DIYs, Holidays, Squishy, The Mommyhood, Uncategorized

Fall Bucket List

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So, I’m really excited for fall. Like I can’t even describe it. Fall always brings back great childhood memories for me like trick-or-treating, Thanksgiving dinners, football games, Black Friday shopping, going to the state fair, and pumpkin patches. Since Squish is finally old enough to realize what’s going on and enjoy going to do stuff, I really want to make the most out of the next few months!

I’ve come up with this great list (because, ya know, I love lists) of all the fun things I want us to do! A lot of these are kid centered activities, but some of them are great DIY opportunities, too!

FALL 2017 BUCKET LIST

  • go to a pumpkin patch
  • pick apples at an orchard
  • go to the Texas State Fair
  • make apple crisp
  • trick-or-treating
  • play in a leaf pile
  • go on a hayride
  • carve pumpkins
  • fall finger-painting
  • go to a football game
  • eat caramel apples
  • make pie
  • go to a corn maze
  • do a fall photo shoot
  • roast marshmallows for s’mores
  • go to a farmer’s market
  • DIY a fall wreath
  • go to the zoo
  • fall leaf craft
  • toast pumpkin seeds
  • go to a haunted house

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What’s your favorite fall activity? Anything you’ve always wanted to do, but never had the chance? Drop me a comment, I’d love to hear from you!God bless and I hope you had a fantastic Monday!

Squishy, The Mommyhood

Squishy is SIX MONTHS OLD!

Today was a big day for my little monster! Not only is he SIX months old (NOOO 😭), he had his six month check up, too! 


He now weighs 15 lbs and 5 oz and is 27 inches long! He had to get four shots today, and it broke my heart. It hasn’t gotten to me before, but today made me cry! 


Some of Squish’s new skills are:

  • rolls both ways
  • blows rasberries
  • grabs things without missing
  • sits unassisted for a few seconds
  • responds to his name
  • laughs at Mommy and Daddy
  • trying solid foods
  • plays with his feet


We’re also loving his new Halloween outfit and bib from Carter’s! Fall/winter is my favorite time of year because there are so many fun things to do! This weekend we’ll be going to the pumpkin patch, and I’m so excited! 


Another big thing today, we’ve made it SIX months exclusively breastfeeding! This was my first goal for our breastfeeding journey, and I couldn’t be happier that we reached it. Our next goal is a year, and I don’t think we’ll have a problem reaching it!! 

Recipes

S’more Cupcakes

When I think of fall I think of cold weather, leaves changing, flannel shirts, and my absolute favorite thing: S’MORES!

I’ve been on a cupcake kick lately, and when I saw this recipe for s’more cupcakes I just couldn’t help myself.


They turned out AHMAZEBALLS!!

A deep, rich, tender chocolate cupcake on top of a buttery graham cracker crust, topped with fluffy marshmallow buttercream, chocolate sauce, graham cracker crumbs, and toasted marshmallows. Ughhhhh, SO FREAKING GOOD!!!

I tweaked the recipe a little bit by adding chocolate chips to the batter, and used an easier marshmallow buttercream. Now this icing will NOT toast like the ones in the pictures from the recipe.

The first time I made them, I just topped them with graham cracker crumbs and toasted marshmallows. The second time I added chocolate sauce. Y’all. OMG. A perfect finish.

I wish I would have taken pictures of the process, but it I was just way too excited.

I used a torch to toast the marshmallows, but you can also put them on a sheet pan in the over on broil for a few seconds. Be careful, it doesn’t take long!

Let me know if you try these and how they turn out! I’d love to see!