Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Autumn Leaves (Miss Fortune UK)

Anyone else really off-kilter when it comes to the calendar? I am aware that it's the second week of November but I'm speaking about December events as if it's right around the corner. It may be because we had our annual Friendsgiving this past weekend and it made it feel as though Thanksgiving was already on our heels, but the last few months have been equally as all over the place in my head.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Sea Salt Caramel Truffle Blondies

I hope you're still enjoying fall treats because I've got more coming! These blondies aren't fall-themed in flavor, necessarily, but throw some spoopy eye candies into the mix and - BOOM! - you've got a Halloween dessert with minimal effort!

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

A Letter to My Lost Baby (Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month)

There is something very different I want to share today and it doesn't involve delicious cookies or a new outfit. It isn't an easy story to share but it is important to share it. My little peanuts, I want to talk about Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month and help open up a very needed discussion for women everywhere. Did you know that 1 in 4 women will lose a baby during pregnancy, delivery, or infancy? Well, I am the 1 in 4.

I debated for weeks about whether or not I'd share my story on the blog at all and make it public but I recently joined a support group to navigate through this experience and we had a conversation about giving our losses a purpose and breaking down barriers around miscarriages in honor of the babies we lost. We talked about how we have all involuntarily become warriors for pregnancy and infant loss and how it has sort of become our mission to talk about our lost babies and hopefully bring this insanely common nightmare to the surface and show others that it is OKAY to talk about it. It is OKAY to feel things about it. It is OKAY to share your experiences. It is NOT something we have to hide. Because miscarriages (and infant loss) are way more common than you think and yet no one knows it because we are all made to feel as though we shouldn't talk about it. So when I saw that October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, I decided to share after all.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Something Witchy This Way Comes... (Lindy Bop)

I've been meaning to expand my fall/Halloween wardrobe ever since we moved in June and I realized how nice my Christmas/winter collection had become and how wimpy my spooky attire was. Sure, Christmas and winter is my favorite time of year, but I also love Halloween time and love everything spoopy!

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Pumpkin Donuts with Chocolate Espresso Ganache

Now that I started rocking some spoopy outfits, I am in full fall mode. If I am being honest, though, I was in fall mode weeks and weeks ago. What can I say? It makes me happy to wake up on chilly mornings and see the leaves starting to change.

I was starting to give into my pumpkin cravings when I was invited to join the Tollhouse Tribe. Perfect timing! I was itching to make some pumpkin donuts! Everyone recognizes Nestle Tollhouse - their chocolate chips are THE morsel for all things scrumptious. I'm willing to bet that when you whip up a batch of cookies, you turn to Nestle morsels.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Spooky Kitty (Andrea Makes Things)

It's September 18th - too soon for spooky attire? You know what? Don't answer that. Rhetorical question. It's NEVER too soon for spooky attire!

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Creamsicle (Hearts & Found)

Holy crap, it's September! Where did the summer go? Wow, that was a fast one! I figured this is the perfect time to share the second Hearts & Found dress I ordered for my birthday earlier this summer as it totally gives off some school teacher vibes with the gingham and pussy bow collar and we all know the kiddos (and their teachers) are back to school now!