Monday, September 28, 2015

18 Recipes to try this Autumn

Sweet Turtle Soup: 18 Recipes to try this Autumn
Are you looking for some delicious Autumn recipes? Look no further because I've gathered up all of our absolute favorites for you to try! Treats, soups, breakfasts, meals, and snacks. As it gets closer and closer to October (and this year's Countdown to Halloween!) I've been jotting down recipes that we need to make this season. I always love trying new things, but some recipes are too good not to make again. And, almost all of these are on my list for this year - I am impatiently waiting to pop some pumpkin spice chocolate chip cookies in the oven, oh my word. Make them! You won't regret it.

pumpkin pie oatmeal

pumpkin cream cheese truffles

apple crumb muffins

apple pie pancakes

potato ham chowder

pumpkin cupcakes

baked pumpkin cream cheese french toast

pumpkin cinnamon rolls

apple cider glazed pork chops

apple cider floats

pumpkin waffles

pumpkin pie spice white chocolate popcorn

pumpkin spice chocolate chip cookies

apple pie bread

pumpkin pie pudding

pumpkin spice pancakes

apple cinnamon pancakes

cheddar cauliflower squash soup

Hungry yet? I think it is going to be one tasty Autumn!

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Sweet Sunday

 September 20th - 26th
All of our simple and sweet moments from the past week.

Sweet Turtle Soup: Sweet Sunday
An apple a day...

Sweet Turtle Soup: Sweet Sunday
Hanging with her buddy.

Have a sweet Sunday!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Teaching Together Blog Hop - link up announcement!

Good morning, guys! Starting next month Whitney, Beth, Courtney, Amanda, and myself are hosting a new monthly link up. It's called the Teaching Together Blog Hop, and we are hoping it will be a place for everybody to share all those learning activities we've done with our children. Aria and I would have a much more boring craft life if it weren't for the many mothers that have shared ideas with us (usually via pinterest). So we are excited to keep the sharing going.

Learning for us is definitely with a heavy emphasis on play and crafts. There are also legit homeschoolers and teachers hosting this link up, so I think we will end up with a wide range of educational activities each month. Something for everybody. We'd love for you to share whatever teaching moments you've been up to lately, or even something you've already posted about in the past. The more ideas the better!

The blog hop will be on the first Thursday of each month. That would be October 1st, November 5th, and December 3rd so you can mark your calendars for the rest of the year. We will be continuing the link up into the new year as well.

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I'm excited to see what everybody comes up with this October 1st!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Happy Autumn

first day of autumn and fall photo shoot
It's finally here! Happy first day of Autumn everybody!

>>> 2014
>>> 2013

Monday, September 21, 2015

This Year's Countdown to Halloween Link Up Party Announced!

I am very excited to announce this year's Countdown to Halloween - 31 Days of Fall Fun link up party! I look forward to it all year long. Aria, Chris, and I have so much fun filling our Octobers with as many festive things as I can come up with. Nothing is more fun for me than making holidays magical.

So, like the last two years I will be counting down to Halloween every day in October and recapping the fun each Monday from October 5th to November 2nd. And, I'm inviting you to do the same!

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Write a post on anything you've done to make October a little (or a lot) festive for you and/or your family. It doesn't matter if you do something every day or just one day. It can be anything fall or Halloween related - making pumpkin french toast, picking Halloween costumes, decorating, visiting the pumpkin patch, etc. Then grab a button and link up on Oct. 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th and/or Nov. 2nd.

And, the most important part - have fun! You don't need to be a supermom to pull off a countdown, just a little creative (or do a quick perusal of pinterest). Things don't have to be complicated, time-consuming, or pricy to be fun.

Check out all my Countdown to Halloween recaps from the past two years for all sorts of ideas:
2013 >>> Recap #1, Recap #2, Recap #3, Recap #4, Recap #5, and Halloween Day.
2014 >>> Recap #1, Recap #2, Recap #3, Recap #4, Recap #5.

Back again this year are some holiday loving friends to help me host too - Amanda from Tickled Pink, Liz from Chasin' Mason, Kelly from Happily Ever Mock, and Nina from The Joni Journey.
31 Days of Fall Fun
It is almost as enjoyable for me to read what everybody else has been up to in October as it is to do all the festive things myself. So, I hope to see everybody join us this year in counting down to Halloween starting Monday, October 5th! Mark your calendars and start brainstorming ideas, I'm sure you already have a few things on your Halloween to do list to begin with.

Don't forget you can also join in on the fun on instagram with #cdtohalloween15!