slow cooker applesauce and a lovely fall day

Today we made some homemade slow cooker apple sauce and we felt all sorts of Fall. My mama had made this before and I couldn’t believe how easy it was. If you ever have lots of apples to use up, etc, this is SO simple and SO good. Also sugar free!

All I did was cut up maybe ten apples or so. I peeled them but you could even leave the skin on if you want this to be even more quick. Dice apples into big chunks, throw in half a cup of water, and sprinkle top with cinnamon and nutmeg. Turn cooker on high and let those babies soften up for a couple hours!

Once soft, grab a whisk and stir it up to a consistency that you enjoy. I like mine a little more chunky so I don’t do a whole lot of stirring. If you are a smooth apple sauce kinda gal, you could even throw this all into a blender.

And that is literally it! Enjoy it warm right away, throw it in the fridge and save it for later, put some ice cream or whipped cream on top to satisfy that late night sweet tooth if you know what I’m sayin’.

Happy Fall!

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quick fresh air

After several weeks of non-stop working on our new home, we are (hopefully) officially moving in this Sunday- fingers crossed! There is still so much to be done but we’re at a place that it is ready for us to be there and finish the other work day by day. Luca has been a trooper, but I think we are all ready to try and start to get back into some sort of routine (whatever that is going to look like with a half finished house). But here is to Fall and all the coziness it brings. Praying time will freeze a little bit for us to enjoy the little things while everything else is going especially fast.

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Processed with VSCO with a9 presetLoving this diaper bag that we got from ‘‘One Duo’‘ in Khaki Green.

11.06.16

I got a cold a few days ago. Tried my best to keep as sanitized as possible so Luca boy wouldn’t catch it. But unfortunately baby bear caught his first ever bug. Amazed at how joyful he still always seems to be. Not only does he have a cold, but has some major teeth coming in. So for the next few days you can sure bet he is getting all the extra cuddles and hugs and kisses and love until the whole family is back up on our feet.

Luca is turning 9 months this week! It doesn’t even seem real. Life is so interesting. But it got me thinking of how quickly is first birthday is going to sneak up on me! Time to start brainstorming! I want to throw him such a fun filled little birthday party. I’ve been realizing that parenting is so much of wanting your children to “experience.” To learn, to see new things, to feel new feels, to hear beautiful new sounds, to learn new emotions, to explore all that this world has to offer. I want his first birthday to be a day for him that he just gets to “experience.” Gosh, I love birthday. They are so special. A day to celebrate the amazing human being that you are, to honor all you have come to be, and to remember how much you mean to so many of those around you. Let the brainstorming commence for this mama bear.

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9.19.16

I’ve been trying to hold of as long as I possibly could to start putting up some fall decor, but today I finally caved in. Fall is my JAM, so I’m feeling excited to get the house looking a little festive! The three EASIEST fall decorating tips to just get you started and what I started out with today?

  • Buy ALL of the pumpkins. Put then Inside. Outside. On shelves. On the counter. Anywhere! Get a variety- Different colors, shapes, sizes. They will look cute anywhere. Even those “ugly” pumpkins can look cute!
  • One of the literal easiest things to do to make the outside of your house look a tad more inviting and festive is to throw a wreath on the door. Make one out of dried goodies, buy one at Michaels or probably literally any other store in the world at this time of year, and slab it on your door and you’re good to go.
  • Get all of the mums. Same as those cute little pumpkins- put them inside or outside. Apparently having them inside also helps cleanse the air in your home from pollutants!

Almost everything in my home is used and from thrift stores. I love the thought of items being used over and over by families before me. There is a story to them. I may never know their story, but I love looking at items in my home and knowing that they have had a history. With that being said, Most thrift stores will often have a “seasonal section.” Always check these out before you head to to other stores if you’re on the hunt for some new fall decor!

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