Fall Favs & Photo Friday

All right - I'm trying to start doing a Photo Friday every week to capture some sweet moments of the girls even when I don't have a lot of time to blog. But I haven't posted since last week so this is a combo post (photos of the girls are at the bottom if you have zero desire to actually entertain my rantings ;)). And yes, it's being posted on Friday evening... barely. I'm trying people... Trying... but blogging isn't quite on the top of my list these days. Cleaning poopy diapers and being a milk cow are somewhat semi-consuming. All that to say... I'm trying. :) And holy cow... time has FLOWN by! It's fall?!?!?!Β Glory hallelujah. But really, I'm slightly confused how I skipped August and September - but evidently it's mid October and I'm rolling with it because it feels amazing here in RDU.

The weather isn't the only thing that makes my heart happy about fall. Β Fall means that it's time to break out a few of my favorite things. (It's also pre-holiday season... which is my ABSOLUTE favorite!) But that's for another day, another blog post. SO without further adieu... here are a few of my fav fall things:

First - fall decor. Yes please. I took a trip to Home Goods not too long ago and picked up a few things to scatter around the home.

And of course, the happy everything plate has to change along with the seasons!

And how can it actually be fall without a trip to the fair??? No - we did not take our babies. I can't think of anything more traumatizing... Taking our colicky babies, who are still not even 3 weeks past their due date (but actually 12 weeks old), to a germ infested location full of crowds, crazies, and e-coli. No. Thank. You. My blood pressure would sky rocket and we don't need that. :) Mil & Pil came and watched the girls while we went on a double with some sassy friends from our small group from church. Oh the good times were rolling.

Also to kick off the fall taste buds, I tried my first attempt at homemade applesauce with apples from our local farmer's market. I would take a picture of it, but it's all gone... except for a bag in the freezer. Whoops. Obviously this Pinterest crockpot recipe was a HIT. I made a few adjustments, lemon juice instead of actual lemon peel... etc. But the basic concept was a perfect fit for us. I highly recommend it!

And speaking of the farmer's market - some of my family came in for a quick visit this week and we took at trip to the market!Β And my sweet nephews got to meet their twin cousins for the first time. So fun!! :)

Then last but not least... What's fall without Pumpkins & Mums??? Really there isn't much better.

Actually I'm wrong... Pumpkin and chocolate all in one cookie is brilliantly better. This recipe from Pinterest was a hit in our home!

And actually... I'm wrong again... Pumpkins on babies is definitely the bestest.

Don't even try to tell me I'm wrong about that one. :) Pumpkins + Babies = Amazing. Happy Fall everyone!

Much love,

Posted on October 19, 2012 and filed under Food, Recipes.