It’s my favorite time of the year! Fall is definitely a time to embrace this gorgeous weather. The fun goes along with it. Baking with all my favorite spices, bonfires, football, pumpkin spice lattes, and my favorite.. pumpkin decorating. Each year I buy multiple pumpkins and we sit around listening to music and drink our favorite fall drinks. Yes, mine most of the time is wine. How about you ladies?
Pumpkin decorating, and decorating up my home is such a fun time. I have multiple decorations that I have accumulated over the years, and I just add to it each year. Halloween is so much fun for me. I have three nieces who adore the holiday. It’s so much fun baking with them, and making them up cute little bags. I love baking for my friends and family too. I love getting cute little Halloween canisters and filling them up with pumpkin spice bread, and Halloween decorated cookies. This time of year brings so much fun into the day. We love watching horror movies together when we are all home, or heading to the pumpkin patch on the weekends. Carving pumpkins is a big one at our house. The creativity never ends.
I love the fact that Halloween and Fall decorating go hand in hand. You can add some great fall decor along with your skeletons and ghosts. My favorite is skulls. I have them everywhere. I’ve always loved adding skulls around the house in different colors, textures, and even on my pillows. What’s your favorite things about Halloween? The best part.. waiting to see everyone’s costumes each year. It’s pretty amazing what some of these young kids come up with. I hope you all enjoy your Friday!
There are so many amazing events that happen every year. Whether it is a new baby shower or a milestone birthday celebration, the invites are the most gorgeous part about getting the word out. I feel with life being so chaotic these days, so many people resort to the easy email invites. In my opinion, those are boring. Nothing feels better than getting a gorgeous invite in the mail. I absolutely love Basic Invite. They have over 180 different color options, which you will always be able to find your favorite color. It doesn’t matter what type of party you are throwing because Basic Invite has everything you are looking for. One of the great options that basic Invite has is an address capturing service that allows customers to share a link on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or any social media site of their liking. One of my favorite invites they offer is adult birthday party invitations. They are amazing. I love that they offer over 90 different color of envelopes for your special occasion. They have invites for other great events such as masquerade birthday party invitations
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I hope you are having a great day so far. Fall is right around the corner, and I can;t wait for all the beauty of the season. One of the things I love so much about fall is the smells. I love the smell of cinnamon tea, and hot apple pie, which is one of my fall favorites. I also love using my Young Living Essential Oils. They add the best smells to my home. I can’t even pick a favorite because there is something unique about each and every one of them. They all serve a purpose. I use lemon in the morning for my water, and I use lavender at night before I go to bed. I love using them on a daily basis.
The benefits are astounding. They are the best for stress relief. I find many of the yoga classes that I attend use essential oils for many purposes. They will place essential oils on cool towels, and many come around and place essential oils on our temples. They are great for healing and recovery, and alleviating headaches. I feel they overall enhance the immune system. I’ve been using them on a daily basis and I’ve seen less sickness. Who doesn’t love to smell amazing aromas. They can be used in a diffuser as well as rubbing a bit on the temples or wrists. Many people use them in place of perfumes and heavy oils. They can be added to your bath, and I even throw a few drops in my shower if I am feeling my sinuses are acting up. Essential oils are great for over all health and immunity. If you are new to trying or using essential oils, please find oils that are pure and worth every penny. Young Living oils are that and so much more.
You all know how much of a health nut I am, and I truly believe taking care of the inside is just as important as taking care of the outside. I watch daily what I put in my mouth, And try to eat organic as much as I can.
I try to share one of my favorite recipes with all of you each month. These recipes are healthy and super delicious. One of the reasons I love this recipe so much is because it’s not only delicious, but loaded up with tons of vitamins and antioxidants. This is a favorite around our home, and I hope you enjoy it as much as we do. This is a favorite of mine from Martha Stewart.
-4 medium tomatoes , halved
-1 shallot, halved lengthwise
-1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
-Himalayan salt and black pepper
-2 large eggplants , cut lengthwise into 1 inch planks
-1 pound fresh mozzarella
-1/4 cup thin sliced fresh basil leaves
Preheat grill to medium high. Brush cut sides of tomatoes and shallot with 1 tablespoon oil . Grill , cut side down , until charred in spots. 4-5 minutes. Flip and continue cooking until vegetables are slightly softened. 2-3 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board . When cool enough to handle , roughly chop and transfer to a bowl. Season with salt and pepper.
Brush both sides of eggplants with remaining 3 tablespoons of oil. Season with salt and pepper. Grill, turning once , until lightly charred in places and almost tender. 4-5 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate.
Top eggplant with mozzarella. Return to the grill and cook. Covered and until cheese melts. 1-2 minutes. Top evenly with tomato mixture , and sprinkle with basil , drizzle with oil, and serve with rustic bread.
I use all organic products, but you are more than happy to use whichever ingredients you choose.