't been able to or felt like it some nights.

I do have lots of new pictures to share, and I'm hoping you'll see a lot of those next week!

For now, here's just a bulleted list of things we've been up to lately and random thoughts:
  • Last Saturday, we took a trip to Longwood for Oktoberfest!  We

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Matt's Record Player

About a month ago, Matt bought a new "toy" for his Man Cave.  He's been talking about getting a record player for so long, and even I'll admit that I'm excited about it now.  We've both had fun going through the record sections at various Goodwills to see what we can find. 

So far, there's a WIDE range of records in the collection, but my favorites include Elvis, various Christmas albums, The Beach Boys, and even a story recording of Peter Pan! haha. 

Since we've both enjoyed the records we have so far, I can't wait to see what others we come across in the future.

Enjoy these few pictures of Matt checking out his record player for the first time!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

This One's For the Girls

Today, like most days, I couldn't decide what I wanted to blog about.

I have many "go-to" posts on my blogging calendar, with things that I want to post about, but will just do it when I feel like it, haha.

I was almost going to skip posting today {which seems to happen often these days...}, but then this morning at work, I received an email from a co-worker that was sent out to more of our co-workers, as well.  It was too good not to share! After Ms. Brown and I read it {I work with her in the front office!}, I said to her that it was just one of those emails that makes you feel good!

So, I'm passing it along to all of you and hope it will make you feel good, too!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The Beach Boys

When I first found out The Beach Boys were going to be here in Richmond, I knew I had to go!

Matt recently bought a Beach Boys album that we've listened to several times, so I was already in the mood to go!

Last Wednesday, Mom and I each left work, changed real quick and were back out the door to head out to Innsbrook!  We got some dinner, and went to find a place to put our chairs!  Without saying what food we had in particular, the food we bought for dinner was just unbearable.  I will say that it was supposed to have some "kick" to it, but it just tasted all wrong, and we each threw away over half our plates! But, we did make up for it later by buying funnel cakes! :)

If you follow me on Instagram, that you've probably already seen these videos.  I knew I was probably annoying everyone by posting them, but I really wanted to have videos saved from the concert {and the regular video camera on my phone is always questionable..}.